Anselm's welcomed back over 200 OAs and their families on Sunday afternoon to
celebrate Hugh Price's 40 years here. A happier crowd in all of
Derbyshire would have been harder to find. Following a delicious lunch
lovingly prepared by Julie and her first-rate team, John Boddy, OA 1953 and
School Governor, gave a marvellous tribute to Mr Price before Richard
Hargreaves (OA 1976) and current pupil Freddie M presented a copy of the S.
Anselm's 125 Book signed by all present. Mr Price responded with a
memorable thank you to everyone for being there and shared a few memories of
his remarkable tenure.
There were a few tears shed by members of the
assembled guests. Then the athletic part of the day (following the
tremendous effort of the cyclists) began with the Strollers playing a team of
OAs (Leavers from 1965 to 2013!), magnificently organised by Steve Drury.
And the current Year 7 and 8 boarders played the 2013 Leavers - a match I
think Mrs Brailich might say had several amazing moments but also provided a
great deal of entertainment.
Thank you to Julie Greatrex, Steve Drury,
Donna Brailich, John Boddy, Alison Whawell, Jo Litchfield for her photographs, Sara Taylor and
Freddie M for making it such a memorable afternoon.