The 'Venerables' Lunch

On behalf of Ian Kay (1941 M), we would like to invite any Sutton Valence leavers from the 1940s or 1950s to lunch at 12.30pm on Tuesday 3rd March at the Royal Air Force Club in Piccadilly. The 'Venerables' Lunch has been a very successful reunion, hosted for nearly three decades, initially for leavers from the 1940s, but now expanded to include those who left the School in the 1950s. 



Last year, due to the closure of the event's previous venue, the decision was taken to relocate to the RAF Club, which proved popular. Unfortunately, last year's event was slightly overshadowed by the absence of Ian, who was taken ill prior to the event starting. He was disappointed to have missed the opportunity to catch up with those of you who attended that event and would welcome the chance to make up for it this year.

The event will cost the same as last year, £43.00 per head for a three-course meal. We are delighted to say that there will be various after-lunch offerings, including a presentation from David Pickard (SVS Foundation Honorary Archivist) on the links between SVS and London. The Headmaster, Bruce Grindlay, is also planning to attend and will talk about the School and the forthcoming 450th anniversary.

If you would like to attend, we would request that you please book using the registration link below, or simply let us know by emailing the Development Office before Friday 21st February. 



At present, we have the following confirmed attendees:

1940s and 1950s Leavers

Ian Kay (1941 M)
The Reverend Kenneth Bell (1948 W)
Colonel Michael Marchant OBE (1949 M)
David Dodd (1951 M)
Paul Anderson OBE (1952 W)
Roger Batten MBE (1953 W)
Michael Bartlett (1954 W)
Richard Hunt (1954 L)
John Lynch (1954 W)
Jeremy Wall (1954 M)
Mark Grundy (1955 W)
Michael Hollingsworth MBE (1955 M)
Neville Harrison (1956 L)
Robin Hollingsworth (1957 M)
Air Commodore Richard Peacock-Edwards CBE, AFC (1957 F)
Henry Macdonald (1958 W)
Michael Crutch (1959 W)
The Reverend Canon Philip Norwood (1959 F)
Timothy Shaw (1959 F)

SVS Foundation Representatives

Bruce Grindlay - Headmaster
Douglas Horner DL (1962 M) - SVS Foundation President
Rupert Humphrey (1978 L) - Old Suttonians' Association Dinner Secretary
David Pickard (Staff 1977-2001, 2008-2015) - SVS Foundation Archivist and Keeper of Records
Will Radford - Alumni Relations and Development Manager





Ticket Booking

Will Radford - Alumni Relations and Development Manager - Contact Email

Event Organisers

Ian Kay (1941 M) - Host
Rupert Humphrey (1978 L) - OSA Dinner Secretary - Contact Email
Air Commodore Richard Peacock-Edwards CBE, AFC (1957 F) - Event Venue Sponsor


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