It was great to see so many at the Lancing reunion in Melbourne on 14 January. OLs had travelled considerable distances to attend the event, a number from Sydney and some even further afield. Alex Kelsey, Sanderson’s 1988-1993 helped to organise the occasion and found an excellent venue for us at a restaurant on the banks of the Yarra river. We were also extremely grateful to Andrew Johnston, Sanderson’s 1968-1973 for his generosity in sponsoring a champagne reception and open bar for the event.
It was encouraging to see that there doesn’t appear to be any shortage of OLs, even 10,000 miles away from the College, we still had six decades represented at the lunch. John Clarkson, Gibbs’ 1943-1948 was our most senior OL present, he left Lancing seventy years ago in 1948 when the College was celebrating its centenary.
After the lunch Alex had suggested that we adjourn to the one day cricket international at the MCG where we were treated to an England victory, a very satisfying experience! It was a memorable day, highlighted by the animated conversation and genuine affection for Lancing around the table.