We were delighted to welcome over 140 guests (OLs, staff, current parents and pupils) to the 170th Anniversary Celebration of Second’s House on 13 October. Second’s House, in the north wing of the Lower Quad, is one of the oldest Lancing buildings. It developed westwards from its junction with the (much later) Dining Hall. The old Second Master’s family house is incorporated into this building at its east end, where the Matron now lives. The Revd A C Wilson was the first Housemaster, he had already been Second Master in the old Shoreham days and was a very charismatic figure.
Amongst the guests we were especially pleased to welcome back a number of former Housemasters and their family including, Alan and Cheril Evans-Jones, Richard and Anne Tanner, Vanessa and Sam Bentley and Judith and Dominic Parsons. Current Housemaster David Harvey, welcomed everyone in the Second’s House Common Room, before the guests made their way to the Dining Hall for Dinner.
Special thanks to the Second’s House Blues Band who provided a fantastic musical interlude which made the evening a uniquely memorable one for all involved. Many thanks also to the OL Club for helping the College to support the event and make it such a special occasion.