Farlington School Alumni
The main function of the Farlington Association is to provide a forum for ex-pupils and staff to keep in contact with each other. The Association aims to run at least one function during the school year at Farlington to bring alumni together in a social context where they can exchange personal news and re-kindle relationships. Alumni can also join a dedicated website in order to keep up to date with the School and each other. The contact for the Association is email@example.com
For the Old Girls' Reunion held on 11th June we were once again granted a lovely sunny day. Fifty-four ex-pupils, accompanied by 12 young children, several husbands, and a number of present and past staff, attended a buffet lunch in the New Courtyard Hall. The ex-pupils ranged from those here in the thirties to leavers from last year which provided an interesting mix.
One of the highlights was the presentation of Miss Isabel Moberly's silver teapot to the School Archive. It had originally been presented as a gift in 1923 to mark the Moberly family's 25th anniversary. This is a handsome teapot together with a matching milk jug, both bearing a distinctive Art Nouveau design and engraved on the teapot - "With the love and gratitude of Old Farlingtonians from all over the world 1898-1923' and on the milk jug 'Vive ut Vivas' . The items have been donated to the school by Mrs Wendy Newell, née Moberly, who is the great-niece of Isabel, Charlotte and Alice. Wendy had attended the school during the thirties and it was wonderful to see her and her friend Jean White, née Buckley, and Jean's daughter, Sheila Wright, née Ashby, at this Reunion. We are very grateful to Wendy for her generous gift.
The buffet, provided by Harrison Catering, was delicious as usual. Afterwards the then Headmistress, Mrs Jonnie Goyer, kindly conducted tours around parts of the school, including the Boarding House for those interested.
Rita Monk, who was retiring from her role as Association Secretary, was thanked for all her work and presented with flowers.