Farlington School Alumnae
Alumnae Picnic Postponed
Unfortunately, Joy Baggs has been called to a family emergency in the North East of England and will not be able to attend the Alumnae Picnic tomorrow. We know that many of you were really looking forward to seeing her - and she is equally upset to be missing the opportunity to be with you all and catch up on your news.
Joy has worked so hard to build up contacts with former pupils and staff, and make arrangements for the picnic that we feel it is only right to postpone the picnic/reunion to a later date when she will be able to attend. The new date is Saturday 19th November – please put it in your diary! This coincides with the Farlington Christmas Fair and we look forward to welcoming you for mince pies and mulled wine! Further details to follow.
The main function of the Farlington Foundation is to provide a forum for ex-pupils and staff to keep in contact with each other. The Foundation aims to run at least one function during the school year at Farlington to bring alumnae together in a social context where they can exchange personal news and re-kindle relationships.
There are some exciting events planned in 2015 for the Farlington alumnae. The first of these was a London based event, the second held at the School and was a great success. It was wonderful to welcome old girls back to school to reacquaint themselves with our campus, catch up with friends and of course sample some delicious Farlington cakes!
We are very keen to provide every means possible for ‘Old Farlingtonians’ to communicate with each other and, of course, with us. To that end we have set up a Farlington Facebook group called Farlington School Alumnae which currently stands at over 1000 members. It will provide a forum for all ‘Old Farlingtonians’, whatever their age or location, to exchange their news and keep in touch with one another, and, of course, for the School to keep everyone updated about events happening both in and out of Farlington.
Farlington School Alumnae will be a ‘Closed Group’ administered by the School. This means that it will be easy to find online for those searching for it, however, all of its members will be approved by the School Administrator, and posts within the group will only be visible to other group members.
To join the group, please copy and paste the link below into your browser:
This will take you to the Farlington School Alumnae where you can ask to join the group by clicking on the "Join Group" button.
Alternatively you can also contact the Association by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 tours around parts of the school, including the Boarding House for those who were interested were conducted.
Rita Monk, who was retiring from her role as Association Secretary, was thanked for all her work and presented with flowers.
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