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Old Owens Thai Food 17th-21st September 2020

Old Owens Clubhouse has re-opened and we are currently taking orders for Thai Food with either EAT IN or TAKE AWAY available for the 17th, 18th & 21st September 2020.

Food is available between 5 pm to 9 pm.

Please book early due to demand and limited time slots.

Please call 07766 535567 to book a table or place an order for takeaway.

Please see MENU and photos below:

Old Owens

Thai FOOD Menu

(Monday, Thursday and Friday)

Eat in or Take Away
(at Old Owens Sports Ground, Coopers Lane,Northaw, Potters Bar, EN6 4NF)

                                              (Call  07766 535567 or email :


Prawn Crackers                                                                                £1.50

Crispy Beef Strips or Crispy Pork strips                                          £4.00

Vegetable Spring rolls (3Pieces)/(5Pieces)                                     £4.00/£6.00

Duck Spring Rolls (3 Pieces)/(5Pieces)                                           £4.50/ £6.50

Chicken Satay (3 Pieces)/(5 Pieces)                                                £4.00 /£6.00

Prawns in a crispy pastry (3 Pieces)/(5pieces)                               £4.50/ £6.50

(All Dishes Served with Either Sweet Chilli Sauce, Hot Chilli Sauce, Hoisin Sauce or Peanut Sauce)

Main Course

Chicken with Cashew Nuts served with plain rice (New)                     £7.50

Thai Green Curry Beef or Chicken served with plain rice                   £7.50

Thai Green Curry Prawn served with plain rice                                 £10.00

Thai Red Curry Beef or Chicken served with plain rice                      £7.50

Thai Red Curry Prawn served with plain rice                                     £10.00

Owens Special Fried Rice with either Beef or Chicken                       £7.00

Owens Special Fried Rice with Prawns                                                 £7.50

Pad Thai with either Beef or Chicken                                                   £7.00

Pad Thai with Prawns                                                                             £7.50

Black bean stir fry with either Beef or Chicken & Rice                       £7.50

Rice Dishes

Plain Rice                                                                                                £2.00

Egg Fried Rice                                                                                        £2.50

Menu example photos:

Thai Meal Chicken & RiceThai Meal Beef NoodlesThai Meal Crackers





Thai Meal Platter


Dame Alice Owens School Alumni Social Event – 25th April 2020

(Due to the Coronavirus)



SATURDAY 25th APRIL – 7:00pm – 1:00am.


Owens School Gala Dinner

In a beautifully transformed event space, within the most memorable part of the Potters Bar school site, 250 alumni and their guests will get to enjoy a fabulous night of drinking, dining and dancing to celebrate the launch of Owen’s Alumni Members Club.

The evening will commence at 7:00pm with an inclusive Piper Heidsieck champagne reception, sponsored by Orbital Climate Solutions Ltd and live musical entertainment from exceptionally talented alumni, including Hayley Pomfrett. Our official event photographer, Lainey Lovell, will also be on hand to capture the ‘boys’ in black tie and ‘girls’ in their finery.

At 7:30pm guests will be seated for a gourmet, three course dinner created by Executive Chef, Graham Ogden (who has designed menus for HRH Her Majesty The Queen) and auction with guest compère.

At 9:30pm after dinner dancing will commence, with our 24 piece ‘Senior Soul Band’ (who sold out London’s Cadogan Hall in 2015) followed by a live sax’ over a club classics DJ set, featuring alumnus Tyler Rix (who has graced the stage of the famous Birdland Jazz Club in NYC, amongst other top venues across the globe) for those who want to party on a little longer.

Carriages at 1:00am.




For extended information, or to discuss sponsorship opportunities and auction donations, please get in touch with our Alumni Relations Manager, Anna Welsford at or 01707 643441 EXT. 335 

or connect with us on socials: 
@OldOwenians  (Instagram)
@StriveWithAWill /Old Owenians  (Facebook)
@DAOS Alumni (Twitter) 



Karessa Collection – Friday November 15th 2019


Friday 15th November 2019

Ladies clothes, accessories and jewellery all at reasonable prices.

Start your Christmas shopping whilst sharing a drink with family and friends

at Old Owens Sports Ground
Coopers Lane, EN6 4NF. 

7 pm – 10 pm


Everyone Welcome

Tickets available at the Bar or call 01707 644211 for further details.




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Fireworks Display Night – 1st November 2019



at Old Owens Sports Ground, Coopers Lane, Potters Bar, EN6 4NF

Friday 1st November 2019

Doors Open 6 pm followed by Display @ 7.30 pm




All are Welcome invite your Friends & Family!

For further information ask at the Bar or call 01707 644211 or 07766 535567
or email



Harold Moore Luncheon – Thursday 31st October 2019

Dear Old Owenian,

Invitation: The Harold Moore Annual Reunion Luncheon – Thursday 31st October 2019.

1-4 pm with pre-luncheon drinks from 11.30 am

This invitation is extended to all Old Owenians from the Islington Girls’ and Boys’ schools, and from the Potters Bar school. Also invited are previous Heads of School, past staff and honoured guests.

The speaker this year will be Dr Adam Harris (1974-81).  Adam is a Consultant Gastroenterologist, who now has a private practice in London and Kent.                                    

The Luncheon will be held in the Ground Floor Meeting Rooms  of the Royal National Hotel, 38-51 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 0DG.  Getting there is easy – the nearest tube is Russell Square on the Piccadilly Line or parking is available from CC Parking – see the hotel website for their tariffs:

Lunch will be at 1 pm, but we will gather from 11.30 am onwards in the Ground Floor bar of the hotel.  The price of £38.00 covers a three-course meal, coffee, wine or mineral water, room hire, gratuities and administrative costs, but excludes pre-luncheon drinks.  If you have special dietary requirements please state these where indicated on your Acceptance Slip. 

Kindly complete the Acceptance Slip below and post/e-mail it to Sandyann Cannon as above. Early replies would be much appreciated, but in any event please reply by Monday 14th October.

Please contact your old school friends to encourage them to share in this splendidly informal occasion.

Yours sincerely

Sandyann Cannon (Luncheon organiser)


1, Watersplash Cottages, Brookmans Park, Herts AL9 7SW

Tel: 07973 755 269 

 Acceptance Slip

Name: ……………………………………………….. School Years: ……………………………….

Telephone number (optional): …………………………………….

Payment method (i.e. by cheque enclosed – payable to ‘Harold Moore Luncheon – or by bank transfer, see below): …………….………..

Dietary requirements: …………………..……………………………………

Preference for drinks at table (i.e. Red, White, Rose Wine or Mineral Water): …………………..

Seating preference (near to whom would you like to be seated):………………………………………………

E-mail address: ……………………………………….……… (This helps cut the cost of postage)

You may pay by bank transfer to this account:-

Account Name: Harold Moore Luncheon

Sort Code: 20-76-92

Account Number: 83984850

Important (so that we identify your payment): For ‘Reference’, please use your surname and initials.

Additional donations towards the costs of the event are welcome but are entirely voluntary.

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Old Owens C.C. Fixtures – End of the 2019 Season

Old Owen’s Cricket Club cricket season ended on Saturday 7th September 2019.

The Ist XI Team finished 8th in the Championship with 242 pts.
The 2nd XI Team finished 9th in Division 7A with 287 pts.
The 3rd XI Team finished  finished 10th in Division 10B with 204pts.

The results for last Saturday 7th September 2019 are as follows:

Old Owens 1st XI v Shenley 1st XI (Home)
Old Owens won the toss and elected to bat.
Old Owens scored 226 all out in 46.2 overs with Shenley replying with 142 all out in 33.3 overs.
(Highlights: C.Palmer 85, B.Lane 32, R.Lane 32, J.Bloxham 5-38)
Old Owens won by 84 runs (25 pts)

Old Owens 2nd XI v Northwood 2nd XI (Away)
Old Owens won the toss and elected to field.
Northwood scored 198 all out in 43.3 overs with Old Owens replying with 200-7 in 37.4 overs .
(Highlights: K.Changlani 67, A.Battersby 49, N.Paropkari 3-25, R.Martin 2-7, J.Ruler 2-30, K.Changlani 2-37)
Old Owens won by 3 wkts (30 pts)

Old Owens 3rd XI v Cockfosters 3rd XI (Away)
Old Owens won the toss and elected to field.
Northampton Exiles scored 161 all out in 43.3 overs with Old Owens replying with 163-4 in 38.2 overs.
(Highlights: A.Hunter 51 n.o., S.Carter 40 n.o., S.Carter 2-20, A.Hunter 2-23, J.Nelson 2-25)
Old Owens won by 6 wkts (30 pts)

To see all the results, fixtures and tables click  

P.S. It was the first time this season all 3 teams won on the same day. The evening concluded with a barbeque, drinks & music to celebrate the end of the season.  

Old Owens Zoo Club – June 2019 Draw


(JUNE 2019 DRAW)  
Prize Draw

Drawn on the 24th June 2019
        1st Prize £75 - Mr A. Droy

                           2nd Prize £50 - Mr W.Sutter

                                               3rd Prize £25 - Mr B.Clifton

Mens Toilet Refurbishment 2019

The Mens Toilet refurbishment in the Old Owens Clubhouse has now been completed (see pictures below).
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Thanks to Cosmur Ltd for completing the works quickly, to a good standard and without too much inconvenience during the process.     

OSA Race Night – Saturday 30th March 2019

OSA RACE NIGHT – Saturday 30th March 2019

Preparations for the upcoming Race Night are in full swing and it promises to be a blast! You need to book as soon as possible!

The OSA relies on the support of all parents and friends of the School to raise much needed funds for all of our children. Please do what you can to support this event.

 The fun-filled evening will take place in the main hall and the bar will be set up in the dining room (i.e. same set-up as the Quizzes).

 Tables can be booked for any size groups.

 8 pre-recorded races will be shown on a big screen throughout the evening. ‘Bets’ are placed prior to each race. The result of each race is not known until the race is broadcast on the night. The 1st Race will be run at 7.30pm and we aim to be finished by 10.30pm.

 Each race is sponsored by a parent or friend of the School or a local company *

 Attendees and non-attendees are encouraged to ‘buy’ and name a horse (for £5**) to support the event. All horse owners names will be displayed on the race card which will be given to all attendees. Winning horse owners win a prize.

 A Fish and Chips supper will be provided ***

 Please go to to book your tickets and buy your horses!

 Thank you for your support and good luck!

*There are still some races that have not yet been sponsored, so if you are able to sponsor a race then please contact

You will be welcome to promote your company or simply sponsor a race yourself. Race sponsors’ details will appear on all race cards and will be announced prior to each race. All that we ask is that you provide a prize for the owner of the horse that wins your race.

** Non-attendees are asked to donate £10 if they wish to buy a horse.
*** If you have specific dietary requirements, please make this clear on your booking form.

Venue for the Event is Dame Alice Owen’s School, Dugdale Lane, Potters Bar, EN6 2UD (Main Hall) 


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Edward “Ted” Cook Deceased

EJCookIt is with deep regret and sadness we announce the death of  Old Owenian (1953-60) and Old Owens Cricket Club stalwart Edward James “Ted” Cook.

Ted passed away on Monday 25th December 2018 after a long battle with cancer. Those who knew him will not be surprised to learn that he never let it get him down, and fought tooth and nail to retain his faculties and dignity until the very end. Those in the care home where he died remember him as a kind, generous and funny man, who rarely complained. Doubtless countless others will agree.

Ted left Owen’s in 1960, joining the North Thames Gas Board, and worked all his life in gas engineering, finally retiring in 2007. After leaving school, Ted was for many years involved with the Old Owen’s 2nd XI cricket team, and was team secretary for a prolonged spell (always of course ensuring the team bag was up to scratch). He was primarily an off-spin bowler, though general consensus was that this was not the case. Wicketkeeper Dennis Elston for one, suggested he had “never turned a ball”. Add to this an unparalleled prowess as a no. 10 or 11 batsman (6 and out being the usual story) and Sam Kershen regularly instructing him to “stop dancing about at the wicket”, you have all the ingredients for a long-serving stalwart of the team. His wife Sue spent some years as scorer and often organised the teas. Post-match, Ted frequently joined other members of the team in a game or two of poker and of course, the obligatory beverages.

During Ted’s time, regular players included Sam Kershen, Roger McHugh, Ian Dowty, Ken Rowswell, Roy Vandermeer, Bo Shepherd and Keith Freeman.

He leaves his wife Sue, son George, daughter-in-law Felicity and grandchildren Tobias and Elizabeth.

A memorial service will be held at Worcester Crematorium at 12.15pm on Friday 18th January. Please raise a glass for Ted on that date, preferably of whisky, though he wouldn’t be too picky!

Donations, if desired, can be made by cheque and sent to E.J. Gumery and Son, 68-70 Ombersley Rd, Worcester, WR3 7EU, or can be made directly to: Thames Valley Air Ambulance or the Salvation Army.

Old Owens Association and Old Owens Cricket Club sends sincere condolences to all the family for their sad loss.