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Dame Alice Owens School Fest – Sunday 3rd July 2022

Owen’sFest – on Sunday 3rd July 2022 from midday until 5:00 pm – is a showcase event with summer festival vibes, featuring some of the best talent Owen’s and the local area has to offer. And it is the perfect excuse for our precious alumni to come and show off their beloved school to friends and family, with games, attractions and food & drink for all.


OWEN’SFEST – 
SUNDAY 3rd JULY – 12:00-5:00PM

GENERAL ADMISSION: DONATION ON ENTRY

BOOKING REQUIRED FOR DRAW WITH ROB & ‘OWEN’S CLUB AREA
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BOOK at https://www.owenians.com/event/owensfest)

IN THE THEATRE AT 2:00PM:

‘DRAW WITH ROB’ EVENT & BOOK SIGNING* WITH ROB BIDDULPH – Owenian Author & Illustrator 

(Capacity 300 – BOOKING ESSENTIAL – Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)

* Rob will sign books purchased from The Chorelywood Bookshop stand on the day (please do not bring your own books.)


‘OWEN’S CLUB AREA’:

PRIVATE BAR & SEATING

HOSPITALITY & GUIDED SITE TOURS

CHILL OUT ZONE (WITH WELLNESS WORKSHOPS)

UP-CLOSE ENTERTAINMENT

Old Owens Thai Food Menu & Takeaway

Old Owen’s Clubhouse has eat-in Thai Food available from Thursday to Saturday between 5 pm to 10pm. Takeaway meals are also available to order during these times.

Food is also available for Delivery on Thursday to Saturday between 5 pm to 10 pm via Deliveroo)

Please call or text 07766 535567 or email to book a table or place an order for takeaway or delivery (Everything is cooked to order and fresh).

Follow on Instragram & Facebook @oldowensthai for Menu and updates.

Please click to see MENU.

Menu example photos:

Thai Meal Chicken & RiceThai Meal Beef NoodlesThai Meal Crackers

 

 

 

 

Thai Meal Platter

Roger McHugh Obituary

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of another Old Owens legend Roger McHugh on 31st December 2021. 

Roger attended Dame Alice Owens School from 1958-1963 after moving down from Manchester.

He played for Old Owens at Football and Cricket skippering both. In football he played as a winger or inside forward scoring many goals and captained the Old Owens 2nd XI cricket team to promotion as champions of Division 3 in 1994.He was a right arm spin bowler and a belligerent lower order batsman. Roger was always very helpful with giving advice to youngsters in both sports.

Roger lived in Hatfield but spent many hours in Mersea Island when the opportunity arose.

The Old Owen’s Association offers sincere condolences to Roger’s family for their sad loss. 

RIP Roger you will be sorely missed!

Details of Roger’s Funeral are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There will be a webcast on the day to join the service via a live stream for those that  cannot attend in person (The details are as follows:). 

https://www.wesleymedia.co.uk/webcast
Date: 2nd Feb 2022 at 11.45 am
PIN: 606-9405 

 

Peter Salisbury Funeral

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Mr Peter Salisbury on 14th July 2021. Peter passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Reepham, Norwich .

Peter was a much loved and respected PE teacher at Dame Alice Owen’s School at both Islington and Potters Bar and was skipper of both Old Owens Cricket and Football 1st XI’s, a forceful opening batsman & uncompromising centre half.

On moving to Norwich, Peter  was the Landlord of the Kings Arms in Reepham for 25 years and helped to set up Reepham & Salle Cricket Club along with former Old Owens Cricket Club Legend Jim Everton, where Old Owens Cricket Club would tour in May on an annual basis (see photograph of Peter with members of Old Owens C.C. in the Kings Arms).

 

The Old Owen’s Association offers sincere condolences to Peter’s family for their sad loss. 

RIP Peter you will be sorely missed!

Details of Peter’s Funeral are as follows:

Service:
Tuesday 3rd August 2021, 2.00 pm at Norwich St Faiths Crematorium, 75 Manor Road, Horsham St Faith, Norwich, NR10 3LF

Wake:
The Kings Arms, Market Place, Reepham, NR10 4JJ 

Donations:
Friends of the Gambia which is a charity Peter supported for many years. It supports children in Africa with their education. He has even done a few visits out there to support them in person and had a quiz ath the Pub every Sunday to raise money for them.
You can donate online at https://www.fotga.org.uk/index.html

Flowers:
Can be arranged through Emms Stems in Norwich at http://emmsstems.co.uk/  

Webcast:

Webcast for the service of Peter Salisbury.

Details of the webcast are below so that people can join the service via the live stream if they can’t attend in person.  

You will be able to access this on the day of the service about 5-10 minutes before the service.

Please pass on to anyone who you feel may like to join virtually. 

Note: The Webcast of Peter’s Funeral is now online and is available until Monday 30th August 2021.

Colin John Williams Memorial Service

A Memorial Service for the late Colin John Williams will take place on Wednesday 7th July 2021 at 2.00 pm (venue Homewood Road United Reformed Church, St Albans, AL1 2B).

All are welcome to attend.

Mr Colin John Williams passed away on 23rd December 2020, aged 88.

Colin was a much loved and respected teacher at Dame Alice Owen’s School from 1957 in Islington to 1991 in Potters Bars.

He was acting Headmaster at Potters Bar, overseeing the building of the new School, often holding staff meetings on the bonnet of his car!. 

During his 34 years of service at the School, as well as teaching his main subjects of Latin and Greek, he also taught History, Religious Education, English and School History with first year pupils.

His detailed chalk blackboard drawings drew much attention and as Fire Officer, his famous cardboard flames would appear anywhere in the School during fire drills representing a blocked exit, forcing pupils to find another way out. He enjoyed many trips to Harrock House, often accompanied by his ever supportive wife Ann.

He was also very involved in the writing of the updated version of ‘The History of the School’.

In 1993 he was honoured with the Freeman of the City of London by the Worshipful Company Of Brewers to recognise his long service to the School.

His daughters Mary, Jane and Helen all attended the School in Potters Bar.

A wonderful husband, father, grandfather and teacher throughout his life, Colin will be very sorely missed.