News and recent events

The OAA AGM was held on 30th June 2016

Some twenty members attended the AGM, a welcome sight was that of some younger members, by the look of them under forty and probably at least one was under thirty!…

OAA AGM 5th July 2018

Some 25 plus members attended the AGM in the lovely setting of the Royal Blackheath Golf Club. Andy Jordan-Smith was elected President for the coming year. After the meeting the…

Dermot Poston RIP

We have learnt that Dermot died last week (written 13/3/2017). Full details will be published when known. Demot was a lovely man and an inspiring teacher. He will be long…

Rodney Smith 1934-38 RIP

News from Mrs. Veronica Stubbington, daughter of Rodney SMITH who died 22nd December 2016 in a taxi on his way to local Alzheimer’s Society Christmas party. He was a volunteer…

Rambling Break 2016

The mid-May 5 night break 2016 was to Marston.  Vic Harrup has kindly penned this account of our visit there. Rambling in Lincolnshire Those who have read my reports of…

OARC Walks 2015 -2016

Sunday 20th September AA 50 Walks in Surrey No 6 “The Six Wives of Crowhurst”.  Eight hardy souls led by the Captain set off on a walk in darkest Surrey…

OARC Walks 2014 -2015

Sunday 14th September: Penshurst Leader Dennis Johnson. And then there were five. Not an auspicious start to the annual programme, but a very pleasant walk around the villages of Penshurst…

Dilys Cross – RIP

Dilys Cross’s Funeral will be held at 12 Noon, on the 18th. Sept at the Vale Crematorium, Butterfield Road,  Luton, Beds., LU2 8DD.   For those who wish to send donations…

Dick Lawrence RIP

I am sorry to have to tell you the sad news that Dick Lawrence died on 14 November 2018. His family have asked me if you could let all Askeans…

Dick Lawrence’s Memorial Service

I have just been given details of the arrangements for Dick Lawrence’s Memorial Service by Charlotte Lawrence, Dick’s daughter. These are as follows. St Francis Church, Greencourt Road, Petts Wood,…

Ralph Croxford R.I.P.

We regret to announce the death of Ralph Coxford who was born in 1929 and died on 30 April 2018.  He was at school from 1940 to 1947. 

Dick Lawrence’s Memorial Service

I have just been given details of the arrangements for Dick Lawrence’s Memorial Service by Charlotte Lawrence, Dick’s daughter. These are as follows. St Francis Church, Greencourt Road, Petts Wood,…