After many years of inactivity the 1862 Club has been re launched with a luncheon hosted by the Head Master in the Cricket Pavilion.
The sun shone and the school looked glorious; a number of Clifton VIPs including Richard Morgan (Chairman of Council) Mark Moore (Head of College) Andrew Thornhill (Past President and Chairman) and Simon Reece (OC Secretary ) were also in attendance.
Following an excellent lunch provided by the School Catering Department, Jeremy Pickles, Director of Development, welcomed members. The Head Master then gave an overview of Clifton in 2014.
Dr Lionel Kopolwitz proposed a vote of thanks on behalf of the guests and reminisced about his time at Clifton which included the move to Bude.
The luncheon was concluded by premiering the Centenary boys DVD which provides the focus for the new appeal. Directed at boys in the College in 1962, it offers a nostalgic trip back to Clifton in the 1960s using the School Song as a backdrop (as recorded in the Colston Hall 1962 centenary concert) and sounds and interviews from that time.
Mr Pickles said: "All in all, this was an an excellent re launch and those who were unable to attend this year, we hope to see next year." The launch is the initiative of the Clifton College Development Trust in association with the Old Cliftonian Society.
L-R in picture:
Angus Murray (DH 1949), Edgar Harborne (NT 1952), David Duke-Williams (WiH 1945), Andrew Thornhill (NT 1962), Paul Johnson (NT 1952), Brian Dicker (OH 1953), David Mander (WiH 1961), Colin Hallward (ST 1953), Lionel Kopelowitz (PH 1944), Andrew Dakyns (DH 1952), Jonathan Stewart (PH 1966), Jeremy Lang (DH 1954)