London Get-Together: 22 November 2018

London Get-Together – Thursday 22nd November 2018, 7.00pm – 9.30pm

Following the success of the previous London events, the Society would like to invite all Old Maidstonians to an early evening informal gathering being held at The George Inn in Southwark, from 19:00 until 21:30. The evening will be hosted by our President, Mr Paul Smith.

The historic 17th century George Inn is a galleried coaching inn at 77 Borough High Street, SE1 1NH, close to The Shard and London Bridge. See the pictures from a previous occasion!

A private room with pay bar has been booked and there will be a buffet. The Society will meet part of the costs of the evening, but we would appreciate a nominal £10 contribution, which can be paid on the evening. In order that we can have an idea of the numbers wishing to attend, and therefore the amount for the buffet, we would be very grateful if you would please let us know at oms@oldmaidstonians.org.uk. We have to advise The George Inn 10 days in advance, so please respond as soon as possible.

Warmest regards,
Graham Belson on behalf of the Committee

Membership Secretary
Old Maidstonian Society
Tel: 01622 730514
Mob: 07770 738041

OMS Autumn Quiz: October 17, 2018

OMS Autumn Quiz – Wednesday 17th October 2018 – 6.30pm for 7.00pm start

The quiz will be again held this year in the school refectory. It is a fun evening, and the top prize in the raffle is a meal at Fredericks in Maidstone. The proceeds are used to support the school. Please do get a team together and come along.

Details of team size, refreshments, cost etc can be found on the poster which is here:
Quiz poster 2018.
(Note: the poster is a Word document which provides an entry form)

Arthur Stevens (OM 1925-1931)

From: peter stevens [mailto:peterjstevens38@hotmail.co.uk]
Sent: 29 March 2018 14:18
To: Graham Belson
Subject: Sad news

Hi Graham,
Sadly I have to report the death, today, of our eldest member and hon. Vice
President, Arthur James Stevens, born 6/11/1913, at the age of 104 years.
Arthur resided in a care home in Ealing. I have no further information at
present.
Kind regards,
Peter Stevens.

William Golding – any reminiscences?

Dear Members,

Jeff Wilkinson, archivist at the school, has requested that this be passed on:

I know that this is a long-shot but I am aware that we have Old Maidstonians who lived at this time and have good memories, so please can you help? I am trying to find any OM who has memories of William Golding, author of ‘Lord of the Flies’, when he taught at the school between 1938 and 1940, or perhaps when he joined the Navy for war-time service. My reason for asking is that Kent Life are intending publishing an article about him next year as a celebration of the time he spent at MGS and I am sure that individual memories would highlight the item.

If any relation of yours was at MGS at that time but does not have internet access, then perhaps you could ask them on my behalf.

Please reply to jeffrey.wilkinson@mgs-kent.org.uk

Thanking you in anticipation,

Jeff Wilkinson, Archivist