Old Maidstonian Supper Menu 2019

Friday 26th April

Starters
Scottish Smoked Salmon, Charred Peppers, Lemon Gel, Breakfast Radish.
Goat’s Cheese & Shallot Tarte Tatin, Roasted Beetroot, Pea shoots & Balsamic Dressing

Main Courses
Steak & Ale Pie, Creamed Potatoes, Spring Savoy Cabbage, Carrot Puree & Port Wine Gravy
Fillet of Plaice Veronique, Cooked in a White Wine Sauce with Grapes, Buttered New Potatoes & Spring Vegetables
Leek & Cheddar Pie, Creamed Potatoes, Spring Savoy Cabbage, Carrot Puree & Port Wine Gravy

Desserts
Gypsy Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream
Traditional Tiramisu, Shortbread Biscuit & Affogato Ice Cream

Freshly Brewed Fairtrade Coffee & Tea served with Chocolate Fudge

2019 Members Register

The new public version of the register can be downloaded here (in PDF format):
OMS Membership Register 2019
Note that to conform with GDPR it does not contain names of those members who have opted out of inclusion, and does not give contact details beyond town of residence. (The Membership secretary does hold contact details, in a secure manner, in the full non-public Membership Register, as described below.)

The covering email message from the Membership Secretary and Treasurer follows
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Dear Members,

2019 OMS Membership Register

Best wishes to you all for the New Year. We hope you have a successful 2019.

We have pleasure in forwarding the 2019 OMS Membership Register, which is published each year with current information up to 1st January. During 2018 the membership rose from 1859 to 2003, an increase of 144.

The Register is managed by the year of leaving the school.

The details of each member which are held in the Membership Register are the name of the member, the years of joining and leaving MGS, the hometown, contact telephone numbers and their e-mail address. No other information is held. This information is used solely for producing the annual Membership Register (excluding contact details), and for forwarding matters of interest such as the Old Maidstonian Society Newsletter and events held by the OMS and MGS.

The contact details of an individual member may only be released to another member. No person who is not a member of the Society shall have access to any contact information contained in the Membership Register. Unless a member specifically requests that their contact details are withheld, they are released to another Old Maidstonian who requests it. Contact information is never released to any other person or organisation.

A member may request that all or part of their contact details be withheld from being passed to another member, or may request to see what data the Society holds on them, by contacting oms@oldmaidstonians.org.uk.

A member’s details will be securely deleted from the Membership Register, should they leave the Society.

There is information missing and there will also be errors since much of the information was taken from the previous card system. If your entry is incorrect or incomplete, or you have not provided the Society with a contact telephone number, would you please consider doing so? Please either e-mail the Membership Secretary at oms@oldmaidstonians.org.uk or telephone 01622 730514.

If we can assist in placing you in contact with any other member then please let us know.

Would you please check the information for your entry. If your entry is incorrect then would you please send a brief message to the Membership Secretary at oms@oldmaidstonians.org.uk. If you have recently changed your e-mail address, or are considering doing so, then would you please inform us. If you have provided a work or university e-mail, would you consider letting us have your private e-mail, which is much less likely to change.

A printed version of the Membership Register is available at £5 per copy including post and packing.

Warmest regards,
Graham Belson on behalf of the Committee

Membership Secretary
Old Maidstonian Society
Tel: 01622 730514
Mob: 07770 738041
www.oldmaidstonians.org.uk

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