Old Fettesians from the North East of England enjoyed getting together for their annual dinner on Friday 19th January. The event was held at the Northumberland Golf Club where guests enjoyed a welcome drink and a three course formal dinner together, before retiring to the bar.
President of the Old Fettesian Association, Richard Llewellyn (Mo 1987-1992) was in attendance, giving a short speech before the main course. Richard acknowledged the strength of OF friendships in the North East and the number of previous OFA Committee Presidents joining us for the Dinner from the region: Iain Nicholson (Ca 1953-1957), President 2000-2002; Chris Faux (Gl 1953-1958), President 2004-2006; Alastair Ross (JS-Gl 1981-1990), President 2013-2015) and Henry Cave (SH 1980-1984), President 2020-2022. Richard also took the opportunity to thank local Regional Representative, Alastair Ross who stood down from the role. After Dinner, Governor and North East local, Professor Mike Griffin (Mo 1968-1972) reflected on the welcome, support and enjoyment he and his local peers had received from OFs in the region for almost 50 years. All agreed that it would be good to see younger OFs at local events in the North East. A plan will be developed in the coming year to encourage OFs from across the generations to join in from the students in Newcastle and Durham to our very oldest members. After Dinner guests enjoyed further conversation at the bar before heading home. All agreed it was good to get together again.