A wonderful DHSA reunion lunch at the Hurlingham Club

14 October 2021

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Reunion Lunch Party at The Hurlingham Club

On Friday 19 September 2021, the DHSA held a Lunch Party at the Hurlingham Club for members who left in 1970 or before. The Lunch was extremely well attended with 63 guests, with each decade from the 1940s to 1970s represented, with special mention to the 1960s, who were the largest group.

The event was held in the elegant Quadrangle Room; as the day was fine and sunny, and the doors were thrown open onto the terrace for pre-lunch drinks overlooking the magnificent Hurlingham gardens and lawns. The two-course lunch was delicious and accompanied by a fine selection of wines. The DHSA would like to thank the Hurlingham Club for pulling out all the stops for this special occasion.

The thank you letters we have received seem to reflect that everyone had a marvellous time; the atmosphere was very upbeat and certainly very loud with many stories and memories being shared and enjoyed! It was wonderful to see so many members once again after such a long period and be able to hold such a key reunion in the membership calendar. A collection of photographs from across the decades were kindly brought from Downe House by Mrs Jane Caiger-Smith (Archivist) who thoroughly enjoyed talking with Old Seniors gathered for the reunion.

The DHSA would like to thank you for all your kind messages and hope to see you again very soon.

‘I am so glad I decided to come, it was such fun catching up with so many people from all those years ago! The lunch was totally delicious and the arrangements perfect! Hurlingham certainly did us all proud so please pass on my thanks for a splendid day.’

‘Thank you again for inviting all of us “oldies” to a really memorable and happy occasion.’

‘I just wanted to thank you and your colleagues very much for arranging a really lovely lunch party on Friday for so many of us. It was all very enjoyable: great to meet up with old school friends in such lovely surroundings. We have met up on Zoom over the last 18 months but there’s nothing like actually getting together in person. All in all, it was a very special occasion.

Lady Peto

DHSA Administrator

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