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SUMMER LUNCH AT KEAT'S RESTAURANT
Date: Thursday, 22nd August
Venue: Keats Restaurant, Ampfield
Time: 12noon for 12.30pm or thereabouts
Keats Restaurant Ampfield
11 Woodhayes Avenue
Highcliffe BH23 4RW
Phone: 01425 278981
Date: Saturday 9 November 2013
This year the Chairman of the Dinner will be Ivor Weintroub (1958-65). His first five years at Taunton's were described as "only fair", and sometimes less, but having achieved a number of O'levels he moved from 5B1 to the sixth form. There he managed to obtain the History prize and a place at Birmingham University to read Law. On the way he carried the 1964 mock election as the Tory candidate against the national trend, without smoking a pipe or having a Yorkshire accent. His sporting attributes at school did not go beyond the Hockey 2nd eleven and scoring for the first cricket eleven. However he did write a two-person play giving a complete outline of the First World War in the end of year pageant, anticipating "Oh What a Lovely War" which, if nothing else, demonstrated that this very average schoolboy enjoyed himself immensely whilst at the school. He also for 5 years constituted a religious minority of one that seemed to make absolutely no difference, save that it meant listening to the announcements on the balcony with the Roman Catholics. On graduation from University and passing his Solicitors exams in 1969 he was admitted a solicitor in 1971 and made a partner in the Southampton firm to which he had been articled. In 1975 he married Irene, they having 3 children, including twin sons.
He appeared many times as an Advocate before his former Headmaster R P Challacombe without being put in detention. He progressed to be the Senior Litigation partner in his firm, having failed in an application to become Manager of Southampton Football Club, of which he has been a devoted supporter since 1955. In 1983 he was appointed a Deputy District Judge of the High and County Courts and in 1992 he was appointed full-time, originally sitting in Portsmouth, and then in Bournemouth, where he had moved with his family in 1984. In 2003 he was appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court and County Courts an appointment that continues, although he has now retired as a District Judge.
The Annual Reunion Dinner is open to all past and present members of the School or College. An application form for this function can be downloaded here as a pdf file and printed off. We are asking OTs to try and get these forms back to us (along with the necessary remittance!) by 20 October 2013 - this will help us enormously in the more detailed planning of this event. The application form will also be distributed to OTA Members with the September 2013 edition of OTA News & Views (N&V76).
A special rate of £40 (single room) and £60 (double room), including full English breakfast, has been arranged for overnight accommodation at the Southampton Park Hotel. It is essential to book ahead of the event. Please ensure that at the time of booking “attendance at the Old Tauntonians' Association Dinner” is specifically mentioned. Full details of the hotel, and all its facilities can be found on the website link above.