Saturday, November 11, 2017

Armistice Day 2017

Previous blog posts, at about this time of year have been entitled "Rembrance Sunday" as often we have attended at Beaumont for Mass at the large war memorial in the grounds. Today is Armistice Day hence the title to this blog post and tomorrow is Rembrance  Sunday.

Given the comparatively small size of the old School at least as regards the number of pupils there a surprisingly large number of old boys died in WWII and WWII. Some 220 boys according to the Imperial War  Museum stats.

As my injuries from the bicycle accident last month will not have healed sufficiently to enable us to risk travelling there this year I will be absent.

Sadly for the same reason, I have had to pull out of  the reunion dinner due to be held tonight  at the old school, now an hotel, by all those who were in the final year at Beaumont when the old place closed some 50 years ago. Some 30 boys from that year are due to attend, most of whom I have not seen since teen age years.

The kind words expressed by quite a number upon my explaining the reason for withdrawing surprised me to such an extent that I hope to visit many of them personally in 2018.

Meanwhile hopefully a good time will be had by all tonight.

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