In the last week of the Spring Term we were delighted to welcome back ‘virtually’ over 150 Alumni to Hampton. At this time of year, we would normally be welcoming Hamptonians back for the annual dinner in the Main Hall, but this year Zoom was the venue for catch-ups, reminiscing, story-telling and a lot of laughs.
On Monday, Hamptonians who were at the School from 1950-1969, the Whitfield years, got together with Trilby Hats, Top of the Form and Hampton’s Fourth Centenary celebrations amongst the topics of discussion. A selection of images that were shared are available below.
On Tuesday evening, Hamptonians who left the School in 1971 met to mark 50 Years since their time at Hampton. The evening began by raising a glass to toast the late John Perry OH (1971), who had a 56-year association with Hampton as pupil, 1971 Fitzwygram Prize recipient, Old Hamptonian, parent, Governor and Chairman. A unique year group, who had four Headmasters in their time at Hampton, spoke fondly of their time on Stage, in orchestras, singing, rowing on the river, playing on the School fields and the crocodiles.
Wednesday morning saw the Alexander years, 1970-1988, get together to remember the School becoming independent, daring Fire Escape exits and swimming galas amongst many other tales.
The final reunion on Thursday evening was for the class of 1996 who marked 25 years since their time on the Hanworth Road.