Old Ruthinian Association

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Events 2019


Lent Term begins

January 14th Monday

Committee Meeting

January 31st Thursday

School - 6.00 pm


U18 v. St. David's College Llandudno

February 13th Wednesday

Away - 2.30 pm


U18 v. St. David's College Llandudno

March 6th Wednesday

Big Side - 2.30 pm

Committee Meeting

March 7th Thursday

School - 6.00 pm

U15 v. Kingsmead School Hoylake Wirral

March 13th Wednesday

Away - 2.30 pm

Liverpool Luncheon

March 29th Friday

The Artists Club, 5 Eberle Street, Liverpool L2 2AG
Cost £32.50 (3 courses plus ½ bottle wine)
12.15 pm for 1.45pm
Contact: Peter Bennett 01606 882150 / 07976 255 202 or email p.bennett49@hotmail.com


Lent Term ends

April 11th Thursday

Committee Meeting

April 25th Thursday

School - 5.00 pm

Trinity Term begins

April 29th Monday


U18/15 v. Concord College Shrewsbury

May 1st Wednesday

Big Side - 2:30pm

Golf - Grafton Morrish Trophy Northern Qualifying Group

May 12th Sunday

Grafton Morrish Trophy Northern Qualifying Group
Fixby Hall G.C. Huddersfield
T/O 10 am.
Contact: John Sharples 07785 503292 or 01978 855886

Ruthin School Alumni Dinner

May 25th Saturday

Ruthin School New Dining Hall

The meal will be a 3-course formal dinner starting at 7.30 pm.
There will be no charge.

All former students wives/partners are invited.

Contact: Toby Belfield email principal@ruthinschool.co.uk
Further details will follow via ORA mailshot.

N.B. this dinner is in lieu of the now cancelled
O.R. Summer Reunion Dinner

Prize Giving

May 31st Friday

Marquee on Big Side – 2.00 pm
Distinguished Guest: Dr. Kevin J. Fong MSc MRCP FRCA


Trinity Term Ends

June 20th Thursday


The John Sharples Invitation Golf Day

July 12th Friday

Vale of Llangollen Golf Club - 1:00 pm
T/O 1:20 pm
Golf followed by dinner at 6 pm
Total cost: £55
Contact: John Sharples on 07785 503292

Committee Meeting

July 25th Thursday

School - 6pm


Chester Luncheon

August 30th Friday

You are invited to the Old Ruthinian Association Chester Lunch
on Friday 30th August
at The Architect, 54 Nicholas Street, CHESTER, CHI 2NX.

A three course lunch will be served from 1.30 - places are limited to 40.
Wives, husbands and partners are welcome.

The Architect is a wonderful Georgian town house named in honour of the well known architect Thomas Harrison who lived and worked there. He designed many well known Chester buildings including much of Chester Castle and the iconic Grosvenor Bridge. It is situated within the city walls and overlooks the famous Roodee race course.

Car parking at The Architect is very limited but there are plenty of car parks close by. Chester rail station is a short taxi ride or a 15 minute stroll through the beautiful and historic city of Chester.

Covers are £32.50 per person.

Reply to: Peter Bennett, 59 Norley Road, Cuddington, NORTHWICH, CW8 2JY.

Email p.bennett49@hotmail.com or phone 01606 882150 / 07976 255202.

Cheques made payable to Peter Bennett or by electronic transfer to:
sort code 55-61-31 account no. 24457116, marked ORA LUNCH.

The Architect is open from 11.00am. Please arrive early so you can chat and mingle.



Michaelmas Term begins

September 16th Monday

Committee Meeting

September 19th Thursday

School - 6.00 pm

Welsh Public Schools Old Boys Golf Tournament

September 20th Friday

Welsh Public Schools Old Boys Golf Tournament
Carmarthen Golf Club, Blaenycoed Road, Carmarthen, SA33 6EH
T/O 10.00 am.
Organised by The Old Llandoverians
Contact: John Sharples on 07785 503292


Golf - Grafton Morrish Finals Day

Friday October 4th - Sunday 6th October

Grafton Morrish Finals Day
Hunstanton & Brancaster Golf Clubs
T/O 10 am.
Practice Day : 3rd October.
Contact: John Sharples on 07785 503292 or 01978 855886

Committee Meeting

October 10th Thursday

School 6.00 pm


School Remembrance Service

November 8th Friday

St Peter's Church - 10.30 am

O.R.A. Reunion Weekend

November 9th Saturday

Golf - The Giles Machin Memorial Trophy
There will be a Champagne breakfast at 10.30 am followed by 9 holes of golf.
Come and enjoy the beauty and fun of the Ruthin Pwllglas golf club with your friends.
Please contact either Peter Bennett on 07976 255202 or John Sharples on 07785 503292.

Netball (for the ladies)
Come along and play for the ORA netball team against the school. The game will take place in The Hewer Sports Hall at 1.30 pm.
Please contact Donna Taylor- Cook on email: chunkytuk@yahoo.co.uk

The ORs will be playing against Ruthin Rugby Club VETS XV on Big Side kick off at 2.15 pm
Please contact Joseph Howard (07809 416951) or Matt Davidson (07730 585124).

This is a now a very popular event and attracts many ORs. The OR XI will be playing the School 1st XI on Grahams Close with a 2.45 pm kick off.
All those interested please contact Ben Welsby on 07827 445861 or benwelsby@btinternet.com

Tea and AGM
As usual the school will be serving refreshments after the sports events at 4.15 pm in Big School.The AGM will follow.
Please advise of your intention to attend the AGM and tea to Cathy Hughes at school on 01824 702543 or hughesc@ruthinschool.co.uk

Ruthin Dinner

November 9th Saturday

This year's dinner will be held, as usual, at Ruthin Castle, 7.00 for 7.30pm

Dress - Black tie.

The last day for receipt of tickets will be Monday 4th November 2019.

Contact: Barry Mason : 01772 335898 / 07940703198
or email jbmason7269@hotmail.co.uk

Wreath laying at Ruthin War Memorial

November 10th Sunday

This event will take place at the War Memorial in Wynnstay Road at 10.30 am.
The wreath, in memory of all the Old Ruthinians who gave the ultimate sacrifice, will be laid by our President Stephen Sington. Coffee will be served at Ruthin Castle Hotel after this event.


Carol Service

December 12th Thursday

St. Peter's Church, 6.30pm

Michaelmas Term ends

December 13th Friday