Patrick Cashell with John Coupland and his wife
Old boys at House of Commons
Will and Geoff
Jo Massey and Headmaster Paddy Savage
Paddy Savage, new Headmaster of Mount House
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Drinks Reception at the House of Commons, Thursday 16th May
We made history with no less that three Mount House Headmasters of Mount House School present together. Charles Price, Jim Massey and Paddy Savage, were guests at Mount House Association Reception held at the Houses of Parliament and hosted by Geoffrey Cox QC MP (also a Mount House Governor) on Thursday 16th May. The Reception was attended by former pupils and their partners, Governors, Mount House current and former parents and teachers, Patrick Cashell and Graham Bush.
We enjoyed a fantastic reception on the terrace overlooking the Thames and a most informative guided tour by Geoffrey Cox which included the Palace of Westminster, through both Houses of Parliament, the throne room, voting lobbies, House of Commons Library, past the Tea Rooms, Smoking Room, Whips offices and other ceremonial rooms. The entire party then returned (despite one former pupil having a brush with the law whilst attempting to sit in the Speaker's chair!) to watch the lights come on along the Thames whilst clutching a few more glasses of wine!
This was a fabulous evening and the opportunity to see the heart of British government. Our thanks go to Geoffrey Cox and Melanie Redman for making all this possible! It was great to welcome headmasters, masters and alumni from the 1950s to the present, and this demonstrates the continuity of the great community Mount House has generated. A first Mount House Association meeting away from the school for many years, and we hope its success will encourage even stronger participation in future events. Watch this space!
Mount House Archive to be digitised
The committee have decided to ensure the future survival of all the Fanfares, (also known as the Mount House Record) going back to the start of the school in 1910. They will be scanned and then added to website in a secure area. We also intend to preserve all the school photos and important memorabilia. We hope to have them available towards the end of the year. As you can imagine, this will cost quite a bit of money, but the committee felt that we have a duty to preserve the school's heritage. If anyone feels duly moved to help us out, we now have a Paypal account set up which accepts all major credit/debit cards!
Mount House Open Morning 2nd March
Are you thinking of giving your children the same fantastic start in life? The School have their open morning from 10am to 12 noon. Visit the revitalised farm, children can join in the construction of a new tree house, walk the grounds and talk to the teachers. Is you name still there in the Courtyard Arches? Come back and visit!
Support old boy Chris Cashell raising money for Help the Heroes
He, Julian Grey (MOD) and Andy Gallagher will be cycling from John O' groats to Lands End, starting on 5th September and hoping to arrive on 14th after covering 1,000 miles in 10 days. Their goal is £3,000. If you would like to support them please donate by following this link
The latest Fanfare is now available to view
Don't forget if you would like to be in next year's edition please give us your news! We will be sending out a our usual reminder email in early Autumn! Follow this link