For several years now old friends Fred Curzon, Roger Baker, Geoff Hillier and Barry Grace, with their wives, have enjoyed an annual reunion lunch. This year the occasion was timed to coincide with a visit to the UK by Paul and Colleen White, who have been resident in Australia since 1973. We met in the Frontline Club in Paddington on 16 September 2019, a date which coincided near enough with our first day at Chatham House 70 years ago! There was much to discuss: innumerable team/house etc photographs were perused, memories exchanged. We recalled those masters who had made a particular impact on our lives – Messrs Macmillan, Goodram, Savage, Delaney, and, of course, the formidable Mr Pearce came to mind.
The overriding sentiment was one of gratitude that we had had the great good fortune to attend a top-rate school at a time when grammar schools were at their peak, when our country was united in its purpose to recover from a debilitating war.
It is a source of great pride to us that Chatham House continues to thrive in its new configuration. We hope that today’s pupils gain as much from the School as we did.
Author: Barry Grace