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A special thank you to Bob Lee for his contributions about early cricket at the School. Also to John Stroud for providing various photos of Feathers Rugby XV 1958, Hockey and Prefect teams, and once again to Terry Day for his Junior School wide angle photo (now with left-hand side added!). Check them out and tell us if you recognise anyone.

Tommy 90 Not Out

Old Ruymian Terry Gilliland presented Tommy with a fantastic portrait on behalf of former pupils and sportsmen of Chatham House to celebrate his 90th birthday. See a few photos of the scaled down celebration here. We are still in the process of rescheduling the get together, which all being well will be combined with the April Golf Day on Friday 23rd April - if we don't set some dates it will never happen!

Contact: twhgilliland60@yahoo.co.uk

Diary Dates for 2021

OR Golf Day 2021 Friday 23rd April 2021

North Foreland Golf Club

Contact: editor@oldruymians.co.uk

OR Annual Dinner TBA

Contact: honsec@oldruymians.co.uk

OR Cricket TBA

Contact: cricket@oldruymians.co.uk

Please Send us Team Photos

We've been fortunate to have received a number of team photos over the last year. It would be great to get some more. You may be able to help identify various old team mates or members of the teaching staff.

Social Events

The Old Ruymians arrange various social and sporting events for their members. These include the long running Old Ruymians Cricket as well as Old Golf Days and Hockey, and informal lunches. A dinner is held once a year, as you might expect of an annual dinner. Sadly we were unable to run the dinner in 2020. The image above whilst not taken at a social event suitably reflects the 2020 social status.

Our History

Chatham House school started life as the Humble School founded in 1797 by Dr Humble. Clarendon House was founded in 1905 and was situated on the first floor of Ramsgate police station, presumably to keep the 50 young ladies in the care of the Merriman sisters safe from the gentlemen of Chatham House.

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