It has been a long time since the OGA or ASA has held an event for the whole of the Ashfordian Community at school. With Founders' Day being in a very different format these days from the one which most Ashfordians remember, we've decided to embark upon a new annual event which we hope as many of you as possible will support.
The ASA Annual Summer Lunch is for all former pupils and staff of Ashford School and Friars Prep School and will be held on 2 July in a marquee on Somerville Lawn. Pre-lunch welcome drinks will be followed by a two-course formal lunch prepared by our caterers Holroyd Howe and served by current students. We will provide water and soft drinks but please bring along a bottle (or two) if you fancy some wine with your meal. Lunch will be followed by a tour of the Senior School led by our prefects and there will be a display from the School Archives. Tickets are £25 per person.
The Summer Lunch will be a great opportunity for Ashfordians to gather their school friends to celebrate their continued membership of the school community, to show their school to spouses and partners, and to engage in some good, old-fashioned nostalgia.
The marquee seats up to 200 guests and we aim to group Ashfordians on tables according to the years they were at school We'd like to make this first Summer Lunch a success, so please do contact your friends and spread the word.
Tickets can be booked on the Eventbrite booking link here. Please note that tickets booked online will incur a small booking fee. Alternatively, please send a cheque for £25 made payable to Ashford School addressed to David Young at Ashford School, East Hill, Ashford TN24 8PB. If you want to put a table of eight or more friends together, please book your ticket and contact David via email or on 01233 619525 to discuss arrangements further.
ASA London Drinks Party - 7 February, 2017
A lot of fun was had at the London Drinks Party at our discreet new venue at Keystone Crescent - a members' club owned and masterminded by two former Ashford pupils, Kristie Bishop and Coralie Sleap. We had around 40 Ashfordians of all ages and backgrounds in attendance. While most were based in London, several Ashfordians came from far-flung places including Gloucestershire and Monaco. Many thanks to Kristie and Coralie for hosting us. We'll be back again next year!