|13 Jun 2023
We were delighted to be welcomed back to St George's Hill Tennis Club, Weybridge by Peter Jamieson OE for the Over 60s annual lunch. The weather was glorious, enabling all to enjoy drinks on the terrace followed by a delicious three-course meal.
Our guest speaker for the day was The Hon Tom Lawson, headmaster of the College and son of former Chancellor of the Exchequer Nigel Lawson. Tom spoke about Living above the shop from Downing Street to Headmaster's House, which provided intriguing stories from the feeding of left-over Tory-blue bread rolls to the ducks in St James's Park to receiving an instruction from No 10 (aka Margaret Thatcher) to desist trumpet practice or to do something to 'make it quieter'.
This provided a good foundation to prepare Tom (and his family) for life now in the Headmaster's House which is part of the many offices of the College support team, and where Tom's son, more a drummer than a trumpeter, now practises.
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