Old Mercury Boys Dinner – 10th September 2022


It has been a few months since the last Old Boy’s dinner so my memories of frustrations and covid stress have faded somewhat.  And as last September’s seemed to have been enjoyed by all, including m, I have (perhaps foolishly) decided to organise another ‘final’ dinner in 2022 for those Mercury boys, wives & friends who are still reasonably coherent and mobile.  

I have booked the Nelson dining room at Royal Maritime Club in Old Portsmouth for Saturday 10th September 2022.   

Costs are being finalised but will be around £45 per head for a 3-course dinner including fizz, wine and port.  The food and service quality are impressive and I think it’s a bargain.    

As before – no speeches, announcements or guest speaker – just us to celebrate and commiserate our shared experience in a rather unusual school.   We also hope to show that rather special film of the life of the mercury boy.  

For those wishing to stay, the all en-suite bedrooms will cost around a discounted £125 for a double and £80 single including breakfast. 

You will need to book and pay the hotel yourself for bedrooms but do not book a bedroom until after I confirm your dinner booking.

If you would like to attend, please contact me at  davidhathorn@hotmail.com  stating the names of the people who wish to attend by 31st December 2021 (please include any mercury number).  Our private dining room limits numbers so it will be first come first served.    

Attendees will be asked early in 2022 to send me a £10 per head non-refundable deposit to secure the booking.   

This invitation will also be emailed to all on my address list.

 I look forward to hearing from you.   

David Hathorn (4587)