Planned Events

This page is set aside for any Old Boy, or connected person, to promote an event, such a pub lunch, or dinner. Anyone wishing to organise something should contact with details of the date, venue and contact details of the organiser. Please note, whilst we are pleased to promote events, it remains the responsibility of the individual, or individuals, concerned for all aspects of the event.

Old Mercury Boys Dinner at the Royal Maritime Club, Portsmouth, 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 me, 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.

The current focus on the latest of a succession of covid variants is obviously making long term focus and planning difficult. There is therefore now no closing date for confirming attendance at the dinner. However, our club dining room limits numbers and it is still first come first served. A large number have already booked, so if you would like to attend please email me -   stating the names of the people who wish to attend (include any mercury number).   

Attendees will be asked 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)