The autumn sun shone down on us at Laxton Hall, near Oundle, where the noviciate joined the Old Boys of Blackfriars School for Sunday Mass at their biennial reunion. The hymns included that composed by Old Howardian Leon Paul. Warmly welcomed by the resident chaplain and the sisters who run the Polish Benevolent Fund Home at Laxton, Mass was followed by coffee and cake in the library, and an opportunity to stroll around the lawns, before the party moved on to a hearty lunch at Apethorpe. Our especial thanks to Anthony and Vyvian Carter for organising the event. The school closed in 1967, but lives on in its Old Howardians, who treasure the memory teachers such as Fr Gerard Meath and Fr Gerald Vann. More photographs of our visit can be found on the Blackfriars Cambridge facebook page.

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  • Graham Sharp

    says on:
    August 10, 2017 at 3:50 PM

    I was at Laxton until ’66. Please add me to your emailing list for the next reunion. Rgds Graham Sharp

  • Patrick kennedy

    says on:
    August 24, 2017 at 1:34 AM

    Do you know when and where the next biennial reunion of the Old Howardians will take place?

  • Frank Neil

    says on:
    January 9, 2018 at 5:35 PM

    I was at Laxton from 1948 – 1952 and wondered if there are any old Howardian of that era around.Would be pleases to hear from anyone.
    Regards,
    Frank Neil

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