Old West Downs Society

Newsletter & Information

West Downs School, Winchester — 1897–1988

The next dinner will be on Monday 9th October 2023, at Brooks's Club, St James's Street, London SW1A 1LN. Dress is a lounge suit or black tie as you wish. The timing will be 6:30 for 7:00 p.m. The cost of the dinner has not yet been decided, but it should be around the 85 pound mark. Emails will be sent out in 2023 asking you to book if you want to come. Payment will be by credit transfer and not by cheque. The dinner is being managed by the committee which consists of Hugh Tottenham (1970), Ted Wake (1973), Michael Mackenzie (1965) and Andrew Parker-Jervis (1968).

If you wish to use the West Downs site of Winchester University for a personal event of your own, such as a wedding reception, contact the University of Winchester Conferences Manager at conferences@winchester.ac.uk

WD Record 1965-72
Some pictures of walks, etc, by Lionel Kay - slideshow
West Downs in about 1912 - slideshow
Interesting collection of West Downs items supplied by Nick Bloxam (1948-54)
Andrew Selous, MP, speaking at the 2006 dinner
Corbett Macadam, Daniel Hodson and John Cornes listen to Andrew Selous, 2006

Links to members’ websites

Has anyone done a MacNab?

Harry Risbridger i/c shooting at Founderís Day
Harry Risbridger – Instructor – came to the School after the War, when we returned from Scotland to Winchester, and took charge of PE and swimming. He also took charge of shooting, and here he is during a Founder’s Day shooting match between Old Boys and the School.
Click on any of the following to get more information:-

OWD Society Members’ business and personal sites

Anyone done a MacNab? Richard Paget writes: I have just started a company producing audio books on different country sports and pastimes. The first ones are Fly Fishing Tales 1 and 2 — in each tape 6 top fishermen recall their most memorable catch and we include the actual flies they used ... We are exploring other topics and are currently looking for people who have achieved a MacNab to interview. I am sure there must be some among OWDs who either have achieved, or aspire to achieve, the ‘Grand Slam’ of the Highlands. Richard Paget

Andrew Parker-Jervis, OWD coordinator