The London Dinner 2016
The London Dinner at The Bleeding Heart - 9th June 2016
The Association were lucky enough to be able to hold this year’s London Dinner at The Bleeding Heart restaurant, Farringdon. We were delighted to welcome Edmundians from all eras, from as far back as the 1940s up to those who had left in the ‘noughties’ along with some former academic staff.
The venue offered us an outside space for the drinks reception on a beautiful summer’s evening in June enabling guests to mingle and chat before dinner. The Prosecco flowed and there were smiles all round as people met up with old friends. Once all the guests were gathered we were called in for dinner in our private dining room. A number of tables had been reserved by groups of friends whilst some were made up of smaller groups and couples seated with others of their era. There was a table made up of ladies from the 1990s who had first met up after leaving the College at an Association reunion last year and have subsequently rekindled firm friendships. There were familiar faces of the boys from the ‘noughties’ who use the dinner as a way of ensuring they all get together at least once a year and taking advantage of the kindly offered 50% discount on their ticket prices by the Association. Some guests worked round the corner, others had travelled from further afield but all were given the warmest welcome.
The food was top notch and the service from The Bleeding Heart’s staff was outstanding – we were very well looked after. The Headmaster gave a short speech to welcome everyone and to update the guests on the latest news from the College.
The mood in the room was extremely positive and in places some might say raucous!
We welcome all old Edmundians and their partners to the London Dinner and we would be pleased to see more of you for next year’s event. You only need to gather a couple of OE friends to make a table and relive the good old days – lots of fun to be had by all.