70th Birthday

Sunday 2nd July - the Hanford 70th Birthday Garden Party

Running order of the day:
- 10.00am Registration on the drive & refreshments in the hall
- 11.00am Service of Thanksgiving in the Chapel
- 11.15am School tours
- 12.45pm Headmaster's welcome
- 1.00pm Picnics on the lawn
- 2.00pm An extract from 'The Diary of Ann Ford', this summer's Parents' Day play
- 2.30pm 'Scruffs' - the Hanford dog show
- 3.30pm Judging of 'The Great Hanford Cake Off'
- 4.00pm Afternoon tea in the hall
- 5.00pm Service of Thanksgiving in the Chapel

We thought it would be fun to create a collage depicting 70 years of Hanford so if you have a photo from your era (that you are happy to leave with us) do please bring it along.

Throughout the day there will be a visitor's book to sign; Hanford mugs, pencils, puzzles and our specially-published Hanford 70th Birthday book available to buy; plus a bar serving wine, beer and cordial for which we are asking a small donation.

For the children there will be an ice cream van and organised tree climbing.

Please note that those of you who still look as young as the day you left Hanford (plus any under-25 year olds) will need to bring some form of identification if you wish to visit the bar.

I know that many of you will be hoping to see Sarah C. She will be very much here in spirit, but as she is currently recovering from a knee operation, we think it unlikely she will make it in person.

Dogs are most welcome, however, please can they keep their owners on a lead and tidy up after themselves. We hope many of the visiting dogs will be entering Scruffs, our dog show.

For the Great Hanford Cake Off we would like to invite you to bring a cake that sums up what Hanford means to you. This could be something simple like 'milk and buns' or a full-scale model of the house and stables. All entries will be served with afternoon tea so you’ll have an opportunity to taste the opposition. The only restriction, despite the obvious attraction, is that it must not contain nuts. Hanford is a nut-free zone as we have one girl who is severely allergic.

Finally, don't forget to bring a picnic for lunch (also nut free please)!

We are very much looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday 2nd July.

Rory