Mary Hare History - Dinner and Dance

List of Old Pupils Annual Dinner and Dance Events

Foreword by Webmaster

Since the Mary Hare Old Pupils' Association was founded in 1951, several events per year were organized. These included the annual Dinner and Dance events, which were either black tie or smart casual functions held in hotels. These dinner and dances gave further opportunities for old pupils (alumni) to gather in reunion.

The webmaster welcomes any additional (verifiable) information for missing years from old pupils of MHGS.

 1:  24 November 1951
The first Old Pupils Association Annual General Meeting was held at the National Institute for the Deaf.
This was followed by the first Dinner and Dance.

 2:  22 November 1952
Imperial Hotel, Birmingham.

 3:  14 November 1953
Mecca Restaurant, Chancery Lane, London.

 4:  20 November 1954
London.

 5:  19 November 1955
Slater's Restaurant, Bishopgate, London - ticket 19/6 (97.5p).

 6:  17 November 1956
Williamsons Tavern, Bow Lane, London.

 7:  16 November 1957
The Leofric Hotel, Coventry - ticket 21/- (1.05).

 8:  15 November 1958
The Leofric Hotel, Coventry - ticket 21/- (1.05).

 9:  14 November 1959
Mapleton's Restuarant, London.

10:  12 November 1960
The Cora Hotel, Euston, London - members 21/- (1.05) visitors 25/- (1.25).
Guest of Honour: George Mansell, Chairman of Board of Governors.

11:  1961
Imperial Hotel, Birmingham.
12:  24 November 1962
Tara Hotel, Kensington, London.

13:  16 November 1963
Imperial Hotel, Birmingham.

14:  1964
Grand Hotel, Sheffield.

15:  1965

16:  12 November 1966
Midland Hotel, Birmingham.

17:  November 1967
Abercorn Rooms, Great Eastern Hotel, Liverpool Street, London.
Guest of Honour: Lady Houghton.

18:  02 November 1968
Abercorn Rooms, Great Eastern Hotel, Liverpool Street, London.
Guest of Honour: Mr. John Blount, Chairman of the Board of Governors.

19:  15 November 1969
Bristol.
Guest of Honour: Mr. Arthur Parnham, Inspector of Schools.

20:  07 November 1970
Hotel Piccadily, Manchester - members 45/- (2.25) visitors 50/- (2.50).
Guest of Honour: Dr. T.J.Watson.

21:  06 Movember 1971
Royal Lancaster Hotel, London.
Guest of Honour: Mr. Michael de Morgan, Radio and TV speaker.

22:  11 November 1972
Leofric Hotel, Coventry.

23:  17 November 1973
Skyways, London Heathrow Airport.

24:  24 November 1974
Holiday Inn, Leicester.
Guest of Honour: Mr. Eric Brown, Headmaster of Needwood School and a former MHGS teacher.

25:  11 November 1975
Tara Hotel, Kensington, London.
Guest of Honour: Mr. R.A.Askew, former MHGS Principal.

26:  02 November 1976
Kempton Manor, Kempton Park Racehorse - 5.25 members.
Guest of Honour: Mrs. S. Hasler.

27:  29 October 1977
Shakespeare Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon - members 6.00 guests 6.50.
Guest of Honour: Mr. David Butler, a former MHGS teacher.

28:  29 October 1978
Francis Hotel, Bath - members 6.50 guests 7.00.
Guest of Honour: Miss Kathleen Williams, a former MHGS teacher.

29:  1979
Portland Hotel, Manchester - members 7.75 guests 8.25.
Guest of Honour: Mr. Peter Abell, Headmaster of the Royal School for the Deaf, Birmingham and a former MHGS teacher.

30:  30 October 1980
Great Western Hotel, Paddington, London - members 9.00 guests 9.50.
Guest of Honour: Mr Bill Northwood, Editor of BBC2 'News Review'.

31:  07 November 1981
Birmingham Centre Hotel - members 9.50 guests 11.00.
Guest of Honour: David Hyslop, National Director of Breakthrough Trust.

32:  06 November 1982
Viking Hotel, York - members 10.50 guests 12.00.
Guest of Honour: Mr. Ralph Hawley, one of the officers of the British Association of the Hard of Hearing, and a former Mary Hare pupil.

33:  05 November 1983
Crest Hotel, Maidenhead, Berks - members 12.00 guests 13.25.
Guest of Honour: Mr. Harry Cayton, National Deaf Children’s Society Director.

34:  10 November 1984
Grosvenor Hotel, Chester - members 12.50 guests 13.50.
Guest of Honour: Murray Holmes, vice-chairman of the British Deaf Association.

35:  10 November 1985
Alveston Manor, Stratford-upon-Avon - members 13.50 guests 14.50.
Guest of Honour: Mr. Jack Ashley, Member of Parliament.

36:  08 November 1986
Rembrandt Hotel, London - members 13.50 guests 14.50.
Guest of Honour: Mr. Bill Fawkes, Deputy principal, Mary Hare Grammar School

37:  07 November 1987
Refectory, University of Manchester - members 13.25 guests 14.50.
Guest of Honour: Mr. Kenneth Pearce, former MHGS Principal.

38:  12 November 1988
The Stakis Victoria Hotel, Nottingham - members 13.50 guests 15.00.
Guest of Honour: Mr John Lee, 'See Hear' Interpreter.

1989
-- Event cancelled --

39:  06 October 1990
Copthorne Hotel, Birmingham.
Guest of Honour: Melinda Napier, Earshot Oracle Editor and a former MHGS pupil.

40:  1991
Britannia Hotel, Manchester.
Guest of Honour: Mr. Peter Jackson, the author of ‘British Deaf Heritage’.

41:  03 October 1992
The Bedford Hotel, London - members 25.00 guests 27.50.
Guest of Honour: Mr. Austin Reeves, a Mary Hare old pupil, Vice Chairman of the British Deaf Association, and formerly Hon. Secretary of British Deaf Broadcasting Council.

43:  09 November 1996
Runnymede Hotel, Egham, Surrey - ticket 30.00.