The Association
of
Old Ilminsterians

 

Genesis and History

The Old Ilminsterians Association was formed in 1932 with its first President being Mr L.H.Mermagan, Headmaster at the time.

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Current form of The Association

The membership nowadays is comprised of a mailing list. There is no longer a membership fee and the Association's expenses are covered by donation and a prize draw run during the Annual Dinner. Those on the mailing list receive notification of the programme for the annual re-union day.

In the morning of the re-union day there is a Church Service at St.Mary's in Ilminster.

Around mid-day, Old Ilminsterians gather at the Shrubbery Hotel in Ilminster where there is a buffet lunch (and very adequate parking). This is the part of the day when individual re-unions proper get under way. These last well into the afternoon, usually with more people attending. Partners are welcome, and there are a few Old Boys who attend only the lunch or the dinner.

An Annual General Meeting normally precedes the Annual Dinner and formalises membership of the comittee and covers the difficult topic of members who have passed away.

The Annual Dinner although following the time honoured format of the Old Ilminsterians Dinner is nowadays less formal. In 2001, the after-dinner speaker was an Old Ilminsterian who employed video as his visual aid and gave an interesting presentation on his life's work. (Your webmaster also noticed more than one at the dinner who, although tidily dressed, did not wear ties - it is being there that matters !)

Memorabilia

Collectively, Old Ilminsterians hold a significant amount of memorabilia. This includes those (almost) yearly panoramic photos of the pupils.

These can be accessed through    'The Heritage of The Ile' , or    'The Somerset Records Office'

Ties

Association Tie : pre - ????


Current Association Tie        
(Note colours of the three 'Houses')


You can get one from Mike !

Past Presidents
of the Association

1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940-5
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970

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L. H. Mermagen
R. P. Wheadon
A. C. Deverell
F. W. Wood
F. W. Wood
I. J. Morgan
B. G. Wyatt
A. C. Pym
J. T. Rutter
H. W. Hutchings
F. W. Follett
J. C. Turner
F. S. Carpenter
R. W. Burrough
F. W. J. Britten
H. J. Marks
R. T. Graham
A. H. C. Long
J. Beale.
J. Beale
T. L. Hunter
R. A. Srnith
C. E. Marks
S. J. Trott
H. J. Pratt
T. H. F. Creed
K. F. Clarke
L. W. Hoskins
A. D. Mitcham
S. L. Jeffery
S. H. Rowland
D. R. Froom
A. D. Maher
A. W. Day

1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000

S. H. A. F. Hopkins
S. R. Shepherd
B. A. Tutcher
J. F. Denning
J. P. Layzell
M. R. Ashman
W. J. Jewell
D. E. Irish
J. E. Fear
P. W. Rosewell
W. R. Graham
A. D. Maher
D. K. Farr
S. Pickering
M. G. Tutcher
H. J. Pym
J. Churchill
J. Coles
N. J. Miller
J. Baker
L. Bowditch
M. Male
D. Cockram
L. W. A. Rendell
A. M. Taylor
R. J. Arnold
E. F. Q. Amor
C. Holbrook
R. Parkhouse
P. Bilyard

2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020

J. M. Howsam
M. W. Plaster
J. Matravers
B. Neath
D. Brister
C. White
P.Burnford
J.Loftus
M.Webber
B.Willett
A.Mills
G.Creed
J.Tutcher
J.Davies
C.Free
R.Baker
R.Helliar
S.R.Shepherd
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Dedication

The webmaster created this site in response to a request from his best friend - John - and is 'for all his mates'!

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28/Oct/18