Old Bostonian Association Annual Dinner

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The Old Bostonian Association Annual Dinner is the flagship event each year for the association. It has been held in a variety of locations.

The programme is as follows:

Year Date Location Guest of Honour Representative of The School
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1973 Boston Grammar School, Library Ray Tinkler, international soccer referee
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1976 15 October Canon F P Sargeant
1977 28 October Boston Grammar School, Library J S Sheppard, CBE PF Johnston, Head Teacher
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1980 29 March Boston Grammar School, Library
1981 11 April Boston Grammar School Library
1982 3 April Peter Jordan, Managing Director of Norprint
1983 26 March Roy Ashton LLB, Barrister and Recorder, working in the Northampton and Oxford Areas Arthur Shrimpton, Head Teacher
1984 14 April Boston Grammar School, School Hall Dr David B Sattelle, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Unit of Invertebrate Chemistry and Physiology, University of Cambridge
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1993 Richard Cammack
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1995 Philip Walmsley MA, MLitt, Parry Gold Medallist 1943 John E Neal, Head Teacher
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1997 Planned 22 March but cancelled
1998 Boston Grammar School, Dining Hall Bob Allan who served in the Arctic Convoys John E Neal, Head Teacher
1999 27 March Boston Grammar School, Dining Hall Peter Luff MA Cantab, MOD retired John E Neal, Head Teacher
2000 15 April Boston Grammar School, Dining Hall Barry Spikings, Hollywood Producer John E Neal, Head Teacher
2001 7 April Boston Grammar School, Dining Hall George Danby, Farmer and Mayor of Boston John E Neal, Head Teacher
2002 23 March Boston Grammar School, Dining Hall Colonel Mark (Bill) Dunham Royal Marines John E Neal, Head Teacher
2003 12 April Boston Grammar School, Dining Hall Revd Dick Westland, retired priest, Church of England John E Neal, Head Teacher
2004 3 April Boston Grammar School, Dining Hall Alan Kemp John E Neal, Head Teacher
2005 28 March Boston Grammar School, Dining Hall Peter Lawson John E Neal, Head Teacher
2006 8 April Boston Grammar School, Dining Hall The Venerable Terry Gibson, former Archdeacon of Ipswich John E Neal, Head Teacher
2007 31 March Boston Grammar School, Dining Hall Professor P A Young, MA, Ph D, FIMM, MAus.IMM, M Can.IMM, C Eng, professor of mining and mineral sciences University of Leeds Nigel Wainwright, Boston Grammar School staff
2008 15 March Boston and County Club Geoff Brooks, BT retired Helen McEvoy, Head Teacher
2009 16 May Boston and County Club Will Wearden, former President of the Cambridge Union Helen McEvoy, Head Teacher
2010 17 April Boston and County Club Philip Priestley, former British High Comissioner to Belize Nigel Wainwright, Boston Grammar School staff
2011 9 April Boston and County Club John Cridland CBE, Director General of the CBI and The Rt Revd Frank Sargeant, Assistant Bishop, Diocese of Manchester Nigel Wainwright, Boston Grammar School staff
2012 31 March Boston and County Club Edward Hackford Nigel Wainwright, Boston Grammar School staff
2013 20 April Boston and County Club Nick Fitton, former Boston Grammar School staff Stephen Woodliffe, Deputy Chairman of Boston Grammar School Governors
2014 22 March Boston and County Club Richard O Smith, writer Ellis Potter, Head of School
2015 28 March Boston Grammar School, School Hall Richard Anderson, former Boston Grammar School staff John McHenry, Head Teacher
2016 19 March Boston and County Club Brig Mark (Bill) Dunham CBE John McHenry, Head Teacher
2017 25 March Boston and County Club Daryl Upsall FInstF John McHenry, Head Teacher
2018 24 March Boston and County Club Danny Butterfield -
2019 23 March Boston and County Club Mark Watson, "Man of Mischief" - Magician, Juggler, Actor, Comic John McHenry, Head Teacher
2020 21 March Boston and County Club (postponed indefinitely because of the COVID-19 pandemic) Chris Blakey (planned) -

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