As mentioned below, the Annual Dinner will take place on 20th March 2004 at Elsham Golf Club. But at 6.30 pm before the Dinner, guests will be able to view two long-lost films made at BGS in the 1960s., 'The House That John Built' and 'The Racket', which will be available for purchase on the night as a DVD or VHS video for approximately £10.
Sixties pupils are discussing these films now on the Briggensians 1960s Forum - if you haven't joined the Forum yet, why not click the Forum button, register, read the posts and join in.
If you have not received a copy of the Letter and Application Form for the Dinner, you can download one of two versions from our Library. Click here to download them as a MS Word document or here to download them as an Adobe Acrobat file.
David Jardine of Jakarta, Indonesia has correctly identified the year of October's Mystery Photo. Congratulations, David - your magnificent prize will be winging its way to Indonesia just as soon as the Committee have decided what it shall be. There's a new Mystery Photo in the Gallery, but you can still test yourself with the older ones (and view the answers).
We have received a special report on the three events of the Briggensians' Golf calendar from our Golfing Correspondent Allan Ladlow. This deserves a special page, and you can find it here.
The Guest Speaker at the 2004 Annual Dinner on Saturday, 20th March 2004 will be Nev Miller, who is flying in especially for the night from Texas where he is Chief Engineer on a satellite based Broadband system for 14 Far East countries (home to two thirds of the world's population). Nev is hoping to catch up with many of his old friends on the night. Read more about him on this special biog page.
A couple of years ago we reported how Andrew Graeme (BGS 1963-66) was opening a recording studio in his native Scotland. Now we hear that Andrew's The Byre Recording Studio at Culburnie in the Highlands has brought off the considerable coup of buying a very special Bösendorfer piano formerly owned by André Previn. Andrew describes the piano, built only to special order, as one of the most important in Britain today, and says "it is unusual in that it has 92 keys, four more than the usual 88 and has a larger sound board that gives a much richer sound. The mechanics were especially commissioned from Renner of Germany to be ideal for recording." Though the studio has only been open for 18 months, it is already highly successful. Next year two international film companies and one London music agency have booked the studio for a month each. There's photos, much, much more information and some hilarious stories on Andrew's website.
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