Wynberg 175: Official Launch of Walkway & Book

Wynberg Boys' High School 175: Book & Walkway Launch 2016

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Wednesday evening’s Book Launch was a huge occasion. The Jowell Quad and Fish Bowl were packed with parents, Old Boys (from 2015 through to the Class of 1938!), supporters and dignitaries. Head Boys from across the generations shared common memories and the one could almost touch the joyful atmosphere amongst the laughter.

With speeches from the author, Neil Veitch, and from Keith Richardson who initiated the project and saw it through to completion, the programme included presentations of books to some of the past headmasters, staff and Old Boys who represent our ‘Heritage Generation’. Books donated by the Fine family were presented to the High School Service Prefect, Jonan Bowers and Andrew Fortune in Gr 7 – both boys symbolising the ‘Now Generation’ of Wynberg.

Music from the High School Choir and Old Boys, Joshua Louis and David Frank, and teacher, Julian Taylor, completed the evening.
It was a resoundingly good opportunity for people with links to Wynberg to be in each other’s company. And as a bonus, sales of the 175 Book, the Oude Wijnberg Shiraz and 175 Memorabilia exceeded all expectations!

By contrast, as a lead up to the Book Launch, the Walkway Plaques were revealed in gentle ceremony attended by 60 of the OId Boys and families who have bought plaques to date. Architect, Oliver Dods, spoke of the journey thus far as the plaques were unveiled by Gideon Boshoff and Dian Fourie, the High School Head Boy and Deputy. For many, it was a poignant experience to see themselves and their families presented in this everlasting way – with plaques lining a Walkway from the Memorial Gates to the top of the Spectators’ Hill in honour of their time at the school and all it has meant to them.

Please contact 175@wbhs.org.za for information on the Book and 175 Walkway plaque sales.

Ann Coltham
Wynberg 175 Co-ordinator

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