Roger Wickson’s Birthday Luncheon

Former Headmaster Roger Wickson emailed Peter Bernie, CAOKS Hon Sec, earlier this year and expressed his regret at not being able to attend the CAOKS functions in Chester.

He raised the possibility of a get together at his local, The Shroppie Fly in Audlem.

After discussions with various CAOKS members, Peter proposed Saturday 11 May 2024, and Roger accepted, pointing out was a lovely choice, falling on his 84th birthday.

The informal event, organised by CAOKS, brought together around 15 Old King’s Scholars.

Andrew Hobson (OKS 1997), who was present, described the event as “an amazing get together.”

He went on to say: ”Roger was on top form and everyone was in high spirits. Everyone enjoyed Roger’s impromptu speech after we sang Happy Birthday”

During the gathering, Headmaster George Hartley showcased the new CAOKS tie, which received admiration from those in attendance who were keen to support the Old King’s Scholars Association with a purchase. Ties can also be purchased online here

The event provided a heart warming scene as old friends reconnected, shared memories, and reminisced about their school days. The camaraderie and nostalgic atmosphere resonated with everyone present. As the evening ended, many expressed gratitude to Roger and his wife Susan for hosting the wonderful event, with unanimous agreement that it should happen again soon.

The gathering embodied the enduring friendships and shared bond within the King’s Scholars community.