Singapore Schools Ė Spring 2020 Reunion

Back in February 2002 three old school friends met for the first time in 32 years and some 35 years since they were in the 6th Form at school together.

Their names were Alan Cottrell, Phil Crawshaw, and Ken Wildon, and the school was St. Johnís, Singapore.

Within just a few minutes they were like long lost friends bringing each other up to date on their lives since Singapore and soon they were sharing memories as if they were just yesterday. Obviously not all meetings will be as smooth and seam-free but this one was so good that we did it again!  This time over two dozen people turned up, and they all said they'd like to do it again! And again! And again!!! So guess what..........?  We are pleased to bring you the Spring 2020

Half yearly reunion SATURDAY 28th March 2020 at the

Chandos Public House, Trafalgar Square, LONDON

And this is where you come in!

 We are sending this invitation to everyone whose address we have who was at St Johnís or related schools around the same time as us and whom it would be nice to meet again.

 Please pass this same message on to any of your old friends from Singapore that you would like to meet again, or who might enjoy it even if you wonít be able to make it yourself on the day.

If you are reading this on Facebook, or any other site you can do this quite easily by copying and pasting this text into an email or by printing it off and sending it by snail mail.

If you havenít yet done so please send a brief email to Lynne Copping at to ensure you get full updates on all future reunions wherever we may hold them.

For those without Facebook e-mail etc. thereís always snail-mail or the phone.

 If this really takes off we could bring London to a standstill and if it doesnít weíll still meet up with the chosen few.

 The day will be very loosely planned, having only a beginning and an end, leaving the middle free.

We plan to meet at a pub in London on Saturday 28th March from about 11.30 a.m. where we will again commandeer the comfy seats upstairs. The pub is called the Chandos and itís in St Martinís Lane to the northeast corner (top right) of Trafalgar Square between the National Gallery and the Post Office and near the Royal Opera House (nearest Tubes Charing Cross & Leicester Square). If youíre not sure youíll be recognised, stick a post-it note on your forehead or a luggage label in your buttonhole.

From there you can do whatever takes your fancy. Make arrangements with old friends to take in a gallery or two, go to a matinee, go sightseeing, Covent Garden, Tate Modern, ride the London Eye, shop in Oxford Street, or just plain chill out and chew the fat, which is what everyone chose to do last November.

Meet back at the same pub anytime between 5 and 7pm and if youíre still up for it, walk round the corner into Soho for Chinese nosh in any of several eateries ranging from all you can eat for a fiver and on upwards.

 After that the rest of the dayís your own.

 If you like the idea, tell someone. If youíre going to be there tell someone. If youíre looking for someone, let it be known. Why not add their name to the list? Just maybe someone will know where they are.

Worried you wonít know anyone there? Donít! Many who are good friends today we didnít know existed until they met at Chandos.

Thereís none so hard to find as those who donít know youíre looking for them!

If the event this Spring 2020 reunion is as resounding a success as all the previous events, thereís no reason why others couldnít do the same at other regional or international centres as indeed they do.

See you there?


Ken, Alan & Phil