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Quatercentenary Rugby Match 1985

At the Annual Dinner in October 2011, I found myself seated at the same table as John Charnock, Ian Baldwin and Bryn Town who all recalled their participation in the rugby match that was staged as part of the 400th anniversary celebrations in 1985.

It was agreed that, owing to adverse weather, the match was postponed from the original date of 17th February (the 400th anniversary itself being 15th February) and was played nearer Easter. Memories extended to recalling that medals were presented to the participants but became hazy over the precise result. The pre-1975 team was thought to have won but the details of the score have been lost in the mists of time.

I have dug out the programme for the event and this included pen-portraits of the participants. Where are they now? And does anyone remember the exact score or claim to be one of the scorers?

John Bunch

Front page of the Quatercentenary Match Programme
Quatercentenary Rugby Match
A brief history of rugby at Heath Grammar School and lists of the most successful teams and successes for former pupils
Heath Grammar School Rugby
Information on the members of the Pre-1975 Fifteen
Pre-1975 Fifteen
Information on the members of the Post-1975 Fifteen
Post-1975 Fifteen