A very warm welcome to the HHOGA website. It's almost 6 years since we revamped the previous site and feedback has been very posititive. We hope that we can get more contributions by way of photos, memories or articles from old girls, plus more members looking and joining in. As we progress, we shall be adding more information which we hope will be of interest to you all.
If you have anything you would like to share here with our very active Old Girls Association, please get in touch with the Web Editor. We welcome your suggestions for features you would like to see here.
Meanwhile, do browse round the site - just click on a link in the menus on the left or right and take a trip down memory lane. If you haven't got your name on the HHOGA mailing list, or haven't been in touch with old school friends for a while, perhaps we can help. Have a look at the Events and check if there's a reunion in your area or one near to you - you can go to any reunion anywhere in the country. If you never hear about reunions, make sure you're on the mailing list, which will include local events in your area. Please contact the Database Manager (see Contacts on the upper right) to check.
When contacting any of the Committee members, the form now includes a 'Captcha' to prevent spam. This will appear at the end of the email form and is just a box to tick to show that you are a human and not spam.
Reasons for closure of HHOGA in 2022
After much discussion and lots of soul searching the committee has agreed that the time has come to close the formal Association. The reasons are many and the decision to propose closure is regrettable but inevitable.
In recent years the numbers attending branch reunions and annual lunches have dwindled dramatically. It is often impossible to guarantee the minimum number of people which a venue requires to make a booking.
Getting people to serve on the committee has become a major problem. There are areas without a branch secretary and 3 people have served as Chairman twice each.
The school closed in 1991 so by definition there are no new past pupils. The age bracket is increasing and many members no longer wish to travel to events. That was the position even before the Covid restrictions.
The Javelin ceased to be published as it was no longer financially viable and articles were not forthcoming, except when it was declared that it would be the last one.
Quite a few informal reunions take place around the country and it is hoped that they will continue, but these are organised by friends, mainly on social media and they do not need a committee or formal Association to continue.
In view of all these considerations the following proposal will be submitted at the 2021 AGM:-
The Hunmanby Hall Old Girls’ Association be closed on Saturday 24th September 2022 after the 90th Lunch in Leeds and that its assets be distributed according to the requirements of the constitution. Should closure by the specified time be prevented by ‘force majeure’ e.g. the COVID epidemic, any decision to close shall stand and a revised date for a lunch and closure shall be published on this website.
Please see the Events page for details of the AGM and lunch, plus an application form if you would like to attend.
UPDATE FOLLOWING THE AGM ON 23RD OCTOBER 2021
This is to inform interested parties, that the decision to close the Hunmanby Hall Old Girls Association in 2022 was unanimously passed at the AGM in Leeds on 25th September 2021. Details regarding the disposal of memorabilia and the final lunch in September 2022 will be posted on this website in due course.