The Royal High School Club in London
Royal High School Club in London welcomes former pupils and teachers of the Royal High School of Edinburgh, Scotland (RHS).
Find out more about the club on our ‘About page’.
Latest news of the club and events can usually be found in our News and Events blog before appearing on this page.
Our next event will be our Annual Dinner, details are below.
Our Annual Dinner Friday 13th March 2015 at 7 30 p.m.
Our 2015 Annual Dinner will be held on Friday the 13th of March at the RAF Club, 128 Piccadilly, London W1J 7PY with dinner served at around 7:30 pm. The Royal High School has a new Rector, Mrs Pauline Walker, and we look forward to meeting her at the dinner, together with the School Captain William Shepherdson and other guests. I will circulate more details about the dinner to you all members January 2015.
For further information on all aspects of the Annual Dinner, please contact Alex Prentice,
Honorary Secretary, Tel: 01992 554854, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Robertson 1933 – 2014
David attended the Royal High School at Regent Road from 1944-1951 from his home in Stenhouse, from where he cycled each day unless poor weather enabled him to take the tram! At the school David was a member of the choir.
On leaving the school, aged 18 years old, David moved to London where his initial introduction to Knightsbridge was by virtue of living in a Civil Service Hostel. Having started in the Customs and Excise, he later transferred to the Land Registry.
David met his wife Barbara in 1957 at a St Valentines day dance and they were married in 1960. Two children, Gavin and Ann were born in 1962 and 1965 respectively.
Having taken early retirement David was a member of the Wey and Arun Canal Society and The Probus Club and enjoyed walking in various locations from the family home in Horsham, West Sussex.
David died on January 20 2014 at home, aged 80, after a long illness which somewhat cruelly robbed him of his mobility. He is survived by his wife, his two children, his three grand-children and his sister Margaret who still resides in the Stenhouse family home.
David was a regular attendee at the RHS London Club’s autumn drinks parties and he took a keen interest in events at the current Royal High School in Barnton. David will be sadly missed.
Valerie Peay is our club president, having succeeded Al Senter who decided to stand down after three successful years. Read more about Valerie.
The committee ensure that the club runs smoothly. See who they are on the Committee page
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