It was a pleasure to welcome back our Sankey’s OLs and some former staff from the past decade to celebrate the first ten years of the House for girls. Emma Campbell, Housemistress since 2013, and present Sankey’s girls had put the bunting out and hosted tea and biscuits followed by tours of the House to greet everyone who fought their way through the howling gale and torrential rain to be there! They were joined by former Housemistress, Nikki Ridley - affectionately known as ‘Miss D’ when she was here - who returned for the celebration with her husband Oliver and gorgeous new baby Sophie.
We were delighted to welcome back Robin Sankey OL, Sanderson’s 1955—59, and his wife Pamela, to unveil the grand portrait of his ancestor Lord Sankey which he kindly donated. Following a buoyant drinks reception in the new College Reception, we had a very enjoyable musical interlude given by talented OL singers Lizzie Haynes and Nancy Holt.
After dinner, Robin Sankey gave an interesting talk on Lord Sankey’s career and his lifelong attachment to Lancing.
Click HERE to read Robin's talk. Bryony Morison OL concluded the evening by singing a beautiful Irish Blessing.
Thank you to all who came to celebrate this special occasion.
A selection of photographs from the event is available to view HERE.