From Westholme to Westminster!

Old Westholmians dine in style at the House of Commons!

Thank to supportive sponsor, local MP Nigel Evans, our Alumni were able to enjoy a superb evening last week in the illustrious House of Commons.  We had hardly dared hope it would match our successful experience previously at the House of Lords but it certainly did!

Knowledgeable tour guides showed us around the highlights and several of our former pupils even got to pretend to be the PM for a moment!  Historical facts abounded and we all felt honoured to be there.  Nigel Evans and his party came to join us for welcome drinks in the Pugin Room and entertained us with stories before we went into the Strangers’ Dining Room for a delicious meal.  Nigel continued to amuse and fascinate us throughout the evening and he took questions willingly on a wide variety of subjects.

The Papal visit had only occurred the week before and well all felt as though a little of the holiness of the place was still with us.  The evening was fittingly concluded with the dry words of our superb Mrs Gibson who had joined the dinner with daughter Alex and daughter in law Victoria.  Gone but not forgotten, we hope to see her at the next reunion – fingers crossed it will be somewhere equally spectacular.  Watch this space!

For more photos of the evening please click here.