President: Mrs Sally Davis

Secretary: Mrs Sue Rayner (née Davies)

In 1906 the Hywelian Guild was founded by twelve enthusiastic ex-students and members of staff, together with the Headmistress, Miss Kendall. The aims were to keep former students in touch with the school and with each other, to further the interests of the school and to help members who needed professional or financial assistance.

These aims still hold true today and from small beginnings the membership of the Guild grew steadily. It now has over 2,000 members, mainly in the United Kingdom but also in many other countries. Each year the Guild produces an attractive magazine which gives news about Hywelians and highlights of the past year in the school and the Guild, as well as advertising future events. Branches of the Guild exist in Australia and the USA, as well as in Bridgend, West Wales, Southern England, London and Scotland. There are hopes of a new branch in Shrewsbury/Midlands.

The AGM takes place on the same day as the Summer Lunch, which is held on the last Saturday in June each year. Additionally, Hywelians are invited to the Spring and Summer concerts at school, and to the Open Day which the school holds in the Autumn.

Those wishing to attend any of the events should contact the school either tel: 029 2026 1825 or email Hywelians@how.gdst.net to let them know at least one week beforehand. Events attract Hywelians of all ages (and sometimes offspring as well), and we are always pleased to see everyone.

New members are welcome at all gatherings, whether at the branches (details of these are in the magazine) or at the main events at School. Our membership includes people from all walks of life, and we now have some male members as the Sixth Form became coeducational in 2005. Former members of staff are also able to become honorary members of the Guild.

For information about how to join the Guild, please contact the Membership Secretary either through the school, tel: 029 2026 1825, or by e-mail to joyce@joyshields.demon.co.uk If you change your address please let us know, and we would be delighted to have any news for future editions of the magazine.

Sue Rayner



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