OCA Committee Meeting

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schoolIt’s that time again. I travelled down to the BRIT School today for our ‘Old Croydonians’ Committee meeting.

As always, I left really early – around 4am, to ensure I had a smooth journey there. One of the benefits of leaving that early is that by the time I got to the Dartford Bridge, it was only 5.45 and so it was free! It’s always the last few miles that are frustrating and I’d quite for gotten how south London is just one big traffic-jam. Just one-and-a-half hours to cover the first 90 miles and then an hour and a quarter to cover the final 8!!!!

The meeting went well, and it’s clear that barring any last minute surprises, I’ll become the chairman of the group when Derek steps down next year. With the membership declining and members getting older, the OCA won’t go on forever, but I’m looking forward to working with the rest of committee to ensure we’re remembered for all the right things. And, with the centenary celebrations coming up in 2011, it give us all something to focus our energies on.

The meeting finished just after 12 which led to believe I was going to get a good journey home – famous last words!! The M25 was slow and the M11 was worse. I found myself caught in a 10 mile jam which added and hour-and-a-quarter on top of the journey. I finally fell-in through the front door at 4.15. Four hours to cover fewer than 100 miles – ridiculous!!!

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