Twenty-five years ago:

  • The Abbey Choir first used matching blue folders at the Advent Carol Service.
  • Nicholas Smith – Head Boy on Ccantoris and son of Bob (still singing Alto) – was granted one of fifty County Music Exhibitions as a bassoonist.
  • Raised music stands were installed for the Lay Clerks (they were later replaced and raised stands were installed for the boys as well as the men) .
  • The Choir outing was blessed with perfect weather for a trip to the Isle of Wight. The party including the Organist, Charles Piper, and the Vicar, Revd David Shearlock, assembled at Romsey Station for the train to Portsmouth Harbour and the boat to Ryde Pier. Each boy was given 50p spending money.