7th November 2019 — The 157th meeting of Dulwich and Bedford’s 1st XV’s, one of the College’s oldest annual fixtures, and was a part of its 400th anniversary celebrations, was always going to be a special occasion. On Saturday 12 October, Dulwich hosted all 18 fixtures between both schools. As well as the House rugby games which took place earlier in the morning, just over 800 boys in total, played rugby on the College Grounds culminating in the 1st XV game with a huge crowd staying on in the rain to witness Dulwich’s win.
The day was made all the more special with Old Alleynians (alumni of Dulwich College), arriving in their droves to witness the dedication of the pavilion, to Mr Terry Walsh, fount of all knowledge on Dulwich College and Alleynians, who had given so much to the College during his 65 years on staff. Rugby was the real highlight of the day, and we are extremely grateful to Bedford for playing their part in the day and sincere thanks also go to all those people from the College who made the day possible. Special mention goes to the parents and staff who supported the day with such energy and enthusiasm, but credit must be given to all the boys who played with incredible energy, passion and enthusiasm with no quarter given.