Mullins House 100 Years

Mullins House Centenary

A very warm welcome to the official webpage for the Mullins House Centenary celebrations!

Throughout the course of the Mullins House Centenary year this webpage will be used to share history, stories, photographs and memories of the House. We will also be posting updates about the various events that are being held at College to celebrate this exciting milestone in the life of Mullins House. We hope you will visit the webpage regularly as we look back on the 100 years since Mullins House was opened.

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We would love to reminisce with you and share in your Mullins House memories.

Then…. Now..

The flag raising ceremony and dinner

The launch of the Mullins House Centenary celebrations took place with the Flag Raising Ceremony on the morning of Friday 19th February 2021, bright and early at 05h45.

The Pipe Major, Arran Hepburn, performed on the bagpipes as the boys gathered on the Mullins Lawn. Mr Carl Bradfield, Housemaster of Mullins House, then welcomed those in attendance. This was followed with the 2021 Mullins Head of House, John Torcida, reading a Bible passage from the book of Deuteronomy in isiXhosa.

The College Chaplain, Rev Richard Wyngaard, led a prayer and blessed the Mullins House Centenary Flag. Aiden Wood then read Tennyson’s poem, In Memoriam (Ring out, wild bells), while the College bell was rung 100 times to signify the century of the life of Mullins House.

At the conclusion of this dignified and moving ceremony, the Centenary Flag was raised by Coel Trollip and Owethu Daniels, while Ntsikana’s Bell, written by the Xhosa prophet Ntsikana kaGabha, was sung by Zenande Simani, accompanied by members of the Chamber Choir.

The Mullins House Centenary Dinner was held on the evening of Saturday 20th February 2021. The dinner was attended by the boys of Mullins House, the Headmaster Mr Alan Thompson and his wife Gwynneth, the Housemaster Mr Carl Bradfield, tutors and staff. Mr Bradfield welcomed everyone and the Grace was said by Rev Wyngaard. After the main course of beef fillet, the St Andrew’s Headmaster gave an address. Toasts and a vote of thanks were then said, before the dinner was concluded with the serving of sticky toffee pudding for dessert. A most enjoyable evening of celebration was had by the boys and all in attendance.

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