OBA Website – do you want to be kept updated?

The OBA Website team are well aware that there are no facilities available to notify our regular site visitors of new postings on the site or details of any planned (or unplanned!!) website downtime.  To address this, we will be providing such a facility in the New Year.  We will be keeping this simple – you register your name, email address and the type of information you would like to receive and we will send an email to you when appropriate!

We will remember them....

The annual Old Bordenian Remembrance gathering took place at the School at 11a.m. on Saturday 9th November 2013.  In the past, it has been held in the School vestibule beneath the Honours Boards which record the names of Old Boys who died on active service in both World Wars and other conflicts.  However, this year – because of the numbers attending – it took place in the Old Hall, appropriately beneath the plaque which records the Association's gift of the turret clock in memory of WWII casualties. 

Old Bordenians: 1957-1964 cohort

I (Andrew "Bill" Bailey) have kept in touch with quite  a few OB's who left school in 1964  and, with the approach of the 50th anniversary of our release into an unsuspecting world, have lately made a concerted effort to round up as many of my former colleagues.

6th Form_BGS_1962_or_3  6th Arts_File_BGS_1963

Future OBA events

6 October 2017 @ 7:00 pm - Annual General Meeting and Committee meeting, Borden Grammar School

 

11 November 2017 @ 11:00 am - Service of Remembrance to be held at Borden Grammar School (to be confirmed)

 

24 March 2018 @ 6:00 pm - OBA Annual Reunion Dinner to be held at UK Paper Clubhouse, Avenue of Remembrance

 

 

 

Why join the Old Bordenian Association?

 I think I should start by making it clear that what follows is not necessarily the official view of the Association but the thoughts of just one very, very Old Boy.

In trying to answer the question, my first instinct was to draw up a list of the benefits that any Old Bordenian can get from Membership of the Association, but in some ways to do this is to miss the point. I found myself returning to that old President John F. Kennedy exhortation : “Ask not what your Country can do for you. Ask instead what you can do for your Country”. The fact is that the tangible advantages are somewhat vague or insubstantial, and at the end of the day the Association exists as much for the benefit of the School as for its Members.

Borden Grammar School - the early years part 3

This article continues Bryan Short's history of the School. See Part 1 and Part 2 for the earlier articles.

 

The Receivership

In August 1880 the Master of the Rolls heard a case in the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice brought by the Attorney General.   The defendants were Edward Leigh Pemberton and the other Governors of Borden School.  Officers of the Charity Commission had been prompted by the Headmaster, who wanted to know the future of the School.  The Attorney General brought the action to establish what the School's future should be.