BGS - 3 Peaks Challenge raising money for Cancer Research UK

Old Bordenians will be interested in the forthcoming challenge being undertaken by pupils and staff.  They are trying to raise as much money as possible for a charity which is very close to our hearts since we received the news about Harold Vafeas's (Headmaster) illness last summer (http://websites.bordengrammar.kent.sch.uk/site/index.php?option=com_rubberdoc&view=doc&id=427&format=raw).  If you are able to support this in any way they would be very grateful.

1970 Speech Day Programme

The 1970 Speech Day Programme has been provided to us for publication.  If visitors of the site have any BGS school memorabilia that they wish to share, please send it to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BGS Speech_Day_1970_0001

Dinner 2013

Chris Laming reports:-

 

A move to the UK Paper clubhouse for the OBA annual dinner appeared to prove a popular choice with attendees, many of whom complimented the Association on the choice of venue and the quality of food and service.

 

Borden Grammar School - the early years part 2

This article continues Bryan Short's history of the School.

 

Grave Irregularities

Mr. Bond proceeded with his work at the School.  Staff were recruited.  Advertisements placed in newspapers throughout the County brought in pupils, and the School roll rose.  Clause 51 of the Scheme required the Head Master to provide the Governors with a written report on the School's progress.  Mr Bond produced his first report, covering the year October 1878 to October 1879. 

Jonathan Brownridge - Obituary

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Jonathan Brownridge on 22nd October 2012 at the age of just 56. Jon was at the School from 1967 until 1974 before going on to study Physics at Imperial College having been inspired to do so by John Macrae, and their shared passion for physics ensured that they remained firm friends. 

Jon was an enthusiastic member of the OBA and attended many of the Dinners up until 2011. He kept in touch with a group of his contemporaries and many of those were among the almost 200 strong congregation at his funeral which was held on 1st November 2012.  

Borden Grammar School - the early years part 1

This article has been reproduced from 2009 in advance of publishing further chapters of the history of the school.

Founding a School in the 1870s

The founding of Barrows Boys School (as it was first called) began, continued and ended in controversy, culminating in the resignation of the entire Governing Body in 1880. 

OBA Annual Reunion Dinner - 23 March 2013

This year's Annual Reunion Dinner will be held on 23rd March.  See below for full details, but please especially note that we are not able to bring our own wine; you will be able to purchase red, white and rosé at the UKP bar.

OBA Dinner_flyer_2013

To download the flyer, including the reply slip, click here: OBA_Dinner_flyer_2013.pdf

David Palmer