Mark Costen has provided two photographs from the 1956/57 era which include his uncle Michael Austin, sadly no longer with us.
(Left to right)
Graves Holbrook Bonfield Austin Chandler Moss Dennett Butler Wright Ledger Allen
Lemming Gourley Teasdale Lewis Holmes Bryce Reed Farnham Sedge Llewhellin
Valentine Millen Evans Harnden Edwards Leppard Fletcher Mason August Mills
This year's Annual Reunion Dinner will be held on Saturday 25th March at the UK Paper Leisure Club, opposite Borden Grammar School in Avenue of Remembrance, Sittingbourne at a cost of £20. The UK Paper Clubhouse bar will be open from 6.00 pm, with dinner at 7.00 pm. The guest speaker will be Phil Bromwich, a school governor for many years.
To reserve a seat, please complete the details below and post to: Mike Pack, Tithe Barn Bungalow, Carriers Road, Cranbrook, TN17 3JU (tel: 01580 713236) with a cheque for £20 per person. If you would like to pay by Bank Transfer, please contact Mike for details. Please book by Saturday 11th March. Further information, including a prepared booking slip, is contained in this document: Dinner Letter 2017.
Please reserve............. places @ £20.00 each for the following member(s) (main contact first). Please make cheques payable to: Old Bordenian Association:
Years attended school:
Special dietary requirements:
Denis Jarrett MBE 21 October 1922 – 13 January 2017
It is with regret that we announce the death of Denis Jarrett, MBE. Denis left Borden Grammar School in 1941 and was an active member of the Old Bordenian Association for very many years. Denis passed away on Friday 13 January 2017. His funeral was held at 10:00 on Monday 30th January at the Garden of England Crematorium, Bobbing, Kent and then at the Mess Deck, The Historic Dockyard Chatham.
This article from the Kent Live site provides brief details of the life of Old Bordenian Lester Haines, who died earlier this year: Lester Haines - Kent Live.
Runners: Stevens (right); Lewis (left)
Spectators: John Weekes - right, Ken Booth -left (Latin), Mr Bishton - to the right of Ken Booth
A number of Old Bordenians have hit the headlines in the past few months. The following links will take you to their respective items.
Lloyd Amsdon, Stuart Hennell and Matt Bowling: Former BGS pupils - successful company
Professor Nicholas Sims-Williams: Denis Sinor Gold Medal
Graham Barnes (BGS 1937-44), who died on 9 October 2016, aged ninety, was a stalwart supporter of both Borden Grammar School and Old Bordenian Association for more than 70 years. The funeral was held on Wednesday 26 October at 12:40pm at Charing Crematorium and afterwards at the Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel.
Born in Sheerness, Graham received his early education at the Broadway School, where he began his lifelong friendship with Ken Sears (d. 2014) and entered Borden Grammar School in 1937. His studies were interrupted two years later by the outbreak of the War, and he was one of those pupils evacuated to Pengam in South Wales with Messrs. Highton, Higson and Snelling.
It is with a sad heart that we have to report the death of Duncan Goddard this morning. Duncan followed his father Ken and brother Ian, to Borden and then became involved with the Old Boys, where he served the Association brilliantly as Dinner Secretary and as a Committee member for many years before moving to Devon. He was a terrific personality and possessed his late father's wonderful sense of humour. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
The funeral took place at Ottery St Mary church on Tuesday 20th September at 2pm.
A service of remembrance for those Old Bordenians who gave their lives in two world wars and other conflicts will be held at Borden Grammar School at 11 a.m. on Saturday 12 November, 2016.