We recently heard news of an Old Boy, Steve Piper, who was at Borden in the 1980/90's. He is a director/writer/producer of a British independent film company, and rather than repeat what is on their website, please use the following link - Coffee Films to read about them. Steve's own biography is also available.
I notice that the last report filed by me on OBHC appeared in 2009, so I had better come out from behind that rock and start writing!
All sports evolve in their respective strategies, playing skills and techniques, equipment, fitness levels and the rules of the sport, but few, I would suggest, have evolved to such an extent as has hockey. The days of turning up for a game with the dregs of a pint in one hand, a fag in the other, and the stick still in the changing room are long gone.
As many of you may know, Ken Sears (who died last autumn) was very closely involved with St. George's Memorial Church at Ypres ; he was a Friend of St George's, edited their monthly magazine and led many annual pilgrimages there. As a tribute to him and because we felt it was a worthy thing to do anyway, the Association has arranged for the erection of a brass plaque in the Church commemorating those Old Bordenians who were killed in WW1.
This year celebrates (!?) 40 years since the class of 1968 - 1975 left the school. I have been sent a picture of the prefects of that final year; this is reproduced below. I note that, to comply with the ruling at the time on the length of hair being above the collar, hairstyles grew high and wide!!
Update - a report on the Annual Dinner will be updated shortly. Watch this space!
When I took on the task of launching a new website in 2008, one of the first series of articles that was published that year was an account of the move of the school from its original premises to its current location in 1929, produced by the late John Macrae, a stalwart of the school and the Association. When we moved the website to be hosted alongside the School website, this article, one of the most popular in the first couple of years of the original website, became unavailable to visitors to the site. I felt this needed to be rectified and have therefore reproduced the article below - I hope you enjoy it.
We have produced an easily accessible and printable copy of all the articles posted on the website over the past year, similar to the Maroon publication, which was discontinued in 2009. It includes all material suitable for printed format from January 2014 to December 2014 (OK - one was very early January 2015!!). To access the digest, click this link: Website Digest 2014