Frank Nicholls - Obituary

H F E Nicholls  1917 - 2012

Borden Grammar School 1946 to 1980

The psalm which was recited at Frank Nicholls’ funeral speaks of the years of our life as ‘three score and ten’, going on to speak of those who manage ‘four score’ as having to endure ‘labour and sorrow’. What then can we say of one who managed not three score and ten, nor yet four score, but four score and fifteen?

Moving Forward

Now that the Website has continued its evolution by becoming firmly attached to the school website, it seemed a good time to remind Old Boys of how our news used to be distributed by way of the Maroon.

Maroon 1968

This article by Charles Harris appeared in the 1968 Maroon.  Charles was a printer in Sittingbourne and a keen supporter of the Old Bordenians as his article explains.  Always one to offer advice on how to put the world to rights, Charles also kept the rest of the Committee on their toes with his deadlines for printing the Maroon. Without Charles and the line of excellent editors that produced the Maroon, news and information about Old Boys would just not have been produced.

Now of course we have moved forward, perhaps at our own pace, but we can distribute news instantly around the world on the website.  Costs compared to printing the Maroon are minimal, so that means that a greater proportion of Old Boys' subscriptions can be passed to the school for suitable projects.

Any news media needs articles, information and news, so please support your website by putting fingers to keyboards and pressing the "Send" button.

Peter Lusted

Don Prichard - Obituary

Don Prichard

 

Recently we have been informed, sadly, of the death on 9th September 2011 of Dr. Don Prichard, aged 79.  He was a lifelong Member of the Association and played hockey for the Old Bordenians occasionally when he left School in 1949.  Subsequently, he enjoyed a remarkable career - which is evident from the following Obituary written by Graham Allatt, reproduced with his kind permission and that of the Friends of the British Library Newsletter in which it originally appeared. 

 

Website Digest 2012

We have again produced an easily accessible and printable copy of all the articles posted on the website over the past year, similar to the now discontinued annual publication – the Maroon.  It includes all material suitable for printed format from January 2012 to December 2012.  To access the digest, click this link:  Website_Digest_2012_v1.0.pdf

David Palmer

OBA Website

Maurice Eastman – Obituary

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of Maurice Eastman, an Old Bordenian,  who died on 18th December 2012, aged 87,  at Medway Hospital.  His funeral took place at St Paul’s Church, Boxley Road, Maidstone, on Friday 4th January 2013.