This is a reminder for all those Old Bordenians intending to attend this year's Annual Reunion Dinner on 25 March at the UK Paper Leisure Club, Sittingbourne. There are only a few days left to book your place at this event. Full details and how to book are included in the article below (follow this link: Annual Reunion Dinner - full details). There are a couple of groups celebrating major milestones at this year's dinner. They are the class of 1967 starters, who are celebrating 50th anniversary of starting at the school and the class of 1987-1992, who are celebrating their 25th anniversary of leaving the school.
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 during 2016, with a couple of articles published early this year. To access the digest, click this link: Website Digest 2016
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:
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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