We often reflect on the adversity facing us in the current times and note the upheaval for the School and its students during the pandemic. It is therefore timely to be reminded of a perhaps more disruptive upheaval when the School was evacuated during the Second World War.
In May 2020 we put up a photo of Form 4A of 1967 from Graham Harris. Brian Good (1964-69) has been in touch to provide a few further names to the list!
A recent article appeared in the Sittingboune local paper recalling an article from 75 years ago detailing the 1945 OBA dinner.
In September we published articles detailing the early life and school memories of Ron Swan, who attended the School 1936-1941. Ron's family have now provided a further and final instalment bringing us up to date with Ron, likely our oldest living Old Bordenian.
We recently published some pre-war memories of Ron Swan (1936-41) and we now publish the next phase of his time at the School, which includes evacuation to Pengam in South Wales. We are grateful, once more, for Ron for sharing these.
OB Norman Wigg has previously provided a personal history of the Battle of Britain over Kent. Now he has penned a further article on his wider memories of a Kentish schoolboy during WW2.
The Sittingbourne Heritage Museum has produced an excellent video about the School's boys who died in the First World War. We are grateful to Ann Sefton from the Museum for sharing this with us.
Paul Dawkins has sent a rogues gallery of photos from his final year at the School - 1970/71, including for the record, a shot of that year's prefects.
Alan May (1955-62) has been in touch to share some memories and photographs of his time at the School.