Closing episode of Ron Swan memories

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. 

 

Ronald_Swan_P3.docx

2020 Remembrance Day

On 11 November, the School held an Assembly to mark Remembrance Day and in particular Old Bordenians who served and died fighting for their country in conflicts since 1914. There was no OBA Remembrance Sunday ceremony this year due to Covid restrictions.

A video of the School proceedings can be found here:

https://youtu.be/pEvjUpRt0ac

2020 Remembrance Service - Update

Unfortunately, the OBA's Remembrance Service has been cancelled this year because of Covid19. However, by kind permission of the Headmaster, the OBA will be represented at the School's Remembrance Service on Wednesday, 11 November by committee members Neil Hancock and Mick Pack, who will lay a wreath on behalf of the OBA.

 

 

Further memories of Ron Swan

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.

Memories of the War

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.

Memories of Ron Swan

Recently the OBA was contacted by the daughter of Ron Swan (1936-41) seeking a copy of the School history for Ron. We learnt that Ron was planning to write up his recollections of his time at School. Now aged ninety-four, he must almost certainly be the oldest Old Bordenian. 

Apprenticeship offer

Local insurance broker Copperwheat Barlow have previously informed the OBA of apprenticeship opportunities at their Oad Street offices. They have contacted us again to inform us of a formal 18 month apprenticeship now open for applicants until 1 October 2020.

Notice of 2020 AGM - 24th September

Please note that the 2020 OBA AGM will be held through a Zoom meeting on Thursday 24th September at 7:00pm.

All members are welcome to attend the meeting. If you intend to attend, could you email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to enable the agenda and any supporting documents to be sent to you in advance. Also we will send you the link required to join the meeting via Zoom.

 

All documents will be published on this website after the AGM.

Old School Building - Heritage Video

Sittingbourne Heritage Museum has put together a video, available on YouTube, detailing a brief history of the building that was the original site of the School on College Road. Previous news article has highlighted the likelihood of the site, which later became an Adult Education Centre, being redeveloped as a residential site.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwAq1E97RG8