We sadly have to report the passing away of Robin Bush. Our thoughts are with his family.
Patrick Ireland, an Old Bordenian from 2001 to 2008, has contacted us with an update on his latest film venture. His story ....
My name is Patrick Ireland and I am a student at the London Film School. I grew up in Herne Bay and attended Borden Grammar School from 2001 - 2008. I very much enjoyed my experience at Borden and was heavily involved in drama & filmmaking whilst at the school.
Prompted by the publication of the 1973 school photo, Paddy O'Reilly (BGS 1973-1981) has submitted the 1978 version, taken in the school's centenary year.
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!!