It is with sadness we learn of the death of Ruth Bellord, School Secretary from 1975-2000. Many Old Bordenians who remember Bryan Short will also remember “Mrs Bellord” from when they had to go to the secretary’s office.
We have been informed that Barrie Mann, pupil from 1947-1954 passed away in March 2020.
Neville Amos (1947-54 as well) has sent us some recollections about Barrie's time at the School and beyond:
Bryan Short’s funeral was held on Tuesday June 15th, 2021, at Saints Peter and Paul Church, in the Parish of Borden where Bryan lived and was a Lay Preacher, with Fr. Robert Page as Celebrant.
The Funeral of Bryan Short will take place on 15th June. It will be for family and close friends as numbers are of course limited due to Covid restrictions, although the family have kindly offered the OBA to send a representative.
Mr Short's family have provided the OBA with the Funeral Notice and Bryan's nominated charity for any donations in his memory.
We continue to receive contact from Old Bordenians and ex-staff to record their personal recollections of Bryan Short. We publish some further submissions below.
OBA Committee Member Mark Sayer (1972-1978) has penned this personal reflection on the impact of Bryan Short on the School.
We have been informed of the death of Alan Forster, on 4th April 2021 by his son. Alan attended the School 1945 -1951.
We have received many tributes for, and recollections of, Bryan Short from Old Bordenians and ex-staff. We are pleased to be able to share these below and will also publish any further material we receive.
We have been informed of the death of David Cross who was a pupil at the School from 1940-1946. His daughter has been in contact to tell us he died in February aged 91. She says he often spoke about the School and was 'very proud' of being an Old Bordenian.
It is with great sadness we report the death of Peter Bedelle, who died on the 27th April 2021. His son Paul (himself an OB) informs us that Peter died just short of his 90th birthday.
As previously reported, Bryan Short Headmaster of Borden Grammar School from 1968 to 1998 died on 19th May, aged 87. We have compiled an Obituary which is featured below. We also invited Old Bordenians to provide their own reminisces and some of these are woven into this obituary. All submissions from Old Bordenians will be published in a separate article as well.
It is with sadness we have been informed of the death of Michael (Mike) Symons on February 9th 2021.
Mike was at the School until 1969 and afterwards went to UMIST. Following University, Mike became a chemical engineer with ICI.
It is with sadness that we report the death of Ray Hill at the end of September 2020. He died peacefully at home in Minster.
We have learnt that Old Bordenian Trevor Dadson, 72, died in January 2020.