It is with great sadness we learn of the passing of Stephen Bedelle on 15th June 2022. Stephen attended the School 1969-1974 with his twin brother, Paul.
We have previously shared the news of the death of Peter Highton (1939-1947). OB Martyn Lawrence contacted us to provide some recollections of his friendship with Peter.
Sad news reaches us of the recent death of Bill Usher, who attended the School from 1939-1944.
It is with regret we report the death of Old Bordenian Richard Evans in April 2022. Richard attended the School from 1954-62 and had been living in Epsom until his death.
It is with sadness we report the death of Peter Highton who attended the School from 1939 to 1947. The Highton family was linked to the School for three generations from the 1930s to the 1970s.
Peter's son David informed us of his passing and provided these words.
Reg Robson, a Borden pupil from 1945 to 1952 followed by a significant career in the Royal Air Force, has died in a Hampshire care home approaching his 87th birthday. Old Bordenian and friend Dennis Fowle (1945-51) has sent in this obituary.
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.