Memorial Plaque at Ypres

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.  

BGS Prefects 1974-75

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!!

A Farewell to the Old School 1929

When I took on the task of launching a new website in 2008, one of the first series of articles that was published that year was an account of the move of the school from its original premises to its current location in 1929, produced by the late John Macrae, a stalwart of the school and the Association.  When we moved the website to be hosted alongside the School website, this article, one of the most popular in the first couple of years of the original website, became unavailable to visitors to the site.  I felt this needed to be rectified and have therefore reproduced the article below - I hope you enjoy it.

Website Digest 2014

Website Digest_2014_coverWe have produced an easily accessible and printable copy of all the articles posted on the website over the past year, similar to the Maroon publication, which was discontinued in 2009.  It includes all material suitable for printed format from January 2014 to December 2014 (OK - one was very early January 2015!!).  To access the digest, click this link: Website Digest 2014

 

 

David Palmer

OBA Website

Evacuees to Lewis School, Pengam

The son of Old Bordenian John Doran has provided us with a couple of photographs of Borden Grammar School evacuees that were sent to Lewis School, Pengam in the Rhymney Valley in South Wales in 1940.  Unlike most of the others, John's family decided to stay in S Wales when the rest returned.

  Lewis School_-_evacuees John Doran