Born in Sheerness, he lived in the same house in Winstanley Road all his life. After attending the Broadway Primary School, he went to Borden until he was 18 and thence to Lincoln College, Oxford, where he graduated in Modern History. He spent a further year in Government Studies at Mansfield College before being employed initially by Coventry Council and then by the City and Guilds Institute, where he worked as an Education Officer for the rest of his careeer. So much for the bare facts. What made Ken so remarkable, however, was his huge range of interests and 'extramural' activities, of which three in particular stand out.
We regret to announce the passing away of Ken Sears on 9 November 2014. Ken was a long standing member of the OBA committee and will be sadly missed. More details of Ken's life and contribution to the Old Boys will be added shortly.
The funeral took place on Thursday 20th November 2014 at 2-30pm at Hope Street Church, Sheerness.
Looking back 25 years, it transpires that our guest speaker at the 2015 Dinner, Dennis Fowle, contributed an article to the Maroon that year. With apologies to Dennis if he planned to use this article as the draft for his speech!!
I've just worked out the average age of an Old Bordenian Association Committee Member. It is 107.333 recurring. Mark you, I only just scraped a Pass in Maths, but the figure I've arrived at seems entirely plausible to me. After all, most of us have been on the Committee for 70 or 80 years. Well, it seems like it.....
Simon Robbins, Old Bordenian and current Borden Grammar School teacher, has been selected for the England over 55s Hockey Squad. Further details can be found on the Old Bordenian Hockey Club website - Click Here.
Comment from John Gibbard, who left Borden in 1996, re Marion Minhall. To see full article and comment, click here
We have just sadly heard that Marion Minhall, a former teacher at the school, has passed away after a short illness. Our sympathy and condolences are with her family.