Alan May (1955-62) has been in touch to share some memories and photographs of his time at the School.
Jonathan Hopkins has left his role as Headmaster at the School at the end of 2019. He moves onto a school closer to his home in Canterbury.
We have received the sad news that the Rev. Stanley Evans passed away in December 2019. Rev. Evans was a stalwart of the OBA and known by many Old Boys through his work with the School and Association.
Richard Charles Harris (who attended the school 1955-1961) died on December 30th at his home in Essex. His funeral will be held on 10th February at 1.30pm at the South Chapel, Chelmsford Crematorium. His family, who informed us of this sad news, noted that Richard often spoke fondly of his memories of the School and enjoyed attending the Old Boys Reunions.
It has been reported that the School's old site in Sittingbourne is close to being sold off. Following BGS moving to its current site in 1929, the old school buildings have been used for a variety of uses, latterly an Adult Education College.
Martin Ralph has sent us a photo of the School U13 football team of 1966. In Martin’s own words “If memory serves me we played something like 23 games in two seasons and only lost once”.
As those who studied history at the School will know, the First World War formally ended in 1919, with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. As we prepare to mark that final WWI centenary, there have been two noteworthy events to report on. There is also an important date for your diary.
The School provides regular newsletters to the Parents of pupils and we will henceforth reproduce any interesting news on the OBA website. The most recent newsletter was in July, marking the end of the School year.
The Old Bordenians Hockey Club is separate from the OBA but we maintain close links. Many Old Bordenians have and continue to play for the Club and the Association has historically supported the Club financial appeals, particularly in regard to the construction of the Club pitches. We also welcome many of the OHBC to our Annual Reunion Dinners.