Ian Wright, BS 1970-77, is trying to get back in touch with Nigel Gray. He writes:
I attended Bournemouth School from 1970-77 and can only say that it gave me a tremendous education and preparation for the rigours of life afterwards.
I am trying to trace one of my old classmates who I was last in contact with about ten years ago. He moved to Johannesburg in about 1988 and had worked as a brewer for some years but had a traumatic experience when he was burgled and was fortunate to survive. I have had no replies to emails and the phone number I had seemed to have changed so did not get any joy there either.
Ideally I would like someone to make polite enquiries at the address but don’t want to ask the police to do so. Do we happen to know of any old boys who live in Johannesburg who might be in a position to do the above. The chap concerned is Nigel Gray, born around December 1958. At school he had an address in Glenferness Avenue.
This year, we are announcing the date of the Annual Dinner early, to ensure that the date is saved in Members’ diaries. This year we will return to the Marriott Highcliff Hotel, St Michaels Rd, Bournemouth on Friday 22nd September 2017. Diners are requested to arrive at 7pm.
You can book your place for £30.00 per member and £35.00 per non-member by using this online form
. Non-members may join the association
(£5/year) and take advantage of the members’ rate. Please remember that the dinner is for past pupils and staff (past and present) only.
With only weeks to go until the 2016 dinner at the Highcliff Marriott in Bournemouth on Friday 23 September, please get your bookings in now, via the booking form. Note that the dinner is only open to pupils who have attended the school plus past & present staff, i.e. not wives/partners unless they themselves attended Bournemouth School.
We can now announce that the following dates have been reserved for the Old Bournemouthians’ Association annual dinner.
- 23 September 2016
- 22 September 2017
- 21 September 2018
The venue for these three events will be the Highcliff Marriott in Bournemouth (the same venue as in 2015). We look forward to seeing you.
A reminder that Old Bournemouthian ties are still available from our Membership Secretary, Graham Jones, for £9 delivered. The picture below shows the design. If you would like to buy one, please send a cheque payable to the Old Bournemouthians’ Association to Graham at 30 Wishart Gardens, Muscliffe, Bournemouth BH9 3QZ.
As mentioned back in March, this year’s dinner will be held one week earlier than usual, on 11th September 2015, at the Highcliffe Hotel. If you would like to attend, please download and complete the dinner invitation form here.
This year’s dinner is one week earlier than usual, on 11th September 2015, at the Highcliffe Hotel. Dinner invitation letters and emails will be sent out to OBA members in June.
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Are you ready for it? Please contact me soon if you are going to enter. Besides our regular “hackers” and semi-pro players, we would like to see some new Old Bournemouthians, especially some younger faces. So come along to join us and maybe lift the annual OB Golf title and trophy. All OB’s can play even if you are not necessarily going to the Dinner.
Depending on numbers entering and start times available from the course then we will either play Queens Park, which can take 4 or more hours or the Highcliffe Castle course (near Christchurch) which can take up to 3 hours. We try to have the first tee off time around 12.30pm and at at seven minutes intervals thereafter.
The entry cost is around £25, which is the green fee and prize money
for winner and runner up.
If you would like to play, then please send your email address, phone number, and postal address, along with details of your handicap (if you have one) and the years that you were at the school, to Alan Carver by email.
The 2014 Old Bournemouthians Association dinner will be held at the Royal Bath Hotel in Bournemouth on Friday 19th September. To attend, please complete this form.