The first stages of a school archive have been published. It can be navigated to via the Archive tab, or by clicking here.
If anyone has material from their days at School they wish to contribute, please get in touch!
The AGM is an opportunity for all ex-staff and pupils to contribute to the future direction of the Association. If you think you have something to contribute, please come along.
It shall be held on 23 November at Bournemouth School,19:00-21:00.
All are welcome.
A fifth year student writes in The Bournemouthian about a recent concert involving the School orchestra and former Bournemouth School students:
We have been contacted by Reginald (“Reg”) Turner, who writes:
Hello from New Zealand. I was a pupil at Bournemouth School from 1952 to 1960. My time at Bournemouth School for Boys, and in the CCF gave me the best education I could ever have or expect. Having gained foreign entry at age 12, with passing the 11 plus exam at that time. I was a young student from a primary school background in the Caribbean Island of Aruba. I was blessed that my parents decided to settle in Bournemouth, and the opportunity to gain entry to this great school of learning.
Now aged 77 and a wealth life adventures, I wish to connect with all my classmates still living from my Bournemouth School years. Please put in your “old boys “network my email with a request to connect with them, after all these years. I regret it has taken me 65 years to contact my school “old boys”. I am now writing my memoirs called “Tales from an Innkeepers Log”.
After eight years of managing the OBA website, our current webmaster, Ross Parker, needs to pass on the baton. So the Association is on the lookout for a new webmaster, ideally somebody who is familiar with WordPress, to maintain this website.
The role of the webmaster is not onerous, and normally amounts to handling three or four queries per month, and one new post every two or three months.
If you are interested and willing to help, please let us know.
Alan Williams is trying to locate Peter Whelan, an Old Boy who went on to RMA Sandhurst. Alan writes:
There is a group of us having a reunion in August and we all would like Peter to be there, but he has disappeared off the radar! It was a very long time ago (1965-66), so my enquiry is a long shot I know.
Please get in touch if you can help out.
The 2012 OBA annual dinner will be held on Friday 21st September. This year we have moved to the Carlton Hotel, just up the road from the Queens Hotel. Our guest speaker will be Mark Austin, ITN newscaster and Old Boy, subject to last minute news crises such as the euro collapsing, again!
Please complete the form at the end of our newsletter and please note the new address to return it to. We hope that we can build our numbers again this year after a slightly disappointing response last time. See you there!
There are two planned golf days which are open to all golfers of all age ranges – beginners or experienced players.
If you would like to enter, please contact Alan Carver, the Old Boys’ Golf Secretary soon. Please let him have your email and home addresses as well as your phone number and your years period at the School. You can reach Alan on 01202 487011 or 07881 815184 or by email. Alan is trying build the golfing section of the OB’s so if you are a golfer please drop Alan an email.