The Society Annual Dinner is now set for June 22nd at The Grange Suite, Littleover Derby. A change from the normal date of November which will allow the event to be more inclusive and we hope attract recent society members, school staff and guests.
We have opened up the event to include guests of members this year, so please try and book a table for you and your friends and family
The reception will, weather permitting, be held on the terrace at The Grange, on what we hope will be a beautiful summers evening.
We look forward to seeing as many of you at this event as possible.
The application form can be downloaded here.
The Derby School Register (1570-1901)
We have managed to obtain this rare piece of work and now have it available for all members to read!!
The register compiled by Mr. B. Tacchella BA, an Assistant Master at the school, is certainly worthy of reference on this site. So if you are looking for the names and achievements of old students and staff members of the school, then this is a must read. Use the link below or the main menu to access the Members Area.
Martin H. Holmes is an Old Derbeian (1940-1947), now living in New Zealand.
He has kindly allowed us to reproduce part of his memoirs here on the site, which we feel you will find fascinating reading.
This extract tells of his time at Amber Valley Camp during WW2
Martin is now in his late 80’s but still manages to put together some highly readabale scripts recxalling his days at Derby school and of course, Amber Valley Camp.
We hope you enjoy.
OUR ARCHIVIST’S REPORTS
The society archivist, Barrie Sheard, and his team are constantly updating members with news and information about the school and associated matters. These reports are published on this site and can be found in Archivists Reports in the main menu or by clicking the picture to the right.
We hope you enjoy reading the reports which contain some very interesting facts and memories of days gone by.
Number of Members now Registered
Memories of Old school
As a society of Old Derbeians, we have an archive of photographs of our time at school. We try to display these on our site in various places to evoke memories for our visitors to the site. See our Gallery page for more…..
Regular reunions are held with boys who attended the school together, These are a great source of comradeship and you are encouraged to join in with a reunion or indeed, start one of your own…..
Supporting Derby Grammar School
Our links with Derby Grammar School continue to thrive and we feel that 2019 will see another milestone in our work to include all present, and former pupils and also staff within the society…..
We have strated to introduce online competions for members to get involved with. If you have any ideas that would work as a competion then please let us know.
How best to use the new website…..
For some time now we have been promising a new fresh look for our website and social networks. Well even getting into social networking is a great leap forward for the society so we are really excited to be moving ahead with the changes.
Having canvassed members to
guage what they wanted to see, we have put together the new site which has been receiving great reviews and praise form our members.
So what’s new?
Add Your Comments Feature – Here
you cancomment on other members’ posts. A great feature which we hope you will use to good effect. Just head over to the Latest News Page and see the articles being posted. You can comment on these articles and have your voice heard on the site.
A more regular newsletter feature – Instead of the one a year newsletter, we are now sending out a monthly mailshot to all members with relevant and up to date news and information. Again this falls in line with members wishes for more up to date information.
PLEASE ENSURE WE HAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE MAILSHOT.
We are working hard on the photo galleries, which were a little neglected on the old site, so please bear with us on this. You will also have the opportunity to upload photos you may have to the site either on the blog or to be sent to our archivist for inclusion in a gallery. More on this later.
Our committee principals now have their
personalisedODs email address connected to the site which allows them to keep their personal email address separate. This is a great feature for them and allows you to have your mail directed to the individual committee member able to deal with your request. Just use our main contact form and you will see the drop downlist of points of contact.
Our Online Shop is now open where you can purchase ODs merchandise and gifts.