A Christmas Greeting from our President
Dear Old Derbeians
As the Feast-tide approaches and the dawn of 2019, we can look back on another eventful year in the life of your Society.
We have continued to build bridges with the School which has now generations of alumni becoming more and more appreciative of being a member of a forum which actively promotes
long lasting school day friendships and traditions.
Dr. Ruth Norris, the new Head, is proving to be fully supportive of all we do which bodes well for the future.
On behalf of the Committee, may I wish you all a happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.
Ralph Holden (Derby School 1944-1952)
Old Derbeian Society
Welcome to our website for 2019 and beyond…….
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.
We have also canvassed you the members, on what you wanted to see on the site and we hope we have listened correctly to your comments from our survey and that they are incorporated in the new site. Whilst there is a lot of content from the old site, as this is what members asked for, there is also some new features such as:
So what’s new?
Add Your Comments Feature – Here you can post anything you think would be interesting to other members and also comment on other members’ posts. A great feature which we hope you will use to good effect.
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.
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 webmaster for inclusion in a gallery. More on this later.
Our Online Shop is now open where you can purchase ODs merchandise and gifts.
We hope you like the new format which we will update regularly and hopefully attract more members as visitors to the site. We also want to encourage younger school leavers to interact with the site so we are in talks with the Grammar School to make this happen.
If you have any comments on the new site or wish to contact us then please use the contact form and a member of the committee will get back to you as soon as possible.
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…..
We arrange events throughout the year to keep members in touch with each other and also arrange and sponsor sporting fixtures with DGS…..
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…..