At the bottom of each post is a section for you to post your comments. Please leave a comment if you feel able as its always good to hear the views of others. Thank you.
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…..
We hope you are still enjoying the 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 gauge what they wanted to see, we have put together the new site which, to date, has been receiving great reviews and praise form our members.
So what’s new?
Add Your Comments Feature – Here you can comment 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 once 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 and a process which saves the society a great deal of money on postage.
PLEASE ENSURE WE HAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE MAILSHOT.
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.
At last 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.
Webmaster – Old Derbeians Society