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Latest Archivist Outing!

Continuing their research our three archivists, namely Andrew, Barrie, and Maurice recently undertook a working lunch and tour of the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA) in Alrewas, Staffordshire. Following their usual practice, they regularly meet together every 3 to 4...

The Derbeian Magazine – Summer 2019

The latest Derbeian Magazine containing an article by our archivist, Barrie Sheard. (Our appreciation to The Derbeian management for allowing us to include these pages.)  

1947’ers Reunion 2019

We are delighted to report that on Thursday 27th June the 1947’ers met once again for their Annual Reunion and that the venue used on previous occasions, namely the Georgian House Hotel on Ashbourne Road came up with their usual great hospitality. It is hard to...

CCF Ceremonial Sword Acquired By Our Archivist

Yes, gentlemen, the OD Society are now the proud holders of the original CCF Ceremonial Sword and Scabbard as worn during all official parades of the OTC, JTC and CCF from the early 1900s until 1973 when the CCF was disbanded. The last holder of the sword Mike Foulke...

Membership Application – Now Online

You can now apply for membership of the society through this website. If you have been a student or a member of staff at Derby School or Derby Grammar, then you are eligible to apply for membership. Please complete the form on the Membership Application page or use...

Farewell to Lesley Reynolds

Lesley Reynolds , Deputy Head of Derby School has retired from teaching after an illustrious career. We have reproduced our President's farewell address to Lesley below.  END OF AN ERA Lesley Reynolds is leaving Derby Grammar School after 24 years service, in...

Derby School War Memorial – Remembering the Fallen

By scrolling the images below you will find details about some of the fallen on our memorial situated at St. Helen's House.  The post gives further information about some of the names on the memorial and also images of their gravestones in the various cemeteries in...

Annual Cricket Match

The annual cricket match between Derby Grammar School and the Old Derbeians took place on Sunday May 26 at Hilton Cricket Club. The Old Derbeians gathered from across the UK, called together by their captain Ananth Srinivasan. Top scorers for the Old Derbeians were...

Derby School After WW2

Derby School after World War 2 An article submitted by Alan Hancock (1946-1953) This article was the winning entry on the latest website competition. I entered Derby School in 1946 and left, to take up National Service in the Royal Navy before going on to university,...
Just a reminder to all our members and visitors – You can leave comments on posts seen here on this site if you wish to do so.
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.


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…..

Annual Events

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

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…..

Online Competitions

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.

  • Our committee principals now have their personalised ODs 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-down list 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.

Many thanks


Webmaster – Old Derbeians Society

Our New Online Shop is Open for business

This feature is now live and you can start buying right away. We accept bank transfers and PayPal payments. Should you have any problems please contact us and we will assist with your purchase.


We are updating our database of members and need to know if we have all your contact details. In the future, we will only be sending out newsletters and information by email, not direct mailing, so it's important that we have your email address. You can check the details we hold for you within the members area.

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