The Archivist Strikes Again

We have recently uncovered an amazing unknown Scrap Book written by an old OD, namely that of Richard Berwyn Wilmshurst who was at Derby School from 1910 to 1913. Plus Preparatory Section of Derby School 1903 to 1910.

The scrap book goes on for 40 plus pages and has 35 previously unseen B&W and sepia photographs. Indeed a great find!

After being archivist since 2009 (10 years) I believe this is the best find yet. Where was it found? In a cardboard Storage Box stored at DGS above the stage in the Michael Bishop Hall. One never knows what may be around that corner!

It’s Competition Time

  • Do you fancy yourself as a bit of a wordsmith?
  • Got an article to write but not found the right forum?
  • Want to share old school thoughts or memories with others?

Well now is your chance to get writing and submitting it to win a prize through the Old Derbeian Society.

Competition Rules:

  1. You must have been a student or member of staff at the Derby School or Derby Grammar School.
  2. The article should be no more than 500 words
  3. It must be your own work.
  4. Submissions should be in MS Word or PDF format
  5. Closing date is 31st March 2019
  6. The committee will judge the entries and the winners’ names and entries placed on this and the DGS website.

……and that’s it – so get writing

 

Oh! forgot to say that the prizes include an Old Derbeian Society Tie or Ladies Scarf.

Flamsteed House

Following a request by the construction company building Kings Crescent for a historic name to be applied to part of the new building, the committee chose John Flamsteed, the First Astronomer Royal, as the name to be put forward.

John was an Old Derbeian, having left the school in 1662, and it seemed entirely appropriate that we should put forward this old boy as our preferred name.

We are now informed that the developers, Grace Construction & Management Ltd., have named the block affronting Edward Street, Flamsteed House.

It is a terrific recognition of our history and link to the old school for this block to be named in Flamsteed’s honour, so thanks must go to the developers for thinking about the history of the site.” Barry Sheard Archivist

 

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