Some Nice Feedback

This reply received from Terry Hurst OD (1952-1957) who had not been in touch with the society for a number of years. It was really rewarding to receive the following from Terry, after our archivist had been in touch with him. He is now on our mailing list and will receive all our correspondence from now on.

Hi Graham

Many thanks for prompt action in sending the newsletter. I have spent a couple of very happy hours this morning exploring the website and enjoying the happy memories thus brought to mind. I moved away from Derby in 1962, just five years after leaving school, and after spells in Birmingham and Northampton I moved to the  north east in 1973. Weekend working and a growing family made it difficult to maintain contact and thus for much of the intervening years I have been but a silent member. I look forward to reading further issues of the newsletter with great interest. It was a huge privilege to attend DS (1952-57) and I have always valued the association.
Best wishes for the new year
Kind regards

Lesley Reynolds Joins The Committee

We are pleased to announce that Lesley Reynolds has agreed to join the committee, once elected, with effect from the AGM in February 2020. She will replace Alan Draper as secretary, who has decided to stand down and not seek reelection in 2020.


Lesley was the Deputy Head of Derby Grammar until earlier this year and has since retired. She will be an asset to the committee and the society as a whole and we welcome her knowledge, drive and expertise in so many areas.


We thank Alan for all he has done for the society as its secretary, which is sometimes a thankless and time-consuming task. We know he will be spending more time in Spain now and we wish him well and good health.

It’s Your Website

This website has been designed with you, the member, in mind. It is here for your enjoyment and for you to keep in touch with old school colleagues.

We want it to be your site so please help by letting us know what you would like to see here.

Why not write an article for the site? Let us have a school time story? Yes, anything you feel would be of benefit or to the enjoyment of our members, let us have it and we will post on here.

Latest News Now On Home Page

We have now placed the latest news on the Home Page of this site to make it easier for members to navigate to the top news stories and events from the society.

There are 10 posts on the home page and you can see older posts by clicking the Older Entries link at the bottom of the page. Alternatively you can search for articles with keywords on the right sidebar on the latest news page and it will search for your chosen article.

We hope you like the new look.


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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