Remembrance Day Service 2019

Our Annual Service of Remembrance was held on Sunday 10th November 2019 at the War Memorial at St. Helens House.
There was a healthy turn out of ODs and guests including representatives from Derby Grammar School and some parents, which helped to make the service inclusive, reflective and poignant for all who attended. We were also very pleased to welcome members of the local Army Cadet Force who laid memorial crosses for the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force at the memorial.

Thanks to our President Ralph Holden and archivist Barrie Sheard for organising and making the preparations for the event.

We are now on Twitter

Great news – The society is now on Twitter – so for those that can, and indeed want to, you can tweet and follow The Society at @OldDerbeians

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Revised Article – Percy Currey

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“A recent archive finding is that what most OD’s remember as the Cadet Corps armoury was in fact built to house a Sanatorium for the boarders in St. Helen’s House along with a private nurse’s room and living space for two unmarried masters to occupy.
We anticipate Andrew Polkey’s revised article will be of great interest.
As archivist may I seek your thoughts on these findings and perhaps ideas where we could start uncovering more unknown history?”

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