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.

We are now on Twitter

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

We will endeavour to follow relevant twitter sites that bring you local news and information together with interesting articles.

Let your followers know about or site and the latest news and use Twitter to spread the word about us and what we can offer Old Derbeians.

Revised Article – Percy Currey

Version 5 

 

“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?”

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 as the RAF Commanding Officer at the Moorway Lane site has so very kindly donated it to the OD Society.

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 Jack Smith (82) and the captain, Ananth (48). For the DGS side, top scorers were Toby Ganley (47) and Varchas Swamy (28). The Old Derbeians won with a score of 184.

Barrie Sheard, Archivist with the Old Derbeians, presented the Alan Sanders trophy to ODS ​captain, Ananth. He thanked everyone for turning out and said: “Another year of great cricket – thank you to everyone for turning out. It has been good to catch up, good fun and good cricket. I award man of the match to Jack Smith, and on the school side must mention Toby Ganley who put in great performance.”

We will announce the date of the 2020 match soon.

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