Joining the Society

Joining the Society

We have been asked to look at the possibility of using the website for people to join the society. This is an important update and will allow potential members to join the society directly from the site and pay their fees accordingly.
We will be posting more on this after our next committee meeting in April and,of course, will let you all know the outcome of the discussions.
Check your Old School – CCF Memorabilia

Check your Old School – CCF Memorabilia

After WWII, in the 1950’s and 1960’s, when as a member of the Cadet Corps,  hundreds of us were very proud to wear first the JTC and then the CCF uniform.
There were promotions we could aspire to achieve as a Lance Corporal, Corporal, Sergeant, Sergeant Major or even Company Sergeant Major.
What is not always appreciated is that one could also obtain, what was called
1. Cert A – the badge on one’s sleeve in red;
2. Marksman Badge – the badge of a miniature rifle on one’s sleeve;
3. A small brass drum – denoting you were a member of the JTC or CCF band;
4. Cert T – the badge on one’s sleeve in two shades of khaki.
Sadly, we currently do not have within our archives an actual original Cert T and this short announcement is to inquire if out there some past Old Derbeian, ex Derby School pupil or even a family member may have one to donate and to go into our ever growing archives.
Your help and assistance would certainly be greatly appreciated.

Where Are They Now?

Where Are They Now?

Our Old Derbeians follow all sorts of careers. We were so grateful to Emma, Caitlin, Alan, Henry and Connor giving up their time to come back to school for our Careers Fair on Wednesday to talk about what they are doing now, who they are working for and where they are studying.
Article courtesy of Jenny Baldwin – Head of Marketing & Development, Derby Grammar School
In Memoriam 2019 Page

In Memoriam 2019 Page

A sad task indeed,  but one which we feel our members appreciate.

In the future, where possible, we will add an obituary with a photo of any Old Derbeian who passes, subject to permission from the surviving family or next of kin, of course.

The new page can be found in the members’ area and we feel the design is far better suited to the subject matter.

AGM & Committee Meeting 5th Feb 2019

AGM & Committee Meeting 5th Feb 2019

A lively meeting for the AGM and the first convening of the committee going forward for 2019. Nice to see DGS represented by Head of Sixth Form, Karen Stebbings, and our two pupils from the school representing the society.

Much was discussed about the future of the society and its events etc. which will be sent out to the membership in due course. Thanks to the committee members who volunteered to complete another year in their respective offices, we know its a labour of love, but it is well appreciated by all in the society.

Contact Form Problems

By way of an update to all site visitors. We have been experiencing problems with our main Contact Form on the site which was not displaying an email address for us to reply to. This has now been fixed so if you have tried to contact us and have not received a reply then please resubmit your enquiry.

Our apologies for the problems.

 

Graham – Webmaster

Members Area Log In

Members Area Log In

For the sake of clarity, as some members are finding difficulty in accessing the members’ area on this site:

  1. When you load the site in your chosen browser, navigate the side menu to Members Area.
  2. Single click the menu and the password entry page will appear.
  3. Type in the password you have been given in the light grey box as requested on the page.
  4. You will then have access to the members’ area and in particular the members’ directory.

Should any member have difficulty or have lost the password, please email our webmaster Graham at webmaster@oldderbeians.co.uk who will be more than happy to assist .

 

The Archivist Strikes Again

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

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.

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ARE YOUR CONTACT DETAILS UP TO DATE?

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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