Magazine contributions please!?
Dear members of the OFA and LDS OGA
It is that time when we are putting together the Magazine for another year. Your Association needs you! Without interesting content, the Magazine dies.
We are very grateful to Kevin Parsons who is going to collate all the contributions. Please send him WORD DOCS and /or JPEG PHOTOS ONLY. Please also make sure you have referenced in the attachment your full name and years at Fosters.
Kevin’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline is 1st March – but do it now by return before you forget!
Here are some suggestions for content. Even just one paragraph on one item would be much appreciated, but obviously the more the merrier.
• Your news
• News of OFs you have met
• Are you involved in some futuristic technology that would stretch our minds?
• Are you involved in European politics and Brexit and able to offer any insider insight?
• Unusual /interesting careers?
• Travel experiences
• Lessons learnt – at Fosters and beyond!
Calling all former Lord Digby’s School pupils A reminder that there is still time, just, to send any information about yourself or friends to be included in the next magazine which is being worked on now – please send any copy to Susan McNight as we knew her, Susan Vincent as now ….email@example.com. or to me firstname.lastname@example.org. The next reunion is on Saturday, 13th May, 2.30 p.m. At Castleton Church with tea afterwards at the Eastbury – we need to know numbers for tea in advance. And another date for your diary – the 2018 reunion will celebrate the centenary of the Old Girls Association with the service being held in the Abbey, again during the afternoon. If you cannot come this year, please come and join us again in 2018 – from Pauline Batstone, Chairman LDS OGA.
Forthcoming dates 2016/2017
Joint Founders Day Service – 13th May 2017. 2.30pm. Castleton Church and afterwards at The Eastbury Hotel for Afternoon Tea.
It would be good to have more boys there – we are usually well outnumbered!
Please contact Philip Dolbear if you plan to come. <email@example.com>
2017 AGM and Annual Dinner – 14th October 2017. Sherborne Golf Club.
Mark your diaries now! More details to follow. 2017 will be 25 years since Fosters closed.
Sherborne Museum : Looking Back at Foster’s School
From Barbara Elsmore of the Sherborne museum:
Booklet: When the Sherborne Museum exhibition ‘Looking Back at Foster’s School’ was being planned for 2013 Ken House suggested that it would be good to have a booklet of some sort to accompany it. As I had started to collect memories from some of the old boys of the school we decided to begin with these and add to them throughout the time the exhibition was running and the resulting booklet contains twelve accounts contributed by former pupils ranging from the 1880s to the 1970s. In addition to these accounts you will find information on the history of the school. It was a very enjoyable experience for me to put this collection together and I hope that you too will enjoy reading through the accounts.
Talk: January 2016 – I have prepared a talk as part of the Sherborne Museum series of Winter talks, entitled ‘Looking Back at Foster’s School – a Personal View’. I hope to tell of my own connection to the school, as my father and grandfather were former pupils, and how I then came to assist Ken House and John House with the opening up of the Foster’s School archive in 2012 where we discovered the many photographs and items that were donated to the museum when the school closed in 1992. I hope to be abled to enlarge on this experience by sharing some of these interesting items and re-meet some of the people who were involved with the school over the years. The talk will include many old photographs and will be for museum members only but, should there be sufficient interest, I hope to give it again at sometime in the future. Barbara Elsmore
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Dates for your diary:
2016 dates coming soon.