IMPORTANT – REUNION DINNER DATE 2016 is Saturday 15th October

Unfortunately the date printed in the Fosterian magazine this year is incorrect – the dinner will be on

at 6:45 for 7:15

More details and booking form to follow soon

Sherborne Museum : Looking Back at Foster’s School

From Barbara Elsmore of the Sherborne museum:

CoverBooklet: 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

Looking Back at Foster’s School


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  1. Sally Graham nee Snoddon July 16, 2015 / 6:11 pm

    Anyone remember Anne Snoddon, trying to find all her friends, this is her sister Sally. We had the garage over the road, Anne is not quite computer perfec
    t so I am trying to find people, especially Pauline Quirk

    • Jenny Gomm June 19, 2016 / 8:09 pm

      Hi Sally,
      Just discovered this website – didn’t know it existed – and seen this comment about Anne. Yes, I was at school with Anne and she came to our “we’re all 60” reunion 4 years ago at the Eastbury Hotel in Sherborne, so she should have all our email addresses. I remember Pauline Quirk from Sherborne Primary School and, in fact, did have some contact with her when she was on Friends Reunited. Any contact details I had went when Friends Reunited folded, so sorry I can’t help you further. If you can find any links with Sherborne Primary School, Harbour Road, then you may find her through that. She had ginger hair!
      Love to Anne when you’re in touch – if she remembers me. I was Jen Childs (now Gomm).

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