OLD DERBEIAN SOCIETY

August 4th 2014
Commemoration of World War One

Old Derbeian Society - We Shall Remember Them - 4 August 2014. Commemorative tribute at the cenotaph at St Helen's House, Derby. (Photo and copyright: Barrie Sheard Society Archivist. August 2014.)

Commemorative tribute at the cenotaph at St Helen's House, Derby.
(Photo and copyright: Barrie Sheard Society Archivist. August 2014.)

 

Old Derbeian Society - We Shall Remember Them - 4 August 2014 commemorative tribute at the cenotaph at St Helen's House, Derby. (Photo and copyright: Barrie Sheard Society Archivist. August 2014.)

 

On behalf of the Society, Barrie Sheard Society Archivist, placed on the steps of the Obelisk at St Helen's House, three British Legion crosses and poppies for the Army, Navy and RFC & RAF each with the inscription:-

Old Derbeian Society

"We Shall Remember Them" 04/08/14

 

The Society appreciates the kind co-operation of Smith Cooper.

 

St. Helen's House awarded 'Blue Plaque'

In October 2013 following the completion of the full renovation and modernisation of the Grade I listed building into 21st Century offices the Derby Civic Society and Derby City Council together awarded their new style 'Blue Plaque'

St. Helen's House, Derby Civic Society blue plaque.

New 'blue plaque' awarded in October 2013 by Derby Civic Society and Derby City Council to St. Helen's House identifying the first two Derby citizens
and their respective families to live within its walls.

St. Helen's House blue plaque award ceremony on 1st October 2013.

L to R - David Ling - Chairman of Derby Civic Society, Councillor Asaf Afzal - Derby City Council, Paul Duffin - Senior Partner Smith Cooper Accountants taken at award ceremony on 1st October 2013.

Front elevation of St. Helen's House, Derby in September 2013

Front elevation of St. Helen's House in September 2013 showing new lawns, pathways and box hedge.

 

Latest News - St Helen's House to be leased by Derby accountants Smith Cooper

It has been reported that the restored, Grade One listed building will become the headquarters of Derby firm of accountants Smith Cooper in 2013. Read more

St Helen's House, Derby. The recently restored, Grade One listed building the former home of Derby Grammar School. (Photo and copyright: G J Whitby. March 2013.)[ + enlarge ]

St Helen's House, Derby.
The recently restored Grade One listed building. The former home of Derby Grammar School.
(Photo: G J Whitby. March 2013.)

 

Old Derbeian Society Centennial Dinner - Saturday, November 10th

Sir Michael Bishop Hall, Derby Grammar School

2012 annual dinner of the Old Derbeian Society held at Derby School, Littleover.[ + enlarge ]

The Centennial Dinner of the Old Derbeian Society held at Derby School, Littleover. November, 2012.
(Photo: Ian Louch, Chairman of Derby Grammmar School PTA.)
(Click to view large version.)

The Society held a highly successful Centennial Dinner to mark the close of the Society's Centenary year 2011 - 2012 on Saturday 10th November 2012. More than 150 members and guests attended the Dinner which was held in the Sir Michael Bishop Hall at Derby Grammar School by kind permission of the Governors and the Headmaster. Read more.

 

Newsletter Archive

Latest Newsletter and Society Mailing

The 2013 newsletter is available online.
An electronic version is now available to download and keep.

"The New Derbeian" Newsletter

Derby Grammar School former pupils' newsletter. For recent news of your Derby Grammar School colleagues click on the link below.

New Derbeian Newsletter 2010 (PDF)

 

Hedley W. A. Alcock O.B.E.

Hedley W. A. Alcock O.B.E., past President of the Old Derbeian Society.

Hedley W. A. Alcock O.B.E., past President

Hedley W. A. Alcock O.B.E. the recent past President of the Old Derbeian Society between 2010 and 2012, passed away around noon on Monday 25th March 2013. He fought bravely against illness for many months and will be greatly missed.

A full obituary has been placed within the 2013 Newsletter.

 

Old Derbeian Society Archivist

It is hard to appreciate that it is just over three years since the post of Archivist was created in September 2010. However, so much water has gone under that bridge since then it is hard to know where to commence except to report how generous Old Derbeians, Old Derby School pupils and their respective wives and families have been to ensure our history is not forgotten with the passage of time.

We wish to point you on this website firstly to the section headed School History and in particular to School History pages 1 to 3, then School History Archive 1 and 2.

In this year's 2013 Newsletter a flavour was given of how this generosity has certainly surprised us with all your great responses. Without your help and support there will be no recorded archives for those that follow us.

The same short article in the 2013 Newsletter reported we had had a 79% increase in submissions from November 2012 to September 2013. At the time of updating this website at the very end of October this percentage figure has already gone up to 87% with a new grand total of 618 submissions.

Remember, our door is always open for the receipt of photographs and other memorabilia and we will ensure they receive and are given the care and consideration they need.

Contact is easily made by clicking here to e-mail the Old Derbeians

 

School Reunions

Why not see whether you could set up a gathering of the Old Derbeians from your intake year? You can never know what might be turned up when you & your fellows take a trip down memory lane!

A brief letter to the Editor of the Old Derbeians Society website may well set you off on the trail of the members of your year of entry.

 

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