OLD DERBEIAN SOCIETY
Hedley W. A. Alcock O.B.E.
Hedley W. A. Alcock O.B.E.
Hedley W. A. Alcock O.B.E., past President
(the recent past President of the
Old Derbeian Society between 2010 and 2012) passed away around noon
on Monday 25th March. He fought bravely against illness for many months and will
be greatly missed.
A full obituary will be published on the website later.
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.
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
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.
Latest Newsletter and Society Mailing
The 2012 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)
Old Derbeian Society Archivist
In an endeavour to ensure that our School past is remembered, recorded and not
lost due the passage of time the OD Committee, at their September 2010 meeting,
agreed to the appointment of an Archivist. They appointed J. Barrie Sheard, who
is an OD himself and a recently appointed Committee member. Barrie was at Derby
School from September 1945 to November 1950 when he left to follow his chosen
We are anxious that anyone (OD's and their respective families) with records of
their time at School including photographs and other written material considers
contacting Barrie, through our e-mail address, so that arrangements may be made
for their collection. Barrie still lives in Derbyshire, down in Shardlow, so
this makes this relatively easier for everyone.
Obviously some documents may be personal family photographs and treasured items
- we, the OD Society, will arrange for them to be copied electronically and
recorded so that the originals maybe returned safely.
We look forward to a 'bumper' response.
Click here to e-mail the Old Derbeians
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!
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.