Welcome to the website of the Old Derbeian Society!
The Old Derbeian Society is made up of former pupils of the old Derby School (at St Helen's House, Moorway Lane, Amber Valley and Overton Hall) and Derby Grammar School.
The Society aims:
- to keep Old Derbeians in touch with one another and with the present school;
- to organise social events and sporting fixtures;
- to foster memory of the old Derby School and support the new Derby Grammar School, also to further the interests of the Schools past and present members.
Take a look through the website for access to the Society archives including photos, newsletters and a brief history of Derby School.
Old Derbeian's can get in touch with old school mates using the newly added forum and database within the members' only area. Members' who have provided the society with an email address should have received the password; if you would like access to these features please get in touch.
We are currently working on improving the site including adding photos, updating the archives and including event details. Moving forward the Society also intends to improve our social media presence, links to which can be found in the header and footer of each page.
Get in touch with the Society with any ideas you might have for events, content you want to see on this site or old photos we can add to the collection. Even better - why not join the committee and help run the society? Email us at email@example.com
Whatever happened to the Honours Boards?????
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NEWS ITEM - The Three Archivists strike gold!
We found over 150 previously forgotten B&W photographs of Cadet Corps parades, the river swim, , annual dinner events, the opening of Moorway Lane new school in 1966 and the actual Cadet Corps attendance registers from 1948 to around 1960's, and much, much more.
We need OD's to identify many of the photographs as they don't even tell us what year or even what event, such a shame?
One example shown is of a school party aboard a merchant ship. My recollection is sometime around the late 1940's a special visit was made to such a ship when in harbour or at a port, may be Liverpool?. If one looks carefully one can pick out Les Bradley as HM, Rob Butler and Pop Burns. I recognise Barry Cope, Keith Smith, John B. Hilling, Bunting, Dyer and Murray King. Can you help us date the photograph and also name the pupils and the occasion?
MEMBERS AREA ACCESS
Have you got any old School Photos?
We are looking to gather as many photos of old school as we can for our web site and Facebook Page. So if you are having a clear out at home and wish to share some old memories, then please upload them on our Facebook page or send them to the archivist, Barrie Sheard by email or post
Kings Crescent replaces Old School
OUR MERCHANDISE IS NOW ON SALE
(We hope to have a Paypal account up and running shortly)
Derby School CCF- Centenary Celebrations DVD
A DVD of the Derby School CCF Centenary Celebrations at Parkers Piece 16th July 1962
A History of Derby School Cadet Corps
A History of the Derby School Cadet Corps (second & revised edition) written by Andrew Polkey, an Old Derbeian and member of the cadet corps at the school.
A very thoughtful and memory provoking read for those who were members of the corps.