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The Old Brutonian Association was founded in 1893 and has two main objectives which are enshrined to our Rules: to promote contact amongst Old Brutonians and to further the interests of the School. On this page you will find contact information, photo galleries, back issues of The Old Brutonian magazine and details of forthcoming events. You can also complete a simple form below to update the OBA with your latest contact information.

The Association supports and organises various events throughout the year; the London Lunch held in December, the AGM, various sports fixtures against the School as well as assorted social events run by Old Brutonians around the world. The Rules also require the publishing of an annual newsletter, The Old Brutonian and the maintenance of a charitable trust that finances a number of charitable purposes, including two scholarships to current pupils.

With only a few exceptions, pupils at King’s automatically become members of the Association upon leaving school. The Association is an entirely independent body working from an office within King’s. We are in regular contact with the Headmaster and the teaching staff and are grateful for the support given to us by the School for those activities which take place in Bruton.

The OBA office is run by the Hon Secretary (Rose Vigers-Belgeonne) and Gilly Bunday, Assistant Secretary. Please use the contact details below to get in touch with the OBA office.

OBA News & Announcements

RICHARD (DICK) HOWELL (N48/52)

More sad news today as we heard about the death in April of Dick Howell who was at King's between 1948-1952.  Brother of John (N/P41/44) and father of Matthew (N48/52). 

BRIAN SPURWAY (N44/49)

It is with great sadness that we have recently heard of the death of Brian Spurway in South Africa.  His widow writes that he died in her arms after a long battle with diabetes.  He was 86.

JEREMY GYLES (O46/50)

It is with great sadness that we have recently heard of the death of Jeremy Gyles. No more information is available at the time of writing.

'ASH' HANSON 

Old Brutonians – particularly those who were at King’s in the 1960s and 1970s – will be very sad to learn of the death of ‘Ash’ Hanson. From 1959 to 1979 Ash was a fine teacher of Maths and also, for some senior pupils, Philosophy and Comparative Religions. He also acted as External Examinations officer for many years.

Ash lived quietly with his wife, Joyce, in Sunnydene and, as Buddhists, they enjoyed practising Yoga. Ash was a most agreeable member of the Staff Common Room, known for his friendliness, dry wit, and moral and intellectual integrity. On his retirement, he and Joyce moved to Charmouth, where they remained for many years.

Ash died on 3 August 2015, aged 97, in a Nursing Home in Beer. Joyce pre-deceased him. 

A Day of Celebration - Dinner - 11th June

So far we have over 100 tickets reserved by Old Brutonians (old and young), parents and staff for this four course gourmet meal, interspersed with music performed by King's pupils. 

OB David Macklin returns with his Gazelle

The pupils in the School CCF had a rare treat today - a ride in a Gazelle helicopter.  Old Brutonian Captain David Macklin AAC, currently serving as SO3 Officer Recruiting for the Army Air Corps, returned to King's together with a Gazelle helicopter.  David and his crew landed on Abbey Playing Fields and spent the afternoon taking 4th Form pupils in the CCF for trips around Bruton and further afield.  It was a a memorable occasion for the pupils (and some staff).  Huge thanks to David and his crew.

Brand New OBA Blazers

We have just placed an order for nearly 60 blazers.  The take-up has been incredibly encouraging and we are looking forward to taking delivery of them later this Summer.  If you are interested in having one, further bulk orders can be placed and you should please e-mail the OBA office.

 

OBA Events

London Lunch - Friday 2nd December 2016

If you would like tickets for this event, please e mail Gilly in the OBA Office. The ticket cost is £95 but in keeping with last year there is a small discount for under 25 year olds.  Again this year, the event will be held at Stationers' Hall near St Paul's and nearer the time the menu and list of those attending will be on the website.  Please do e mail the office if you have any queries.

 

A Day of Celebration – Saturday 11th June 2016

  • Open to all parents and past pupils.
  • Tours of Houses and School.
  • OBA and parent matches - Old Boys' Cricket, Old Girls' Tennis & Old Boys' Tennis - if you are interested in playing in a match please email the OBA office.
  • Tea on Hyde for all – players and spectators.
  • Black tie dinner – by ticket only £50 – NOW FULLY SOLD OUT.
ALRIGHTTOML04/09
BARBERCHRIS AND EMMAPARENTS
BARBERALFIEO09/12
BELGEONNEDAMIAN & ROSESTAFF
BIDDULPHSTAFFORDO82/87
BISSETTMATTN99/04
BUNDAYNICK AND GILLY STAFF
CATLEY-DAYJAMESB05/10
CHARLIERDAISYW06/11
CHICHESTERHARRYN06/12
CLOTHIERTOM AND ELIZABETHO79/82
COLEBATCHPHILIP AND LUCINDAPARENTS
CRACKNELL (NEE ETHERINGTON)OLIVIAW97/02
CURRYWILL  B05/10
DAVIESCHARLOTTEP05/10
DAWEKATIE AND WILLHON OB
DEANEYEDN06/11
EARLEGUYN09/11
EVANSGARETH AND JILLIANHON OB
EVANSENFYSP09/14
FLEMINGDAVID AND HERMINAB73/76
GALLANNAUGHROGER AND JUDYO54/57
GARAIANNIEW06/11
GARTELLCHARLIE AND WIFEPARENTS
GRAHAMTRESHAM AND STEPHANIEO87/92
GUNNINGTOML04/07
HALLJEREMY AND JUDITHL60/64
HARVEYWILL   N05/10
HINDLEYDAVIDHON OB
HOBHOUSEEDWARD AND MRSGOVERNOR
HUNTTHOMASN04/10
HUNTEMMAA07/12
JUNEMANCOLIN AND JANHON OB
KAYEREBECCAW07/19
KAYESTUARTN06/11
MANTJULIAN AND CLAREPARENTS
MASTERS DAVIDO02/07
MCDERMIDRICHARD AND JOPARENTS
MITCHELLALEXB06/11
OZANNELUCYP/A06/09
PACKERJOHN AND WIFEL92/97
PALMERKIRSTEN AND ANDYOBA PRESIDENT
PALMERANTHONY AND MRSSENIOR WARDEN
PATELKRUPALIA07/09
PESTANANICKL06/11
PHILLIPSPETER AND SARAHL60/65
PICKTHALLAMANDA AND MARKPARENTS
PITTWILLIAM AND TRACYANNEL93/98
READ MICHAEL AND WENDYP/L52/57
RHYS-JONESCHRIS O45/49
RILEYHONORPARENT
ROBINSON MICHAEL AND DRUISILLAP40/44
SAGEANDREW  B04/09
SALMONEDWARD   B03/08
SALMONLUCYP05/10
SNOOKROBERT AND SALLYB62/65
SQUIRERICHARD AND ROLLAP87/92
SQUIREEDWARD AND CAROLINEP93/98
SQUIREPETER AND CAROLYNP59/63
STANFORD TUCKVERITY W97/02
STANFORD TUCKCLEM AND DAVIDP04/09
SULLIVANRICHARDN58/62
THORNHILLELLIOTTB07/12
TRISTOLIO06/11
WALTERSKEITH AND LIBBYPARENTS
WARREN PRICEKEITH AND PENNYB60/65
WATSONTOBYN06/11
WESTMICHAELO49/55
WHEELERJAMES AND ALEXIAPARENTS
WHITTAKERALLEN AND SHIRLEYP48/50
WILCOXMATTB04/09
WILMOTTWINB04/09
WILMSHURSTIAN AND HELENHEADMASTER
WILTONCHRISTOPHERB06/11
WINSTONEGEORGEO05/10
YEANDELDANEL10/14
YEANDELORION AND AMANDAPARENTS

Beating Retreat – Friday 17th June

  • Invitation only.

The London Lunch – Friday 2nd December

  • Stationers’ Hall, London.
  • Book tickets by completing this form.

First of the Month Club - 3rd May, 7th June, 4th October, 1st November, 6th December

  • Casual drinks on the first Tuesday of each month (term time only) - 7.00pm – 8.30pm.
  • Open to all Old Brutonians - just turn up.  
  • Usually held in the Club Room, At the Chapel, High Street, Bruton – though always check this website page for details as occasionally the event takes place at King’s.

Contact the OBA

  • Address: The OBA Office, King’s School, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0ED.
  • Telephone: 01749 813253.
  • Emailoba@kingsbruton.com.

Update your contact information with the OBA

 
If you have news or a change of address that you would like to advise us of, please fill out this online form.    Many thanks.
 

 

OBA Magazine - Back Issues

The Old Brutonian - 2016

 

Further back issues can be found below:

  • The Old Brutonian - 2015
  • The Old Brutonian - 2014
  • The Old Brutonian - 2013
  • The Old Brutonian - 2012
  • The Old Brutonian - 2011
  • The Old Brutonian - 2010

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