King's Bruton

The OBA

In This Section

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. OBA Merchandise can be ordered by visiting this page here.

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 Rose Vigers-Belgeonne, the Hon Secretary and Gilly Bunday, Assistant Secretary. Please use the contact details below to get in touch with the OBA Office.

In Memoriam

PHILIP RILEY (P87/92)

We are very sad to announce the death of Philip Riley, after a brave battle against Hodkin Lymphoma.  A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Norton-sub-Hamdon, on Tuesday 6th August at 12 noon, followed by burial in the churchyard and afterwards at the Lord Nelson.

JONATHAN ROBERTS (O73/75)

We have recently heard of the death of Jonathan Roberts, who passed way on 28th May 2019.  No further details are known.

MICHAEL ROBINSON (P40/44) - UPDATED DETAILS

A Service of Thanksgiving will be held in the Quire of Wells Cathedral on Wednesday 2nd October with refreshments afterwards in the Transept. If you would like to attend please email Michael's son Ian, on rainboum@gmail.com.

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the death at the age of 92 of Air Vice-Marshal Michael Robinson CB, one of the most distinguished of Old Boys, on Wednesday 5th June, just days after he attended, with his son Ian, the School's annual Commemoration celebrations. Michael came to King's in 1940, joining New House initially. Three years later he moved over the river to become one of the founder members of Priory House. He was a talented sportsman, captaining the School's Hockey XI, and playing in the Cricket XI, and he was School Prefect in his final year, leaving in 1944. He then went to Cranwell, the start of his distinguished career in the RAF. He steadily earned promotion, filling a number of posts, including Commander of RAF Lossiemouth and Director General of Organisation at the Air Ministry. His son Ian, and daughter Jennie, both came to King's and Michael was President of the OBA from 1975 to 1978 and a Governor of King's in the 1980s, becoming Junior Warden. Michael was a most loyal and supportive friend of the School and those working in it. When Governor, he moved to a house near Wells so he could keep in touch with the School more easily and he and his wife, Dru, were most generous hosts there on many occasions. We will remember with affection his modest manner, the warmth of his friendship, and many, often private acts of kindness. 

KRISTIAN WARD (O87/92) - UPDATED INFORMATION

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the death of Old Brutonian and Hazlegrovian Kristian Ward. Kristian left King’s in 1992 and went on to join the Royal Navy completing four tours of Afghanistan as a harrier pilot, following in the footsteps of his father Commander Sharkey Ward, ace pilot of the Falklands War. Kristian came out of the forces and became a domestic pilot with Jet2 and ended up being Base Captain up in Newcastle. Kristian passed away on 14th November 2018.  His funeral took place on Tuesday 27th November 2018. CLOSE FRIENDS OF KRIS WISHING TO ATTEND HIS MEMORIAL EVENT ARE ASKED TO CONTACT HIS FATHER sharkeyward2@gmail.com. 

JAMES R WILLS (B64/68)

We have just heard of the very recent death of James Wills - who passed away after a short, but very aggressive, illness.  James had spent the last 15 years living in France where his funeral was, but there will be a Memorial Service on Friday 25th January in Corsham Church at 2.00pm. 

JOHN CANN (former HM of Hazlegrove)

John Cann passed away on 16th November at the age of 84.  A Memorial Service will be held at St Peter's Church, Shaftesbury on 12th December at 12.30pm.  

DAVID MYRES (P79/84)

We have just learnt of the very sad and sudden death of David Myres, brother of Peter (O81/85) and Charles (P82/87) on 1st October.  He was laid to rest on 19th October at St James' Church Stedham.   No further details are known.

RICHARD J ELLIS (N58/62)

With great sadness we have today heard of the death of Richard J Ellis, at the age of 73.  A private family service was held at Lincoln Crematorium on 16th July and a memorial event will take place at 3pm on Friday 14th September at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh.

http://www.scotsman.com/news/obituaries/obituary-richard-john-ellis-master-of-education-lecturer-in-communications-trainer-and-speech-expert-1-4776677

DAVID HICKLEY (040/44)

All Old Brutonians as well as many friends of the School in Bruton and beyond will be very sad to hear that David Hickley OB died on Thursday evening, 2nd August, in Yeovil Hospital following a stroke. He was 92 years old. David was Head of School in his final year as a pupil at King’s and then, after a short time away, he returned to help in the running of the Junior School in Plox House. In 1947 he went with the Plox boys to Hazlegrove House where, with his practical knowledge and varied skills, he was instrumental in the establishment and survival of the Junior School there. He subsequently returned to King’s to act as Steward in support of the Bursar and, in 1958, he took over as Bursar, a post he held until his retirement in 1984. He also played an active part in local politics, serving as District Councillor for many years. Despite gradually losing his sight David never lost his interest in King’s and in the town of Bruton, and in his final years he took particular delight in welcoming OBs to South Cary House in Castle Cary. He retained a most remarkable memory to the very end and so we have lost both a loyal and good friend as well as a source of information about the School and its pupils stretching back many decades. He will be greatly missed.

There is to be a private cremation in Yeovil, and in due course there will be a Memorial Service in Bruton to which everyone will be welcome. Details of this will be circulated as soon as arrangements are confirmed.

SIR PETER SQUIRE - update on Memorial Service

A Memorial Service for the life and work of Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter Squire GCB DFC AFC DSc FRAeS, will be held at The RAF Church of St Clement Danes, Strand, London, WC2R 1DH, at 11.30am, on Friday 1st June 2018.

Dress for the occasion will be full ceremonial day dress (no sword) for Serving Officers, morning dress or lounge suit (full size medals may be worn) for civilians.

Those wishing to attend are asked to apply for tickets (stating their connection, if any, to Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter Squire) from:
Mrs Michele Small, 
S03 RAF Ceremonial Events, 
RAF Ceremonial Office, 
RAF Northolt, 
Ruislip
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by no later than Friday 27th April 2018. Please mark the envelope 'Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter Squire'.

Each applicant must provide their full name, home address, date and place of birth, as well as either a passport or driving licence number. Applications must be accompanied by a SAE to ensure the issue of tickets.

Please note that the church only has a seating capacity of 680 and it is expected that there will be a large turnout.

HENRY HOPE-FROST (N85/89)

We have just heard of the very sad and sudden death of Henry Hope-Frost, renown motoring racing journalist and commentator, who was tragically killed in a motoring accident last week.  No more details are known. 

HUBERT DOGGART - update

We were greatly saddened to hear of the death last week of Hubert Doggart, Headmaster of King’s from 1972 to 1985.  There will be a Memorial Service, to commemorate his life, in Chichester Cathedral on Friday 27th April, at 2.00pm.

SIR PETER SQUIRE (P59/63)

It is with deep sadness that we report the sudden death of Air Chief Marshall Sir Peter Squire GCB, DFC, AFC, DL, DSc, FRAeS's (P59/63).   One of King's School's most distinguished Old Boys, and a loyal, supportive friend to many at both King's and Hazlegrove.  During his time at King’s Sir Peter played 1st XI cricket and 1st XV rugby, and was a School Prefect. He won a scholarship to RAF Cranwell, and began his operational career flying Hunters in Singapore. In 1970 he became a qualified flying instructor, and in 1972 he won the Wright Jubilee Trophy for solo aerobatics. In 1973-4 he was the team leader of the Red Arrows. He returned to operational flying on the Harrier, and in 1981 took command of No. 1 Squadron, RAF Wittering. During the battle for the Falklands in 1982 he led the Squadron into action, becoming the first RAF pilot to launch a laser-guided ‘smart’ bomb in combat, while attacking Argentinian troops on Mount Longdon. Two days previously his cockpit was hit by Argentinian fire. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery during the campaign. (He had narrow escapes when he crash landed at Port San Carlos airstrip, and again just days before the war ended when a Blowpipe missile exploded near his Harrier, and a bullet penetrated his cockpit. After the war, engine failure forced him to eject before his aircraft crashed into the sea off Cape Pembroke).Sir Peter was Chief of the Air Staff from 2000 to 2003 and, following his retirement, he became a Commissioner of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and their Vice President from 2005 until 2008. In 2006 he was appointed Chairman of Trustees of the Imperial War Museum. He was a long-serving Governor of King's, and Senior Warden of King’s School from 2004 to 2011. Sir Peter and Lady Squire’s three sons – Christopher, Richard and Edward - all attended both Hazlegrove and King’s. 

There will be a small private funeral for family next week and a Memorial Service in London in due course. When details for this are available we will be sure to let you know. 

JOHN FITZMAURICE PETTY (N48/53) (update)

We have just heard that on Saturday 14th April, at 2.00pm, there will be a service celebrating the life of The Very Rev John Petty (Dean Emeritus) at Coventry Cathedral.  All are welcome. 

JOHN FENWICK MOORE (P58/62)

We have recently heard, from his widow, of the sad news of John Moore's death, in January 2016.  "An honourable man, much loved".  No more details are known.

ROBIN GRINT (P48/51)

We have recently heard from Malcolm Grint (P46/51) that his brother Robin has recently sadly died.  His funeral will be towards the end of January and if we hear more, we will be sure to post the information here.

JAMES (JIM) NOWELL PLOX & OLD 34/43

We are sorry to report that Jim Nowell passed away on Christmas Day. Sadly we have no further details.  

SIMON BENNETT (HEAD OF ENGLISH)

With great sadness I write of the sudden and very sad death on 15th September 2017 of Simon Bennett, Associate OB.  Simon was Head of English at King's from 1988 for ten years.  UPDATE: SIMON'S FUNERAL WILL TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAY 5TH OCTOBER AT 12 NOON IN ST MARY'S CHURCH, BRUTON.  ALL ARE MOST WELCOME.

JOHN FITZMAURICE PETTY (N48/53)

We have recently been advised of the sad death of The Rev John Petty (N48/53), Dean Emeritus of Coventry Cathedral, who died peacefully on 23rd August 2017.  A funeral service will take place on 7th September at St Chad's Shrewsbury, at 1.00pm.  A thanksgiving service at Coventry Cathedral will follow at a future date.  The family have requested no flowers please. 

PETER STOKES (O/P42/48)

Peter Stokes passed away on 2nd July 2017 - no further details are known.

VINCENT HEWLETT (N43/46)

We have recently heard of the death of Vincent Hewlett who passed away on 5th July 2017. No further details are known.

ANTHONY JOHN WOODFORD (O44/50)

We only just heard the sad news of the death of Anthony Woodford, who died on 26th August 2016.  No more details were given.

JOHN STURROCK (P43/49)

We have today heard from the son of John Sturrock that sadly John passed away on 14th August this year, aged 87.  There will be a memorial service at 3.00pm on 5th September at All Saints Church, Lindfield, West Sussex, to which everyone is most welcome. 

ARNOLD STEPHENSON (O42/45)

The Telegraph reports that sadly Arnold Stephenson has recently passed away aged 89.    No further details are available. 

JAMES ROE (P48/52)

With sadness we have read today of the death of James Roe. No further details are available. 

HARRY CORBETT (L11/16)

Harry Corbett 's Thanksgiving Service has been arranged for Wednesday, 5th July at 3.00pm at St Mary's Church in Bruton BA10 0EF. David, Barbara and Jack Corbett would love for you all to come to help celebrate Harry's life. They are more than happy for you to wear your favourite rugby, football or sporting top if you want to. If you are planning on coming to give thanks for Harry's life please do let us know so sufficient tea can be provided afterwards.

JOHN PERRETT (P48/51)

With great sadness we have learnt of the death of John Perrett who passed away in December of last year aged 82. No more details are available.

JOHN RALPH RUDD HAYWARD (P43/46)

We are sad to report the death of John Hayward (P43/46) who died on 16th March aged 87. No further details are known but the message from his widow, who rang the day before his funeral, said "and he is wearing his OB tie as I speak". 

TONY WALKER - former member of staff

It is with great sadness that we report of the death of Tony Walker, who worked as SSI of the School's CCF between 1981-1993.  During his time at King's, he also made a huge contribution to the sporting life, in particular the shooting, hockey, rugby and golf teams.  Tony was forced to take early retirement in 1993 due to health problems which continued to dog him until his death in April of this year. He was aged 80.  More details will be published in the 2018 Magazine.

 

JOHN ROBERTS (N51/54)

It is with great sadness that we have recently heard of the death of John Roberts (affectionately known as 'Congo John'). Unfortunately no more details are available. 

Read Peter Tremlett's Memories of King's Bruton
 

 

JOHN ALAN GRAVES (N56/61)

It is with great sadness that we have recently heard about the death of John Graves who passed away on 14th August this year.  His widow wrote that "he remembered his school days with great pleasure and was proud to have been there.  He also so enjoyed the magazine".  No more details are available. 

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 & News

London Lunch 2019 - Friday 6th December

Owing to some recent cancellations, there are still a few places left at this year’s London Lunch on 6th December. If you are interested in joining us this year, please contact oba@kingsbruton.com

AllenRussellNew1990-1993
ArmstrongRachaelWellesley1990-1992
AshtonMonicaHon OB
Astley-SparkeRobertBlackford1982-1985
AubertinGuyNew1987-1992
BarberAlfieOld2009-2011
BarberChrisOld1979-1981
BarnfieldMichaelNew1969-1974
BarnfieldPeterNew1965-1971
BeachRogerNew1960-1964
Beresford JonesEdwardOld1990-1995
BernierMartinNew1988-1993
BerryRobertPriory1957-1961
BlundenGregBlackford1987-1992
BrittenDanielPriory1993-1998
BruntonGemmaWellesley1992-1994
BundayGillyOBA Assistant Secretary
BurrageJamesPriory1994-1999
BurrowsHenryOld1990-1995
CampbellCharliePriory1993-1998
Carew-GibbsHannahWellesley1996-1998
CarpenterPaulNew1966-1970
Chetwynd-StapletonEmmaWellesley1985-1987
ColemanJohnNew1945-1948
ComerGeorgeNew1954-1959
ConciAlexanderBlackford1986-1991
CoxJonOld1981-1986
CravenJamesBlackford1976-1981
CroftsRussellLyon1987-1992
Da SilvaNunoBlackford1982-1986
DanielDavidNew House1956-1962
DaweJaneyWellesley1995-1997
DixSophieWellesley1989-1991
DobsonPeterOld1960-1965
DouglasHarveyPriory1993-1998
DunnMarkPriory1995-2000
EvansGarethHon OB1988-2017
FlemingDavidBlackford1973-1978
FlemingJohn KaiBlackford1988-1993
FlemingHerminaguest
FootJosephOld House1993-1998
FranklinSuzieWellesley1996-1998
GallannaughRogerOld1954-1957
GammonBillyPriory1987-1992
GammonNickPriory1986-1991
GodfreyCharlotteWellesley1987-1989
GrahamDanielOld1984-1989
GrahamTreshamOld1982-1987
GrahamDavidOld1960-1965
GrahamSophieWellesley1988-1990
GravesTommasNew1951-1955
GreenMattPriory1995-2000
HammondDanielLyon1988-1993
HaywardGeoffNew1958-1961
HindleyDavidHon OB
HowellMatthewNew1982-1987
JamesAndyBlackford1986-1991
JarmanGeoffreyNew1940-1945
JeffreySpencerPriory1982-1987
JunemanColinHon OB
JunemanJanHon OB
JusztRichardPriory1982-1986
JuxonKateWellesley1987-1989
KayeStuartNew2006-2011
KempJonathanOld1982-1986
LakeyJasmineWellesley1996-1998
LaurenceRichardBlackford1973-1977
LazenbyEdwardNew1981-1984
Lloyd DaviesMarkLyon1988-1993
Lloyd DaviesLukeLyon1991-1996
LongmanJohnPriory1956-1961
LongmanBenOld1988-1992
LongmanMichaelOld1984-1989
LotoRebeccaWellesley1987-1989
MarshfieldAshleyDirector of Music
McCallumTimOld1990-1995
McCreaNigelOld1961-1965
McKenzieSandyLyon1995-2000
McKenzieDougLyon1989-1994
McNeilJamesPriory1987-1992
MenzelKarenWellesley1988-1990
MilesJohnNew1981-1986
MorganAndrewBlackford1972-1977
NewmanBenPriory1985-1990
NoelChristopherOld1956-1961
OsborneJoWellesley1990-1992
PalmerAnthonySenior Warden
PalmerEdwardLyon1987-1992
PalmerKirstenHall School1969-1971
ParkerJasonBlackford1968-1973
ParkerRoryOld1998-2000
PhillipsPeterLyon1960-1965
PittWillLyon1993-1998
Pointon TaylorCharlesNew1960-1965
PontinJerryNew1956-1960
PoultonDavidPriory1965-1970
RawlesNormanNew1960-1965
ReadMichaelPriory/Lyon1952-1957
ReeveGaryNew1987-1992
Rhys JonesChrisOld1945-1949
RisbridgerEricBlackford1972-1976
RobsonGeorgeOld1990-1995
RobsonTomOld1987-1992
RobsonNormanOld1954-1959
RoebuckJimHon OB
SaebiSassanBlackford1973-1976
SageDavidBlackford1972-1977
SageAndrewBlackford2004-2009
SageHenryBlackford2003-2006
SampsonHelenaWellesley1985-1987
SargantRichardBlackford1972-1976
Savage-BaileyDavidNew1987-1992
ScottRobertOld1968-1973
SnookSallyThe Hall School1972-1973
SnookRobertBlackford1962-1965
SquireEdwardPriory1993-1998
StaceyRichardBlackford1993-1998
StanwayStephenLyon1976-1980
StewartFraserOld1987-1992
StrevensJamesNew1986-1991
StuartIanNew1981-1984
SuffolkTomPriory & Blackford1958-1963
SullivanRichardNew1958-1962
TaylorRichardOld1957-1961
ThomasEdwardLyon1993-1998
ThomasJamesLyon1990-1995
TurnerBenOld1986-1991
UptonChrisNew1988-1993
VigersRoseHon OB
VineTimLyon1988-1993
ViraniFeizelBlackford1972-1978
VivianSimonOld1966-1970
WalthamJamesOld1987-1992
WaltherJulianOld1956-1959
WarrenPeterNew1982-1987
Warren PriceKeithBlackford1960-1965
WebbHannahWellesley1991-1993
WestMichaelOld1949-1955
WhiteRichardBlackfodr1967-1972
WilliamsPhilipPriory1987-1992
WilliamsColinLyon1965-1968
WillyRobertLyon1957-1960
WilmshurstIanHeadmaster
WilsonRupertBlackford1982-1986
WiltonChristopherBlackford2006-2011
WinterRichardPriory1951-1956
WintherAngusOld1980-1985
WoodJohnOld1956-1959
WoodJamieOld/Blackford1958-1962
ZlattingerAndrePriory1986-1989

Beating Retreat - Friday 22nd March at 5.00pm

You are all invited to watch the School's Military Band perform Beating Retreat on Friday 22nd March at 5.00pm.  For the first time, this event will take place in Old House Yard with refreshments thereafter in the new Music School.  To book a place, please contact oba@kingsbruton.com.

Latest news - January 2019

Dear Old Brutonians and Honorary Old Brutonians

Happy New Year and I do hope you all had a good Christmas.

I am writing with a quick update on some of the main events we have planned during this auspicious and very exciting 500th anniversary year.

Tuesday 15th January - The first OB gathering of the new year will take place in the John Davie Room at King’s.  Partners are, as always, very welcome.  Drinks and a hot, light fork supper will be served between 7.00pm – 9.00pm.  It would be really helpful to know how many we are catering for, so please do drop me a line if you intend joining us.

Monday 25th February - The King’s Chapel Choir will be singing Evensong in St Paul’s Cathedral.  This event is open to everyone and tickets are not required.  The service will start at 5.00pm and St Paul's have advised us that guests should "meet under the north side of the Dome by 4.40pm and identify themselves to the duty Steward or Virger.  The service will start at 5.00pm.  As many as possible will be seated in the Quire and additional guests will be seated under the Dome.  Guests will need to leave the cathedral immediately after the service".  Please be aware that photography is not permitted in the Cathedral at any time.

Saturday 9th March - Swing into Spring.  This annual dinner dance showcasing the School’s Big Band is always a very popular event.  This year will be David Gorodi’s last year as Director of Music, as he sadly retires from teaching at the end of the Summer Term and, as a result, we expect demand for tickets to be even greater than usual.  If you are keen to attend please keep an eye on the school website, as tickets will be available to purchase on line.

Friday 22nd March - CCF Biennial Inspection and Beating Retreat.  The Inspection, due to be taken by Maj Gen McLean CBE, and the day’s activities are, I’m afraid, by invitation only, but I do hope many of you may be able to join us for the ever-popular Beating Retreat performed by the School’s Military Band later in the afternoon, commencing at 5.00pm.  This year the event will be performed in Old House Yard followed by tea in the Hauser & Wirth Recital Hall.

Thursday 28th March - Official Opening of the new Music School.  More details will be forthcoming in due course, but this event will be by invitation only.

Saturday 15th June - This year’s Day of Celebration will be the main celebrations of our exciting 500th Anniversary year.  A full programme of the day’s events can be found here.  If you are keen to attend any part of the day, please do register your interest on the form, as it will greatly help us with catering and the logistics of the day.  Sadly, however, there are no tickets remaining for the Ball, but I do hope that many of you will join us for all or part of the day’s celebrations.   If you have booked tickets for the Ball they will be distributed later this term once all payments have been received.

September - Please note that, due to circumstances beyond our control, the Service of Celebration planned for 29th September has been cancelled.

Finally, I am delighted to let you know that we have now reached the £1m target for the 500th Anniversary Campaign Appeal, which was set by the Governors, and all the rooms in the Music School have been named in recognition of the most generous benefactors.  Thank you very much to all of you who have so generously given to this Campaign. The building is complete.  It is absolutely fantastic and a wonderful time-lapse video of its construction, from start to finish, can be seen here.  However, before we finalise the Donor Board there is still time to make a donation should you wish.  We will officially close the Appeal in the next couple of weeks, so please do get in touch by return if you would like to join the names of those on the Donor List.   It is still changing every day!

As always, if you have any questions regarding the above events or the 500th Anniversary, please do get in touch.  With very best wishes for this exciting year.

Gilly

London Lunch - Friday 30th November 2018

THIS EVENT IS OVER.  THOSE WHO ATTENDED CAN BE SEEN BELOW:

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OBA Drinks - Tuesday 25th September - THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER

The get together of OBs will take place on 25th September at 7.00pm at Fry’s Holt, Station Road, Bruton (the station looking building that you see as you drive up Dropping Lane out of Bruton; park at the station and walk down the road, or park at King’s and walk across Abbey) courtesy of Gordon Fry (ex HZG, and ex King’s parent).  All are very welcome – there will be wine and canapes.  To help with catering, it would be really helpful to know if you’re thinking of coming along.

OBA Drinks - Tuesday 8th May 2018 - THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER

The next OBA Drinks will take place on Tuesday 8th May, downstairs in the Club Room, At the Chapel in Bruton. Please do join us from 7.00pm - 8.30pm for a glass or two of wine.  No need to book; no cost; just turn up.

OBA Drinks - Tuesday 16th January 2018 - THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER.

This year's first OBA Drinks will take place on Tuesday 16th January, downstairs in the Club Room, At the Chapel in Bruton. Please do join us from 7.00pm - 8.30pm for a glass or two of wine.  All are welcome; no need to book; just turn up.  If you are planning to stay for supper in the Restaurant, you would be best advised to book a table  as it does get booked up.

London Lunch 2017 - Friday 1st December 2017 - THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER.

Bookings are now being taken for this year's London Lunch.  We will again be in the Stationers' Hall, near St Paul's.  The cost of the tickets remains the same this year (£90 - or £75 for under 25s).  For more details and to book your place please click here.  We have reached the 100 mark but it would be good to have more. The cut-off date for bookings will be 20th November 2017.

Day of Celebration - Saturday 16th June 2018 - THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER.

Cricket and cars, tennis and tea, dinner and dancing. Participate as much or as little as you want to.  More information will be posted shortly.

Contact the OBA

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

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OBA Magazine - Back Issues

The Old Brutonian - 2019

 

Further back issues can be found below:

  • The Old Brutonian - 2019
  • The Old Brutonian - 2018
  • The Old Brutonian - 2017
  • The Old Brutonian - 2016
  • 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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