Joint Founders Day Service – Saturday, 12th May 2018. 2.00pm. Sherborne Abbey and afterwards at The Digby Hall for Afternoon Tea.

Dear Members

Our Founders Day Service is coming up once again and as usual held jointly with the LDSOGA on 12th May. However this year is a little bit special being their Centenary Year. Hence a return to the Abbey and a change to the tea location. Please also note the revised Service time of 2pm.

Please find attached your Invitation and Booking Form.  The last date for booking your afternoon tea is the 22nd February 2018.

Booking is essential so that the caterers know the numbers attending well in advance.  Please send your form to the LDS address and annotate the form to highlight you are a member of the OFA.

I look forward to seeing you there

Yours faithfully

Philip Dolbear, Chairman

2018 OFA and LDSOGA Founders Day Service and Tea Booking Form January 2018

Looking Back at Lord Digby’s School

Booklet: When the Sherborne Museum exhibition ‘Looking Back at Lord Digby’s School’ was being planned for 2014 it was decided to collect a booklet of information and memories.  There are no plans to print this booklet at the present time but it can be downloaded here and is especially suitable for reading on a tablet computer.

Talk: 7 December 2017 – To follow on from the Sherborne Museum exhibition at the talk given,  as part of the 2017/18 series of museum Winter talks, the availability of this booklet being available via the website was announced.

Looking Back at Lord Digbys School

Remembrance Day 2017

On Friday 10th November the Gryphon School will be holding its annual remembrance service at 10:30 am. Old Fosterians will lay a wreath and read out the names of those Fosterians who gave their lives in the two worlds wars.
If Old Fosterians would like to attend then they are most welcome, but it would be helpful to know numbers so please let me know if you intend to be there – you can reply using the form here

Annual Remebrance Service at the Gryphon School
Annual Remebrance Service at the Gryphon School

LDS Magazine 2017

LDS Mag 2017

LDS OGA

Calling all former Lord Digby’s School pupils A reminder that there is still time, just, to send any information about yourself or friends to be included in the next magazine which is being worked on now – please send any copy to Susan McNight as we knew her, Susan Vincent as now ….susanvincent11@yahoo.co.uk. or to me p.batstone@btinternet.com. The next reunion is on Saturday, 13th May, 2.30 p.m. At Castleton Church with tea afterwards at the Eastbury – we need to know numbers for tea in advance. And another date for your diary – the 2018 reunion will celebrate the centenary of the Old Girls Association with the service being held in the Abbey, again during the afternoon. If you cannot come this year, please come and join us again in 2018 – from Pauline Batstone, Chairman LDS OGA.

Sherborne Museum : Looking Back at Foster’s School

From Barbara Elsmore of the Sherborne museum:

CoverBooklet: When the Sherborne Museum exhibition ‘Looking Back at Foster’s School’ was being planned for 2013 Ken House suggested that it would be good to have a booklet of some sort to accompany it. As I had started to collect memories from some of the old boys of the school we decided to begin with these and add to them throughout the time the exhibition was running and the resulting booklet contains twelve accounts contributed by former pupils ranging from the 1880s to the 1970s. In addition to these accounts you will find information on the history of the school. It was a very enjoyable experience for me to put this collection together and I hope that you too will enjoy reading through the accounts.

Looking Back at Foster’s School

Magazine

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And don’t forget the Facebook page which can be found here (links to other related sites can be found in the “blogroll” at the right of this page).

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  1. Pauline Batstone March 5, 2017 / 9:28 pm

    Calling all former Lord Digby’s School pupils A reminder that there is still time, just, to send any information about yourself or friends to be included in the next magazine which is being worked on now – please send any copy to Susan McNight as we knew her, Susan Vincent as now ….susanvincent11@yahoo.co.uk. or to me p.batstone@btinternet.com. The next reunion is on Saturday, 13th May, 2.30 p.m. At Castleton Church with tea afterwards at the Eastbury – we need to know numbers for tea in advance. And another date for your diary – the 2018 reunion will celebrate the centenary of the Old Girls Association with the service being held in the Abbey, again during the afternoon. If you cannot come this year, please come and join us again in 2018 – from Pauline Batstone, Chairman LDS OGA.

  2. Sandy Lowth ( nee Newman ) May 25, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    Thank you for the latest magazine. I’ve just spent a very relaxing afternoon in the sunshine reading from cover to cover !!

    Dates at LDS 1957-1964

    • Moira Morling December 29, 2017 / 10:55 pm

      Wow! A blast from the past! Happened to be idling away some time & there she is – Sandy Newman !! Would LOVE to get back in touch even if from a distance as I live in France . We were at LDS together – I’m Moira Morling. DO please pass on my email to Sandy.

  3. Clive Sheward November 30, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    As an old Fosterian I would like to be included n your mailing list, and if possible will attend the next reunion…. Having just turned 65 it will be a good time I feel.

    I have had had an interesting career thanks to Fosters and CRWF in particular, working in banking in the Middle and Far East rising to the giddy heights of CEO at the Bank of Maldives amongst others.

    Shame they sold the school, never have understood why……..

    Regards
    Clive Sheward. 1967 – 971

  4. Andrew Stewart April 3, 2018 / 2:07 pm

    Hi Clive

    I haven’t checked this site for a while – I meet up with Simon Ralph, Tim Lawes and Chris Fort fairly regularly. Last year Leon Nettley, Martin Eastment and Geoff Trevett joined in. I am trying to arrange another meeting – probably in London in the autumn – email me on andrew_stewart1@outlook.com and will let you know time and place when it is fixed

    All the best

    Andrew

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