2019 OFA Magazine

Deadline date for material submission 31st January, please please support by submitting something to Kev Parsons:
Please send in your memories of headmaster C.R.W. Francis if possible to add to some we have already.

2019 Founders Day Service

Saturday, 11th May 2019
Castleton Church
11:30 am
Jointly with LDS Old Girls

Buffet Lunch after in  The Memorial Hall, Digby Road – details to be confirmed. Probably £15/head. Probably tickets from Valerie Giles:
Please could you also email Philip if you intend on coming:

2019 Annual Dinner

Saturday, 12th October 2019
The Grange Hotel, Oborne
Further Details to be Notified

2018 Reunion


Saturday 13th October 2018
At Sherborne Golf Club DT9 4RN
6.45pm for 7.15pm
Tickets £20.00

The annual reunion dinner is open to all past pupils of Foster’s and Lord Digby’s schools, and all their wives, husbands and partners as well.

Had you considered making up a Year Group party?

Click below for menu and booking form

2018 AGM

will be held on

SATURDAY 13th OCTOBER 2018 at 5.30 pm
(Preceding the Reunion Dinner)

At the Sherborne Golf Club


• Minutes of the AGM 2017
• Matters arising from the Minutes
• Election of officers and committee
• Members’ Resolutions
• Any Other Business

Members are advised that should they wish to submit any
resolutions for consideration at the meeting, copy(ies) must
be forwarded to the Honorary Secretary of the Association
21 days prior to the meeting.

4 thoughts on “Events

  1. Kevin Waterfall October 18, 2016 / 7:47 am

    In Case I have not sent in the following information before.

    I met up with Nigel Sale (59 – 66), nicknamed Sam Sale, when he visited Sherborne to see his mother who is 94.
    Nigel lives with his wife in Durban, but he is a managing partner of ACUO an Operations and Strategy Management Consultant primarily serving the whole spectrum of the Construction Sector in the Middle East. This means that he commutes to work in Dubai so isn’t affected by Southern Rail or other UK commuting issues.
    He is well and as cheery and bright as ever

  2. Valerie Giles (née Long) January 23, 2018 / 3:39 pm

    Dear All Old Girls, Boys and Members of Staff,

    You are invited to the

    JOINT REUNION of L.D.S. O.G.A & O.F.A. on SATURDAY 12th MAY, 2018

    The bells will be ringing to welcome us all, members and non-members, to the

    2.00 pm L.D.S.O.G.A.Centenary Founder’s Day Service in Sherborne Abbey
    (Please note the new time)!

    The service will be followed by

    Afternoon High Tea in the Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne at about 3.30 pm

    The Digby Hall has greater capacity than The Eastbury and will be available until 7pm, giving us more time to catch up with friends! Please let any non-members of the O.G.A. know that it would be good to see them in the Abbey and at the Tea.
    Your spouse, partner, relative or friend would be welcome to come to the Service and Tea if you wish.

    Parking is available at the Digby Hall (49 spaces including 7 for disabled); in the Old Market Car Park (off Hound Street/Newland); at the bottom of Bristol Road in the Coldharbour Car Park; in Culverhayes Car Park, near Sainsbury’s (this being the most economical for all day parking)! For those who are disabled there are spaces opposite the Abbey in Digby Road and along the road in front of the Abbey as well as at the Digby Hall).

    Local Caterers “Dorset Delights” will be providing the tea, sandwiches,
    savoury snacks and cakes.
    Please add your dietary requirements on the attached form.
    Booking for the High Tea is essential!
    This year’s short A.G.M. for members of the O.G.A. will follow the
    afternoon tea at approx.5.15pm. in one of the side rooms.
    During the afternoon, in one of the rooms, we hope to show the film of
    John Betjeman’s visit to L.D.S in 1962.

    Invited Guests include:
    The Lord Lieutenant Angus Campbell; Lord Wingfield Digby
    Nicky Edwards, Head of The Gryphon School
    Jill Hogben, Mayor of Sherborne; The Vicar, Canon Eric Woods
    Sulin Milne(Sue Churchill) Assistant Curate, Church in Wales
    Sue Rawlinson, Former Deputy Head L.D.S.


    *Items for the Book “Memories of Lord Digby’s School” should be sent to
    Susan or Daphne
    as soon as possible, and no later than 28th February 2018.

    *If you have any news for the 2019 Magazine, please email it to
    Susan or Daphne
    or bring it in writing.

    *If you wish to have details of next year’s Reunion, please bring a stamped and addressed envelope with you or provide an email address.

    The Committee looks forward to seeing you at this Special Centenary Reunion.

    Yours sincerely,

    Val Giles (Long)
    Membership Secretary.

    *Please return the attached form if you wish to receive the Magazine (now every two years) and future communications from the O.G.A .

    NB. If we do not receive your form, no Magazine,
    nor further correspondence, will be sent to you!

    *Please return this form if you wish to receive the Magazine (now every two years) and future communications from the O.G.A .

    NB. If we do not receive your form, no Magazine, nor further correspondence, will be sent to you!


    ACCEPTANCES MUST REACH ME BY 22nd February 2018.

    To Val Giles, Membership Secretary L.D.S.O.G.A. 20 Verlands
    BS49 5BL

    *(Delete as applicable) I / We wish / do not wish / to attend the Afternoon Tea and enclose a cheque (made payable to ‘L.D.S. O.G.A.’) for £13.00 per person.

    (We have been able to keep the same price as last year, thanks to the many generous donations received. The cost includes the Organist and the Verger).

    (Tick as appropriate).
    *Please send me future correspondence, including the Magazine. YES NO
    Name ______________________ Maiden Name ________________

    Email address _______________________ Telephone ________________
    Date of Birth _______________________ Dates at LDS ________________

    OGA Member I wish to join the OGA and enclose £10 life membership fee

    Name of spouse/partner/friend/relative attending___________________________

    Dietary Requirement (Please tick)

    Gluten Free Diabetic Other ______________________________

    Transport required from the Abbey to the Digby Hall (for disabled or infirm)
    Yes No

  3. Pauline Batstone February 22, 2018 / 9:42 pm

    Panicking even more now….. we have had over 200 bookings for the Tea after the Reunion and although we have booked the largest hall we can find in Sherborne, we cannot include any more people because fire regulations do not permit more than 200 seated at tables. So I am very sorry but we are no longer able to accept any more bookings for the tea but will put names on a waiting list if people wish to contact Valerie as below.

    The Church Service is open to all and the Abbey will take a lot more than 200 people, so even if you cannot join us for tea, please do not be put off but come and enjoy what we hope will be a beautiful Church Service. There are also a number of nice eating places in Sherborne where you and your friends will be able to find afternoon tea.

    Pauline Batstone, Chairman LDS OGA.

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