The 2022 magazine is now available to read here and on the Magazine page – FOSTERIAN Spring 2022 – Final


22 April 1939 – 7 April 2020

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Mike Goode. As evidenced by the outpouring of emotion, memories and respect on social media to the news, Mike was one of the iconic Masters of Fosters School in recent times. As 1st Form Master, he was our first contact and guiding light for our early School days, and the experiences just got better from then on, whether in the Physics Lab, at Blashenwell Camp or in everyday life around the School, and Boarding House for some. 

He was devoted not only to the School, but afterwards to our Old Boys’ Association. We all owe him a debt of gratitude. In latter years he did not enjoy the best of health with Parkinsons, but with no surprise, he tackled this and ageing life with energy, a positive mind and always a cheery smile. Our thoughts go to Selina, his wife, Caroline and Jennifer, his daughters, and the wider family. We hope they will take some comfort that Mike is at peace, and also from the massive recognition he has received on the news of his passing.

Sadly on a national scale, these are unique times and we will not be able to pay our respects for, and celebrate Mike’s life for a little while. I know the family are planning something for later in the year and I hope we will be able to play our part in that as an Association.

With best wishes, keep well and keep safe.
Philip Dolbear Chairman 


Photographs of the 2019 Founders Day Service and LDS Reunion Lunch can be found here: https://fostersdigbys.co.uk/lds-2019-reunion/

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  1. Richard and RRW TUFFIN February 11, 2017 / 8:08 am

    Both old fosterians and taught by Mr Gibling sen

    • Richard Edward Tuffin February 12, 2017 / 6:29 am

      My note feb11th 2017 was that I found a photo of my father RRW tuffin in an archived photo of a class of 1910 with Mr Gibling senior who encouraged his cricket
      My time at fosters was about 1941 Mr Gibling taught me English and said I was the world’s worst speller
      But he did encourage my x country running which led me to marathons later on

  2. 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. Kevin Waterfall January 4, 2022 / 7:29 pm

    Please post the following:
    Dear Old Fosterians and Digby Old Girls.
    We have started collating the 2022 Fosterian magazine and would love to hear from Old Boys on where/what/how they are currently. If you can find time to pen some words, please send them via email to Editor Kevin at rustykev@hotmail.co.uk He would also welcome any other tit bits, news or memories. Some of you ladies spent a lot of time at Fosters having lessons, especially sciences and so you will have interesting memories that we would like to hear about. It is your magazine – let’s share our mutual thoughts, Kevin.

    I have a pic to go with it also

  4. Val Giles February 17, 2022 / 2:54 pm

    Dear L.D.S. Old Girls, Foster’s Old Boys, Members of Staff and Friends,

    On behalf of the LDS OGA committee may I wish you, belatedly, a very happy and healthy 2022!

    We hope you are keeping well and are now able to go out and about more and see family and friends.

    I can now report that the OGA Magazine is being updated and should be with you by Easter!
    If you have any more contributions please send them to Collette as soon as possible. (collettestevens@hotmail.com)

    It will not be possible to hold the Founders Day Service and Reunion & AGM this year, mainly because it is too late to book the church and venue, but also because many of us feel it is too soon to be meeting socially as a group.

    We are hoping it will be possible to have a Reunion in 2023.
    However, we would like to hear from anyone who would like to join the committee.
    Four members, who have stayed on for the past 2 years, would like to step down. These include Secretary, Treasurer and Membership Secretary.
    If you and / or a group of friends would like to volunteer to join the committee we would be pleased to hear from you as soon as possible.

    Please make sure that you let me know whether or not you still want a magazine, ideally by 5th March at the latest please.
    The magazine will also be available as a PDF if you would prefer to receive it in that way.
    Make sure I have your new address too if this has changed recently!

    I would be grateful if you would pass this message on, particularly to friends who do not use email.

    Take great care and continue to stay safe.

    With my very best wishes and on behalf of the O.G.A. Committee.
    Val Giles (Long)
    Membership Secretary
    L.D.S. O.G.A

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