News

The most recent news items are posted on the home page, right hand side, and below. The most recent posts in the three categories of “newsletters”, “obituaries” and “member contributions” are listed at the right side of this page.

You may also want to follow links to historical information (which is of course not strictly news). For example our Famous OMs page or Graham Walker’s downloadable article on OMs who died in the second World War, which you can find here: OM WW2 war dead

We particularly invite members to contribute additional members contributions here (click on the +New button above and add a post). To avoid any legal issues, not to mention any questions of correctness, political or otherwise, contributions will be moderated. But please don’t let that put you off!

Many contributions have been subsumed into the regular Newsletters. The most recent are listed at the right, and earlier newsletters can be found by looking in the newsletter archive using the link at the right.

RECENT NEWS

OMs who died in World War 2

Posted on November 7th, 2019

This post is just to give a link to where you can download Graham Walker’s article on OMs who dies in World War 2, which is here: OM WW2 war dead. It is in PDF format.

OM Newsletter (2019 Summer) No 29

Posted on July 16th, 2019

The Summer 2019 newsletter is available. Click the link on the next line
OM Newsletter (2019 Summer) No 29

Note the dates stated in the Newsletter
OMS Quiz night: October 3, 2019
London Get-together: November 14, 2019
Annual Supper: March 27, 2020

OM Newsletter (2019 Spring) No 28

Posted on March 31st, 2019

Here is a link to the PDF of the Spring 2019 Newsletter:
OM Newsletter (2019 Spring) No 28

The works of James Butler, mentioned in the newsletter, are too extensive for us to have included the full list. Those who would like to know more can find additional information at http://jamesbutler-ra.com.

Please also respond to the survey at the end of the newsletter which can also be found, in slightly abbreviated form, at Survey Monkey OMs Survey.

Lastly, very interesting reminiscences by John Bunyard were too long to be put into the newsletter but OMs are invited to visit John Bunyard’s memoir.

John Bunyard Memoir

Posted on March 25th, 2019

From the membership secretary

Dear Old Maidstonians,

John Bunyard (1972) has been working on an extensive memoir of his time at MGS in the 1960’s and 1970’s. He requested that we publicise it to the membership, but as it is too extensive to publish it the ‘Old Maidstonian’ we are therefore sending it as a website link. He published the first half of his memoirs under the title ‘Through the Red-Brick Gate’ and which can be read at
https://oldbunyardsmemories.wordpress.com/

He has followed it up with ‘Into the Sixth’ on the same website, and in it he covers both his 6th Form experiences and more recent encounters with the School, including a personal tour conducted by the Headmaster himself. OM’s will be particularly interested on the update on the school and its architecture.

It makes for extremely interesting reading, and I suggest every student, past and present, can relate to at least some parts of it.

Warmest regards,
Graham Belson on behalf of the Committee