Old Edwardians 2006 Letter

Email

The OEA’s preferred method of communication is email, which substantially reduces costs and the administrative burden. If we do not already have your email address, please complete the slip below or email membership*at*oldedwardians.org.uk.

Membership News

Membership (those who have been in touch within the last 10 years or so) stands at 1301; 73 new members (of all eras) joined in 2005, 1 member resigned and 2 indicated a wish to remain members but hear nothing from the OEA (one of whom wishes only to hear if the OEA is wound up).

Roughly half have provided email addresses. Roughly half are post-grammar school, of whom half are male. There is no obvious link between age and internet-awareness.

The oldest is Prof Frank Ellis, who graduated in 1927 and reached 100 in August 2005.

OE Ties

We have ordered supplies of Old Edwardians silk ties (price yet to be decided) and also pins (£2 each), expected by the end of February.

Cricket

The provisional date of Sunday 25th June 2006 has been set aside for a Centenary Cricket Match at Abbeydale Sports Club.

There are also two Old Edwardians teams playing in Divisions 2 and 3 of the Yorkshire and Derbyshire Cricket League.

Football

There is an Over 35s Old Edwardians team playing regularly in the Wragg league. It may be possible to revive a younger team, if there is sufficient interest.

Website

The website oldedwardians.org.uk contains around 750 documents and photos, mostly pre-1970. A google search on KES Sheffield is one way to find it. Those without internet access could try their local library. The OEs email list has passed 1100 members, around 650 of whom are OEA members and the remainder potential members.

More details on all the topics here can be found on the website.

Organ

David Cook and Rev Drummond Gillespie are investigating means of restoring the organ, via Lottery funding. This is likely to entail some raising of extra funds in due course; those interested are invited to return the slip below.

Norman Barnes Memorial Trust

The Objective of the Trust is to perpetuate the memory of Norman J Barnes by making grants to students to attend musical study courses or similar activities directly associated with music.

Contact: Shelagh Marston (Hon Sec), Smith Wood Studios, 62 Endcliffe Hall Avenue, Sheffield S10 3EL;
tel: 0114 266 4449; fax: 0114 267 1922; email: shelaghmarston*at*btinternet.com

School Events

Wednesday 15 March 2006—Spring Concert, 19.30, at St Marks, Broomhill.

All friends of the school and OEs are welcome.

Books

“King Ted's: A biography of King Edward VII School Sheffield 1905-2005” by John Cornwell

Copies are available at £17 inc p&p from the school—King Edward VII School Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2PW. Or order from Carla Kaye on 0114 266 2518 or email ckaye*at*kes.sheffield.sch.uk.

John Sussams, KES 1942-49, has written on a wide variety of topics, ranging from Logistics Modelling and Report Writing to novels and auto-biographical material. Contact him at john*at*sussams.freeserve.co.uk for more details.