Old Farnhamians' Association

Inauguration of Display of School Memorabilia

Saturday, 02 December, 2000

Around eighty Old Farnhamians and friends were present for an afternoon of reminiscence and celebration during the opening of a small museum at Farnham College. From funds subscribed by many of those present, the Farnham 400 Trust, with the agreement of the college and the active support of the Principal, Sally Francis, has installed display cabinets in the original school building, now known as Morley Court. These are being used to exhibit pictures, memorabilia and souvenirs of Farnham Grammar School. Old Farnhamian Cyril Trust has been a key protagonist in bringing the project to this successful conclusion.

Sally Francis welcomed everyone, saying that she was pleased to be able to help celebrate the history of the school and glad that the college, as the school's successor, was entering the 21st century as one of the top 20 colleges in the country.

Miss Sylvia Morgan formally opened the museum. Miss Morgan is the daughter of the legendary headmaster, F. A. Morgan. She is a former school bursar and Mayor of Farnham for the year 2000/01.

Groups of about ten toured the museum and admired the exhibits. Old boys of the school soaked in the familiar atmosphere and, after seeing the exhibits, read the old honours boards and the memorial plates recalling the ex-pupils who had given their lives in the wars.

Important artefacts of Farnham Grammar School now have a suitable place to be displayed and it is planned to rotate the collection of items on a regular basis. The exhibition can be visited by old boys during normal college hours; visitors should report first to the reception.


The Wall Cabinets

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Pictures of the Opening


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