the period 1585 to 1973,
If you are a former
Despite the sad death of many older members and the fact that the stream of school leavers joining the association ceased in 1975, the membership has not declined in recent years. More old boys, not previously actively connected to the OFA, have discovered the joy of being reunited with friends from long ago.
of the OFA is open to all former pupils for the subscription of £10 per annum.
An annual dinner takes place in March or April and the magazine The Farnhamian
is distributed once a year to all paid-up members. To become a paid up member,
simply print out the application form, complete it
and post it to the treasurer. Every October, a lunch is held at a venue near
This site serves to connect old school friends who may have lost contact. The activities and events of the OFA are posted routinely on this site. Please note that old boys, whether or not they are paid-up members, are welcome to attend our dinners and most other activities.
There is a section on this site containing news of old boys that has been contributed by the old boys themselves and others. This information is to be found in the Web-Members Section, which can be accessed, without charge, by registering and obtaining a password (click the Members' Section ). You will be asked to state your name, indicating the years you attended the school, and giving your e-mail address (please be precise with this). The password will be e-mailed to you shortly thereafter. Your details will be retained for updating you on how to access the section should we change the password in the future. (This procedure is to minimise the risk of old boys receiving unsolicited communications by having personal details visible in the public section of the site.)
During 2003. we established an on-line library of The Farnhamian magazines, published between 1912 and 1973, plus the OFA newsletters that were distributed thereafter until 1993. The library is split into a Public Section (magazines more than 70 years old) and an OFA Members’ Library. These files are well worth reading. Most of them display the magazines as true images of the original printed versions, but with the great advantage that you can search the magazines for names etc. Click here to find out how to access this part of the website.
Please contribute to this site and The Farnhamian by e-mailing news of yourself and other old boys. Contact e-mail addresses are shown in the Web-Members Section. Please indicate if you are willing for your e-mail address to be quoted in the Web-Members Section so that people can get in touch with you.
Links within this Site:
OFA Membership Application Form: as a Word file
indicates a recent update
Other Pages on this Web Site
Dinner List Now on Display
Link to associated Web Sites:
Derek Elstow (1948 – 1952)
We are sad to report the death of Derek Elstow on 10 February, 2016
We hope to announce the funeral arrangements here in due course.
Posted Thursday, 11 February, 2016
Old Boys who have expired in one way or another -
are you one?
webmaster needs to be informed of any change of email address
by old boys who have registered with this website.
email addresses fail when we send out mass mailings of upcoming
events and our listing is marked accordingly as a warning to others that the address is invalid.
After some time, we have to assume that the member has either died or totally lost interest in the OFA. Here is a list of old boys for whom the email addresses are failing. Please re-register if your name is on this list. After a month or two, we shall remove your name from the contact list if we haven’t heard.
Michael Lock, Colin Batterbury, Roger Walton, Brian Lake, Richard Cooke, Alan Hewins, Andrew Galfskiy, Chris Ballamy, Keith Roberts, George Allman , Jim B. Lee, David Mills, Stuart Bailey, Philip Harris, Barry Stevens, Ian Bruce, John Harris, David S. Jarvis , Paul Bailey, Alexander Park, Neil Carmichael, Michael Haworth, Stephen Tompkins, Paul Wright, Colin Spence.
Posted Monday, 20 June, 2011
Site last updated Thursday, 11 February, 2016
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