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.
R.A. “Tony” Merson (1961 – 1968)
We are sad to
advise that Tony Merson died on
26 December 2016. His funeral will take place
at Aldershot Crematorium on Friday 3rd February at 1.30 pm
Posted Saturday, 07 January, 2017
Links within this Site:
OFA Membership Application Form: as a Word file
indicates a recent update
Future Events – Click Here
Annual Lunch Reservations on 25th March 2017 now open
Other Pages on this Web Site
Link to associated Web Sites:
OFA Annual General Meeting
There was a completely peaceful transfer of power at the AGM of the Association when Ian Sargeant (left) welcomed Roger Edgell to the post of President following the vote taken on Thursday, 21 April, 2016 at Farnham College.
Posted Friday, 22 April, 2016
Old Boys who have
expired in one way or another -
are you one?
Your webmaster needs to be informed of any change of
by old boys who have registered with this website.
Some 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.
List: Stephen Allen, Jeremy Bradshaw, M.P. Dalton, Graham Mann, Graham Collyer, Paul Hobbs, Jeffrey Bunting, Julian Brock, Jim Desmond, Jim Goebbel, James Matthew, Keith Noble, Kevin Payne, Keith Simpson, Michael Burt, Glenn Oldham, Peter Gathercole, Robert Noble, Robert Harris, Roger Langdon, Roy Williams, Peter Figg, Philip Atkins, Simon Malone, John White.
Posted Monday, Sunday, 24 July, 2016
Site last updated Saturday, 07 January, 2017
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