The website's real purpose is to be a written and visual archive for the Old Southwellians, past and present, to document and preserve their history for future generations.
A Frozen Archive
It is hoped that the site will be used by the older generations of the school to share memories, for the current generation with enquiring minds and perhaps by future researches.
Personally I have got to the point where I have contributed what I can and the website is effectively in a frozen state and it will not be added to.
Facebook will remain active and no doubt thrive. You will still be able to access images from Flickr, of the school in yesteryear, by clicking on the various links within the site. Anyone will still be able to copy, or download, any part of the website or images or to link to them. Read more
If you wish to contact me then you can do it on firstname.lastname@example.org or another member of the OSS Committee
Alvin Stardust (Bill Jewry) dies at 72
100 more images for our collection
'Steve Pulford' £½m Southwell Rugby Pavillion opens 4th Oct 2014
The clubhouse has been named after former club secretary Mr Steve Pulford, who helped build the former clubhouse. Mr Pulford was a former deputy head of The Minster School and a member of the Old Southwellians Society, which raised money for the clubhouse in his memory. His widow, Mrs Margaret Pulford, was at the official opening. More Information
Link to Steve Pulford RIP
Stories, Myths and Ledgends
Contains four separate sections; a school, society & history with many copies of the Southwellian magazine, prizewinners and names of the head boys & girls; a myths, stories and legends section with pieces written by both staff and pupils; a reunion section covers the last five years with 'first hand' experiences and lots of archived images; finally a section that is reserved for the teachers and staff who gave their lives to the school and those that attended.
Images New & Old
A photographic archive that has 1350 images that have been contributed by staff, students and from other public sources going back to 1890's. Images are housed on a global site called Flickr, The biggest collection on our website and contains 750 images from Steve Pulford. We have further pulled together a set of 28 images that we consider to be the 'best of the best'.
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