Events & Reunions

2022 OBA Annual Reunion & Dinner Report

After two missing years, there was much anticipation about our 2022 Annual Reunion and Dinner. A chance to reconnect with friends and make new ones. A chance to socialise again without Government mandate. It did not disappoint.

OBA Dinner 2021 - Update February 2021

Given the current circumstances across the UK, the OBA Committee has confirmed that the 2021 Dinner will not take place. The current pandemic situation negates our usual early Spring date and of course we are still uncertain when restrictions will be fully lifted to allow indoors social events such as our annual gathering. We will of course alert Members to any decision on potential events later in the year if the opportunity to hold them safely arises.

OBA Dinner Postponed

Given the UK government's recent advice on social gatherings and to protect the welfare of our members, we have postponed this years OBA Dinner which was due to take place on Saturday 21st March. We have already informed those who had paid for places.

Although we cannot foresee how long the current advice will prevail, but we hope to still rearrange this for some time in 2020.


1969 Leavers reunion report


Back in 1994, a large group of Old Bordenians gathered to mark the 25th anniversary of their departure from Borden Grammar School.

Another 25 years have passed and following a tour of the School, a dinner was held at Hempstead House in Bapchild to celebrate 50 years since the majority of those present ended their school life.  Some of those present have known each other since their primary schools (including Barrow Grove and a few even to Ufton Lane) in effect 63 years of friendship. Together they managed to locate and contact 31 former colleagues, scattered in all parts of the globe and 18 were able to attend the Reunion on June 15.

Final OBA Veterans reunion (again!)

A very enjoyable evening was had on 13th June 2019 at the latest in a series of ‘last’ OBA Veterans reunions held once again in the ‘Appleyard Sports Bar’ (previously known as UK Paper, and previously known as Bowaters Pavilion). It seems we get more to these reunions that we used to get available for Sunday morning matches.

2019 Annual Dinner Report

It was with much pleasure we were able to hold the 2019 Annual Reunion Dinner back at the School on 30th March. 66 Old Bordenians dined in the Old Hall and the Chairman, in his welcoming remarks, noted we had 'come home'.

Reunion for 1965 Joiners/1972 Leavers

Cliff Cork is organising a social get together on 3rd November 2018 (location TBA but somewhere in Sittingbourne) for anyone joining the School in 1965 and/or leaving in 1972. Given Cliff's address book is limited, he is keen to reach out to old schoolmates who would like to join him in November. If you are interested, please email the site administrator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and we will put 'Corky' in touch with you!