Former Ashville College wartime pupils evacuated 75 years ago are returning to the Lake District hotel which became their home for the next seven years. At the outbreak of the Second World War, the school was forced to relocate when the school was commandeered by the Air Ministry. After considering a number of options the […]
Old Ashvillians are being asked to help preserve the memory and names of the school’s “glorious dead”. The First World War claimed the lives of 39 old boys and one teacher – Gilbert Carmichael – who died on the first day of the major German offensive, the Kaisersschlacht, in March 1918. To honour them – […]
Welcome to our latest edition of Update – June 2014. We hope you enjoy reading the contents and catching up on the news. If you have news for us, please do get in touch with Update editor, David Simister. His contact details are to found on the back page. Ashvillian Newsletter 60
The Ashvillian Society was delighted to welcome back old friends to the annual evening of Christmas Drinks. It was wonderful to see OAs who wanted to renew acquaintances after many years and also some very familiar faces of U6 Leavers from 2013. Thank you to all those of you who attended and who contributed to […]
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We are delighted to report that Ginny Lee OA has recently been performing in Shakespeare’s first tragedy Titus Adronicus at the Nottingham New Theatre. Latest reviews have been glowing. Well done Ginny! Please look at www.impactnottingham.com to read the reviews in detail and to see a stunning picture!
We are very sorry to report that Roger Search OA, formerly Chairman of Governors as well as a parent and former pupil and a great friend of the College passed away on Friday 20th September after a short illness. We send our deepest condolences to his family. We will publish details of the funeral on […]
Nick Breton, a Cambridge graduate who lives in Huby, near Harrogate, has taken over the reins of the Ashvillian Society from David Bulmer, who stands down after three years at its helm. Previous presidents of the society, which was founded in 1890, include Sir Arthur Balfour the Lord Riverdale; Sir Stuart Mallinson, DSO, MC; Sir […]
The Ashvillian Society is sad to report the death of former college chaplain, the Rev Jim Hall. Jim, who was 83, passed away peacefully at his Ripon home. A service of thanks giving is being held at noon on Friday, August 9, at Harrogate Road Methodist Church, Ripon.
NEVILLE PACKETT (OA) M.B.E., K. St. J., J.P., M.A., F.R.S.A., F.R.G.S, F.B.I.B.A., A.C.I.I. We are sorry to report that Neville Packett passed away peacefully at Burley Hall Nursing Home on Friday 8th April 2013 at the age of 91. Neville attended Ashville from 1932 to 1939. Neville was a former managing director of insurance […]