"Bolton School was such a large part of my life. I can safely say that I would not be doing what I do for a living if it wasn’t for the vibrant arts scene at the school and the encouragement that I was given."

Neil Eckersley, Former Pupil and Theatre Producer

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Old Boltonians' Association

The Old Boltonians' Association was established in 1895, and works to encourage friendships and collaboration between its members, and with the School. 

President's Message

It is now just over nine weeks since I was installed as President of the Old Boltonians’ Association for 2017 by Sir Philip Craven, and four days since my first function in that role which was the annual Alumni Cambridge Dinner, held at Jesus College. This was a very pleasant evening with good food and wine and plenty of interesting conversation....

History

The Old Boltonians' Association has a world-wide membership of over 4,500 former pupils of Bolton School Boys' Division. It has existed in one form or another since 1895, at which time the school, then Bolton Grammar School, was a small one-room school with fewer than 100 pupils. The first Old Boys' Dinner was held in the Commercial Hotel, Bolton...

Distinguished Old Boys

City, Business and Finance    Adrian Brindle CEO, Evoia Capital LLP Andrew Brogden Head of Equity Derivatives, Investec Martin Brown HM Customs and Excise Commissioner Andrew ‘Chubby’ Chandler MD, International Sports Management Limited W John Craven Managing Partner, Smith...

Undergraduate Mentoring Scheme

A group of Old Boltonians have volunteered their time free of charge to act as volunteer mentors, to assist younger Old Boys in the transition from university to the world of work. All of the volunteer mentors have offered to use their professional experience in fields such as Journalism, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Banking and Property, to...

OBA Ambassadors

The OBA Committee plans to harness the enthusiasm and contacts of some of the younger Alumni in the run up to the Association’s 125th Anniversary, in 2020, by creating roles for a number of "Ambassadors". Their remit will be to raise the profile of the OBA within their peer group, and to plan an integral role in shaping the OBA as a vibrant...

Past Presidents

Past Presidents of the Old Boltonians' Association 1939-48                     Dr B Thornley 1948-50                     A Holt 1950-52                     J M Howarth 1952-53                     Dr F Vause 1953-54                     R M Greenhalgh 1954-56                     Sir W Tonge 1956-57                     W H Haslam...

Old Boltonians' AFC

A proud member of the Lancashire Amateur League and the Lancashire FA, this club provides an opportunity for Old Boys, their family and friends to play football. The club’s home is Lee Pavilion, Chapeltown  and new players are always welcome. Come along and watch our five sides play on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the season.  There are...