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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...

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...