"I can’t recommend this school highly enough. I have seen my three boys pass through the Boys’ Division and all have achieved outstandingly well."

Parent, Senior Boys' School

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Geoff Ogden (1950-1960)

Geoff donated three photographs to the School Archive in March 2012, which show Bolton School boys participating in football and cricket at both a regional and national level.

"The England U18 football team that played Scotland in a secondary schools' international was made up of grammar school and public school boys selected from the annual Schools' Week at Cambridge.  It was a wonderful experience to play at Celtic Park (Parkhead) in front of 10,000 people. 

"Another friend, Peter Jarvis (1952-1960), was goalkeeper; he later became Chief Executive of Whitbread plc and a School Governor.  I played on the left wing and the game ended in a 3-3 draw.  Peter and I also gained Blues at cambridge University, playing against Oxford at Wembley - another great experience.

"The two cricket photos are of the Lancs Federation U19 cricket teams in 1959 and 1960, which included Peter Jarvis, Duncan Worsley (1949-1960) and myself. It was very rare for three boys from one School to be selected for the southern tour.  Happy memories!".  

The England School Boys team - Peter Jarvis (Goal Keeper, Back Row), and Geoff Ogden (sitting cross-legged on the right)

The England School Boys Team, featuring Peter Jarvis (Goal Keeper, Back Row), and Geoff Ogden (sitting cross-legged on the right)

The 1959 Lancashire Federation U19 Team featuring Peter Jarvis Duncan Worsley and Geoff Ogden (seated third from left)

The 1959 Lancashire Federation U19 Team, featuring Peter Jarvis (back row, fourth from right), Duncan Worsley (seated, third from right) and Geoff Ogden (seated, third from left)

The 1960 Lancashire Federation U19 Team featuring Peter Jarvis Duncan Worsley and Geoff Ogden

The 1960 Lancashire Federation U19 Team, featuring Peter Jarvis (back row, far left), Duncan Worsley (middle, third from left) and Geoff Ogden (middle, second from left)