Remembrance Service, 9th November 2014

Photos of the Remembrance Day Service showing the OW commemoration, and the Sebright memorial plaques.



The photo below shows Reverend Father Justin Parker, who conducted the service, and is also Deputy Clerk to the Sebright Educational Trust, flanked by Old Wolvernians Eric Keeble and Denys Fordham.


OWA Remembrance photo

2014 Remembrance Service

Sunday 9th November 2014 at 1045 St Johns Wolverley.
(Please arrive early to get a car park space and a seat in church as it is very well attended)

1130/1145 Display of WWI research and memorabilia in the Memorial Hall

1300 OWA Service of Remembrance, Wolverley High School; laying of Poppy Wreath. . Wreath laying by Simon Johnson (OW 1984), Corporal of Horse (rt’d), Household Cavalry Reg.. 30 mins duration..

Please let us know if you are attending so we can cater for refreshments by way of email to or

115th Anniversary and Newsletter

Several events are being planned to mark this including the Summer Fayre at Heathfield which will be on Saturday 4th July 2015.

If you have any thoughts on what you would like, or you have any current information about yourself or other OWs please share it with us. We have a newsletter going to press on September 22nd so what are you waiting for!?
Let those fingers do the talking and send your news/thoughts to

OWA Social Gathering 12th Sept!

Please come and join us for a drink at the bar and complimentary bites at The Fox Inn, Stourton, DY7 5BL on Friday 12th September 2014, 7:30pm for 8pm until late/closing.

The more the merrier: friends and partners very welcome!! Let us know an idea of numbers so we can cater accordingly, preferably via our Facebook page – see link below!

(or by emailing

This is an opportunity for you to rally your peers, come for a social OW evening out and perhaps bounce ideas around with the OWA team present to tell us what events you would like us to organise for you in the future: a dinner; a quiz; a disco; a rave….. None of the above!

See you there!

p.s. please remember to publicise this evening on Facebook

Chapel Fund

Chapel Fund Letter

Telephone: 01562 822336

Glebe House


Nr Kidderminster


DY10 4AN


Roger Parkes

We are sorry to hear about the death of Roger Parkes on October 21st after a long illness

Our condolences to his wife Jean and all the family including OWs Catherine, Simon, Russell and Sarah.

Roger, an OWA President was a larger than life character, leaving a positive mark behind him especially at Stourbridge Rugby Club where he was a regular player and past President.

The funeral is on Tuesday 6th November at 1.00pm at Wyre Forest Crematorium and afterwards at Stourbridge RFC. No flowers but donations welcome – please send to H. Porter & Sons Funeral Directors Old Church House, 60 South Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 3UJ to be distributed amongst chosen charities.

Kenneth ‘Bill’ Stanworth

We are sorry to hear from Mr Richard Stanworth that his father Kenneth Parker (Bill) Stanworth passed away on 4th March 2012.

Many of you will recall Bill’s fabulous recollections of his days at
Sebright that we were able to publish in our October 2008 Newsletter.
Richard tells me that the family, not even Bill’s wife, had seen the
memories of his school days, so finding the Newsletter in Bill’s effects
had reminded the family of Bill’s school recollections.

Bill was 91 when he passed away, and he died just 9 days short of his 92nd Birthday.

Our sincere condolences are sent to Bill’s widow, Richard and their family.”

Michael R. Needham

We are very sorry to hear that Mr Michael R. Needham of Cutnall Green passed away on Monday 30th April 2012. Our sincere condolences are extended to Mrs Needham and their family.

The funeral for family and local friends will be held at St Michael’s Church, Elmley Lovett on Saturday 12th May.

There will be a Remembrance Service, also at St Michael’s Church, Elmely Lovett on Thursday 31st May 2012.”

Many thanks in advance.

John Fordham, Woodfield House Boys/Staff, 1942 – 1951.

I am John Fordham. I spent 9 years at Sebright School, both during and after the Second World War. I was Head Prefect in Woodfield for three years, and Head of the School, Captain of the First XV, and CSM of the Cadet Corps, in my final year (1950-51).

After graduation from Birmingham University, Dept. of Civil Engineering, in 1954, I came to Canada in 1955, worked in Heavy Construction for 12 years, on marine projects, all in Eastern Canada. I  then switched to Consulting Engineering in the hydro-electric field, primarily in the area of project cost control.

I retired early, in 1993, and in 1997, I relocated from Niagara Falls, myhome for 30 years, where I had raised my family, and moved to Guelph, to be close to my oldest daughter and her family.

I am interested to know how many of my contemporaries will remember me now, after nearly 60 yrs., and whether any of them emigrated to Canada, as I did. I would be interested in hearing news of, or from, any of my contemporaries at Sebright, and Woodfield House in particular, from school leavers in 1943 to new boys in 1950. A listing of active members of the Association who overlapped my Sebright years, would be helpful, together with their contact current information.

I look forward to your response(s).

John Fordham.
519 837-8829.

John Evans Sebright House 1940-49

John Evans  Sebright House  1940-49  is looking for A. J. deQ  COLLEY who was at the house more or less at the same time.

Please contact