Party in the Park 2002
Simon Meeds submitted the following press release to the Boston Standard.
On Saturday 13th July something special was going on in the beer tent of the Party in the Park. There was a reunion of some old friends who were together at Boston Grammar School in the 1960s. The meeting was arranged by Pete Milsom who now lives in Grimsby. Pete had invited old boys from any era at Boston Grammar School to join him for a drink and a chat. While the gathering was rather smaller than originally hoped, a good time was had by all. The gathering included Pete Smith, who now lives in Scotland, Keith Baker, now in Nottingham, and Will Vaughan, who has remained in Boston.
Also present was Simon Meeds, whose time at Boston Grammar School was in the 70s and 80s. Simon, who now lives in Reading, runs a Web site for old boys of Boston Grammar School, and used the Internet to help Pete publicise the event. Simon's Web site is the official site of the Old Bostonian Association. For those of you who have Web access you can find the OBA site, which has been in existence for about four years, at www.bostonian.org.uk.
The Old Bostonian Association exists not only as a way for former students and staff of Boston Grammar School to contact and meet each other, but also to promote the welfare of the current school, and to run social and sporting occasions involving both the association and the school.
The OBA Web site is crammed with information about the association, the school, former staff and students. Those who use the site are today based in places as far flung as Australia, Malaysia, Belize and Canada, and it has enabled many old boys to renew contacts with school friends and teachers. One particularly interesting area of the site includes a number of "panoramic" photos of the whole school. The years covered by these photographs are currently 1939, 1947, 1951, 1954, 1958, 1962 and 1969. The aim is to name everyone who appears on each of them. The most recent photo to appear on the Web is the 1962 panorama. Simon would be very grateful for your help in naming people on this or any of the other photos on the Web site. You can contact him by email at email@example.com.
Photo by Simon Meeds
Left to right: Keith Baker (BGS 1961-1967), Will Vaughan (BGS 1961-?), Pete Milsom (BGS 1961-1966)
Here is the article that appeared in the Boston Standard.
Classes of '62 go worldwide
by Bob Neish
Hundreds of former schoolboys can now find their youthful faces beamed around the world on the internet.
Boston Grammar School's classes of 1962 are the latest additions to a website run by BGS old boy Simon Meeds, who now lives in Reading.
The panoramic photograph of more than 500 pupils and staff joins six similar pictures already posted on the site, so far covering a period from 1939 up to 1969.
The 1962 photo can be found on Simon's website by using the address www.bluepig.plus.com/BGS/School/1960/1962.htm and the others by navigating around the site, which also links to www.bostonian.org.uk - the official website of the Old Bostonian Association.
Names which are known can be displayed by clicking on an area of the photograph to zoom in, then hovering the mouse cursor over a face.
The eventual aim is to name every person who appears on the photos and this information can be emailed to Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simon said: "I would be grateful for any help in naming people on the 1962 photo or any of the others on the site."
The Old Bostonian Association exists not only as a way for former BGS pupils and teachers to contact each other bu also to promote the welfare of the present school and to run social and sporting occasions involving both the association and school.
Simon said: "The OBA website is crammed with information about the association, the school, former staff and students. Those who use the site are today based in places as far-flung as Australia, Malaysia, Belize and Canada and it has enabled many old boys to renew contacts with school friends and teachers."
The site was used recently to publicise one such reunion at Boston's Party in the Park, when a number of ex-BGS boys of the 60s and 70s were invited by Pete Milsom, now living in Grimsby, to get together to chat over old times. Further "rolling reunions" are planned for future years.
Photo by Sue Milsom
Left to right: Pete Smith (BGS 1961-1969), Keith Baker
Updated 21 February, 2005