The Old Abbotsholmians’ Club is delighted to announce that Chris Hall has been appointed as the club’s new President. His appointment begins immediately and will run for two years.
Chris is passionate about the club, Abbotsholme and its ideals. He attended school between 1971 and 1977 and continues to live and work locally with his wife, Doreen. His son, Toby, is currently Head of School at Abbotsholme.
It is with sadness that we pass on news of the death of Ian Small. The Headmaster of Bootham School in York for many years, Ian was a former Head of English and Drama at Abbotsholme, Housemaster of Millholme and an Abbotsholme Governor.
Ian died peacefully on 29th October, after a brief and courageous fight against cancer. He is survived by his three daughters, Catherine, Naomi and Hannah.
A memorial service for Derek Sederman will be held in the Abbotsholme chapel at 11.00am on 16 March. Everyone is welcome to attend.
A number of OAs will be speaking about Derek’s life, including Andy Sederman, Chris Hall, Jenny Richardson, Kath Fielder, Jim Broatch, Clare Cooke, Guthrie Pickering, Nick Hopkinson and Robert Wall. A collection will be taken for Derek’s chosen charity, the RNLI. After the service, you are invited to a buffet lunch in the dining room, after which you can take a guided tour of the school.
Ample parking will be available.
We invite you to share your memories and photos of Derek, whether you are able to attend or not. After the service, we will collate your memories of Derek into a book and present this on behalf of the club to his wife, Elizabeth.
There are three easy ways you can share your memories:
1. Facebook - Post your memory below; or
2. Email - Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. In person - Share your thoughts in the memory book that will be available for signing at the memorial service.
Please ensure you share your memories before or on 16th March, or we will be unable to include them in the book.