Richard John Dennis

We are very sorry to announce the death of our webmaster Dick Dennis, on 12th February 2010, in his beloved Hospice on the Isle of Man. Dick had been in poor health for some years and in 2009 had surgery for cancer of the oesophagus from which he never fully recovered.

The website is being looked after for the time being by Neil James, a friend of Dick's on the Island. We urgently need an old scholar willing to take over the task of editing and updating it (the cost of which will be covered by the Association.) If you are able to help, please contact me via jillswheeler@yahoo.co.uk

The 2009 Annual Reunion, 27th/28th June,.
A short report appears on a separate page.

To see photo and text reports on Reunions back to Millennium year, 2000, follow this link

The AOSA 2009 Magazine - Annual Report for 2008 - is online, along with all Mags since the website first went online. Follow this link for Mags Contents page

Were you a member of the School Orchestra in 1953? There is now a larger photo of the orchestra in full swing on a separate page. When you place your mouse pointer over the head of any one of the Orchestra, a box with a number will appear. If you know any of the names left blank the name can be added. Just e-mail Dick Dennis giving the number and name(s) - (christian and family names please). These will be added to the popup box.

Ayton School 1842The original Jubilee History of Ayton - 1841 to 1891 - written by George and Ralph Dixon, is now online. Thirteen chapters describing the formation and running of Great Ayton School, as it was then known, in detail to delight any historian but also of great interest for Ayton old scholars curious about the early days of their School, and all the better for being written by the two men, father and son, who ran the School for all the years covered in this book.

A list of boys educated at the North of England Agricultural School is now online. The list of girls will follow soon.

A fascinating insight into education and the life of Ayton School in the 19th Century.

Have you changed your e-mail address? (or maybe I just don't have it). E-mail me please if you would like to go back on the e-mailing list.

You can now join AOSA online or by snail-mail
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Notice Board and What's New? AOSA Committee names and addresses can be found in the Getting in Touch pages. Want to pay your Subscription via snailmail or change to a Banker's Order? There is a printpage here for you.

Last updated: January 12, 2010

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