Old Burwoodian Association

1955 – 1996 Secondary school in Walton-on-Thames

Burwood Park School was a secondary school in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, for deaf pupils, almost all of whom went into full-time employment and most of whom undertook further education. Later Norfolk House sixth form college was added.

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The Burwood Archive

This was created to keep alive the history and memory of the School and College.

It comprises some 16,000 pages of documents held by the Surrey History Centre at Woking, further documents held by the British Deaf History Society and all the school films and videos, held by Sefra for the Surrey History Centre.

The main part, at Woking, includes every copy of the School Magazine (1950s), every copy of the Boar annual magazine, and every copy of the Boar Weekly, from the first (1960) to the last, when the school closed. Unfortunately is has almost NO copies of the Old Burwoodian (the first OBA magazine), but has every copy of the Boars in Touch.

Almost all of the collection in Woking is on microfilm and can be viewed by the public (preferably by prior arrangement).

Also, most of the collection in Woking is on three CDs which can be viewed on computer. These are available from the OBA Secretary, Ronald Gibbins.

The Burwood Archive is still being added to: some 2500 photographs will be the last major addition. If you have anything you think might be of interest, do contact us !

C.S.

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