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.

OBA new Committee since Sept 2015

We’ve had a new committee since Sept 2015

Committee Staff

We aim to interact with our old Boars boys to have fun and reunite as many familiar faces as we can.

We still want to hear your feedback or suggestions about how we can help you and improve our support for you.

Please contact media[at]oldburwoodianassociation.co.uk to tell us what you want from BIT and what type of reunions you want us to organise.

We would love to hear from you!

The Archive Disc

I have just had very surprising information from the Surrey History Centre.  The government passed a new law 3 years ago which apparently makes school archives closed FOR 100 YEARS !  This is, it seems, because of privacy laws.

So I am sorry to say that the new archive disc that I have nearly finished preparing cannot be sold.

It does seem that people can go to the Centre to research the Archive, but I am not clear about how much can and cannot be seen.

I have spoken with a man from the Centre and will go to see him for a long discussion (probably after Christmas) to get a clear picture of what is and is not allowed.  I suppose I can remove some items ( such as the Accession Register, it seems !!!) and the rest can probably be sold on a disc.

This was a complete surprise for me and I really cannot tell you much more until I have had the discussion.


OBA Videos

We are pleased to release the new OBA videos web pages on our OBA website.

Videos to be put on website every 3 months for the website readers whether members or non members can access to look at videos up to October 2015

15th April 2014 – Videos: 1, 2, 3

  • 1956 Burwood Park School Sport
  • 1956 Burwood Park School Sport – Cont’d
  • 1957 Burwood Park School Sports

15th July 2014 – Videos: 4, 5, 7

  • 1958 Trip to Austria
  • Football
  • 1970 Day in the life of the school

15th October 2014 – Videos: 8, 9, 10

  • 1971 Boat Project
  • 1972 Bantams at Burwood
  • 1970 Table Manners

15th January 2015 – Videos: 11, 12, 13

  • 1976 Mr Wood Retires
  • 1980 To France
  • Scouts Camping

15th April 2015  – Videos: 14, 15, 16

  • Sports Day
  • Coventry Cathedral
  • Mr Avery

15th July 2015  – Videos: 17, 18, 19

  • Mr Dobbs and the tree
  • Visiting Mr Cox
  • The Boar Weekly

15th October 2015 – Videos: 20, 21

  • Runner Beans
  • 1984 Schleswig

Video 6 The Nationwide Film from BBC – need permission


BiT Issues 2014 & 2015

Issue No’s  – Date Release  – Deadline for reports

34: April 1st 2014

35: August 1st 2014 – July 10th 2014

36: December 1st 2014  – November 8th 2014

37: March 1st 2015 – February 8th 2015
( also Details about Bristol Reunion )

38: June 1st 2015 – May 11th 2015
( also Details about Bristol Reunion )

39: September 1st 2015 – August 10th 2015
( with Bristol Reunion tickets and info)

40: December 1st 2015 – November 9th 2015
( Full Report on Bristol Reunion )

The BiT magazine

The BiT magazine will now be published twice a year, one in December and other in June instead of September and March. It will be between 10 – 12 pages per BiT.

Colin Sayer is no longer of BiT Editor so Michael Towler and Ron Gibbins takes over till the Grand Reunion 2015.

Just to remind members need to renew their membership (£10) but the next BiT will go to the member of OBA unless you become a new member.

Membership is from October 1st 2011 till Sept 30th 2016

See Member List 2012

Do not believe the Radio Times.

The school film, made by Michael Chawner and Alan Loft  WILL feature in “The Way we were” on ITV I think between 5 and 6 o’clock on Sunday evening.

Michael is interviewed about the film. in the programme, but this is all only a part of the whole hour’s programme.