Sports Awards Presentation Evening 2018

Held on Wednesday 25th April at Blackburn Rovers Football Club. Get your tickets now from any PE member of staff!

Old Blackburnians News

Abolition of OBA Lifetime Membership Fees

The OBA exists not only to provide friendship links between former pupils but also to provide financial support to school. The funds which allow the Association to do that historically came from membership fees which were collected as a one-off payment from the pupil deposits or as a nominal annual f...

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Eric Fairhurst (1936 - 2018) - RIP

We are saddened to hear that Eric Fairhurst (OB 1947-1953) passed away on 1st February 2018.  Eric was a good friend and supporter of school, attending many of the annual dinners. He leaves his wife Jean, son Howard, daughter-in-law Jane and grandchildren Alasdair and Kirsty, also his brother Ian an...

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Prof Alan Haworth OBE (OB 39-47) - RIP (1928 - 2017)

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Old Blackburnian Professor Alan Haworth who died on 17th December 2017, aged 89 years.

Alan first ventured to Zambia (then Northern Rhodesia) in 1957 and worked there for many years.  In addition to being a pioneer of mental health there, he worked tirelessly to combat aids, continuing to work full-time well into his 70s.  He was the longest serving medical practitioner in the countr...

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OBA Annual Membership - Now Obsolete

Following the transition of Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School to a free school in 2013, the Old Blackburnians’ Association has now taken the decision to withdraw its membership fee.  All pupils/former pupils will now automatically become Life Members of the Association upon leaving school.

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Julia & Michael Dance Away with Awards

It was a ‘10 from Len’ for Julia Shekleton (OB 07-12) and Michael Ellison (OB 02-09) when they took part in their first ever dance competition on 7th January.  Their haul from Blackpool’s Winter Gardens was 3rd in the Sally Ann Cha Cha, 1st in the Catherine Waltz, 1st in Tango Serida and 5th i...

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