No. 187

OSB Logo The Old St Beghian
  January 2015


The School Archives


Books, prints, photographs, programmes, scrapbooks, silverware, guns, swords, oil paintings, school uniforms, musical instruments, recordings, canes, diaries, magazines, letters, in fact, you name it and the School Archives are probably looking after an example of it, and we are always looking for more.

The collection has not happened by chance. In the 1980s a start was made by
Mr I.C. Robson, then Head of Physics, to gather together what had survived
from some four hundred years of school life.

I took over as Archivist in the early 1990s and have continued the process of collecting and preserving material. The Archives are now stored safely in rooms in Foundation. In recent years the collection has been enhanced by occasional donations from Old St Beghians and every gift is welcomed,
no matter how apparently trivial.
Should any reader care to look at the Archives, just contact:


Dr A.J.H. Reeve (Archivist) at the St Beghian Society address.
Tel: (01946) 822472 or email:


In addition, as mentioned previously in the Bulletin, we have recently been scanning some of the whole school photographs held within the Archives and adding them to the Society website for all to see (and help name!).
We do hope to continue this process with team and other photos in the future.
We are very grateful to everyone who has kindly donated photographs in the past for enabling us to augment and develop the website in this way.




The St Beghian Society    
St Bees School,    St Bees,    Cumbria,    CA27 0DS

Tel: (01946) 828093     
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