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Welcome to the Home Page of Blunderbuss!


BLUNDERBUSS is aimed at former members of both Farnham Grammar Schools and Farnham College who attended between 1971 and 1979.


The website has developed over the last few years and aims to reach a wider audience through cyberspace which will (hopefully) prompt wider and faster feedback, and bring back happy memories.


Currently BLUNDERBUSS is masterminded by Mike Mehta and John Clarke, who just so happen to have been involved in the production of the original Roneoed editions of BLUNDERBUSS (courtesy of Mrs Brown).


Our new Facebook Page!


Geoff Whiting kindly set up a new Facebook Group - “Farnham Grammar School Friends”. Unfortunately “Blunderbuss” has already been used by another group.


We hope the Facebook Group will facilitate easier posting & sharing of photos and other memories, although we aim to keep the website developing along its usual lines.


Class of '71 - Half a Century On


Class of 1971 50 years on2021 marks 50 years since the Classes of 1971 began at FGS and FGGS.


We are counting down to a party event to be organised on the Sunday, 4th July 2021. More details will be added to this site in due course. Meanwhile, please make a note of the date!


Meanwhile Helen Murray (Pratt) has kindly designed this illustration for the special event.

Stella Bolt RIP


We are sorry to report the death of Stella Bolt, a former President of the OGA. She had been unwell for a few weeks and was admitted to Frimley Park Hospital. Her health deteriorated further and she finally slipped away on 2 February.


Pamela Harding RIP


We regret to report the death of Pamela Harding at the end of 2020, aged 94. Further details will be posted in due course.


Mrs Harding was appointed as one of the Vice-Principals of Farnham College when the two schools merged in 1973. The Farnhamian (July 1973) recorded “We say hello to Mrs Harding who joins us as a Vice-Principal of the College” and elsewhere noted that “Room G will be the Vice-Principal’s office (she’s a female version of Mr McLaughlin)”. David Bathurst recalls that Mrs Harding started at FGS at the beginning of the 1973 summer term and led a full school assembly on 10 May.


Janet Jude tells us that Mrs Harding remained as Vice-Principal if Farnham College until she retired in the mid-eighties.  She had worked with Paul French in his previous school and he brought her with him. Her subject is believed to have been English, but she did little teaching.


Any further information is welcome.