“The original web site was first developed with the help of my son Robin in 1995 when the “world wide web” was comparatively new. Its purpose was to put old boys and staff in touch with former students they have lost track of over the intervening years- hence the “Where Are They Now “ sections form the body of the site.
In 2016 the site had to close down: Microsoft Frontpage was no longer supported and also my ageing PC had become unuseable. Quite by chance another old boy, Tony Addison (Eliot 1969) had previously offered to help in revamping the page. I owe Tony and his staff at his IT business Free Rein a great debt of gratitude; this new professionally -produced web site would have been an expensive exercise to undertake; in short without them the site would have ceased to exist.
Without the assistance of Dave Lichtenstein (1958 Delamere), who has given advice and maintained comprehensive world-wide data bases of old boys from 1995 to date, the site would be a pale shadow of what it is today. His knowledge of the history of the school and his network of contacts have provided invaluable input. Sadly Dave passed away in May 2020 at his home in Sydney. See “News” section.
We view the page as a service to past students and staff; no fee or subscription will be charged so that access is open to all. In return we would appreciate it if readers would refrain from putting to us commercial proposals involving the site.
Andrew /Bill Hillier (I am still known by my school name by many)
Please spread the word.”
Message from Tony Addison:
It has been a few years since the website has had some TLC and lots has happened since. It was time to be little more circumspect about the personal data we were sharing and put the site on a platform that made it easier to keep up to date.
So here it is. We haven’t taken the design too far forward and deliberately started with much the same structure as before. The key difference is that the personal information of all past students is now behind a login page.
Getting in is easy if you have ever sent information to Bill or Dave Lichenstein (or the Old Yorkist magazine special edition). Your email address is in the system and so, when you click to Login, just select Forgotten Password and we will send an email to that address so you can change the password and get in.
If you no longer have access to that email address, use the contact form and we’ll try and get it all updated. Try and give us some details that would help us confirm a match to the records we hold.
Once in, you can search by house, name, year etc. You won’t see email addresses, though when you find the person you want to get in touch with, click through and at the bottom of their profile is a Contact button – if we have an email address for them.
Have fun and let me know any updates or changes.