The original web site was first developed with the help of my son Robin in 1995 and from feedback received it is serving its main purpose- 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. They are updated at least monthly.
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. 10 May 2020 update. Sadly Dave passed away last week at his home in Sydney. See “News” section.
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 site. Although too polite to say so he was probably appalled by its clunky, amateurish nature! I owe Tony and his staff at Free Rein a great debt of gratitude; this new professionally -produced web site with comprehensive security measures built-in would have been an expensive prospect; in short without them the site would have ceased to exist.
I would also like to acknowledge Richard Tredget (my co-organiser of OY reunions in Perth) for his support and providing many photos and Mike Garratt who did likewise as well as undertaking the huge task of scanning all the Yorkist magazines up to 1969.
Dave and I regard our efforts 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!)
Dave and I have two simple policies:
- we regard our efforts as a service to past students and staff- no fee or subscription will be charged, so that access is always open to all and
- no copyright policy is in place- you are free to download/ copy material as required. In return we would appreciate it if readers would refrain from putting to us commercial proposals involving the site.
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