ABOUT THE READING OLD BLUES' ASSOCIATION
The Association, which was formed in 1904, keeps members in touch with Reading Blue Coat School and with their fellow former pupils.
Old Blues take part in a variety of enjoyable sporting and social events, as well as receiving news bulletins from the Association.
New players and ideas for new sports are always welcome. For more details see the Sports pages
Old Blues who play Badminton, Cricket, Football, Hockey and Squash will be considered for the annual Daniels Cup matches which take place at the School between March and July. For more details see the Daniels Cup pages
Up to 130 Old Blues and their guests attend the Dinner, which is usually held in the Easter vacation. The event is the most important in the Association's calendar. Official guests have included local MPs and an effort is made to provide an entertaining speaker.
AVAILABLE FROM THE ASSOCIATION
Crested Ties £9.00
Bow Ties £9.00
Please make cheques payable to: 'Reading Old Blues Association'
Mrs. Sheila Siney, The Old Turn, Old Bath Road, Sonning, Berkshire, RG4 6GA
Enquiries call: 0118 969 9486
YOUNG OLD BLUES
Young Old Blues have organised their own social events, including meeting for drinks in London. You will soon be able to set up your own groups on this site. This feature will enable sections like the Young Old Blues to develop their own events.
OLD BLUES TRUST & CHARITABLE TRUST
The Reading Old Blues Association Trust was formed in 1983. Members donations and fund-raising events are used to build up a fund for benevolent purposes.
Support from the Trust has enabled a number of sixth formers to undertake field study trips, and is also available to help other individuals who are in need. If you know of and old Blue who is in genuine need, and can prove that a very modest grant would be of some real practical benefit, write to the Trust Treasurer.
Formed primarily for past students, staff and trustees of the School who are over 21, the Lodge meets at the Berkshire Masonic Centre. Wokingham, Berkshire. The Lodge meets four times a year and benefits from excellent membership with a wide age range of Old Blues.
See the Lodge’s new website www.aldworthlodge.org.uk for details
The Aldworth Lodge Jubilee Award was established in 1980 to mark the Lodge's Golden Jubilee, it seeks to acknowledge service to the community and charitable work by an Old Blue, Staff or those connected with the School. The recipient of the award receives an engraved silver salver, a donation to the charity of their choice and a personal gift. To make a nomination please contact PAUL CHASTON.
The Association's General Committee meets bi-monthly. We are keen to encourage younger Old Blues to take part: your ideas and enthusiasm are needed to guarantee the Association's continued success.
The Association is keen to encourage other social events. Possibilities are limited only by members' energy and enthusiasm!