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Armistice Day 2003



Head Teacher, Dr. Ian Melvin address the School on Armistice Day November 11th. 2003


Unveiling of Commemorative Plaque for the Spanish Screen



Gordon Crocker, Clinton Grasby and Ian Melvin at the unveiling of the plaque for the oak screen, of uncertain age, that was formerly at Hardyes' School Library at Culliford Road. Prior to that, it had been part of the old Dorchester Grammar School in South Street. It is reputed to have been originally part of a Spanish galleon, washed-up on the Dorset coast from the defeated Armada. The screen has the unique distinction of having been part of all three schools.


Old Hardyeans - November 11th. 2003



Left to right: David Lacey, Gordon Crocker, John Pearson, Norman Baker, Clinton Grassby, Colin Lucas, John Stephenson, Peter Woods, Peter Lewendon, Tony Day, Norman Brown, Alf Barrett. 


Centenary Dinner - March 2005


Hardyeans Club president John Pearson [left] presents one of two silver decanters to retiring secretary Colin Lucas [centre.] New secretary Tony Day [right] holds the second silver decanter


Rt Rev Stephen Venner, Bishop of Dover [centre] with headmaster Dr Iain Melvin [right] and Hardyeans Club president John Pearson [left.]


The Bishop of Dover begins his speech


The Bishop of Dover continues his speech


President John Pearson chats to Stephen Venner


..... then Headmaster Dr Iain Melvin chats to Stephen Venner!


Part of the top table party


George Foley cuts the centenary birthday cake


Colin Lucas in his inimitable role as Master of Ceremonies.


Armistice Day 2006  
The annual Act of Remembrance took place at the gates of the Thomas Hardye School on Friday 10th November 2006 at 11.00am.

Annual Dinner 2007