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History of the Association

The Old Stocktonians’ Association was founded by Evan Baldwin on 24 January 1913.

A ‘Social and Dance’ was held on Friday 1 February 1913, in the Borough Hall with 250 people present. On 10 October 1913 the first Annual General Meeting took place. This was followed by the first Annual Dinner at Christmas, 1913, in the Queen’s Hotel, Stockton.

The Association held the 80th and last Annual Dinner in the year 2006.

Evan Baldwin OBE (1882-1965) was Geography master from 1906 to 1932 at Stockton Secondary School.

Following the death of Evan Baldwin, on 26 December 1965, and in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Association, it was decided to create the unique post of ‘E Baldwin (deceased) (Founder President)’. In addition a Memorial Fund was established, to provide, annually, a cricket bat for the boy who topped the batting averages and a cricket ball for the top bowler. This recognised Evan Baldwin’s passion for cricket. In subsequent years Evan Baldwin’s Memorial Prize has been awarded for ‘sporting prowess’ and for services to the College.

For many years the membership of the Old Stocktonians’ Association was drawn from the former male pupils of Grangefield Grammar School, Stockton Secondary School and its predecessor Stockton Higher Grade School. Following the demise of the Grangefield Grammar Schools in July 1973, the Association’s membership was revised to include:

  1. former pupils of Stockton Sixth Form College;
  2. former pupils of the Grangefield Grammar Schools, formerly known as Stockton Secondary School and originally as Stockton Higher Grade School;
  3. former pupils of Grangefield School (from 1988).

Like the Old Stocktonians, an Old Girls Association had been founded in 1913. Following preliminary meetings on 23 January and 3 February, an event was held at the School on 5 March 1913 when 120 Old Girls spent “a most delightful evening in dancing, talking and listening to a most enjoyable programme of songs and dramatic selections”.

A consequence of the changes implemented in 1973 was that the distinction between the Old Girls Association and the Old Stocktonians’ Association disappeared, and the Annual Dinner held on 3 January 1974 was the first attended by a mixed gathering of ‘Old Stocktonians’.

 
Presidents of the Association

1913 - 1914
1914 - 1919
1919 - 1920
1920 - 1921
1921 - 1922
1922 - 1923
1923 - 1925
1925 - 1926
1926 - 1927
1927 - 1928
1928 - 1931
1931 - 1934
1934 - 1937
1937 - 1949
1949 - 1952
1952 - 1955
1955 - 1956

E Scholes
W Hewitt
H J Pickles
G H Swinburne
N Winn
L T Winn
C J Osborne
T B Brooke
N Winn
E MacKenzie-Taylor
A Pickworth
C W Allison
C W Bond
J W Wilkinson
G D Little
E H Fieke
J Spark

1956 - 1959
1959 - 1962
1962 - 1965
1965 - 1968
1968 - 1971
1971 - 1974
1974 - 1976
1976 - 1979
1979 - 1982
1982 - 1988
1988 - 1991
1991 - 1995
1995 - 1999
1999 - 2003
2003 - 2006
2006 - 2009
2009 -

D W Henderson
T F Sowler
H Ray
J B Hewitt
L Lloyd
G J Riddle
C Bell
B P Brand
J G Rattenbury
P Graham
T F Sowler
Miss L Waring
R Ward
R L Prichard
Dr K Turner
B P Brand
P B T Braney