It is our aim to search and find old school friends and teachers in order to introduce them to our Old Girls Association known as BOGs.
Our school no longer exists, but a very strong bond exists between all ex-pupils who attended Barnes County Secondary School for Girls in Lonsdale Road up to 1969 when the School closed, and the amalgamation of the Boys and Girls Schools with Mortlake Boys School occurred, and in 1973 was renamed Barnes Comprehensive, then finally closed down in 1977. The school was demolished and is now a housing estate named Walnut Tree Close.
Once a member of BOGs you will receive our Welcome Pack, which includes an enamel lapel badge. We publish a regular Newsletter, to keep you in touch with your old school mates and inform you of any forthcoming events.
Many of our members find us, or we find them by word of mouth, but even so, a great deal of time is spent researching to locate old girls. Our members are spread far and wide and travel from all 4 corners of the globe to attend a Reunion.
Reunions are always held in Barnes.
Many ex-teachers have been amongst our members, including Ms Pat Stevens, Mrs Pamela Rayner, Mrs Jane Clark, Mrs Heather Furnival née Halliday and Mrs Marianne Cox née Curette.
Miss Olive Read and Mrs Margaret Boys have sadly passed away, Miss Read was 99 years old and Mrs Boys was also in her nineties when she died in 2012.
We were very pleased to have ex-science teacher, Miss Cristina Hepburn-White, as our Honorary President for a number of years.
We are happy to announce that Mrs Appleyard's daughter, Paddy Holmes, is now our Honorary President. Mrs Appleyard was Headmistress from 1967 to 1969.
If you are not already a member of BOGs, and attended our school and wish to know more, then why not contact one of the committee for a Membership Form, or print up the Membership Form on the Home page.