Old Buckwellians News

Old Buckwellians News is the place to go for news and features about former pupils and teachers of BHCHS.

Newsletters had previously been published for many years by the Old Buckwellians Association. But the first edition of Old Buckwellians News in its present format was November 1999. Since then, the magazine has grown alongside the development of our remarkable network. Starting as a modest 12 page newsletter that was sent to just over 300 people, OB News rapidly increased its circulation to more than 2,000 as a result of the interest shown as more Old Bucks were traced during the following years.  In 2005 we published the first colour edition, and all subsequent editions have been in full colour.

Since the first edition in November 1999, Old Buckwellians News has included 884 pages and 877,954 words.

   To see the front page of any edition click on the one of the links below.

Old Buckwellians News aims to include a balance of items with contributions from all eras of the school's existence. Not everyone wishes to wallow in nostalgia. Much of the content focuses on the current and recent activities of former pupils and teachers. At the same time, some of the features have reviewed particular aspects of school life, such as tracing the development of school plays, and comparing the athletic achievements of sporting heroes during different decades.

An important principle that I have maintained from the start of the project is to avoid "rose tinted spectacles". While many look back fondly on their school days, others did not especially enjoy school. Our school, like all others, had plenty of faults and problems. I have been very happy to publish features that cover the whole spectrum of opinions, and will continue to do so.

If you have not yet subscribed to Old Buckwellians News and would like to do so please see the Membership page. If you have any questions please contact the editor, Graham Frankel 

You can view and download complete editions - click HERE.

Back numbers of the printed editions are still available. The front pages are shown below.  Please contact Graham Frankel  for more information.

  November 1999
May 2000 November 2000
May 2001 November 2001
May 2002 November 2002
May 2003 November 2003
May 2004 November 2004
May 2005 November 2005
May 2006 November 2006
May 2007 November 2007
May 2008 November 2008
May 2009 November 2009
May 2010 November 2010
May 2011 November 2011
May 2012 November 2012
May 2013 November 2013
May 2014 November 2014
May 2015 November 2015
May 2016 November 2016


All of the content on this site has been researched and provided by past pupils of Buckhurst Hill County High School. We are always interested in adding to this resource and ensuring the accuracy of the information on the site, so if you have further details regarding information on this page please click here.

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