History

The Association was first established in 1914 at The Holborn Restaurant in London and exists to provide a forum for former students to meet, maintain links with the School and to be kept informed of current School information as well as the current activities of other OBs.  Please click on the link that follows to see the menu, toasts and Old Boys present at that dinner in 1914! DHSOB Inaugural dinner including the school’s founder Alonzo J Rider.   The Association’s Jubilee took place in 1972 with a dinner and dance at the Continental hotel in Plymouth.   Click the link that follows to see the menu and toasts for the evening!  Some photos of the evening together with the presentation of a typewriter to retiring secretary Bernard Gilbert can be seen in the 70s decade within the Gallery.

DHSOB Jubilee Dinner 1922 – 1972

For more information about the school’s early history please click on this link which takes the reader to the history of Plymouth website maintained by Brian Mosely a local historian –  http://www.plymouthdata.info/Schools-Devonport%20High%20School%20for%20Boys.htm.

DHSOBAt present, a small but dedicated committee meet at least 3 times a year to discuss membership numbers, planned events and ways of assisting the school.  It is our hope to encourage a significant increase in numbers by providing you with interesting and relevant information about today’s DHSB, your peers, existing and former members of staff and other news stories about life at Paradise Road.

Inside you will find an archive and gallery sections showing photographs of various sports teams as well as the occasional group of prefects.  If you have any pictures or information that can be uploaded to the archives we would be pleased to receive it.

The Sponsors section is another new initiative, allowing OBs to enjoy the benefits of reciprocal trading agreements with the School, and we warmly welcome Plymouth based Bright Solicitors as our first such partner.  You will find an exclusive DHSOB offer from Bright in the Sponsors section.

There is also a shop section under development and we hope to be in a position soon to offer a range of DHSB leisurewear, available for sale to any OB.

Clearly this site is very much in its infancy, but it is ultimately the intention of the Committee to provide an online forum facility to allow DHSOBs to once again re-engage online.  On the Contacts section you will find the necessary details to contact us with requests, suggestions or general feedback.