Welcome to the Official Web Site of the

Old Scarborians Association

Members are former pupils and former staff of the Scarborough High School for Boys


This is a Norton Safe Site

What’s new as of October 2017

  • Please note that the OSA Bulletin Board (PHPBB) has been removed, owing to lack of interest and more recently to a deluge of malicious registrations (as many as 200 per day). Only 17 Old Scarborians registered and only about 2 or 3 actually posted messages.

Work in Progress

  • Note that the menu buttons on the left of this page have been enlarged. There are five other menus undergoing the same treatment. The larger buttons will be useful to those with diminished eyesight. It will also make the menus much easier to read on mobile phones. Until this process is complete, some menus will have a mixture of the small and large sizes.

Which Mode?

  • For the best visual experience, put your browser in full-screen mode (as enabled and disabled by pressing F11). This way, you maximize the viewing area and are not distracted by the clutter at the top of the screen. Please note that this is not the same as the full-screen mode available for some of the photographs. In that case, only the photographs are enlarged and shown without other page content. They simply look even better (and can use more vertical space) if the browser is in its own full-screen mode.


  • For experienced users of smart phones and other touch-sensitive devices (e.g., tablet computers), navigation of this site is very easy. It has been tested with Android 2.3.7, 4.4.2 and 5.1.1, using the default browser (with 5.1.1 defaulting to Android Chrome) in all cases. Friends of your Webmaster who have iPhones have encountered no problems.

A Little History

  • The first year's site hosting and domain name registration fee were jointly donated by David Fowler and Bill Potts. Ongoing fees are now paid by the Old Scarborians Association (with some exceptions when they were covered either by Revan Tranter or by Bill Potts [including 2016 and 2017]). Original concept and design by David Fowler (now doing business as Farthings Publishing). Design, site maintenance and site enhancements since 2000 by Bill Potts,  Sacramento, CA, USA.

Need Help?

  • If you have comments or any problems navigating the site, please let us know. You can click (or, for a touch screen, tap) on the Contact Webmaster link below to open an already-addressed email composition window. In describing a problem, please provide as much detail as possible (including operating system, browser name and version, etc.).


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Last updated 9 October 2017