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 September 2017

  • Please note that the OSA Bulletin Board (PHPBB) has been removed, owing to lack of interest and 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.

What was new (since mid-2015)?

  • With some appropriate exceptions, all pages have a new, uniform format.

  • Everything on the photo pages, except in the event section (dinners, luncheons, etc.), is now bigger and, where possible, brighter.

  • Many photographs (a majority) are now high resolution and almost all come both with and without the boys’ names. Clicking on the photograph will alternately show and hide the names, which are positioned in front of each person. A few photographs still have the names below them.

To view the latest issue (May 2017)  of Summer Times, click below:

Summer Times

  • The high-resolution photographs (and some near-high-resolution ones) can be viewed in full-screen mode, both with and without names. All you need to do is to click on an obvious link below the photograph. To go back to where you were, you just click on the enlarged photograph.

  • There’s more, so just explore.

Which Browser?

  • The site has been successfully tested with the latest versions of Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. That list is in the webmaster’s current descending order of preference. Your own preferences may of course differ. For those still running Internet Explorer 8 under Windows XP, that works too, but is not recommended. If you have Windows 10, you might want to use  the Microsoft Edge browser which appears now to be secure. Firefox and Norton Internet Security are currently incompatible with one another (with the latter automatically disabled by the former). If the situation changes, Firefox may return to a more favoured position in the list. This downgraded recommendation does not apply if you are using Firefox with Internet security software other than Norton Internet Security.

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.).

Contact Webmaster

Last updated 25 April 2017