The Society of Old Priceans

Remembering our Founder, William Price and his Charity, Price's Grammar School and Price's College, Park Lane, Fareham
Founded by his Will Dated 24th August 1721. The Park Lane site was closed and demolished in 1989  

Notice of the Annual General Meeting and Lunch
Friday, 1st October 2021 at 11.00am

Our AGM and Lunch will now take place at The Solent Hotel and Spa, Whiteley.
Lunch is available at a cost of £25 per head for two courses and £30 for three.
Full details and booking form may be downloaded here: AGM Booking Form

Please book by 21st September 2021

Agenda, Notice of Meeting and nominations and reports here...

Our WP300 Celebration originally scheduled for 2021 will now be held on

Saturday 21st and Sunday, 22nd May 2022

The cohort of 1965 to 1972 plans an event to follow the Society's celebration.
Full details may be downloaded here: Cohort invite details...

Peter Watkins, Headmaster and Principal of Prices School and College has died aged 89

Mr Peter R Watkins, Principal of Price's Sixth Form College 1979 - 1984, has died in a nursing home aged 89 after a long illness.
His funeral to which anyone is invited is at St Peter's Church, Bishops Waltham, Hampshire.
on Thursday 23rd September 2021 at 1.15 pm.
Donations in his memory if desired to the Alzheimer's Society.
Further details here...



Membership is £10pa and is open to anyone with a connection to the School or College.    To complete an application form please follow the link below.

Membership Society Constitution
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Celebrating 301 years

The Society will be celebrating in 2022 the three hundred and first anniversary of the Will of William Price jnr

The History of William Price
Family Tree and Will

Excellent and detailed research into the life and Will of William Price together with a family tree can be viewed here: 


Phillip Reynolds - Chairman of the Society


George Ashton, Headmaster of Prices 1934-1959

Photos from George Ashton


President Patrick Nobes (r) with Eric Poyner

Johnson Archives
Black Lion, The Grunt, poetry and more...

The Johnson files...

The Roy Daysh Archives
Some of the extensive records preserved by Roy Daysh


Roy's collection...

Prices College Magazines 1976-80

Black Lion and The Grunt from Roy Daysh Archives

Mrs Dierdre Buckley
Prices in the sixties and seventies


Memories of one of the few female members of staff

The earliest known photo of Prices Boys from Roy's collection - a trip to Hill Head c1910

Nader Fekri

relates his experience of joining Prices in the seventies from Iran...  Nader's story...

George Grimble 

a professor at UCL and visiting professor at Reading University writes about Prices in the sixties and the Ultra TV factory George Grimble recalls...

Dr Charles Evans

remembers Mr "Smudge" Smith as a form master Mr Smith...

The Black Lion Kevan Bundell provides a full set which Neale Fray has scanned:
The Black Lion archive
Robin Ward examines the origin of the project

Richard Hedley, Biology master from 1961 until retirement who died in 2016 Tony Johnson remembers Richard Hedley...

Tony Johnson, English master from 1965 recalls Prices in transition...

More recent stories and events

Further stories here...

Society of Old Priceans

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