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The Hardyeans' Club

An association for the past Students of
The Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester and
the Schools from which it was formed.

President - Peter Foster
Chairman  - Godfrey Lancashire
Hon. Membership Secretary - Bob Rench
Hon. Secretary - Michel Hooper-Immins
Hon. Treasurer - Alan Brown
Newsletter Editors - Peter & Heather Foster
Hon. Press Officer - Michel Hooper-Immins
Hon. Sports Officer - Tony Foot
School Liason Officer - Tony Day
Webmaster - Terry Stone


The Lost Legion of disappeared members hovers around 20. Bob Rench does a sterling job in keeping the numbers as low as possible, so please help him by clicking HERE if you change your email address or other details. That way we can keep Club news coming to everyone!



Old Hardyeans in Dorchester, Dorset and all over the world will mourn the loss of Colin Lucas, who passed away on 30 August at his home in the county town. Colin has been President, Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. We always regarded him as the engine room of the Hardyeans Club, always ready to organise and help in any way. We will all miss his deep and sincere commitment to the club and to the Thomas Hardye School. His loss is much regretted and all Old Hardyeans express their sincere condolences to his widow Brenda and children Linda & Roger.

Colin Lucas [78] was Mayor of Dorchester in 1981 and 1984, sometime town, district and county councillor. He studied at Dorchester Grammar School from 1946 to 1950, going on to become the leading light of the Old Grammarians, which later became the Old Hardyeans. Colin was also heavily involved in the Durnovaria Silver Band, the Casterbridge Singers, Dorchester Conservative Club, the YMCA, The Society of Dorset Men and many other local organisations.

Old Hardyeans are welcome at the Memorial Service on Friday 27 September at 2pm at St. Peter’s Church, High West Street, Dorchester.


Back row [left to right:] Adam Weir, Scott Parker, Charlie Davies, Dan Evans, Ryan Price, Danny Way, Marcus Evans, Frank Dike [Umpire,] Ian Legg, Mark Derrien, Tony Foot [Captain,] Pete Moxom, Simon Joslin, Stuart Voss - Front row [left to right:] Jacob Holland, Adam Barrett, Greg Holland, Casper Bailey, James Caldwell, Matt Porter, Joe Power, Josh Foot, John Bowden, James Dunham - Photograph by Michel Hooper-Immins.

A superb 112 not out by Pete Moxom for the Old Hardyeans, including eight sixes, provided over half of the old boys’ 190 for 5 off 30 overs, in the annual cricket fixture against the modern Thomas Hardye School. Then spin bowlers Joe Power [3-25] and Pete Moxom [5-32] ripped the School’s batting apart, skittling them all out for 151 in the 28th. over.

As tradition dictates, the Old Hardyeans batted first in the 30 over contest. Pete Moxom and Joe Power opened the batting and put on 20 for the first wicket, before Power was bowled by Adam Weir for 5. Josh Foot joined Moxom and scored a quickfire 21 before being caught by Danny Way off the medium pace of Casper Bailey for 21. The experienced Simon Joslin came in, but did not trouble the scorers. Moxom was by now playing very aggressively and celebrated his 50 with a straight six. Matt Porter and OH Captain Tony Foot gave him sound assistance with some big hitting in the middle order. It was however Pete Moxom who continued to steal the show, finishing a superb innings 112 not out. The Old Hardyeans completed their 30 overs with the impressive total of 190 for the loss of 5 wickets.

The School started slowly in reply and were soon behind the clock. Ryan Price was caught by Joe Power off the bowling of Mark Derrien and then the dangerous Marcus Evans was clean bowled for a duck, also by Derrien. Danny Way then showed himself to be a batsman of some promise, scoring an excellent 58 before being brilliantly caught on the boundary by Simon Joslin off the bowling of Joe Power. The spin of Joe Power and Pete Moxom, who took eight wickets between them, killed off the game as the school were bowled out in the 28th. over for 151. The Old Hardyeans had won by 39 runs.

"This year’s annual match between the Old Hardyeans and Thomas Hardye School was blessed with fine weather for the first time in several years," comments Old Hardyeans Captain Tony Foot. "An excellent game of cricket was played in good spirit and considering the unprepared nature of the wicket, no shortage of skill on both sides."


Nigel Newbery has set up a Website at:

which has a copy of the 1957 Panoramic School Photo, well worth a visit for those who were at Hardyes in that year

Graham Allen also has a Website at:

which has a great selection of pictures of life at Hardyes in the Fifties, again well worth a visit.

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