In Loving Memory of

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Bryan Short

Many will remember Bryan as the Headmaster of Borden Grammar School where he was Headmaster for over 30 years, the longest serving headmaster of the school. He was always so passionate about education and helping people reach their academic potential. He made many lifelong friends at Borden and was held in the highest esteem by students, teachers and parents of pupils alike. Even after retiring he would always speak with great fondness regarding old boys and was always proud to hear of their achievements and success. 

Bryan was a larger than life character who left an impression on so many people he met. He will be greatly missed by so many, but he will live on by being remembered by all of us. 

Book Owner: Vicky Meadows
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Laura

For the few years I knew Mr Short, he was always so welcoming and gentle. I had lunch many Friday afternoons with his Grandson, the stories he told and the advice he gave was always delightful to listen to. To the Jenkins family, I am sending my condolences, I am sure the last few …

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daughter of Ruth Bellord

My mother, Ruth Bellord, who worked at Borden Grammar as secretary for 25 years having started in about 1975, died this week on 23 June. Her years at Borden Grammar were among her happiest years, as she loved the atmosphere and camaraderie of the school. Her final 17 months were spent at a care …

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Robert Webb

As one of ‘Uncle Bryan’s’ first intake as he took control in 1968, I was privileged to attend a school led by a man who encouraged and inspired his pupils to be the best they could be. As a prefect I remember the Friday afternoon invitations to School House for afternoon tea and the …

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Dan Holl

Bryan Short was an intelligent, dignified and generous-spirited headmaster who cared passionately about his school, its students and its staff. He created a calm, disciplined and dignified environment in which to work, whilst maintaining the atmosphere of a supportive family. The boys perceptively referred to him as “uncle Bryan” indicating the high esteem in …

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Paul holton

Poem in remembrance of Mr Short…   Tobacco smoke wafting down the hall, We all stand to attention and humbly nod our heads: “Good day sir!” All had the utmost respect for him.   Clacking shoes approach down the hall, We dash away hoping not to get caught: “Come here boy! What are you …

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John Paine

It was an honour to have known and worked with Bryan for 21 years. His calm, dignified but friendly manner and his steadfast pursuit of excellence made Borden Grammar not only a high achieving school but also a very ordered and happy place to work. He valued all pupils and staff as individuals and …

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Simon Robbins

It was a privilege to be both a pupil and a member of staff with Bryan at the helm. He was a great influence on so many pupils and is remembered fondly by so many. He had Borden in his heart and was the heart of Borden for so many years.  …

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Keith Groom

Such sad news. Mr Short was an exemplary headmaster of BGS. Forever in my memory will be his sound morale character, caring and calm manner and his strong presence around the school. From my heart I thank you for the opportunity you gave to me twenty five years ago. RIP. …

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John Howell

Wise, fair, thoughtful, a good listener, supportive at all times. Bryan was my ‘Boss’ for twenty-nine years, the major part of my teaching career. It was a privilege to work with him and to share his values and aspirations for all at Borden Grammar School. He forged a family-style community where each member felt …

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Neil Ranger

Such sad news. I was a pupil at BGS between ’83 and’ 88 and had the absolute pleasure to be directly taught by Uncle B while doing my RS A level. Many an hour was spent sweltering in his office, fire crackling away and Mr Short smoking his pipe.  Mr Short said that I …

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