Alfie Bloom - 1932 – 2007

Alfie joined the school in 1947 and this was the start of a lifelong connection with the College that was to last for more than sixty years. He was very keen on sport at school and his name is engraved on several school cups.

During the 70s, Alfie became a founder member of the Parents’ Association and also a keen member of the OSA, never failing to attend matches and the Reunion Dinners. He also regularly umpired the OSA cricket matches. He became a governor on the College Council in 1985 and played a major part in the building of the new sports hall.

His three sons all attended the College followed by his granddaughter in 2006. Alfie was very proud to see his granddaughter present the flowers on Speech Day in 2007, just a few days before he died. Alfie died suddenly on 4th July and the College lost a good friend who is sadly missed. As Alfie was such a keen sportsman all his life and always took a close interest in the pupils’ sporting activities, sports scholarships are now entered on an honours board in the Sports Hall, in his memory.