The Society of Old Priceans

Remembering our Founder, William Price jnr 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

The Summer Luncheon and Wreath-laying

(subject to final details)

On Sunday, 2nd June members of The Society will again gather at the tomb of William Price in St Peter & St Paul's churchyard in Fareham to hold a short spoken service and lay a wreath in remembrance of the founder, to be followed by lunch at Lysses House Hotel. All Society members and Old Priceans would be most welcome. Further details to follow.

Save the Date for Sunday, 2nd June 2024


The Society Christmas Lunch 2023

Another very successful and enjoyable lunch hosted at the RAF Club by kind invitation of Sqd Ldr Ian Virgo

Photos from the lunch here...

Just Released....

Two Important Books relating the story of William Price jnr and his School are now available online

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A History of Prices School 2nd Edition

The Society of Old Priceans is delighted to announce that with the kind co-operation of F. E. C. Gregory and Farley Printers, Paul Gover has been able to prepare a revised and updated second edition of the "History of Prices School" originally authored by F. E. C. Gregory in 1971.

This is available through Amazon online here: A History of Price's School 2nd Edition in hardcover or paperback
(Note: this is a link to Amazon UK - members abroad may need to search by title)

The hardback edition is £11.00 and the paperback is available for £7.99. Delivery information is online but is believed to be free to Prime Members.

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A Good Price for Fareham
Second Edition 2023

Paul Gover has also undertaken extensive research into the life and times of William Price jnr, whose legacy founded the School, his family including his father, a barrel maker from Titchfield and the lands and estates which they owned.

This has been updated from the original and is now available also in hardback from Amazon online here: A Good Price for Fareham 2nd Edition in hardcover or paperback
(again, this is a link to Amazon UK - members abroad please search on title)

The hardcover is £9.99 and the paperback is available for £6.99. Delivery information is online but is believed to be free to Prime Members.

For those who have already purchased the original paperback, Paul has provided an update in pdf format setting out the significant changes here:
A Good Price for Fareham - update for 1st Edition

The Will of William Price 1721 300th Anniversary Luncheon

Celebrated on Saturday 21st and Sunday, 22nd May 2022

Memories of a remarkable weekend here...

Celebrating 301 years

The Society celebrated in 2022 the tercentenary of the Will of William Price jnr
A series of Newsletters was produced - links below
David Goldring updates his Tercentenary work 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

The History of William Price

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


Phillip Reynolds - Chairman of the Society


George Ashton, Headmaster of Prices 1934-1959
Photos from George Ashton


President Patrick Nobes (r) with Eric Poyner

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Brian Pearce

The Society is sorry to report that Brian Pearce, our Minutes Secretary, on the right with Lou Stamp at WP300 when he was 90, has died.

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Annual General Meeting 2023

The Society's very successful and enjoyable AGM at the Solent Hotel heard our sponsored student, Kara Nash, give an eloquent and lively illustrated talk about her experiences at the World Scout Jamboree in South Korea which hit world headlines for the problems it suffered.
The AGM Minutes are here...

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Summer Luncheon

President, Patrick Nobes, with Fareham Mayor, Fred Birkett and his wife, Lisa, at the 2023 Summer Luncheon

Patrick Nobes recalls Prices from 1941-1951

A rich variety of stories and recollections can be found here...

Bob Askew, with the permission of his family, has put together an anthology of poems from Tony Johnson, who died recently, here:

Poem download

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