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

The Will of William Price 1721 300th Anniversary Luncheon Celebrations

Saturday 21st and Sunday, 22nd May 2022

Bookings are now open for this weekend of events

Guest Speakers - Nader Fekri and Dr. Alan E. Smith CBE FRS

Event Timings

Saturday - 21st May

Solent Hotel Informal Drinks reception from 7.15pm
Dress code - Smart Casual

Sunday, 22nd May

Wreath-laying at the tomb of William Price at 11.00am expected to last 10mins
Service at St Peter & St Paul's, Fareham at 11.30am expected to last 45mins
Lunch at Solent Hotel to begin serving at 1.30pm.
Dress code = Jacket & tie

William Price - Will of 1721 Celebration Luncheon, Sunday, 22nd May 2022

The Solent Hotel and Spa, Rookery Avenue, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 7AJ

President's informal drinks gathering - Saturday, 21st May 2022 (same venue, no booking required)

A Commemoration at the tomb of William Price at 11.00am followed by
a Priceans-led service at St Peter & St Paul's Church, Fareham - 11.30am Sunday, 22nd May 2022 (coach transport available)

Luncheon booking form and menu choices   Luncheon booking and menu download as pdf   Luncheon booking form and menu download as doc file

Bookings and queries to Lunch Bookings or Hon. Secretary

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

Mr Peter R Watkins, Principal of Price's Sixth Form College 1979 - 1984, has died aged 89.


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 Financial Statements
Celebrating 301 years

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

The History of William Price
His 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

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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