Old Dartechs' & Wilmingtonians' Association


Welcome to the Web site for the Old Boys from
Dartford County Technical School,
Dartford Technical High School for Boys

Wilmington Grammar School

If you are a former pupil of either School or are a past member of staff then we would like to hear from you.

OD & WA can help put you back in touch with "the happiest days of your life" and will bring you right up to date with events that are happening at your old school.

What are you doing now?
We would like to hear from you.

We are planning to arrange an event to be held at the School during 2017 on a date to be announced

Any suggestions would be appreciated


Guest of Honour

To be confirmed




Booking available soon


Booking Form will appear here



Mike Wesson with Nick Moon 2007 (NZ)

'Pip' Cartwright ODWA Dinner 2007

Paul Parker ODWA Dinner 2006

Jim Austen ODWA Dinner 2004

Len Hollingsworth ODWA Dinner 2002

John Daley ODWA Dinner 2003

Each year ODWA holds a reunion dinner for the Old Boys at the school where you can relive the experiences of the school canteen and be waited on by future Old Boys (and girls!).

photos of past dinners are on the web !!!

The guest speaker for the 2001 dinner was Alan "Hamish" Hamerschlag - You can see the pics online here.

Mr Graham "Twizzle" Nicholls was guest of honour for the May 2000 dinner. 

Alan Hamerschlag
ODWA Dinner 2001

Do you want to get back in touch with an old classmate with whom you have lost contact? If so, please contact us and we will help you if we can.

Don't be shy - get in touch with us today! The ODWA is not a stuffy or pretentious association - we are YOUR association. When you attend any of the ODWA functions you can come along with the confidence that the atmosphere will be both relaxed and enjoyable.

Other News

The first meeting of the Toronto (Canada) Chapter of the ODWA took place at Zorros restaurant and steak house in Toronto on Feb 27th 2002.

Photo taken 1983
Submitted by Steve Middleton

From left to right, back row:
Mark Shillabeer, Mark Saynor, Steve Middleton, Andrew Cooper, Graeme Maidment, Steve Willis, Micky Kalifa, Pete Hyland Front row:
Mark Sampson, Steve Fish, Joe Kerr, Russell Mills, Ian Rendle, Paul Warwicker, Tony Williams

Please note that Dennis Wells (ODWA Chairman) can be contacted on chairman@odwa.co.uk


With deep sadness we report the death of the following members

Keith White - Staff (1978-2010)

Ian Smith - Staff (1957-1993)

Gavin Russell - Staff (1965-1969)

Jim (Sam) Austen - Staff (1954-1974)

Len Hollingsworth - Staff (1960-1999)