A Thanksgiving for Miss Barbara Mitchener, Headmistress 1974-1990

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At Tonbridge Grammar School on Tuesday 6 November 2018

3pm to 5pm

RSVP is essential please (please use the form below).

Please also use the RSVP form to share memories of Miss Mitchener, even if you are unable to attend.

Miss Barbara Mitchener passed away on 26 August 2018. Friend Audrey, sister Pauline, and Rosemary Joyce gave moving eulogies at her funeral in Skipton on 11 September and tributes and memories received so far from our TGS community were shared.

Our thanksgiving in the Mitchener Hall will be a celebration of Miss Mitchener’s life and service to the School. We invite you to bring along photographs and memorabilia to share over a cup of tea and cake.

On the day

Parking and Shuttle bus: If this is your first visit for some years you will need to be aware that the school entrance is at the top of Deakin Leas and parking spaces are few relative to our daily needs. We are limited to offering spaces at the School for disabled drivers only booked on the RSVP. We are grateful to the Vauxhall Inn TN11 0NA for offering parking for our minibus shuttle service and recommend the Inn for guests arriving together to meet for lunch or supper perhaps.

Photography: We may take photographs at this event that we would like to share with our school community including: school and alumni websites and print publications.


RSVP and Remembering Miss Barbara Mitchener
Your Name *
Your Name
(Please include your maiden name if applicable. eg PIppa Blackstone (was Hargreaves)
Your Address (and your postcode)
Your Address (and your postcode)
Please tell us if you are or were a student, friend, or staff (what was your job title?
Please tell us what year you left school. (or leave blank!)
Please tell us how many you will be:
Please tell us if you would like to book disabled parking. Also please tell us if you are unable to use the stairs to the school hall (the Mitchener Hall).
Parking on site is extremely restricted and guests are encouraged to use the Shuttle bus from 2.40pm. Please confirm passenger numbers.
Please share your memories here. If you would like to send more notes or you have memo's and pictures to share, please send them or email pippablackstone@tgs.kent.sch.uk. If you have already submitted a memory - Thank you (by all means let us know here)
I consent to the School using my contact details for updates from the Alumni and Development Office
I authorise the School to publish my memories of Miss Barbara Mitchener
For example, Is there anything we need to know that may affect your visit and wellbeing - eg medical, or food allergies?