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The Douai Society

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The Douai Society is the Society of the Old boys (and girls) of Douai school which was run by English Benedictine monks at Woolhampton in Berkshire from 1903 until its closure in 1999. At the Society's annual dinners in the school refectory before closure one of the toasts was "The Abbey and the School". The link between the two was what gave the school some of its special characteristics. It is therefore appropriate that this web site should include a link to the Monastery pages and to the history of the Benedictine community from its foundation in France during penal times.

The website consists of three parts;  The Douai Society, information about the School as it was and some historical information about the Abbey and the foundations of the Monastic Community.

Additional contributions to these pages from past pupils will be especially welcome. Use our contact page.  

The New Pavilion - in Memory of the Douai Old Boys who died in WW1 (Research courtesy of Richard Sims (90/92/97)

New Pavilion

  • Link to Roll of Honour
  • Link to WW1 Obituaries
  • Link to the Original Appeal
  • Update - John Wills, 30th November 2016. Thanks to the generosity of over 200 former pupils of the school, we have reached 80% of our £100,000 target. A further £20k remains to be raised by June 2017. Please consider this Appeal.
    There is an updated link for donations, which is (Type in Douai )
  • The Opening - The formal Douai Park Recreation Association opening will be on 04 June 2017
    The Douai Room will be opened on Sunday 9th July 2017 by Cardinal Murphy O'Connor, and the Society is planning a marquee lunch and cricket tournament (against the Downside Wanderers and Old Worthians). Tickets will go on sale in the New Year. In the meantime, anyone interesting in playing in the match should contact Richard Sims on
    Read more about the programme for the day. Lunch tickets can be reserved using the proforma on the Events Page.
  • Picture Gallery

The Original Pavilion Construction Progress April 2016
Link to the Wollhampton Cricket Club site
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