Croeso  / Welcome

Croeso / Welcome...  to the Old Dominicans' Association Homepage, the official site for the Alumni of Friars School in Bangor, North Wales.

As our motto says, 'Foedere fraterno in perpetuum', or, 'the bonds of brotherhood are everlasting' - we believe the bonds forged during our time at the school will transcend the years.

We have lots of information about the Association, plus, our extensive archives of photos, newsletters and old papers

Members, click here for the password protected areas, otherwise non-members may apply to Join Us Here.

Can you help us ?

Do you have any old School...

Memorabilia, Photos,  Magazines,  Pamphlets,  Exam Papers,  Posters, Newspaper-clippings, cartoons, Documents, or ANYTHING linked to Friars School? 

If so, then we would really appreciate the opportunity to at least photographing or copying these in order to include them into our Digital Archive.  Otherwise, depending on the item, we may be able to physically archive the originals for you, or advise you on how best to do that. 

So, no matter what you've got, Please dont bin it!  

Contact Us... Your 'junk' may be someonelse's  treasured historical artefact! 

Thank you / Diolch!

Whether you're a member or not, there's lots for you to see on our website! 

The majority of our archives are available in our member's pages.  If you're not a Member - then why not Join Us?  We're a friendly bunch!  All Ex-Pupils of Friars School are eligible!  Alternatively, those of you with a link of any kind with the school, may be eligible to join us as a 'Friend' 

We meet regularly for outings, walks and for social gatherings, check out our News and Events page for details - although more details are posted in the Members only pages... Contact Us if you'd like to participate and you're not a member.

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If you have any Friars school material you'd like to donate or lend, we're particularly interested in copying anything suitable for inclusion in our digital archive.  We'll happily copy any photograph or school document you may have, for inclusion in our online collection and we'll quickly return the originals to you safely, and as soon as possible. 

So, whether you have anything to lend or donate, or just wish to renew old connections; Perhaps you just want to share anecdotes or information, then, we'd love to hear from you.  You can do that by either dropping us a private message on the Contact Us page, or alternatively,  you could leave a 'calling card' on our public 'Guest Book', below... just remember to include your email address where requested to on the form, so that we can reply privately.


(NB: Your contact information is not shown publicly on the Guest Book message, unless you include it in the text of your main message).

Special Offer:

A Full Colour updated History of Friars School RRP £9.99 is now available.

Special ODA web price of £7.95 inc. pp. For each book sold £1.00 goes to the ODA funds.

Contact Us with your details and we will process your request accordingly.

Ychwanegiadau i’r Archif / Archive Additions

Diolch i gyfraniadau, mae gennym ddogfennau a lluniau newydd yn ein harchif, fel rhestrwyd isod.  

Os oes ganddo’ch chi ddogfennau neu luniau yn eich casgliad personol, fyddem y falch iawn o’r cyfle i’w cofnodi yn ein harchif:

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Thanks to recent Donations, we have some additions to our Archives:

Photos to Friars Groups, including:

  • Soccer
  • Cricket
  • Cartoons
  • Newspaper cuttings

If you have any documents or photographs in your personal collections that are not in our archives, we would very much welcome the opportunity of including digital copies in our archives


Archif DOMINICAN Archive

New Additions Editions / Ychwanegiadau Newydd: 

  • July 1919
  • Easter 1925
  • Mid-Summer 1927
  • Spring 1933    

We’ve got some new additions to our Digital Archive (as above), available to subscribed members and patrons HERE

Mae gennym ychwanegiad i’n harchif, (gweler uchod), sydd ar gael i’n haelodau a’n noddwyr YMA:


Dathliad ‘460′ Celebrations

Diolch i bawb ddaeth, neu cyfrannodd i’r Dathliadau 460 - Mae gennym Ddogfennau o’r diwrnod i’w gweld ar dudalennau’r aelodau a noddwyr YMA , a Lluniau YMA .  Mae’r cyfraniadau dal i ddod mewn, felly mi rown fwy pan gawn ni nhw - ond os oes ganddo’ch chi luniau hoffech rannu - gadewch i ni wybod os gwelwch yn dda!

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Thanks to all who came or contributed to the 460 Celebrations -  We have Documents from the Day available to subscribed Members and Patrons HERE and photographs HERE.  Contributions are still coming in, so check regularly for more entries.  If you have any photographs yourself that you’d like to share with us, please contact us.  Thank you!  


Guest Book Messages

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