King Edward VII School Magazine - July, 1944

Vol. XI.
July, 1944.
No. 6.


CONTENTS

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THIS YEAR OF GRACE 75 ANTHOLOGY 84
SPEECH DAY 76 LETTER TO THE EDITOR 85
HONOURS WON 79 AIR SCOUTS 86
OBITUARY 80 ATHLETIC SPORTS 86
ON ACTIVE SERVICE 80 SWIMMING 87
COMMEMORATION SERVICE 80 CRICKET 88
LUNCH HOUR CONCERTS 80 HOUSE NOTES 90
OXFORD LETTER 81 LEAGUE TABLES 93
NEWHALL BOYS’ CLUB 82 OLD EDWARDIANS’ ROLL OF SERVICE 93
AIR TRAINING CORPS 82 BIRTH 94
THE LIBRARY 83 MARRIAGES 94
THE ORCHESTRA 83 ACROSTIC 94
THE JUNIOR SCHOOL 83 NOTICES 94

THIS YEAR OF GRACE

THE school year closes with an outstanding record of academic honours—still largely the standard of our success for the outside world—and amid the well-earned congratulations which this achievement has called forth we can afford to take stock of the results of five years of wartime education and ask ourselves whether all other aspects of our common life bear an equally blameless complexion.

There are many secondary schools which are models of mediocre uniformity; and though no one would suggest that this characteristic is to be attributed to the complete control of Education Committees, the fact of its existence remains. K.E.S., on the other hand, has always had something which makes it more than a School Certificate factory. Yet there are, we venture to think, some undesirable symptoms in the School, which should be inquired into, and arrested, lest they develop into a decline of far-reaching proportions. Firstly, it should be said that the whole matter is a reflection of the general decline of the country; and in our School this new tendency shows itself in a deplorable disintegration of community feeling—accountable in part to the war, but nevertheless reprehensible: School Societies wilt, and attendance at School functions, such as the Sports, diminishes year by year. Further, we see that respect for traditional institutions is declining — for instance, the Prefect system is losing authority and force, to the general disadvantage of the life of the School.

A third and important symptom is the fact that more and more of the leading people in the School (the second year VIth form excepted) seem to be scholars or athletes rather than personalities. Gone is the bizarre brilliance of former days: we are surrounded instead by silent platoons of potential scholarship winners, whose sole topic of conversation is their work, and by an even more frightening set of barbarians whose sole claim to distinction is their skill in throwing a ball at three pieces of wood. Dullness and pedantic preciousness on the one hand, and a philistine concern for the delights of Frank Sinatra or Prince Ellington on the other, are replacing the glitter of individual personality which should shine inside the framework of a complete school.

So what? (The use of this appalling interjection calls to mind the sad decay of spoken English in the School, especially among our scientists). In the New Order education will be the corner-stone of the State, and the people who will be given the power of controlling absolutely the material lives of the community must be given the best kind of education; the secret of success in this case is the integration of corporate life studded with individual personalities. Only thus will the individual vitality of the nation be kept alive, and our part in the post-revolutionary era fully played.

The people who now compose the backbone of the School should consider this fact and renew their duty as members of the School.

F. F.

SPEECH DAY

JUNE 22, 1944.

PROGRAMME.

ONE MINUTE SILENCE IN HONOUR OF THOSE OLD EDWARDIANS
WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE SECOND GREAT WAR.

THE LATIN SCHOOL SONG.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE
(Councillor J. H. BINGHAM, J.P.)

Solo and Chorus: “Come Away, Fellow Sailors”
Purcell
From “Dido and Aeneas”
(Soloists—R. H. JACKSON and T. W. TURNER)

THE HEADMASTER’S REPORT

LATIN ADDRESS OF WELCOME, SPOKEN BY D. E. CANTRELL, HEAD PREFECT

Distribution of Prizes and Address by
Mr. M. L. JACKS, Director of the Department of Education, Oxford University

Two Two-Part Songs—
(a) “Welcome thou, whose deeds conspire” Handel
(b)
“Live and Love” Arne
(THE SCHOOL CHOIR)

Vote of Thanks to Mr. M. L. Jacks, proposed by
THE LORD MAYOR OF SHEFFIELD (Councillor S. H. Marshall, J.P.)
and seconded by SIR SAMUEL OSBORN, J.P.

Song: “Spanish Ladies” Traditional

GOD SAVE THE KING


In the opening musical items the Orchestra, under the capable control of Mr. Baylis, acquitted itself well, in spite of the exceptional inexperience of many of its members, and in the Purcell air the soloists, R. H. Jackson and T. W. Turner, did justice both to the song and to their voices.

Presenting his annual report, the HEADMASTER, after welcoming the visitors, said: “I can sum up the past year by saying that the work of the main body of the School has been satisfactory; the Sixth Form have won more Open Scholarships at Oxford and Cambridge than any of their predecessors, and the various social activities of the School have continued satisfactorily in view of the handicaps arising out of the war. Sixty-nine boys got School Certificates in July and December. As last year’s Fifth Form was rather weaker than usual, and five candidates can be counted unlucky not to have passed, the result is satisfactory, but I still feel that we ought to do better than the average school taking our examination. I have gone into the record of our second best and third best Forms, each of which has four years in the Senior School to complete its general education and prepare for the School Certificate. The second best Form, which goes up the School in 2B, 3B, 4B and 5B, has presented 149 candidates in the last six years, and 125 have passed. In the same six years, the third best Form, going up the School through 2C, 3C, 4C and 5C, has presented 102 boys, and only 31 have passed. Of those who failed, 38 have already been presented a second time either one term or one year after their first attempt, and 34 have passed. This analysis proves quite clearly, I think, that while boys who go up the School in ‘B’ Forms can complete their general education in four years, those who go up in ‘C’ Forms need five years instead of the four they are getting now. I am glad to say that the Governing Body of the School have agreed that these boys are to have five years in future, and so we are creating next September the necessary extra Form, and I hope to be able to report the fruits of this re-organisation to you in June, 1947. But I must add a word of warning here; the possibility of being able to implement this proposal depends upon our being able to get a suitable Master or Mistress to teach this new Form, and there are so few Masters or Mistresses available now that we have got to face the possibility of having to manage the School with a reduced staff. So far this has not been necessary; indeed, all being well, we shall start next term with two more members of the staff than we had in September, 1938, but I am not sure how much longer we can go on getting Masters or Mistresses to fill any further vacancies which may arise in the next two years.”

The HEADMASTER then referred to the impending retirement of Miss Daft, and paid a tribute to the valuable work she had done since she joined the Staff in January 1941. And to Mr. Sibley, who had obtained a new appointment at Cockermouth Grammar School, he expressed the gratitude of the School, both Senior and Junior, for his work in Art and Mathematics. Continuing, he said: “When our Chairman last year expressed a little mild disappointment at our only having five Distinctions in the Higher Certificate, I ventured to reply that the Sixth Form would give him his answer in a year’s time. This is it: 40 candidates got the Higher Certificate, gaining between them 18 Distinctions—one of the best years the School has ever had. The schools taking our examination presented 357 candidates in Classics; only 18 of them were awarded Distinctions in Greek, and two were to boys of this School.

This Sixth Form then went on to do even greater things in the Oxford and Cambridge Scholarship Examinations. The School has won fourteen awards at Oxford and Cambridge in the examinations normally held in one School Year, the remaining two having been gained at the second set of Cambridge examinations held last March. Our previous best performances were eight awards in 1938, and seven in 1931 and 1915, and I congratulate this year’s Sixth Form on their most distinguished performance. This is not an extravagant description, for on going into the achievements of three schools with an excellent academic reputation, Manchester Grammar School, Marlborough and St. Paul’s, I find that, remembering the different sizes of the schools, what we have done this year is as good as the best they have ever done.

Commenting on those results, a member of the Governing Body said to me, “How do you account for it? Is it due to your having a specially large number of clever boys this year? “ Three things account for it, The first is the natural qualities which all Sheffield boys have—grit, a contempt of incompetence, and a sturdy independence; the second is that eight of these boys had rare talent, and the School would have been to blame if they had not gained Scholarships; and the third is that the other eight boys, who were by no means certain to succeed, owe a lot to the skill and devotion of the Masters and Mistresses who prepared them, and I mention four as typical of the service that all have given: Mr. George Smith, who is universally loved by all the boys he takes because of his selfless devotion and inexhaustible patience; Mr. Scutt, a shrewd judge of a boy and a scholarly teacher, who prepared Crowder in both French and Spanish; Mr. Claypole, •an enthusiastic and inspiring English Master; and Mr. Nicholas. It is only an odd boy here and there who has real talent in Pure Mathematics; and the inspiration and freshness of Mr. Nicholas’s teaching is shown by the fact that there are at present six boys in the School specialising in Mathematics, and it must have been an especial satisfaction to him that the examiner who awarded Farrell his Open Scholarship at New College won the same Scholarship from this School, taught by Mr. Nicholas, 25 years ago in 1918.

It is not uncommon to hear it said of schools who get a lot of University Scholarships, “They are all right .for clever boys, but they don’t do anything for the ordinary ones.’ That we do care about the average boy and get the best out of him is shown by the number of our boys who have been sent on Six-Months’ University Courses. These Courses are for potential Officers in the Navy, Army and Air Force, half of the time being spent on elementary academic work, and the other half on Service training. The selected candidates are required to have average intellectual ability, good physique, outstanding personality and capacity for leadership. Eight of our boys have been selected for these courses in the last year, and six of them were posted to Oxford or Cambridge, where the most promising candidates go. Another of our candidates was interviewed recently, and at the end of the day the verdict of the Interviewing Board was ‘This is the best man we have seen to-day’—but the doctor turned him down. All these eight boys were members of the King Edward VII School Flight of the A.T.C., which is attached to No. 364 Squadron

I do urge you to encourage your sons to join the School Flight of the A.T.C. when they reach the right age, for they will get a sound preparation for their Service training, will have a better chance of being nominated for Six-Months’ University Courses, and will be encouraged to become air-minded, which will be so valuable to them after the war, when this country must become as great in the air as we have in the past been on the sea.

I conclude this Report with a short statement concerning an important change which will be introduced in September, 1945. From that date onwards all boys seeking promotion from the Junior to the Senior School will take a promotion examination—as is already the case in a number of schools of our type—and the Governing Body have decided that the examination in question shall be the Education Committee’s Scholarship Examination for admission to Grammar Schools. A boy will qualify for admission to the Senior School provided that he reaches the minimum standard fixed for admission to a Grammar School. The same examination will be taken by boys from Elementary or private schools wishing to enter the Senior School, and the Headmaster will select the boys to be admitted to the Senior School from those who reach the qualifying standard in this examination.

Finally, you all know that a re-casting of the National system of education is planned to take place along the lines set out in the Education Bill which will shortly become law. A number of things have yet to be settled about this School, but I can say this: I have every reason to believe that the purpose of this School will be the same under the new Act as it is now—namely, to provide for those boys who can profit from it an academic Secondary Education leading to the professions and the Universities.’

Councillor J. H. BINGHAM, who was Chairman of the meeting in the regrettable absence of Mr. Daniel Evans owing to ill-health, then spoke a few words of praise for the School’s successes in all branches this year and, after welcoming Mr. Jacks personally, announced the Latin Speech. The Head Prefect, D. E. CANTRELL, executed his difficult task with a polish worthy of Cicero himself and received warm applause for his oratory. The speech was as follows

Omnium eorum qui nobis hoc tempore adesse solent, eos praecipue libenter excipimus qui non modo magnam famam sibi comparaverunt in publicis rebus sed etiam in illa arte, quae maxime ad nos hoc festo die pertinet, educandi pueros atque erudiendi bene sunt exercitati; ita ut Mauricius L. Jacks, praeceptor doctissimus, quippe qui scholae ‘Musis Virtutique’ dedicatae diu praefuerit, dupliciter sit nobis acceptissimus, praesertim quod in Universitate Oxoniensi iam septem sit annos Rerum Scholasticarum Curator. Haud igitur mediocri voluptate affecti te hodie salutamus, et speramus cum aliquid consilii parentibus tum pueris aliquid confirmationis, omnibus denique praecepta te daturum utilissima. Nec non fortasse licet nobis hortari ut gravitatem verborum tuorum (quae utinam ne longiora neve aridiora futura sint) dulci mellis liquore contingas, ut cum

‘puerorurn aetas improvida ludificetur
labrorum tenus interea perpotet
amarum absinthi laticem’

(ut ait Lucretius noster) tum non modo singularia beneficia accipiamus sed etiam delectationem iucundam.

Then followed perhaps the most important part of the proceedings for some—the distribution of Prizes, under the direction of Mr. Watling, our home-grown Alvar Liddell; after which, the distributor of the Prizes, Mr. M. L. JACKS, formerly Headmaster of Mill Hill, and now Director of the Department of Education in the University of Oxford, proceeded to his address.

Brief and to the point, his speech was built round the metaphorical representation of the school as a garden, and the pupils as plants to be cultivated there (though his further application of the metaphor, making the Head master Head Gardener, and the ladies of the Staff Land Girls, was, one thought, a little incongruous). But the speaker’s main points were well brought out: we all have to get the best that we can out of our school, and, however well we may be trained, it is our job to respond and make ourselves worthy of our talents—whether our function in the garden be that of the rose or the more earth-bound potato. As different plants needed different kinds of soil, so different types of school were necessary.

His remarks were well received (particularly his request for a whole day’s holiday in honour of the occasion), and, if he said that he was honoured by being asked a second time to the School, we were certainly so at having the privilege of hearing so entertaining and instructive a speech.

After two part songs, again well sung by the Choir, a Vote of Thanks was proposed by the Lord Mayor and seconded by Sir Samuel Osborn; both referred appreciatively to Mr. Jack’s remarks, and advanced the progress of the horticultural metaphor a little further.

A spirited rendering of “Spanish Ladies” closed the proceedings, which had reached their usual high level both in instruction and entertainment.

The principal Prizewinners were

Royal Grammar School Prize for Classics—G. Rhodes and F. Fenton;

Wesley College Prizes for Science—J. G. Burgan and L. D. Brookes;

Wesley College Prize for English—R. A. Staten;

Wesley College Prize for History—P. S. Granville;

W. P. Taylor Prize for Mathematics— M. J. Farrell and M. P. Fanthom;

English—R: W. Parker;

History—J. B. W. Keighley;

French—A. L. Chappell;

German—J. Rollin;

Physics—M. P. Fanthom;

Chemistry and Biology—J. D. S. Hammond;

Ancient History—D. Leeming;

English Essay—M. J. Farrell;

Modern Language Essay—J. Rollin;

Classical Composition—F. Fenton;

English Poem—R. A. Staten (proxime accessit—D. Leeming);

Music—D. E. Cantrell.

HONOURS WON
by Boys of the School since Speech Day, 1943.

L. D. BROOKES:—Major Scholarship of £100 a year for Natural Sciences, at St. John’s College, Oxford.

J. G. BURGAN:—Major Scholarship of £100 a year for Natural Sciences, at Lincoln College, Oxford.

R. V. CLEMENTS (a) Major Scholarship of £100 a year for History, at the Queen’s College, Oxford; (b) Sheffield Royal Grammar School Founders’ Exhibition of £50 a year.

M. J. FARRELL —Open Scholarship of £100 a year for Mathematics with Physics, at New College, Oxford.

F. FENTON —(a) Demyship of £100 a year for Classics, at Magdalen College, Oxford; (h) State Scholarship; (c) The Earnshaw Scholarship, tenable at the University of Oxford; (d) The Akroyd Scholarship of £50 a year, open to all Yorkshire Schools, tenable at the University of Oxford.

P. G. HUDSON—Hastings Scholarship of £115 a year for Classics, at the Queen’s College, Oxford.

J. L. E. Sutton —Hastings Scholarship of £115 a year for Mathematics with Physics, at the Queen’s College, Oxford.

P. R. PERRY:—The Henney Scholarship of £90 a year for Classics, at Pembroke College, Oxford.

G. RHODES — (a) Open Exhibition of £80 a year for Classics, at Balliol College, Oxford; (b) State Scholarship.

D. E. CANTRELL —(a) The Holroyd Scholarship of £60 a year for Music, at Keble College, Oxford; (b) The Associateship Diploma of the Royal College of Organists; (c) The Sawyer Prize.

D. A. CROWDER —(a) Major Scholarship of £100 a year for Modern Languages, at Trinity College, Cambridge; (b) State Scholarship; (c) Town Trust Scholarship of £100 a year for three years, awarded upon the Higher Certificate Examination; (d) Sheffield Royal Grammar School Founders’ Exhibition of £50 a year.

A. L. CHAPPELL Open Scholarship of £60 a year for Modern Languages, at St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge.

R. A. STATON Minor Scholarship of £60 a year for English, at St. John’s College, Cambridge.

P. S. GRANVILLE —Open Exhibition of £40 a year for History, at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.

B. HITCHCOCK:—(a) Open Exhibition of £40 a year for Natural Sciences, at Clare College, Cambridge; (b) State Bursary in Physics with Radio.

H. W. STAGG:—Open Exhibition of £40 a year for English, at Jesus College, Cambridge.

D. LEEMING —Town Trustees’ Scholarship of £50 a year for Classics, tenable at the University of Sheffield.

G. I. BALDWIN —Robert Styring Undergraduate Scholarship of £50 a year for Natural Sciences, at the University of Sheffield.

J. D. S. HAMMOND:—The Medical Scholarship tenable at the University of Sheffield.

S. LANE Technical Scholarship at the University of Sheffield.

J. E. ANDREW, G. K. STANFIELD —Technical Studentship at the University of Sheffield.

T. K. JONES —(a) Town Trust Scholarship of £100 a year for three years, awarded upon the Higher Certificate Examination; (b) Sheffield Royal Grammar School Founders’ Exhibition of £50 a year.

J. H. SHAW —(a) Town Trust Scholarship of £100 a year for three years, awarded upon the Higher Certificate Examination; (b) Sheffield Royal Grammar School Founders’ Exhibition of £50 a year; (c) State Bursary in Physics with Radio at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.

T. PARFITT:—Sheffield Royal Grammar School Founders’ Exhibition of £50 a year.

R. CLEATHERO —State Bursary in Physics with Radio at the University of Sheffield.

N. TAYLOR —State Bursary in Engineering at the University of Sheffield (declined).

B. HITCHCOCK, T. K. JONES, H. W. STAGG —Education Committee Scholarships at the University of Cambridge.

R. CLEATHERO, P. R. PERRY, N. TAYLOR:— Education Committee Scholarships at the University of Sheffield. R. G. HEMINGWAY —Education Committee Scholarship at the University of Leeds.

Six Months’ University Courses for potential Officers

A. Royal Navy—A. S. HIRST (Oxford).

B. Army—J. D. STRINGER (Birmingham).

C. Royal Air Force—A. F. HARRISON (Oxford). B. B. MAJOR (Oxford). J. WHATLIN (Oxford).

D. Fleet Air Arm— M. R. CATTON (Cardiff).

E. Royal Marines—B. N. KINGTON (Cambridge) G. W. WISE (Oxford).

OBITUARY

DANIEL EVANS, Esq., J.P.

MR. DANIEL EVANS, Chairman of the Governing Body since 1936, died on Sunday, July 9th, after a long and, at times, painful illness. He was a warm friend and a keen supporter of the School; his younger son was a boy here and won an Exhibition to Jesus College, Oxford; he himself regularly attended Speech Day and other School functions and took a personal interest in the development, progress and successes of the School. We offer our sincere sympathy to his family, who will be sustained in their sorrow by the warm regard. in which their father was held by many people and in many schools in Sheffield.

KEITH HAYWOOD

We deeply regret to report the death of KEITH HAYWOOD, after a short and sudden illness. Haywood was a member of Welbeck House and Form 5A, having entered the School as a Scholar from Longley Council School in September, 1939. He was also a keen member of the School Air Scout Troop. We extend our sincere sympathy to his parents on this tragic loss of their only son.

ON ACTIVE SERVICE

JOHN H. RAYNER, Lieut., Royal Tank Regiment, was killed in May, 1944, in Italy. He had served from the beginning of the war (and in the Territorials before it), and had been in Iceland and Norway with the York and Lancs Regiment before going to North Africa. He was 26 years of age.

T. H. TWIDALE, who has been a prisoner in Italy for some time, is now reported to be safe in Allied hands and is to return home as soon as transport permits.

C. O. ANTHES, Chief Officer in the Merchant Navy, has been awarded the C.B.E. for "outstanding efficiency during the passage of convoys which were threatened and attacked by enemy submarines.”

Brigadier E. T. WILLIAMS, who was awarded the D.S.O. in June, 1943, for gallantry and distinguished services in the Middle East, has gained the further honour of C.B.E. for distinguished services in the invasion of Normandy.

COMMEMORATION SERVICE

THE annual Commemoration Service was held on Sunday, May 7th, the address being delivered by the Rev. A. J. Costain, Headmaster of Rydal School. Stressing the need for real religion in our lives, he said he sympathised with freethinkers who railed at the nonsense that had sometimes in the past been called religion, and asserted that he did not subscribe to the view that any religion was better than none. Christ was the true vine. He was not merely, as some people maintained, a “good ‘man.” If he was merely a man, we should call him a braggart, for he always insisted that he was superior to, and a guide for other men. Therefore we must accept him as the Son of God. The preacher ended an eloquent address with an appeal for true religion, not the “opiate of the masses,” but the life and doctrine ‘expounded by Jesus Christ.          K. S. E.

LUNCH HOUR CONCERTS

THREE concerts have been given during the term to conclude the first year of this venture. The outstanding feature was the recital by P. F. Boswell who left the school at the end of the Summer Term 1943 to go to The Royal College of Music for expert training as an oboist. He delighted us with his beautiful tone and ~amazed us by the progress which he has made since leaving school. He gave a very creditable performance of the Pergolesi.Barbirolli Oboe Concerto and a charming cor anglais arrangement of an air from the Bach Christmas Oratorio. We shall expect to hear great things of Boswell as he matures as an orchestral player.

Three exceptionally able performers have left the school during the year, and all of them have made their musical exits at these concerts and we shall miss their music-making in coming seasons. We hope that they—Stagg, Hudson and Cantrell—will still be able to find the time and opportunity to practise their art whilst serving in H.M. Forces.

Attendance at the concerts has continued to be gratifying and it is intended that they shall become a permanent feature of School Life with a steadily improving standard of performance and an increasing appeal to members of the school.

PROGRAMMES.

Friday, 12th May, 1944.

Pianoforte Solos:
Two preludes from the “ 48 J. S. Bach

Choral Prelude “Sleepers Wake!" J. S. Bach

op. 39. Waltzes ... Brahms
Waltz in C sharp minor Chopin
R. A. BOWMAN.

Songs:
“Weeping” ... ... Handel
“Who is Sylvia?” ... Schubert
“Brother Jame’s Air” Marosa
TREVOR TURNER.

Friday, 19th May, 1944.

Recital of Music for Oboe and Piano.
Oboe ... P. F. BOSWELL. Piano ... R. A. BOWMAN.

Friday, 9th June, 1944.

Clarinet and Piano:
Scenes from the East. Op. 66, No. 4 Schumann
Prelude: “The Holy Boy” Ireland
Serenade from “Hassan” Delius

Pianoforte Solos.
Solfeggietto .. ... C.P.E.Bach
Fantasia in D minor ... Mozart
La Fille aux cheveux de lins Debussy
Sonata in C minor. Op. 10 (1st Movement) ... Beethoven
Intermezzo, Op. 117 .. Brahms
Mouvements Perpetuels, No. 1 Poulenc
Pianoforte
... D. E. CANTRELL.
Clarinet ... A. P. GRAHAM.
Accompanist ... R. A. BOWMAN.

OXFORD LETTER

Queen’s College,
Oxford

Dear Sir,

Although I may no longer call myself a fresher at this seat of learning, this is my first ‘attempt at writing an Oxford Letter, and was only prompted by the rather disgraceful fact that one has not appeared in your magazine for at least a year.’ Do not, however, conclude from this silence that life here has come to a standstill; far from it, for a steady stream of O. E.’s continually arrive, although unfortunately they all seem to disappear again quite as suddenly as they came. This floating population is further by no means the only reminder we have of the condition of the world around us, and anyone foolish enough to think that the peaceful walls of Oxford might act as a sanctuary behind which the war can be forgotten, is entirely wrong, for even the secluded quads have their static water tanks, and Carfax its appendage of the military might of the U.S.A. In addition, every undergraduate has to devote ~ certain amount of time to war service of some form or other, be it the more vigorous Naval Division, S.T.C., or Air Squadron, or the less exacting N.F.S., A.R.P., or First Aid. Despite these and other changes imposed on peace-time Oxford by the war, we nevertheless manage to enjoy ourselves and meetings of the VIIth Club are held regularly, although the numbers of O.E.‘s here have shrunk in the last few years.

Five Cadets have passed through ‘our midst during the past year. Mr. Wise at Christ Church and Mr. Harrison at Jesus were both regular members of their college soccer teams, while this last term has seen Mr. Hirst at Oriel, Mr. Whatlin at Jesus, and Mr. Major at St. Edmund Hall, the latter two, I understand, having shown their merit in inter-college cricket. Until last term, when he unfortunately left us to take up other war service, Capt. Tappe was a regular attender of all the VIIth Club meetings. He was in command of the Signals Section of our S.T.C. and a temporary member of New College Senior Common Room.

As is inevitable in war-time, the scientists greatly out-number the arts students, but we have been fortunate these last two terms in having the classical minds of Messrs. Hudson and Wills to refresh us. Mr. Hudson has been reading for the shortened Classical Moderations, before joining the Navy, and has found time to add finesse to his accomplishments by skilfully leading the Musicians’ Club Orchestra and by learning the graceful art of dancing. I must confess, however, that I see little of Mr. Wills of St. Edmund Hall, who will be taking Greats at some future date, and I conclude therefore that he follows the proverbial daily life of an arts student— coffee in the morning and a nap after lunch.

Our senior scientist is Mr. John Gadsby, now a demonstrator in the Physical Chemistry Laboratory. Although officially a member of Balliol, he has solved the digs problem by becoming the permanent fire-watcher at Rhodes House. He is one of the few remaining stylish punters in Oxford, as he demonstrated to our awe at the VIIth Club river meeting. Mr. Truelove of Magdalen has reached the status of a clinical student at the Radcliffe hospital and is an ardent member of the Magdalen boat crew.

The summer term brings to the unfortunate few the thought of Schools, and hence the inevitable decision between work and enjoying the numerous extra diversions offered by Oxford at this season. Perhaps this is why I have seen little lately of Mr. Mandl of Exeter or Mr. Trotter of St. John’s who are taking respectively Physics, and Chemistry Finals. I am sure, however, that even work could not divorce Mr. Mandl from his ‘cello. Since both Mr. Sutton and I are members of Queen’s, I have more information as to his activities, but all I am permitted to disclose is that he prefers to take tea in Somerville rather than in Drawda.

As for myself, be it said that I dabble in a number of diverse pastimes and do just enough work to please my tutor, for that fateful day of finals is fortunately still quite a long way off.

Yours sincerely,

JOHN E. MIDDLETON.

NEWHALL BOYS' CLUB

THE Club has recently suffered a heavy blow. On June 1st, the Rev. A. B. Webster was obliged to resign his post as Club Leader because he has been transferred from the Attercliffe Parish to take up new duties, in Arbourthorne. Mr. Webster, who succeeded the Rev. R. E. Hill in April, 1943, devoted himself with ready enthusiasm to the interests of the Club. He worked hard—and successfully—for the migration of the Club to the commodious premises it now occupies; he drew up and carried out a programme of varied activities, including pottery work and film shows; and he greatly extended the service of the canteen. We owe much to him and wish him well in his new work. The Club has been fortunate in getting Mr. Dern to be Club Leader, and we have every reason to believe that he will do his utmost to further the interests of the Club.

As for the rest, the Club has held three successful dances, the pottery class is working well under the guidance of Miss Woodward, and as usual during the summer (?) months, many of the boys have visited the School on alternate Saturdays for cricket and swimming. And last—but not least—the Treasurer thanks the boys of both Senior and Junior Schools for their generous contributions each Wednesday during term.

A. R.

AIR TRAINING CORPS

No. 364 Squadron were placed third in the Yorkshire County Aircraft Recognition Championship held in the University at Leeds at the end of last term.

Cpl. C. Burnet of the School Flight gained top marks in the squadron team with a score of 76 out of a possible 80.

At the No. 9 Group, N.E. Command, Inter-squadron Sports held on the Bramall Lane Ground on Saturday, June 17th, No. 364 Squadron were the runners up for the Goodwin Bowl and so qualified to compete in the N.E. Command Sports to be held in York in July. All the competitors for No. 364 Squadron with one exception were members of the School Flight.

We won the half mile and high jump and were second in the two mile team race, the 440 yards relay, and the long jump.

The School Flight took an active part in the various displays and parades in connection with the Sheffield Youth Week which was held at the end of May. The turn out for the massed parade and march past of all the pre-service units and youth organisations in Sheffield was commented upon as being particularly smart.

Unfortunately preparations for these and other outside activities have rather interfered this term with normal routine training for Proficiency Certificates; at the present time the School Flight has on its roll 7 Leading and ] 6 First Class Cadets.

We congratulate Cadets R. O. Barlow and N. White on being accepted for a University Short Course in October. 12 members of the School Flight have received nomination for these courses since this time last year.

Nearly every member of the School Flight has expressed his intention of attending the annual camp at an R.A.F. Station which is being arranged for the first week of the summer holidays.

The following promotions have been made this term

Sgt. A. L. Chappell to be A/Ft. Sgt.

1st Class Cadet C. K. Haywood to be

A/Cpl. A. P. G.

THE LIBRARY

THE Summer Term has brought the usual decrease in interest in the borrowing of books, but it is hoped that next term the efficient administration of previous Librarians will be fully restored.

The general standard of conduct in the Library has been rather low, mainly owing to the fact that the School has no Junior Common Room, where high-spirited boys can expend their energies during the lunch-hour. Yet ‘it is encouraging to note that there is a considerable proportion of boys who regard the’ Library with due respect.

New books are exceedingly difficult to obtain, but the Library has been presented with a copy of an interesting booklet on the life and work of the astronomer, Nicolas Copernicus. I would remind all boys who are leaving at the end of this term of an old tradition, whereby boys presented a book to the Library on leaving the School.

J. R.

THE ORCHESTRA

The Orchestra has carried on this term with a large number of less experienced players. The term’s programme was accordingly very limited, only the music for Speech Day being attempted. This year, this consisted of Charles Woodhouse’s” Frolic,” the accompaniment to “Come away” by Purcell, and “Spanish Ladies,” a traditional song, both of which were sung by the whole School. It is hoped that many more will join the Orchestra, especially as there are several useful violinists in the Middle School. Also, an instructor has been found for Brass Instruments, and anyone interested should see Mr. Baylis.

D. E. C.

THE JUNIOR SCHOOL

CRICKET and outdoor activities at Whiteley Woods have been severely restricted by the unsettled weather this term. In School Matches we have beaten Birkdale and Westbourne once, we drew once with Westbourne, and still have to play Birkdale on their ground. Unfortunately we have been unable to complete the first round of League games, but we hope to finish these before term ends.

The annual Open Day for parents was held on July 8th, when a large number of visitors came to Clarkehouse for an enjoyable afternoon’s entertainment.

This year we were glad to see play acting revived after a lapse of several years. The first play was entitled “Scuttleboom’s Treasure,” presented by Form J1B. This was very well done, and for such young performers we thought the “crowd “ scenes showed great restraint. Two items by Form J2A and one by Form if. 1D followed. In the former we had a dramatised version of Thackeray’s Ballad “Little Billee,” and by way of contrast “Robin’ Hood and the Potter,” both characterised by the enthusiasm and clear diction with which they were produced. Form if. 1D provided us with Wild West thrills mixed up with bowler hats and chewing gum, and left us looking forward to the next instalment of their serial story.

During the afternoon the weather, true to the 1944 tradition, broke with a heavy thundershower, and the hoped-for Physical Training Display had to be cancelled, to the regret of all those who had witnessed it in former years (and of the performers!)

The Art and Modelling Exhibition and the Nature Study Room provided some of the best work we have witnessed in recent years, and the exhibits, especially from the younger forms of the School, seemed to have more original ideas than ever.

Our warmest thanks are due to those parents and friends who bought and presented new books to the Library. The large number of books borrowed from the Library during the past year is a testimony of appreciation from the boys for the generosity shown a year ago, and we are grateful for having had it repeated this year.

Finally, a word of thanks to Mrs. Helstrip, who, as always, stepped into the breach with her band of helpers and supplied us with tea and biscuits. It was a novel and refreshing spectacle for some of us to see our classrooms transformed into a cafeteria.

The Swimming Sports completed the afternoon’s events. This year there was no competition for the first place, owing to the outstanding performances of the brothers, R. F. Baker and W. N. W. Baker who won the House Trophy for the Normans. This was kindly presented at the conclusion by Mrs. Barton.

RESULTS OF THE SWIMMING SPORTS

Winning House Normans 186 Points.
2. Britons 35
  Saxons 
4. Osborn 30
5. Angles 28

One Length Free Style. —1, Baker, W. N. W. 2, Peterkin, G. S. 3, Baker, R. F.

Half. Length Beginners’ Race (Division 11).— 1, Fenton, G. M.; 2, Lyle, P. G.; 3, Rothme, N. J.

One Length Free Style Handicap—1, Wenninger, J. B.; 2, Williams, J. C. (J.; .3, Baker, XV. N. W.

Beginners Race (Division D—1, Swift, P. J. 2, Wish, T. J. 3, Wills, R. H.

One Length Breast Stroke—1, Baker, Ft. F. 2, Twevey, P. D.; 3, Dickinson, J. R.

Neat Dive—1, Baker, W. N. W. 2, Baker, It. F.; Beck, A. V.

One Length Breast Stroke—1, Baker, W. N. W.: 2, Williams, J. C. G.; Baker, It. F.

House Relay Race—-1, Normans 2, Britons 3, Angles

ANTHOLOGY

FUTILITY

Faster, faster moves the rhythm,
dancers circle round the floor,
ever circling round they go—
drums boom, cymbals clatter,
trumpets blare, feet patter—
in the ceaseless dancing rhythm
bodies pressed together,
each the other tightly clutching—
drums boom, cymbals clatter,
trumpets blare, feet patter—
they circle ever faster,
vainly, without purpose,
automatically they move—
scented powder, flashing
jewels, gaudy dresses—
they pace the empty measure,
vainly; without purpose,
round and round and round they go—
sleek hair, flashy suit, in
pressed trousers money jingles—
to escape daily sorrows,
on, on, vainly onward,
circling round, round, round they go—
drums boom, cymbals clatter,
trumpets blare, feet patter—
staring into listless faces,
aimless, never stopping
in their vain and idle frolic—
drums boom, cymbals clatter,
trumpets blare, feet patter—
fleeting hours ever passing,
till with final strident note
the exhausting revel slows.

D. L.

THE GLORIOUS COUNTRYSIDE

Through the glorious countryside,
wandering o’er the bright green fields
by the babbling running brooks,
the bursting buds of bounteous
Nature’s crops in the colourful
hues of the changing seasons.
There nestling in the valley,
the picturesque country house…

Damp, smelly, unhygienic,
old fashioned, primitive,
crumbling, rickety, unstable,
pump water,
candle light,
stone floors,
cold walls .

The picturesque country house
nestling there in the valley
in the glorious countryside.

D. L.

SONG OF AUTUMN

(From the French of Paul Verlaine)

The mournful strain
of the strings
of autumn
wrings
my heart with a haunting pain.

Pale, and suffocating deep
within, when
tolls the bell
I live again
the days gone by;
and I weep.

Resigned to grief,
I give way, yield
to that evil gust
which catches me up
o’er hill and field,
and hurls me away like a
shrivelled leaf.

R. A. S.

AUGUMENTUM AD HOMINEM

Said Sir Samuel Skinner,
As he finished his dinner,
“I’m a Classical Scholar, I am.
Can’t you see by my walk,
Can’t you tell by my talk?
(That irritatingly squeaky
Pedantic squawk
Of a sage who can quote
Till he’s sore in the throat).
I’m a Classical Scholar, I am,
And I’ve trained my mind
To probe behind
The meaning not meant
For the ordinary gent
Who hasn’t spent years
Of sweating and tears
Soaking in Latin and Greek.
I’m a freak.
While men make gulls,
And Britain’s sons
Fight and toil
To defend their soil,
I contend with the text
Of a very much vexed
Manuscript error,
Which has been the terror,
Or perhaps the pleasure,
Of an over-large measure
Of bearded monks
Who were adepts at gleaning
But hiding the meaning
Of anything “low.”
Oh, didn’t you know?
If it’s the sordid you’re after,
Or some real obscene laughter,
Cast a few careful looks
At unbowdlerised books
Of Catullus or Naso.
But By Zeus and By Damn,
I’m a Classic, I am,
And if you’ll pardon me, please,
I’ll retire to the trees
And read Sophocles
To the birds and the bees.

F. D. N. C.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Sir,

It has come to my notice that there is abroad a certain amount of misunderstanding on the question of punishment. A few words on the subject seem indicated, and while it is generally agreed (?) that there must be punishment, there is this misunderstanding with regard to one form that it takes.

D-day is that on which the manifestations of a certain inner ego happen to contravene certain principles of the social order. With what result? Merely a polite invitation to show off one’s literary talent in a dissertation (of, say, a thousand words) on a most interesting though perhaps unusual subject. This is not to be spurned, for where are such marvellous and encouraging opportunities offered otherwise? Later this invitation may be extended ad. lib. at the discretion of the litarist, who thus, if sufficiently skilful, can safely embark, for example, on a serial story of the “Sherlock Holmes” type.

For those with higher aspirations, however, there is a special treat in store. Having disdained the aforementioned invitations, there follows a short sharp action, which is enjoyed by all (but one). In this action, there is offered to the lucky one the unique opportunity of “touching his toes”—thereby stretching his hamstrings, and we all know what that means. The advantages gained from the sporting angle cannot thus be overemphasized. And what is the price paid for this lavish consideration? A puny physical twinge in the south-west is the only aftermath, this link with a beautiful memory being one which, on the assumption of a sitting posture, evokes a hearty roar of laughter at the thought of that happy occasion now past.

The other main benefit is that offered to the administrator of justice, who thus may keep his gymnastic footwear in a pliable and healthy condition. He alone, however, must pay dearly for his services to the younger generation. Think, those of you, who have received attention in this way, of the wearing effect on mind and body of long sleepless nights- with a gnawing conscience, and pity our judicial administrator when he, on the final day of triumph, must limp home worn out, bedraggled and footsore after his terrific physical exertion, to where adequate medical aid awaits.

Yours, etc.,
LANCE CORP. PUNISHMENT.

AIR SCOUTS

THISterm has been a very successful one, both for indoor and outdoor meetings. Our Thursday night meetings have been both interesting and lively. J. A. M. Cooper has had a lot to do with this; thanks, J. A. M. The increase in the number of our badges, second classes, and green and yellow cords is very healthy, so also is the interest which is being taken in the special air. badges. Those who are keen have got through a lot of training in first arid second class work. Although we are a small body, we are now respectably smart—by the way, if anyone is keen to join, he should see Mr. Gaskin. Now then, you juniors who are coming into the Senior School next term, how about it? The air is your concern’

Apart from our outdoor games at meetings, we have enjoyed a cycle-run and a camp. The cycle-run was designed to encompass neighbouring aerodromes and we covered a total distance of 63 miles, visiting about 5 large ‘dromes. The Whit week camp, which lasted five days, was held at Upper Greenfields Farm, Alport. The weather was good, making for a really first-class camp. The “ spotters “ had a good chance to exercise their prowess, as aircraft were very prolific; more prolific were the frogs, and not so easily spotted; they were found in the most remarkable places, including (with assistance) sleeping bags. It’s remarkable how one little frog can disturb a fellow’s sleep. There were no difficulties about food, most of us taking more than was requested of us. Those who had never slept out in a thunderstorm before were given every opportunity of experiencing a really good downpour, for on the Monday night, as most Sheffielders will well remember, occurred one of the heaviest storms for many years. The Merlin patrol narrowly beat the Skua patrol in the tussle for the Camp Trophy, which now hangs on the Merlins’ panel in the Scout Hut.

By the time you read this, the Hallam Division field day will have taken place; indeed, it is the next event for which we are preparing. It is hoped to hold a fortnight’s camp at Newark or Treat during August. J. A. M. is also taking charge of a party going camping and Youth hostelling.

In conclusion, the Air Scouts wish to extend their sincere thanks to Flight-Sergt. Stringer (late A.T.C.) for the great assistance he has given us in drill training.

P. B. D.

ATHLETIC SPORTS

IT was originally planned to hold the Sports on March 25th, but owing to bad weather at the end of last term, the Cross-Country had to be run on that date, and the Sports at the beginning of this term, on Saturday, May 6th.

A few innovations were made this year-with regard to the events. The 14—15 age group was extended to 14—16 years, and the 440 Yards race was restricted to boys over 14. Shorter races were introduced for the Junior School and their relays were run on the “shuttle “system, which meant that each member of a relay. team only ran 100 yards.

Fewer people than usual turned up at Whiteley Woods to watch the Sports, probably because of the very unsettled weather. However, the rain kept off in the afternoon and there was some good running, especially by C. K. Haywood and M. B. Wilson. Afterwards the trophies were presented by Lady Riverdale. The Champion Athlete this year was C. K. Haywood, with 60 points—he was 1st in the quarter-mile and half-mile, and 2nd in the mile and Cross Country Run. The runner-up was M. B. Wilson, with 50 points—he was 1st in the Mile and Cross Country arid 2nd in the Half-Mile. The House Competition was won by Lynwood with Chatsworth as runners-up.

The Northern Public Schools Athletics meeting was held this year at Manchester on Saturday, May 13th. True to tradition, we once again gained three places in the Three-quarter-Mile Steeplechase, and M. B. Wilson is to be congratulated on winning this event. G. H. Milner was placed fourth in the High Jump, although he achieved the same height as the winner. The School was finally placed fifth out of nineteen schools.

J. G. B..

RESULTS:

100 Yards (Open) 1st D teeming; 2nd, P. Cockersole; 3rd. 1’. Frost. Time, 11 2/5 secs.

(14—16) 1st, A. J. Parkin; 2nd, G. Horn; 3rd, B. A. Scowcroft. Time, 12 1/5 secs.

(12—14) 1st, H. J. Roake; 2nd, A. A. Mousley; 3rd, D. A. J. Wills. Time, 13 secs.

80 Yards (10—12), 1st, P. K. Fletcher; 2nd,

R. F. W. Baker; 3rd, B. H. Foster. Time, 11 1/5 secs.

60 Yards (Under 10), 1st, It. G. Armytage; 2nd, S.. It. Needham; 3rd, J. Weston Time,. 9 3/5 secs.

220 Yards (Open) 1st, D Leeming 2nd, B. H Kay; 3rd, k. Middleton. Time, 23 4/5 secs.

(14—16) 1st B Elliff- 2nd A. J. Parkin: 3rd. D. SF. Wood. time, 24 4/5 secs.

(12—14) 1st, J. B. Farrell; 2nd, H. J. Roake; 3rd, A. A. Mousley. Time, 26 1/5 secs.

150 Yards (10—12) 1st P K. Fletcher; 2nd, B. H. Foster; 3rd, (31k. Fenton. Time, 19 4/5 secs.

1/4 Mile (Open) 1st, C. K. Haywood; 2nd, D. H. Kay; 3rd, P. Cockersole Time 58 4/5 secs.

(14—16) 1st (3 Horn - 2nd, A. J. Parkin; 3rd, D. W. Wood. Time, 64 1/5 secs.

1/2-Mile (Open) 1st, C. K. Haywood; 2nd, M. B. Wilson; 3rd, F. D. N. Campailla. Time, 2 mm. 17 1/5 sees.

One Mile (Open) 1st, M. B. Wilson; 2nd, C. K. Haywood; 3rd, F. D. N. Campailla. Time, 5 min. 3 4/5 secs.

High Jump (Open) 1st G. R. Milner; 2nd, A. L Chappell; 3rd, B. E. D. Reeve. Height, 5 ft. 11 ins.

(12—15) 1st, E. Tebbett; 2nd (equal) O. R. Hiller and D. H. Page Height 4 ft 3 ins.

(Under 12) 1st D. G.Barber; 2nd, f~. K. Fletcher. Height, 3 ft. 9 ins.
Long Jump (Open) 1st, P. S. Granville; 2nd, G R. Milner. Length 18 ft 1 ins

(12—15) 1st, A. A. Mousley; 2nd, R. F. Kassell. Length, 14 ft. 10~ ins.

(Under 12) 1st, M. J. Stan.field; 2nd, J. .B. Payne. Length, 11 ft. 2 ins.

Sack Race (Over 12) I. S. R. Jackson.

(Under 12) It. F. W. Baker.

Obstacle Race (Over 12) 1st, J. B. Crows; 2nd, P. B. Andrew.

(Under 12) 1st, J. Brooks; 2nd, T. J. Wish.

Old Boys’ Race (*-Mile) 1st W. H. Collins; 2nd, J. M. Cotton.

Relay Races (Senior School) Open, 1st, Chatsworth; 2nd, Lynwood.

Under 14, 1st, Welbeck; 2nd, Sherwood.

(Junior School) 10—12, Normans. Under 10, Normans.
School Mile Handicap, 1st, A. A. Mousley; 2nd, S. Lane; 3rd, J. G. Burgan.

Tug of War (Senior School) Open, 1st, Lynwood; 2nd, Chatsworth.

Under 14, 1st, Arundel; 2nd Sherwood.

(Junior school) 1st Osborn; 2nd, Normans.

Champion House (Senior School), Lynwood.

(Junior School), Normans.

Champion Athlete, C. K. Haywood; Runner Up, M. B. Wilson.

SWIMMING

SWIMMING SPORTS—Tues., July 4th.

ALTHOUGH there was no record breaking at this year’s sports, there was plenty of keenness and competition, the House Trophy being won by Chatsworth, with 311 points, a lead of 43 over Wentworth. A. V. Swindale of Chatsworth won the Shield for Champion Swimmer with 55 points; and J. E. Thompson was runner-up with 25 points. At the end of the Sports, the Lady Mayoress presented the trophies, including the Melhing Cup for the Senior Relay and the Jackson Cup for the Junior Relay, both of which were won by Chatsworth. Arundel, top of the Water Polo League, received the Wesley College Cup. The time for the Senior Relay, 80 secs., was only 1/5 of a second short of the record.

There are a number of excellent swimmers among the younger boys, from whom we expect great things as they grow older.

A. L. C.

RESULTS.

OPEN EVENTS.

FREE STYLE (1 length).——1, Ditchfield, A., 2; Thompson, J. E.,3; Swindale, A. V., 18~ secs.

FREE STYLE (3 lengths).—1, Swlndal, A. V.; Thompson, J. B.; 3, Pearson, T. N., 70 secs.

BREAST STROKE (2 lengths).—1, Nicholson, G.; 2, Robinson, G.H.; 3, Wilson, M. B., 54~ secs.

BACK STROKE (2 lengths)—1, Swindale, A. V.; 2, Gregory, J. M. T.; 3, Chappell, A. L., 543 secs.

LONG PLUNGE—1, Kidder, B.; 2, Swindale, A. V.; 3, Gregory, J. M. T. Distance—45 ft. 10 ins.

NEAT DIVE--1, Tebbet, F:. 2, Pearson, T. N. 3, Thompson, J. E.

SENIOR RELAY FOR THE MELLING Cup. l.—Chatsworth. Swindale, A. V.; Chappell, A. . L.

Todd, A. M.; Thompson, J. B.

2.—Clumber. Gregory, J. M. T.; Nicholson, G.; Pearson, T. N.; Price, J. Time—80 secs.

UNDER 15. NEAT DIVE.

1.—Tebbet, N.; 2, Wakeman, J.; 3, Mathews, RU.

SWIMMING MATCHES.

AGE 14—16.

FREE STYLE (2 lengths)’—l, Ditch/told, A.; 2, Todd, A. M.; 3, Thorpe, F. G., 423 secs.

•BREAST STROKE (1 length).—1, Marsh, J. ‘P. 2, Laybourn, K.; 3, Millington, P., 233 sees,

BACK STROKE (1 length).—.1, Edward,, U. T. 2, Laybourn, K.::3, Ditchfield, A., 253 secs.

UNDER 14.

FREE-STYLE (1 length).-—1, Fry, B. It.; 2, Sussams, 1. B.; 3, Hull, G., 21 2/5 secs.

BREAST STROK’ (3 length). —1, Hitler, B. It. 2, Hydcs, J. B.; 3, Sussams, J. B., 273 secs.

BACK STROKE (1 length).--- 1, Parrrham, 0.: 2 Myall, 1’. B.; 3, Sussams, J. B., 283 secs.

housE RELAY (UNDER 14) for: THE JACKSON Cup.

1., Chatsworth.—Law, B. C.; Silk, C. B.; Myall, P. B.; Gill, H. M.

2. Welheck. Tebbot, N.; Fry, I.). 11.; Hydes, 0.; Taylor, 13. F. Time-—109 secs.

  Points. Points. 
House TROPHY. Swimmers Events. Total.
1. Chatsworth 162 149 313
2. Wentworth 212 56 268

‘DAILY INDEPENDENT” CHALLENGE SHIELD.

Swindale, A. V.

Total No. of Swimmers —455.

ON JULY 1ST, V. LEEDS GRAMMAR SCHOOL, AT LEEDS.

Seniors-—King Edward VII School, 37 points.

Leeds Grammar School, 24 points.

Juniors.—K.E.S., 21; Leeds U. S., 21.

WATER POLO.

KES., 3 goals.

Leeds U. S., 2 goals.

Team.—Swindale A V Thompson, .1. F:.;

Robinson, G. H.; Marsh, J. 1.; Chappell, A. L.;

Pearson, T. N.; Kidder, B.; Todd, A. M.; Thorpe,

F. G.; Layboumn, K.; Edwards, U.; Tebbet, B -;

Tebbet, N.; Ditchfield, A.; Gregory, J. M. T.;

Brown, N.

ON JULY 8TH v. REPTON, AT SHEFFIELD.

K.E.S., 25 points.

Repton, 9 points.

The School won all events.

Team.—Ditchfield, A.; Robinson, U. 11.; Thorpe, F. G..; Chapell, A. L.; Gregory, J. M. T.; Swlndale, A. V.; Thompson, J. B.; Tebbet, B.

 CRICKET

1ST XI

Played 12, Won 4, Lost 3, Drawn 5.

Only two regular players from last year’s XI were available for this year’s team, and consequently a successful season was hardly anticipated. The first two games resulted in decisive defeats; then followed two drawn games one of which would have ended in defeat. The match against the O.E.’s which was won in good style proved to be the turning point and gave the team much needed confidence. Several good wins were registered and on the whole the results have been very satisfactory.

Allan, Kay, and White have been the leading batsmen with Lindsay and Horn occasionally lending useful support. Allan has made an excellent opening batsman and has a very sound defence.

Merrills has been the mainstay of the bowling, although his very accurate bowling has not always had the reward it deserved. Kay and Lindsay have given good support at the other end and each has bowled well at times. White has been a very useful change-bowler.

The fielding, with the exception of the slip fielding, has been good. Allan, fielding at point, has taken most catches and has not missed one chance. Lindsay’s speed in the field has been very prominent. The duties of wicketkeeper have been ably performed by Grant.

Kay has made a very good Captain, and his aggressive batting and spirited bowling have helped the team considerably.

R. R. S.

RESULTS.

v. THE HEADMASTER’S XI.—Played at Whiteley Woods on May 10th.

The Headmaster’s XI 174 for 6 dec., K.E.S. 109. The School lost by 65 runs.

The visiting side batted first and showed too much resource for the School bowling, though Merrills bowled well. The School fielding was good. Only White (41) showed good form when the School batted.

v. BRADFORD GRAMMAR SCHOOL—Played at Bradford on May 13th.

Bradford Grammar School---168 for 6, dec., K ES. 39, The School lost by 127 runs.

A good start was made, four Bradford wickets were down for 25, but three hard-hitting and competent batsmen then dominated the innings. Merrills howled well (4 for 54 in 18 overs) and the ground fielding was good most of the time. The School batsmen found difficulty on a wicket which was never troublesome to the more confident team, and no one distinguished himself.

v. TRENT COLLEGE.—Played at Trent on May 20th. Trent College 65, K.E.S. 46 for 7. Match drawn.

A late start probably robbed the School of a victory here. The ball lifted at one end of the wicket, and White took advantage of this to get the first three Trent wickets for 8 runs. After getting their opponents out for 65, the School had only fifty minutes to bat, and on the tricky wicket this was not enough. Allan batted steadily, and several others threw away their wickets in haste to score.

v. Wakefield GRAMMAR School.—Played at Whiteley Woods on May 24th.

Wakefield Grammar School 134 for 7, dec., K.E.S. 80 for 8. Match drawn.

Playing at home, the School found difficulty in disposing of competent batsmen on a good wicket, and though Merrills again bowled very steadily, no one else found it easy to control the scoring.

Allan played a good innings, but the middle batsmen failed and only stubborn defence by Wilkinson and Merrills (offensive defence here) saved the School from defeat.

v. OLD EDWARDIANS.—Played at Whiteley Woods on June 3rd.

Old Edwardians 98, K.E.S. 108 for 4. The School won by 6 wickets.

The O.E.’s made a good start due to Thirsk (39) and Burdekin (38). Several catches dropped by slip-fielders handicapped the School. At the fail of the third wicket the score was 96, but the remaining batsmen failed badly. In reply, White (42), Horn (28 not out), and Kay (21) all batted well.

v. WORKSOP COLLEGE 2ND XI.—-Played at Worksop on June 7th.

K.E.S. 107 for 5 dec., Worksop College 2nd XI 50 for 9. Match drawn.

The School batted first on a good wicket. After 2 wickets had been lost quickly, Allan (11) and Kay (43) made a stand and later Kay and Lindsay (32 not out) added 51 runs for the fourth wicket. Worksop were left with about 80 minutes to obtain 108 runs to win but were soon in difficulties and eventually were fortunate to escape defeat. The School fielding was very good and three of the opposing batsmen were run out.

v. HIGH STORRS GRAMMAR SCHOOL—Played at Whiteley Woods on June 10th.

High Storrs Grammar School 44 K.E.S. 45 for 1.

The School won by 9 wickets.

High Storrs batted first but accurate bowling by Kay (7 for 18) had them in difficulties. Grant, the wicketkeeper, made two good catches on the leg side. The fielding was good. In reply the School passed the High Storrs score for the loss of one wicket, Allan obtaining 28 of the runs.

v.     SHEFFIELD COLLEGIATE—Played at Abbeydale Park on June 17th.

Sheffield Collegiate 129, K.E.S. 90 for 9. Match Drawn.

On an excellent wicket the Collegiate made a good start but the School bowling was very steady. At one time 8 wickets were down for 86, but the tail-end wagged and the useful score of 129 was obtained. Merrills bowled excellently and obtained 6 wickets for 42 in 20 overs. For the School Allen and White began confidently and the outlook seemed very bright. However good bowling by Bryant (5 for 33) began a collapse and eventually Kay (36 not out) batted very well to force a draw.

V. ROTHERHAM •GRAMMAR SCHOOL—Played at Whiteley Woods on June 14th.

Rotherham Grammar School 47, K.E.S. 48 for 1.

The School won by 9 wickets.

Rotherham batted first but could not cope with steady bowling by Merrills (4 for 14) and White (4 for 10). One of their batsmen obtained 36 of the 44 runs which came from the bat. In reply, Allan (23) and White (21 not out) batted soundly.

v. LEEDS GRAMMAR SCHOOL.—Played at Whiteley Woods on June 24th.

Leeds Grammar School 104, K.E.S. 107 for 7. The School won by 3 wickets.

Leeds lost 2 wickets in the first over, but later batsmen enabled them to make a useful score. Merrills (6 for 41) and White (4 for 10) obtained the wickets. The fielding was very sound eight of the opposing batsmen being caught out. The School also started badly losing 2 wickets for 1 run and 3 wickets were down for 14, but a very good stand by Allan (54 not out) and Kay (19) added 61 runs for the fourth wicket.

v. Mr. SANDFORD’S XI.—Played at Whiteley Woods, on July 1st.

K.E.S. 68, Mr. Sandford’s XI 69 for 5. The School lost by 5 wickets.

On a very soft wicket the earlier School batsmen failed and only useful scores by Lindley (19) and Wreghitt (15 not out) enabled the School to reach 68. The result seemed in doubt for some time when the score of the opposition was 37 for 5 after very steady bowling by Merrills and Kay.

v. MOUNT ST. MARY’S—Played at Whiteley Woods on July 8th.

K.E.S. 35 for 2. Rain stopped play.

On a soft wicket Allan (19 not out) batted soundly before heavy rain prevented further play.

v. REPTON SCHOOL 2ND XI.—Played at Repton on July 15th.

K.E.S. 96, Repton 101 for 6. The School lost by 4 wickets.

The School were sent in to bat on a drying wicket and found runs very difficult to obtain. White (9) was out to a brilliant catch at fine leg, and then Allan and Horn (12) added 25 runs for the 2nd wicket. A leg-break bowler caused a collapse, although Allan (26) batted on confidently until a very lucky catch dismissed him. Haywood scored a useful 11 and with the wicket improving Staten (21) and Grant (11 not out) added 30 for the last wicket. In reply Repton had 80 minutes in which to get the runs. They started carefully but as the wicket improved they began to hit out. Unfortunately several catches were dropped although Allan and Lindsay both made good catches. The School total was passed in the last over—a very exciting finish. Staten, bowling slow off-spinners, obtained 2 wickets for 11 runs.

1ST XI AVERAGES.

BATTING
  No Times     
  of not Total Highest 
  Inn. out. runs. score. Av.
Allan 13 3 249 54* 24.9
Kay 11 2 138 43 15.3
White 12 1 145 42 13.2
Lindsay 10 2 80 32* 10.0
Horn 12 3 88 28* 9.8
           
BOWLING.         
  Overs. Mdns. Runs. Wkts. Av.
White 61.2 10 170 20 8.5
Merrills . 135.2 37 343 31 11.1
Kay 79 15 228 20 11.4
Lindsay 84.5 17 273 15 18.2

2ND XI

Although never containing the same players for two matches, the team ~ won three and lost only to a strong Nether Edge 1st XI. Some credit for this record goes to Burgan as captain; he managed his bowlers well, and set an example in the field. The fielding in general was good, stopping and catching more so than throwing in; Robinson and Wood, at point and cover, were always admirable. Of the batsmen, Wood was perhaps the most promising; but Robinson, if he will learn to take his bat straight back, will make runs. Hammond, Wreghitt, Malby and Granville have batted well on occasion. Haywood bowled well, lively off the pitch, and Woodhouse has shown promise; of the slower bowlers, Clixby used his wits; and Malby and Saxby were useful change bowlers, though limited to one type of ball. This team should provide good material for the 1st XI next year.

C. P. R.

2ND XI RESULTS.

v. HIGH STORRS GRAMMAR SCHOOL.—Played at High Storrs on June 10th.

High Storrs Grammar School 36 (Clixby 8 for 17),

K.E.S. 37 for 3 (Robinson 18 not out, Colebrooke 14).

The School won by 7 wickets.

v. JUNIOR TECHNICAL SCHOOL 1ST XI.—Played at Whiteley Woods on June 17th.

Junior Technical School 49 (Woodhouse 5 for 12),

K.E.S. 54 for 3 (Hammond 24 not out, Robinson 16).

The School won by 7 wickets.

v. NETHER EDGE GRAMMAR SCHOOL 1ST XI.— Played at Nether Edge on June 24th.

Nether Ledge Grammar School 245 for 4 dec., K.E.S. 55 (Granville 24). The School lost by 190 runs.

v. MOUNT ST. MARY’S COLLEGE—Played at Mount St. Mary’s on July 8th.

K.E.S. 96 (Wreghitt 37, Malby 15, Wood 14), Mount

St. Mary’s 32 (Haywood 5 for 17). The School won by 64 runs.

UNDER 15 XI

Four matches were played, the Barnsley fixture being cancelled. We lost to Derby (away) and High Storrs (at home), beat the Junior Technical School (away), and made a tie of the last match, with Nether Edge, at Whiteley Woods.

The High Storrs Match was lost deservedly; a very poor display of batting was followed by weak fielding. Nine of our players were clean bowled, as a result of playing across straight balls, and two quite ordinary bowlers were thus allowed to run through the side unchanged. Our own bowlers worked hard, but had little support in the field.

The following week, against the Junior Technical School, Lindley bowled well to get 5 for 14, and the fielding was really quite keen. We scored the necessary runs with four wickets in hand, but went on to finish the innings, thus showing up the weakness of our “tail"; after Lindley (34) and Wreghitt were out, no batsman looked like making runs.

The last match ran a similar course. Some very fair team work resulted in the dismissal of the Second XI from Nether Edge for 75 runs, Dickens proving our best bowler, with 4 wickets for 5. Then a very good opening (58 for 2 wickets) was followed by a collapse, and our total just equalled that of our opponents. Wreghitt batted very well for his 36, and Kinsey for a time shaped well, making some good strokes to the off.

The team obviously depended too much on one or two players. Lindley, who scored 56 against Derby, and, in the later matches, Wreghitt, were outstanding; it is to be hoped that some of the rank and file will challenge their leadership next year. Attendance at practice nets was fairly consistent.

D.C. G. S.

UNDER 15 XI RESULTS.

v. DERBY SCHOOL under 15, away, on May 20th. Derby 98, K.E.S. 88; lost by 10 runs.

v. HIGH STORRS GRAMMAR SCHOOL under 15, at Whiteley Woods, on June 10th. K.E S. 28, High Storrs 102; lost by 6 wickets.

v. JUNIOR TECHNICAL SCHOOL 2ND XI, at Ringinglow, on June 17th. Junior Technical School 48, K.E.S. 57. Won by 4 wickets.

v. NETHER EDGE SECONDARY SCHOOL 2ND XI, at Whiteley Woods, on June 24th. Nether Edge 75, K.E.S. 75. Tied.

UNDER 14 XI.

Owing to bad weather and the cancellation of two fixtures, in each case by the other side, we have been able to play this season only three games, which resulted in a win, a loss and a draw. The batting has, on the whole, been very weak, with the notable exception of Keighley, who has a reliable defence and can also attack the bowling with vigour and with style. The bowlers, on the other hand, have all kept a steady length, Farrell in particular being very dangerous; Peterkin (who has been an enthusiastic captain) Hiller and Roake, have also bowled with effect. The fielding has been mainly weak, though a word of praise is due to Craven, whose sound wicket-keeping and truculent appeals have unnerved many a batsman.

A. R.

RESULTS

v. High Storrs G. S. (away) H.S. 68, K.E.S. 39

v. Nether Edge G.S. (home): N.E. 59, K.E.S. 61.

v. High Storrs G.S. (home): H.S. 98, K.E.S. 47 for 9.

HOUSE NOTES

ARUNDEL.

We must first of all congratulate M. 13. Wilson on his extremely good performance in the Athletic Sports at the beginning of this term and also on his winning of the Cross Country at the end of last term. We only won the Junior Tug of War Cup, but judging by actual positions there is some promising material for future years, especially amongst the younger members of the House, and there is still plenty of opportunity for the elder members of the House to stir themselves into action. With regard to swimming, we must offer our hearty congratulations to the Polo Team, and especially to Edwards and Robinson, on the winning of the Polo Cup. The team won six matches and drew the other, having only one goal scored against them. In the Swimming Sports we were finally placed sixth, but this is no cause for discouragement, since we did quite well considering the fact that we have no outstanding individuals. We must try to do better next year. In the Cricket League, none of the three teams has done very well, although they seem to have improved considerably towards the end of the term. In the KnockOut Competition we were K.O.’d in the first round by Wentworth, before whose bowling our batting collapsed like a deflated balloon. I think more enthusiasm could have been shown. It now remains to say farewell and wish good luck to anyone who is leaving at the end of this term.

CHATSWORTH.

This term the House has gained many trophies for the activities in which its members have shown splendid determination, which we hope will be as evident in the coming football season as it has been in the Running, Cricket and Swimming this term. At the end of last term, the House won the Senior Cross-Country Cup and followed this by winning the Senior Relay Race Trophy. These team events show what teamwork can do let it be a lesson to the footballers in the House for next term. Later in the term, the three cricket elevens have shown great promise and, at present, hold favourable positions in their three respective leagues. The swimming team has also been very successful; congratulations are extended to Swindale on being Champion Swimmer and to the two Relay teams on winning the Melling and Jackson Cups. The House won the House Trophy, beating Wentworth, the runners-up, by 43 points. We expected the Water-Polo Team to win us the Cup this year, and, although a fair performance has been given, had team-work replaced the individualism shown on occasions, success might have been ours. Hearty congratulations to A. L. Chappell on his School and House appointment as Captain of Swimming; we lose him at the end of this term, as he is going on a University Short Course for the Fleet Air Arm. Thanking him for all he has done for the House, especially for providing accompaniment at our services every Wednesday morning, we wish him every success for the future. Finally, the House extends its warmest congratulations to D. R. Robinson on being appointed Captain of the House and Captain of Cricket, and hopes that he will be able to lead us to further success in the Football season.

CLUMBER.

Our 1st XI has not had a very successful season despite the good show put up by many of its players. In the ~first round of the Knock-Out we were defeated by Sherwood, though only after a hard struggle in which Parkin succeeded in scoring over half a century. In the League games up ~to date, we have won three matches, the most outstanding contributions being by Nicholson and Woodhouse, who kept the wickets falling steadily, while Pearson and Price made a good show at the wicket. The 2nd XI has been more successful, and we must congratulate its members on winning all but two of the matches played, thus making us eligible for the 2nd XI Cup. Clumber came third in the Final total of points in the swimming sports, and we were placed second in the Senior Relay race. This noteworthy position was due largely to the joint efforts of Gregory and Pearson, and we wish them every success in future swimming events. The House has also seine promising younger swimmers which fact augurs well for successes in the future. Finally, hearty congratulations to Grant on being placed in the School 1st XI; he has been a great loss to our House 1st League XI.

LYNWOOD.

Lynwood once again put itself on the map this term by winning the Sports Cup; it is mainly up to the younger members of the House to see that this Trophy remains more or less Lynwood’s property in the future, as it has been in the past. Praise is due to Campailla, Haywood, the Senior Pug-of-War Team, and all the others who helped to make Sports Day a success for Lynwood. Special congratulations to Haywood on being Champion Athlete. In the cricket, the first, second and third XI’s are at present in quite good positions in their respective Leagues. To mention just one, Lindley has done some good work for the First XI. Congratulations to Malby and his Knock-Out XI on reaching the Final of the Knock-Out Competition, in which, however, they were unfortunately beaten by Welbeck; Lynwood can shine on the cricket as well as on the sports field. In swimming, however, the House has not been so successful. Neither in the water-polo league, in which our final deplorable position was sixth, nor in the swimming sports, where we came third, has Lynwood done itself justice. Despite this, credit must be given to Corner, one of Lynwood’s pillars of strength, who, as swimming Captain, got the best out of his available team. Congratulations to Campailla and to Haywood on their being appointed Prefects, and finally congratulations to Stanfield on his winning a Technical Studentship at Sheffield University. Good luck to him and any others of the House who leave at the end of this term.

HADDON.

The term’s activities began with the Athletic Sports, in which the House’s performance was on the whole good. The Under 14 Relay Team ran particularly well to secure 3rd place, and the younger runners of the House, especially Roake and Mousley, are to be congratulated on their successes, which gained most of our points. The achievements of the House at cricket have been varied. The Knock-Out XI was beaten in the First Round, chiefly because of Lynwood’s greatly superior attack; but the League 1st XI has had quite a successful season, thanks to Granville’s all-round ability, Wood’s consistent batting, and Cantrell’s able and inspiring captaincy: all are to be congratulated on being chosen to play for the School 2nd XI. The House 2nd XI under Reynolds’s leadership, has also achieved satisfactory results; the 3rd XI, however, has shown a deplorable lack of keenness, and its position in the League testifies rather to a desire to “get home early” than to any want of talent. Many senior members of the House show a similar indifference towards games of any kind, and it is hoped that in future they will make some effort to help in at least one branch of the activities of the House however, it is encouraging to note that we have provided five members of the Under 14 Cricket XI this season. The House’s performance at swimming has not been particularly creditable, though Baigent is to be thanked for getting the best results from the Water Polo Team, which has no outstanding individual players. Finally, we should like to congratulate Keighley on being appointed Prefect and on being chosen to play for the School First XI at Cricket, Granville on his Open Exhibition at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and Cantrell on his Scholarship in Music at Keble College, Oxford, and on being made Head Prefect. To these last two especially, who have been the mainstays of the House during the past year, and to all others who are leaving, we wish the best of luck and success in the future, and look forward to a successful Football Season for those who remain.

SHERWOOD.

We extend hearty congratulations to Lane on being appointed House Captain and on being awarded a scholarship at Sheffield University. We congratulate Hammond, another scholarship winner, on being appointed Captain of Cricket in the House, and Marsh, on. being appointed Captain of Swimming. Also among the scholarship winners is Staton., with his scholarship at Cambridge. In the postponed Cross-Country, Wills led his team to victory in the Junior event—-all six members were among the first 20 competitors. In the Senior event, Cone came 3rd, Marsh came 6th, and Corkhill ran very pluckily to occupy 10th place. In the Athletic Sports, Milner won the High Jump, and in the Swimming Sports Marsh and Parnham won the Under 16 Breast-stroke, and the Under 14 Back-stroke, respectively. Wakeman was second in the Under 15 Neat Dive. Sherwood’s swimming tradition seems to be assured in the hands of these younger members of the House. At the end of this term the House will lose the services of Lane who has worked enthusiastically and well during the past year as Football Captain arid House Captain.

WELBECK.

This term has been quite a good one for Welbeck, considering the severe losses we have sustained over the last year. In both the Athletic and the Swimming Sports the House has done quite well, and there is good promise. for the future. The cricket has also been satisfactory, and all the League teams have done creditably. In the Knock-Out Competition, Welbeck has again triumphed. We have the great record of being in the final every year for the last six years, and have won the trophy four times in this period. But this year, many of Welbeck’s older members are leaving and a very young house will be left; but there is plenty of talent, and we look to these younger ones to carry on Welbeck’s tradition. A few weeks ago the House suffered the tragic loss of Keith Haywood, who was always a keen sportsman, and the House offers its sympathy to his parents and friends. Finally, we have to congratulate Farrell amid Fenton on their awards at Oxford, arid the latter on his other academic honours; Lindsay on his University Short Course, which he will probably take at Cambridge; and Whatlin, who is now on an R.A.F. Short Course at Jesus College, Oxford. The two latter should also be thanked for their outstanding contributions to Welbeck games—as also Wragg, who is leaving this term to go to Clare College, Cambridge. To all we offer our best wishes for their future success, with the hope that they will not forget to visit us in the House occasionally.

WENTWORTH.

As in previous years the House has done well in the Swimming Sports and in Water Polo. Although both the trophies have eluded us, our young swimmers put up a fine performance, Sussams and Roger deserving special mention. The fact that we were runners-up is mostly due to the splendid example and able leadership of Ditchfield. The Cricket teams have no outstanding successes to report. The Knock-Out team survived the First Round but lost to Welbeck in the Semi-Final. Here the team missed Merrills who has bowled so well for the School 1st XI during this season, the League Elevens have each won about half their matches. In conclusion we congratulate Brookes on his Open Scholarship in Natural Sciences at St. John’s College, Oxford, and Kay on being appointed School Cricket Captain, and we wish every success to those members of the House who are taking public examinations this term and to those who are leaving.

LEAGUE TABLES

1ST XI.

    W L D Pts.
1. Chatsworth 5 2 0 10
  Lynwood 5 2 0 10
  Welbeck 5 2 0 10
4. Arundel 3 ‘ 4 0 6 {
  Clumber 3. 4 0 6
  Haddon 3 4 0 6
  Wentworth 3 4 0 6
8. Sherwood 1 6 0 2

Play off: Chatsworth beat Lynwood. Chatsworth play Welbeck for Cup.

2ND XI.

    W  D Pts.
1. Lynwood (1 1 0 12
2. Clumber 5 2 0 10
3. f Chatsworth 4 3 0 8
  ‘\Welbeck 4 3 0 8
5. 1 Arundel 3 4 0 6
  Haddon 3 4 0 6
  Wentworth 3 4 0 6
8. Sherwood 1 6 0 2

3RD XI.

    W t D Pts.
1. Lynwood 7 0 0 14
2. Chatsworth 6 ‘ 1 0 12
3. Welbeck 4 3 0 8
4. 1 Clumber 3 3 1 7
  Sherwood 3 3 1 7
6. Wentworth 1 4 2 4
7. 1 Arundel 0 5 2 2
  Haddon 0 5 2 2

KNOCK-OUT COMPETITION.

1ST ROUND 2ND ROUND FINAL 
       
Chatsworth } Welbeck 1   
Welbeck     
       
Wentworth Wentworth } Welbeck ~ 
Arundel J     
       
      Welbeck
Lynwood     
Haddon Lynwood   
       
Sherwood  Lynwood J 
Clumber Sherwood   

OLD EDWARDIANS’ ROLL OF SERVICE

(Additions and corrections to July 1st, 1944)

(We regret that in the complete list, published last March, L. WATSON was indicated as killed, in place of C. J. WATSON).

Killed on Active Service.

COOK, N. A. (1929-32), Sergt., E. Yorks. Regt.
PUMPHERY, J. D. (1933-36), Sergt., County of London Yeomanry.
RAYNER, J. H. (1929-34), Lieut., Royal Tank Regt.
SHARDLOW, R. M. (1930-38) Fl/Lt., R.A.F.V.R.

Died of Wounds.

MATHER, R. V. (1929-37), Lieut., Green Howards.

Died at Home.

STAMP, L. H. (1936-41), Pte.

Missing, presumed Killed.

COX, M. (1934-38), Sergt.
SHAKESPEARE, N. J. (1932-36), Sergt. Obs., RA.F.V.R.
SMITH, J. A. (1934-38), Sergt. Pilot, R.A.F.
STONE, G. (1927-29), Lieut., Cheshire Yeomanry.

Missing.

BOWMER, J. D. (1933-38), I/O, R.A.F.
MARRIAN, P. (1930-33), Sub.Lt., R.N.V.R.
WESLEY, .J. M. (1935-39), F/O, R.A.F.

Decorations.

ANTHES, P. S. (1923-26), CHIEF Officer, M.N., M.B.E.
BESWICK, I. (1910-21), Col., O.B.E.
BRAY, R. W. (1930-37), ‘/0, RAT., liar to DEC.
BROWN, E. D. (1928-33), Mentioned in Despatches.
HARRISON, J. B. (1931-38), Major, Indian Army, Mentioned in Despatches.
SCOTT, J. W. (1909-15), Major, G.M.
WILLIAMS, K. T. (1928-31), Brigadier, C.B.E
ALLEN, C. A. (1923-29), L.A.C., R.A.F.
BARKER, J. A. (1938 13), Sapper, RE.
BEALE, R. (1925-33), Sergt., R.C.S.
BLACKHURST, J. N. (1930-32), L/Sgt., R.A.
BOLSOVER, G. D. (1928-38), Lieut., R.A.M.C.
BOLSOVER, R. D. (1924-33) Capt.. Army Dental Corps.
BURR, J. F. (1934-41), Wt. Off., RAT.
CALVERT, C. II. (1933-40), Sec, Lt., Duke of Wellingtons Regt.
COOK, S. (1922-27), Army Chaplain.
EAGERS, H. (1918-26) 1 t (01 ii I., India.
EDESON, J. . B. (1925 29) Capt R.A.M.C.
FAULKNER, W. A. (1920 24) Capt., R.A.
GRACIE, D. 1. W. (1938 40), Lieut RNVR.
GRAY, G. 13. (1923-32) Lt Col R.E.M.E., India.
GREEN, B. B. (1935-43) F.A.A.
HAYCOCK, P. K. (1922 29) C lilt
HILLER, N. H. (l933-43) Sub-Lt F.A.A.
JONES, R. B. (1935-42) trooper R.A.C.
JOWETT, (1. A. (1934 39) L A C A AT.
LANGRIDGE, G. H. (1936 43) Intdligcnce Corps.
MARSHALL, R.A. (1937 43) (midi t Merchant Navy.
M0ND, D. M. (1924-31), Capt., R.A.O.C.
MOWAT. B. J. B. (193147), Lieut.
PARFITT, T. (1936-43), Intelligence Corps.
PASHLEY, D. (1926-36), R.E.M.E.
PASHLEY, 0. (1929.37), R.E.M.E.
PARSONS, G. H. (1932.41), Sec. Lt., RE.
PHILBEDGE V. J.( 1935-38, Sec. Lt., Beds and Herts. Regt.
RAYNER, A. A. (1932-37), P.O., R N
RHODES, G. (1936-44), A.C2 R.A.F.
SAVILLE, M. V. (1927-37), Lieut., F.A.A.
SHAW, L. W. (1922-28), Sergt., R.A.S.C.
STEVENS, J. A (1930-39) R C. Signals.
TARPLEY, M. E. (1924-28), R.A.P.C
TAYLOR, A. P. (1928-34), Cpl R A F
THOMPSON, M R (1937-43) Royal Marines.
THOMSON, H. K. (1922-26), FIO, R.A F.
TURNER, G. (1931-37), Capt., Army Dental Corps.
TURNER, G. G. (1911-21), Lt-Com., R.N.V.R.
TYM, J. F. (1936-43) Pte West Yorks Regt.
WARD, HI. M. (19361), Pte., Black Watch.
WATSON, L. (1924-32), Sergt., R.A.
WHITE, J. A. (1929-36), Bombr., R.A.
WREGHITT, K. M. B. (1935-41), R.N.V.R.

BIRTH

To the wife of B. R. ALLEN (1923-26), on. July 1st, 1944, a daughter.

MARRIAGES

P. B. HOWARTH (1929-37) on April let, 1944, to Miss B. Pennington, of Matlock.
Rev. A. H. KENT (1927-34), on April 17th, 1944, to Miss Kathleen Scott, of Sheffield.
J. 0. SPENCER (1934-38), on March 21st, 1944, to Miss Kathleen M. Peel, of Sheffield.
Major J. H. WILLIAMS (1928-38), On May 8th, 1944, to Miss Joan H. Graham, of London

ACROSTIC

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