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We have heard with deep regret of the death of D. F. BEECH, Wireless Operator, Royal Corps of Signals, at a Military Hospital in Palestine.
He left School to be articled to a Chartered Accountant in 1943, was called up in 1944 and posted to the Royal Signals. Taking the place of a sick man on a draft for India in September, 1945, he was posted to the 5th Indian Division in Java, returning to India when British troops were evacuated from Surabaya. Later he was attached to the 9th Infantry Brigade H.Q, in Egypt and Jerusalem. He was taken ill in September of this year, with typhoid fever, and died on October 4th. He was buried in the British War Memorial Cemetery at Sarafond, Palestine, with full military honours.
His old comrades, and those who still remember him here, will sympathise very sincerely with his relatives in their sad loss.
It is with deep regret that we record the death of PETER MARCHINTON, aged 22 years (K.E.S. 1933-41, Welbeck House).
After leaving school he took a post in industry while awaiting his call-up for military service. Two of his three years of service were spent in India, and he returned home in September last. While awaiting demobilisation he was attacked by an illness from which he died on November 27th in a military hospital.
We remember Peter as a quiet, happy, painstaking boy and an enthusiastic player in his House teams. Our sincere sympathy is extended to his parents and his brother Alan in their tragic loss.
THE school year has started well with the winning of four Hastings Scholarships at the Queen's College, Oxford. We congratulate P. -N. J. Clarke, B. A. Geeson, J. M. M. Hughes, and J. F. Wright on their success. On the Higher Certificate examination of last July, State Scholarships were awarded to J. E. Cooper, K. J. H. Creese, B. A. Geeson, J. M. M. Hughes, T. E. Kinsey, P. J. Landin and J. Reynolds; and a Town Trust Scholarship to T. E. Kinsey.
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We welcome to the Staff: Mr -N. J. Barnes M.A., Oxon., B.Mus., F.R.C.O., (Director of Music), Mr. E. V. Bramhall, M.A., Cantab., (Senior Modern Language Master), Mr. P. J. Wallis; M.A.. Cantab. (Senior Mathematics Master), and Mr. E. C. Cumming, M.A., Oxon.
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The following are Prefects: C. B. Dawson (Head Prefect), D. G. Armytage, E. Burkinshaw, P. N. J. Clarke, I. M. Flowers, W. S. Furniss, P. S. Green; T. E. Kinsey, P. Lewis, M. A. Robinson, D. J. D. Wood, and P. H. Wreghitt.
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As many readers will know, bound volumes of the MAGAZINE have been for some years placed and kept in the School Library. We wish to draw attention to the fact that certain of these volumes have been at some time or other taken out and not returned. The volumes for 1906-12 and 1926-30 are at present on the shelves; the remainder are missing. Any assistance that readers can give towards their recovery will be gratefully welcomed.
The Dramatic Society have found it impracticable, for various reasons, to put on a play as usual in December, but they have one in preparation, and on February 5th, 6th and 7th, hope to present Journey's End, R. C. Sherriff's famous play of the First World War.
On Sunday, 5th October, a large congregation of boys, parents and friends, attended to hear the Rev. Alfred Hall, D.D., whose sermon was based on the theme that spiritual things are of more importance than material things. The lesson was taken from St. Matthew VI, and taking his text from the same passage, the preacher said that though many paid lip-service to things of spiritual value, few were willing to sacrifice material things in order to attain them. There was to everyone in every walk of life a particular virtue and a corresponding vice, such as integrity and sharp practice in commerce. We must not give up the virtue for material gain. Here he cited Andrew Marvell the poet, who, living in poverty, refused a bribe of a thousand pounds from the king, and Josiah Wedgewood, the famous potter, who was accustomed to go about his factory smashing any faulty piece of work with a stick. Such men could not be bought: there are still such men today, but not enough, and it should be the aim of everyone to become like them, men who cannot be bought.
The lesson at our daily service is now read from the original Pulpit Bible of Wesley College, which has been presented to the School by Mr. and Mss. T. H. Beardsell, whose two sons were educated here. One of them was killed in a road accident in Germany in 1945, and the other died a year later. Mr. Beardsell is the son-in-law of the late Alderman Wardley. We acknowledge with sincere gratitude the gift which he has made.
The Armistice Service on November 11th followed the customary form, with the reading of the names of those fallen in the two wars, and the laying of wreaths on the War Memorial on behalf of the School and the Old Edwardians Association. The preaches, the Rev. L. P. Sheath, Vicar of Fulwood, gave an address well suited, in its brief and simple directness, to the occasion and to the hearers, bringing home, by the apt analogy of a " relay race the significance of the Remembrance and Dedication which constitute the purpose of this annual service.
ARMISTICE DAY, 1947
G0ING through the books and papers in Room 8, I came across a MS School List of Wesley College headed " Second Session 1859." What it reveals of the organisation of the School is interesting. It is clear, first of all, that Wesley College had a far wider syllabus than almost any public or grammar school of the day and there was a considerable choice of subjects available, though it is not clear which were paid for as ' extras."
Music was taught by Mr. Jones senior and Mr. Jones junior, both of whom gave individual lessons which were frequently as early as 6.30 a.m.: Five practice rooms were available and sixty-five boys took the subject. Singing was taught by Mr. Walker, but there are only five names on his list, though thirteen names figure for organ practice. Professional Chemistry '" could be taken-two hours a week being devoted to this subject by thirty-three boys' Other subjects which were taken-all classed, like the above, as " extras, etc."-were Practical Mechanics, Hand Surveying and Mensuration, Book-keeping, French, German, and Drawing. And in addition there was an extra (voluntary) class in Orthography.
French was organised in eight classes consisting of 132 boys in all, who did three periods a week. There were three German classes and several classes in Drawing.
The other subjects were presumably done in the normal classes. There were about 160 boys on the roll in the first " quarter " and about 170 in the second " quarter." The year was probably divided, as was usual at that time, into two " halves " or long terms, with breaks in the middle, making " quarters." Some schools still talk of " halves " and " quarters " instead of terms.
The classes were the University Division at the top with classes A I-IX and B I and II below. It had been intended from early days that Wesley College should prepare for external degrees of London University; hence the arms of the University in one quarter of the arms of Wesley College and now in ours. But I do not know if this class consisted of those preparing for entry into the University or of those preparing for degrees. In any case, Oxford and Cambridge would still be closed to most of the boys, as they were Dissenters.
In Classics, the University Division did Xenophon, Vergil, and Arnold's Prose Book. Greek was apparently begun in Class VI, Caesar in Class III, and Xenophon and Cicero in Class II; so the standard in Classics does not seem to have been very high. In Mathematics, the University Division did Statics and Dynamics, Hydrostatics, and Trigonometry. Algebra was apparently begun in Class III, Euclid in Class VI. Theology was done in all classes, the Catechism being the basis of the syllabus. One class was studying St. Mark, while the University Division did Greek Testament-the Galatians.
English History was also studied. A note on Class I says they were studying Charles II, but had been " much interrupted by drilling and holidays." What the drilling is, I do not know, as the date is too early for the Cadet Corps. The holidays may have been Saints' Days. English Grammar was studied throughout the School, the syllabus including parsing, analysis, etymology, etc. Class AI studies " Grecian and Roman History." The results of the Christmas Examinations are also given in the book. They began on 6th December and many were viva voce. As a result they seem to have dragged on for some time, as classes had to be taken in succession, while the others presumably revised. One cannot help envying masters who thus escaped the correcting of examination papers ':
An alphabetical list of the boys then follows, with the home town of each. Only a fairly small proportion were Sheffielders, and of these the only name which might be that of a well-known family is Dyson. Boys came from all over England and even from Ireland, though a majority came from northern industrial towns. A remarkable feature of the list is the number of boys from the West Indies. They were doubtless sons of missionaries or ministers who had left their families at home. It is probable that the College took complete charge of them.
An amusing note is struck by some memoranda at the end of the book: " Oct. 15, S. Cooper took apples from C's desk. The only redeeming feature is that he did not deny it " ... "Aug. 1. Cole after a short stay of about two days ran awaynot to be received again." Poor Cole! Christian charity does not seem to have been shown him by the College. One wonders if the rigid regime frightened him ... "Oct. 22. B. Smith impertinent to Mr. Bateman."
Unfortunately there is no list of the Staff; but music practices took place in the rooms of Mr. Samuel (probably the " Mr. S." who has some of the French classes), Mr. Passes, and Mr. Bateman. One wonders where they went when the boys came up to practice, as these were certainly their own rooms and not class-rooms.
This notebook, preserved perhaps by chance, does give us a glimpse of life at Wesley College nearly ninety years ago, a glimpse which whets rather than satisfies the appetite. I hope that when to-day comes to be looked at as history, the records which we leave behind will be more informative.
(Another correspondent has sent us the following extract from a book found in the library of Pembroke College, Oxford—A CONCISE DESCRIPTION OF THE ENDOWED GRAMMAR SCHOOLS IN ENGLAND AND WALES by Nicholas Carlisle, F.R.S., M.R.I.A., London, 1818).
"The Free Grammar School at Sheffield was founded in the year 1603 or 1604 by Thomas Smith, of Crowland, in the County of Lincoln, who was an Attorney and supposed to have been born in Sheffield. The sum left by his Will was £30 a year,-out of which £20 was to be paid to The Head Master, and £10 to the Usher: arising from lands situate in the Parish of Leverington, in the County of Cambridge but these were afterwards sold by The Governors, and estates at Wadsley, near Sheffield, Were purchased with the money. The present rental cannot be exactly stated; but, in 1-4 87, it was calculated at £35 4s. 0d., per annum.
Mr. Smith having left the direction of his donation to the MINISTER and TWELVE of the most sufficient Parishioners of Sheffield, they were by Letters Patent, dated the second of King JAMES the First, 1605, incorporated,-and by which it was directed, that the School should be called ' THE FREE GRAMMAR ScHooL of JAMES King of England Within the Town of Sheffield in the County of York,'-the Governors were to be in all respects and to act as a Body Corporate, and to have a Common Seal.-and it was ordered, that the Master must be a Master of Arts, or at least a Bachelor in Arts.
In 1606, an assessment Was made for the benefit of the School, which amounted to £103 18s. 3d.
By an Indenture, dated the 3rd of March, 1619, the Burgesses of Sheffield Church (w-ho are also a Corporate Body, by Patent) granted to the School Governors the House, called ' The School House, with the garden and croft adjoining, to be holden for eight hundred years at Is. rent. The present School was built by subscription in 1648.
JAMES HILL, of Sheffield, Schoolmaster, by Will dated in 1709, gave to the Governors all his lands at Gilberthorpe Hill, for the only use and benefit of the Master for ever, which, in 1787, was valued at £12 12s. per annum.
On account of the insufficiency of the fund to keep the School and School-house in repair, a Subscription was begun amongst the Inhabitants of the Town and Parish of Sheffield, in 1776, when the sum of £805 was raised; with which the premises were repaired, and the remainder placed out on real security.
There are no STATUTES, except what are contained in the Royal Patent.
The School is open indefinitely for boys inhabiting the Town of Sheffield and the Neighbourhood. There are at present 20 boys upon the Foundation, and 20 other Scholars. By some of the articles of agreement that were made between the Governors and the =Master, the age of admittance was to be above eight years: they may remain as long as they please. The right of admission of Scholars is with the Governors.
The ETON Grammars are used.
There are no Exhibitions, nor other University advantages, belonging to this School.
The present Head Master is The Revd. JOSEPH WILSON. Whose fixed salary is £60 per annum. He does not take Pupils. Neither does the Second Master."
FROM THE BACK ROW
I WAS in France when I first heard that Mr. Scutt had retired. I realised with something of a shock how grieved he would have been at my feeble attempts to talk the French language and would have dismissed as irrelevant any reminder that it was now nearly twenty-five years since I first found my way into his class-room. I remember that occasion well. We were all of us rather awestruck by this teacher who was so obviously full of knowledge, and wondered how he would be able to spend time and patience on boys whose knowledge of their subject was still so elementary. We need have had no qualms. In Mr. Scutt, as we soon found, there was exemplified in remarkable measure the ever-astonishing miracle of the great teacherwho is always prepared to put his learning at the disposal of each new class of schoolboys, acting as though the problems are as fresh to him as they are to them, who never appears to tire of having to correct the same mistakes made by each succeeding generation. To how many classes must he have explained that the French for "vivid" is not " vivide," or how many classes have been led to discover for themselves the remarkable phrases that result from an unintelligent use of even the largest dictionary? Mr. Scutt never made it appear that French (or whatever language he was teaching) was easy for him and that it was only our stupidity that made it so difficult for us; he taught the living language, the language which is full of idiom and tricks of phrase and unsuspected pitfalls of all sorts, and never pretended that it was simple and could be learnt without hard work. What was the result? You found that you passed your examinations, and, more important, you found that the language you were learning was the language which the people of that country actually spoke. Moreover, you suddenly found that you were learning to appreciate the literature of the country and that unexpected new territories were opening up before you. There are many men who will wish Mr. Scutt well in his retirement and will remember that they have to thank him, not merely for some acquaintance with other languages, but for helping them to learn that education consists of more than can be found in the textbooks. He can indeed look back with satisfaction on his life's work and know that he has earned the gratitude of many.
I HAD been in the desert only two months when I began to feel a strange nostalgia for the glamour and luxury of Cairo. I missed the cosmopolitan crowds, pale-faced well-built men in whites and an occasional contrasting scarlet tarboosh, women-ranging from the repulsively fat and ugly to the unbelievably beautiful-all dressed in pretty cotton printed frocks and heavily perfumed, the huge modern shops bulging with the pick of British and American exports and choicest food and wines, and above all the crowded streets swarming with American de Sotos and Cadillacs, darting about like polished beetles and competing for the loudest hooter. I was, however, too idle to wade through all the official channels to secure a permit, so I donned civvies and dark spectacles, greased my hair, and with La Bourse Egyptienne tucked under one arm and a camel-hair fly swisher dangling from the other I boarded the express bus for Cairo.
To the conductor's automatic " Fin? '' (where?) I muttered " Misr " (Cairo) and handing him the correct fare to avoid any haggling over the change, I tried to look like a contented well-fed French local off to squander his substance in the metropolis. To advertise my little masquerade I waved off with a few lofty " va t'en "s the numerous urchins who flocked round the bus assailing us with bogus Cococolas, water melons, and the usual trash trays of wallets, combs, etc.; I knew sufficient Arabic to understand that their reply was an imaginative string of abuse against my parents and relatives.
La Societe des Autobus du Caire believes in "Speed First," so from Tel-el-Kebir to the check-post was rather like travelling in a 50 m.p.h. dodg'em car with the added thrill of bumping like a rocking-horse. The checkpost marks the end of the Canal Zone and was indifferently manned by an R.A.F.S.P., an M.P. and an Egyptian policeman. All three boarded the bus and I took an absorbing interest in my French paper. The British were soon satisfied, but the Egyptian, looking very officious in his rough black uniform, red tarboosh and antiquated rifle slung over his shoulder, asked the conductor “Ingleese hinna? " and to the decisive reply " La " the driver immediately let out the clutch. The undignified exit of all three policemen from the accelerating bus caused considerable amusement to my fellow passengers who seemed to share a great contempt for the arm of authority.
I was far too frightened to consider our chances of a head-on collision as the driver kept his foot down and we sped furiously along this narrow uneven main Cairo road, so I idly contemplated life along the wayside Sweet-water Canal.
However lazy the Egyptian town dweller may be, the village labourer slaves from sunrise to sunset for little more than P.T.3 per day (the price of a ham roll in the NAAFI). Boys, not vet in their teens, work all along the bank flooding the irrigation ditches with a primitive bucket and lever apparatus. Men drag along barges and becalmed dhous laden with stones, tin cans, and all sorts of junk collected from army scrap heaps, women in black galabiah pick cotton or load sugar canes on to crouching camels, and every few yards there is a mud hut surrounded by chickens, goats and sheep, lazily guarded by a bearded old man peacefully drawing on his " hubbly bubbly " water-pipe.
The bus stopped only to allow inspectors on and off-our tickets were scrutinised four times-but in spite of these precautions I noticed some quiet fiddling between the conductor and a shabby-looking Greek for a few cigarettes. Considerable amusement was caused when a smartly dressed Egyptian, an enormously fat man, lost his ticket. He was delicately drunk and must have fancied himself as an Oriental Oliver Hardy as he waved his arms and jumped about babbling a mixture of English, French and Arabic; and quietened all the inspectors with hearty kisses on the cheek.
After an hour's crazy driving a gushing young Jewess staggered to her feet and announced in enraptured tones " Ah, je sens le fraicheur du Caire! " and true enough the hot dry stench of medieval sanitation, baked bread, dust and garlic, came wafting through the windows as we wound our way through the native outskirts to the centre of the " Gateway to the East."
F. D. N. CAMPAILLA.
DULY arriving at our destination, we shed our equipment by the Avon and began to hoist up our tents, wandering through a maze of canvas, tripping over guy ropes, banging heads on poles, and enjoying ourselves generally. Finishing this and after a few minor culinary tragedies, we consumed our first "meal." This consisted of somewhat burnt pork pie, a foul blend of kidney beans and grass (one of the Brethren had helpfully hurled the kidney bean pot and contents on to the ground whilst performing the functions of cook) and what can only be described as thick potato water (the potato had long before given up the unequal struggle for separate existence with the boiling water). We all enjoyed it immensely!
We were ages falling asleep that night. After fitting the lumps and dents on the ground into the dents and lumps on us, we gurgled again and again that most spiritually inspiring of songs " The Cow Cow Boogie " in throaty negroid voices. Tiring of this, we fell to watching two daddy-longlegs jiving on the roof. Finding even this too exhausting, we snuffed out the candles and, with canvas quivering overhead and the faint rustle of the trees nearby in our ears, we slept.
Perhaps the highlight of a very enjoyable holiday was THE BET. Nobody knows how it started but one dark night, a member of the party, who prefers to remain anonymous, found himself clad in " tasteful neglige," on the banks of the Avon. He was staring apprehensively at the depths beneath, troubled in the knowledge that his fellows had offered him 1/6 to jump into that gloomy mass. Then, after years of hesitation and followed by the delighted screams of the rest, in he jumped. The waters filled his pyjamas and made him into an underwater balloon. Nothing daunted, he struck out vigorously for the side. Suddenly he stopped. He wasn't moving! An invisible hand was clutching at the underside of his pyjamas and dragging him backwards! Horrified, he reached down, unfixed the offending root and was dragged out by the others, a cold, wet, dripping thing but plus 1/6!
On our last evening at camp the Brethren had a WILD EATING ORGY. Owing to the exceeding great volume of the "food to be stuffed," we divided the orgy into three distinct sittings. Sausage after sausage after sausage was thrust down gaping mouths, followed by bacon and a weird concoction which might have been something like fried cheese. Afterwards a small group of boys could have been seen, staring fixedly and dully into space, rolling, moaning, groaning.
Then the return. Return to water laid on, spring mattress beds, home cookery and all the other luxuries of civilisation . . . Aaah!
J. S. BINGHAM.
SHE was merely a rowing-boat. or, in the words of the irrepressible catalogue, a double-sculling skiff with side seats, pro vided with canvas tent-coyer, cushions (three hard and three soft loose), two mattresses (straw), water cask, locker, rowing pads and movable seats.' Her name was Nomad, but we prophesied that a minimum amount of wandering would be accomplished during the next week. As will be seen from the accompanying picture, oars only were provided and we were expected to move the boat by personal physical exertion.
Saturday evening found us encamped in a field a few miles out of Oxford, trying to sort out our possessions. We were found to possess enough tinned food to withstand a three-weeks siege-about sixty cans, which the three jolly sailors swore they would not carry back. Nor did they, though the quantity of rationed goods of all kinds consumed during that week, mostly from cans, was sufficient to have fed a family of four for at least a fortnight. Imagine, dear reader, porridge, bacon, egg and tomatoes or sausage (tinned), every morning for a week, and a full three-course dinner of soup, potatoes, meat and another vegetable, followed by a sweet. I am afraid the three sailormen will have to imagine it too, for another year, until they can stage another surprise raid on the larder and get away with the whole family's weekly ration.
Sunday saw us struggling manfully up the Thames under a pitiless sun. Three factors marred the peace of the day. The first was the heat and unaccustomed exercise, the former burning the adventurers' backs to pretty, but painful, shades of pink and red. Secondly came the quest for fresh water. Eventually a village called Eynsham was discovered, and water, along with other liquid refreshment, eagerly sought. The latter was duly discovered, but presumably the local inhabitants favour beer and dry shampoos, for no water was forthcoming. At last, in desperation, a large and imposing building was tried, set back at the end of a long tree-lined avenue, over whose massive portico was inscribed 'Oxford City Water Works.' Ignoring large notices bearing the legend "PRIVATE," the weary water-wallahs strolled up to the doorway with the cask and a whistling kettle. But a shock was to greet them. -Not a drop of water was to be seen! In a huge modern hall stood five great diesel pumps, two of which were roaring away, doubtless pumping gallons of the required fluid. But not even a teacupful was lying about loose. We at least expected pools on the floor; but no, the place was spotless. " But." we argued, " surely there is a tap among all these gadgets which will admit a stream of water into this building instead of through it." Sure enough, there must have been, for a very amused engine-oiler duly supplied us with a kettleful of H20, although I have a strong suspicion that he had to go to a washbasin in an adjoining room to fill it.
The third mishap was an attempt to ram the wall of a perfectly good lock, owing to an error of judgment on the part of our amateur navigators: but they only succeeded in removing about one square foot of concrete from the said wall with the sharp end of the boat (later found to be termed the " bows "). The lock-keeper was quite nice about it, however, and told us to be more careful. From this experience was devised an infallible " lock-drill " which resulted in almost perfect manoeuvring through all the succeeding locks.
So the days passed. The searches for paraffin and drinking water were long and arduous at times, but the three bold pirates won through each time; although there is the occasion when, after emerging triumphant with a bottle of paraffin extracted with difficulty from a reluctant shopkeeper only after buying about half her other stock, the writer promptly dropped the precious fuel and lost a good half of the hard-won pint.
Then, who will forget the invasion by ants during the storm; and a member of the crew mooring the boat, waving aloft a metal-spiked boathook while lightning crackled all around him? He was distinctly seen to get up off the floor after one very close flash, which daunted even the fearless trio-and his description of the storm would be out of place in these pages, especially as he afterwards slept turn about with another member of the crew across the seat in the stern, in a space about one foot by three, soaked to the skin, as the forward part of the boat was almost indistinguishable from the river itself, owing to ill-fitting canvas.
And who was it who shaved by torchlight who cooked dinner in an impressive " tent about three feet square, in a temperature of ninety in the shade (owing to two roaring stoves); who lowered the level of the Upper Thames about six inches before realising that he had both top and bottom sluice of a self-operated lock open, thus stopping the overflow at the weir and robbing irate fishermen of their rushing water?
For all these indiscretions, and others too numerous to mention, may the three intrepid adventurers be forgiven.
L. J. HUNT.
Photo by G. S. Finlayson
Above my head an aircraft roared.
I joined the queue from out the coach
Across the verdant turf she came,
I climbed the steps to start my flight,
The engine hummed, " Contact! was cried,
The wing dipped down, the nose swung round,
The roaring battered at my ears
With airscrew madly circling round
The drome was dropping far behind,
High in the caerulean bowl,
All sense of speed dissolved away
Like some celestial deity
Upon that stretch of land displayed,
Green fields and rivers, land and sea
A glassy puddle was a lake,
And then the Earth was tilted up
A topsy-turvy landscape grew.
As in a skiff upon the waves,
Then Lilliput began to rise
The trees were charging at the plane,
G. M. MACBETH.
MUSIC has shown its vigour this term not least in the variety of its media. These are considered below under their several headings, but one thing common to them all has been the keeness of all those who have given so much of their time outside the timetable to music-making.
THE ORCHESTRA: Evidence of the Orchestra's vitality has been its tendency to expand week by week. Shepherdson, Chatterton, B. D. Mills, J. R. Mills, and Parfitt have joined the violins, while Smith, A. B., is expected at any moment to come out into the open with a 'cello. Holgate (flute) and Fisher (clarinet) have added themselves to the woodwind, while in the brass section two keen trombonists, Cave and Scott, and a trumpeter, J. E. Dickens, have joined Cross (euphonium). Later in the year it should be possible to weld these talents, under the able leadership of Mr. Moore, into an expressive instrument. Work this term has been mainly on items for the concert: Bach, Rondeau from the B mi. Suite; Mozart, Minuet and Trio (G mi. Symphony); Boyce, Fifth Symphony.
THE CHOIR: The Choir started with the rather embarrassing total of 120 members, and it says much for their keenness that over 90 have kept a fairly consistent attendance. The main problem is that of balance. There must be many more boys in the upper forms who can contribute to the tenor and bass lines, and so both enjoy themselves and help a worth-while activity.
At the School service the Choir sang unaccompanied a Bach Chorale: " Jesu, Priceless Treasure." Later, Part songs, Unison songs and carols for the concert have formed the staple fare, but it is hoped next term to put into rehearsal a cantata (if one can be found that is not out of print).
THE RECORDER CLUB: The discovery of a number of recorder players in the school led to the formation of this club. Its fortunes and its numbers have fluctuated, but at the time of going to press there is every hope that it will be able to produce for the concert a three-part carol fantasia. At the moment all the instruments are descant or treble, but perhaps in the future the school will be able to acquire the lower instruments, and so build a complete consort.
The Music Club has held four very successful fortnightly talks this term. The first was delivered by Mr. Barnes on September 30th, when he spoke on the music of Purcell.
Although he was still only in the recovery stage from a high temperature he very nobly sang illustrations from Dioclesian and other works, and provided a most entertaining evening. It was followed at the next meeting by a " New Judgment " on Mendelssohn by J. M. Hughes, a very impartial talk and thoroughly unconventional conclusions were reached about the music of this much neglected composer. Mr. Atkins spoke at length on Schubert on October 21st, and during this splendid talk, enthralled his hearers by very moving renderings of some of the Winterreise song cycle. The last talk up to the time of writing was on November 4th when B. A. Geeson spoke about the symphonies of Gustav Mahler as an introduction to the forthcoming broadcasts of these works.
In addition to these, we have had three gramophone concerts. J. M. Hughes gave us the terminal concert of Mozart arias and concertos, MacDougall the B flat trio of Schubert and Haydn's Sunrise quartet, and A. B. Smith a programme of varied orchestral music.
Two lunch-hour concerts have also been arranged by the club. At the first of these on October 16th Mr. Moore gave a spirited performance of Handel's A major Violin Sonata, and Mr. Atkins a brilliant rendering of a little known Fantasia in F minor by Chopin. At the next concert on November 6th, D. G. Armytage played two delightful flute sonatas by Godfrey Finger-an early English writer-and Handel, and I. M. Flowers played piano solos by Frederick Nicholls, Haydn and Beethoven.
B. A. G.
THE season has started with a small but very keen group of members. A tournament is in progress to determine an order of strength, so as to form a team which, we hope, will be able to meet some other local schools for matches. -New members are still needed.
A LECTURE ON KODACHROME
THE Club has been inactive on the film-production side so far this term owing to the scarcity of double-eight film stock. As soon as this becomes obtainable once more we shall commence production on a film, the main subject of which will be " Sheffield."
Some keen young members have joined this term without the stimulus of the garish posters of the Still Group poster artist, and have turned up at the two lectures we have had up to the time of writing. I might say that new members are always welcome (if only for their entrance fee-the Club is very hard up!)
By way of a change, some shows of professional 8mm. shorts have been given and have received quite enthusiastic audiences. Also Mr. Cameron has given us a C.O.I. show. I will end by thanking Mr. Short very warmly indeed for his exceedingly generous contribution, and also by saying how sorry we are to lose Kendrick who has done so much for the Club since its inauguration.
C'est la plume de la tante.
Qu'on a mise sur la table.
Jusqu'a page cent quarante
C'est la plume de la tante
Seul theme qu'on prēsente,
Et a tout bout de fable
C'est la plume de la tante
Mais qu'elle soit au diable
C'est la plume de la tante,
Pas celle du neveu
N'en ayez pas crainte,
C'est la plume de la tante!
Toute lecon la chante,
Et en fait cet aveu
“C'est la plume de la tante;”
Qu'on la mette sur le feu!
C'est la. plume de la tante.
Pas celle de la mere;
Cette plume qui nous haute—
C'est la plume de la tante
Pas un oiseau qui chante
N’a de plume ā tant faire.
C'est la plume de la tante.
—Qu'il est temps de s'en taire!
THIS term has seen several changes in the Troop. First we lost both our Scouters. B. Winchurch is now at Sheffield University and T. N. Pearson is serving his "stretch " in the Army before going up to Cambridge. The Troop is now being run by J. E. Parkin and D. H. Schofield in a joint capacity. D. M. B. Andrews formed the Senior Section of "A " Troop out of last term's Patrol Leaders. We hope the section will grow bigger in the near future. This year we held our Summer Camp on the shores of Lake Windermere, and it rained only once during the fortnight; the only trouble was that after the first week we ran short of water, and in the Lake District at that! We have had quite a good term and several First Classes are in the offing. The Water Polo 2nd League on a Friday night has disturbed us a little, but we have overcome the difficulty by meeting on a Monday evening. We look forward to a good Christmas Party on the 22nd December. Lastly we would like to thank Mr. Gaskin for coming back and helping us at the beginning of this term, and also all those who helped to make the meetings a success.
THE SCHOOL TROOP - JULY, 1947
THE term has been a bountiful one for the I.D.G. and three features have been outstanding: the gratifying increase in membership, which surpassed all hopes, the abundance of external experts on the countries or problems discussed, and the introduction of gastronomical security by a rationing system of tea.
The term was opened by Mr. BRAMHALL with a talk drawn from sound first-hand knowledge on Spain. Those of us who went to this talk (may I say?) somewhat proudly, with the prejudiced view held by the majority of people in England, indeed in the world today, that Franco-Spain is rotten to the core, came away both humbled and wiser. Mr. Bramhall presented Franco's case in the light of a clear and, to the group, unanswerable logic; he pointed out, that the anti-Franconian attitude, adopted by France and Britain, has done Franco good, by uniting Spain behind him, and the world harm, by making Spain retain her exportable food surplus. He concluded by saying that Spain in general was satisfied, and that a drastic change in the near future was unlikely.
The following week we received a very welcome visitor in the person of Mr. T. PARFITT, an old boy of the school, who gave us a talk on Siam, again drawn from first-hand knowledge and experience. In the political field the keynote was " bribery and corruption," and the government at present devolved upon the extremely powerful and clever Prime Minister. The latter held communistic views, and the general feeling in the country was one of friendship towards Russia and coldness towards America. A rather surprising and interesting fact was that 5 per cent. of Siam's population is Siamese, the other 95 per cent. being in the main Chinese and Mongols.
The first internal talk this term was given by F. KELLY on the subject of Yugoslavia. Kelly drew attention to the range of mountains which cuts the country in half, with the Serbs in the South and the Slovenes and Croats in the North, and dealt with the history of the Serbian-Croatian problem, which is as unsolved today, as ever before. He could not see any possibility of a coalition, and thought that a partition was perhaps the best solution. Of Communism, he said that it was not so much the political feeling of the people of Yugoslavia as that of their dictator Tito-the puppet of Russia.
Russia, that chestnut which so often proves a hot one, was our next subject, and was tackled for us by an " outsider," Mr. SCHIFF. Again many prejudices and misconceptions were cleared away by the calm clear-sightedness of the lecturer speaking from personal experience, but in the international field his picture of Russia, radiant in her ultimate innocence, was not altogether convincing. Russians, he said, were remarkably like ourselves, the difference being, that in England life follows a set pattern, whereas in Russia it is ever changing and never certain. He drew attention to the absence of any discrimination of race or creed in Russia, and the enlightened attitude towards civil, if not political, crimes. In conclusion he stressed the fact that Russia neither wanted war nor would possess for many years resources of adequate strength to bear the strain of war.
A rather different outlook on Russia was that adopted by Mr. E. C. CUMMING (not to be confused with our President, though likewise an eminent historian) in his talk on Germany. Mr. Cumming had spent two years there following the surrender, in an administrative position in the Army, and was able to give us first-hand information on conditions and problems. He revealed how official " red tape and waffle " and Russian deportation of machinery and skilled workers are hampering German reconstruction, and he regarded food as the most urgent and serious problem at the moment. Germany's future would depend on the solution of this problem. In conclusion he thought that a collapse of all but the Russian zones was imminent, and that if this occurred, Communism would spread through Germany, and " freedom might survive on this little island for another five years."
The subject of Yugoslavia was dealt with once more, this time by Miss BANKS and Mr. HOWELL, students of Sheffield University, who had spent the summer vacation working on the Yugoslav Youth Railway. They revealed in a talk, interlaced with many amusing anecdotes, the situation in Yugoslavia today from the point of view of the man in the street: the lack of industry and the backward agriculture, the blind faith in the Five Year Plan, the barrier between the peasant and student class, the great desire to work for reconstruction, the enthusiasm for foreign affairs, and the enmity towards America. In Yugoslavia today it is literally work or starve.
The talk given by Mr. MAVROCORDATOS on his motherland Greece, was at once delightfully informal in presentation and deep in insight. He said that, whilst the right-wing government remained, the guerrilla situation could never be solved, and, indeed, would become more aggravated. He revealed that the monarchy and the present king were not popular in Greece, and were only tolerated as a guarantee against Communism. His charming intimacy, his astounding command of our language (with one amusing exception: " a woman with cries in her eyes ") and his wealth of material caused us with one accord to break a long-established precedent and burst into loud applause when his most enjoyable talk was over.
Mrs. SCOTT, on her return from a three-month tour of the United States, gave us an interesting account of conditions and feelings there today. Above all she stressed the Americans' sincere wish to help us through our economic crisis, and the importance of our exports of which perhaps our leather and textile goods were in greatest demand.
The involved question of Japan was the subject courageously tackled by J. PETERKEN in a very learned and provocative lecture. He suggested that the Emperor need not be an evil force and could be advantageously used in the rebuilding of Japan for surprisingly the Emperor had not lost face on Japan's defeat. The discussion which followed this talk was perhaps the longest we have heard this term.
The last talk, before the magazine went to press, was given by Mr. A. P. GRAHAM on America with special reference to the negro or "coloured " problem, to give it its proper name, and to the international situation. On the former problem he said that 10 per cent. of the American population was coloured, and that the problem was a Southern one. The Americans themselves had no solution to the problem. On the international question he underlined America's desire to help Britain and the importance of our export of quality goods, in particular textiles, china and steel.
In conclusion may we express our gratitude to the untiring efforts of our President Mr. Cumming in securing for us a continuous supply of experts, and to the experts themselves for the excellent talks they gave us.
21st 'November, 1947.
DEAR MR. EDITOR,
Believing we had established a precedent during Trinity Term by appointing the youngest member of the Seventh Club to the honourable duty of writing the Oxford letter, we were somewhat disappointed, if not sorry, that the younger generation felt unequal to the task during the present term. We are aware that their studies are well nigh unendurable and that certain of them will not be seen by any human eye until it is time for them to queue for single tickets to their native city; vet we feel more than sorry that important ideas, cloistered within the walls of Oxford colleges, and especially Johns, are to remain imprisoned except for some brief emergence at O.I.C.C.U.-the inter-collegiate cycling union, or something.
However, this letter has never been one of carping criticism and this term's will be no exception. It will suffice if a few friendly comments are passed on the more eccentricthe Greeks had a wordof our colleagues and the more remarkable points of their behaviour.
First we dare not presume to forget that property of Mr. G. N. G. Smith, our old friend the 'cello, a relic of the school orchestra at the height of its glory, and now needing a well-earned rest, if not retirement. Instead, its tortured strains are heard almost every Sunday morning creating a hideous whirlpool of sound in the High. If only our Oriel philosophers could read music, the world, and Oxford, would be a better place to live in.
Whilst dealing with philosophers, politicians and economists in general, it is surely our privilege to remark that B.N.C. hall tables must contain an immense amount of useful information. After a visit from a certain eager economist, a married friend of ours noticed pencilled remarks of an extremely interesting, though often unmentionable nature, indelibly inscribed on his one and only table-cloth.
But enough of these tales out of college. Oxford is still a pleasant city and everywhere we hear of the prowess of K.E.S. Peter Wheatley is still scoring goals, aided and abetted by others of the Queen's contingent: Trevor Parfitt is always to be found in Cornmarket, eating Marks and Spencer's sandwiches and going to his proverbial piano practice; Rhodes is ever-willing to curse Scotsmen and Yanks at Balliol, and both Langridge and Clements are often to be seen in the High-the one searching for the philosopher's stone, under which he might hibernate, the other trying hard to distinguish between Schools and Eastgate.
We can say little about scientists-we ourselves are firm believers in the arts and government grants. All we know of our more atomic high-lights is that the whole of the Oxford building programme seems to be monopolised by them, and more laboratories spring up almost (but not quite) overnight.
Such is life without a wife-we can already hear a remarkably intelligent youth completing the phrase. But we assure you it is very pleasant to live far from the city hubbub; the behaviour of our more unfortunate colleagues can be placed against its true background, and if we could open the door without admitting one of them, their presence could be forgotten. Yet could we forget them or would we want to? Their differing ages provide a happy link between School and Second Year Oxford-normally a smallish gap, at the present time a meaningless yet eventful age to some.
We hope the more fortunate of you will join us at Oxford-our own errors, attitude and above all, our imperfect interpretations of Oxford life may then be judged aright. To all our former masters we bid a respectful and long overdue greeting; to those of them who have recently retired, we remember you; to all our friends at school, our best wishes for the future.
We remain, Sir,
K.E.S. apud Oxon.
THIS term a system has been introduced of opening the Library to particular forms on certain days; its object is to encourage the juniors in particular to regard it as their preserve on at least one day of the week. Latterly Second and Third Forms have used the Library extensively as a reading room and a fair number of books have been in circulation, but there must be very many juniors still (and most of the Fifth Form) who do not avail themselves of the facilities. At present the books generally available in the main Library are restricted to Fiction, Politics and Economics, Religion, Travel, Natural History and Drama, while the rest of the stock is being sorted and rearranged, but within these categories there is a wide choice and one would like to see in some boys less conservatism in the selection of books and a more venturesome tendency to experiment, if the book or author which they are seeking is not immediately available.
The Library has been enriched by a most generous bequest from Mr. H. J. S. Wilson including: Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire; Justin McCarthy's History of Our Own Times; John Morley's Life of Richard Cobden; J. M. Keynes' The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919); and R. E. Leader's History of the Company of Cutlers of Hallamshire in two volumes (I906). This last is a real treasure which the School is fortunate to possess.
Numerous purchases have been made and orders placed to fill gaps in the main and separate Sixth Form subject libraries. A new Economics Section has been formed, very largely as yet of books demanding some knowledge of the Science. It is housed in room 25 and anyone interested should consult J. S. Bethell of Economics Transitus. It is hoped to dispose on the shelves those books from the Junior School Library which are suitable, but which after being carefully sorted last term arrived in a promiscuous heap during the summer holidays.
Thanks are due to Mr. Blackshaw who has helped in the laborious task of re-cataloguing, and to J. D. Bower, B. Buckroyd, G. C. Garlick, J. G. Jervis, D. G. Johnson, G. S. Palmer, B. F. Taylor and H. R. Windle who have given freely of their time in issuing books.
Some reviews of recent acquisitions are appended.
Mr. Rowse's chief aim in this book is to stimulate in the uninitiated reader a genuine interest in history, and so encourage him to delve farther into the literature offered by the " Teach Yourself History" series. He will undoubtedly succeed: for he is so obviously engrossed in the subject himself that he cannot fail to transmit his enthusiasm to others. The theme is very subtly treated, enabling the reader to be transported from one stage of a logical argument to the next, in a sweep of facile continuity. First of all he dispels any fear of history being a decadent subject, by a masterly justification ranging from the functional uses of history as a means of getting a job, to the necessity of an historical background in the execution of state policies, and in the everyday moulding and amelioration of civilisation. Having now convinced the reader of the utilitarian purposes of history, the author continues by stating the pleasures which may be derived from its study, and I found his illustrations to be most apposite to contemporary life. For in these days of inflated values, it is certainly a great boon to be able to derive the utmost enjoyment from such simple things as going for a country walk, or visiting a place of worship. Even a dreary town may become less monotonous if one can attach some historical values to it. A of only does the author expound this theory, but he is one of its greatest exponents. A man of very humble birth, he was imbued with a passion to learn about the history of his native Cornwall, a passion which made history worth striving for, until eventually he could piece his own information into one great historical unity, upon which he is now such an eminent authority.
In the remaining chapters the emphasis is laid upon history as an essential background to the cultivated mind; for having justified history as a sciencea social science, the author asserts that not only does history improve ones critical faculties and power of concentrated thought, but it also enables one to treat important problems from a long-term perspective. It teaches one to view an argument from an unbiased point of view, and to seek truth by means of objective comparison. To ensure the fulfilment of this advice, Mr. Rowse believes that history must occupy an important place in the school curriculum, a policy which he considers to be both feasible and remunerative because of the palatability of the subject when administered in doses of biographical and local interest.
I recommend this book not only because it stimulates a passion for history, but because it provides for the potential historical reader a complete and authoritative bibliography for every aspect of history, social, political, or constitutional.
A convincing collective biography, in its parallel treatment of the early lives of Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey, this book takes into account the historical background and prejudices of the time; the French Revolution and Pitt, contemporary philosophic and religious ideas deeply stirred the poets' impressionable minds.
The three lives are intimately connected: chapters on their youths are followed by the Southey-Coleridge plan for a " pantisocratic " American colony, their separation, Wordsworth's long friendship with Coleridge, their influence on each other and their travels abroad, the " pantisocrats " reunion, their final settling down.
The three have distinctive personalities: Wordsworth is egotistic, introspective, selfish; Southey uncompromising, possibly spiteful; Coleridge always ready to make sacrifices and help others, imaginative with a magnetic power of conversation, the most likeable of the three literary geniuses.
One problem remains to the reader: Coleridge's writing was greatly impeded by lack of money necessitating wasteful " moneywritings," by an unhappy marriage which Southey pushed him into, by bad health due to following Wordsworth back to the Lake District and by drug addiction. Could Coleridge have produced great philosophical works and completed all the projects he began-if he had been allowed suitable environment?
The book is essentially the same as the original which was first published in 1933, but there are some important improvements in data which have enhanced its value from the economics point of view. Though the title suggests that the volume is going to confine itself very largely to this particular aspect of Asia s' problems it is not so. Indeed Dudley Stamp approaches the problem of Asia with a short description of its geological structure. The continent is divided into three economic areas and no notice is taken of international boundaries. This policy has the advantage of allowing the student to view the whole framework of Asiatic trade at one glance. The entire work is excellently illustrated with clear sketch maps but the most commendable point of this book in the student's opinion is the thorough index which enables him to discover easily information concerning the remotest areas.
Among recent additions to the geography section of the library have been a few American works with their refreshingly novel point of view and attractive illustrations. This particular book has earned a great reputation over the past twenty years and in its latest edition has been largely rewritten to allow for the rapid changes in the American scene. Its author is a man with a mission, much concerned with the wasteful exploitation of his native land and anxious to warn its people before it is too late. His illustrations of the results of soil erosion and forest fires are particularly effective. But he is also a fine geographer and his book provides a detailed and absorbing picture of the North American continent. So much statistical information is made available in the form of footnotes and picture titles that the reader feels he is studying the subject at first hand with the help of a friendly and experienced guide, and he is all the better company for a marked sense of humour rare in such a book.
Primarily this book is meant to have a broadening effect on the minds scientific, but it should also be of interest to those with little or no knowledge of science. The main points dealt with are the general progress of civilisation, and the effect that the development of the scientific method has upon this progress; and also the progress of the individual sciences, physics, chemistry and biology. Although not all may agree with his fundamental idea of progress, or with the cyclical theory of history restated in its pages, Dr. Mees has put forward the right material in a logical order, and if regarded as a scientific treatise--illustrated as it is with a wealth of example-it is indeed excellent. As an essay, however, it is curiously disjointed and unbalanced in its construction. The book may be recommended to all those engaged in the study of the natural sciences, as giving a general background and historical perspective to their work. Readers would be ill-advised, however, to copy its style.
THE following Old Edwardians, Parents and friends of the School have sent contributions to the War Memorial Fund. The list is given in the order in which the donations were received:
G. N. G. Smith, J. H. Atkins, R. Smith, E. Hallas, E. Walker. W. Waterhouse, G. C. Sharp, H. Braithwaite, A. A. Carlin, J. G. Jackson, B. Buckroyd, M. E. Douthwaite, G. Percival, A. Holroyd. T. H. C. Taylor, G. L. Rothnie, G. E. Sartin, R. Gregory, E. Tomlinson, P. J. Kirkman, E. G. Franklin, E. L. Henderson, E. G. Stokes, M. J. Sewell, A. Riches, T. W. Sussams, G. Kaye, F. W. Hicks, B. W. Nixon, C. Wells, E. A. Wenninger, R. C. Heugh, A. Allen, M. L. Milsom, H. A. Wilson, E. Wilson, R. R. Piggott, L. Watson, H. Appleby, J. Porter, E. H. Parkin, E. Peaker, E. C. Titchmarsh, W. R. Herring, H. Lamb, J. S. Milne, H. Long, A. Bailey, R. Burwell, R. R. Crowder, R. Oldfield, H. Melling, H. R. Vickers, C. M. Cooper, H. Keeble Hawson, O. S. Holmes, A. C. Cantrell, P. H. Marcroft, I. R. Alexander, J. A. Stevens, E. F. Watling, J. N. Wood, J. G. Hopkinson, E. O. Skinner, D. Craig, G. K. Stanfield, C. A. Murray, W. R. Olivant, B. Round, G. A. Woolhouse, F. L. Thomas, R. A. Neary, E. D. Peacock, J. W. M. Copley, F. S. Beale, A. Ward, J. E. Crowe, G. Turner, C. A. Pogson. F. Ambler, R. Lockwood, G. H. Tyler, M. Nott, W. N. Burrows. A. Ward, J. E. Fretwell, D. Swycher, L. K. Everitt, R. Y. Greenfield, J. C. Lamb, F. Pell, G. D. Jordan, A. Harland, F. Otter, P. Young, A. J. Collins, B. D. Laitner, L. B. Denman, J. Hall, A. Johansson, B. Swift, M. Kaye, A. E. Cook, W. G. Lee, J. M. Doncaster, ` . E. Palfreyman, A. Fisher, I. D. B. Corner, S. Newboult, W. Meurer, J. Hulley, K. H. Harker, P. L. Burkinshaw, H. Booth, E. Smith. M. A. Hutson, I. Hutson, D. W. Goodison, B. P. Hall, W. W. Matthews, F. W. Newton, G. S. F. Gill, A. W. Gaskin, J. H. & W. S. Longden, C. W. Widdowson, D. _Moore, Lt. Col. Sir H. K. Stephenson, F. A. Byrne, M. F. Aizlewood. G. Darley, G. A. Griffiths, R. W. Bray. V. J. Philbedge, H. M. Dale, A. Stanfield, E. H. Watson, A. Cartwright, W. Howard, E. B. Dobson, A. G. Dawtry, A. V. Beck. E. Gill, A. E. Frost, `ti . Bell, G. A. Mason, E. F. G. Parramore. G. W. M. Reid, L. Glatman, N. Siddall, R. G. Beard, E. M. Gregory. A. Scholey, P. G. Heppenstall, N. Binks, F. T. Fair, J. Cohen, A. V. Alexander, K. Jackson, Wilson Peck, Ltd., H. Bielby, P. Gilbert, J. Newton, H. A. Bradley, R. L. Cann, M. H. Taylor, H. Beecroft. A. G. Hardy, C. S. Wright, D. McNaught, R. G. Aubrey, G. G. Barnes, J. H. Shaw, P. B. Robinson, R. B. Atty, H. Marriott, H. W. Middleton, J. E. Middleton, A. C. Barnes, A. McBroom, Sheffield Council of Social Service, A. Sells, G. A. Jepson, A. King, O. Stringer, C. R. Crimp, R. Birdsell, J. B. Ogden, A. M. Ott, G. Kilner, L. A. Waterfall, E. M. Kelsey, W. F. Northend, L. P. Tingle, A. P. Hayhurst, G. Nornable, S. A. Brown, A. Wikeley, R. Jennings, W. G. Humphrey, J. C. McQuater, V. G. P. Brough, J. D. D. Watson. H. Watson, E. A. Jones, R. G. Parkin, W. Beech, J. Marcroft, H. A. L. Coward, C. T. Sandford, S. Hukin, T. Burkinshaw, H. H. Newton, G. C. Chapman, M. E. T. Fisher, P. J. Gunter, W. E. Frost, B. Beardshaw, F. T. Saville, E. J. Hornsby, S. G. Clixby, H. Munro, O. B. Mortimer, E. Helliwell, G. G. Powell, K. Herring. J. T. Burdekin, H. Jowitt, J. Davies, M. Epps, L. F. Milner, K. J. Proctor, G. A. Clements, N. C. Jones, R. W. Kelly, G. Mayhew. H. Redston, W. R. Webber, T. R. Charlesworth, E. Moore, J. R. Schofield, J. M. Ridyard, H. G. Storry, C. H. Tate, E. M. Knight, W. Scowcroft, S. V. Carter, N. Lee, A. C. Black, A. P. Graham, E. L. Vernon, Dr. C. J. Magrath, H. Guite, R. O. F. Phillips, A. E. Longley. E. M. Fulford, I. Hazel, R. W. Atty, H. D. Y. Perrett, J. A. Wainwright, W. Parnham, D. F. Wheatley, G. W. Rippon, S. B. Smith, J. C. Turner, G. A. Richmond, C. A. Revitt, H. C. Barnes, D. G. Wilson, A. C. F. Brown, H. E. «` . Turner, R. S. Wilkinson, S. E. & D. M. Kay, D. J. Crapper, J. A. Crapper, H. Robinson, C. Sumner, H. G. Smith, J. H. Shaddock, E. Dyke, R. Inman, G. West, H. C. Husband, J. C. Revill, E. J. Garnett, E. G. Turner, A. Ross, A. C. Vernon, G. J. Wright, D. Knight, M. V. Saville, W. Batty, H. Mottershaw, C. G. Wells, E. G. Crookes, J. L. Mease, V. Bland, A. F. Wilkinson, C. W. Broughton, P. Brownhill, W". Strand, L. Belton, J. C. Fletcher, G. D. Maclaurin, S. Pearson, S. Whatlin, J . A. White, J. Shakespeare, W. E. Rollin, H. Parfitt, T. Parfitt, D. Landin, N. Watson, E. M. Turner, A. Middleton, E. A. Reeve, A. Elliott, N. W. Brook, L. Groves, J. H. Snowdon, S. H. May, A. D. Belcher, G. Hulley, W. A. Browne, H. Short, A. Rayner, D. R. Toothill, A. Allison, E. Brennan, K. Graham, H. Machin, S. E. Furey, S. E. Sifton, H. A. Ward, E. G. Dickens, B. Thorpe, W". E. Wigley, A. Green, E. 0. Stefanuti, F. H. Smith, V. L. Hitchcock, K. W". Thornton, G. Milner, P. W. Bower, W. Adamson, R. Jinkinson, S. Woolass, E. Paget, H. E. Gomm, J. G. Brownhill, D. C. Waddy, A. E. Dunstan, J. F. Gee, J. M'. Manners, C. B. Geach, A. Thompson, S. Mellor, H. Marsh, A. Gibson, H. Leeming, F. Elliott, M. G. Armytage, C. F. G. Armytage, E. G. Armytage, L. R. Kay, H. Greaves, M. H. Parkin, J. S. Hastings, H. Geeson, W. H. Fletcher, B. Wilson, F. L. Marrian, W. E. Mather, F. Hobson, A. W. Proctor, F. J. Pattinson, L. S. Pickard, W. H. Smailes, A. Wells, R. Streeter, L. Hobson, G. B. Stones, A. Glover, J. R. Kelsey, E. H. C. Hickox, P. H. Hopper, E. C. Vincent, J. K. Olivant, C. E. Shooter, P. B. Bennett, W. C. Garrison, E. 0. Morton, F. H. Taylor, T. H. Twidale, M. S. Thompson, F. L. Eastwood. S. T. Rayner, H. Lloyd, B. Campailla, F. E. L. Stebbing, R. W. Wales, W. J. Lee, L. W. Peterken, G. Jackson, A. L. Morte, W. H. Thorpe, L. Finlayson, A. R. Alderman, E. N. Adsetts, J. Williamson, C. M. Burr, F. G. Allan, J. R. Crookes, J. H. Williams, C. F. Rowbotham, A. G. Vickers, j. M. Vickers, A. E. Dunro, J. S. Willis, E. A. Smith, G. A. Hudson, I. M. Glenn, C. Widdowson, F. Henshaw, R. L. Rangecroft, E. G. Stauber, A. S. Mather, J. W. Dunn, A. B. MacDougall, A. K. Fletcher, K. M. Kenny, J. D. Potts, G. J. Cumming, L. Foers, L. N. Wild, C. Helliwell, R. N. Towers, J. M. Tranfield, J. J. Booth, S. Webster, B. Lewis, E. E. Hichens, F. Fenton, S. T. Redfern, E. M. I ates, S. J. Granville, T. P. Waterfall, K. G. Holmes, A. E. Wright, S. Cooper, B. Buckroyd, A. E. Hill, R. H. Deakin, J. J. Fairbairn, W. Boswell, H. G. Lee tiff, C. Smith, E. K. Gunn, G. Lloyd, A. Holden, E. A. Dales, R. Beale, M. Buckatzsch, G. Baigent, F. Harrison, C. P. Gillman, H. G. Chapman, F. L. Preston, Mrs. Sutcliffe, Mrs. Ash, Mrs. Earnshaw, Mrs. Firth, Mrs. Sanderson, Mrs. Wilson, C. W. Windle, H. Andrews, B. Peacock, W". D. Sheers, E. T. Williams, M. P. Gatling, R. L. Gurner, A. Maddocks, C. Law, F. Scholey, A. Gabbitas, E. K. Ryan, F. J. Horner, T. K. Jones, D. M. Jones, G. T. Adams, A. G. Smeeton, V. Lumb, D. B. heard, S. C. Robinson, J. H. Simon, M. Moore, P. L. Bishop, N. G. Sargent, J. McInnes. Mrs. Tilsley, L. Furzey, M. E. Hopper, R. A. Satton, P. G. Hudson, J. M. Coldwell, A. E. & P. R. Perry, G. H. Parsons, P. H. Bishop, N. A. Turvey, D. Keeton, J. Edwards, W. E. Whiteley, R. Halkett, M. B. Thorneloe, G. L. Camm, J. E. Gledhill, R. G. Cousens, P. Dearden, A. Doyle, E. A. Bloom, R. W. Parker, E. Gandy, J. G. Denman, R. G. D. Welch, A. Fertwell, D. 0. Swift, R. M. Beattie, A. R. Powell, J. D. Bird, S. Bain, D. C. Tranfield, W. C. Wigg, R. Dronfield, Mr. & Mrs. E. Beeley, R. Beeley, C. Meldrum, R. Warrender, H. V., R. G. & J. S. Hemingway, W". D. Mather, R. A. Mott, W. Rudkin, R. Law, Mr. & Mrs. P. Keighley, J. D. Armstrong, Mrs. N. Howell, Mrs. W. A. Cooper, E. E. B. Gregory, Mrs. E. M. Arnold, H. E. Jacobs, T. H. & I. F. Trotter, D. E. B. Bradbury, E. B. Bradbury, S. A. Vaughan, J. McWhinnie, G. S. Sinclair, S. Bingham, T. W. Davis, K. A. Stuart, W. E. Glossop, J. M. Woolman, T. A. Cantrell, Mrs. M. Jervis, Dr. 0. H. Billington, H. Jowitt, H. Else, E. H. Parkin, H. F. Higgins. M. Kavanagh, P. Marchinton, W. D. Walker, A. Byrne, W. G. D. Colebrook, R. S. La.nt, Mrs. E. McCandlēss, Mrs. M. Wills, R. G. Mason, Mr. & Mrs. E. Miller, J. Reynolds, J. D. Craig, G. M. Oliver, D. E. Owen, L. D. Brookes, C. Ashton, R. M. Ellis, H. Gyte, H. F. Marshall, P. Dodworth. J. Dronfield, 0. H. Goodwin, A. Copeland, G. Chatterton, R. J. Clarke, H. E. Dilly, A. Wragg, A. R. Reaney, R. Russell, S. Welch, A. A. White, E. V. Edwards, H. Cotton, R. Gaunt, W. Gaunt, A. Parish, J. L. Marshall, J. F. Colquhoun, W. Winchurch, J. W. Maddock, J. P. Cockersole, C. P. Hoole, R. G. Hiller, J. Hawley, J. D. M. Hides, Mr. &:Mrs. J. Duckworth, N. D. Brookes, W. H. May, H. E. Clarke, R. Mills, H. W. G. Price, G. F. Burgan, Mrs. D. Wright, F. Hilton, W. S. Furniss, W. V. Wade, Rev. J. T. Hoskins, G. H. Sedgwick, D. & K. Coldwell, Mrs. C. Robinson, W. H. Beynon, T. F. Canham, A. Rollin, C. Preston, J. W. Sarjant, Mr. & Mrs. M. Stauber, J. A. Coddington, F. E. Palentine, F. Shaw, Mrs. A. Wesley, P. R. Parramore, J. S. Nicholas,:Mrs. Helstrip, Miss A. Jackson, E. Gill, Mrs. E. Noton, R. Cliffe, J. H. Wilkinson, T. H. Heywood, R. E. W illiams, M. Hancock, G. M. Tingle, L. Lewis, P. H. Wasnidge, E. Morton, J. Waterhouse, Capt. G. Arnold, R. Arnold, R. H. Hook, A. V. Parry, C. Samuels, A. Fraser Flint, A. Shapero, Mrs. Darwin, Mrs. S. Cole, W. R. Webb, F. H. Singleton, H. A. Fells, J. A. Widdison, H. Barnes, A. Jukes, J. C. Smith, R. H. Harrison, S. J. Harrison, S. H. Skerritt, D. Hoyland, W. E. Kinsey, J. G. Frith, W. E. Bird, H. Gillatt, F. Kelly, D. Eagers, A. E. Ashmore, H. A. Shardlow, N. C. J. Bennett, W. Downend, C. Tebbet, C. W. Truman, W. France, W. S. Harvey, W. Smith. E. Thompson, J. R. Bottomley, J. Coxon, R. Smith, G. H. Jessop, N. Jefferson, A. Kitson, R. G. Parkin, P. G. Wells; J. A. Marriott, C. T. Sparkes, A. J. E. Longden, W. Dobbs, Miss Silk, R. G. M. Ledingham, G. Bedford, R. H. Nicholson, E. Hanson, Mrs. G. V. Parkinson, C. W. Hoyland, F. L. Thomas, I. G. Philip, J. A. Howell, L. Buchan, E. Sadler, T. Walker, C. Cantrell, C. Ogley, T. H. Vickers, E. Bailey, F. L. Chadwick, S. B. Rippon, Mrs. E. M. Penman, J. 0. Spencer, W. A. Tilbrook, A. Gosforth, R. C. Naylor, D. K. Darby, Mrs. Adams, S. Hunt, P. Heugh, Mrs. M. Padley, J. Richmond, H. Keeton, H. A. Holden, E. Bain, J. L. Maddison, R. Roberts, R. W". Hydes, G. L. Hermitte, D. G. Furzey, W. Valantine, R. R. Nalliah, W. Race, J. Burgan, H. E. Willis, A. E. Quartermain, D. Finklestone-Sayliss, H. H. Bailey, W". Gyte, J. A. Taylor. Mrs. Goodman, E. L. Oates, J. D. Barnes, E. M. Guenault, J. Wolstenholme.
AN account was given in last term's magazine of the early matches played by the Junior School 1st XI; this is now to be continued to include their later games so that a record may be kept; both because this was the last XI to represent the Junior School, and also because it was undoubtedly the most successful ever to have done so.
After the first three successes up to Junior Day, the XI went on July 8th to the Hallamshire C.C. ground to play Westbourne School. Heavy rain had made the pitch very slow, and our bowlers did well to dismiss Westbourne for 65 runs. The batting was disappointing, and, with our last pair in, and the score at 31, we were saved from defeat by a heavy thunderstorm. In the next match against Hill House at Doncaster, the XI really began to show its mettle. The fielding was a magnificent display, and with the bowlers in good form, especially Smith, who had 5 for 28, Hill House were always in difficulties and were all out for 53. Our opening pair, Smith and Milne, gave us a good send-off, and Rowbotham and Hall were both in fine form. We knocked off the runs for the loss of 4 wickets.
At Hallamshire C.C. ground for the return match with Birkdale, the bowlers again found the pitch unhelpful, and the field was neither as well handled nor as keen as it had been; so that Birkdale were allowed to knock up 114, which they did by some fine forcing batsmanship. However we were not daunted by such a score, and Smith (13), Rowbotham (20) and Woolhouse (14) were mainly responsible for another drawn game, the Junior School being 6 wickets down for 68 at the close. On this occasion the batting was rather slow and there was too much back-play on such a true pitch.
The two remaining matches were against Barlborough Hall. Three fathers of members of the XI kindly ran us over to the first match, and with Smith and Rowbotham again in good batting form, we were all out for a useful 73. Mottershaw and Woolhouse also bowled well and, if there had been greater keeness in the field, we should probably have won. As it was Barlborough passed our total by 5 runs, 17 of their runs being extras.
In the return at Whiteley Woods, we again batted first and were all out for 63, Rowbotham, Wheen and Woolhouse making useful scores after the opening batsmen had, for once, failed. The wind was in the wrong direction for Mottershaw's outswinger, but he (3 for 22), Milne (3 for 6), and Smith (2 for 14) were good enough to get Barlborough out for 55 runs.
So ended a very successful season. Eight matches were played-a much heavier programme than usual; and of these, five were won, two drawn and only one lost. When one considers that in all the games, except those against Barlborough, they were playing against boys up to 13 years old, and that it was their first experience of really competitive cricket, it is all the more remarkable. In congratulating the whole team, we know that we shall be joined by the many parents, who were such keen supporters, in thanking them for the pleasure that their games afforded. And they may be proud to have brought to an end with so fine a flourish, the record of cricket in the Junior School.
JUNIOR SCHOOL Ist XI, 1947
H. Barnes, E. R. Wheen, R. C. Woolhouse, D. G. Milne, B. Daniels, P. R. Wassell,
R. D. Clarke, B. G. Hall, I. A. Mottershaw, B. Smith, M. R. Rowbotham.
v. Manchester G.S. 1st XI. At Manchester on July 5th.
Team: Tyler, Wreghitt, Lindley, Dickens, J., Lewis, Dawson, Keighley, Pearson, Bingham, Dickens, P., Mousley.
Manchester batted first on a hard wicket. Their side was full of competent batsmen and amassed the total of 147. The School fielding could be explained but not excused on the grounds of a chilling wind. Lindley bowled well to take 6 for 37 and on his performance was selected for the Schoolboys' trial match in York. Against a varied attack the School batting was at its worst, the last five wickets falling for one run. Only Keighley showed determination and steadiness and his innings was invaluable.
Result: Manchester, 147; K.E.S., 30.
v. Staff at Whiteley Woods on July 9th.
Team: Tyler, Wreghitt, Lindley, Dickens, J., Lewis, Dawson, Keighley, Pearson, Bingham, Dickens, P., Mousley.
The Staff were out of practice and, batting first, were dismissed for 33. Mr. Harper and Mr. Cumming defied the bowling for some time and Mr. Read hit up 10 not out. Dickens bowled well taking 7 for 16. The School declared at 79 for 5 thanks to Wreghitt (28), Lewis (15) and Lindley (15 not out), Mr. Hargreaves taking four of the wickets for 26 runs. The Staff batting again collapsed only Mr. Lee Uff, Mr. Harvey and Mr. Moore offering resistance. The match analyses of Dickens and Lindley were 11 for 21 and 7 for 22.
Result: Staff, 33 and 23. K.E.S., 79 for 5 dec.
v. Mount St. Mary's 1st XI at Eckington on July 12th.
Team: Tyler, Wreghitt, Lindley, Dickens, J., Lewis, Dawson, Keighley, Pearson, Bingham, Mousley, Parkin, A.
The wicket was showing signs of wear and afforded considerable help to the bowler. Lindley (6 for 17) and Dickens (3 for 13) bowled with steadiness and hostility to dismiss Mount St. Mary's for 40. When the School batted, Dawson opened well but four quick wickets fell and prospects of a win were uncertain. However, Lindley, Pearson and Parkin clenched the 4 wicket victory.
Result: M.S.M., 40. K.E.S. 41 for 6.
v. Brincliffe Training College at Whiteley Woods on July 19th.
Team: Tyler, Wreghitt, Lindley, Dickens, J., Lewis, Dawson, Keighley, Bingham, Dickens, P., Mousley, Parkin, A.
The School played well to put Brincliffe back in the pavilion for 64 runs. Lindley and Dickens, J. bowled as well as they always do and Keighley earned two wickets with his spinners. The fielding was good, Tyler taking three catches in the slips and Dawson dismissing two batsmen. The School won by seven wickets but the margin was not so large as it appears on paper. Three quick wickets were lost and only a fine stand by Wreghitt (31 not out) and Tyler (27 not out) won the game.
Result: Brincliffe Training College, 64. K.E.S., 68 for 3.
v. Hallam at Hallam on July 24th.
Team: Tyler, Wreghitt, Dickens, J., Lewis, Dawson, Keighley, Bingham, Dickens, P., Mousley, Parkin, A., Armytage.
The School's last match of the season was played against a strong Hallam side. The attack was weakened by the absence of Lindley, but Dickens, J., took 4 for 40 against the Hallam total of 109 for 7 dec. The School were left little time to make these runs and as the light was becoming bad, they concentrated on playing out time. Wreghitt continued his return to form with a fine innings of 38, Dawson scored 12 and Keighley played some attractive forcing shots in a promising innings of 26.
Result: Hallam, 109 for 7 dec. K.E.S., 88 for 6.
|Tyler, D. N.||16||3||194||50*||14.93|
|Wreghitt, P. H.||17||2||212||41||14.15|
|Lewis, J. F.||18||3||202||54||13.47|
|Dawson, C. B||14||1||160||23*||12.31|
|Pearson, T. N||10||4||56||21*||9.33|
|Keighley, D. W||15||0||130||26||8.67|
|Bingham, J. S.||9||4||42||11*||8.40|
|Dickens, P. G.||8||4||22||7*||5.50|
|Mousley, A. A.||3||0||11||6||3.7|
|Parker, R. D.||3||1||6||5||3.0|
|Dickens, J. E.||5||1||10||4*||2.5|
|Parkin, A. J.||6||1||10||5*||2.0|
|Dickens, J. E.||260||78||518||68||7.60|
|Keighley, D. W.||43||9||135||10||13.50|
|Wreghitt, P. H.||85||15||251||16||15.69|
|Pearson, N. T.||1||0||6||1||6.0|
|Armytage, D. G.||6||2||18||2||9.0|
|Dickens, P. G.||7||2||15||1||15.0|
Dawson 17 (stumped 3), Tyler 11, Keighley 7, Lewis 6, Wreghitt 6, Mousley 5, Bingham 3, Dickens, P. and Pearson, 2 each, Dickens, J., Lindley, Parkin, A. J. and Peterken, 1 each.
Played 18, Won 8, Lost 4, Drawn 6.
July 12th v. Doncaster G.S. (Under 15). Won by 5 wickets. Doncaster 65. K.E.S. 66 for 5 wickets.
Summary: Played 6, Lost 4, Won 2.
The season opened promisingly enough, but illness and an unusually large number of injuries resulted in a different team being fielded each game. This has produced a lack of cohesion, and we have been a number of individuals rather than a team. The extent of the difficulties may be judged from the following; only Burkinshaw and Hiller have played in every match, 20 boys have played for the 1st XI, and four or five reserves have been included in most games.
The first game was against the Headmaster's XI and was a well fought game. In the first half, the School held their own against a heavier side, and in the second half, lasted better, to win fairly easily.
Against Rotherham the School had more of the play territorially, but failed to take their chances, though it must be stated that the opposing goalkeeper played brilliantly. The result was a draw, neither side scoring.
Ackworth presented little difficulty and this match was won by 3 goals to nil.
“Whiteley Woods, Bents Green,
Furnace Field and Ringinglow "—
Rain, hail, sleet or snow—
First to come and last to go.
The renewed fixture with Lincoln was anticipated with keenness, especially as till then neither team had been defeated. A good start was made and at half-time we held a lead of I goal to nil. However in the second half our defence made some bad blunders, and Lincoln scored 3 goals, one of them direct from a corner kick.
The beating of a University A team by 4 goals to 3 was all the more creditable because Mousley retired hurt before half-time and took no further part in the game.
The Sheffield Club gave us a hard game. They played with the wind behind them in the second half and the School were unable to hold them completely. Against such a strong team we did well to hold the score to 6-2.
No one who played at Repton will forget the journey. Bad organisation and late trains resulted in our arriving at Repton at 4.30 instead of 2.30. Though tired and hungry, we immediately went on to the field and played a hard game against a strong Repton A team. It was not until the final stages that Repton broke through our defence to score two more goals and so deservedly win by 3-1. When the final whistle went, the moon was already up, and we had to hurry to get back, very tired, but well content with the show we had put up.
The result of this adventure was further illnesses, and it was only through some hard work by Wreghitt and Burkinshaw- that we were able to get a team together during the half-term holiday to play Barnsley. With such a side we had no chance against a fast, clever team, and lost by 11-1. Strangely enough, Dawson in goal played a very good game.
Bootham were a little fortunate to beat us. A bad defensive error resulted in a goal against us. In spite of almost continuous pressure in the second half we failed to equalise. Woodhouse beat us easily, but though they were the better side they were given three gift goals, through bad mistakes by our defence.
Against Manchester, the team, still with its five reserves, gave one of its best displays. Manchester started off full of confidence and soon scored. But the School fought back to win 2-1, Wreghitt winning a goal from 25 yards- the best shot of the season.
The bad defensive errors already mentioned must be eradicated, if we are to win matches. Generally too the team must speed up; quickinto the tackle, quickness in moving into the open space, and quickness in making the pass must be practised.
|v.||Headmaster's XI (home)||Won||5- 3|
|v.||Rotherham G.S. (home)||Draw||0- 0|
|v.||Ackworth School (away)||Won||3- 0|
|v.||Lincoln School (away)||Lost||1- 3|
|v.||Sheffield Club||Lost||2- 6|
|v.||Repton A. (away)||Lost||1- 3|
|v.||Barnsley G. S. (away)||Lost||1-11|
|v.||University A. (home)||Won||4- 3|
|v.||Bootham School (home)||Lost||2- 3|
|v.||Woodhouse G. S. (away)||Lost||1-5|
|v.||Manchester G.S. (home)||Won||2- 1|
At the moment of writing the 2nd XI have maintained an unbeaten record. Their hardest match was probably that against a Staff team (supplemented by two boys), when several masters were persuaded to get their gear out of cupboards where it had lain unused for several years. In the first part of this match the staff were leading, thanks to two good goals by Carlisle, who consequently established his claim to a regular place in the 2nd XI. Both Staff and boys are hoping it may be possible to arrange a return match.
The team also expected to have a great tussle with Barnsley, but unfortunately they arrived one short and were decisively beaten, despite a gallant battle, particularly in the first half. The much smaller Bootham side played very well and overcame a 2-goal deficit, but our greater weight finally won the game.
The first game against Rotherham showed a weakness which the team has not yet overcome-not being able to convert a mid-field superiority into a sufficient number of goals. This has partly been due to the unsettled nature of the team. While the 2nd XI expects to be a nursery of the future 1st XI, it has been quite usual to have four or five of its best players taken away to play for the 1st XI during this term. Consequently the team has varied considerably, but the following twenty-three boys have played the stated number of times in the first seven games: Bailey (2), Bradshaw (2), Brown (I), Carlisle (3), Crowe (5), Cowan (I), Fenton (1), Flowers (I), Forsyth (5), Gill (4), Hallows (7), Illingworth (2), Kenny (4), Lewis (7), Mason (2), May (2), Needham (4), Parkin (5), Parnham (6), Peterken (4), Prideaux (1), Stanfield (1), Thornton (1). It will be noticed that only two players have played in every game.
Lewis has made a capable Captain and shown how determination and quick recovery can upset a threatening attack. He has been ably supported by Parnham in goal, who unfortunately sometimes mars brilliant saves by letting in a " sitter." With Illingworth playing for the Ist XI, Hallows has filled the centre-half position with credit. Needham has come on considerably since the first match and is a very promising wing-half. The forwards have been more unsettled than the defence, with Forsyth, Peterken and Carlisle sharing the centre-forward position and between them scoring most of the goals. If we could combine their individual merits we should have an ideal centre-forward.
|v.||Staff A. (home)||Won||5-3|
|v.||Training College (home)||Won||5-1|
The team has been moderately successful and enjoyed some good games, but will do better when the full-backs have learned to position themselves and to tackle more quickly.
The inside forwards are improving but are rather slow to settle down in the first few minutes of the game.
A. Thomas has acted as captain and has set a very good example to his team both on the field and in training sessions.
The team is to be complimented on its attendance at training classes.
|Sept. 27||v. Rotherham G. S. (away)||Lost 9-1|
|Oct. 4|| v. Southey Green S. (home)
(Combined U. 14 and U. 15)
|Oct. 11||v. Lincoln School (away)||Drawn 1-1|
|Oct. 25||v. Barnsley G. S. (home)||Lost 5-1|
|Nov. 1||A " Team v. S. Anselm's Bakewell (away)||Won 7-0|
|Nov. 15||v. Chesterfield G. S. (home)||Drawn:3-3|
Played, 6: Won, 2: Lost, 2: Drawn. 2: Goals For. 15: Against. 14.
The team has lost some of its best players to the 1st and 2nd XI's, and has been handicapped by illness. As a result the games played so far have ended in defeat. Nevertheless, two of the games were very close. The defence has played soundly, but the forwards have played too individually, and have not combined together. The inside forwards particularly must learn to run into position and use the open spaces.
|Sept.||27||v. Rotherham G.S. (home) ...||Lost||1-0|
|Oct.||25||v. Barnsley G. S. (away)||Lost||10-0|
|Nov.||15||v. Chesterfield G. S. (away) ...||Lost||5-2|
First of all, we would like to extend our best wishes to all new members of the House and hope they will have the best of luck. Football has occupied the stage this term, and so far all the XI's have (lone quite well, though not well enough to be at the top of any league. The 1st XI started off very well and had it not been for two lapses-one against Sherwood and the other against Chatsworth-- we should have been easily top. Shooting practice is essential for the 1st XI; "near misses " are useless on the football field. The 2nd XI has done well also; with a 15-1 win against Haddon amongst their successes, they have kept second in the league so far. The " Tigers " also started off very well with what looked like an unbeatable team. Unfortunately they petered out against Sherwood and Welbeck. The standard of play has been quite high, and we have had some enjoyable practices on the Close. But the teams must not get downhearted when they are losing or have a goal scored against them. In the first round of the Knock-out we excelled ourselves by beating Chatsworth 14-0, and we have hopes of putting this Cup in our cupboard. This term a 2nd league for Water Polo has been formed. Our team has been very enthusiastic although rather unsuccessful at the moment. We now eagerly look forward to the Cross Country and Sports next term. Congratulations to M. A. Robinson on being made a Prefect; to Wreghitt on being made Captain of Football for a second season; to Carlisle and Needham for having been chosen for the School 2nd XI, Thornton and Dickens for the Under 15 XI, and Jones for the Under 14 XI.
For Chatsworth this term has been one of "recovery of balance," for from one of the maturest and most firmly established houses in the School we had become, by the simultaneous loss of our Housemaster, House captain, and the majority of our senior members, an immature and rather unsteady body. However, Mr. Wrigley, who succeeded Mr. Nicholas as Housemaster, had already proved his eminent suitability for that difficult task by his work as House Tutor last term, and Mr. Twyford, who assumed the office of House Tutor, is proving the staunch supporter the House most clearly needs at this period of transition. To the former we extend our hearty congratulations, and to the latter a very warm welcome. As House Captain, Green succeeded Tyler, and Forsyth was entrusted with the arduous post of Captain of Football---a trust of which he has shown himself highly worthy. Replacing the senior members who left at the end of last term, came a batch of " new blood " from whom we expect great results in a number of years. For the moment, however, success evades us. Our 2nd and 3rd XI's bring up the rear of their respective leagues, while the 1st did well to be third equal with Lynwood and Welbeck. In the Knock-out the 14 goals scored against us by Arundel were somewhat alarming, and our Water Polo teams have hardly been outstanding. However, our teams are all young and their composition will probably remain the same for a number of seasons; then let us hope we shall reap our triumph. Next term's prospect is a brighter one, and we may well recover the Senior Cross Country cup from Arundel. We have three certain placings in Law, Gill and Kinsey, and should have a number more from those who were in last year's first twenty. So let's have some more sustained and serious training right away from the start of next term. We must congratulate Kinsey on his State Scholarship and Town Trust Scholarship, Hughes on his Hastings Scholarship, and Law on his appointment as School Captain of Athletics. Finally to those of the House who will be leaving at the end of this term let us wish all success for the future.
This term the House has not (lone very well in all the XI's, but the Knock-out XI has got through the first round and with a bit of luck will reach the Final. Crowe, Parkin, and Marriott amongst the senior boys have played consistently well, and of the younger ones Thomas, Booth, and Bennett, have shown particular promise. The 2nd XI Water Polo team has acquitted itself creditably and with more practice should do even better. The House extends its congratulations to Mr. Tappe on being appointed Housemaster in succession to Mr. Scutt and wishes him every success in his new duties. Illingworth and Burkinshaw are to be congratulated on being selected for the School 1st XI.
We have not been very successful this term in the Football League, the team finding itself at the bottom of the table with 2 points. The 2nd and 3rd XI's have not done much better, although they are a little higher in position. The Knock-out XI reached the second round and has hopes of appearing in the Final. We must congratulate the House Captain, Furniss, on his appointment as a Prefect and also on being awarded his 1st XI football colours. A. A. Mousley has been given the post of Swimming Captain and we wish him every success in this capacity. The House is very sorry to hear that D. W. Keighley is now in hospital; we hope that he will soon recover and be back at School next term. He has been missed in the Knock-out team, and also in the School 1st XI. The 2nd Water Polo team is showing promise and some of its members may help the 1st team next term.
During the first half of the term the House was in the capable hands of Dr. Hargeaves, the House Tutor, during the absence of Mr. Graham on his American tour. The 2nd Water Polo team is doing well at the moment, having gained .5 points out of a possible 8. We must also congratulate O. H. Hiller on being appointed House Swimming Captain. The football 1st XI, although they started off rather badly, have won their four games and at the moment of writing are placed 3rd in the league. Leaders in the attack have been J. P. Peterken, when he has not been playing for the School 1st XI, Cowan, who is leaving us this term and to whom we wish every success, and Charles, who though small has baffled many a left-back. In the defence Ellis and Butler have been outstanding and Page has played well in goal. The 2nd XI under the able captaincy of Wheen has done very well indeed and is top of the league for the first round with 13 points out of a possible 14. G. E. Beighton has been a competent Captain of the 3rd XI, which is placed 4th. In the 1st round of the Knock-out we beat Wentworth 4-2 after a very hard game. Hiller co-ordinated the forward line very well, and with Fletcher, who was ill during the first round, we should give Arundel a good game in the Semi-final. Finally we extend a warm welcome to all the new boys in the House and look forward to a very enjoyable evening at the House Social.
This term Sherwood football XI's have been very successful. Both the Ist and 3rd XI's are at the top of their respective leagues, the Ist by a clear 4 points and the 3rd by 2 points. In the 1st XI defence, Mason and Gee, and in the attack Stanfield and Kenny, have distinguished themselves by their consistent good play. Stanfield has scored IS of the 37 goals scored by the 1st XI this season. In the 3rd XI, Adamson has shown himself to be a promising goalkeeper, and Wakeman has captained his team well. We are very fortunate to have Mr. Hemming this term as our house Tutor. With his guidance we hope to maintain the positions of our 1st and 3rd XI's and to improve the standard of our 2nd XT. Football is, however, not the only sphere in which Sherwood sportsmen are distinguishing themselves. In the 2nd Water Polo league the Sherwood team has gained first place. We hope to continue our successes next term.
We began the term well, for in their first four games the 1st XI was victorious, and although this success has not been maintained, our prospects are not without hope. The 2nd XI has not been particularly successful so far, but we hope that its luck will improve before the season progresses much farther. The 3rd XI has had a very successful term, as it usually does. At the time of writing their position in the league is second. Welbeck has entered with much enthusiasm into the new Second League series of Water Polo games. In spite of the inclusion of Sixth Form giants in the teams of other Houses, the polished playing, under the leadership of Tebbet, has earned the House second place in the league. We believe that in Welbeck the system of " voluntary compulsion " has been developed to the utmost degree. Even our most extensive checking system is unable to detect any reluctance on the part of the members of the House to avail themselves of the excellent opportunities at their disposal for enjoying the manly sport of football. Finally, we heartily congratulate Geeson on winning a Hastings Scholarship.
We welcomed with much pleasure Mr. Harvey as our new Housemaster at the beginning of this term. He has endeared himself to us all by his enthusiasm and by his interest in the House both as a whole and as a body of individuals. The House is in a healthy state, which means that there is no section failing to pull its weight; the senior boys especially have shown more House spirit than is sometimes to be found. The position of our teams at the end of the first round is not brilliant, but it is encouraging. The 1st XI capably led by Clark, are lying sixth, a position which they ought to improve in the next round. There are many good footballers in the side, but they have an unfortunate tendency to ease up when things are going well. The 2nd XI are strong, especially when Needham can be spared from the 1st XI, and they are within striking distance of the top of the league, and will, I hope, make a great effort next term. The 3rd XI are fifth; there is talent there, notably in Wassell and Williams, and with more cohesion they should improve. We are sorry to have been eliminated in the first round of the Knock-out, but we are not ashamed of our performance, for everybody played twice as well as usual and made a really good fight of the game, the result of which was uncertain until the last few minutes. This term we tentatively sent a team into the 2nd Water Polo league and we are highly pleased with its performance; they have scored 6 points out of a possible 8 and are only 1 point behind the leaders. May I just mention Fairest whose splendid example inspires this team; he should be very useful in the 1st league in the summer. Next term we shall have the Cross Country Run and Athletic Sports. There is considerable talent in the House and if everybody pulls his weight in training we should do well in team and individual events. Another healthy indication is that members of the House are all making their contribution to out-of-school activities. From the Scouts, through the Cine Club and Dramatic Society, and on to the more intellectual institutions such as the International Discussion Group and the Student Christian Movement, we are very well represent-d. Finally I would like to congratulate P. N. J. Clark on being made a Prefect, and also on haying won a Hastings Scholarship at the Queen's College, Oxford; J. Hallows for representing us consistently in the School 2nd XI; and J. E. Parkin for haying been made an Acting Assistant Scoutmaster in the School Troop.
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