|VOL. XII||DECEMBER, 1948||No. 7|
|SCHOOL NOTES .||141||FOOTBALL.||150|
|SCHOOL CHAPEL .||141||OLD EDWARDIANS||152|
|S.R.G.S., 1890-1897||142||OLD EDWARDIANS' ASSOCIATION||152|
|“THE FRUIT SHOP"||145||HOUSE NOTES .||153|
|A VISIT TO SHEFFIELD MANOR||145||HOUSE LEAGUE TABLES||155|
|ADVERTISEMENT||146||WAR MEMORIAL FUND .||155|
AMONG recent changes in the Staff we have to record the departure of two valued members, both of whom will be missed in many departments of the School. Mr. E. D. Tappe has taken up work as Lecturer in Roumanian in the School of Slavonic Studies at London University; and Mr. J. H. Atkins has been appointed an Announcer at the B.B.C., Manchester. We wish them both the best of luck and success in their new surroundings. New members whom we welcome this term are Mr. K. P. Barnett, M.A., Oxon.; Mr. W. A. Clarke, M.A., Oxon.; Mr. W. J. Duffin, M.A., Cantab.; Mr. E. L. Kopcke, M.A., Oxon.; and Mr. J. Oppenheimer, M.A., Cantab.
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It is with great regret that we have also to say goodbye to Mr. A. V. Fletcher, whose long continued illness has now obliged him to resign his post and leave Sheffield for the South of England. His services to the Modern Language side, and in many out-of-school capacities, which he carried on since his return from war service with heroic determination under much physical strain and suffering, will be remembered with great gratitude and respect by a large number of boys of the last twelve years. We send him all our good wishes for the future.
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The following have been appointed Prefects: D. G. Armytage (Head Prefect), W. S. Furniss (Captain of Football), D. C. Law (Captain of Athletics), W. N. Adsetts, J. S. Bingham, B. Buckroyd, J. B. Crowe, G. C. Garlick, H. S. Gill, L. J. Hunt, L. May, A. A. Mousley, M. A. Robinson and H. R. Windle.
We congratulate M. A. Robinson on being awarded a Hastings Scholarship for Natural Science at the Queen's College, Oxford.
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A Service of Remembrance and Dedication was held on Armistice Day, November 11th. Wreaths were placed on the War Memorial on behalf of the School and the Old Edwardians Association in memory of those fallen in the two wars. The sermon was preached by the Rev. R. Leader, M.C., Vicar of St. Peter's, Abbeydale.
SUNDAY, October 24th, the day of the School Chapel Service, coincided with United Nations Day and a very large congregation of boys and parents was present.
In the preliminary prayers the Headmaster looked forward to the abandonment of narrow nationalistic ideas. Taking up this point, Canon Herklots pointed out how clearly the Lord's Prayer analysed our difficulties and gave cause for hope. In it we prayed for the livelihood not only of ourselves but of all our fellows of other creeds and nations, acknowledging God as the One True Father and Ruler of us all. We asked for forgiveness, pledging ourselves to forgive our malefactors in return; we prayed for the Kingdom of God on earth.
Individual Good Samaritans were invaluable, but the immensity of the world's problems demanded large scale measures. The United Nations was our attempt and the success of its relief organisations was a promising start.
Ending with an appeal to take inspiration from the life of Jesus, Canon Herklots gave a comforting impression of hope for a sick world.
(From several accounts and reminiscences which we have received, we are pleased to print the following account by Dr. A. E. DUNSTAN of his time at the Royal Grammar School. It will be noticed that he came to the School four years earlier than Professor Turnbull whose reminiscences formed the basis of the article in the March Magazine. Dr. Dunstan was fourth in First Class Honours in the 1895 College of Preceptors' Examination which won him his scholarship. -While at school he also had distinguished successes in London University and Science and Art Department examinations and won a Corporation Scholarship to Firth College (as Sheffield University was then called). After leaving school he was assistant master at Rotherham Grammar School for a short time and then studied at the Royal College of Science, London, obtaining his B.Sc. in 1900. After a period as Science Master at Owens School, Islington, he became Head of the Chemical Department of East Ham Technical College. Having meanwhile obtained the London D.Sc. in 1915, he joined the Anglo-Persian Oil Company and established their research organisation, becoming Chief Research Chemist in 1917 and Chief Chemist in 1926. He has been a prominent member of many chemical technical societies, a leading expert in petroleum technology and an able editor of several publications. He retired at the end of 1946 and has recently gone to live at Cambridge. He still maintains a lively interest in his old school.)
I ENTERED the S.R.G.S. in September, 1890 I as a Close Foundation Scholar from Sharrow Lane Board School. It is rather remarkable to think in that distant year only three boys were admitted from the Elementary Schools of Sheffield. I was lucky in having been a pupil of Mr. Yoxall, later knighted-a Member of Parliament and Secretary of the National Union of Teachers. Also in the same school was Mr. Willis Eadon, known to many Sheffielders as an artist of some eminence.
The Grammar School had not long been in possession of the Collegiate Crescent premises. Five years before, the 1885 school in St. George's Square had been evacuated, and turned over to the Sheffield Technical School, later the Technical Department of the University (the present Mappin Hall is just above the site of the old school-room), but some of the old benches, desks and furniture were still in use in 1890. These, with their oak tops, carved with multitudinous names, and with heavy iron standards, were eventually banished into the school yard near the fives court.
The accompanying print, reproduced by courtesy of Mr. Lea of the Hunter Archaeological Society, shows the Collegiate buildings in 1844. The house alongside Ecclesall Road was the Head Master's residence, and it still stands. The School building has been elevated by an extra storey, but the old Big School, now the library of the Training College, still exists intact, except that the Honours Boards are now placed in the building we used to call " Wesley College,' and now of course K.E.S. In 1890 the School was almost out in the country. A pleasant walk took one to Hunter's Bar-, Endcliffe Woods were not then, I think, converted into a public park; certainly Whiteley Woods were very much au naturel, and I seem to remember grinding wheels or " hulls " all along the Porter valley. Broomhall Park was built over with very good class houses, and all the way up to Glossop Road was much as it is today.
When I entered, the School had about 160 boys. The Head Master was the Rev. E. Senior, and to him in particular all the scholars of my period owe an immense debt of gratitude. He knew personally every one of us-a great advantage of being a member of a small society. He was a notable mathematician, and the results of his teaching were seen in the constant stream of honours and distinctions in public examinations. He believed in the mens sana in corpore sano, and I can distinctly see him now. playing in scratch sixes, cricket and fives.
My first term was occupied in finding my feet in Form I. As it was the Xmas term, we, who came from the town end, very often had to fight our way in snow-time through myriads of the urchins of St. Matthias' School, assailed and pursued by howls of College Bugs! " My first Form Master was J. H. Hodgetts, who had just joined the School. He later became Senior Master, and I last saw and talked with him after the amalgamation. He was an urgent type of teacher and very cunning at suddenly projecting a heavy and chalky blackboard duster at offending pupils. He never missed.
My second term was a joyful one. Jack Latham (later Dr. J. Latham), was Form Master and also our professor of music. There are possibly still alive, contemporaries who will remember the Friday afternoon singing lessons. Jack sat at the piano with his back to the class, a somewhat unfortunate position, the class sang as it liked and the noise was terrific.
|THE COLLEGIATE SCHOOL IN 1844||Hugh Thompson, June 11th, 1844|
But opposite Latham's class-room was the place in which I chiefly delighted; it was a mixture-partly Third Form room and partly the Chemical Laboratory. At the East end was a demonstration bench on which was a big pneumatic trough, the water of which was contemporaneous with the School, and into which, if one sat in front, one could drop little lumps of putty. The time-honoured acid in the trough generated gas from the putty which then rose like a small balloon, discharged its gas and sank again. Such a performance would entertain the front row for a whole sultry summer afternoon. There were six rows of forms at -which Form III functioned, but all round the room were ordinary laboratory benches and the practical chemistry of those days consisted of the identification of half-a-dozen or so metals and four acid radicals that might be present in a simple salt or mixture. Our Science Master was the Rev. T. J. Thorburn, long since dead. and of whom I have the most delightful memories. He was commonly called Johnny Globule because of the ease with which he could conjure globules of lead on a charcoal block. Big School stands out in memory. It was a well designed and shapely hall with fine -North and South windows and an open timbered roof which was adorned by multitudinous arrows made out of penholders with the names of the senders duly flagged thereon. Rumour said that every boy in the old Collegiate had his arrow there, and great were the efforts made to add ones own to the collection. At the South end was the Head Master's throne, opposite was the high desk of the Second Master, and at the two middle entrances were four smaller desks apportioned to the magisterial rank and file. altogether there were eight on the staff. The second master, afterwards Head, was the Rev. A. B. Haslam, who died a few years ago, having reached a ripe old age. He was a classical scholar of eminence, and during his life at the School there was a regular procession of boys who had won distinctions at Oxford and Cambridge as a result of his brilliant teaching. Of these I might mention G. Horwood, now Professor of Classics in the University of California, and K. E. Kirk, now Bishop of Oxford. The Third Master was the Rev. C. H. Maggs, who left the School to assume the perpetual curacy at the Parish Church, now the Cathedral-known in those days. irreverently as T'owd Church."
The Preparatory School was accommodated in the Head Master's house, and here PIr. E. Pode held sway, a fine sportsman, a good cricketer, and withal a sound schoolmaster.
Life in the Upper School was considerably more urgent. There was the shadow of examinations in front of us those of the Cambridge Locals and the Science and Art Department. Mr. Maggs reigned over the Fourth Form, and here Mathematics and Latin were the important subjects. Less English, Geography, History and French fell to our lot, and I seem to remember interminable hours spent with C. Julius Caesar. We learned French in a "new classroom " built on the north-east side of Big School, a dark and gloomy habitation. My first French Master was Curt Hennig, but later there appeared the genial, white-haired Dr. Bulau, of whom all old boys must have retained the happiest and kindliest recollections.
In 1892 I arrived at Form V and thereafter sat at the feet of Haslam. We were now initiated into Greek, and hence-forward Classics took up an increasing slice of our school life. Our Latin broadened from Caesar to Livy and to Virgil. Ovid and Horace and innumerable "unseens." And although all my life after my schooldays has been devoted to pure and applied Science, I still feel, and am most assured, that my early Classical training at a school most appropriately named " Grammar School " has been of lasting benefit. And apart from the strictly educational aspect of Classics, the mental discipline and so forth, it is not at all a bad thing for a boy to make the acquaintance (sometimes painfully) of of Xenophon, Achilles, Ulysses, and even of Jove and Venus. Such interesting and forceful characters are not often met with in our modern literature.
At this time other interests arose. S. A. Moor, who followed Thorburn, as Science Master, was an expert naturalist. He directed our bubbling enthusiasms to the domains of botany, geology and biology. He founded our first Science Society or Natural History Club. He set up a museum and stocked it with specimens collected by his disciples over the hills and valleys of Derbyshire. We began to explore our native country. We spent arduous half-holidays in Wyming Brook, Grindleford, Hathersage, Ringinglow, and in the Rivelin, Cordwell and Loxley valleys. We acquired limestone fossils, beetles, butterflies, moths et hoc genus omne. We read papers, we made lantern slides and we even produced the S.R.G.S. Science Magazine, painfully and smudgedly on a jelly graph. These were great days-lo youthful exhilaration and exuberance and enthusiasm still exist?
These were great days too, in the scholastic world of school. The V and VI Forms carried off a remarkable number of honours and distinctions for so small a body. The School Lists for 1892 contain the following successes of old boys Lister, 1st Class Lit. Hum., Oxford; Barraclough. 1st Class Nat. Sci. Tripos, Cambridge; Slater, 1st Class Theological Tripos, Cambridge; Senior, English Verse Prize, Marlborough College; Buckler, Abbot Science Scholarship, Oxford; Whittington, College of Preceptors Scholarship; and of course distinctions in many subjects at the Cambridge Locals. At this Prize Day came the redoubtable effort of the VI Form to produce a Greek play. We, or perhaps Haslam, chose a scene from Aristophanes* The Birds. All I remember after more than fifty years, is that Otto Glauert played the part of the goat, and was for ever after referred to as the Goat, and that I myself, for the first and only time officiated as the Priest. After all these years I can still remember my part.
So we grew in stature, and, I trust, in wisdom. Some of us took part in the Homeric duels with Wesley College on our respective playing fields. Usually, I believe, these occasions were truly disastrous for the S.R.G.S. A little later, ' Houses ' were established, Town, Park, Hallam and Sharrow. This scheme certainly broadened the basis of school sport, and I am glad to see it is still perpetuated.
By 1895 new faces appeared in the school staff. The Science Master was F. L. Overend B. Caudwell and J. H. Young were in the Lower School, but the perennial Sergt. Lound - still officiated at detention-our only form of physical training, chiefly associated in my mind with unpleasantly cold dumb-bells at 4 o'clock on the Terrace.
By the end of the Summer Term of 1895, I had followed Whittington's example and had gained the College of Preceptors Scholarship for intending teachers, and for the next two years I was a split personality, practising teaching in the Prep. while continuing my student life at Firth College. Meanwhile the list of school successes grew. Middleton, with whom I had shared forms almost from the beginning, carried all before him in the Senior Locals, O. Glauert, Pate, Kirk, Turnbull (who wrote about the School in a recent magazine), A. E. Barnes, till recently Professor of Medicine at the University of Sheffield, E. K. Chatterton, who died a year or so ago and was a rather famous writer on nautical matters-all these names are written in the archives of 1896. On the Staff were S. J. and D. L. Chapman, both happily still with us. S. J. is now Sir Sidney, recently retired from the Board of Trade, and D. L. till a year or so ago a don at Jesus College, Oxford, F.R.S. and a notable physical chemist.
My time at the S.R.G.S. came to an end in 1897. Looking back, after all these long years, one feels a degree of affection for the old School that would have surprised the boy who went through it, perhaps carelessly accepting all the good things, the fellowship, the queer idiosyncrasies of masters, and withal the unspoken feeling that one formed a link in time between those unknown boys of 1604 and those who still have to pass on the torch to the unborn boys of the future.
The fruit-shop's window—what a treat —
Shines like a rainbow down the street,
Packed with bright balls of fragrant smell
Gloriously mixed and piled pell-mell
Great oranges, like morning suns,
And wrinkled walnuts, brown as buns,
Lurking like robbers in their lairs
Of scar-pocked shell; and mellow pears,
Bursting with sugary juice, and cherries,
Red as spring roses; loganberries,
Made up of little, violet eyes,
Blinking and winking like old spies
Deep-purple grapes, mustered in clusters,
Fat golden plums, wrapped in red dusters
Smooth-surfaced as a sheltered pool;
Bananas, yellow, long, and cool,
Pale, and soft-curved like crescent moons,
Dreaming of blazing tropic noons;
Huge russet apples, full of graces,
Shining like jolly farmers' faces
Whipped by the blustering, country breeze;
And smaller ones from o'er the seas,
Dark green, and hard, and sharp, and bitter,
Gleaming with dull, metallic glitter;
Tomatoes, firm, and plump, and red
(Delicious on thick buttered bread);
Soft, furry peaches—“Nice to stroke "
Say all the very little folk—
And Spanish onions, tear-inciting
Fresh from the country of bull-fighting;
Small tangerines, costly, and sweet,
Full of stones as the dusty street;
Fat pumpkins, opulent as Jews,
Swapping the latest window news,
Queer pomegranates, mandarins,
Soft whispering oriental sins;
Cucumbers, melons, Libya dates
Brown as the eyes at Cairo gates,
Reminiscent of Sheikhs, and sand,
Veiled maidens, palms, and Samarcand;
Rough apricots, and cocoanuts
Conjuring up straw South Sea huts;
And every other kind of fruit
From Tangier fig to liquorice root,
Heaped up in marvellous disarray,
Colourful as an Autumn day,
Assorted, odorous and bright—
O what a perfect morning sight!
G. M. MACBETH
ON Saturday morning, November 13th, a party of 3A and 3D boys under the supervision of Mr. Wrigley visited the ruins of Sheffield Manor. We made a survey of the Manor ruins themselves first and found that much was almost at ground level. The outer wall of the long Gallery, where Wolsey had walked, was in a fair condition, the windows had been bricked up and part of Wolsey's Tower remained where Wolsey had lived for 16 days.
There is nothing left of the Banqueting Hall except probably the base of a low wall. Quite a bit of the Kitchen is standing. including good examples of a Tudor window and fireplaces.
Across a farm track we found the remains of a pair of Guardrooms. In one we found a thick oak beam, about 5 in. thick and about 1 ft. wide, which had been sawn off at the wall top level by the owners. The durability of oak could be seen at once for it had weathered better than the sandstone of which the wall had been built.
The Turret House or Manor Lodge was built by Lord George Shrewsbury in the reign of Queen Elizabeth for the sole purpose, of keeping Mary, Queen of Scots, captive. As we walked down the path we noticed the stumps of trees which had been dug up. These had formed part of a fine avenue from the Manor to the Castle. Also there was a stone coffin believed to be that of one of the Furnivals, the rulers of Sheffield before the Shrewsburys. We noticed the characteristic Tudor doorway with its almost flat arch. The first place we visited was Marys room; this has an extremely narrow chimney so that Mary could not escape up it. The original firedogs were there. - The roof is very elaborate with Shrewsbury's arms on it and above the fireplace the full arms of the Shrewsbury's appear. In an outer room, next to Mary's, where her ladies-in-waiting were, there was a gargoyle from the Manor. Before we ascended the spiral staircase we were asked if we had hob-nailed boots on because of the leaded roof. It was on this roof that Mary exercised herself and could see the deer hunt in the surrounding forest. While w e were still on the roof our attention was drawn to an opening in a wall of the Manor itself. This the beginning of a tunnel which went down to Sheffield Castle but it has been filled in owing to the gases which existed in it.
When downstairs we saw a cannon ball which is reputed to have been fired by Cromwell from the top of Wincobank Hill.
J. W. THOMPSON
(To J. Jefferson Farjeon in sincere flattery)
I COUNTED the money in my hand. There was 2.5 shillings (this means 2s. and 6d. And is called desimals (we have just learnt the latter at school-also fractions). Of course I knew how much was in my hand before I counted it, but it sounds much better to start off like this, does it not? Having cleared this up I will begin again:
I counted the money in my hand. There was 2.5 shillings (for those who did not understand the last paragraph, half-a-crown) which my aunt had given me for looking after her house while she had been shopping last Tuesday and I decided to buy a mouse with it.
I brought the mouse home (the reader will understand that I have now- bought the mouse) and made a cage for it and put it in the seller and called it Archibald. But I expect I bore my gentle reader, and so I will omit telling you abowt the time it escaped and ran underneath the couch, and when we moved the couch it ran away up the stairs into the bathroom and was as near to drowning in the wash-bowl as this page is to my gentle readers nose! Then it swam to the side and rushed dripping wet all through the bedrooms and downstairs again, and at last we managed to capture it in the Kitchen in the crockary cubord (i.e. the mouse) and get straight on with my story.
It was in the French period at school that it happened' Archibald (my mouse) crept out of my pocket (it had been in my pocket before it crept out) and ran up to the Master's desk, crept up the side of it and put its head over the top. When old (NOTE-1 won't mention the Master's name, in case I might get sued for libel or something) saw it (my mouse) he nearly had a fit! Honestly, though, he certenly went all pink. He grabed it (my mouse) by the tail and shook violently! Gosh, he (my mouse) must of felt aweful!
" Who does this belong to? " he (my mouse -no I mean the Master whose name I can't mention) stated.
" To me," I said.
“Stand up " he said.
" What do you mean by bringing this reptyle into my lesson? " he said.
" It isn't a reptyle," I said.
"Bah," he said, " don't evaid the point. I want to know why you brought this . . . this thing, into my lesson," he said, and did I note a note of menace in his voice? (p.s. I did).
Well . . . s . . . sir," I said (I didn't realy say s . . . sir, but how else am I to convey my fright to you?) " . . . he is my p . . . pet mouse and . . .
" Oh, he’se your PET is he? " he asked in either a sarcastic or cinicle accent, and went marching out of the room with Archibald between his thumb and finger.
alas, that was the last I saw of poor Archibald. The Master would tell me nought when he returned but it is my beleif that with the meat shortage he may have been used for school dinner hash.
And so this is where I come to the point of my article. If any person comes across my poor mouse in there hash will they please comunicate with P. Biggins of 2c so that he can be given a propper Christian burial.
J. M. DAWSON
Our film of Sheffield is now at the editing stage. Nearly all the filming has been done, and the few remaining oddments will be on celluloid before you read this column. Our subjects have been wonderfully varied; we have filmed in steelworks where it was so hot we almost expected the film to melt, and then a quiet Sunday in Beauchief Gardens with everybody very serene in their Sunday Best. There is the University Rag with the wild insanity of hordes of students, the sadness of November 11th heightened by dreary mist, and to crown all we have about four minutes of the " Pageant of Production." In the Christmas Holiday we intend to record the soundtrack so that we may show the film in the New Year.
So much for the film . . .
The last show we gave was Time Flies, starring Tommy Handley. It seemed quite a success except from the financial side. Our losses amounted to over two pounds. We hope to regain at least this amount on a showing of Gabriel Pascal's Pygmalion from G.B.S.'s play. It is impossible to give these good sound-film shows which cost us such a fortune when there is no support. The smaller boys seem to expect something for nothing and half of them do not even know we are running a show. Large-scale advertising on every wall of the School takes time which we cannot always spare so please watch the club notice board; there is nearly. always something of interest on there.
The Still Group continues to flourish, which is surprising with only five members. The Print Portfolio has been circulating again and some of the work is really first-class pictorial photography.
In conclusion let me thank those new members who have joined the club this term and thank the old-timers for their continued support.
We have started this school year quite well, having about twenty regular members, among whom we are pleased to see an enthusiastic Transitus attendance. Our term's programme has, as usual, been a varied one, with several visits from " external speakers, mingled with papers read by our own members.
On September 29th, J. S. Bingham introduced a discussion on the evergreen question of the French political situation. This was followed on October 4th by a second visit from Mr. Schiff, the Warden of the International Centre, who told us of his own experiences and more recent events in India. The topical subject of international control of atomic energy was warmly discussed after an introduction by P. M. Higgins on October 11th; and the following week we heard some information on the social life and the coming elections in America from Mrs. John Jenkinson, a native of U.S.A.
October 24th being United Nations Day, and the week following being celebrated as United Nations Week, we discussed the United Nations, its work and problems, under pointers suggested by L. May.
Returning after half-term we heard a paper read by Mr. Wallis on the Soviet Union. This was a very informed and informative talk which convinced all but a small minority that there were better things in U.S.S.R. than Ogpu. On October 15th we had our annual visit from the Sheffield High School to discuss the proposal "that Modern Art is no true art!"' introduced by Miss M. A. Needham (pro.) and Miss M. Royle (con.). With few exceptions the general standard of discussion was noticeably ill-informed.
Our final meeting before the MAGAZINE goes to press was a joint effort with the School branch of the S.C.M., when we were addressed by Dr. F. Lake on his recent experiences as a medical missionary in India, and the work Christian missions are doing in this time of trouble for India and Pakistan.
Our future programme for this term includes a consideration of the Lambeth Conference, to be introduced by G. C. Garlick, and a description of events in Egypt by a distinguished Egyptian. There is also the Christmas Holiday Conference in London, to which six of our members are going; we look forward to an even higher standard of discussion of international affairs resulting from this.
At the annual general meeting held on September 20th it was decided to postpone visits to works until after the Easter examinations. It was proposed, therefore, to arrange a programme of lectures up till then. The first of these was given by Mr. Harper on " Explosives." A record number of members were entertained by Mr. Harper's personal experiences obtained while working in an Explosives Factory during the war. The second lecture was given on November 9th by Mr. Duffin on " Radar." We are indebted to Mr. Duffin for his very clear, simplified explanation of Radar, intelligible to the youngest members. A further lecture was held in conjunction with the Music Society on -November 23rd when Mr. Whitworth gave us the benefit of his expert knowledge on the subject of “Organs." This fascinating lecture was admirably illustrated by means of a home-made model organ and some excellent lantern slides.
A joint meeting with the International Discussion Group on November 22nd was addressed by Dr. Lake, a medical missionary from India. He vividly described the carnage and confusion following the partition of India, and praised the relief work of Indian Christians which had continued in the face of difficulties accentuated by the system of caste and by local Communist parties. We were not all convinced by Dr. Lake's defence, on the grounds of expediency, of Indian policy in Kashmir and Hyderabad, but welcomed his assertion that India under leaders already imbued with the spirit of Christianity could, given time, solve her problems. The stream of questions which followed revealed the interest aroused by the speaker, and we are deeply indebted to Dr. Lake for his fluent, vivid, and detailed address.
Mysterious activities behind darkened doors suggest a play in preparation for next term; and it is now possible to state that February 3rd, 4th and 5th, are the dates fixed for the production of Winterset, a play by Maxwell Anderson. This strange and powerful poetic drama in a modern setting comes nearer, in spirit and technique, to the Elizabethan theatre than to the ' Faber ' school of modern verse-drama. For the violent action, of the kind which Shakespeare drew from legendary or historic sources, our author has used a. gangster story set against the grim background of a New York slum, and for his tragic theme he traces the adventure of a young man caught up in a web of crime and intrigue, a man born to hate the world but learning to exchange hatred for love and forgiveness and by losing his life to find it. This unusual combination of thriller and poetic tragedy should provide, at its lowest level, excitement, and at its highest. if we are successful, a moving experience of truth and beauty. It will only disappoint or bore those who expect nothing but an evening of frivolous entertainment.
We have had a series of fortnightly talks, the first of which was given by Mr. Barnes on " The English Madrigal" and was illustrated both by gramophone records and by attempts at " live " performances by the members. Our second talk was by L. J. O. Holmes on " How to listen to Music," which proved a total success, perhaps partly due to the extraordinary records that he played. A. B. Smith gave the next two talks on " English Church Music." For the fourth talk, we were extremely lucky in securing Mr. Reginald Whitworth, the famous organ designer, to speak on “Organs and their construction." This proved to be the climax of the term, Mr. Whitworth illustrating his talk not only by lantern slides but by a unique working model of all types of 'actions' and of pipe work. This meeting was held in conjunction with the Scientific Society. We have also had programmes of gramophone records introduced by Mr. Barnes, L. J. O. Holmes, A. B. Smith and T. W. Turner, all of a general orchestral flavour. A novel feature was a quiz which attracted some new members. New members are extremely welcome—the Music Club is open to all
This term the number of players has been small. but many hard-fought games have been played. We should like more boys to make use of the opportunity to play chess on Friday evenings. Players will improve more rapidly if each one can meet a greater variety of opponents.
Two matches with other teams have been played this term. On Friday, October .'32nd, at 6 p.m., Sheffield University entertained us at the University Union. Thanks to some excellent coffee and biscuits we were able to draw the match, 3-3. Mr. Redston, Tranter and Robinson won, and Mr. Effron, Guite and Fair lost.
The second match was an 8-board one, played in the School Library against Ecclesfield Grammar School on November 19th. Our team did not do very well, and we only managed to win two games. Five were lost and one was a draw. The scorers were:-Robinson 1. Tranter 1, Guite 0, Fair 1, Donnelly 0, Bower 0, Jennings 0, Millward 0.
Before the term ends we hope to have a fixture with Firth Park, and four or five matches will be played next term, so get some practice during the holidays!
By P. D. ROBINSON
At the time of going to press preparations for the three performances this term (the concert for the Organists' Association on -November 30th, the School concert on December 4th and the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols on the last Sunday) are well advanced.
Owing, as any school does, so much to choirboys and to their training in choirs elsewhere, we warmly welcomed the invitation to provide an evening of music. The programme includes orchestral pieces, carols, and three arias from Bach's St. Matthew Passion. These last will be sung by G. E. Nutter, D. H. Thorpe, and P. Swain with instrumental obbligati provided by D. G. Armytage, D. H. B. Andrews (flutes), Mr. Moore (violin), Mr. Graham, B. P. Fisher (clarinets). That these arias, difficult music even for experienced adults, will receive polished performance is a great tribute to the musicianship of the singers and players.
The choir's main work has been on Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols for Baritone Solo, Chorus and Orchestra. They have grappled most successfully with the far from easy music of this little masterpiece, which should be a thrilling experience when all the forces are joined together. We are delighted, too, to have Mr. Atkins back with us to sing the Baritone solo. The choir will also contribute groups of carols in these concerts. At the School service two parts of Bach's Sleepers Wake were sung. Mr. Moore playing the violin obbligato part.
If the Vaughan Williams is difficult for the choir it is much more so for the accompanying orchestra, taking the strings, for instance, to heights they do not normally reach. Apart from working at this, the orchestra have prepared the Slow Movement of the Mozart Clarinet concerto, with B. P. Fisher handling the solo part with great skill, an arrangement of Elgar's Nimrod, and three pieces by Handel in which our expert woodwind group have a chance to shine. Orchestral expansion is temporarily held up by lack of funds, but it is great news that there are now three boys learning the 'cello. Meanwhile we welcome help from a founder-member, Mr. Laughton (viola) (who has also introduced a bassoonist), Mrs. Stagg ('cello), Mr. Annakin (violin), and others who reinforce us for concerts. G. E. Nutter (trumpet), N. H. Cunnington and T. Reaney (cornets), D. Else (trombone), K. Mallett (violin) have joined this term. Much time, too, is freely given by players to solo work. Mr. Moore and P. G. Dickens continue to contribute music for two violins to our concerts, and so do our flautists and clarinetists.
There has been an increase in the number of books borrowed this term, and the survivors of last year's team of librarians have received sufficient reinforcements to operate another session in the dinner-hour. A new system of issue by cards for each boy below the Transitus was initiated by Buckroyd with assistance from Bullock at the beginning of term, and it is hoped this will lead to more efficient return of books at the term's end.
Acquisitions include four more volumes of Bernard Shaw's plays, the re-issue of C. S. Forester's Captain Hornblower " novels, several books on Cricket, Football, and Athletics, all illustrated with action photographs, the Batsford North Midland Country, Mary Walton's Story of Sheffield, and W inston Churchill's The Gathering Storm.
A parent has generously presented A. L. Rowse's Tudor Cornwall to the History Library; Mrs. J. H. Doncaster has made a large and welcome presentation of books to the Classical Library; and other presentations have been made by K. M. Forsyth, D. C. Law, J. E. Sartin and J. M. Dawson. Substantial additions have been made to the Modern Languages and Art Libraries recently. The Classical Library is being re-arranged in accordance with the principles of Dewey, since its shelves received a liberal and timely libation of carbolic from Palmer and Searle-Barnes.
B. Buckroyd presides over an able team of Library assistants: G. C. Garlick, H. R. Windle, W. N. Adsetts, G. S. Palmer, R. G. Searle-Barnes, J. O. Bower, A. B. Truman, I. M. Bullock, B. J. Hague, P. Hutchinson, W. Ferguson and G. M. Macbeth.
Already falling into distant memory is the Summer Camp, held at Bicknoller, near Taunton, in Somerset. The site was very good, except that the sea was some little way off. Apart from the advance party, who got the best of the weather, most of the Troop got wind-tanned rather than sunburnt. A good time was had by all, however. Some of the things that people will remember-the neighbouring Girl Guide camps, and the joint camp-fires-the night hike-playing ' stumps ' in bathing costumes in the rain-the Antelopes winning the Patrol competition, beating the Curlews by one mark, which is not much out of 600.
At the start of this term, when Richardson, Fox. D. A. C. Smith, Bottomley and Wynne-Jones had moved on to the Seniors, and Dilly, Swift and Humphries had left the Troop, our numbers looked very much depleted. However, we took most of the recruits this year, and at the time of writing have five patrols of six. Your scribe wanted to dispose of the fifth patrol, so made up a reserve patrol consisting of Scouts unable to attend all meetings for various reasons. This new patrol was called the Peewits, thereby resurrecting a very old patrol name. Far from being a reserve patrol, the Peewits are holding their own very well indeed. P.L. Jackson, of the Hawks, was appointed Troop Leader, and the new P.L.'s for the other patrols are: Antelopes, R. Allen; Curlews, H. Smith; Foxes, Williamson; Hawks, Downend; and Peewits, D. Howarth. By the time this appears in print, Howarth, Williamson and Allen should have passed their First Class Badge. We have a likely lot of Seconds tooDrake won the best camper prize this summer (a sheath knife); Cliffe also is well on the way to First Class; Blagden was the Best Tenderfoot at Whitsun; Jinkinson and J. E. Smith have plenty of camp experience.
The Patrol Activity competition is for a small-size felling axe. Entries have not yet been judged, however. We are slowly getting the Troop Den into working order again. It was a gorgeous sight when w e brought the Settee up from St. George's like a triumphal chariot. What we want now are a few candidates for the Handyman Badge, to do a bit of plastering.
|"C" TROOP SUMMER CAMP|
Quite a long time has passed since we last submitted a report to this magazine and during that time the days have been filled with scouting activities. At Easter some members of the Senior Patrol joined with members of " A " Troop on the Hadrian's Wall Hike and enjoyed themselves despite the rather cold nights. The Whitsuntide camp was a great success and we were favoured with very good weather. A well remembered night hike was held and the route went up Lathkill Dale sides, but the less said about this the better. Meanwhile some Seniors camped at Great Tower in the Lake District and passed various tests. Summer Camp was held at Thwaite House near Keswick and the weather was fairly kind, enabling much pioneering and outdoor scouting to be done. The Otters won the Camp Trophy, already holding the Group Outdoor Trophy and the Telegraph Trophy.
This term's progress has been very good, many first class and proficiency badges being gained, and the Patrols are responding well under their new and enthusiastic P.L.'s. At half term the Senior Patrol camped at Castleton and had a very enjoyable time. Activities included caveing and building tree dens. The early darkness made cooking a little difficult at night but we were able to manage by torch-light. The traditional Troop Christmas Party will be held this year and in addition we are giving a party for poor children, which we hope to hold every -year. The Senior Patrol is to visit London this Christmas if accommodation can be found, and hopes to camp in Switzerland next Summer.
The highlight of this term's football was undoubtedly the two-day visit of Mr. Winterbottom, the F.A. Coach and England team manager; all the teams are greatly indebted to the Head Master for arranging this very helpful visit. The first item was a showing of three F.A. films dealing with various aspects of the game such as ball control, dribbling and coaching-the members of the upper school were thrilled to see some of their favourite stars, followed by boys of their own age, showing some good and bad features of the game. After this Mr. Winterbottom discussed particular points of coaching with some staff and senior boys. In the afternoon the first two elevens were introduced to pressure training, one-two football and other interesting practice games and were taken in a short practice game. The next morning was the turn of the Under 15 and Under 14 teams to show their skill and learn some tips Mr. Winterbottom emphasised the importance of thinking ahead and planning the next move at the same time as one was watching the ball. Everybody concerned enjoyed Mr. Winterbottom's visit immensely and it is no secret that he was impressed with the general standard of play and the keenness shown. The latter has been borne out by the good attendance, with one or two obvious exceptions, of the teams at after-school training. Since it has got dark so early it has been difficult to squeeze everybody into the gymnasium; at the same time the muddier ground has shown the need for greater fitness and stamina and for better skills.
v. Old Edwardians. At Whiteley Woods on Saturday. September 11th.
For the first match of the season the team met a heavier and more experienced, greatly improved O.E. team, practically every member of which had played for the school 1st XI. The first half was very even with each side scoring alternately, the Old Boys one ahead at half-time. In the second half the O.E.'s improved and while the School attacked quite frequently they found it difficult to get the ball in the net. In the defence the covering was the main weakness and the opponents took advantage of this to score further goals.
Result: K.E.S., 4. Old Edwardians, 8.
v. Old Edwardians. At Whiteley Woods on Saturday, September 18th.
In the second match it looked as if the previous result might be repeated as the O.E.'s opened the score. The match was played at a fast pace and the School had to fight hard to equalise and then, by continuing the pressure, to obtain another goal and the lead at half-time. In the second half the School took advantage of one or two lapses by their opponents and played very well. While the final score was too flattering the two matches together showed there was little to choose between the two teams. In this second match the defence was much sounder and the forward line had some very good movements, with good goals by Crowe and Keighley. This was probably the best performance this this term.
Result: K.E.S., 5. Old Edwardians, 1.
v. Headmaster's XI. At Abbeydale Park on Wednesday, September 22nd.
The Headmaster had got a strong team for this annual fixture and we were fortunate in being allowed to play the match at Abbeydale Park. The team seemed to find difficulty in getting used to the full-size pitch, and the continual drizzle made good kicking and ball-control more difficult. In the first half our opponents were quicker on the ball and faster with it, because they moved into position and made the ball do the work. In the second half, and particularly during the last quarter of an hour, the School pressed strongly but did not quite manage to make a draw of the matchMousley scored both the goals.
Result: K.E.S., 2. Headmaster's XI, 3.
v. Bootham School. At York on Saturday, September 25th.
The team started their first School match with great promise, a goal from the kick-off being only prevented by the home team captain's good save. In the first half the School did most of the attacking but found difficulty in converting mid-field superiority into goals: the wingers looked dangerous but real punch seemed lacking from the middle. The game improved in the second half and the School obtained two more goals.
Result: K.E.S., 3. Bootham School, 1.
v. C. B. Dawson's XI. At Whiteley Woods on Wednesday. September 29th.
Last year's Head Prefect and goalkeeper obtained a team at short notice. The School soon established a good lead with three similar goals by the wingers whose shots went in just round the post. The opponents made a few position changes and the play became much more even. One or two of the opponents were very fast on the ball and gave an object lesson to the team.
Result: K.E.S., 8. C. B. Dawson's XI, 4.
v. Lincoln School. At Whiteley Woods on Saturday, October 2nd.
For this match the sun shone brilliantly, the ground was hard and the ball light; these changed conditions seemed to upset some members of the team. It was rather against the run of the play when the School team found themselves two goals ahead. The Lincoln team gave an exhibition in dribbling and passing to advantage, and again the School were made to look quite slow. Our victory was partly due to Parnham who gave one of his best displays as goalkeeper, and to Mousley who played much better and scored three goals.
Result: K.E.S., 5. Lincoln School, 2.
v. Rotherham G.S. At Rotherham on Saturday, October 9th.
In the first half the team played some good football and were unfortunate to be a goal down. The contrast with the second half was remarkable. Every member of the team made elementary mistakes and the home team seized their opportunities while the School got dispirited and ragged. It is a pity that there is not a return match this year so that the School could have the opportunity to show their form.
Result: K.E.S., 1. Rotherham G.S., 6.
v. The Staff. At Whiteley Woods on Wednesday, October 13th.
After two practice games against the seconds the Staff were keen to try conclusions with the 1st XI. 'Unfortunately injuries depleted the team and Kenney, an Old Boy who was home on leave, came in to fill a last minute gap. For three-quarters of the game play was fairly even although the Staff team found difficulty in converting good mid-field work into goals. In the later stages of the game the School's one goal lead at half-time was changed into a decisive victory.
Result: School, 7. Staff, 1.
v. Derbyshire Amateurs. At Whiteley Woods on Saturday, October 16th.
Although we were kicking up-hill in the first half the School pressed strongly and just about deserved the one goal lead at half-time. The visitors defence was sound and enabled them to stage a good rally in the latter part of the game and obtain a one goal lead. The last few minutes were exciting with the School attacking persistently and managing to draw level just before the final whistle. The visitors' performance was all the more noteworthy because their average age was at least twice ours.
Result: K.E.S., 5. Derbyshire Amateurs, 5.
v. Repton A." At Repton on Tuesday, October 19th.
In the first half the School played quite well, against the sun, but were a goal down because of two bad mistakes. The forwards' weakness was again in the goal-mouth. Then the whole team played much better and drew level and then obtained a two goal lead. The last few minutes were rather anxious as Repton reduced the lead to one and continued to make further attacks, fortunately without scoring.
Result: K.E.S., 4. Repton "A," 3.
v. Barnsley G.S. At Whiteley Woods on Saturday, October 23rd.
Even before this match started luck was against us as Parnham fell ill and a last minute substitute had to be found after the 2nd XI had started off. Crowe, who had recently been given his colours for consistently good work at inside-forward, went into goal and Silk, who played quite well, came in at outside-left. Only a short while after the match had started the captain, Furniss, fell heavily on his arm and has been unable to play for the rest of the term. Even after this luck was not with the team as there were a number of shots which might well have scored goals. The visitors were one of the best sides we have played so it was no surprise that the score reached high figures.
Result: K.E.S., 1. Barnsley G.S., 9.
v. Manchester G.S. At Manchester on Saturday, October 30th.
Because of injuries and half-term the School fielded several reserves for this match and were not too confident on starting. In the first half their play was fair but showed promise. In the second half we attacked much more confidently and Crowe celebrated his first match as acting-captain by scoring two very good goals. Marriott played a very plucky game at centre-half against their captain and played a large part in the result.
Result: K.E.S., 3. Manchester G.S., 3.
v. R.A.F. College, Cranwell. At Whiteley Woods on Saturday, November 6th.
Within the first few minutes the School should have scored but the first goal did not come until later when Stanfield scored with a high shot from out on the wing, and this lead was increased when Mousley scored from a through pass by Keighley. In the second half the visitors fought back very strongly and the School allowed them to take the initiative. As the first three choices for centre-half were all injured Jackson played at centre-half and settled down very well. Other defensive lapses, however, were eagerly taken advantage of by the good visiting side.
Result: K.E.S., 3. R.A.F. College, Cranwell, 5.
v. Woodhouse G.S. At Whiteley Woods on Wednesday, November 10th.
The School took the lead after five minutes when Stanfield scored from the wing but this was the only goal we scored. In the second half the visitors dominated the game. Several of their goals were due to various mistakes by the defenders. Mousley was off form and missed some scoring chances but the visitors were not really challenged in the second half.
Result: K.E.S., 1. Woodhouse G.S., 7.
v. 6th Royal Tank Regt., Worksop. At Worksop on Wednesday, November 17th.
The School team took a little time to settle down to a large dry pitch and were not disgraced or defeated when they were three goals down at half-time. In the second half the home team pressed continuously but the School forwards often looked dangerous, but only managed to score one goal. The army team had been winning most of their matches quite handsomely (having professional players at centre-half and centre-forward) and were impressed with the School's display.
Result: K.E.S., 1. Tank Regt., 5.
v. Liverpool Ramblers. At Whiteley Woods on Saturday, November 20th.
The School gave another improved performance, fielding two new players from the 2nd XI. The forwards, however, still had a tendency to shoot straight at the goal-keeper and thus miss scoring chances. In the ,second half the team played more confidently, after being one goal down, and obtained three goals. The visitors rallied well and, helped by the goal-keeper's lapse, drew level again. The last five minutes witnessed a hectic struggle, with goal-mouth scrambles, but the final result of a draw indicated the comparative merits of the two teams.
Result: K.E.S., 4. Liverpool Ramblers, 4.
v. Chesterfield G.S. At Chesterfield on Wednesday, November 24th.
Once again Stanfield scored in the first few minutes, while Charles added another in the first half. The defence only conceded one goal in this half with Jackson at centre-half breaking up many dangerous attacks; he was ably assisted by Mason at back and both players had done consistently well throughout the term and fully deserved their award of colours. In the second half both sides scored two goals and the School team just managed to keep a goal ahead until the end.
Result: K.E.S., 4. Chesterfield G.S., 3.
During the term Furniss played well until his injury, from which we hope he will soon be recovered; he has also helped me with these notes since he has not been playing. His place was taken by Crowe who had early won his colours, while more recently Jackson and Mason have also obtained theirs. The team has fluctuated considerably, partly in an effort to fill one or two difficult positions, and partly because of injuries. The following have played with the number of games indicated: Furniss (11), Crowe (16), Jackson (13), Mason (17), Fletcher (16), Mousley (17), Keighley (16), Needham (15), Hallows (13), Kelly (13), Parnham (12), Bradshaw (5), Gill (5), Stanfield (4), Thornton (4), Buchan (2), Charles (2), Dickens (2), Heeley (2), Marriott (1), Silk (1). Fletcher has been an efficient secretary, making the arrangements for each match. Thanks are due to A. V. Lewis who has been an efficient and enthusiastic linesman for most of the games played so far. Taking account of the calibre of some of the sides we have played against the results so far of seven matches won, three drawn and seven lost, are fairly creditable. I am confident that there is every chance of improving this record in the second half of the season.
The 2nd XI has made a promising start this season and to date their record reads:
At first glance these results suggest that the defence needs strengthening. This is so; but the defence is the only settled part of the team, and it is up to the players in possession to rectify the faults. Better positioning and quicker recovery after being beaten will bring this about. The forwards give some anxiety. Their main faults, which are found also in teams of much better standing are: (1) Allowing an opponent to beat them to the pitch of the ball. (2) Giving up when beaten and not attempting to regain position (this is unpardonable). (3) Shyness in front of the goal.
There are ten boys at present in the running for the five positions-and only the best will play. The main duty of the 2nd XI is to develop players for the 1st team. Several members have already played-it is hoped that others will get their chance, and take it, before the season ends.
|Sept.||11||School,||5.||Old Edwardians 2nd XI,||2.|
|Sept.||25||School,||11.||Bootham 2nd XI,||1.|
|Oct.||2||School,||4.||Staff "A" XI,||3.|
|Oct.||9||School,||2.||Rotherham G.S. 2nd XI.||2.|
|Oct.||23||School,||0.||Barnsley G.S. 2nd XI,||5.|
|Nov.||20||School,||7.||Chesterfield G.S. 2nd XI,||4.|
Scorers: May, 7; Stanfield, 7: Brown, 3; Haxton. 3; Gill, 2; Charles, 2; Kelly. 1; Silk, 1: Dickens, 1; Own Goal, 2.
A. GOODWIN has been appointed Vice-Principal of Jesus College, Oxford.
P. J. WHEATLEY, Hastings Scholar of the Queen's College, Oxford, has been elected to a Harmsworth Senior Scholarship at Merton College.
M. B. THORNELOE has passed head of the list in Intermediate LL.B. Examination at Sheffield University and has been awarded the Law Society's Prize; also passed Law Society's Intermediate Examination in London, and awarded Sheffield and District Law Students Debating Prize.
M. GRAHAM passed the Law Society's Final Examination.
The Association has been active in many spheres during the past few months.
After the Cricket Section's very successful season, the re-formed Football Section has been cheered by an influx of new recruits, and has had some keen games with well-known clubs. Re-engagements have been asked for by many old opponents.
Amongst social functions held, the Association's Annual Dance provided an enjoyable evening at the Cutlers' Hall on October 7th for 250-300 Old Boys and their friends, and it is hoped that future events will receive even larger support. The first re-union Lunch was held on July 29th at the Athol Hotel as an experiment, and those present made, representations for further lunches. It is hoped to hold the next one in early December.
It is pleasant to see that the success of the Seventh Club at Oxford has been a keen incentive for the formation of similar clubs at other Universities, and branches of the O.E.A. are now in active creation at Cambridge and Sheffield.
The War Memorial Fund has been increased by further subscriptions and the Association is anxious to record its sincere thanks for the generosity of S. C. Goodwin, Esq., and his co-directors of the Neepsend Steel & Tool Corporation, Ltd., in donating to the fund a large annual sum under a seven-year Covenant. These gifts have enabled an order to be placed for the construction of the very fine organ which eventually is to be built in the School Assembly Hall, and it is anticipated that the Memorial Plaque of the 107 Old Boys who gave their lives in the recent war will be ready for erection in the School entrance hall shortly.
The following news has been received of Old Edwardians:
B. A. Swinden is now Mathematics Master at Northampton Grammar School.
J. M. Foxon has contacted the Association from his home at Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand.
J. D. W. Kenny is with the Merchant Navy.
G. S. Colebrook is serving with the R.A.F. at Negombo, Ceylon.
P. S. Green and W. R. Layland are serving in the Forces.
J. E. Dickens is at Keble College, Oxford.
L. H. Scott, at Balliol College, Oxford.
I. M. Flowers, at Clare College, Cambridge.
A. E. Johansson, at Clare College, Cambridge.
P. Lewis, at Lincoln College, Oxford.
Applications for membership of the O.E. Association from any Old -Boy of the School will be welcomed by the Hon. Secretary, J. R. Schofield, 44, Redcar Road, Sheffield, 10.
The football season started very badly and, although the League teams improved towards the end of the first round, the teams have lacked consistency. Our interest in the Knock-out ended suddenly in the first round, and the 1st XI has not been much more successful although it improved with the return of Bradshaw to the team, and was fifth at the end of the first round. The 2nd XI have been more successful and finished in fourth place. The Under 14 XI. although fifth in their League, contains talent, and as nearly all its members are under 13 we are looking forward to a very good season next year. We congratulate the 2nd Water Polo team on being at the top of the League. Congratulations are also due to May on being made a Prefect, and to Jones on playing in the Sheffield Boys Football XI. Finally we say goodbye to our House Captain who is leaving to join the R.A.F.
This term we have received a good number of new boys. We offer them a hearty welcome to the House. Gill and Law are to be congratulated on their appointment as Prefects. Earlier in the term the former was elected House Football Captain and the latter continues in his post of Athletics Captain. D. G. Brooke has proved a very capable Swimming Captain. On the academic side we feel proud that the House gained such distinction in the July public examinations. We especially congratulate Searle-Barnes on his State Scholarship. The House's wealth of talent has not, however, been so apparent in the field of sport. The 2nd XI has gained a good place, having lost only two matches. This encouraging performance has certainly been due to the able and inspiring captaincy of P. F. Lloyd. The Knock-out team reached the semi-finals but were there soundly beaten by Sherwood. The 1st XI was among the ` also rans ' in their League in spite of the excellent play of Silk; while the Under 14 team has been left at the starting gate. The Water Polo 2nd team has lost three out of the five games played. Perhaps a little more co-ordination in their attack would be more fruitful. Finally we wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
The institution of Under 14 XI's has shown where the strength of the House lies, as our team is top of the League; the captaincy of Goddard, ably supported by Booth and Hibbard, has gone a long way towards the winning of this success. It is up to all the younger members of the House to see that this honour does not slip from our grasp. The 2nd XI, captained by Crowder, has suffered because of frequent changes and so it is only to be expected that their season has been disappointing; there seems to be a lack of determination among certain members of the side and it is up to them to put their backs into the game and get the team away from the bottom end of the League. In the 1st XI there are a number of promising players; to name two, Payne and Morris; and the team has generally been captained by J. G. Marriott, ably assisted by J. B. Brown. Although Patchett does not relish goal-keeping, he is developing well and with a little more steadiness will be well worth the faith placed in him by the rest of the team. The success of this XI has been spasmodic but we hope that in the second half of the season the players will reach true form. The Knock-out team, strengthened by the inclusion of Kelly and Crowe, have had a fairly easy journey into the final; but every effort will be needed if we are to retain the Cup. The 2nd Water Polo team has not been successful so far, but we hope for an improvement from now on. Congratulations to Adsetts and Crowe on being made Prefects, to J. E. Bennett on being elected House Swimming Captain, to Crowe on his 1st XI Football Colours, and to Kelly and Marriott on being selected for the School 1st XI.
The 1st XI has not been very successful and finds itself at the bottom of the League with only one win and one draw to its credit. Dobbs, in his capacity of Captain, has played keenly and vigorously, but the team as a whole has shown lamentable lack of cohesion. Frequently it has been in form and through lack of determination has found itself in arrears at the close of play. However, a 6-2 victory over Wentworth, the top of the League, reveals hitherto latent promise. We were unfortunate in the Knock-out to lose the services of several members, in particular W. S. Furniss, the House Captain, to whom we offer our heartiest congratulations on his appointment as School Football Captain. Indeed it was a sad blow to both the School and Haddon when he sustained a fractured elbow in the match against Barnsley, which prevented him from playing again this term. In the Knock-out we lost to Chatsworth by 3 goals to 1, in spite of the inclusion of Keighley and Mousley, both of whom are members of the School 1st XI. Here again the fault was lack of cohesion. The 2nd XI and the Under 14 XI, under the captaincy of Higgins and Scholey respectively, have been a little more successful. There is good talent among the younger members, four of whom play in the School Under 14 XI, and we hope that they can be welded together into a good 1st XI in future years. The 2nd Water Polo League has again proved popular amongst the younger members, who give up their free time on Fridays to represent the House. Although only three of last year's players remain, they have acquitted themselves honourably. Finally we congratulate A. A. Mousley on his appointment as a Prefect.
The House has had quite a successful term at football. An excellent start by all teams was unfortunately not maintained, but at the time of writing the 1st XI is placed second, the 2nd XI second, and the Under 14 fourth. Charles has been a good Captain of the 1st XI and has won a well-earned place in the School 1st XI. Mayor has been an excellent forward, and Rose and Adams capable defenders. The 2nd XI has had most success under the enthusiastic leadership of J. R. Nutter. He has been well backed up by Foster, Lewis and _Newboult, to mention but three. The Under I I XI have combined brilliance with inconsistency in a most aggravating fashion. Butler has been a competent Captain, and Clarke and G. E. Nutter have shown considerable ability. At the beginning of this term Lynwood absorbed twenty-one new boys, to all of whom we extend a welcome; amongst these. Oliver, Laycock, Dobson and J. S. Smith have shown great promise in the Under 14 XI. The Knock-out team was eliminated by a strong Sherwood side in the first round. We were not disgraced, however, battling hard without much success. In the 2nd Water Polo League, our team, though not all-conquering, has shown distinct signs of improvement. The revival of interest by the House in swimming and water polo is due in no small measure to the enthusiasm and efficiency of Kalman, our swimming Captain. The House must not forget the approaching Cross-Country and Athletic Sports. There is no reason why, with hard training and our usual keenness, we should not achieve considerable success in these events.
Success has rewarded Sherwood's efforts in the sphere of sport this term. The 1st XI heads the League by a clear 4 points, and the 2nd XI by a clear 3 points. The Under 14 XI has been battling bravely, and are in the third position of their League. The journey to the final of the Knock-out has not proved difficult, but a stiff game is anticipated against Clumber in the final. Jackson, Mason and Parnham, who have been playing regularly for the School 1st XI, will of course join us for this match. The House offers its hearty congratulations to Mason and Jackson on their recently awarded Colours, both well deserved. In the 2nd Water Polo League, the Sherwood team has lost only one game and has gained second place. Unfortunately, one of our stalwarts leaves us this term in the person of Mason. He has been an all-round asset to the House, especially as a footballer and high-jumper, and we offer him our best wishes for the future.
We should like to extend a warm welcome to all new members of the House and wish them every success in the future. Our performances on the football field have not been very inspiring but everybody has entered into the game enthusiastically. The 1st XI has so far produced the best results, being, at the time of writing, in second place; play has been consistently good and, were it not for the heavy grounds of recent weeks, we should in all probability be in a better position in the League table. In the Knock-out we reached the semi-final, only to be well beaten by Clumber. The 2nd and Under 14 XI's have not met with very much success but there is every reason to believe that they will redeem themselves in the near future. The standard of play in the 2nd League Water Polo has been low, with consequent results. Finally, with regret, we bid farewell to Alderman and wish him all the best in his future career.
It is with regret that we learn of the departure of Mr. A. V. Fletcher, our House Tutor. A long illness has deprived us of his fellowship for some time, but now that he has been compelled to leave Sheffield we appreciate the more all that he has ever done for us. The introduction of an Under 14 League in Football this term has given the younger members the opportunity to prove their worth, and their challenge for first placeat present shared with Clumbershould not go unrewarded. Needham's excellent example has been followed by the whole team. Unfortunately the rise of the Under 14 XI has coincided with a decline in the fortunes of the 1st XI, which has failed to maintain its early form on the heavy grounds. The 2nd XI has struggled unsuccessfully-but nevertheless spiritedly for honours, somewhat weakened by the promotion of players to the 1st XI to fill places created by injuries. House Football Captain Hallows is to be congratulated on his selection for the second season to the School 1st XI, in which he has recently been joined by Heeley. The 2nd Water Polo team is maintaining its position near the top of the table; that it is within challenging distance of our old rivals. Sherwood, is largely due to the enthusiasm shown by Swimming Captain Sussams towards his juniors. Next term will see the commencement of the running season and the Sports. A sound foundation is being laid by Hunt, the Athletics Captain, which should lead to results. Congratulations to J. S. Bingham on being made a Prefect: he has worked tirelessly as House 1st XI Football Captain. It is rather early to anticipate the examiners in reviewing the chances of Open Scholarship candidates-but hopes of success should not be unfounded. We wish the best to Newall and Goffwho left earlier this term; also to Williams who leaves for Burton-on-Trent at Christmas. The strength of the junior section of the House augurs well for its future.
|FIRST XI LEAGUE.|
|:SECOND XI LEAGUE.|
|UNDER 14 XI LEAGUE.|
Further contributions have been received from:Mrs. Haycock, J. Monteith, G. S. Palmer, B. C. Harvey, J. Bower, R. P. Allsop, J. Richmond, E. G. Flint, and R. H. Williams.
The following were the concluding matches of last term:
|June 23||Ackworth G.S., 137 for 6 dec.||K.E.S., 93 for 5.||Drawn.|
|June 26||Craven Gentlemen, 85.||K.E.S., 65.||Lost.|
|July 3||Bradford G.S., 148 for 6 dec.||K.E.S.,101 for 7.||Drawn.|
|July 7||Hull G.S., 94.||K.E.S., 58 for 7.||Drawn.|
|July 10||Leeds G.S., 92.||K.E.S.. 93 for 8.||Won.|
|July 17||Brincliffe T.C., 64.||K.E.S., 76 for 1.||Won.|
|July 22||Hallam C.C., 97 for 4.||K.E.S.. 73 for 6.||Lost|
Played 17, Won 4, Drawn 9, Lost 4.
|P. H. Wreghitt||16||426||3||103||32.77|
|J. S. Bingham||14||150||5||28||16.66|
|J. E. Prideaux||8||59||4||26||14.75|
|P. G. Dickens.||14||141||1||41||13. 15|
|D. W. Keighley.||17||164||0||36||10.65|
|J. B. Crowe||13||61||5||24||7.6|
|A. A. Mousley||14||95||1||27||7.31|
|C. B. Dawson||14||19||1||27||6.5|
|J. B. Brown.||11||43||3||20||5.4|
|J. E. Dickens||9||28||4||12||5.6|
Also batted: Armytage, Thornton, Parkin, Gill..
|P. G. Dickens||108.1||20||283||34||8.32|
|J. E. Dickens||238.5||69||531||56||9.48|
|D. G. Armytage||174.3||43||466||32||14.5|
|P. H. Wreghitt||76||15||183||11||16.64|
Catches: Mousley, 11; Keighley, 9; Dickens, P. and Armytage, 5; Dawson, Wreghitt, Bingham, Crowe, 4; Dickens, J., 3.
Stumped: Dawson, 6.
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