|VOL. XV.||SEPTEMBER 1961||No. 8|
|ELITE OF EUROPE||219|
|SHORT WORKS COURSES||221|
|SIXTH FORM OPINION||222|
|ICI ON PARLE ANGLAIS||222|
WE are pleased to welcome two new masters this term, Mr. R. A. Braunholtz of New College, Oxford and the London School of Economics, and Mr. J. G. O. Philips of the University of Leicester.
Mr. J. Langrish, whose work with the Chemistry department and with the Scouts will be missed, has left to take a post in industry. Of longer stay, Mr. D. Burke and Mr. R. B. Chalmers have given most impressive service to the School.
Mr. Burke will be remembered for his patience, perseverance and integrity. A most loyal and dependable colleague, with a deceptively quiet and modest demeanour, he has had the experience and scholastic success at K.E.S. which make his promotion to Dudley Training College most fitting. His help in School swimming and rugby, and in the Economics Society leave us in his debt.
Mr. Chalmers too has earned our gratitude, not least for his inspiring work and enthusiasm for drama. His productions transcended the limitations of a school stage and schoolboy performers ; those who saw " St. Joan " will count it high among their theatrical memories. We shall also remember affectionately his wide cultural interests, lively conversation and warm friendliness as a colleague. The School will deeply miss his scholarship and generous personality and we wish him the greatest happiness in his new post as Senior Classics Master at Bromsgrove County High School.
We record with pleasure the appointment of the Rt. Rev. Leslie Edward Stradling, Old Edwardian, as Bishop of Johannesberg in succession to Dr. Ambrose Reeves. Formerly Bishop of South West Tanganyika, Bishop Stradling has more than fifteen years' experience of African diocesan work. He left King Edward's in 1935.
Speech Day will be held on 30th November this year, when we look forward to welcoming as guest of honour Philip Allen, Esq., C.B. Old Edwardian (1922-1930). Since 1961 Mr. Allen has been Deputy Under Secretary of State in the Home Office.
We congratulate three State Scholarship winners : L. Gillott, H. S. Ogley and
J. B. Thorpe, and those O.E.'s who took Firsts in University examinations as
OXFORD : J. D. Cartwright, Greek and Latin Literature ; B. J. Duke, Natural Science Part II ; T. J. Saunders, Jurisprudence.
CAMBRIDGE : J. Miller, Classical Tripos Part I ; A. M. Suggate, Theological Tripos Part I ; P. B. Fairest, Law Tripos Part II (Dist.) ; C. J. Barnes, Modern Languages Preliminary Examination.
DURHAM : M. Turner, Music.
SHEFFIELD : J. W. Green, Engineering.
THREE more trophies have been presented to the School : we thank B. Cheetham and W. M. Abbott for their Cup for the House Distance Swimming Competition, B. Bennett and F. I. Parker for a Seven-a-Side Soccer Cup, and M. J. Curley for a cup for the Middle School Soccer Sevens.
We welcomed hundreds of parents and visitors to our Open Day held in Commonwealth Technical Training Week on 31st May. They inspected over twenty displays, exhibitions and performances and were obviously impressed.
Three Old Edwardians were ordained to the Priesthood on 24th September in Sheffield Cathedral : R. B. Gregory (1943-52), D. H. Thorpe (1943-53), and H. A. Wills (1933-43).
Head Prefect : P. M. Hetherington.
Prefects : I. R. Taylor, J. L. Tym, P. S. Wileman, N. R. Dennis, R. N. Crookes, M. C. Purdy, J. A. Cunningham, J. E. Ashcroft, M. A. Hall.
Sub-Prefects : A. R. Dowling, A. Foster, J. C. H. Meakin, M. Hulse, P. N. Kenyon, G. M. Nosowski, P. N. Bell, D. M. Meredith, J. S. Parson, I. T. Colquhoun.
Captain of Soccer : P. S. Wileman.
Captain of Rugby : J. E. Ashcroft.
Captain of Cricket : P. S. Wileman.
Captain of Swimming : J. E. Ashcroft.
Captain of Cross Country : A. R. Dowling.
Senior Librarian : P. J. Matthews.
TRINIDAD ! Those who attended the School Concert in the Victoria Hall on May 11th will no doubt remember the first word of Ernst Toch's Geographical Fugue for Speaking Chorus, performed by the Madrigal Group. It was the most memorable piece in an entertaining evening and listed as the first of two Peculiar Pieces on the programme. The Madrigal Group had previously acquitted themselves with distinction in Farmer's 0 Stay, sweet love and in Morley's ballett My bonny lass she smith. The second Peculiar Piece, Sonata for Three Kettledrums by Daniel Jones was " an attempt to achieve structural unity by the Rhythm-metre relationship "but the mention of this in the programme notes didn't help very much in understanding what it was all about, in spite of some spectacular playing by D. W. Williams.
The lion's share of the programme went, of course, to the Choir and Orchestra. Selected items from Handel's Judas Maccabaeus formed the first part of the concert and gave ample scope for the strong treble line and healthy brass tone to become apparent ; they also provided an occasion for much sincere exuberance and heart-felt enthusiasm to be shown. Concessions had to be made for lack of vibrato from the strings and occasional weaknesses in the tenor and bass parts ; yet the blending of the voices was good and the full orchestral sound most exciting. There was perhaps a tendency to forget that some crotchets are " more equal than others," with the result that the opening triumphal procession became something of a route march. In the many items which followed a suitable balance was maintained between chorus and orchestra at all times. The diction of the choir was not always good, but Handel's numerous verbal repetitions amply compensated for this. The lasting general impression of this first half was one of great pleasure derived from the assiduity with which the performers applied themselves so competently to a work of such a difficult standard.
The second half was, in the main, a series of party pieces beginning with the Orchestra's performance of Dvorak's Slavonic Dance No. 4, a little thickly scored and with too solid a bass line to be particularly dance-like. Roles were reversed in the first movement of Schumann's Piano Concerto, the orchestra preferring to be in the limelight and the pianist, R. J. Thompson, dutifully accommodating his tempi to suit the orchestra. These limitations did not disguise his true musical worth, evident in his sensitive approach to the work.
P. Johnson's voice, although not yet particularly strong, possesses pleasing musical qualities which he demonstrated in three selected songs. An unlikely musical combination of two trombones, played by J. R. Cockayne and M. Hill with strings in Galliard's D minor Sonata produced some good unison work and smooth tone from the trombones and a subdued accompaniment from the strings. Perhaps this was so arranged that Galliard's unintentional secular reminiscences (of The Old Bull and Bush) might be clearly audible on the trombones. Music for Brass, ably conducted by Mr. Ralph Williams, was impressive and majestic. Certain shortcomings were noticeable, more particularly in Andrea Gabrieli's Ricercar, owing to the exposed nature of the parts, but the horn tone in Giovanni Gabrieli's Sonata Pian' e Forte was very fine and the whole performance quite moving. The concert ended with a grand finale by Choir and Orchestrathe last Air and Chorus from Judas Maccabaeus.
Much credit must go to Mr. Barnes who conducted with precision, observing every nuance and indicating each clearly and expertly, and who must have spent much time in organising and preparing the various items. A special word of praise also for Dr. Roger Bullivant for his unobtrusive and effective support on the organ.
" BUT what is the European Schools Day ' "
" Well, I'm not really sure, but about one and a half million pupils all over Europe wrote an essay on European Unity and as a result, a hundred and seventy of us are going to Turin at the end of July."
I must have been asked that question and given that answer about thirty times last summer when people discovered that I was going on a prize holiday given by the Organisation for the European Schools Day.
At the start I knew no more than this, but I arrived expectantly at Victoria Station to join the other thirteen U.K. prizewinners. We reached Turin the following day to spend four very enjoyable days. A full programme included an official televised prizegiving, a discussion on European unity, a visit to Italia 61 (like the Festival of Britain), and sight-seeing in Turin. Unfortunately none of these events started less than twenty minutes late, and all agreed that in a united Europe, Italian time-keeping would have to improve. In the evenings the Britons joined up with the Scandinavians and Germans, and international relations were fostered by our drinking parties.
The Wednesday evening saw a sumptuous farewell party given by the Italians and the next day fifty of us went on to Lyons where the most remarkable features were going to the Son et Lumiere where we all got drenched, and experiencing the second longest road tunnel in the world" Second only to the Liverpool tunnel."
Saturday saw us descending the Rhone river as far as Avignon ; we were interested in all the schemes for obtaining power from this river. We spent a week in and around the lower Rhone valley, centred near Montelimar, of nougat fame. We saw Roman remains and a performance of Carmen at the Roman theatre at Orange ; the French Alps with a night high in a mountain chalet ; the splendour of the Popes of Avignon ; the desolation and bull-fighting of the Camargue; and the mediocrity of the Chateaux of the Rhone. We attended vast numbers of receptions, and wound up our holiday with a party on the Friday night which started only two hours late. This left us with a mere three hours' very disturbed sleep before beginning the dash for home. Leaving Valence (ou le Midi commence) at 7.10 a.m., I reached Sheffield at 4.30 a.m. the following day, thanks mainly to the efforts of Paris taxi drivers.
Other memories of the holiday are of watching twelve U.K. representatives leave Calais on a different train from the one I was on, or of surrounding the night porter of the Turin hostel with all the potted plants in the place and watching his waking reactions ; or of waking at 3.30 one morning to find my bed half way out of the window ; and so on.
The holiday undoubtedly did much to further friendship between " the future elite of Europe " and so was a success for the organisers. We the prizewinners undoubtedly enjoyed it and were grateful. Next year, let Sheffield have twice as many prizewinners as Liverpool instead of half as many.
C. J. S. Brearley.
An appraisal of the Concert appears elsewhere. It was attended by an audience of twelve hundred. We mention this because with the continued expansion of Choir and Orchestra and the ever increasing rise in the cost of choral and orchestral parts, the financing of these occasions becomes a problem. We need this magnificent support if we are to continue. The selling of tickets is therefore as valuable a contribution as performing, and the fine efforts of J. R. Pilling and D. W. Williams in selling about fifty tickets each are to be commended and are an example to follow.
Mention cannot be made here of all the numerous leavers who will leave sorry gaps in the ranks of Choir and Orchestra, but a special word should be said of some. J. D. Harris has been an excellent Leader of the Orchestra and also a member of Choir and Madrigal Group throughout his school career. R. J. Thompson, similarly, as pianist, singer and composer has been ubiquitous in all the musical doings and won all the possible prizes. I. W. Wright leaves with the satisfaction of haying led the Brass Group through what will surely prove to have been its great days. To these and all the others who have given unstintingly of their time, energies, and enthusiasm we give a fond and most grateful farewell.
Post-concert orchestral rehearsals were most enjoyable ; being well-attended and giving a useful introduction to the mysteries of musical team-work to new players destined to fill the afore-mentioned gaps with, we are sure, equal distinction. We have a flourishing school of organists at the moment, and note that three of them carry the professional burdens of a parish C. M. Dolan at St. Swithun's, Manor, R. D. Gillespie at Scotland Street Methodist Church, and D. W. Williams at St. Margaret's, Brightside.
The various Music Competitions were well supported numerically and the standard showed that on the whole preparation was careful. Not all the best people entered in some sections, however, and this was a pity. The Adjudicator for the Practical Competitions was Dr. Roger Bullivant, and for the Composition Competitions Mr. Phillip Lord. Awards were as follows Senior : P. Johnson (Singing), C. M. Dolan (Piano and Musicianship), J. I. Hall, trumpet (Instrumental), S. L. Williams (Composition). Junior : A. V. Bramwell (Singing), B. Wragg and D. R. Skidmore (Piano), J. G. Skidmore, violin (Instrumental), B. Wragg (Musicianship), D. W. Williams (Composition).
N. J. B.
In the beginning God made man,
Gave him mindsaid " know thyself "
Who spoke to brother, drew his shape,
To know his brother, know himself.
In the beginning God made sea
Man saw himself, grew frightened, wept ;
Hung heavy feathers in his hair ;
When he saw his brother leaped
Killed his brother, took his feathers,
Hung them heavy in his hair
Looked in sea, said " know myself,"
" I am good " and " I am rare."
God grew angry, sent his son ;
That man should know himself, stop war
Man in Christ saw Self, grew frightened,
Killed the Son of God, made war.
In the beginning God made man ;
Man made art and war and lie
Art must triumph over war,
Man must know himself or die !
M. R. Edwards.
Books circulated last term totalled 1,490. The stock-taking showed that three more books were missing without trace, but the previous term's losses were all recovered.
Gifts are gratefully acknowledged from P. Buckle, M. J. Harrison, R. D. Hawkins, J. R. Hogg, J. S. Knowles, R. I. Lockey, Monsieur J. Lupin, M. R. Robinson, G. C. Talford, G. C. Williamson.
THERE was once a time of great tribulation in the School. A wicked wizard named Ebenezer Sw*ngl*b*nn*r had formed the plan of stealing from the School Library our copy of Hunter's History of Hallamshire and also a Reference Book to Wizardry and Magician's Workshop Practice. Knowledge from the first book and skill from the second were to secure him the power to achieve his evil ambition of enslaving the just and the innocent amongst the local inhabitants. The project would be hazardous, for the Chief Librarian also knew something of magic (see shelf No. 133-4) and could not be trifled with. Ebenezer worked stealthily. One games afternoon, by means of a bogus message to the Transport Department, he diverted a busload of boys into a disused railway tunnel. In their place he sent forth changelings, really insects and other creatures which by his arts he had transformed into presentable-looking scholars. They were set the task of ransacking the Library and taking to their master the valuable books he so eagerly desired.
The Library in the lunch-hour became an object of dismay to the librarians as the wizard's agents began their work. Swarms of the ex-flies buzzed on the window-ledges licking and sucking noisily at bright and gloptious lollipops from the Tuck-shop. The ex-woodlice huddled together in dark comers whispering in one another's ear. The ex-centipedes rushed wildly from end to end of the room waving their arms like feelers. The ex-weevils amused themselves by idly stabbing holes in the books and tables with anything pointed that came to hand. You could tell where the ex-earthworms had been because of the sweet-papers neatly tucked into spaces behind the books on the shelves. You could trace the activities of the ex-furniture beetles by the little heaps of potato crisps they left on the floor. When the time came to close the room for afternoon registration the librarians stood aghast at the confusion, but with devoted resignation they struggled on.
The wizard's emissaries could not find the books. One had been stolen already and the other had been sent away to be re-bound, and this was known only to the Chief Librarian. He laughed slyly to himself and bided his time.
Several times the frustrated wizard gathered his servants together behind the Scout Hut and railed at them. " Helpless vermin," he rasped and pointed a hairy talon, " the public examinations are approaching ; I have no power then to prevent you from being identified for what you are just ignorant creeping things. The game will be up and rather than risk disaster I shall have you all enclosed in a tin and sold to the Biology department. You will be raw material for vile experiments and I shall gloat over your cries for help. Time presses ! Work harder ! "
The changelings grew desperate and the task of clearing up after them was almost beyond human strength. The periodicals had been ripped, flung down and trampled, the card index had been shuffled and some trays turned out bodily into the waste-paper baskets, whose contents had in exchange been stuffed into the index cabinet. The books lay in mountainous heaps everywhere, rude legends were posted on the notice-boards and unsuitable images exposed on the display-stand. The rest of the school avoided the Library for fear of being set upon by the destructive throng or of being somehow incorporated in the confusion they created.
Meanwhile the Chief Librarian worked quietly. He inscribed powerful spells on the library pads and covered them over with innocent-looking black plastic. He installed microphones behind the wainscot. The door was fitted with a strange-looking spring resembling a pair of lazy-tongs. And all these devices could be controlled by a mere flick of an eyelid. For long there were no clues, then at last the instruments recorded some gossip dropped by a changeling during Private Study. The evil wizard, it was said, would come himself at the next Open Day to search the Library.
The day came. Fairy-lights glimmered in the corridors and the crowds surged from one lavish side-show to another wearing masks and fancy costumes. The festivities were at their height as the wizard, disguised as an Old Boy, crept into the seemingly deserted Library. Ethereal music floated out from behind the periodicals rack and the room was decorated with Wagnerian opulence to resemble Aladdin's Cave ; jewels glittered in all the dim recesses and voluptuous perfumes issued from the radiator grills.
No sooner did the door shut behind the wizard than the whole dreamy vision changed as the lights were turned on and the Chief Librarian smilingly emerged from behind the counter. " I'm afraid this is the end, Ebenezer, alias Rufus Nkalambulombo," he said gently. Ebenezer's face darkened visibly as he swore in fluent Gaboon. " The spell on the pad you are standing on is laced with Impact Adhesive and renders you incapable of movement; even if you were able to flee, my patent door-spring would hold you in its grip." Then to the faithful Librarians who strode out from behind the Biography Section, " Turn him upside down." They did so and missing library books fell out of his pockets by the dozen. " Now take him away." But Ebenezer had done the only possible thing to save himself from justice ; he had taken the easy way out and there he lay, a pitiful crumpled object which they left for the Cleaners to deal with. " Now follow me and bring the vacuum cleaner." They shot out into the corridor like a party of Brazilianos bearing a hissing, captive Anaconda ; there the assembled changelings had reverted to their true shape at Ebenezer's death, and with a few practised passes of the nozzle the librarians swept them off their feet. At the same instant the railway tunnel sprang open and the boys emerged, all with their homework finished ; and none of them realised it had taken them three months, or if they did, they said nothing.
One of the books Ebenezer had wanted is back on the shelf ; Hunter's History of Hallamshire is unfortunately still missing.
SEVERAL senior boys have attended recent courses whose object is to provide an introduction to a particular industry and possible careers in it. Of the Steel industry courses, those of the United Steel Companies seem to be the most interesting. Their residential course was carefully organised and gave opportunity, not only for comprehensive visits to steelworks and the Swinden Laboratories, but for informative informal discussions with the Companies' staff. Members stayed at a University Hall of Residence and were well fed and entertained. A similar non-residential course is given by Steel, Peech & Tozer and has recently been attended by four King Edward's boys who speak highly of its efficiency and interest. It is assumed in these courses that boys might be interested in a career with the companies as graduates.
Other steel firms, such as English Steel and Davy United provide more practical courses, where members combine visits to the works with practice in elementary metalwork at the bench. The boy considering an engineering apprenticeship might find these courses helpful.
High praise is given to the residential courses of the N.C.B. and G.P.O. National Coal Board courses are held in each of their areas and two K.E.S. representatives attended one in Nottingham. They visited various collieries and their ancilliary plants and had ample opportunity to question miners, technicians, managers, and Union officials. The G.P.O. course was held at its Central Training School in Staffordshire. A first-class instructional introduction to the various branches of the service was supplemented by visits to telephone exchanges and transmitting stations.
All who attended the various residential courses were not only impressed by them as introductions to industry ; they also valued the opportunities for entertainment and the pleasures of meeting and working with boys from many other schools. They would strongly recommend these courses to other members of the School.
DURING my last term at school I often watched cricket matches at Whiteley Woods in the evenings. From the scorebox there, the scene was perfect. A view up the Porter valley to the clough, with the Mayfield valley branching offfarms and fields everywhere, in a wide sweep from the farm up the hill on the left round to the dam just over the road, with the houses of Fulwood up the valley side and, far away, the sun setting into the moorsand right in the foreground white flanneled figures playing cricket against the varied shades of green.
The scene brought to me thoughts of games days of the last few years, and of sports daysof figures running round the sunlit track, or in the rain. This led me on to thoughts of school tripsCalder Hall, Kennington, Nottingham, Newstead Abbey,of societies, of the debates and speeches there, committee meetings, earnest talks and eager projects ; of school plays, watched from behind the scenes and from in front ; of concerts, carol services and the occasional open day ; of the multitude of events seven years had seenfrom my first day when I'd been a timid, nervous " fag," awed even by the portrait of King Edward VII, to the last when I'd read the lesson too quickly. I thought of impositions received, and given ; of masters past and present ; of work done and of work not done.
Surely for all this I owed something to K.E.S., or did it owe something to me ? I'd given it seven years' work and a good deal of voluntary effort, and it had given me knowledge and fun and friends and a certain amount of confidence.
Which reminded me of the old proverb " the more you give, the more you get."
C. J. S. Brearley.
The first issue of a new magazine, Sixth Form Opinion, appeared in July. This very professional-looking publication originated in a scheme of its editors, pupils of Sherborne School, but it contains articles from all over the country. Its aims are " to break down barriers and build bridges " between Sixth Formers in Public and Grammar Schools, and to make the voice of the Sixth Form heard. Yes, it is idealistic and hopeful, in contrast to the usual Sixth Form cynicism.
Rightly, it features Aldermaston, a great rallying point of all students, but remains uncommitted. There are two excellent articles on Classics, a Sixth Former's brilliant photographs, and an account of the running of a U.N.A. Youth Section, which is an object lesson to school societies. "A New Leaf," a short play, achieves an atmosphere reminiscent of Pinter and Beckett. Other articles are less successful, perhaps because they try too hard to be adult, as is seen in a poem (by a Sixth Former) about married life, and an article by a literary snob complaining that culture is a dirty word among Sixth Formers. But these failures do not detract from its essential liveliness and interest, and it is to be hoped that contributions from K.E.S. will be forthcoming ; criticism is idle when the remedy is in our own hands.
FROM the start we suspected that it was going to be an eventful holiday. On St. Pancras station I encountered a boy wearing the same identification tag as mine, and we were standing watching the pigeons and talking about appendicitis when a girl walked up to us and said, " Excuse me, but are you going to Uganda ? "
" Not if we can help it, ducks."
" No," my friend explained, " we're in the Anglo-Swedish Scholarship party. We're off to Sweden for a month."
I suppose the first thing to strike us about Sweden was the tremendous English and American influence there. You can buy an English newspaper at most kiosks in Gothenburg on the day of publication ; nine of the records in the Swedish top ten were either English or American ; the vast majority of films were in English ; many goods in the shops were familiar. It was impossible to escape the telly routine " Rawhide " on Tuesday, " Sherlock Holmes " on Wednesday, and " The Black and White Minstrel Show " on Saturday.
The Swedes themselves are very interested in England, and enjoy speaking English. Sometimes this had very strange results, as I found when visiting a Swedish friend whose father, a lawyer, was very proud of his English. Every ten minutes or so he would stop what he was doing and recite, quite seriously, " One day a friend of Dean Swift sent him a turbot."
Although the Swedish people are gay and humorous, there is a darker side in their unbelievably serious attitude to war. I found a matchbox with a slogan on it about being careful not to say too much for fear of spies. It took my Swedish friend a long time to convince me that it was not a joke.
At the term's first meeting J. Britton talked on the Conference on Vocation given by the Archbishop of York, which he and R. H. Smith had attended. A visit to the Synagogue in Wilson Road was enjoyed by those who went ; it is regrettable that so few were sufficiently interested to take this opportunity of learning something about Judaism in general and its position in Sheffield society. The attendance at the S.C.M. Annual Service was three boys. A recent census in the School showed that 44A of those in the senior school attend Church regularly ; this figure seems hardly credible when this miserable attendance, and those of society meetings in general, are considered.
Fourth-formers are reminded that this society is open to them as well as to all members of the Fifth and Sixth.
Three meetings were possible this term and attendances were disappointing considering the importance of the topics discussed. At the first, Ball, Brearley and Nosowski discussed the Budget proposals, making an effort to provoke with their views, but the audience remained unmoved and silent.
A meeting to which most of the half dozen Socialists in the upper school looked forward was Buckle's criticism of the Government's economic policy. He emphasised the need for long term planning, a point reiterated in the Plowden Report recently published.
One of the year's major economic questions was dealt with at the last meeting when Johnson and Foster discussed recent movements towards Free Trade in Europe. This meeting provided lively arguments as to whether Britain should join the Common Market ; most members thought she should.
The society would like to thank Mr. Burke for his help this year and to wish him well in his new post.
One meeting was held in School when, on 3rd May, M. J. Bryars spoke on the Rattening Outrages in Sheffield and did justice to this rather lurid piece of Sheffield history. Three days later a party went by coach to Bolsover Castle where we were fortunate to be shown round by the Custodian who gave us a very lively account of the Castle's history. We went on to visit Southwell Minster and the Norman parish church at Melbourne, and a full and enjoyable day was concluded at Hardwick Hall.
For its long outing the society visited Edwardian castles in North Wales. Five masters and eighty boys reached Flint Castle in the middle of the morning, moved on to the two castles at Rhuddlan for lunch, whence they proceeded to the hill-top castle of Denbigh, built (dare we say it ?) by the Lacy family. There they also energetically perambulated the walls of the old town before returning tired but cheerful to Sheffield.
Our one meeting saw the trial of Clark of 2(I) on a charge of being generally objectionable and untidy. The prisoner conducted his own defence ably but, despite Huston's shortcomings as counsel for the prosecution, and some flounderings in the witness-box, the jury were too much for him and he was sentenced to be tidied.
So ended a fairly successful year. The society owes much to the efforts of its Committee, in particular Clark and Nicholson.
There is now in the Dark Room a permanent collection exhibited on the walls, of the prizewinning photographs from the competitions held in recent years. The work of making the frames, glazing, assembling and hanging has all been done by this year's treasurer of the society, J. A. Smith, 6 Sc. 2.
Throughout the year, flying meetings have been held on the Close on Saturday mornings ; they have been well attended and we have been pleased to welcome several new members. Competitions provided interest and the two chuck glider contests were won by D. Goodwin and J. S. Pressley. The highlight of the Easter term was a combat competition in which a streamer was actually cut, though spectators focussed their interest on the mid-air collisions.
No spectacular models have appeared, apart from a nine foot span radio-controlled glider and a combat model which reached 83 m.p.h. Another nine foot span glider and a speed model are at the moment under construction.
Our thanks go to Mr. Bridgwater for giving up his Saturday mornings, often in unpleasant weather, to allow us to fly.
THERE has been a great deal of encouraging activity going on in various parts of the Group as the Troop reports show. We have, however, been going through a period of difficulty in our staffing and this has led to one major change.
It is with much regret that we record the loss of the services of two of our Scoutmasters, Mr. J. Langrish of " B " Troop and Dr. Jameson of " C " Troop. The Group's thanks are due to them both for the hard work that they have put in with their Troops. We wish them both well in the future and are glad that Dr. Jameson will continue to take some part in the Group. The major change which has taken place is the disbandment of " C " Troop, which for seventeen years has made its distinctive contribution to School Scouting. We regret having had to reduce the opportunities for Scouting in the School but no-one has been deprived of membership of a troop as the movement is so widespread in the city. " C " Troop's Scouts have gone to make their own individual contribution to other troops including "A" and " B ".
Our thanks are due to all members of staff and to parents who have helped the Scouts. We are very grateful for their support. A special word of thanks to Mr. Jackson for his very efficient control of Group finances and to Mr. Birkinshaw for auditing the accounts.
A last word to the Scouts. We should always remember the slogan " Look Wide." I feel that we should try to give more support to Scouting activities outside the School by, for example, turning out in strength at Divisional and Association competitions and by attempting to be of service to the community in general. We need to remind ourselves frequently not only of the terms of the Scout Law we have promised to obey but of the implications of the Law in relation to our lives in present-day society.
G. S. M.
A most successful and enjoyable Troop Camp at Whitsuntide predominates over all other activities of this term. The success of a camp depends upon the site, the weather, and the participants. The site, which consists of a large area of woodland and heath, formerly part of the Newstead Abbey Estate, is excellently suited to Scouting activities, and we must remember our debt to the owner for putting it at our disposal. Favourable weather and enthusiastic co-operation in a full and varied programme satisfied the formula for an outstanding camp. It will be remembered for the luxury of inter-patrol telephones and chickens roasted in the camp-fire, the number and variety of visitors, and the injuries hoax.
We welcome Ian Wiggett as an assistant scoutmaster. He is at present studying veterinary science at Liverpool University, but is very helpful on the Troop activities which he manages to attend.
Preparations for two weeks' Summer camp at West Runton in Norfolk are now complete, and we hope that it will prove a fitting climax to a successful year.
P. M. H.
A rash of proficiency badges has appeared this term indicating much activity especially amongst the hordes of second formers, ten of whom have produced very good two-day hike reports as a further symptom of their approach to First Class standard.
At Easter, four patrols held patrol camps, £31 was raised by Bob a Job, and there was a good turn out for St. George's Day Parade. A very interesting trip to the Sheffield Star and Telegraph buildings was arranged by Frank Parker.
Whit camp at Osmaston was its usual success under the guidance of David Elliott. Summer camp is in Wales near Pwllheli and at the end of August some of next year's Seniors are camping at Hassop.
This term is one of farewells for " B " Troop. All the present Seniors including our three Queen's Scouts and the T. L. Howard Kelly, are leaving, as are the Scouters : David Elliott who has been in charge of more camps than anyone can remember, Frank Parker who has been very energetic in organisation, M. Dungworth who has tried hard to keep the Seniors going and J. L. who very reluctantly leaves the Troop without a Scout Master.
On a personal note I leave my best wishes with the Troop, who have managed without a S. M. before, and I hope that under the fatherly eye of the G.S.M. the patrols will show that they can be independent.
Whit Camp, in Walesby Forest, Nottinghamshire, was the last function of " C " Troop, yet morale remained high. We even invested two recruits in the last weeks of the Troop's life, one at the last Troop Meeting, the other at Whit Camp itself. All our Second Formers left us for their new Troops with their Second Class, Colin Wilkinson having the distinction of receiving his at the last Flag ceremony.
Useful work has also been done in term time. Our team came second in the Divisional First Aid Competitions.
The ending of the Troop will bring sorrow to many, particularly those who served in it and found in its spirit a force which shaped their lives for good. " C " Troop had its fine traditions. To all who have helped to foster them, not least the parents whose loyalty and labour have contributed so much, we express our grateful thanks, and we hope that the younger ones who now leave us will take something of this spirit with them and serve their new Troops well.
IN a number of recent seasons, the School 1st XI has redeemed itself in the "cricket festival " in the last week of the summer term after disappointing performances earlier, but this year the reverse has occurred. Up to the Bradford match on the last Saturday of the term, the team was undefeated and we had visions of our most successful season since before the war, but three of the last four matches were lost, so that the final tally, though still the best since 1957, was more modest than seemed likely earlier and was not an entirely fair reflection on the ability of the team throughout the season.
It is interesting to dwell on the reasons for this decline in our fortunes at the end of the term, because it reveals the extent of the team's dependence upon Pike and Aldridge. In the last few matches, Pike slightly lost his touch with the bat so that his total of runs for the season fell short of his excellent record of 1960, whilst Aldridge was not quite able to sustain his venom and hostility so that his capture of wickets was again just below his figures of last year. Nevertheless, he has taken over 140 wickets for the School in three seasons, and Pike completed his 1,000 runs for the School over the same period in the last match of the term. We shall miss them both greatly next year.
Pike has captained the side excellently. He has set and maintained a high standard of ground fielding, and if the catching, especially in the slips, has been wayward at vital moments, this has certainly not been due to his own personal example. He has usually handled the bowling well and has not been afraid to experiment with the slower bowlers towards the end of the season in order to rest Aldridge as much as possible. His main problemand, indeed, the glaring weakness in the teamhas been the lack of a penetrating first-change pace bowler. Frequently, the first four or five wickets of the opposing side have fallen cheaply, but then there has been stubborn resistance leading to draws where victories had been expected, and in the Bradford game, to the team's first defeat.
The captain's own batting has given strength and stability to this department. Pike has played some fine innings again, the climax being an excellent century against De La Salle, and his running between the wickets has increased the scoring rate at the start of many innings. Towards the end of the season, an old fault of playing with an inclined bat in defence has shown up again, but he has the ability to make many runs when he goes up to Cambridge.
Wileman has again challenged Pike as the side's leading batsman. His cutting and driving have greatly improved, and he is now freer in his play on the leg side since adjusting his guard. His judgement of the short single and desire to keep the score moving steadily have proved most valuable. His fielding close to the wicket is clean and agile, but his bowling has not developed as well as expected, and next season when he is to captain the team, he must decide whether he is to concentrate on seam or spin bowling. Aldridge has played some most forceful innings this season, and his batting has become much more consistent ; his final innings of 59 not out against Hymer's Hull showed that he can gain his runs in an attractive and more orthodox manner. Eason has played some useful innings this year with some most punishing straight driving ; his weakness remains lack of concentration and he has been unlucky in his dismissals on several occasions, but he has proved a most loyal member of the team for three seasons and will make a most acceptable college and club player. It is disappointing that Hardie has had so little success in his last year ; on occasion, he can play in a forceful manner, as he showed in the Staff match, but usually his reactions have proved too slow and he has a persistent weakness against accurate slow bowling.
Of those, who, with Wileman, will have to occupy the leading batting positions next season, Dennis has proved the most consistent this year with a number of useful scores, but he will have to improve his calling and running between the wickets for these have proved disastrous on occasion. Banner, a newcomer to the School, had a disappointing series of low scores in the early matches but improved later and he has the temperament and technique to make a good opening bat next season. Britton has one excellent innings at De La Salle to his credit and shows a determination to succeed, but to score more consistently he will have to correct basic faults in stance and grip of the bat. Booth will be needed higher up the order next year, and his performances in a humbler role this season give grounds for hope, for he has a good eye and, like many bowlers, a good deal of confidence in his ability to succeed with the bat.
The pattern of the bowling has been much the same as last year. Once again, we have relied heavily on pace with Aldridge and Cockayne bearing the brunt of the work, and, in fact, it is now several years since we had a spin bowler capable of bowling steadily and economically for long spells. There is little that can be added to what has already been said about Aldridge's bowling ; any aspiring pace bowler, although he would not be wise to copy his inelegant action, would do well to take his dedication and determination as a model. He consistently attacks the stumps, and sometimes has proved almost unplayable for a few overs with the new ball. He genuinely hates the sight of opposing batsmen, and only needs to vary his pace and length with greater ingenuity to become a fine bowler at higher levels than School cricket. Cockayne has had a promising first season as a pace bowler, though he has found it difficult to combine this with his earlier role as a slow left-hander. Some of his attack from over the wicket has proved taxing to batsmen unused to this type of bowling, and if he can acquire greater control, which should come with more practice, he should do quite well at University, for his batting is useful and he can field capably. Booth's final bowling figures rather flatter him, for although he has usually taken the odd wicket when he has been used, and his best ball is very dangerous, all too often he has pitched wide of the stumps and has enabled batsmen to establish or regain their confidence ; but he is willing to learn and should have benefitted from the experience of 1st XI cricket this season. Banner has potentialities as an off-spinner, but he must use his full height and not be afraid to flight the ballat the moment, his trajectory is too flat and lacks variety.
The keenness of the fielding has been a clear indication of the good spirit in the side. Dungworth has kept wicket with enthusiasm, but he is not always very tidy, especially against slower bowling, and he must resist the temptation to conduct a running commentary on the match to all and sundry within hearing range ! In addition to the fielding of Pike in the gully, and Wileman at short leg, Banner at cover, Britton close on the off-side and Dennis in the deep have caught the eye, and only in the game at Nottingham did we meet a side with a fielding standard definitely above our own.
One of the factors in the team's success has been that we have been able to field a settled XI throughout, apart from a few welcome but fleeting appearances from Bennett early in the season. Whether we shall be able to do so next year remains to be seen. Only five of the present side will be available then, so there should be keen competition for the remaining places, and we hope that this will produce a standard of play in keeping with that established this year, which has done much to enhance the Cricket reputation of the School.
J. C. H., T.K.R.
Played 15. Won 6, Drawn 6, Lost 3.
6th May William Hulme's G.S. 100 for 6 (declared). School 48 for 8. Drawn.
10th May School 110 (Wileman 33, Bennett 32). Woodhouse G. S. 105 (Aldridge 5 for 23, Wileman 4 for 28). Won by 5 runs.
17th May School 165 for 5 (Declared). (Pike 74 not out, Aldridge 31). High Storrs G.S. 91 for 7. Drawn.
3rd June Old Edwardians 166 for 5 (declared). School 114 for 9. Drawn.
7th June School 143 (Wileman 45, Aldridge 33). Stockport G.S. 131 for 5 (Aldridge 4 for 47). Drawn.
17th June School 159 (Wileman 38). Manchester G.S. 131 (Aldridge 5 for 39). Won by 28 runs.
24th June Doncaster G.S. 109 (Aldridge 4 for 41). School 110 for 6 (Pike 36, Aldridge 48). Won by four wickets.
1st July Wintringham G.S., Grimsby 123 (Cockayne 5 for 47, Aldridge 4 for 39). School 69 for 8. Drawn.
5th July School 193 for 6 (declared) (Pike 103 not out Britton 63)., De La Salle College 150 for 6. Drawn.
8th July School 168 for 8 (declared) (Banner 44, Pike 35). Mount St. Mary's College 60 (Cockayne 5 for 14, Aldridge 5 for 41). Won by 108 runs.
15th July Queen Elizabeth's G. S., Wakefield 66 (Aldridge 7 for 16) School 67 for 3. Won by seven wickets.
22nd July School 101 Bradford G.S. 102 for 8 (Aldridge 4 for 30). Lost by two wickets.
24th July School 158 for 5 (declared), (Wileman 66, Banner 32). Staff 65 (Aldridge 4 for 32). Won by 93 runs.
25th July School 99 (Eason 36). Nottingham H.S. 102 for 2. Lost by eight wickets.
26th July School 153 for 7 (declared), (Aldridge 39 not out). Hymen s College, Hull 156 for 5. Lost by five wickets.
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Ridgway also batted once.
Pike and Eason also bowled.
Catches : Dungworth 9, Pike 7, Wileman 6, Bennett 4, Eason 3, Hardie 3, Aldridge 2, Britton 1, Cockayne 1, Banner 1.
Stumpings : Dungworth 5.
Full Colours. Re-award. M. R. Pike. A. D. Aldridge.
New Colours. P. S. Wileman. J. R. Cockayne. J. V. Eason.
Half Colours. New Colours. M. R. Dungworth. N. R. Dennis. C. J. W. Banner.
Certificates for Good Service. P. J. Hardie. R. J. Britton. D. A. Booth.
After a disastrous start the team settled down well and, as the results show, enjoyed a successful season. Ridgeway assumed captaincy at a difficult time when the previous captain, M. J. Kingman, left at Whitsun. He has shown great determination and much of the team's success can be attributed to his firm and cheerful leadership, and much improved form with the bat.
Since his inclusion as wicket-keeper just after the beginning of the season, Cook has proved to be our best batsman, being particularly effective on the leg side. Taylor was promoted to opener, and he and Styring provided the main foundation of the batting. Bailey, batting well down the order on two occasions saved us from defeat. For the remainder, inconsistency and a casual approach proved the main faults. The opening bowlers, Betts and Bailey paved the way to our victories, and after their breakthrough, Williams, who seemed to find life in the most docile wicket, usually managed to ferret out the rabbits and he finished the season with a good crop of middle order batsmen. Styring also proved effective in short spells. Fielding was generally keen but apt to become complacent when we had a good score behind us.
Entertainment in the field was provided by Blythe, who usually managed to convert two runs to four by a well placed kick. The addition of Ball to the team raised the morale and his somewhat rustic pose at forward short leg unnerved many opposing batsmen. Cook's wicketkeeping was average, and his appeals for catches behind the stumps continued the tradition established last year.
Thanks are due to Mr. Twyford and Mr. Baldwin for their willing help and advice ; their efforts have undoubtedly contributed to a pleasant and successful season.
PLAYED 12, WON 5, DRAWN 4, LOST 3.
William Hulme G.S. 101 for 9 dec. (Booth 4 for 32) ; K.E.S. 14.
K.E.S. 64 (Britton 30) ; Old Edwardians 66 for 7 (Betts 3 for 21)
Chesterfield G.S. 117 for 8 dec. (Styring 4 for 20) ; K.E.S. 93 for 4.
Manchester G.S. 156 for 4 dec. ; K.E.S. 117 for 8.
K.E.S. 96 (Taylor 33) ; Doncaster G.S. 78 (Betts 4 for 14).
Worksop College 145 for 8 dec. (Wileman 6 for 43) ; K.E.S. 147 for 8 (Bows 59).
K.E.S. 103 (Bailey 48 n.o.) ; Grimsby Wintringham G.S. 69 (Williams 5 for 14, Styring 3 for 16).
K.E.S. 171 for 9 dec. (Cook 48) ; De La Salle 159 for 6.
K.E.S. 190 for 8 dec. ; Mount St. Mary's 87 for 9.
High Storrs G. S. 63 (Bailey 6 for 16, Williams 4 for 25) ; K.E.S. 64 for 4.
K.E.S. 49 ; Nottingham H.S. 53 for 6 (Williams 4 for 21).
Hymer's College, Hull 60 (Bailey 4 for 15, Betts 3 for 5) ; K.E.S. 64 for 2 (Ridgeway 33 n.o.)
2nd XI Colours were awarded to R. M. Bailey, P. H. Betts, D. B. Cook, W. J. Ridgeway, E. E. Storing and I. T. Williams, and certificates to T. B. McAughey and D. M. Taylor.
THE season has several features worthy of note and. possibly, regret. The first is the small number of games actually played. Both in June and July there were gaps in the programme, not merely due to weather, which upset the team's feeling of continuity and prevented it settling down to steady rectification of the faults revealed in play. The second is the small number of games won. Both of these had this in common, that the opposition was dismissed for very low totals, 13 and 44, on their own wicket. This, like most other games, reflected the hostile and successful bowling of Linfoot and Hartley, who always bore the brunt of attack ; as soon as they came off, in practically every match, the threat to the stumps fell away. In the season Linfoot took 36 wickets for 173 runs (an analysis of 4.8), an amazingly consistent and creditable performance ; Hartley took 13 for 152 (an analysis of 11.7), and ably backed up Linfoot as a threat to fancied batsmen. Thirdly, the scoring of the team was generally low, whereas last season two or three players could at one time or another produce a long innings. It seems that the standard of batting is now more uniform ; loss at the top is compensated by the general improvement at the bottom, though sometimes the shape of basic strokes is distorted by individual freaks of fancy. Fourthly, losses were mostly due to meeting teams with tall fast bowlers (did other teams think this of Hartley, at least until they realised that Linfoot had taken most of their wickets') ; tall fast bowlers are the particular bugbear of junior cricketers. At Nottingham, by contrast, the main damage was done by a boy who tossed the ball slowly up on to the bat as if for driving practice. Admittedly, the team has lacked depth in bowling, but the batting has some basis for future development. Fielding has usually been keen and good ; conduct and spirit have been admirable. Linfoot has given every possible lead and has been given every possible response. This L. 15 team will face undaunted next season the sterner tasks of senior cricket.
G. H. C., B. K.
Played 7 ; Won 2 ; Lost 5.
3rd June. K.E.S., 24 ; De La Salle, 25 for 3 (Linfoot, 3 for 12).
17th June. Manchester G.S., 108 (Linfoot, 8 for 50), K.E.S., 59.
24th June. Doncaster G.S., 13 (Linfoot, 7 for 5 ; Hartley, 3 for 3). K.E.S., 15 for 0.
8th July K.E.S., 72 (Blake, 16 ; Linfoot, 15), Mount St. Mary's, 74 for 6.
22nd July. K.E.S., 36 ; High Storrs, 37 for 5 (Linfoot, 5 for 11).
25th July. K.E.S., 71 (Sallis, 19 ; Blake, 18 n.o.) ; Nottingham High School, 72 for 9 (Linfoot, 5 for 39 ; Hartley, 3 for 24).
26th July. Hymers College, 43 (Linfoot, 6 for 19 ; Hartley, 3 for 21), K.E.S., 44 for 4 (Linfoot, 17).
THE season was rather a disappointing one. The team had a fair measure of ability but too often matches were lost where a determined effort would have won, or at least, saved them. The fielding was good at times, but tended to deteriorate under pressure ; in the last two matches importantand easycatches were missed.
Connerton was the most accomplished batsman, Sleigh improved considerably during the season, and England, though limited in strokeplay, revealed a welcome fighting spirit for an hour and a half in the Hymer's match. Crowson struck a few lusty blows ; otherwise batting failures could be attributed to temperament rather than technical defects. The bowling was usually adequate, but lacked variety. A spin bowler would have been useful on the easy-paced wickets we met at the end of term. Timperley was hostile though erratic, and Hill bowled consistently well, though with some wretched luck. Connerton showed a growing appreciation of the arts of captaincy.
R. C. G., J. B. L.
Played 9, Won 3, Lost 5. Drawn 1.
K.E.S., 94 (Connerton 26) ; Firth Park, 78 for 9 (Hill 4 for 25).
Chesterfield, 81 for 9 dec. (Timperley 4 for 20) ; K.E.S., 85 for 4 (England 26, Bird 20 n.o)
Manchester G.S., 59 ; K.E.S, 63 for 4.
Doncaster, 109 (Crowson 6 for 17) ; K.E.S., 85 (Crowson, 21).
Grimsby, 97 (Scholey 6 for 18) ; K.E.S., 98 for 8 (Sleigh 38 Crowson, 22).
K.E.S., 13 ; Queen Elizabeth's. Wakefield, 14 for 2.
K.E.S., 16 ; High Storrs, 17 for 2.
Nottingham H.S., 167 ; K.E.S., 27.
Hymer's, Hull, 159 for 8 dec. ; K.E.S., 74 (England 20).
GREATOREX has led a team that has proved reasonably successful despite its low batting strength. The most consistent and promising batsman has been Fielding who was unlucky to miss his half-century against Brincliffe G.S. He received useful support from Kippax, Paramore, and Wosskow, who made good scores on several occasions. Hempshall and Taylor bowled with accuracy and effect to take most wickets and achieve the best averages. An ample supply of change bowlers, including Taylor, Everatt, and Greatorex gave enthusiastic support to Adams and Hempshall, the openers, and was augmented by Beman and Kippax. In the field, where Wosskow was particularly reliable behind the stumps, all proved themselves eager and co-operative.
R. W. P., A. G. J.
Played 6, Won 3, Drawn 1, Lost 2.
K.E.S., 66 ; Brincliffe G.S., 23 (Hempshall 6 for 10).
De La Salle, 95 (Taylor 8 for 37) ; K.E.S., 72.
Manchester G.S., 107 for 7 dec. ; K.E.S., 77 for 6.
K.E.S., 123 for 6 (Fielding 48) : Brincliffe G.S., 18 (Hempshall, 5 for 5).
De La Salle, 26 ; K.E.S., 22.
Mount St. Mary's, 54 ; K.E.S., 55 for 1.
THE three teams had quite a successful season ; the Seniors suffered only one defeat, at Trent College. Once again, we had to rely on the efforts of a few seniors : we had only W. Abbott, B. Cheetham, and F. Parker from the second year Sixth, but they gave of their best. Abbott proved to be a quiet but efficient captain and swam very well in the Breast Stroke events, breaking the School record for the too yards. Congratulations to the above three on gaining School Colours for the second time and to J. Ashcroft on being awarded full colours.
The School Water Polo League continues to flourish but if we are to raise our standards we need many more boys willing to practise. Parker was once again captain of the Yorkshire County Junior Water Polo team and Cheetham and Ashcroft played for the county.
This year we experimented with four-cornered matches which proved to be quite exciting. Only one boy from each of four schools swam in the individual events and some of the results were very close.
We have many promising swimmers in the Middle and Lower School who must train as hard as possible for the coming season.
D. B. H.
SPORTS day was held in brilliant sunshine this year. Several track records were broken ; and as in previous years the competitive spirit in these events was of a high standard. In field events, however, standards were not very good ; few boys are prepared to follow any training scheme for these events, despite the provision of quite reasonable facilities at School.
The trophies were presented by E. W. Sivil, Esq., G.M. who stressed the importance of actively participating in any sport to the best of one's ability.
E. J. G.
HALF-MILE (5th year and above) : 1st, Parker, F. I. (L.) ; 2nd, Kingman, M. J. (A.). Time-2 min. 17 sec.
120 YARDS HURDLES (5th year and above), 3 ft. Hurdles : 1st, Ball, C. J. (A.) ; 2nd, Bennett, B. (Wel.). Time16.6 sec. (Record).
HIGH JUMP (5th year and above) : 1st, Nosowski, R. J. (L.) ; 2nd, Cruickshank, B. (Ch.). Height5 ft. 2 in.
THROWING THE Discus (5th year and above : over 16), 3lb. 5oz. discus : 1st, Timms, W. E. (H.) ; 2nd, Abbott, W. M. (A.). Distance107 ft. 2.5in.
PUTTING THE WEIGHT (5th year and above : under 16), 10 lb. shot 1st, Hall, M. A. (Sh.) ; 2nd, Whyman, P. R. (Sh.). Distance 37 ft. .5 in.
THROWING THE JAVELIN (5th year and above : under 16), 7 ft. 6.5 in. javelin : 1st, Booth, D. A. (A.) ; 2nd, Hebden, D. (H.). Distance129 ft. 9 in.
QUARTER-MILE (5th year and above : under 16) : 1st, Argent, B. W. E. (Cl.) ; 2nd, Reynolds, B. (Went.). Time65.3 sec.
QUARTER-MILE (3rd and 4th years) : 1st, Rees, P. M. (Cl.) ; 2nd, Gregory, J. R. (A.). Time62 sec.
HIGH JUMP (3rd and 4th years) : 1st, Brown, I. J. (Cl.) ; 2nd, Hopkinson, P. (Cl.). Height4 ft. S in.
75 YARDS HURDLES (3rd and 4th years), 2 ft. 9 in. Hurdles : 1st, Hughes. S. J. (Cl.) ; 2nd equal, Bird, J . N. (Sh.), Timperley, P. (Went.). Time12.7 sec.
PUTTING THE WEIGHT (3rd and 4th years), 8 lb. 13 oz. Shot : 1st, Pollard, D. A. (Ch.) ; 2nd, Hartley, A. J. (Sh.). Distance32 ft. 6 in.
HIGH JUMP (2nd year) : 1st, Burgin, J. W. (Ch.) ; 2nd, Storey, I. P. (L.). Height4 ft. 5 in.
LONG JUMP (2nd year) : 1st, Storey, I. P. (L.) ; 2nd, Adams, J. (Wel.). Distance13 ft. 4 in.
THROWING THE CRICKET BALL (2nd year) : 1st, Harrison, P. R. (H.) 2nd, Blackledge, P. (H.). Distance180 ft. 3 in.
HIGH JUMP (1st year) : 1st, Tew, J. A. (H.) ; 2nd, Alsop, C. W. (A.). Height4 ft. 1 in.
LONG JUMP (1st year) : 1st, Carr, J. A. (A.) ; 2nd, Marshall, R. J. (A.). Distance12 ft. 7:-in.
CRICKET BALL (1st year) : 1st, Whalley, D. R. (S.) ; 2nd, Roberts, S. A. (Cl.). 183 ft.
RELAY (1st year) : 1st, Welbeck ; 2nd, Clumber. I min. 34.4 sec.
220 YARDS (5th year and above) : 1st, Bennett, B. (Wel.) ; 2nd. Nosowski, R. J. (L.). 23 sec.
220 YARDS (3rd and 4th years) : 1st, Bird, J. N. (S.).; 2nd, Gregory. J. R. (A.). 24 sec.
80 YARDS (1st year) : 1st, Tew, J. A. (H.) ; 2nd, Roberts, S. A. (Cl.). 10.5 sec.
JAVELIN (3rd and 4th years) : 1st, Blake, S. J. (A.) ; 2nd, Edwards. J. A. H. (Lyn.). Distance119 ft.
WEIGHT (5th year and above over 16): 1st, Timms, W. E. (H.) ; 2nd, Ball, C. J. (A.). Distance42 ft. 7 in.
QUARTER-MILE (5th year and above-over 16) : 1st, Parker, F. I. (L.) ; 2nd, Bennett, B. (Wb.). 54.9 sec. (Record).
100 YARDS (5th year and above : under 16) : 1st Whyman, P. R. (Sh.) ; 2nd, Argent, B. W. E. (Cl.). 11.1 sec.
100 YARDS (2nd year) : 1st, Reed, P. R. (H.) ; 2nd, Pringle, D. N. (L.). 12.5 sec.
100 YARDS (3rd and 4th years) : 1st, Bird, J. N. (Sh.) ; 2nd, Gregory, J. R. (A.). 11.2 sec.
MILE (5th year and above) : 1st, Battye, R. (Cl.) ; 2nd, Parker, F. I. (L.). 5 min 19.5 sec.
150 YARDS (1st year) : 1st, Bradbury, D. G. (Wb.) ; 2nd. Tew, J. A. (H.). t9 sec.
Discus (3rd and 4th year) : 1st, Ridgway, S. 0. (Sh.) ; 2nd, Baker, J. K. (A.). 103 ft.
LONG JUMP (5th year and above) : 1st, Nosowski. R. J. (L.) ; 2nd, Ball, C. J. (A.). 18 ft. 71, in.
JAVELIN (5th year and above : over 16) : 1st, Cheetham, B. (Cl.) 2nd. Newton, N. (Ch.). 143 ft. 10 in.
HALF-MILE (3rd and 4th year) : 1st, Rees, P. M. (Cl.). ; 2nd, Gregory, J. R. (A.). 2 min 20.2 sec. (Record).
220 YARDS (2nd year) : 1st, Burgin, J. W. (Ch.) ; 2nd, Wosskow, M. (Wb.). 27 sec.
100 YARDS (5th year and above : over 16) : 1st, Bennett, B. (Wb.) ; 2nd, Stoney, R. B. (Sh.). 10.8 sec, (Equals record).
HALF-MILE HANDICAP : 1st, Rees, P. M. (Cl.) ; 2nd, Skidmore, J. G. (Ch.). 2 min 13 sec.
LONG JUMP (3rd and 4th years) : 1st, Brown, I. J. (Cl.) ; 2nd, Bird, J. N. (A.). 16 ft. 6f in.
Discus (5th year and above : under 16) : 1st, Wheatley, R. J. (L.) ; 2nd, Hall, M. A. (Sh.). 98 ft. 8 in.
RELAY (2nd year) : 1st, Lynwood. 54.2, (Equals record.)
RELAY (3rd and 4th years) : 1st, Clumber. 2 min. 21 sec. (Record).
RELAY (5th year and above) : 1st, Lynwood. 3 min. 39 sec.
Junior Champion Athlete : P. M. Rees (Cl.).
Senior Champion Athlete : F. I. Parker (L.).
House Championship : 1st, Arundel. 2nd, Lynwood. 3rd, Clumber.
The House has achieved considerable success this term. Although we managed to gain only fifth place in the Standard Sports under the new system, we won the Athletics Sports by the convincing margin of 76 points owing to a fine team performance, with few individual winners but placings in most events.
The Swimming Sports brought further success ; we failed by only six points to win with one of our best swimmers absent. However we congratulate Ashcroft, Joint Senior Champion swimmer and Housley as junior Champion. The lack of success of the under 13 team does not promise well for the future. The evening was concluded by our victory over Clumber in the final of the Water Polo knock-out by four goals to one. The team thanks all its supporters who have followed its progress throughout the season with loud vocal support.
The only cricket success was the inevitable victory in the Senior House League, under the buccaneering captaincy of C. J. Ball. Wesley we congratulate on his victory in the Senior Tennis doubles. A discouraging feature, not a healthy sign for the House, is the apathy prevailing in the Middle School, shown by lack of success in distance swimming and cricket. We are confident that this failure will be retrieved next year.
With the year's end, we have to take regretful leave of some of our members, among them Mr. Chalmers after six years as House Tutor ; W. M. Abbott, our gentle, modest and very able House Captain, Swimming Captain and Rugby Captain ; and C. J. Ball who has given exemplary leadership to our cricket team. All leave with our sincere thanks and warm good wishes ; we know that the generous qualities they have brought and developed amongst us will ensure a warm welcome and success in their future spheres.
The Middle School continued to be the mainstay of the House and their efforts were rewarded when, for the first time for over a decade, we gained first place in the Swimming Sports. The performance of the water polo team did not reflect the apparent abundance of swimming talent in the House, although a slight improvement was shown on last year's results.
Chatsworth was not very successful in either the Standard or Athletic Sports ; in the latter we finished fifth after figuring among the leaders for most of the competition. There were few notable individual performances, Burgin's victory in the Junior 220 yards being the most outstanding.
The most noteworthy contribution in cricket again came from the Middle School, who won their League ; unfortunately neither the seniors nor the juniors could emulate them.
Our best wishes go with Mr. Burke who leaves us this term. We are most grateful for all his good work with the Middle School teams.
Although the Standard Sports revealed the weakness of our athletic talent in any depth, the Sports proper uncovered a great deal of individual promise. In particular we must congratulate P. M. Rees on being junior Champion Athlete, and the Middle School as a whole produced exceptional results. Besides gaining the first three places in the High jump, they also broke the Middle School relay record and were largely responsible for the 227 points which gave Clumber third place in the Championship. Who knows what might have been achieved with a little more effort in the top and bottom of the House
The distance swimming inspired the House to an excellent team performance ; unfortunately we were overtaken at the end and managed only third place. In the Swimming Sports we were without some of our likeliest winners and the results disappointed. Cheetham however, swam well and tied as Senior Champion with Ashcroft of Arundel.
Cricket has rarely been Clumber's sport but we have done better this year than previously. In particular, the First Forms won their league and the Seniors lost only in the semi-final to Aldridge of Wentworth.
Another year has come to an end, one which has been more successful than most. One must hope that all sections of the House will make an effort to justify themselves next year.
The summer term has been very successful for the House. Our cricket knock-out team easily won the Competition, beating Wentworth in the final. Eason was the outstanding performer with bat and ball and the team as a whole responded well in the field. The Middle School team, ably captained by Seymour, failed to win the Championship by only one run, and the First year recovered well to finish third in their league. Off the cricket field, the results have been almost as good. Haddon was placed second in Standard Sports and by a concerted effort, well directed by Stringer, we obtained the House Distance Swimming Cup and a high placing in the Swimming Sports.
The House has been well represented in School cricket, particularly in the 1st XI by Pike, Eason, Dennis, Britton and Hardie.
This term has brought several individual but no team successes. This is most disappointing, as one or two trophies could have been won with a little extra effort.
In the Athletic Sports Lynwood came second for the second year in succession, although well behind the winning house. Parker, in the open quarter mile, and Wheatley in the under 16 discus, both broke records, while our magnificent junior trio equalled the relay record. For the third year running, Nosowski won both the jumps and the senior relay team won for the fourth consecutive time. Parker is to be congratulated on being Champion Athlete. Our effort in the Standard Sports is best forgotten.
The Swimming Sports resulted in a third position for the House and we came fourth in the distance swimming. Parker, Purdy, Riley, Hallgarth and Harrison contributed most to this effort, and Davy and Tuckwood, a promising First former, performed well for the Juniors. In the water polo knockout a team including three reserves went out fighting to Arundel.
As usual, cricket brought no rewards. The Juniors might have won their league with more concentration. A greater effort is needed from the whole House in this sphere. In fact, Lynwood has, during the past two or three years, relied too much on individuals, and in future a concerted effort must be made if trophies are to be won.
The House owes much to its Captain, F. I. Parker, who has been outstanding, not only in his own performances, but in his leadership. In the leaner years that must follow his departure, it is to be hoped that the younger boys
will remember his inspiring example. He has been most loyally and ably supported by R. J. Nosowski. To them both we offer our warmest thanks and best wishes for the future.
After last year's revival and the gaining of a number of major trophies, this year, when we failed to retain them, must be regarded as disappointing, but it is to be noted that in many of the competitions Sherwood were runners-up. The Senior Soccer League was lost on goal average only. We had the runner-up for the title of junior Champion Athlete, and both the 1st and 2nd Year Cricket teams were second in their respective leagues. We had considerable success in the Athletic Sports, but won only those events for which no trophy is awarded. There are many boys in the House who give all they can, but their example is not followed with the required enthusiasm by some members in the Middle School.
It is pleasant to see that there are some able swimmers amongst our juniors.
We congratulate J. R. Rider, P. J. Quarrell and R. J. Lockey on their Scholarship awards at various Universities, and offer our thanks to the officials of the House who have served us very well and, in particular, we are grateful to G. C. Belk who has worked untiringly in his capacity as House Captain. P. S. Wileman has been appointed House Captain for the year 1961-62.
The term has not been one of startling success for Welbeck, and yet there have been signs of really good form at most sports.
In the Athletic Sports, we were, as usual, in the last four. Even so, a very good performance was put up by Bennett among the seniors, while the juniors continue to be the mainstay of the House in thisas in most otherfields. The picture was similar in the Swimming Sports (we were sixth with 38 points) but congratulations must go to Barraclough, who broke two records in the U. 13 events. We would certainly have been placed higher if a greater effort had been made by more people in the distance swimming. In the water-polo knock-out we lost 3-0 to Lynwood in the first round.
The Cricket Knock-out brought out the best form from the seniors, and Sherwood were soundly beaten by 119 runs in the first round, Grinnell scoring an excellent 66 not out and Williams taking 6 wickets for 25. In the semi-final, however, we failed to avenge last year's defeat by Wentworth and lost to them again after a close match by four wickets. In the leagues, the seniors fared poorlyas also did the first year from whom we hope for better things in the futurebut the middle school did quite well, and the second years played very well in a keen competition and only narrowly missed retaining the trophy.
So, by and large, the year has been one of consolidation with little improvement on last year in any sphere, but some outstanding individual performances to compensate for this.
As usual, some members of the House are leaving at the end of the term, and we send our best wishes with them all, and in particular with P. Johnson, who has been a most capable House Organist for several years, C. J. S. Brearley, a most efficient and reliable House Secretary for three years, and, finally, with B. Bennett, who has been House Captain for the past four terms and to whom special thanks are due for all he has done for the House by example and encouragement.
The summer term was not quite so successful a term for Wentworth after our triumphs earlier in the year. After winning the Standard Sports we slumped badly in the Athletic Sports. In the Swimming Sports we finished equal sixth, one of the best swimmers in the upper part of the house being unable to compete owing to injury. We must commend the performances of our junior swimmers, in particular Beighton, Jenkins, Beman and Woolley.
Our fortunes at cricket were mixed. After holding it for two years, our senior team yielded the trophy to Haddon, despite the efforts of our dogged but tired captain. Our Second Form team's success was some encouragement after the disappointing results of the Middle School and the First Form.
Our best wishes go with those leaving, particularly to our industrious House Captain Aldridge and to the various leaders in games and school life such as Scholey, Buckle and Jones who have served the house so well.