King Edward VII School Magazine

Vol. XI.
July, 1943.
No. 3.




THE abnormally rapid and continu­ous drain on our man-power has necessitated the appointment of an unusual number of Prefects ; fourteen have been in office this term, the four most recently appointed being J. G. Burgan, A. L. Chappell, W. H. Collins and J. D. Stringer. All but four will be leaving at the end of this term. We wish them the best of luck.

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Our very healthy list of scholastic suc­cesses for this year has been further enlarged by the award of the Akroyd Scholarship to J. H. Shaw, and the Earnshaw Scholarship to T. Parfitt. 0. Mayhew has won the Ezra Hounsfield Linley Scholarship and N. Taylor the Robert Styring Undergraduate Scholar­ship, at the University of Sheffield. Heartiest congratulations to all concerned.

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Staff changes have been comparatively few. We welcome as Senior History Master Mr. C. P. Read, M.A„ of Keble College, Oxford, who comes to us from the Crypt School, Gloucester ; and, in place of Mrs. Black, Miss J. K. Leslie, M.A., Edinburgh, formerly Headmistress of the Coptic Girls' College, Cairo. We were very sorry to lose Mrs. Mingay, whose work on the Classical Side has been of very great value ; her successor will take over next term, and in the meantime

Mr. Hunter has been with us again for a few weeks and also Mr. Harper-King.

The School made a creditable contribu­tion to Sheffield's " Wings for Victory " effort. A modest target of £710 (representing £1 per boy) was easily passed, very soon doubled, and finally raised to £1,663. The School Flight of the A.T.C. also contributed their services to the local celebrations,

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The Junior School held a successful Open Day on July 3rd. They particu­larly desire to thank the many parents who responded so generously to the appeal to " Buy a Book " for the Junior School Library. A really good selection of books was given and the Staff and boys much appreciate the readiness with which the parents gave their support.

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Plans for the summer Farming Camp are well in hand ; the village of Scopwick, in Lincolnshire, will be the centre of our activities this year, and relays of workers will he in residence from the beginning of the holidays until October 2nd, We do not know whether the choice of locality is a tribute to the memory of our Lincoln­shire founder, Thomas Smith, but at any rate we hope to show his descendants what we are made of.

SPEECH DAY, June 26th, 1943.





Song : " Arm, arm ye brave "     Handel (from " Judas Maccabaeus ").



Distribution of Prizes and Address by
Mr. J. L. PATON, formerly High Master of
Manchester Grammar School.

Song : " Sandmannchen ... Brahms

CONCERTO for two Violins (1st Movement)
Pianoforte          -           D. E. CANTRELL.

Vote of Thanks to Mr. J. L. Paton, proposed by THE LORD MAYOR OF SHEFFIELD (COUNCILLOR H. E. BRIDGWATER, J.P.)
and seconded by Alderman H. W. JACKSON, LL.B.

Song : " The Men of Harlech " A.D. 1466


Accompaniment and introductory music by the School Orchestra, conducted by Mr. P. L. Baylis.

Presenting his annual report, the HEADMASTER said : Two years ago I told you that we were trying to make the curriculum of the average boy in the Fourth and Fifth Forms more suited to his aptitude and interests by reducing the number of languages he takes from three to two and devoting more time to Mathematics and Science. You will be glad to know that this change is beginning to bear fruit in that the standard of general education in the School reached a higher level than ever last July. We presented 96 candidates for the School Certificate ; if we had done as well as the average School, 75 would have passed ; as it was, 85 boys got through, and I congratulate last year's Fifth Form on their convincing defeat of the examiners.

Last September we introduced a similar change for those boys in the School who need five years to complete their-general education and who go through the Removes. When they are promoted into 3R, they now take only one foreign language, German, instead of French and German, and spend the time previously devoted to French on practical Geography, more Handwork and more Science. We feel that this curriculum will give these boys a chance to develop the aptitudes which they undoubtedly possess and will enable them to feel that they are snaking their due contribution to the life of the School.

Turning from the general education of the average boy to the advanced work done by the abler boys, we presented 42 candidates for the Higher Certificate, of whom 34 were successful, gaining 5 Distinctions between them. I was pleased to see four boys entering in Classics, and I am glad to be able to tell you that there are now 15 boys in the School specialising in Classics, and I predict that they will bring great distinction to the School in the next year. You are, I think. familiar with my view that it is essential to the balance and health of a School like this that there should be a due proportion of its able boys specialising in the humani­ties, Classics, Modern Languages, English and History. I am not unaware of the merits of the Natural Sciences, both as an intellectual discipline, and as the avenue to many careers. But I would say two things ; the increased power over the forces of nature which Science has con­ferred on the human race may well lead -has indeed nearly led--to the destruc­tion of Western civilisation unless it is used for the benefit of humanity. And the humanities teach us about human relations and about how one nation should live with another, and it is this which we need so badly if the power given to us by Science is not to get out of hand.

Secondly, at the moment the necessity of war has led to a greatly increased demand for scientists. but it is doubtful if they will all be needed when we turn to the task of winning the peace. Then there will be a greater demand for those who have specialised in the humanities in order to fill the many administrative posts which will be vacant in the Government Services and in business, all of which will have to be organised on international rather than national lines. Other things being equal, the wise parent, then, will choose the humanities, rather than Science, as his son's specialist subject if he is thinking of the chance of it leading to a job after the war. In this connection, then, 1 should like to thank the Sheffield Royal Gram­mar School Governors, so ably prompted by Alderman Jackson, for their generosity in founding a Scholarship of £100 per annum, to be awarded every three or four years, to enable a boy of outstanding academic ability to go up to Oxford or Cambridge to read Classics. The Scholar­ship will be awarded for the first time at the end of this School Year."

Referring to the changes in the Staff in the past year, the Headmaster made special mention of the retirement of Mr. Clay. `° Mr. Clay's courage in the face of physical infirmity," he said, " and his warm-hearted generosity iii lies dealings with his Form and all the boys with whom he came in contact, whether as teacher or librarian, won him a respect and affection which it falls to the lot of few schoolmasters to receive." The Head master referred also to the long and unbroken succession of History Scholars at Oxford and Cambridge, whom Mr. Clay had taught, and to the distinguished career of one of them, Lt. Colonel E. T. Williams, D.S.O., Intelligence Officer of the Eighth Army.

In conclusion, the Headmaster com­mented on the satisfactory record of the Football and Cricket Teams, and on the good work done by the Scouts and Air Training Corps

The Head prefect, T. PARFITT, Wel­comed Air. J. L. Paton in the following words : -

Hodie meum est rirum doctissimurn, insignissimurn huisce urbis natum salu­tare. Quo enim ortus multos post annos rediisti, magister, multos honoribus auctus atque ornatus. Quid enim de eruditione tua studiisque artium bonarum dicam ? Quid de muneribus, quae ut perficeres tot itinera suscipienda, gentes tarp longinquae perlustrandae fuere ? Quid de facultate tua in scrihendo, in disputando eloquentia, tot sermonibus librisque declarata ? Sed nostrum est discere, tuum docere. Nobis quidem eat conandum aliquid e dictas tuis consili et observare et mernoria retinere, tibi oratione cum brevi turn faceta ita disserendum ut nos, quamris ingenio infarmo praediti, o-mnia comprehendere possimus. Ego quidem fortasse non ca latteras exprimendi ration verba enuntio quam tu, aliter aliisque temporibus instruct us, approbabis ; sed, id quod Gene scis, ricissim eamdiu ricit vIC1SSIM. At zero hoc saltem inter nos convent quantum etiam nurse aetate nostra proficiat linguain, latteras, insti­tute cognoscere antdguitatas. .v'amque, etaamsi dux roster
" Ille triumphata Capitolia ad alto Bizerta
Victor agat currumn caesis insignis ... "

Italis, a Romanis multa adhuc nobis discenda sunt.

Plura non apta. Tu, magister, quem corde salutamus, in hunc conventum plurimum honorem contulisti. Salve.

Mr. J. L. PATON's delightfully informal and humorous address contained many memorable exhortations, much personal reminiscence, and some characteristically trenchant asides illuminating the vigour of his enthusiasms (corporate life - personal service -purpose) and aversions (the " pictures " -teaching " civics " - " ethical " Christianity). Sketching a vivid picture of a school in wartime (1914-1918), he brought home to us his conception of the meaning of corporate life and religion : the best way of teach­ing, or learning, civics was to live the civic life, as every school did when all its members were conscious of purpose and made good use of the opportunities for corporate service in wartime especially service related to the State. In the same way, too, the true meaning of religion was realised.

The School's contributions to the programme were well chosen and effectively rendered. " Arm, Arm, ye Brave," and " Men of Harlech " were sung with gusto ; 2A and 2D deservedly won warm applause for their item ; Stagg, Hudson, and Cantrell gave a very fine performance in the Bach Concerto ; and in the delivery of the Latin Speech the advantages of having a Classical Head prefect were clearly demonstrated.


F. MANDL :-The Akroyd Scholarship of £50 a year, open to all Yorkshire Schools, tenable at the University of Oxford from 1942-1945. J. H. SHAW :­The Akroyd Scholarship of £50 a year open to all Yorkshire Schools, tenable at the University of Cambridge from 1943-1946. R. DRONFIELD : - Open Scholarship of £100 a year for History, at Oriel College, Oxford. J. E. MIDDLETON -Hastings Scholarship of £115 a year for Natural Sciences, at the Queen's College, Oxford. G. H. LANGRIDGE : Open Exhibition of £80 a year for Classics, at Magdalen College, Oxford. T. PARFITT : - (1) The Meyricke Exhibition of £70 a year for Classics, at Jesus College, Oxford ; (2) The Earnshaw Scholarship, tenable at the University of Oxford. J. H. SHAW :-­(I) Major Scholarship of £100 a year for Natural Sciences, at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge ; (2) State Bursary in Radio at the University of Sheffield. (Declined). T. K. JONES : - Open Exhibition of £40 a year for Natural Sciences, at Clare College, Cambridge. G. MAYHEW :- Ezra Houns­field Linley Scholarship at the University of Sheffield. N. TAYLOR : Robert Styring Undergraduate Scholarship at the University of Sheffield. E. P. SUTTON :-­(1) State Scholarship; (2) Town Trust Scholarship of £100 a year for three years, awarded upon the Higher Certificate Examination ; (3) State Bursary in Engineering at the University of Oxford. (Declined). J. G. DENMAN : -Sheffield Royal Grammar School Founders' Exhi­bition of £50 a year. G. M. COLLINS, J. A. MEDLEY. --State Bursary in Physics with Radio at the University of Sheffield.
G. M. COLLINS, J. G. DENMAN, J. A. GRIFFITHS, J. A. HOWARTH, B. E. SYRATT, R. V. TOWNSEND, 1). A. J. TYRRELL :-­Education Committee Scholarships at the University of Sheffield.
Herbert Hughes Memorial Prizes for Spanish :-D. A. CROWDER, N. C. JONES.

Six Months' University Courses for potential Officers :­

A. Royal Navy -

R. Beeley (Glasgow), R. Dronfield (Oxford), G. R. Kilner (Oxford), J. G. Oliver (Liverpool).

B. Army -

G. H. Langridge (Aberdeen).

C. Royal Air Force­

J. G. Denman (Oxford), M. F. Wheatley (University College, Southampton).

Internal Scholarships of the Sheffield Royal Grammar School Exhibition Foundation­

A. A. BELTON (Hon.), K. V. BRADWELL, G. A. CORKILL (Hon.), C. K. HAYWOOD (Hon.). J. B. W. KEIGHLEY (Hon.), J. P. KENYON.

Lancasterian Scholarship, tenable at the School : J. B. W. KEIGHLEY (Hon.).

The principal Prizewinners were :­

Royal Grammar School Prize for Classics, G. H. Langridge ; Wesley College Prize for History, R. V. Clements ; Wesley College Prizes for Natural Sciences, J. H. Shaw and T. K. Jones ; W. P. Taylor Prize for Mathematics, J. L. E. Sutton ; English, H. W. Stagg ; French and Spanish, D. A. Crowder ; German, A. L. Chappell ; Physics, J. L. E. Sutton ; Chemistry, J. G. Burgan ; Biology, L. D. Brookes ; Classics, T. Parfitt ; Ancient History, F. Fenton ; History, I). A. Crowder ; Classical Composition, P. G. Hudson ; English Essay, M. J. Farrell ; Modern Language Essay, F. Fenton.


THE Annual Commemoration Service was held on Sunday, May 9th. The address was given by Dr. W. G. Humphrey of The Leys School, Cam­bridge, himself an Old Edwardian, and son of the Rev. William Humphrey, at one time a minister in Sheffield.

His subject, a topic mainly of interest to the upper school, was the democratic ideal and Christianity. lie said demo­cracy had a two-fold aspect ; it insists upon the supremacy of the individual, and also upon the duty of the individual to co-operate unselfishly with other people. This, Dr. Humphrey stated, was the teaching of Our Lord, shown to us in the gospels.

H. A. W.


LESLIE BRIAN DENMAN (1931-38), M.C. Lieut., Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Killed on active service, May 1943. Aged 23.

" On the night of 23rd/24th March, 1943, Lieutenant L. 13. Denman while returning with his reconnaissance patrol, encountered an enemy standing patrol of three. He displayed initiative and coolness in disposing of his patrol in such a way as to bring about the capture of the complete standing patrol.

On the 6th April, 1943, Lieutenant L. B. Denman, while in command of the assault troops of a party of about thirty men, engaged in a daylight raid against a position in a large farm held by superior force of enemy, displayed coolness and great determination The success of the operation was due in fact partly to his gallantry under fire and also to his courage in evacuating the wounded."

The news of Denman's award of the Military Cross was received at his home simultaneously with that of his death in action on the last day of the fighting in Tunisia. At school he took a vigorous part in both work and play, and his house, Lynwood, have much to remember him for. He obtained good School and Higher Certificates, and his work was deservedly crowned by the award of a Corporation Scholarship to Sheffield University, where he studied for a year with distinction. He obtained a First Class in the Inter­mediate B.A. Examination. In July, 1942, he married Miss Eileen Mar-,, Terry, of Scarborough, a fellow-student at Sheffield University.

He will be remembered, as he would wish, not so much for his attainments-­substantial though they were as for his character. He possessed qualities for example, generosity, sincerity, helpful­ness, modesty and manliness which have been found in some men to a greater extent, but which in him seemed to have found a balance and to have, formed a harmonious whole. He was in fact a living example of Christian service and drew his strength from God, in whom he had a lively faith.

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DONALD DITCHER (1932-38), Sergt. Pilot Instructor, R.A.F. Killed on active service, February, 1943. Aged 21.

Ditcher left school from the Fifth Form in 1938. He graduated in U.S.A., and obtained American Air Force Wings, after which he returned to England and obtained British Wings. He trained as Fighter Pilot Instructor in England and Scotland. His death occurred in this country and his funeral and interment took place in Sheffield.


Flying Officer, R.A.F.V.R.        Believed killed in action, January, 1943. Aged 22.

John Northend was reported missing in January after a bombing raid over Germany. "He was a member" (his Wing Commander writes) " of a very fine crew that had carried out many most praiseworthy sorties, including the famous raids on Italy . I feel that we have lost seven exceptionally good men who were welded into the finest of crews. Of John Northend I had the highest opinion ; his work was of the highest standard, and so too was the example he set as an officer, while I admired his inherent cheerfulness. Popular in the Mess and with all ranks in the Squadron, we are going to miss him very much."

No news of the fate of his aircraft was heard, but subsequent information was that he and his crew were believed to be buried at Dusseldorf.

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ERNEST JOHN PAGET (1919.26), Corporal (Wireless Operator), R.A.F. Died on active service, May, 1943. Aged 33.

E. J. Paget served with the R.A.F. at Nairobi ; he was one of the first to fly into Addis Abbaba, and the last to leave after the British conquest of Abyssinia ; he had been present at the reception of the Emperor and Empress. At the time of his death he was engaged upon a secret mission, and appears to have contracted fever from which he died before he could be flown back to Nairobi.

His Commanding Officer writes : " I have never had anything but praise for the way he has performed his duties. He has always been happy and cheerful to serve in the most out-of-the-way spots entirely without supervision, and indeed was that type of person that rendered supervision unnecessary. He left to perform a certain part in an intended operation and was highly commended by an officer of this H.Q. who was concerned with this operation. His loss is keenly felt both by his comrades and by the officers with whom he came in contact."


THE Athletic Sports were held on March 26th at Whiteley Woods. There was keen competition in every event without exception, and chief honours go to IV. H. Collins, the Champion Athlete. He won the Cross Country and the Mile from M. B. Wilson, the Half Mile from A. F. Harrison, and was second to Harrison in the Quarter Mile. Another fine performance was that of I). Leeming, who won the 100 Yards and 220 Yards events. Previous to Sports Day, P. S. Granville won the Long Jump with a jump of 19 feet 5 inches. The Open Relay was won by Welbeck, and the Under 14 by Haddon, who were the Champion House. Perhaps the most exciting race of the afternoon was the Old Boys' Race in which M. F. Wheatley narrowly beat J. E. Middleton.

The Prizes were distributed by the Mistress Cutler. The Headmaster paid tribute to the splendid organisation of the Sports for the last twenty-one years, by Mr. Carter, and we should like to express again our gratitude to him for the magnificent way in which lie has carried out a far from easy task.

On Man Lath the School sent a team to Manchester to compete in the Public Schools Sports. The team was not as strong as usual, and the only event in which we were successful was the 2 :Mile Steeplechase. In this event, Collins was first in the record time of 3 minutes seconds ; Wilson was second, Harrison third, Hemingway fifth and Campailla seventh out of a very large field. On the results of this event alone, the School were placed fourth out of 19 schools competing. The School's performance in this race has for the past four years been the outstanding one of the meeting, and we look forward to an equally good one next year.

Athletics Colours were re-awarded to W. H. Collins and awarded to A. F. Harrison and M. B. Wilson.

R. G. H.


100 Yards (Open) 1st I). Leeming ; 2nd, P. Cockersole. Time, 1135 sees. (14---15)-1st, G. Horn ; 2nd, G. T. Hukin, Time, 121 sees. (12- 14)-1st, B. A. Scowcroft ; 2nd, W. Lindley. Time, 12* sees. (10---12)-1st, J. L. Rodger ; 2nd, J. D. F. Helms. Time, 13.4 secs. (Under 10)--1st, B. Foster ; 2nd, J. S. Howard. Time, 14.8 sees.

220 Yards (Open) 1st, D. Leeming ; 2nd. A. 1'. Harrison. Time, 241 sees. (14 15) let, A. J. Parkin ; 2nd, K. B. Hall. Time, 24* sees. (1'2--14)- 1st, C. 13. Dawson ; 2nd, B. A. Scowcroft. Time, 2d sees. (10- 12)--1st, G. M. Macbeth ; 2nd, J. L. Rodger. Time, 291 secs. (Under 1(1) 1st, 13. Foster: 2nd, J. S. Howard. Time, 31 sees.

Quarter-Mile (Open) 1st, A. F. Harrison ; 2nd, W. H. Collins. Time. 601 sees. (14- 15) -1st, G. Horn ; 2nd, A. J. Parkin. Time, 6635 sees. (12- 14)­1st, C. B. Dawson ; 2nd, I). A. J. Wells. Time, 671 sees. (Under 12) -1st, G. M. Macbeth ; 2nd, It. D. Parkin. Time, 79 sees.

Half-Mile (Open) -1st, W. H. Collins; 2nd, A. F. Harrison. Time, 2 mins. 1935 sees. (Handicap) -1st, R. G. Hemingway : 2nd, A. A. Mousley.

One Mile (Open) 1st, W. H. Collins; 2nd, M. B. Wilson. Time, 5 min. 22 sees.

High Jump (Open) -1st, J. R. Newton ; 2nd, G. R. Milner. 4 ft. 11 in. (12 15) 1st, T. N. Pearson ; 2nd, D. S. Lawrie. 4 ft. 6 in. (Under 12) 1st, M. J. Stanfield ; 2nd, J. Bingham, 3 ft. 7 in.

Long Jump (Open) let, P. S. Gran­ville; 2nd, A. F. Harrison, 19 ft. 5 in. (12 15) 1st, T. N. Pearson , 2nd, A. V. Swindale, 14 ft. 4 in. (Under 12) 1st, A. 1.. Truman , 2nd, 1). G. Barber, 11 ft. I in.

Sack Race (Over 12)--1st, P. 1. Winston ; 2nd, 11. J. Heeley. (Under 12) 1st, J. C. F. fair : 2nd, B. N. Brookes.

Obstacle Race (Over 12) -1st, G. Cockshott.; 2nd, E. Tebbett. (Under 12) 1st, (_. -M. Fenton ; 2nd, J. Bingham.

Old Boys' Race (220 Yards)- 1st, M. 1'. Wheatley ; 2nd, J. E. Middleton.

Relay Races (Senior School)- -
(Open) 1st Welbeck, 2nd Arundel.

(Under 14) 1st Haddon, 2nd Wentworth. (Junior School) -

1st Osborn, 2nd Angles.

Tug of War (Senior School) (Open)--1st Sherwood, 2nd Lynwood.

(Under 14) -1st Haddon, 2nd Wentworth. (Junior School) - 1st Britons, 2nd Angles.

Champion Athlete-W. H. Collins.


IN the Swimming Sports this year, the high standard of swimming reached during the last few years was more than maintained. Records which, a few years back, would have held for years, are now broken almost as soon as they are made. Little need be said about Leeson's swimming ; anyone who did not see his record-breaking three lengths, missed a fine performance by one of the finest swimmers the School has ever produced. The other really outstanding performance was given by J. E. Thompson in the neat (live, who showed complete mastery over such dizzy heights ; the grace and beauty of his (living was a real pleasure to watch. The Sports also produced an abundance of young swimmers ; Ditchfield in partic­ular has a fine style and we expect him to improve the School records even more in a few years time. Pearson was victorious in the Under 15 neat (live; Douglas unfortunately had an " off day," though he has the consolation of knowing that on the previous day at Manchester his diving was placed before Thompson's. Lady Riverdale very kindly distributed the trophies, and Lord Riverdale paid a tribute to the perfect running of the sports, to which we would like to add ours - very many thanks, Mr. Lee, your labours did not pass unnoticed.

W. H. C.


OPEN EVENTS-1 Length Free Style 1st, J. .M. Leeson ; 2nd, W. H. Collins 3rd, F. G. Johnson. Time, 161 sees.

3 Lengths Free Style - 1st. J. M. Leeson; 2nd, 1'. (_. Johnson ; 3rd, «'. H. Collins. Time, 611 sees.

Record - Previously held by E. C. Stones, in 631 sees.

2 Lengths Back Stroke 1st, F. G. Johnson ; 2nd, J. M. Leeson ; 3rd. F. 13. Pickering. Time, 51 sees.

2 Lengths Breast Stroke 1st, B. B. Major ; 2nd, D. E. Wiseman ; 3rd, J. I). Stringer. Time, 591 sees.

Neat Dive 1st, J. E. Thompson ; 2nd, B. B. Major ; 3rd, D. E. Wiseman'

Long Plunge-1st, J. M. Leeson ; 2nd, D. Kidder ; 3rd, J. B. Pickering. 52 ft., 2 ins.

Record-Previously held by J. M. Leeson, 51 ft. 4 ins.

House Senior Relay Race-1st, Went­worth-A. Ditchfield ; A. J. Tanner ; A. Merrills ; J. M. Leeson. 2nd, Clumber.

Events for Boys 14-16.

2 Lengths Free Style- 1st, A. Ditchfield; 2nd, A. V. Swindale ; 3rd, A. M. Todd. Time, 421 sees.

I Length Back Stroke-1st, G. T. Edwards ; 2nd, A. Ditchfield ; 3rd, A. V. Swindale. Time-2535 sees.

I Length Breast Stroke-1, P. Milling­ton ; 2nd, J. I). Bailey and G. H. Robinson. Time, 2635 sees.

Neat Dive (Under 15) -1st, T. N. Pearson; 2nd E. Tebbet; 3rd, B. Douglas and G. T. Edwards.

Events for Boys Under 14.

1 Length Free Style-1st, J. H. Cooper ; 2nd, N. W. Burwell ; 3rd, 1'. B. Miall. Time, 21 sees.

I Length Back Stroke---1st, J. D. 1'. Helme ; 2nd, S. Bullough ; 3rd, P. B. Miall. Time, 2735 sees.

1 Length Breast Stroke-1st, 0. 13. Marsh ; 2nd, J. H. Cooper ; 3rd, A. G. Cox. Time, 251 sees.

Under 14 House Relay Race 1st, Welbeck I). R. Fry ; F. C. Stubbs ; 1. M. Flowers; J. E. Cooper. Daily Independent Challenge Shield.

To be held by the Champion Swimmer. Awarded to J. M. Leeson, with 70 points. House Trophy- 1st, Wentworth, 288. 2nd, Sherwood, 234. 3rd, Welbeck, 231. 4th, Chatsworth, 197. 5th, Arundel, 194. 6th, ('lumber, 185. 7th, Lynwood, 174. 8th, Haddon, 163.


Water Polo this term has shown that Sherwood, mainly owing to their early training by J. S. Roycroft, are still some­what ahead of the other Houses, who, however, are improving rapidly. Sherwood are fortunate in having those two fine players, F. G. Johnson and B. B. Major, while R. (1. Ball has made a vigorous, tenacious and sometimes ferocious de­fender. I would like to thank, on behalf of all the players, Mr. Rosenberg, who so kindly took over the running of the League when Mr. Watson left.

W. H. C.

Final Table :­

  P. W. L. D. Pts.
Sherwood 7 6 -- 1 13
Wentworth 7 5 2 0 10
Haddon 7 3 2 2 8
Chatsworth 7 4* 3 0 8
Arundel 7 2 3 2 6
Lynwood 7 2* 4* 1 5
Clumber 7 1 4* 2 4
Welbeck 7 0 5* 2 2
  * by default.       


A TOUR of North Yorkshire was undertaken last Easter by seven members of the Sixth Form. A short account may possibly serve to encourage others to follow their example and experience the delights of a Y.H.A. holiday.

We reached our first hostel with no untoward incident except the ejection of one of the party from a Huddersfield hotel on the grounds that he was under age. At our second hostel, Dacre Banks, we had our first " self-cooked " meal, a supper including amongst other things shepherd's pie, peas, plums and cream and coffee. This particular hostel was remarkable for the incongruity of its " public utilities " : electricity was laid on, calor gas was used for cooking, water was forty yards down the lane in what was indisputably a horse-trough, and the only merit of the sanitation was its draughtiness.

The third day was marred by half the party's becoming detached in Ripon, and arriving at the hostel, 16 miles away, only just in time to prevent the rest from eating all the supper. It was here that most of us made our first experiment in vegetari­anism by eating " Green Lentils in Tomato Sauce " in conjunction with some ersatz Mock Tomato Soup.

The next day was spent in Ripon and at Fountains Abbey, which we found rather disappointing. On the fifth day we were beset by a violent gale which blew down in our path an oak from behind which emerged a farmer who told us that he "was just having a blank behind the blank when the blank tree fell down." Still feeling hungry after the meagre supper provided at Askrigg, we went in search of the fish and chip shop, but found it closed. The owner let us have some chips left over from the day before, and we were rash enough to try the local delicacy " sausage cakes," but never again ! Finding the dormitory too cold we attempted to carry the common room fire upstairs, using the wash-bowl in lieu of a shovel. We tipped the live coals into the grate only to discover that there were no fire-bars, with the result that the coals fell on to the floor.

The day after we went on foot to the Buttertubs Pass and ate an impromptu meal of baked beans and ham rissole, fried over a fire of heather and " flap­jacks " made of flour and water.

On the seventh day we called at the " Black Bull," in Northallerton, fortun­ately owned by a relative of one of the party, and were royally received and treated there. On arriving at Castleton, we found the water supply intermittent, owing to a burst in the cow-shed, which sprayed the cows' faces ; thus water was available only when the cows were out grazing. We left Castleton the next morning for Robin Hood's Bay, and spent the ninth day in Whitby. Returning in the early evening, discreet enquiries were made at the local hostelry as to the where­abouts of a member of the staff whom we knew to be staying in the vicinity. After some hesitation we approached him and were very charmingly and cordially received.

We visited Scarborough on the tenth day and left very late the next morning for York. Arriving at mid-day at the village of Sherburn, we were amazed to learn at the " Pigeon Pie " that we could have two eggs each for lunch.

Rising early the next morning, we visited York Minster. After lunch we went on the river and haggled for hours over a discrepancy of fourpence in our payments to the boatman.

We left York with heavy hearts and threaded our way home through an endless succession of colliery districts and cobble. stones, arriving home, thanks to my insistence on a dubious " short cut," nearly ten hours after leaving York.

I am sure that I am speaking for all of us when I say that we greatly enjoyed the care-free few days and the delightfully informal comradeship which sprung up between us, which were only made possible by everyone's willingness to do his bit and share everybody else's burdens.

G. F. D. C.


LAST term was born the Sheffield Schools Association. The child has flourished and gives every hope of a long and fruitful life. The founder of the Association, G. H. Langridge, may well congratulate himself on having inaugurated a society which will be of real value in bringing about a closer friendship between the several Sheffield schools. It is not often that anyone can lay claim to have accomplished so much of lasting value during his career at school.

Of the various activities organised by the Society-debates, discussions, gramophone evenings, playreadings, hikes and cycle runs-the most popular have proved to be the whole-day activities such as rambling and cycling. Many will recall with amusement the boating at Matlock, enlivened by skirmishes with cycle pumps, and also the ingenious and successful efforts of M. J. F. to explain to a credulous boatman that the oar had indeed " come to pieces in his hand."

The hikes also will be remembered with pleasure--particularly by the hosts of the various hostelries en route - and more are to take place during the summer holidays and the coming term.

The indoor activities have attracted a small but enthusiastic following, and they also are to continue with additions.

Thanks are due to A. L. Chappell, T. Parfitt, and J. D. M. Hides for help in organising activities, and the Association has every hope of a promising future under the leadership of M. J. Farrell and J. I). M. Hides.

Good luck, S.S.A.!

J. D. E.


ALMOST the entire troop went to camp this Whitsuntide, four separate camps being held in all. "B" Troop camped at Learn Hall, near Grindleford. Camp was pitched by five o'clock on the Friday. A wide game was held on the Saturday, and a church parade on the Sunday. Some of the scouts went a night hike the same night, and someone stole the Troop's butter ration, in their absence. (I wonder if it could be the same person who stole the Golden Plovers' ration at Only Grange, last Easter ?).

Despite the bad reputation which Only Grange has for weather, three patrols, under Q.M.S. Taylor and Cooper, risked camping there again. Two wide games were played, one of which, unfortunately was spoilt by the weather. A very enjoy­able camp-fire sing-song was held, and I do not think we shall forget Wheeler and his imitations of well known " local characters " very quickly. Some members of "A" Troop met the whole of "B" Troop, together with two hundred other people, in the guard's van of the train home on Tuesday. All were very cheer­ful, however, despite the squash.

The Otters camped at Alport, as usual, and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. One of their number had a good chance to practice first-aid and was very pleased. The Otters captured the Air Scouts' flags by surprise, but the Air Scouts captured them back soon after by getting up very early. The Air Scouts took Mr. Gaskin to camp near Youlgreave about a mile away from the others.

Everyone arrived back on time and looked much fitter for a little fresh air. The Troop is proposing to camp at Dolgelly this Summer, Hitler, Churchill, and the others being willing, but more of that next time.

A. V. S.


IT is to be regretted that Oxford and Glasgow respectively have failed to improve the destructive technique of former occupants of the sanctum sanctorum.


Some years ago an eminent member of the School was married within a fortnight of having left. We hear his example is shortly to be improved upon.

In view of the above, the title " School for Scandal " might well be appropriate, but it seems more than likely that a per­formance of The Rivals will take place in real life shortly. To both champion and challenger we offer this advice " cave ne leo te mordeat."

We trust " The School Ping-Pong XI " will continue to prosper.

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" I have never been to a Speech Day, and I have been to many." Who hasn't ?

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We regret that the Latin Address was not long enough to include forty buses in a row, but long nights of studus have made us fully aware of the significance of artium bonarum.

T. P.


SINCE the last report there have been several important developments. We were sorry to lose the services of the Rev. R. E. Hill, who had to give up his post of part-time leader, because of the pressure of full-tame work at St. George's. We were, however, fortunate in securing as his successor the Rev. Alan Webster, for it is largely to his enthusiasm and effort that we owe a bigger and better canteen and the formation of a woodwork class which has proved a very attractive feature.

The senior Soccer team has not been as successful as was expected, but the ,juniors reached the Final of the Intermediate League competition and were narrowly defeated. At the Club itself, snooker and table tennis are the most popular games, though lack of space handicaps the players.

The Club has sent a party of boys to the School on several Saturday afternoons. Together with boys of the School, they have enjoyed swimming and cricket and are grateful to all who have made these afternoons possible. The Club is especi­ally indebted to boys of the Senior and Junior Schools who, each Wednesday after prayers have contributed generously to the penny-a-week effort inaugurated this term. The average collection has been twenty-five shillings and this form of income is very welcome at a time when the Club is hoping to move into larger and more suitable premises, in which general repairs and renovations will be necessary. The Treasurer thanks all boys and members of the Staff who have co­operated so readily in this effort.

At the end of this term, some of the K.E.S. boys who have been actively interested in the Club will be leaving school. Their services will be missed, and we look to others in the School to take their place in work that is interesting and instructive. The Club is the only one of its kind in an area where Club activity is badly needed. The School must see to it that the good work continues.

A. R.


THE School Orchestra has spent most of the term rehearsing for Speech Day, on which occasion it gave a very creditable performance. The symphonies of William Boyce (1710-1779) are very little heard nowadays, in spite of their original charm and' vivacity, and perhaps they would have been completely forgotten if Constant Lambert had not recently collected and edited them. The fifth of these miniature symphonies, all very interesting in the historical develop. Merit of symphonic form, was chosen to precede the ceremonies of Speech Day. A lively contrast to the rest of the evening, it required crisp, accurate playing, especially in the fugal movement ; it was unfortunate that two of our three trum­peters were unavoidably away from the performance, as they had some important work in the Symphony which naturally could not be adequately rendered by the piano.

Besides playing the Boyce, the Orches­tra accompanied the School in the song " Arm, arm, ye brave," from Handel's Judas Maccabaeuss, and Forms 2A and 2D in the song " Das Sandmannchen," by Brahms.

During the term the Orchestra spent considerable time on the first movement of Mozart's Symphony No. 41 in C (the Jupiter), but it would have required more practice than we had time for to include this in our programme for Speech Day.

We welcome back Mr. Sibley, who knew the Orchestra in the days before it became a war casualty, and on whom, therefore, we may perhaps rely to further the im­provement which undoubtedly has taken place during the last two terms.

H. W. S.


THE School Group of the Searcher Service was justly congratulated on its part in the checking of official notice boards and the issue of bulletins about ration books. At least 20 new members will be needed next term ; come on, you over 15's ; remember, if it hadn't been for the Searcher Service, you wouldn't have got your ration books.

T. P.


THE S.C.M. Group has been started in the School with the intention of presenting and explaining the Christian Faith and practice to boys who wish to understand what it really is, and for what it stands. Such a group exists to help both convinced Christians and others who are not yet certain of their convictions.

The first talk and discussion was held on Friday, June 18th, in the Library ; the speaker was the Rev. O. S. Tomkins, Vicar of Holy Trinity, Millhouses. His subject, " Is there a God- if so, what is He like ? " was an answer to certain questions submitted to the committee. Fifteen boys were present at the meeting.

The programme of next term's activities will be announced in due course; any suggestions are really welcome.

H. A. W.


THESE notes conclude the brief report on the activities of the School Flight of the A.T.C. during the first year of its existence.

Since this tune last year, our strength has increased from 23 to 81, 4 members of the flight have obtained their proficiency certificate (Part 1), 13 others have passed Phase I examination leading to the proficiency certificate in the shortest possible time after enrolment, and 5 members have received nomination for University short courses leading to commis­sions in the R.N. or R.A.F. During the year, N.C.O.'s and several senior cadets have given valuable service by acting as instructors ; it has thus been possible to form small classes for instruction in signals and aircraft recognition, and adequately to cover the whole of the training syllabus for the proficiency examinations.

The School Flight was well represented in the various parades and demonstrations organised by the Sheffield Wing of- the A.T.C. during the City's " Wings for Victory " week held in May. The School Flight contributed most of the competitors to represent No. 364 Squadron at the Sheffield Wing Sports held at the Bramall Lane (.round on 3rd July. In spite of having two of our best runners unable to compete owing to injuries, No. 364 Squadron finished runners-up for the " Goodwin " Bowl. At the close of the year's activities there is no slackening of interest as instanced by the fact that 55 members of the flight have signified their intention to go to camp at an R.A.F. station during the first week of the summer holidays.

P/O C. P. Read, who joined the School Staff in April, has been posted to the Flight and gives instruction in signals and navigation.

The following promotions have been made this term :--Sgt. J. D. Stringer to be A/Flt./Sgt. ; Cpl. A. F. Harrison to be A/Sgt.

A. P. G.


  1ST Xl     
  W L. D. Pts.
1. Chatsworth 7 0 0 14
2 Welbeck 6 1 0 12
3 Arundel 4 3 0 8
3 Wentworth 4 3 0 8
5. Lynwood 3 4 0 6
5. Clumber 3 4 0 6
7. Haddon 0 6 1 1
7. Sherwood 0 6 1 1
  2ND XI     
  W. L. D. Pts.
1.Chatsworth 6 0 1 13
2.Sherwood 5 2 0 10
2.Welbeck  2 0 10
4. Arundel 3 4 0 6
5. Haddon 2 4 1 5
6. Clumber 2 5 0 4
6. Lynwood 2 5 0 4
6.Wentworth 2 5 0 4
  3RD XI     
  W L D. Pts.
1. Lynwood 7 0 0 14
2. Welbeck 5 2 0 10
3. Wentworth 4 2 1 9
4. Chatsworth 4 3 0 8
5. Sherwood 3 3 1 7
6. Haddon 3 4 0 6
7. Arundel 1 6 0 2
8. Clumber 0 7 0 0


Haddon Haddon   
Sherwood Sherwood   
Wentworth    Sherwood
Welbeck Welbeck   
Lynwood  Welbeck 
Arundel Arundel   



Played 10, Won 4, Lost 3, Drawn 3.

WITH nine of last year's team at School a successful season was confidently expected. However, the results were on the whole rather disappointing.

The attack has been the least successful and there has been a lack of variety in the bowling. Whatlin has bowled very well, but he has not hail much support. The fielding has been steady, but not up to last year's standard, although Howard has fielded well at cover.

Parfitt has again been most successful with the bat. Other batsmen have not made the improvement expected on last year's displays, but Major has used the long handle with good effect. Pickering has a very strong defence and when lie strengthens his scoring shots he should develop into a good batsman. Parfitt has once again shown himself to he a capable captain.

The attendance at nets has been disappointing. Working for examinations and other war-time interests make regular attendance difficult. Nevertheless it must be remembered that cricket is a game at which steady practice is essential in order to obtain good results.

R. R. S.

2ND X1.

Having won two, lost two and drawn one match, the 2nd X I has had a moderate season. Losing Ball's help as captain and as bowler, the side has yet become more of a team than it was in May. The ground fielding in particular has improved Newton set a good example in this, and Allen at point has always done well. The batting has not been strong ; Allen shows promise and Hammond has been a plucky opening batsman, but too much has rested on this pair. The bowling has been better ; Merrills bowled intelligently and successfully ; Haslam has opened well, and often deserved more success than he got ; Haywood's unusual style became more effective as he gained con­fidence. Lindsay gave useful all-round support, and his catches at Rotherham were notable. Burgan replaced Ball as a reliable captain, though he is too modest about his own bowling ability ; under him the team has improved in confidence.

C. P. R.


Of the six matches arranged, four were played. Three were away matches, one was a home fixture. Of the four, three were lost. The last one, against Chester. field, was won.

Bowlers have been practising to stand­ardise length : results have shown the wisdom of this.

The placing of the field to suit each bowler was riot carried out at the begin­ning of the term. When bowlers did this the advantages were obvious.

Fielding, throwing-in and catching improved very considerably as the term progressed.

C. S. A.


Three matches have been played so far and the three defeats can be wholly attri­buted to a persistent weakness in batting. The refusal of almost all the team to play defensive strokes to good-length balls, has, of course, led to speedy disaster. The bowling, on the other hand, has been very satisfactory. Lindley and Wreghitt have bowled with accuracy and effect and there has been little need of change bowlers, of whom Armytage and Mousley show signs of promise. Given some improvement in batting, the team should score a win or two before the season ends.

A. R.


v. High Storrs U S., Played at High Storrs on May 5th High Storrs G.S. 89, K E S 91 for I The School won by 9 wickets.

On an excellent wicket the School bowlers did well to dismiss the opposition for 89 runs. The fielding was good although a rough outfield made ground fielding uncertain In reply the opening partnership totalled 47 (Parfitt 36) and then White and Kay each scoring 27 obtained the necessary runs.

v. Bradford G S. Played at Whiteley Woods on May 15th Bradford G S 130, K E S. 73. The School lost by 57 runs.

Several dropped catches enabled Bradford to make a good score. Whatlin bowled steadily without any luck and had the creditable analysis of 4 wickets for 26 runs. In reply the School reached 50 for 3 wickets but then there was a collapse. Only the first three batsmen reached double figures.

v. Trent A XI Played at Trent on May 22nd. Trent A XI 130 for 1 dec., K.E.S. 71 for 5. Match drawn.

After a long and tiring journey the School fielded first on a very hard ground. The pitch was perfect and full of runs, as was soon discovered by the School bowlers. The School batting order had to be changed owing to Parfitt injuring him­self in stopping a very hard drive When rain stopped play Parfitt and Whatlin seemed well set for many runs.

v. Manchester G S. Played at Manchester on May 26th. K E S 47, Manchester G S. 122 for 5. The School lost.

The School fared disastrously against two very good swing-bowlers and never recovered from a very poor start during which 5 wickets were lost for 12 runs. In comparison the School bowling looked innocuous although Whatlin bowled steadily.

v. Repton 2nd XI. Played at Repton on May 29th. Repton 2nd XI 127 for 9 dec , K E S 128 for 6. The School won by 4 wickets.

On a very good wicket Repton had lost 7 wickets for 79 but eventually reached 127 for 9 before declaring Whatlin (3 for 43) and Major (4 for 27) bowled very well, and Ball bowled steadily without any luck The School fielding was very good In reply the School opening partnership put on 66 of which White scored 30. Parfitt went on to make 66 and the runs were made on time to give the School a creditable win.

v. Old Edwardians Played at Whiteley Woods on June 5th K.E.S 96, Old Edwardians 69 The School won by 27 runs

On a rain-damaged wicket the School began badly and had lost 6 wickets for 26 but Major 33, Catton 14 and Ball 12 not out, played the correct game in going for runs The School bowling was very steady, Whatlin (4 for 1,4 in 13 overs) especially finding the wicket very responsive

v. Worksop College 2nd XI. Played at Whiteley Woods on June 9th Worksop College 2nd XI 93 Rain stopped play.

At one time Worksop had lost s wickets for 54 runs but after the tea interval rain began to fall and they totalled 93 The rain became heavier and the match had to be abandoned. Whatlin bowled excellently and took 7 wickets for 36 runs.

v. Church of England Clergy XI. Played at Whiteley Woods on June 11th. K E S. 155­C of E. Clergy 83. The School won by 72 runs

The School were sent in to bat on a good but lively wicket and lost White and Kay in the first 3 overs However, sound batting by Parfitt (61) and Wise (15), as well as five boundaries by Major, enabled the School to reach 155. The clergymen batted vigorously, but collapsed after the fall of the fourth wicket.

v. Rotherham U.S Played at Whiteley Woods on June 16th Rotherham U.S. 60, K.E.S. 52. The School lost by 8 runs.

Despite steady bowling by Whatlin (6 for 20), Rotherham obtained 60 runs. In reply the School had a shock when they lost Parfitt to the first ball of the innings Pickering (14) and Wise (13) made a good effort to save the game but five of the School batsmen failed to score and the last 5 wickets fell for 7 runs. A very disappointing result

v Chesterfield G S Played at Whiteley Woods on July 3rd. K.E.S 158 for 9 declared, Chester­field G. S. 86 for 6. Match drawn.

The School were sent in to bat and lost 4 wickets for 14 runs, but steady batting by Pickering (15) paved the way for some hearty hitting later on by Major (67 not out) and Newton (34 not out), and the innings was declared closed at 158 for 9. Chesterfield, although given one and a half hours, refused to go for the runs, and lost 6 wickets, collecting 88. The School fielding was not up to standard, or a comfortable win might have been obtained.



Name No. of Inn. Times not Out Total runs. Highest score. Av.
Major 6 3 152 67* 50.6
Parfitt 9 1 204 66 25.5
White 9 1 87 30 10.8
Pickering 7 1 62 14* 10 3


Name Overs Mdns. Runs Wkts. Ave
Whatlin 106 27 306 36 5 5
White 13 3 37 4 9.2
Major 40 4 7 135 13 10 4
Wise 27 5 8 68 5 13.6


v. Barnsley Grammar School 1st XI. Played on 22nd May. Match abandoned. Barnsley G.S. 1st XI 85 (Ball 7 for 17), K.E.S 2nd XI 52 for 9.

v. Manchester Grammar School 2nd XI. Played on 26th May. School lost by 65 runs. Manchester G S. 106 for 8 declared, K.E.S. 41.

v. Sheffield City Training College 1st XI. Played on 29th May. School won by 1 wicket. S.C.T.C. 95 (Merrills 8 for 35), K.E.S. 2nd XI 100 for 9 (Allen 33)

v. High Storrs Grammar School 2nd XI. Played on 5th June. School won by 8 wickets High Storrs 35, K.E.S. 37 for 2 (Staton 21, Allen 19)

v. Rotherham Grammar School 2nd XI Played on 16th June School lost by 77 runs. Rother­ham G.S. 146 (Merrills 5 for 41), K.E.S. 69 (Lindsay 19, Allen 16, Merrills 16)


v. High Storrs G.S Played at Whiteley Woods on May 5th. High Storrs G S. 100, K.E.S. 24. The School lost by 76 runs.

v Barnsley G S. Played at Barnsley on May 22nd Barnsley G.S. 124 for 4 (dec.), K.E.S. 36. The School lost by 88 runs

v Firth Park U S Played at Firth Park on June 12th Firth Park G S. 62, K.E.S. 46. The School lost by 16 runs

v. Chesterfield G.S Played at Chesterfield on July 3rd. Chesterfield U.S. 40, K.E.S. 42 for I. The School won by 9 wickets.


v. Barnsley G.S. (home). Barnsley 109, K.E.S 20. Lost by 89 runs.

v. High Storrs (away). High Storrs 89, K.E.S. 29. Lost by 60 runs.

v. Firth Park (home). K.E.S. 31, Firth Park 32 for 4. Lost by 6 wickets.



In the Sports the House, though having no great stars, did quite well, coming second ; thanks are due to all who ran and gained points, as well as to Burgan, Hiller, Wilson, Lawrie, Bullough and the Senior Relay Team who gained indi­vidual successes. Cricket has not been so successful ; the 1st XI games are not yet finished, the 2nd XI has come fourth, and the 3rd XI seventh in the League. In the Knock-out we were beaten in the semi-final. The Swimming Sports, like the Athletics, provided another chance for team work, again successfully, as we started with more preliminary points than any other House, and finished fifth. In the Water Polo League we also obtained fifth place. We must congratulate Burgan on his Prefectship, and thank and wish good luck to T. K. Jones, N. R. Hiller, and any others who are leaving, and hope that the Juniors who have joined us have enjoyed their first year in the House.


For two terms now the Chatsworth cup­board has presented a somewhat too naked appearance. A change for the better has now taken place, however, and congratulations are due to the first and second elevens for winning the cricket cups and to the third for putting up a good fight. The House has done creditably too in the Swimming Sports, and although failing to win a trophy, was always in the picture. The senior relay team, in particular, swam well, and J. E. Thompson is to be congratulated on an excellent neat dive. Next term we have good prospects for all the football cups, since few of last year's team will have left. It is to be hoped that an era of prosperity is coming to Chatsworth. Congratulations to J. D. Stringer and A. L. Chappell on being appointed prefects.


Last term we said goodbye to Langridge who so ably and enthusiastically cap­tained the House for a year ; we wish him every success in the Royal Artillery. This Term we shall also lose Rudge, who is going into the Fleet Air Arm ; we

shall remember him for his many-sided activities and especially for his captaincy of the House football, running, cricket and swimming teams. I n the Sports at the end of last term we finished third, a creditable performance which we hope to better next year. At cricket we have not had a very successful season, but this is largely due to the fact that the House as a whole has a preponderance of younger boys and in a few years we should be more success­ful ; we offer congratulations to Horn, Haslam and Nicholson on being selected to play in School teams. Finally, the standard of swimming in the House has been rather low for some years ; it is therefore all the more creditable that our Senior Relay Team came second in the recent Swimming Sports, arid that the final placing of the House was third.


Since the last House Notes, our most outstanding performance has been that in the Athletic Sports. We won the House Championship by a large margin, and especial credit is due to W. H Collins, the Champion Athlete. In the Cricket Knock-Out semi-final, the House, after winning on the first innings, were beaten by a very strong Sherwood team, on the last ball of the game. Of swimming, nothing need be said beyond the fact that it is .up to the younger members of the House to put up a better show in future years. Congratulations to W. H. Collins and R. G. Hemingway, on being appointed Captains of Swimming and Athletics, respectively, and to the former on being made a Prefect. To these, and to J. 1). Howard and I3. Hitchcock, who are also leaving this term, we wish every luck in the future.


In looking back over the events of the year, it is clear that the fortunes of the House have gone down. At the begin­ning of the year Lynwood had lost a number of old stalwarts, with the result that it was a young House which assembled. Some of the older mem­bers have not pulled their weight and have not set a good example to younger boys. But in spite of this, both foot­

ball and cricket 3rd XI's have won their cups, defeating their opponents decis­ively. This promises well for the future. The position of the 1st XI at the time of writing is not certain, but at any rate it has not maintained the high standard set last year by the X I which carried off the cup after an exciting replay with Welbeck. This, I believe, is due to lack of experienced players. And the same applies to the 2nd XI, which has finished up sixth in the Table, a very sorry position indeed. The House has not been successful in Swimming ; and the Polo team would perhaps have fared better if the members had turned up more regularly. We look forward to having a more successful time next year.


The Knock-Out team, under the cheerful and able captaincy of Major, has at last come out on top. Wentworth were defeated in the first round, and after a very hard fight, Haddon were beaten in the last over of the semi-final. The final against Welbeck resulted in a 10. wicket victory. An outstanding all. round effort by Wise, with an average of 25 in batting, and with 13 wickets for 39 in bowling, coupled with good team work, has achieved an excellent result. The League teams have had less success, and world do well to remember the importance of keen fielding. Attendance at House games has been good, especially among the 2nd and 3rd Forms, who throughout the year have maintained a high standard of keenness. Swimming, under Johnson, has improved a great deal. In the Polo team, Johnson, Major and Douglas have been outstanding while Lane has shown that enthusiasm more than compensates for lack of experi­ence. Besides winning the Polo cup, Sherwood were runners-up in the House Trophy and Junior Relay.


The cricket season has proved disap­pointing. After holding the trophy for the past three years, we lost the K.O. casket to a Sherwood side with real bowling strength. More disappointing still was the failure of the League 1st XI to defeat Chatsworth, largely owing to slackness; the 2nd and 3rd XT's have not emulated last year's perform­ances, but have clone quite well enough to warrant strong hopes for the future. The Junior relay team are to be con­gratulated on their performance in the Swimming Sports. Last Term's Athletic Sports provided the House with several cups but few points. The performances of Leeming, Harrison, Newton and the Senior Relay Team were not sufficiently well backed by the less brilliant run­ners to give us a chance of the House Trophy. The IV and V Form members of the House must wake up to their responsibilities and realise that a House consists of more than a handful of star performers ; more solid work lower down is needed.


Thanks to Leeson, Ditchfield, Millington and others, not forgetting young mem­bers like Burwell, Wentworth has managed to retain her swimming cups, the only ones she has. This year the opposition has been more intense than usual, and in the relay, Wentworth, after narrowly losing to Clumber in the heats, managed to pull it off in the Final. Records have been broken by the Champion Swimmer, J. M. Leeson, but we must not forget that all the points won by those who can swim a half mile or quarter, or who have swum one length for the first time, are quite valuable. In cricket the 1st Xl has won four matches, Dawson, Goddard, anti Leeson having saved us at many crises, while the 3rd XI, thanks to Prideaux and others, has finished third. We hope that next year we do even better in football and cricket by win­ning the cups instead of being second or third, and we look to all who will be staying on next year and to any new members who may join us next term to help their leaders to final victory and we wish success to all who are about to leave.


(Additions and corrections to July 1st, 1943).

Killed on Active Service.

DENMAN, L. B. (1931-38), Lt., M.C., Duke of Wellington's Regt.

ELLIOTT, G. A. (1925-29), GUNS, P. (1932-37),

PAGET, E. J. (1919-26), Cpl. Wireless Operator, R.A.F.

STEPHENSON, B. N. (1933-37), Sergt. Flight Engineer, R.A.F.

WATSON, C. J. (1932-37), L/Cpl. Missing, believed killed.

FULFORD, D. (1928-38), Pilot Officer, R.A.F., D.F.C.

NORTHEND, J. E. (1930-37), Flying Officer, R.A.F.V.R.

Decorations, etc.

DEVEREUX, F. S. (1925-34), Pilot Officer, R.A.F., D. P.M.

TOLPUTT, G. B. (1922-27), Flying Officer. R.A.F., D.F.C.

TURNER, G. G. (1912-21), Lieut, R.N.V.R., G M.

WILLIAMS, E. T. (1928-31), Lt. Col., D.S.O.

LEDINGHAM, R. G. M. (1929-35), Lt., R A M.C., Mentioned in Despatches.

BARNES, W. H. (1933-40), Wireless Mech., R.A.F.V.R.

BRADLEY, A. (Master), Sub-Lt., R.N.V.R.

BURKINSHAW, P. L. (1930-40), 2nd Lt. Duke of Wellington's Regt.

CHAMBERS, G. (1922-29), Sergt., Royal Army Service Corps.

CHAMBERLAIN, P. B. (1936-40), L.A.C) Royal Air Force.

CHARE, K. A (1931-38), Flight Commander, Fleet Air Arm.

DALES, G. S. (1928-36), 2nd Lt, Royal Engineers

DENMAN, J. G. (1935-42), Cadet, Royal Air Force.

HIPKINS, M. H. (1932-40), 2nd Lieut, Royal Corps of Signals.

JENKINS, A. B. D (1936.37), L Bdr., Royal Artillery.

JOHNSON, P. L. (1930-39), Sergt., R.A.F.V.R.

LAWTON, A. G. (1931-39), Radio Officer, Royal Merchant Navy.

PHILLIPS, R. 0. F. (1933-39), L/AC. Royal Air Force.

POGSON, C. A. (1925-34), Fleet Air Arm.

ROBINSON, Henry (1926-34), Lt., Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

SIMON, J. H. (1931-38), Lt., York and Lanes.

STANIFORTH, J. N. (1917-22), Intelligence Corps

STONES, E. C. (193742), Royal Marines.

SWALLOW, R. F. (1934-41), 2nd Lt., R.E.M.E.

SWYCHER, D. (1930-39), Royal Corps of Signals.

TAPP, P. M. (1932-41), Radio Mech., Royal Air Force.

TILBROOK, W, A. (1924-31), Lt, Royal Engineers.

UPTON, J. H. P. (1932-40), Lt., Reconnaissance Corps.

WINDLE, C W L. (1923-30), Lt , Royal Artillery.


S. E. FUREY (1919-29), on April 17th, 1943, to Miss Margaret Pickworth, of Sheffield

N. SIDDALL (1930-36), on April 26th, 1943, to Miss Pauline Arthur, of Sheffield.

J. H. P. UPTON (1932-40), on April 9th, 1943, to Miss Jean M. Brown, of Sheffield.


To the wife of Capt J F. NICHOLAS (1921-33), on April 15th, 1943 ; a son.


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