King Edward VII School Magazine

Vol. XI.
March, 1943.
No. 2.




WE welcome to the Staff Mr. W. Rosenberg, M.A., formerly Senior Chemistry Master at King William's College, Isle of Man ; and within the last few days of term we have had the pleasure of welcoming Mr. Sibley back to his old place in the Junior School. This entails the departure of Mr. Ferguson from the Junior School Art department ; while in the Senior School Mrs. Black will be leaving us at the end of the term. To these two members of our war-time staff we extend our thanks and very good wishes.

Furthermore, at the end of this Term we are to lose Mr. Clay. Which-need any reader be reminded ?-is as much as to say that one of the cornerstones of the building is about to be removed. A graduate of Magdalene College, Cambridge, Mr. Clay came to K.E.S. in 1918, after a year at Stevenage School, and in Septem­ber, 1928, he succeeded Mr. R. J. Marsh as Senior English and History Master and Librarian. Of these twenty-five years' service there is ample memorial in the long list of his History scholars at Oxford and Cambridge, and not less in the affections of countless others in whose up-bringing the spell of " Room 8 " has been so potent and unique an influence. To the tribute of a colleague, printed below, we will add, on behalf of the School past and present, our thanks and our best wishes to Mr. Clay for the happy enjoyment of the leisure which he has so strenuously earned.

The following have been appointed Prefects this Term : R. C. Ball, M. R. Catton, J. D. Edgeley, J. D. Howard, H. A. Wills. We congratulate them, and also the following winners of Scholarships in December and January last : C. H. Langridge, Open Exhibition for Classics at Magdalen College, Oxford ; T. Parfitt, Meyricke Exhibition for Classics at Jesus College, Oxford ; R. Dronfield, Open Scholarship in History at Oriel College, Oxford ; J. H. Shaw, Open Scholarship in Natural Sciences at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge ; T. K. Jones, Open Exhibition in Natural Sciences at Clare College, Cambridge.

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The senior boys of the School have become accustomed by this time to accept­ing with ready cheerfulness an ever-increasing variety of unexpected tasks. In the Christmas holidays it was the Post Office that claimed a share of their spare time. The job had, we gather, its com­pensations as well as its ardours ; at any rate it is on record that the Christmas delivery was accomplished - with an unexampled promptness and efficiency.

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The Debating Society and Discussion Group have shown much enterprise in the invitations which they have extended this term to corresponding groups in the other schools and the University. A joint debate on the place of the British Empire in the post-war world was particularly well attended and produced some good speaking. It looks as if this move may lead to some useful developments in inter. school co-operation, an aim as well worth pursuing as the more traditional rivalries of the games field.

J. D. M. H


THE terminal Chapel Service was held on the afternoon of February 14th, when the preacher was the Rev. E. A. Willis. The subject of his address was friendship, which, he said, played a most important part in life ; he gave some highly amusing examples of friendships in his own life, the greatest of which started in a mud-pie battle. Mr. Willis went on to give the three main ways in which friend­ships began ; first, naturally, through years of contact; secondly, through a particular point of contact -which in his case had been a liking for cricket scoring ; lastly, through mutual attraction, which was highly desirable and therefore to be encouraged. The difficulty was, however, that some people were unlucky in making friends. Success was accomplished by confidence in oneself ; by initiative-it was always advisable to make the first move, regardless of apparently unfavour­able conditions, which in any case were often the work of one's imagination ; by understanding-not only of one's own but of other people's inspirations and longings, for that led to greater friendship ; and finally, by group friendship, which offered something more than single friendships. Mr. Willis said that there must be no distinction of class, creed, race or nationality in real friendships. Friendship was cap able both of making life a success and of bridging the gap between the material world and the spiritual world. Only by learning the full meaning of human friend ship could one proceed to friendship with God, which was, after all, the climax of spiritual life, and which alone made human friendship in its best form possible.


IT was at the beginning of the Summer Term of 1918 that we first knew Mr. Clay at King Edward's. There are still three members of the Staff amongst us who remember his arrival in early May, a quarter of a century ago, and one of them at least has never quite under­stood how a man could leave the leisurely rustic atmosphere of Stevenage - " I think it is in Hertfordshire " someone ventured - for the bustle of Sheffield.

However, Mr. Clay gained more than recognisable geographical location in com­ing to Sheffield ; he gained the friendship of hundreds of boys who have passed through his classroom. In the anecdotes drawn from the reminiscences of Old Boys Mr. Clay's part is definite and distinctive , whilst among that welter of Edwardians which has its embodiment in the elders of Common-room the contribution from Mr. Clay's reminiscences is celebrated for its entertainment value.

And now he is leaving us. Increasing disability with increasing difficulty in remedying it has decided Mr. Clay to abandon the unequal struggle. 11 e admire the patience and courage with which for all these years he has borne the heavy stroke of misfortune which, at the height of his physical powers, reduced him to being thenceforth only a spectator of the games lie loved to play. And still more we admire and shall long remember that towering strength of purpose which lie has devoted so faithfully and so forcefully to his pupils and to the School.

Before Mr. Clay had been with us for two terms, the Armistice came. Let us hope that similarly, before he has been away from us so long, we may have another Armistice. But be there peace or war, Mr. Clay knows that his colleagues and his numerous friends in Sheffield and beyond wish him every happiness in his retirement.

G. H. E.


JOHN GORDON BYRNE (1929-37), Flying Officer, R.A.F.V.R. Killed on active service, December, 1942. Aged 22.

Previous to his appointment as Flying Instructor at a station in England, lie had had a successful and eventful career in the R.A.F. Having taken part in many night bombing raids on Germany and the Channel ports, lie was transferred to Malta and did much good work over Italy, Sicily and North Africa. He had the honour and good fortune to represent the R.A.F. in an exchange of messages with his family in the Christmas Day broadcast of 1941. At School he was a popular member of Welbeck House and second runner in the team which won the Cross Country in 1936. To his two brothers, as well as to his widow and parents, we offer our very sincere sympathy.

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THOMAS DICKIE COLQUHOUN (1931-38), Leading Aircraftsman, R.A.F. Killed on active service in February, 1943. Aged 23.

His Squadron Leader writes : " During the weeks that lie was on this station, your son showed a keen interest in his duties and was always willing to do a little more than his share. His flying ability and deportment were of a high quality and we could not have wished for a more satisfactory student."

He was a keen member of Clumber House and of the School Scout troop : the character given of him above will be more than endorsed by the many friends he made at School. From details, which we are not permitted to quote in full, it appears he must have met instantaneous death in his wrecked aircraft ; his body was buried with military honours at an overseas station.


Acting Sergeant (Cadet) R.A.F.V.R. Killed on active service in January, 1943 Aged 21

The name of Leslie Fletcher will bring back to most of us memories of golden cricket seasons from 1937 to 1940, in which he grew from a promising youngster to one of the School's finest cricketers. (In 1939, sixty-six wickets for an average of 7.3 and in 1940 fifty-nine for 6.76, raised the School bowling record to great heights). Football and Fives came as easily to him. But with and above all this success, there remained the same modest reserve, and essential grit, which carried him up the School to the Classical Sixth and to Prefectship, not with any easy brilliance, but with a steady integrity of intellect and character-disguised, perhaps, under a charming light-heartedness of manner. He had a year at Brasenose College, Oxford, and then left for training overseas. His training was retarded a little by a period of illness, and was barely completed at the time of his death.


Sergeant Navigator, R.A.F.V.R. Killed on active service in December, 1942. Aged 20.

Though he had only a short time in which to make friends here, he is remem­bered as a keen and active lad. Flying was evidently his passion and forte, and an early enthusiasm for " model flying " led on to a promising career in the service. lie was engaged in constructing what he called a " new super sort of night-flying map " with some of his friends, shortly before he met a tragic accidental death.


THREE members of the King Edward VII School flight were recently suc­cessful in obtaining nomination for a short University course leading to a com­mission in the Royal Navy and left us at the end of last term. Twenty boys in the School have been enrolled this term, thus bringing our strength up to 72.

Attendances this term at the Monday afternoon parades have continued to be very good.

The majority of the cadets in the School flight will be eligible to sit for Phase I of the Proficiency Examination in April, and the training this term has therefore been directed towards their preparation for this examination. Several cadets have been assisting with the Air Scouts by giv­ing instruction in Aircraft Recognition. Plains for instruction in gliding are well in hand by the Sheffield Wing of the A.T.C., and it is to be hoped that we shall hear more of this in the near future.

P/O W. Rosenberg, who joined the School Staff in January, has been posted to the School flight and gives instruction in Navigation. The following promotions have been made this term :--
Sgt. G. H. Langridge to be A Fit Sgt.
Cpl. J. D. Stringer to be A Sgt.
Cadet R. G. Ball to be A. Cpl.
Cadet A. L. Chappell to be A/Cpl.
Cadet A. S. Hirst to be A/Cpl.
Cadet J. Whatlin to be A/Cpl.

A. P. G.


THE valuable role played by the Club can readily be understood if we call to mind the conditions of life in the Attercliffe district of Sheffield. Here almost every boy leaves school at the age of fourteen and is immediately caught up in the harsh and monotonous grind of the factory. After a day of heavy toil, he returns home to a dwelling long ago condemned as unfit for human beings (it) this connection it is only the war which has prevented the proposed work of demolition and reconstruction)-a tene­ment in which a single room serves the whole family as scullery, kitchen and parlour. The home, then, can offer nothing to the boy. Inevitably, he is drawn to the cinema, perhaps as often a,: five or six times a week. Later the pub also stakes its claim on his leisure time and soon the cycle of work-pictures - pub is well established.

The Newhall Club aims to provide for boys whose lives are so depressed and restricted an opportunity for activities which are pleasurable and at the same time constructive. The Club was opened in October, 1941, in part of a derelict and ramshackle pub in the Brightside district of Attercliffe. Under the inspiring leader ship of the Rev. R. E. Hill the boys have made the most of what is, speaking euphemistically, an unpromising building. They have painted and decorated the rooms and done. countless odd jobs of repairs. Despite the absence of a water tap they run a canteen which has proved increasingly popular.

Owing to lack of space and general unsuitability of premises, games are restricted in scope. Yet the boys play table-tennis and billiards, all with great enthusiasm and many with real skill although the cloth of the billiard table is calculated to reduce even Walter Lindrum to acute melancholia. During the present football season two teams have been n; action and have played well.

A memorable went was the came held last August in the grounds of Shrewsbury School With Mr. Hill in charge, about thirty boys spent a happy week in the country ; rumour lies it that, the apple-trees in an adjoining orchard proved a strong attraction, and that, human nature being essentially frail. Such rumours are to be regretted-but even St Augustine has confessed to stealing in his youth the fruit of a pear tree.

This brief survey cannot do justice to the full scope of the Club's purpose and activities. But the necessity and value of the work already done is indisputable it is for those of use whose lives arc relatively comfortable and secure to see that the Club has enough funds to bring to the boys in the poorer districts more cheer and a deeper satisfaction in life.

A. R


VOLUNTEERS were asked, and so
We up and went to the G.P.O.­
And may I stress that we just went
with one intent
on labour bent ?

May I suggest we even spurned
all those who yearned
for money earned ?

Our now past memories make us rue
the " registered " queue,
the " postage due,"

As for ten days great heights we wuthered,
with parcels smothered,
by post-girls mothered ;

Until at last, in numbers fewer,
(For only thick blood could endure)
The job now done--the task complete
We hobbled home on aching feet.

Later, in words concise and short,
Appeared the following report
"A few have died from storm and strife,
And all the Post are maimed for life."

G. K S.


Magdalen College, Oxford.

Dear Sir,

When I sat down to compose this letter, I started with the air of one prepared to dash off a few rapid lines on a familiar subject. I was speedily humbled. The task of giving anything approaching a representative account of so widespread and bewildering an institution as the war­time Oxford is such as to make the hasty pause. I trust, however, that you will regard my incoherent babbling as the utterances of one with much to describe and few gifts for description.

I will not bewail the loss of all the things, that make Oxford in peacetime: the changes have been too profound Rowing is beginning to regain just a little of its former glories. The Boat Race was revived with some considerable success this term, and the Torpid Races in the sixth week showed a standard of rowing roughly equivalent to that of pro-war second Eights. The activities of amateur dramatic societies have reached a feverish pitch. The Experimental Theatre Club produced no less than thirteen Lady Macbeths at one sitting last term, and in every other corner are to be found enthusiastic groups rehearsing every conceivable play from Strindberg's " Dance of Death " to " Gammer Carton's Needle." Other diversions are to be found in squash, rugger, soccer and so on. Activities of this sort, however, are sandwiched between work and a vast quantity of military training which goes on inexorably, so that the idea of the Oxford undergraduate living in secluded ease is very much a myth of the dim and distant past. The tutor and the Corps Commander reduce one's spare time to a minimum.

The scientists hold the stage at the moment, and this to such an extent that of all the Old Edwardians up last. term, Mr. Beech was the sole pillar of the Arts. We said good-bye to film at the end of last term, and this term welcomed Messrs. Dronfield and Kilner, and also Mr. Middleton, of whom one gets occasional glimpses waving a scalpel in the Anatomy Department. We have in our midst Mr. Tappe who is at present commanding -the Signals Section of the S.T.C. Mr. Tappe appears to see everything and know everybody in the University. One merely has to mention a man's name to receive a reply such as : " Oh yes, of course I know him ; the wretched man hasn't been on time for a single parade this term."

We have two engineers in the University in the shapes of Mr. Sutton and Mr. D. N. D. Allen, both of whom are very loyal and constant in their attendance at the VIIth Club meetings. A further loyal supporter is Mr Gadsby, who periodically emerges from the Physical Chemistry laboratory, envelopes himself in a Balliol scarf, and cycles round the town. Mr. Whitfield is to be found in North Oxford, where he still conducts his conversations in five languages at once, and exercises himself and his family on a bicycle and sidecar. One cannot speak of Mr. '_Mandl as a person dissociated from his 'cello. This gadget is exercised on every opportunity, and with very considerable success. Finally, Mr. Trotter is to be found in St. John's, where he spends a lot of time squirting things with a trailer pump. I believe that there was some incident con­nected with the Vice-President, a pump, and a lot of water, but I never really heard an unbiased account of the affair.

Yours faithfully,



Leaving the homeland,
Wandering over the whale's bath,
The deep-sea billow,
Seeking the sound of
The strife and the struggle
Waged far away

Not of my seeking was
The leaving of the homeland,
Leaving my kith and kin behind me,
Not of my seeking was
The waging of the war ;
Yet in me flows
The blood of my fathers,
They that a thousand years before me
Sailed up the Humber,
Gat hold of the land.

If, though, it be that
Here in the Southland,
Where clashes the war sword,
Doomed to the death am I,
Then may the Viking Blood of my fathers,
Though but feebly and faintly it floweth,
Save me from dying
A coward's death.

P. YOUNG (O.E.). (.Middle East Forces).


THE reinstitution of this almost forgotten function was the cause of considerable stir towards the end of last Term. Once the idea had firmly taken root the difficulties of organisation were realised for the first time. In a burst of enthusiasm, Hemingway had a hundred and fifty tickets printed bearing the inscription " Inc. Refreshments." This came as rather a shook but, rather than face the task of erasing the unfortunate phrase, the prefects undertook to fulfil the obligation imposed upon them. The Vita Form began a foraging cam­paign ; the Prefects' Room became a larder, and Mrs. Helstrip gallantly agreed to feed the mob. Negotiations for a band were successfully concluded and we began to breathe more easily. Soon, however, the great omission by the ancient founders of K.E.S. became painfully obvious- -no room bore more than a faint and dubious resemblance to a dance hall. Suggestions ranged from the Gymnasium to the School Close, but eventually the Assembly Hall was chosen and work began on its transformation. On the afternoon of Thursday the 17th December, the extraordinary sight could be seen of perspiring volunteers sliding about the floor in order to render its surface fit for delicate footwear. Oliver added a delightful touch by introducing the garden roller, and we also thank him for his more constructive efforts in lifting the piano on to the platform.

The dance was a success. We thank Mr. Watling for his performance as M.C. and remember with pleasure his classic pronunciation of " Rumba." A number of the Staff attended, and the Headmaster was not a little surprised on arrival to find the " Conga " already in possession of the vestibule and making ambitious attempts on the private staircase. A special word of praise is due to T. Parfitt, who fulfilled his function a, Ladies' Cloakroom Attend­ant with the utmost devotion to duty.

It was found in the course of the evening that the School building was singularly lacking in facilities for the non-dancers ; the classrooms were inhospitable, and outside it was cold. Nevertheless the prolonged disappearance of several couples would indicate that some at least solved the problem to their own satisfaction.

The last question to be solved was that of providing the weary musicians with suit­able refreshment. A volunteer was hastily despatched, and returned pers­piring to deposit a row of bottles in front of the band. `" I'm sorry you've been troubled," said their leader, "but as a matter of fact we are all teetotal ! "

G H.L.


IT is rumoured that certain members of the Science VI were caught demonstrating a "conga " to their less enlightened comrades in the home of pure mathematics.

Homeric humour is said to have caused the uproarious and somewhat deplorable outburst from the classical VI on a certain Tuesday earlier in the Term.

The Pontifex Maximus opened the door of the Sanctum Sanctorum to see a much maltreated article propelled with obvious vigour across his line of vision at an angle of forty-five degrees by a junior sacerdos. The humour of the incident will he appreciated by all.

It is rumoured that one of the famous firm of Colonel Curry and Major Rice is at present " incognito " on the Staff


The recent Inter-School debate revealed that " bluestockings " are also to he found in other parts of Sheffield.

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We see that an ex-prefect, now in uniform, visited the School a short while ago Perhaps he thought the windows needed cleaning ?

Well-informed circles at Oxford report that another ex-prefect cycles long dis­tances on wet days to pick daisies. He thinks they're nice that way !

In conclusion, we humbly submit that the answer to "` quis sequitur ? " is always " non sequitur."

T. P.


Senior Brains Trust.

A SENIOR Brains Trust was held in the Library on February 23rd, when the trustees were Dr. Hoselitz, Mr. L. H. Taylor, Mr. G. 11. Claypole and Mrs. Mingay. Mr. de Bunsen was unfortunately prevented from appearing.

A small, but appreciative, audience listened to various answers to questions ranging from extra territorial rights to faith healing, and made ample use of the facilities provided for sending in supplementary questions from the floor.

C. H. Langridge acted as Question Master.


Poetry and Discussion Group.

This Term, the Discussion Section of the old Discussion arid Debating Society has combined with the Poetry Club to form the Poetry arid Discussion Group, plan nine to alternate discussion on general, literary and scientific subjects. We have only managed to squeeze in two general discussions this Term, the first being on Co-education, introduced by Mr. J D. M. Hides, a strong protagonist for the subject under discussion. This discussion did not provoke as much feeling as the following one -`" Is Religion compatible with Modern Science ? " also introduced by Mr. Hides. The original subject under discussion was soon obscured in a heated argument between Mr. Fenton and Mr. Ross. We hope to continue the Group's activities next Term.


Debating Society.

There have been three debate, this Term, two of which have been attended by visitors from the University and the other one being an Inter-School Debate. In the first debate, on the motion that " Discipline is necessary to Education," much of the time was spent in debating the vagueness of the motion, which was eventually carried by a large majority. After some difficulty in raising a quorum for the second debate, on the motion that,

" Man was never ordained by Nature to have equality of opportunity," a some­what unconstitutional debate ended by the motion being carried without a count. Over forty members from various Sheffield schools were invited to a highly successful debate on the motion that, " The Prime Aim of British Post-War Policy should be the Preservation of the Empire." After a finely argued debate in a House number­ing 62 members, the motion was defeated by nine votes. Other ambitious Interschool activities were also considered for the future.

R. A. S.

The Orchestra.

The School Orchestra has this Term continued to function satisfactorily in ,pit(, of its many handicaps. The weekly rehearsals have been interesting to all members, as is shown by the zeal with which the difficult Oberon Overture of Weber has been attempted. The over­ture, one of Weber's best and most skilfully developed, presents plenty of problems to each section of the Orchestra, notably to the woodwind in the Introduc­tion and to the strings in the rushing passage which constitutes the first subject of the overture proper.

Somewhat easier, though demanding a high degree of refinement in playing, is the first movement of Haydn's Surprise Symphony. This work, the Weber and some orchestrated songs of Brahms, have constituted the chief activities of the Orchestra this Term, though other, shorter works, played through at odd times, have shown that the Orchestra still maintains its high standard in sight-reading.

We have been very fortunate this Term in having Mrs. Whitling to play for us ; she is the first viola player we have had since we lost Mr. Moles. If anyone feels like taking up the viola, which is always iii great demand in any orchestra, lie will be doing us a great service ; and anyone else who would like to play in the School Orchestra should see Mr. Baylis about it at once.

Scientific Society

There have been few visits this term owing, of course, to war conditions. The attendance in most cases was good, and for the visit at half-term almost too good.

February 10th. Visit to Transport Repair Shop.

The assembly and overhaul shop was visited, where, on this occasion, several newly-acquired Bradford trams were being renovated. The amazing things that machinery could do to wood were noted with surprise, and demonstrations of the action of a Diesel engine, automatic points, the method of driving a tram (with its seventeen coats of paint), were care­fully absorbed.

February 13th. Visit to Newton, Chambers, Thorncliffe.

A small party saw two films showing the story of coal from mine to home and industry. An exhibition of mining equip­ment was interesting, though it might have been more so, had it been seen working.

Half-term, February 22nd.>   Visit to Barnsley.

(1) GLASS WORKS.-Glass, made from sand, limestone chippings, soda ash and scrap glass, heated to 1400°C., was seen to be converted by single machines from its molten state to jam jars and bottles (four per cent. of which were unfit for use).

(2) Co-OPERATIVE LAUNDRIES. -- The manager showed a large party how clothes were sorted, marked, passed through fine washes and rinses, ironed, resorted and distributed to vans.

B. H.


THE Lent Term is always a somewhat quiet period for Scouting. Many hikes, however, have been arranged by P/L's. for their patrols. One Senior schoolboy indeed, remarked to me that " one can't go up the Hope Valley on a nice Sunday afternoon without tripping over a K.E.S. scout ' "

Eight scouts from the troop represented Sheffield scouts at Earl Fitzwilliam's funeral at Wentworth. T/L Taylor hold the County Colours.

A number of wide games have been played at Lodge Moor. We have heard horrid stories of how Totley Troop treat their opponents, so we have been toughening up in preparation for our wide-game with them on the 3rd of April, at Blacka Moor. (A wide-game, for the benefit of non-scouts, is a stalking, tracking and fighting game played across rough country).

An investiture was held in the Rover Den recently. Four members of the School are now Rovers. The Rovers would be very pleased to see anyone over sixteen and a half who would like to become a Rover. R. J. Pryor, one of the new Rovers, will soon he taking out an A.S.M.'s warrant.

Both "A" and " B " troops are going to camp at Edale this Easter. Only the Senior scouts are going, and it is intended to do a little commando training ; not much, of course, because the A.S.M. 's are just as much out of condition as the rest '

B. N. K.


THE return of the " Shout " after a lapse of some years was welcomed throughout the School, and the high standard of the performance warrants its continuance in the future. The Sixth Form's version of Speech Day should have been seen by all who usually take part in that ceremony : it was the outstanding item on the programme, with the honours going to Rollin, whose inspired chairman­ ship (" Will the audience kindly refrain from throwing rice into the chips ? ") proved itself equal to any emergency. The efforts of the younger members of the School (especially 3A's " Demon Barber ") were well appreciated, though " Thread of 'Scarlet " was a little too serious for the occasion. Hudson's violin playing was as compelling as ever, while Beeley's ill-timed but dramatic entrance as Juliet, fire-watching, was the funniest moment in the whole afternoon. The show was admirably compered by Langridge, and ended in traditional fashion by Mr. Magrath. The Staff were seen to enjoy the shafts aimed at them with their customary good humour, the impersonations given by T. K. Jones and Cleatheroe being especially appreciated. The Shout ended the Term in the true K.E.S. spirit.

T. P.


THE Senior and Junior Races were run on Wednesday, March 10th, as originally planned. The courses were slightly different from those of last year because several fields had been ploughed up, with the result that in two instances two sides of a triangle had to be covered instead of one. This entailed longer courses being run than last year.

The time taken by W. H. Collins, the winner of the Senior Race, was 26 mins. 50.4 sees. It will remain to be seen how next year's time will compare with this if the same distance be covered. Both Collins and Wreghitt (who won the Junior event) won by a comfortable margin. Conditions were ideal a bracing day and dry ground. The bottle-neck again proved very useful as a finishing point.

W. H. Collins, M. B. Wilson, J. Burgan, R. G. Hemingway, h'. 1). N. Campailla, S. Lane, A. F. Harrison and N. R. Hiller, are awarded colours, they being the first eight home in the Senior event.

C. S. A.


OVER 14. 
1W 11 Collins (Haddon) 
  J1. B. Wilson (Arundel) 
3.J. G Burgan (Arundel) 
4R. G. Hemingway (Haddon) 
5F. D. N. Campailla (Lynwood[. 
6S. Lane (Sherwood). 
7A. F. Harrison (Welbeck). 
nN R Hiller (Arundel) 
1P H Wreghitt (Arundel) 
2.H. S. Gill (Chatsworth). 
3.T. F Baylis (Clumber). 
4D. D. Woodward (Lynwood). 
5.G. Conwill (Wentworth) 
6D. C. Law (Chatsworth) 
  B France (Arundel) 
nJ. E. Prideaux [Wentworth). 
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BY winning the last five matches of the season this year's team has completed a fine record. Against other school elevens, seven games have been won and one drawn.

In the earlier part of the season the team had the assistance of six players each with two years' previous experience in the 1st X1. Several of these players loft us at the end of last Term, but the promoted players proved to be worthy successors.

Of the newcomers this 'Form, Newton and Harrison have shown great deter­mination in defence, whilst. Lane and Kay have shown good form on the right wing. Howard, who acted as a utility' player last Term, has made a fine spear head for the attack and has a very good total of goals to his credit.

The team as a whole has played good football and every man has pulled his weight. R. G. Hemingway. with three years' experience in the 1st XI, has proved a capable captain.

R. R. S.


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Scorers.-Howard 21, Wise 10, Dronfield 5, Major 5, Oliver 3, Lindsay 4, White 3 ; Granville, Harrison, Kay, Lane and Whatlin. 1 each.


December 12th At Firth Park. KES 4, Firth Park G. S. 1
January 16th At NortonK.E.S 6,Sheffield University 2nd, 3
January 30th At homeK E.S. 10,  P.T.C. XI 1
February 13th At home.K E.S. 2,Woodhouse G S 1
February 20th At homeK E.S. 2,Bankers' F.C. 1


Only two gamer have been played this 'Perm, of which one has been won and the ether drawn. Although several players had moved into the 1st Xl, there have been many capable players to succeed t hem. The high standard of play promises well for next year's Football. \V H. Collins has made a good captain. and by his determined play has set a good example for the rest of the team.

R. R. S.




December 12th. At home. K.E.S. 1, Firth Park G.S 3
December 17th. At Nether Edge K E S 6, Nether Edge G S 1st. XI 3  
January 16th. At High Storrs K.E.S 7, High Storrs G.S. 1
February 13th. At Woodhouse>>  K.E.S. 2, Woodhouse G.S. 2.


Two matches have been played this Perm. Neither was any indication of the combined effort of the team. Absences, inevitable during the first three months of the year, disorganised the team to a certain extent. We look forward to further team work next season.

C. S. A.


December 12th At home K.E.S. 6, Junior T S 0.

January 16th At home K.E.S. 1, High Storrs GS 2.

UNDER 14 X1.

Owing to the cancellation (by the opposing teams) of two fixtures, only one' game has been played this Term. At High Storrs the School wore defeated by High Storrs G.S. Under 14 by 6 goals to 3 The season as a whole has been one of heavy defeats, but in the last few games there has been a noticeable improvement in the marking and passing ; Lindley's play as full-back deserves especial mention.

A R.


1ST XI RE-AWARDS - R Dronfield, B. B. Major, J G Oliver

1st XI AWARDS -J. D Howard, R J Lindsay, A R Powell, J Whatlin, G W Wise

2ND XI RE-AWARDS. -M R Catton, J. Newton, T. Parfitt

2ND XI AWARDS -J. 1) Bailey. W 11 Collins, A. F. Harrison, B. Hitchcock, D H. Kay, v Lane, D R. Robinson, N. White, J G. Burgan.



Haddon1413019920 27
Welbeck147616347 15
Chatsworth147615961 15
Wentworth1465 33450 15
Arundel146 625146 14
Lynwood144732649 11
Clumber1441005272 8
Sherwood143 1013066 7
2ND XI            
Welbeck1413011039    27
Sherwood1411219325    23
Arundel146 624440  14
Clumber145 814148  11
Lynwood145 905269  10
Haddon144822260  10
Chatsworth144 913977 9
Wentworth143 922989 8
3RD Xl            
Lynwood14102 29319 22
Chatsworth1410316621 21
Sherwood145 72104812
Arundel145 72314912
Clumber144 82295710
Haddon145 90347710
Wentworth142 1116785



We welcome this term Air Harper-King as an additional assistant House Master, and offer congratulations to M. R. Catton on being made a Prefect. The results of the Football League are not very satisfactory on the whole. The 2nd XI finished third in the table, but the 1st and 3rd XI's both finished fifth. It is to be hoped that the Cricket season finds us higher up in that League It can be said for the 1st XI, however, that it did show a marked improvement this Term over last, and exhibited an unparalleled aptitude mud-wallowing in the mire of Ringinglow The Cross-Country has been the high-light of the Term for Arundel The House has continued a fine tradition by completing the double for the third time in the last six years Heartiest congratulations are clue to both teams, especially P H Wreghitt, II B Wilson and J Burgan, the former for winning the Under 14 event, and the latter two for finishing second and third in the Senior race. Only once before have both Cups been won by the same house, and the Senior total (45) is the lowest recorded since the last war. We hope that by the time this is read this excellent start will have been fully maintained in the Athletic Sports.


Football this Term has not been unsatisfactory The let XI played well except for a few matches when unexpected defeats were sustained. Particular praise is due to the forwards and to M. R. Robinson, as centre-half The 2nd XI results have been disappointing, but the 3rd shows promise and is expected to do very well next year. The Cross-Country results were disappointing, but some members of the Junior team ran well arid Gill is to be congratulated on coming in second. It is to be hoped that the House will put up a better performance in the Sports and carry off some Cups Congratula­tions to Stringer on being elected Captain of Football and Captain of Running


Dismal as the position of the various House XI's was at the end of last Term, great efforts have been made by all the teams in the latter half of the season to restore Clumber to a more worthy place. The 1st XI particularly has improved in team spirit and its members have played keenly and well. The result has been that we have won four out of the five matches played this Terra and have shaken Welbeck's reputation by a victory of 15-0. Horn and Haslam deserve especial mention for their energetic football The 2nd and 3rd Xl's have played quite credit­ably and have finished fourth and sixth in their respective League Tables. The House came second in the Senior Cross-Country and the team is to be congratulated on a fine effort Our performance in the Under 14 event was also quite good and we congratulate Baylis on finish­ing third Attendance this Term at games has been better, though there are still some boys who seem not to realise that by absenting themselves from games they may upset the match for a. Whole team


The House 1st X1 is to be congratulated on it, fine performance in the League Championship They did not last- a single game and easily out stripped all other opponents In the .Senior Cross-Country, W. H. Collins Was well supported by Hemingway and Cockersole, and the Hons, did well to finish third Needless to say, the result of the Junior team was not up to the standard expected of them and we look to the younger members of the House to put up a better shrew in the Sports. The House offers its heartiest congratulations to R. G. Hemingway on being appointed Captain of Football, to J D. Howard on being made a Prefect and on obtaining his well-deserved 1st XI Colours and to Collins and Hitchcock on being awarded 2nd Xl Football Colours.


The Term can hardly be called a successful on( for Lynwood. The 1st XI was weakened by the - loss of two prominent members, and in conse­quence suffered a lapse Even less satisfactory has been the conduct of the 2nd XI Too many players have failed to turn up. without having good reasons for not doing so Indeed, the 3rd XI was almost robbed of the championship of the league by the absences in the 2nd XI Luckily, in spite of the loss of the two points. the 3rd XI won its remaining matches and secured the Cup There is a great deal of enthusiasm shown among the younger members of the House and this should be kept up. The standard set up by Lynwood in the Cross­Country during the past two years was not kept up. A better result might have been gained if more training had been put in. The Athletic Sports have been fixed for this Term, and some success should be gained by the House in the events.


Last Term we were sorry to lose Beeley, our House Captain and one of our keenest members. We congratulate Major on being re-awarded and Wise on gaining 1st XI colours Also Lane and White on being awarded 2nd XI colours Lane also ran sixth in the Cross-Country and gained Cross-Country colours. House football has not been outstanding, the only good performance coming from a young 2nd XI. Keenness was not lacking among the majority but the absence from football of a few slackers made itself felt in the 3rd XI during the latter half of the season The C.C. turnout was good, especially in the Under 14 and the results achieved, though not outstanding, were by no means a disgrace Although we are without John Cotton this year, we are living in hopes of a not altogether unsuccessful time at the School Sports.


A review of the performances of the various Football teams shows a deplorable deterioration in the 1st and 3rd XI's in the latter half of the season. Thanks to good work last Term, the 1st XI finished in second place, but the 3rd Xl should have won their Cup. There has been too much unnecessary absenteeism among the younger members of the House this Term Baldwin and his eleven arc to be congratulated on their consistency in winning the 2nd XI Cut,, and the winning of the K.O. Cup was a. gratifying performance, with the individual honours going do Newton Much is expected of the House in the coming Athletic Sports; the Under 14', started well in the Cross-Country Run The Summer Term will bring Cricket and, it is hoped, further conquests for the House A keener interest in Swimming would be desirable in the coming Term The House congratulates H A Wills on being made a Prefect


The football season is over, each eleven having played fourteen matches The 1st XI, under the able captaincy of Kay, won fifteen points, and were fourth in the league, inferior to Chats worth and Welbeck only on goal average. The 1st XI has the distinction of being the only team to deprive Haddon 1st XI of a point This record is a great improvement on that of the previous season, and since the majority of the team will probably still be at School next year, future prospects are good. The 2nd and 3rd XI's have been less fortunate, but they have on occasions won matches; there are some young but promising players in them The Cross­Country teams have by no means been a disgrace to the House, for both finished in the top half of the table. It was a pity that Dawson should fall sick en route while he was winning easily, for perhaps last year's glorious Under 14 Cross­Country result would have been repeated. We must congratulate the House on doing, as well as it did.

When these notes appear the-Sports will be over I hope there will be a good entry, for we need every point we can get. Next Term we must look forward to the Swimming Sports and Water Polo. The House will feel the loss of Stones, but I hope Leeson, Ditchfield and Merrills, etc , will have sufficient support from the rest of the House to maintain her great swimming prestige The chief sport next Term, however, will be Cricket, and I hope there will be a good turnout for Cricket every Wednesday, and that everyone will play keenly Good luck, Wentworth Never let the Wentworth cupboard be without a cup in it.


(Additions and corrections to March 1st, 1943)

Killed on Active Service.

BYRNE, J. G. (1929-37), (dying Officer, R.A.F V R.

COLQUHOUN, T. D. (1931.38), L/AC., R.A.F.

DITCHER, D (1932-38), Sergt Pilot Instructor, R.A.F.

FLETCHER, L \V. (1933-40), A/Sergt Cadet, R.A.F.V.R

FRETWELL, R A (1932-37), Sergt. Observer, R.A.F.

HAYCOCK, It (1924-30), Royal Corps of Signals

LINDLEY, A. A. H. (1931-36), R.A.F.

PEARSON, R. G. (1938-39), Sergt. Navigator, R.A .F.V.R.

SANDERSON, D. W. (1933-37), Sergt. Pilot. R.A.F.

WILKINSON, P (1926-30), 2nd Lt Royal Tank Regt.

HALL, E U. (1930-35), ('apt , Royal Artillery.


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

WATERFALL, J T. (1922-29) A/F/O, R A F.


COLDWELL, K (1933-40), A/C , R.A.F

LEDINGHAM, G. G (1931-3s), Royal Tank Corps.

WHEATLEY, P. J. (1929-40), L/Bmbr., R.A

Decorations and Honours.

CREDLAND, S. (1923-28), Major M.B.E.

FERNER, H. (1924-29), Trooper, Queen's Royal 9th Lancers, Military Medal.

DOBSON, E. B (1927-35). R.A.

Mentioned in Despatches.

BAILEY, D S (1922-28), Sergt., Royal Air Force.

BEECH, E. W. (1935-41), Royal Air Force

BELCHER, A. D (1930-37), Royal Artillery, A A

CALVERT, G. H (1933-40), Royal Army Service Corps

CHAPMAN. G. I (1931-40), Cpl., Royal Fusiliers

EARL, J. G C. (1934-37), L'Sergt., Royal Artillery

EDMONDS, R. A. (1930-36), Royal Air Force.

FISHER, M. E. T (1926-34), Lt., R.A.S.C.

FOGGITT, C. H. (1925-35), Royal Army Medical Corps.

FOGGITT, G. B. (1919-28), Cpl., Intelligence Corps.

FOGGITT, G. H. (1932-40), Royal Air Force.

FOGGITT, K. D (1923-33). Royal Army Medical Corps

FOGGITT, R H. (1931-40), Royal Corps of Signals

LEESON, A. J. (1932-37), 2nd Lt., Indian Army

LEESON,' R. G. (1933-39), Sergt. Pilot, R.A.F V.11

LUDLAM, R. G. S. (1934-40), A/C2, Royal Air Force.

MORGANS, L. E. (1936-39), Royal Navy. :

MOWER, M. H. (1928-39), L/AC., R.A.F.

MOWER, K. N. (1925-31), Royal Tank Corps

OLIVANT, J. K. (1930-41), Royal Air Force.

ROGERS, H. C. (1932-39), Royal Air Force.

SIMPSON, C. (1932-36), R.E.M.E.

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

TEATHER, J. B. (1934-41), Sergt Pilot, R.A.F V R

THOMPSON, M. S. (1931-38). Royal Engineers.

THORPE, D. R. B. (1932-39), Pilot Officer, 14 A F.

WADE, L. M. (1934-40), A/Cl, R.A.F.

WALL, C. R. (1926-30), Lieut., Royal Navy

WEBSTER, K. (1934-40), Radio Mech., Fleet Air Arm.

WILKINSON, J. H (1927-35), Capt., R.A.O.C

WILKINSON. J. S. (1927-35), Capt., R.A.O.C.

WILLIAMS, 'E. T. (1928-31), Lt. Col., 1st King's Dragoon Guards.

WILLIAMS, J. H. (1928-38), Capt, Royal Corps of Signals


G. N. RODGERS (1925-33), on December 19th, 1942, to Miss Jean M. Lusby

L/Sergt. J. G C. EARL (1934-37), on December 8th, 1942, to Miss Joan Simpson, of Bournemouth

Capt. M. H TAYLOR (1928-35), on March 4th, 1943, to Miss Pamela Rhodes.


To the wife of Lieut. C R. WALL, R.N.V.R. (1926-30), on December 22nd, 1942 ; a daughter.

To the Wife of K. MOWER (1925-31), on .January 11th, 1943; a son.


HENRY S. MARSHALL (1908-11), on January 80th, 1943, at Hathersage Hall. Aged 46.


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