King Edward VII School Magazine

Vol. XI.
December, 1945.
No. 10.


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SLOWLY but surely, the Staff is returning to its pre-war establishment ; we are now in possession of Mr. Twyford, Mr. Ward, and Mr. Helliwell, and we hope for further replacements next term. This involves, though not in every case, the parting with some of our wartime friends, and if their disappearance is sometimes unobtrusive and apparently unnoticed, we would wish them to be assured of our grateful appreciation of all they have done for us in their several spheres.

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Newcomers whom we welcome this term are, Mr. I. R. Davies, M.Sc., of the University of Wales (Swansea), Mr. R. H. Ion, M.A. of Pembroke College, Oxford, and Mr. W. L. E. Woodage, M.A. of Jesus College, Oxford.

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Two major changes in the Staff next term will be occasioned by the departure of Mr. Bowman and Mr. Baker. Mr. Bowman has been Senior Science Master for the last three years, in which capacity his work has been rewarded by many scholastic successes, while as musician, and Housemaster of Lynwood, he has taken a big share of " additional duties " to the great benefit of all concerned. We wish him every success in his post of Headmaster of the County High School, Bishop's Castle. To Mr. Baker also, who has been Head of the Junior School since September, 1940, as well as performing A.T.C. duties and other work in the Senior School, boys of every age owe a great deal. We trust that his new post at the City of London School, if a drastic change from Clarke House, will prove a not uncongenial one.

The Prefects this term are : E. H. Webber (Head Prefect), D. M. E. Allan, M. G. Armytage, S. G. Clixby, J. A. M. Cooper, I. D. B. Corner, K. S. Ellis, J. S. Hemingway, G. Horn, G. R. Milner, A. V. Swindale, D. N. Tyler.

We congratulate three winners of Hastings Scholarships at the Queen's College, Oxford : J. A. Siddell, for Classics, D. Keeton, for Mathematics and Physics, and W. G. Thompson for Natural Science. E. H. Webber and G. T. Edwards each received a prize of £5 for work of outstanding merit in the examination.

Our visiting preachers this term have been the Rev. R. P. Newell, Chaplain of Sedbergh School, who preached at the School Chapel Service on October 14th; and the Rev. Canon Foster, Vicar of St. John's, Ranmoor, who gave the address at the annual Armistice Day Service of Remembrance and Dedication. On this occasion the School once again, as in pre-war years, assembled at the War Memorial for the laying of wreaths in memory of the fallen of 1914-18 and of 1939-45.

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The School has had, or will have had, a full programme of festivities for this first normal term of peace. A " Shout " and a Prefects' Dance will round off a term which has already included a Play, a Concert, and several notable Cine Club programmes-not to mention the mass visit to Laurence Olivier's Henry V at the Regent Cinema.

Roll of Honour



R. ALLISON (1926.35), Captain, R.E.M.E. Killed in action, Burma, February, 1944.

G. N. ARNOLD (1923-31), Sergeant, R.A.F. Presumed lost at sea, August, 1941.

J. C. ATTY (1933-39), Gunner, R.A. Killed in action, October, 1944.

R. J. AUBREY (1934-39), Private, Queen's Royal Regiment. Killed in action, Western Europe, January, 1945.

N. W. BEARDSELL (1920-24), Squadron Leader, R.A.F. Accidentally killed in Germany, September, 1945.

A. K. BEARDSHAW (1926-32), Surgeon Lieutenant, R.N.V.R. Believed killed in action, April, 1941.

E. W. BEECH (1935-41), Flight Lieutenant, R.A.F. Killed in accident to transport plane, December, 1945.

M. W. BELTON (1940-43), Trooper, Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry. Killed in action, Holland, April, 1945.

G. B. H. BIRDSELL (1928-33), Sergeant Observer, R.A.F. Killed in action, April, 1941.

J. D. BOWMER (1933-38), Flying Officer, R.A.F. Believed killed in air operations, February, 1944.

H. A. BOWMER (1933-37), Sergeant, R.A.F. Accidentally killed, August, 1940.

P. W. BROWNE (1931-36), Corporal, R.A.O.C. Died as prisoner of war, Thailand, July, 1943.

J. G. BYRNE (1929-37), Flying Officer, R.A.F. Killed on active service, December, 1942.

R. B. CHARLESWORTH (1935-39), Sergeant Navigator, R.A.F. Killed on active service, Suez, 1944.

T. D. COLQUHOUN (1931.38), Leading Aircraftman, R.A.F. Killed on active service, Nova Scotia, February, 1943.

N. A. COOK (1929-32) Sergeant, East Yorks Regiment. Killed in action, March, 1944.

G. E. COOPER (1931-37), Leading Aircraftman, R.A.F. Killed in action, Tobruk, August, 1942.

J. E. D. CORNER (1933-39), 2nd Lieutenant, R.E.M.E. Died on active service, Italy, September, 1945.

G. H. COTTON (1928-37), Pilot Officer, R.A.F. Killed in action, May, 1941.

M. Cox (1934-38), Sergeant. Believed killed in action, August, 1943.

P. R. CRIMP (1920-32), Lieutenant, R.N.V.R. Died on active service, North Africa, September, 1943.

F. R. CROOKES (1917-23), Captain, R.A.M.C. Died at home, May, 1945.

G. S. DALES (1928-36), Captain, R.E. Died on active service, Holland, December, 1944.

F. H. DEAKIN (1930-36), Craftsman, R.E.M.E. Killed in action, Germany, February, 1945,

L. B. DENMAN (1931-38), M.C., Lieutenant, Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Killed in action, North Africa, May, 1943.

D. DITCHER (1932-38), Sergeant Pilot Instructor, R.A.F. Killed on active service, England, February, 1943.

A. EDESON (S.R.G.S.), Captain. Died at home, November, 1939.

G. A. ELLIOTT (1925-29). Killed in action.

L. W. FLETCHER (1933-40), Acting Sergeant (Cadet) R.A.F. Killed in training, South Africa, January, 1943.

R. A. FRETWELL (1932-37), Sergeant Observer, R.A.F. Killed on active service, February, 1943.

D. FULFORD (1928-38), D.F.C., Flying Officer, R.A.F. Believed killed in action, January, 1943.

J. M. FULFORD (1927-37), Sergeant Pilot, R.A.F. Killed in action, France, May, 1941.

W. R. FURZEY (1929-37), Sergeant, R.A.F. Killed in action, France, December, 1941.

W. R. GARRISON (1934-38), Flight Sergeant, R.A.F. Believed killed in action, Norway, November, 1944.

G. R. GILFILLAN (1934-41), Sergeant Navigator, R.A.F. Believed killed in action, Dresden, February, 1945.

S. GLOVER (1934-38), Sergeant Pilot, R.A.F. Believed killed in action, August, 1942.

B. G. GREEN (1932.37), Flight-Sergeant, R.A.F. Believed killed in action, May, 1944.

J. R. GREEN (1917-21), Gunner, R.A. Killed on active service.

P. GUNN (1932-37), Killed on active service.

E. D. HALL (1930-35), Captain, R.A. Killed on active service, India; February, 1943.

M. R. HAWORTH (1933-37), Pilot Officer, R.A.F. Killed on active service, Middle East, September, 1942.

R. HAYCOCK (1924-30), Royal Corps of Signals. Killed in action, North Africa, February, 1943.

M. A. N. HODSON (1930-38), Flight-Sergeant, R.A.F. Killed in action, Hanover, September, 1943.

C. HOOLE (1930-34), Lance-Corporal, R.A.O.C. Died as Prisoner of War, Germany, March, 1945.

W. R. HOOPER (1924-33), Lieutenant, Royal Tank Regiment. Killed in action, Arnhem, September, 1944.

P. N. HORNER (1928-36), Corporal R.E. Killed in accident on troopship, Liverpool, September, 1941.

P. L. JOHNSON (1930-39), Pilot Officer, R.A.F. Believed killed in action, France, May, 1944.

R. R. KELSEY (1922-29), Leading Aircraftman, R.A.F. Believed killed at sea, October, 1942.

R. C. KNOTT (1919-22), Sergeant Air-gunner, R.A.F. Killed on active service, November, 1941.

G. G. LEE (1930-37), Sergeant Observer, R.A.F. Believed killed in action, Kiel, July, 1941.

A. A. H. LINDLEY (1931.36), Pilot Officer, R.A.F. Killed in action, August, 1942.

K. R. H. LINDLEY (1935-42), Flight-Sergeant Pilot, R.A.F. Killed in flying accident, February, 1945.

K. LINTON (1926-32), Flight Lieutenant, R.A.F. Killed on active service, Far East, February, 1942.

P. L. MARRIAN (1930-33), Lieutenant, R.N.V.R. Killed in action, Naples Bay, February, 1944.

R. A. MARSHALL (1937-43), Cadet, Merchant Navy. Killed in accident at sea, near Karachi, June, 1945.

R. V. MATHER (1929-37), Lieutenant, Green Howards. Died of wounds, France, June, 1944.

I. C. G. MELDRUM (1935-38), Merchant Navy. Believed drowned at sea, 1941.

J. MELLING (1926-29), Died on active service, Italy, July, 1945.

W. MELLING (1920-27), Australian I.F. Believed died as Prisoner of War in Japanese hands, after July 1st, 1942.

C. L. MILNER (1918-23), Sergeant, R.A.F. Believed killed in action, 1945.

P. D. NIXON (1925-33), Sergeant Observer, R.A.F. Killed in action, July, 1940.

J. E. NORTHEND (1930-37), Flying Officer, R.A.F. Believed killed in action, January, 1943.

A. W. OATES (1929-38), Sergeant Pilot, R.A.F. Killed on active service, June, 1941.

E. G. OTT (1928-31), Lieutenant, R.N.V.R. Killed in action, March, 1941.

H. E. S. OUTRAM (1929-31), 2nd Lieutenant, R.A. Died at home, June, 1941.

E. J. PAGET (1919-26), Corporal, R.A.F. Died on active service, Nairobi, May, 1943.

R. G. PEARSON (1.938-39), Sergeant Navigator, R.A.F. Killed on active service, December, 1942.

J. D. PUMPHERY (1933-36), Sergeant, 4th County of London Yeomanry. Killed on active service, 1944.

M. RAVENHILL (1922-29), Pilot Officer, R.A.F. Killed in action, London, September, 1940.

J. H. RAYNER (1929-34), Lieutenant, Royal Tank Regiment. Killed in action, Italy, May, 1944.

J. ROGERSON (1926-32), Leading Aircraftman, R.A.F. Died as Prisoner of War in Japanese hands, December, 1943.

D. A. ROLLIN (1931-38), D.F.C., Pilot Officer, R.A.F. Killed in action, Berlin, December, 1943.

W. E. SADLER (1924-30), Radio Officer, Merchant Navy. Killed in action, Jervis Bay, November, 1940.

D. W. SANDERSON (1933-37), Sergeant Pilot, R.A.F. Killed on active service.

N. J. SHAKESPEARE (1932-36), Sergeant Observer, R.A.F. Believed killed in action, Dusseldorf, November, 1943.

R. M. SHARDLOW (1930-38), Flight Lieutenant, R.A.F. Killed on active service, Africa, July, 1944.

S. R. SKERRITT (1930.37), Sergeant Pilot, R.A.F. Killed on active service, England, May, 1941.

H. M. SMITH (1922-27), Pilot Officer, R.A.F. Believed killed in action, July, 1943.

J. A. SMITH (1934-38), Sergeant Pilot, R.A.F. Believed killed in action, Italy, September, 1943.

T. D. SHAPE (1932-37), Flight-Sergeant, R.A.F. Killed on active service, November, 1941.

H. W. STAGG (1934-43), Private, York & Lanes Regiment. Died of wounds, Burma, January, 1945.

H. N. STAUBER (1930-37), Flight-Sergeant, R.A.F. Killed in action, Germany, March, 1945.

B. N. STEPHENSON (1933.37), Sergeant Flight-Engineer, R.A.F. Killed on active service, May, 1943.

G. STONE (1927-29), Lieutenant, Cheshire Yeomanry. Believed killed in action, Italy.

G. STRANGE (1937-40), Patrol Leader, School Scout Troop. Accidentally killed on duty at Civic War Exhibition, November, 1940.

E. STRINGER (1932-37), Signalman, R.N.V.R. Drowned at sea, August, 1943.

G. L. SWIFT (1928-31), Sergeant, R.A.F. Killed in action, Middle East, November, 1941.

G. E. TAYLOR (1929-36), Lance Bombardier, R.A. Died at home, April, 1940.

J. B. TEATHER (1934-41), Flight-Sergeant, R.A.F. Killed in action, Belgium, October, 1944.

R. T. C. TILSLEY (1936-42), Private, 15th Queen's Royal Rifles. Killed in action, July, 1945.

R. V. TRUEMAN (1934-36), Pilot Officer, R.A.F. Believed killed in action, Brest, July, 1941.

L. R. VICKERY (1918-26), 2nd Officer, Merchant Navy. Believed drowned at sea, March, 1943.

K. J. WAINWRIGHT (1920-26), T/Sub-Lieutenant, R.N.R. Believed killed in action, July, 1943.

J. T. WATERFALL (1922-29), A/Flying Officer, R.A.F. Believed killed in action, Malta, September, 1941.

C. J. WATSON (1932.37), Lance-Corporal. Died of wounds, 1940.

G. A. WELLS (1930-35), Royal Corps of Signals. Believed died as Prisoner of War, North Africa, June, 1942.

J. M. WESLEY (1935-39), Flying Officer, R.A.F. Believed killed in action, Normandy, June, 1944.

L. WIGRAM (1918-25), Major, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action, Italy, February, 1944.

P. WILKINSON (1926-30), 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Tank Regiment. Killed on active service, North Africa, June, 1942.

F. H. WILLIAMS (1917-26), Surgeon Lieutenant, R.N. Believed killed in action, June, 1940.

R. H. D. WILLIAMS (1929-37), Able Seaman, R.N. Killed in action, Mediterranean, July, 1941.

G. L. WINCOTT (1931-38), Sergeant, R.A.F. Believed killed in action, Malta, October, 1941.

R. S. WOOLASS (1934-36), Pilot Officer, R.A.F. Believed killed in action, April, 1942.


N. W. BEARDSELL, Squadron-Leader, R.A.F., was killed in a road accident in Germany on September 21st. He left school in 1924 and had risen to the post of cashier at the Heeley Branch of the Yorkshire Penny Bank. He had been Staff Officer in the Civil Defence Ambulance Service, and joined the R.A.F. in August, 1941, going overseas in August, 1944. He served on ground staff of Radar, and was in charge of an R.A. F. Mobile Radar Station.

R. B. CHARLESWORTH, Sergeant Navigator, R.A.F., was killed on August 17th, 1944, when his plane crashed into Bitter Lake, Suez. He had completed his training in South Africa, having entered the R.A.F. from the school squadron of the A.T.C., of which he was one of the original members.

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J. E. D. CORNER, Lieutenant, R.E.M.E., died after a few days' illness at Naples on September 15th, 1945. His excellent record of service to the School, in the Scouts and in many other activities, is well remembered here, and his many friends will not be surprised to learn of the tributes that have been paid to his abilities and character by those under whom he served in the army and at the University of Sheffield, where he was a student of mining and Cadet C.S.M. in the Training Corps. The Commanding Officer of that unit wrote : " He was a fine upstanding figure of a man, absolutely sound and reliable-a true gentleman-and he will always live in my memory as one of the finest young fellows that ever served in the U.T.C. during the many years that I was privileged to command that unit. In his case "serve" was the correct word, and as Cadet C.S.M. he always set a magnificent example. The world is poorer for the loss of such a man." His Colonel describes him as " an extremely popular member of the mess, in addition to being one of my most promising young officers, and was well liked and respected both as a soldier and a friend by all personnel under his control. His death came as a great shock to everybody in the unit and we all felt a personal loss."

W. R. GARRISON, Flight-Sergeant, R.A.F. V.R., is now presumed to have lost his life on air operations off the Norwegian coast, from which he was reported missing on November 1st, 1944. After training in America he gained his wings at the U.S. Naval Base, Pensacola, later taking a Navigator's course on Prince Edward Island, Canada. His commanding officer wrote : " Wilfred was an experienced and reliable pilot and with his navigator' Tom Hughes made as fine a crew as any on my Squadron. They were always remarked for their fine aggressive spirit and determination to beat the Hun. They could be relied upon to carry out any operational task with the utmost skill and reliability under any circumstances. Their loss grieves us all."

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M. A. N. HODSON, Flight-Sergeant, R.A.F.V.R., was posted missing in September, 1943, and his death is now unhappily certain. He lost his life in operations over Hanover and his burial place has now been established.

R. A. MARSHALL, Cadet, Merchant Navy, whose death from misadventure was briefly reported in our July Magazine, had been only a few months in the service when he suffered fatal injuries from a fall from the Third Tweet Deck of his ship to the floor of the Bottom Hold. He remained unconscious until he died on the third day after the accident, three hours out of Karachi, where he is buried. He was 19 years of age.

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C. L. MILNER, Sergeant, R.A.F., is now officially presumed to have lost his life on air operations over Germany on March 1st, 1945. He had joined the R.A.F. in 1940, and was previously on the staff of Samuel Osborn & Co.

H. N. STAUBER, Flight-Sergeant, R.A.F.V.R., was posted missing from operations on March 22nd, 1945, when he took part in an attack on Hanover as wireless operator. His Group Captain wrote : " He was one of our most reliable operators whose skill was largely responsible for the many safe returns of his crew and measure of success they achieved. They were undertaking a leading part in the duties performed by the Squadron in the bombing offensive, and the loss of such an experienced crew is greatly deplored."

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The sad news reached us only a few days ago of the death of Flight-Lieutenant E. W. BEECH, who was co-pilot of the troop-carrying plane which was caught in a thunderstorm on December 3rd, on a homeward-bound flight from Malta, and crashed at Trizay in the Pyrenees. Edwin Beech had partially completed his Oxford career at the Queen's College, of which he was a Hastings Scholar in History. He is remembered here as a fine scholar and sportsman, with character and talents that promised a distinguished future, and his death in these tragic circumstances has come as a great shock to us all.


IT is with great regret that we have to say goodbye to Mr. A. C. Baker on his appointment to a post at the City of London School next term. Mr. Baker, since the time that he took charge of the Junior School in September, 1940, has endeared himself to members of the Staff and boys alike, and we feel that through his patience, understanding and human sympathy the Junior School owes him a great debt. He will be greatly missed by us all, and we wish him and his family the best possible luck in their new home.

We are glad to hear that Mrs. Smith, who has been ill since the end of the summer term, is now much better, and hopes to be quite well again in a few weeks. Her work has been taken by Mrs. Vernon and Mrs. Fells in her absence.

Finally, we have to welcome back two former members of the Junior School Staff in Mr. Twyford and Mr. Ward, both of whom have been serving with the R.A.F. throughout the War.


JOHN DRINKWATER'S highly amusing comedy of contrasting characters was most excellently represented by the Dramatic Society on the evenings of November 23rd and 24th. The play was a happy choice, for all the parts are such as give adequate scope to each character to bring out his individuality to the full. Above all others in excellence stands the character of Thomas Greenleaf, the ageing innkeeper of the " Bird in Hand." His is the character that dominates the whole play, and on whose intransigence and final yielding to the weight of reason developed against him the final happy solution of the plot depends. N. P. Stanley created the correct atmosphere - tradition, honesty of purpose, rectitude-by gesture, movement, and inflection of voice. One was often put in mind of the steadiness of the oak tree in withstanding the heaviest of weather: even though its branches are gnarled, its roots are firmly set and its stem never wavers. In righteous anger he was dignified, unruffled and restrained. His one fault was that his restraint was too great in anger, and his voice did not always carry to the back of the gallery, but of course that is better than mere ranting and shouting. A truly magnificent background was given by his Gloucestershire accent.

Mr. Blanket, the naive traveller in sardines, whose simple sophisms cannot fail to keep the audience in almost constant laughter, was played by K. Labourn. He drew his laughs all right ; that he could not help, but he rather missed the essential naivety of the part ; he buffooned his way through what would better have been a timid, ingenuous, and unconsciously humorous part. I am not sure that any real point was gained by shifting the steel-rimmed spectacles to the tip of the nose every now and then ; they were quite effective in their normal position. Occasionally he did hit the mark without over-emphasis ; as, for example, when he appeared in the second act in that magnificent night-shirt and stood quite still, holding his candle out with a look of pained innocence on his face, saying slowly, " 'Ere, I say, what's going on now ? " His suburban London accent was good, and gave a good background to the part.

P. Barthorpe, as Ambrose Godolphin, K.C., was lacking only in maturity of voice for a part difficult even for a senior boy on account of the elderly atmosphere of the mature barrister. But he was eminently successful in reproducing the barrister's manner in propounding his arguments. T. B. C. Kendrick, as Cyril Beverley, that rather vapid young blood with an outlook on life formed by years of intangibility at Eton and King's, drew many a laugh, and played his part naturally and gracefully. A. V. Swindale, as Gerald Arnwood, was not so convincing, and somehow did not create the atmosphere of the lover who would not take " no " for an answer, difficult though that atmosphere was in so short a part. A. J. Parkin, as Gerald's father, was also not entirely convincing, and I felt it would have been better to have been firmer and more measured in tone of voice, and more immobile in gesture for a middle aged father who is only on the stage for the final argument of reason which tips the scales for Thomas Greenleaf.

The two women, Alice Greenleaf and her daughter, Joan, presenting all the traditional difficulties for schoolboys when taking feminine parts, were well done by C. M. Goddard and G. S. Finlayson respectively; though the latter gave the impression that he might have learned better deportment and gait in high-heeled shoes. Goddard for his age was excellent, and one is tempted to wish him a prosperous future in amateur dramatics. He " managed " the obstinate old father well.

The play as a whole was excellent, and everybody in the audience was highly amused. It was natural in almost every detail, down to the excellent scenery painted by J. M. Woodward ; he made a really good job of that. There were occasions when one could forget that one was criticising an amateur production, notably when Stanley and Kendrick were on the stage. The show was not only a very great credit to the players themselves, but also to all concerned in production and stage-management. A Canadian Captain who was present on the second night gave a most striking tribute : that he had seen many College performances in Canada, but this one at K.E.S. was far superior to any of them.

A. V. F.


THERE are quite a number of interesting facts to record about this term.

In spite of the failure of the " Great Punch Game " to arouse interest, the failure of the " Shove-Halfpenny Leaguers " to keep accurate scores, and the anticipated failure of the " Oyez-Great-Poll-Tax Scheme," the attractions in room 47 are mounting.

Artistic talent is noticeably present this year. " Army Gremlins " are popular favourites and have culminated in that masterpiece of literary invention, " Wet, No Wall ? " Other subject matter ranges from the brilliant, though blurred, " River Mist " to a rather more useful than ornamental article of household furniture-both of which have now been removed.

We are now willing to consider tenders from the -Interior Decorating Firm which has apparently been established immediately below us. We personally will take special care to remove all stray articles of clothing before commencing operations.

Our unofficial Friday discussions are increasing in warmth of feeling, although some of our members still persist in surreptitiously sleeping under cover of their fellows' vehemence.

The efforts of the Choral Society of the Classical and Modern Sixth are expected to ripen to full fruition at a later date.

It is officially stated that the temporary suspension of Trials is in no way due to the lack of criminals, but rather to their lamentable lack of enthusiasm for this recreation.

We regret to announce that the Cooperative Society still refuses to pay a dividend on milk bottles disposed of in a, more authentic manner.

The in" crease " of " 'Shear' foolishness " during language periods is regretted.

The attempt by a member of the form to extinguish a conflagration amongst his personal property caused us several days' inconvenience.

Gordon persists in his firm disbelief in atoms of any kind.           .

The efforts of another member of the form to pawn or sell (a) supposed mediaeval documents (b) home-made ` articles of clothing " (c) a stainless-steel goblet labelled "Sterling"; and (d) divers crockery marked " G.W.R." or " Bigbury " have been unsuccessful.

Volunteer " Victims " wanted immediately. All enquiries personally attended to.



O THE little more -the little more ?
the littlest, the most little ? -not the least ;
and how much? -muchness, murky,
murchy, mucky ?-no ! much it is,
the little much ?-no matter, much
is more, much more - moving, moving malice . . .
much is malice ; malice much more
than malignant malignancy's malevolence;
maliciously shall moving malice mulch
the malady of malism.
Shall music move to malice ? shall the little more
distilled by some malodorous alchemism
writhe in twisted transmutation from celestial cacophony
to measured malice ? - assume a lethal shape
and borne by tortured string and screaming pipe
erupt with brazen-blasted breathing and project
some pox-scabbed panegyric on profanity and pandemonium?

Let vanquished Zeus and gaunt Mnemosyne
seek out in haste sad Aganippe's founts
and there, amid a scene most desolate
of deafened Muses and of dried-up springs,
cry out for vengeance and with fearful glance
invoke Apollo. Then, with trembling hands
grope high among the stars, scratch string and stay
and bear in triumph Orpheus' lyre away.

P. L. B.


T HE annual general meeting was held on Tuesday, 25th November, 1945, in the Large Lecture Room. J. Jepson was elected Secretary and a committee was elected.

There have been three visits this term


Seventeen Boys, two Masters, and one Mistress arrived at the works about 2.30 and were split into two parties. The first place visited was the mill where we saw how rock drills were made. We saw a bar of iron at 1100°C. twisted to form a spiral. One end is given a point and the other a square end. Other things we saw being made were hammer heads, picks, mattocks, shovels, and forks. Their manufacture is simplicity in itself. A red-hot piece of iron is made roughly the right shape by a drop hammer and then hammered to the right shape by a swiftly moving mechanical hammer.

The next section visited was the engineering section where we saw pneumatic drills being made and we were all allowed to have a go with one. We were surprised at the lightness of some parts of the drills until we were told that they were made of Zinc-Aluminium alloy, or Magnesium-Aluminium Alloy.

The third and last section was the woodwork shop where we saw ingenious machines making handles for the tools.

At the end of the visit we were given a very good tea which was very welcome.


Fifteen Boys and three Masters went on this visit which took place on the 17th October, 1945.

The members were shown how the materials containing precious metals were heated with coke, litharge and iron oxide, the former metals being run out from the furnace dissolved in the lead, which was later removed by forming litharge from it in another furnace. The electrolytic purification of the silver was then demonstrated and the group watched molten silver being poured into cold water, to produce granulated silver, and inspected two small planing machines used for planing the standard silver blocks smooth. In the laboratory upstairs the extraction, by chemical means, of the gold, platinum, iridium and rhodium, etc., was explained,

the members afterwards being shown the estimation of the purity of the silver, using a well-known laboratory reaction, and an ingenious machine for shaking up a dozen reagent bottles at a time was seen in operation. The party was taken into the bullion room, where the pure metals were shown, and many members had the unique experience of holding two gold ingots worth £2,000 each. Specimens of silver and the rare platinum metals were seen, some in the form of powder. The crystallisation and drying plant for copper sulphate as a by-product, the copper being a common impurity in the original waste material, was next inspected. One of the most interesting features of the visit was the inspection of the electro-static precipitator, which, as was explained, recovered from the furnace fumes some seven tons of precious metals per week ; it worked at a potential of 45,000 volts. The members were allowed to enter the transformer and rectification house, where, through wire grilles, all were dazzled by bright, blue arcs nearly nine inches long, and were allowed to examine the instruments in a polished slate switchboard. This was one of the most interesting visits that we have had for some time.

Owing to repairs being necessary we could not go round Blackburn Meadows Power Station and so the next visit was to :-


A party of seventeen Boys and one Master went on this visit on the 7th November, 1945.

The first shop visited was the Tram Assembly Shop where we saw damaged trams being repaired. Owing to wartime restrictions no trams are being assembled these days. The woodwork shop was very interesting since it con, tamed machines for drilling square holes, for bending wood, for cutting mortise and tenon joints and for planing two sides of a piece of wood at once.

The next stop was the Bus Repair Shop where the workings of a Diesel engine were shown to us by means of a testing model. A bus runs 100,000 miles before it has a major overhaul.

Returning to the trams, we were shown that it was essentially a superstructure built on a rectangular base, on wheels with the two motors suspended above the axles. There are two brakes to each wheel and two to each line. Each new

tram is given seventeen coats of paint. It has sixteen coats of " flat," the transfers are put on and finally it is given a coat of varnish. Every fifteen months it is given a wash and a fresh coat of varnish. Finally we were shown how a tram is driven, the brakes applied and the safety guard worked.

At the end of the visit we were treated to cake and tea in the canteen.

The Society is open to all boys in the IVths and over but usually only Vth, Transitus and VIth have a chance of going on the visits. The membership fee is 6d. IVth formers do not pay.

J. J.


AT Half-Term, on the initiative of P. P. Buckroyd, All Saints Church, Laughton, and Roche Abbey, were visited by twenty historically-inclined members of the Upper School. At Laughton, Saxon, Norman and Rectangular Gothic work was seen ; the Saxon,, arch on the north wall is most curious, and several of the party were stimulated to attempt with the pencil to remedy the shortage of films. The head of Edward III, over a window of the north wall, recalled the rebuilding of the church after the sack of Laughton by Mortimer, the Lord of the Isle of Axholme in Edward II's time. Evidence of puritan iconoclasm was deduced in the south porch, but the disfigured saints could not be connected with the absence of one of the spire buttresses. A few yards away to the west are the remains of a Saxon burh, whose central mound and surrounding square of grassy rampart reminded us of the visit to Bradfield a year ago.

The party now resorted to the Laughton Arms for refreshment, while three hardy youths retired to the backwoods to cook a three-course lunch. After a journey through a sea of mud, and over streams and stiles, Roche Abbey was reached. Here the Gothic transitional arches, with semi-circular arches above, still stand most impressive in dignity and proportion. We looked in vain for signs of melted lead which would mark the smash and grab raids of the local populace at the Dissolution. Although only foundations of most of the buildings remain, it was possible to get a fair idea of the layout of a Cistercian house,


THE war years have not been kind to orchestras. Instruments have been unobtainable, the "black-out" and the risk of air-raids have kept many a promising violinist from attending his weekly lesson, and teachers of brass and wood-wind instruments have simply disappeared. Nevertheless, in spite of the dearth of music, violin strings and clarinet reeds, the School Orchestra has continued to exist-indeed its members have increased by two this term, and now number twenty-four-and it is hoped that, as soon as instrument-makers are once again encouraged to produce violins, flutes, clarinets and trumpets, a large number of these indispensable instruments will find their way into this School.

In the meantime it has been pleasant to welcome back two one-time leaders. Their presence in the School is, unfortunately, of a temporary nature, but their enthusiasm and timely assistance during the weekly practice has been very much appreciated.

P. L. B.


T HE weekly " lunch-time " practice has attracted a large number of members this term, and much useful work has boon done. Trebles and altos still outnumber tenors and basses, and it is difficult therefore, to secure a reasonable balance in the actual part-singing ; but next term it is hoped that another dozen or so basses will be forthcoming, when a Gilbert and Sullivan opera-possibly " Princess Ida," will be put into rehearsal. Several choruses from Handel's " The Messiah " have been learned, together with various carols, and the results have been so encouraging that a revival of the annual School Concert may be anticipated in the not very distant future.

P. L. B.


THE term went off to a flying start with a favourite film, " The Thirty-nine Steps." The general verdict seemed to be one of approval. John Buchan's story of spies and national secrets lost none of its thrill and humour by being so drastically adapted for the cinema.

The following week began the series of lectures on technical subjects for members, given by Kendrick. " Sound on Film " attempted to explain the highly complicated subject of sound-recording and reproduction. Despite the mathematics, which left some of the audience a little behind, the majority went away with a better acquaintance with sound slits and photo-electric cells.

On the 16th of October, " The Lady Vanishes " was shown. Made by the director of " The Thirty-nine Steps," this film came as a surprise to many and continued the story of spies, etc. The attempts by Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave to find the dear old English governess who vanishes on a transcontinental train gave many thrills and laughs, and good cricket talks by Radford and Wayne caused much hilarity.

Two more lectures, " Colour Film," continued the education of members. The first resulted in two hypothetical methods of taking colour photographs being evolved, and the second lecture adapted them to produce the three colour-processes of the present day, Technicolor, Kodachrome, and Dufaycolor.

The 6th of December saw the first performance of our film, " Swimming Sports 1945," together with a full programme of films produced by amateurs. The excellent use of colour in both titles and film did credit to the efficiency of our principal cameraman, D. J. D. Wood.

The last performance of the term was to have been "for members only." Unfortunately the programme had to be cancelled at short notice because the Hall was not available; but members are promised a show of their own early next term.

T. B. C. K.


WE welcome Mr. Read to the thankless but vital post of President of the Society.

On October 30th we held our second Mock Parliament. Happily the electorate following the lead given by the voting at, our first Mock Parliament, enabled us to form a realistic Socialist Government. Question Time saw Grant wavering under persistent questioning, torn between his personal communist views on the dockers' strike and the requirements of his Ministerial position. Allan, leading the Opposition, considered that most, if not all, of Britain's difficulties could be ascribed to the Socialist Government, and Ellis, in unusual vein, piously hoped that God would save Europe from the red hordes of the East. Barthorpe, Buckroyd and Lamb, presented a sound case for the Government, while Renton summed up for the Opposition. The vote of confidence in the Government was carried by thirteen votes to twelve.

Our second meeting, an inter-schools debate with the Girls' High School, attracted fifty-eight members. After light refreshments had been consumed, Renton proposed the motion, " That the major object of British foreign policy should be the preservation of the British Empire," stressing the need for strength in a nationalist world. Miss Charles, in opposition, thought that the only hope for the world lay in international cooperation. Webber, for reasons apparently connected with the Greek Empire, disagreed with the motion, while Shepherd's knowledge of the Byzantine Empire forced him to take the opposite view. Ellis considered that Britain's main object should be the preservation of peace. The motion was finally carried by twenty-one votes to seventeen after many lively speeches from the floor.

P. L.


WE have held three meetings this term. The first one was an experiment which proved very successful. Three of our members gave short talks on three aspects of prayer, and then the meeting was thrown open for discussion.

At the second gathering, the Rev. J. S. Hepworth, the Vicar of Crookes, gave us a talk on Christian Fellowship.

Mr. R. Lampart was our third visitor, and he gave us some helpful encouragement in his talk on Christian Leadership.

In spite of rather low attendance, we have had a successful term, and look forward to an increase in numbers for our next meetings.

I. M. F.


THE club has enjoyed a good term. On October 22nd, Mr. Harry Morris, MP. for Central Sheffield, gave an address on " Current Affairs," which consisted of an account of Parliament and its work. On November 19th we combined with the Debating Society to hold a debate on the motion, which was carried by 21--17, " That this House considers the primary object, of British foreign, policy, should be the preservation of the British Empire."

At the end of this term we must say good-bye to one of our most enthusiastic members, K. S. Ellis. His eloquence in debate will be remembered by all who heard him.

B. G.


THE activities of the Society, under the leadership of Miss Knight, have been on a wider scale this term. The usual meetings have been held on Thursday afternoons, but attendance has not been very large. The desire to listen to a wide range of classical music does not seem to have inspired many of the older members of the School. Previously, lectures were not included in our activities, but recently N. P. Stanley gave an

interesting lecture on the clarinet, illustrated by records and actual performance. In the programmes themselves have been included such works as : Mozart's 39th

Symphony ; Fantasia upon a Theme of Tallis by Vaughan Williams, and some other modern works. New members of

the Society will be welcome next term when further lectures will be given. Details of programmes are given fortnightly on the Notice Board.

J. M. W.


New College, Oxford.

Dear Sir,

For once, the difficulty is not what to put into the Oxford Letter, but what to leave out. For more has happened here during the past two terms than I would care to relate.

First, I must say how glad we were to see that Messrs. Horner, Mayo, Scott, Chare, and Crookes had all obtained Class B releases ; and especially Mr. Scott, who has brought his wife with him.

Of our four freshers, one gathers that Mr. Corkill's room is less luxurious than he had hoped ; that Mr. Keighley and Mr. Haywood play football ; and that Mr. Turner has so far not been sent down.

Apart from Mr. Gadsby, all those who survived Oxford's VE week are still here. Mr. Trotter, theoretically earning his living, behaves much as ever ; Mr. Mandl keeps on popping up, and Mr. Truelove is believed to be still in Oxford. Mr. Sutton has forsworn his principles of sobriety and now even wears a yellow tie.

Since St. Hugh's returned to the suburbs, Mr. Wills has gone into digs well out on the Banbury Road. Mr. Brookes, however, has never been the same man since Mr. Burgan threw him into the Cherwell ; and the latter is reputed to be still pining for the Slade.

As for myself - well, I am

Yours sincerely,



AT the beginning of the term we were able to take in a number of recruits who have since progressed well. The Troop is now forty strong and there is, we regret, no more room for any would-be members.

During the summer holidays there were two camps, both of which were a great success. In particular, the Troop Summer Camp, held at Goodrich Court, near Ross-on-Wye, Hertfordshire, was outstanding for the hot weather and the excellence of the site. Most of the first week of the camp was spent either in or near to the River Wye, which is very suitable for bathing and canoeing. Many hours were spent by various people in fishing, but unfortunately the result would be better counted in hooks and lines broken rather than in fish caught.

Towards the end of the holidays a camp was held at Callow Farm, near Hathersage, in charge of the then T. L. Winchurch. This also was very enjoyable and included an excellent hike on Kinder Scout.

After the first half of this term it became obvious that the Troop was too large, as far as the weekly meetings in the Hut were concerned. Indeed, if a meeting is to be useful for training and instruction, an attendance of twenty or so Scouts is the largest practicable. It was therefore for this reason, amongst others, that the Troop was divided into Section I and Section II, each of these containing three patrols of six Scouts. Section I is in charge of a/A.S.M. Winchurch and Section II in charge of a/A.S.M. Pearson, who, we are very glad to say, joined the Troop this term. On results so far observed, the system appears to be a big improvement on the old one.

During the holidays we acquired an "A" Troop Den in the vicinity of the School. The Den consists of three rooms and is almost as big as the Hut. All being well we shall be ready to entertain visitors after Christmas and invitations will be extended to members of the Troops. A large amount of furniture has been acquired, mainly by the extreme kindness of parents and friends. However, members of the Troop are reminded that more is needed.

We were very sorry to have to say goodbye to J. W. Buckler when he left us to take charge, of "C" Troop. The best wishes of all who had known him so long in the Troop went with him and we again wish him every success.

In spite of such time spent on the Den we have had one Wide Game with "C" Troop, and arrangements have been made for another with the Ranmoor Troop. A Table Tennis match with "B" Troop is also in the offing. Next Easter there will be a hike along Hadrian's Wall for the older people and Mr. G. N. G. Smith has very kindly promised to come with us.

We now look forward to an active Lent Term followed by an equally busy Easter holiday, and if 1946 brings as much enjoyable scouting as 1945 has done, we can indeed " be prepared " for good times ahead.

J. A. M. C.

" B " TROOP.

AFTER a very enjoyable Summer Camp on the King's Sandringham Estate, and a Senior fruit-picking camp at Wisbech (notable, this !), the Scouting work this term has proceeded well.

The troop has been divided into Senior and Junior Sections ; the Senior, under the A.S.M. and T. L. Wreghitt, the Junior under a/A.S.M.'s Swindale and Swallow. The, Seniors have been busy equipping their den and dealing with troop camp equipment . . . the less said about a certain watery episode the better. The Juniors-five patrols of six each-are well on with Second Class work : six more First Classes have been gained and another seven are well on the way. Gill has been appointed Junior Troop Leader.

The troop has unfortunately had to be closed to recruits, but a waiting list has been started. Boys interested should see the A.S.M.

J. S. H.


THIS term we have lost S.M. G. A. Corkill, to whom "C" troop owes its present existence. With "C Troop from the beginning, he has spent an enormous amount of time and care on the Troop, and it is a great loss to us. We wish him all the best, and hope to see him often. The Troop is now being run by A.S.M. Buckler, and J. E. Cooper gives a hand at meetings.

We must record our victory over an "A" Troop team in a wide game, and hope for more such occasions.

In spite of lack of seniors, the troop is steadily increasing in size and efficiency, and much progress should be made next term.




THE 1st XI have had a successful season so far, winning seven of the nine matches played, and losing only to the Training College and Barnsley Grammar School.

The defence is on the whole sound, although the Wing Halves tend to leave the opposing inside forwards unmarked in their desire to support their own forwards.

The attack has been reasonably successful, the right wing being thrustful, and Wood cuts in and shoots well and Wreghitt has played well at inside left. The wing halves and forwards might with advantage try to develop a more constructive game, the players waiting for the ball running into open spaces.

The team has been well captained by Horn.

A. W. B.



This was the School's first game, and was a complete route. The School played good open football which completely spread-eagled the Derby defence which was apt to do a lot of miskicking. The defence did what they had to do very well, and Merrills did not have much difficulty in coping with the few Derby shots. At half time the score was 7-0, and in the second half the School were pressing all the time and scored five more goals.

Final Score : K.E.S. 12-Derby 0. Scorers Wreghitt 6, Colebrooke 1, Wood 2, Nicholson 2, Lindley 1.


Our opponents were an exceptionally strong side, all but one having played in School first elevens of the past. The game was played at a fast pace and both sides played good constructive football. The Headmaster's XI opened the scoring through Keighley, who gave the goalkeeper no chance with a good cross shot. About ten minutes later Lindley scored with a brilliant header from Wood's pass.

Half Time 1-1. About fifteen minutes after the re-start Wood put the School ahead with a low shot which hit the far post and gave the goalkeeper no chance. The Headmaster's XI pressed and Howard missed an open goal, but later scored with a lucky shot which trickled over. the line to make it 2-2. Then about eight minutes from time Wreghitt scored with a shot well out of the reach of the goalkeeper to give the School victory.

Final Score: K.E.S. 3, Headmaster's XI 2. Scorers Wood, Lindley, Wreghitt.


Team.-Merrills Grant, Corner, Horn, Allan, Whiteley ; 'Wood, Lindley, Nicholson, Wreghitt, Colebrooke.

The play was very scrappy for the first 20 minutes, with the ball being wildly kicked from one end of the pitch to the other. Wreghitt, however, quickly put a stop to this, when he found a gap in the Ackworth defence and smartly slammed the ball into the net. The School then routed the Ackworth defence and scored 5 more goals before half-time, the most notable of which came from Lindley, who volleyed a high pass from Wood hard into the goal. In the second half Ackworth strove valiantly, and reduced the arrears by scoring 4 quick goals, but the School still maintained their superiority and added 3 more goals before full time.

Final Score 9-4. Scorers : Wreghitt 3, Nicholson 3, Lindley, Wood, Colebrooke, 1 each.

Team.-Merrills ; Grant, Corner, Horn, Allan, Lewis ; Wood, Swallow, Nicholson, Wreghitt, Colebrooke.

The School, although handicapped by illness, put up a very good performance against their opponents and fully deserved their victory. They played good tactical football, shooting first time and swinging the ball about to good purpose. Wood gave Nicholson the chance to open the scoring, with a long pass down the centre, which Nicholson " picked up," and quickly put the ball past the goalkeeper. Then Horn, who was working hard as an attacking wing-half, dribbled the ball into the Repton penalty area, and squared it to Wreghitt who easily beat the goalkeeper from 5 yards. The next goal was scored in much, the same way, except that Grant started the movement, from which Colebrooke scored. Nicholson added a fourth goal before half-time. In the second half the School were always dangerous, and would have got more than the one goal which Wood scored, had it not been for some brilliant saves by the Repton goalkeeper.

Final Score : K.E.S. 5, Repton 0.


Team.-Merrills ; Grant, Corner ; Horn, Allan, Lewis; Wood, Lindley, Nicholson, Wreghitt, Colebrooke.

The School lost the toss, and kicked off with the sun in their eyes. However their superiority was soon apparent, when, after 15 minutes they forced a corner, and Wood hooked Colebrooke's inswinger into the net. High Storrs fought back hard for an equaliser but their efforts were baulked by a strong defence in which Allan was prominent at centre-half. The School increased their lead to 6-0 at half-time, by a series of brilliant goals, the two most outstanding of which were, one by Horn, a strong shot from l30 yards; and one by Colebrooke who, in a superb solo dribble down the wing, beat man after man and finished up by shooting hard into the bottom corner of the goal. In the second half the School added 2 more goals through Wood and Wreghitt.

Final score - K.E.S. 8, High Storrs 0.


Team.-Parkin ; Grant, Corner, Horn, Allan, Lewis; Wood, Lindley, Nicholson, Merrills, Colebrooke.

The School had to make changes in position In this game owing to illness, Parkin going into goal, and Merrills coming in at inside left. After 15 minutes play a penalty was awarded against the Training College for handling the ball, but Horn shot well wide of the post. The Training College then took the initiative and following a corner, they headed the ball into the net, with Parkin well beaten. There was no further score before half-time. Immediately after the resumption of play our opponents scored again. The School now began to attack with zest, and following a corner, Nicholson scored, to reduce the arrears. Invigorated by this success our forwards strove to equalise, but they were somewhat demoralised when the Training College caught the School napping and scored 2 more goals. Parkin kept goal well, and Horn was a stalwart in the defence..

Final Score : K.E.S. 1, City Training College 4.


Rotherham made a determined raid straight from the kick-off, but Grant removed the danger by clearing well up the pitch, and Allan volleyed the ball up into the Rotherham goal mouth, where, after a melee in front of the goal, Wreghitt put the School ahead. Soon after this, Wreghitt again increased the score after a solo run. Nicholson added 2 more before half-time. The School again attacked strongly after the resumption of play, and the forward line was working very smoothly with a cohesion which had not been so apparent before this game; they fully deserved the 4 goals which were scored. A minute before time Horn was unlucky to see a powerful ground shot brilliantly saved near the post by the Rotherham goalkeeper.

Final Score : K.E.S. 8, Rotherham 0. Scorers : Nicholson 3, Wreghitt 2, Colebrooke 2, Lindley 1.


Team.-Merrills ; Grant, Corner, Horn Allan, Lewis ; Wood, Lindley, Nicholson, Wreghitt, Colebrooke.

The School lost the toss and kicked off towards the brook. We attacked strongly and Lindley scored. Bootham attacked for the rest of the half after this goal, Allan and Lewis being prominent in the defence, Merrills also kept goal very soundly. Near half-time Lindley scored again, with the goalkeeper beaten on the ground. Half-time-K.E.S. 2, Bootham 0. From the restart the School attacked and Wreghitt soon scored, Horn adding another soon after. Bootham reduced the arrears following a scramble in front of goal. Lindley then scored with a brilliant header after a good passing movement. Colebrook, Lindley and Wood added further goals.

Final Score : K.E.S. 8, Bootham 0.


Team.-Merrills ; Grant, Corner, Horn, Allan, Lewis ; Wood, Lindley, Nicholson, Wreghitt, Colebrooke.

The School suffered early reverses, for in the first 5 minutes the small but fast Barnsley forward line twice caught our defence on the wrong foot, and put themselves two up. The School never recovered from this shock and although they attacked strongly, there was no "finish" in front of goal. Barnsley were obviously the better team at this period, and deserved the two more goals which they scored before half-time. Just before the interval Wood took advantage of a good pass from Lindley, and he scored the School's first goal. In the second half we had more of the play, than our opponents whose initial energy seemed to be ebbing now, and Wood scored a second goal for the School. Horn put in a lot of good work at this period although he received a nasty blow in the face from a hard shot.

Final Score.-K.E.S. 2, Barnsley 5.


A record of 5 matches won and 2 lost indicates a successful season to the statistician but to the spectator various aspects have been disappointing.

It would be difficult to single out individual players as outstanding though Parkin has played an active game in goal.

The defence have relied on robustness and heavy tackling and then, having obtained the ball, have booted it up the field anywhere. In consequence the forwards have had to forage for the ball when a thoughtful pass would have set the forward line in motion.

There were times when several of the team arrived late for the kick-off. Does this show a lack of enthusiasm 4


v. Derby School. Won 6-4 (away).

v. Ackworth. Won 10-0 (home).

v. High Storrs G. S. Won 2-0 (home).

v. Rotherham G. S. Lost 4-2 (away).

v. Bootham. Won 8-1 (home).

v. Barnsley G. S. Lost 4-1 (home).

v. City Training College. Won 4-1 (home).



Up to the present the season has been an averagely successful one.

The team is in a rather invidious position, being between the Under 14 XI and the second team. Most schools do not cater for an Under 15 XI.

Thorneloe has given of his best as Captain. He has been well supported by the remainder of the team.

The first half of the match against High Storrs was rather disastrous, they having scored five goals. When, during the interval, the faults of our team had been explained, improved play certainly resulted. The second half resulted in a score of two goals to one. The final result appears to be more of a failure on our part than was actually the case.

Appended are results to date :-
v. High Storrs G. S. Lost 7-1.
v. Rotherham G. S. Won 5-2.
v. Barnsley G.S. Lost 2-3.



The Under 14 XI has had a most successful term, winning 5 of its matches and losing only one. The defence, although at times slow, has always been safe : the wing halves have fed the forwards well, while the latter have combined well and made the most of their opportunities. Both outside forwards must learn to centre properly. Parnham, in goal, Hallows and Fletcher, half-backs, Keighley, Dowling and Goodwin, forwards, deserve special mention.

W. L. E.W.

v. Derby School. Won 12-0.
v. Southey Green School. Won 1-0.
v. High Storrs G. S. Lost 1-3.
v. Rotherham G. S. Won-7-3.
v. Southey Green School. Won 7-1.
v. Barnsley G. S. Won 4-1.


  Arundel -   
Clumber    Lynwood.


1ST XI's.

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Chatsworth ...
Lynwood ...
Sherwood ...
Wentworth ...

2ND XI's.

Chatsworth ...
Lynwood ...
Sherwood ...
Wentworth ...

3RD XI's.

Chatsworth ...
Lynwood ...
Sherwood ...
Wentworth ...
J. E. C.


THE section has been re-formed this term. The practical dictatorship of one has been superseded by a more communistic constitution.      Under a benevolent comintern work was begun, and has now finished, on the Den at Melbourne Avenue, which is now more or less habitable. Meetings are now held every week.



House activities this term have been confined to football, and progress has been fairly satisfactory. In the Knock-Out competition we were beaten in the semi-final by Clumber after a hard, keen, game. The 1st XI is at present third in the League, the 2nd XI fifth, and the 3rd XI top, having won all its matches. Well done 3rd XI I There are several promising young players in the House and this augurs well for the future. Next term we have the Cross-Country and Athletic Sports to contend with ; with the Arundel team spirit behind us, we hope to do well in both these events. We have been glad to have had an opportunity this term of welcoming back safe and sound two Old Boys of the House, P. J. Wheatley and K. Coldwell, who have been Prisoners of War in the Far East, and we wish them the very best of luck in the future. We also congratulate W. G. Thompson on winning a Hastings Scholarship in Natural Science at the Queen's College, Oxford. We extend a hearty welcome to all new members of the House and hope they will all pull their weight and help to keep Arundel to the fore. Last term we said goodbye to four of our stalwarts, Wilson, G. H. Robinson, Elliff, and Hawksworth, and we wish them every success in the future.


The Football, this term, although satisfactory, leaves plenty of room for improvement. The 1st XI have been placed fifth in the League, the 2nd XI third, and the 3rd XI fourth. The Knock-Out Team, strengthened by Colebrooke, went down fighting against a strong Haddon team. The Cross-Country, next term, will give all members of the House a chance to help the House and this is a sphere in which we have recently been very successful. Congratulations to Swindale on being appointed Captain of Swimming. It is to be hoped that all members will give their support to the House Social which will be held on December 18th, and should be very enjoyable.


This has been quite a successful term for the House, which has provided altogether eleven players for the School teams. The 1st XI is now at the head of the League Table and we hope they will stay there. They hold an exceedingly good record, as they have not lost a single match. Credit for his goes mainly to Pearson, Reeve, Parkin and Thomasson, whose untiring efforts have been mainly responsible for the success. The 2nd XI, having been at the head of the League Table, for the most part of the term, was unfortunately beaten while at only half strength. Nevertheless it contains some exceptional players who must bring the House great success in the near future, the chief ones being Kelly and Illingworth, who must have scored a hatful of goals between them. The 3rd XI, in a mediocre position, seem to find great satisfaction in always scoring the same number of goals as their opponents. Finally, in the football field, a sore point is the Knock-Out. After winning soundly in the preliminary rounds, over Wentworth and Arundel, the team was beaten by three goals to one in a magnificently lost battle against Lynwood. Who was the dejected Clumberite who said after the match : " Well, we had no room for the Cup, anyway I " We look forward to the Cross Country next term when we expect a good turn-out to do justice to the mere four mile course. Finally, congratulations must be extended to every member of the House for his unfailing keenness throughout the term. We all, too, give our hearty thanks to Mr. Scutt for his enthusiastic interest and support.


This term, the 1st XI, under Siddell, has had considerable success, having lost only one game. This occurred when four of our main players were out of the team. The success has mainly been due to the steady constructive play of Siddell and Furniss. We reached the Knock-Out Semi-Final after decisively beating Chatsworth, but lost to Lynwood, where our injuries occurred which were responsible for the League Team defeat. The 2nd and 3rd XI's have done fairly well. We have some very good young players who seem quite keen. A House Social is to be held early next term, and training for the Cross Country will start soon. Congratulations to Siddell on winning a Hastings Scholarship. Hemingway has been appointed a Prefect and House Captain. Wood is House Football and Running Captain and Jepson is Swimming Captain.


For the first time in many years, the House has won the House Knock-Out Competition for football. Clumber was defeated in the Final by 3 goals to 1 and the team must be congratulated heartily on so magnificent a victory. The other elevens have been quite successful, though we should like to See the 3rd occupy a higher place than fifth in the League. We congratulate Webber on his appointment as Head Prefect and his award of £5 for meritorious work in the Hastings Examination ; and Corner on his appointment as Captain of Athletics. At the end of term we shall hold a House Social. May it be as successful as 'he last one I This term we say good-bye to Mr. Bowman who is to be headmaster of a co-educational school at Bishop's Castle. We wish to record our sincere thanks for the fine services he has rendered the House and to express our hope that he may have every success in his new work.


Autumn Term, 1945, was not one of outstanding success for Sherwood foot-ball elevens. The 1st XI, under the leadership of D. G. Armytage lost all its games but one, which was a draw, and the same was the case with the 2nd XI. The Knock-Out also was lost in the first round, but the let XI consists of young members of the School and should stand a better chance next year. The 3rd XI was more successful than its fellows, but there is Still plenty of room for improvement.' Despite the defeats which the various elevens have suffered, many of them heavy, there is a good deal of enthusiasm in the House, particularly among the newer members, and we look forward to better results next term. We extend our congratulations to G. R. Milner and M. G. Armytage on being made prefects, and to D. G. Armytage on being elected Games Captain.


The term has been one of somewhat mixed success on the football field. The 1st XI is unfortunately not in the top half of the League on the results of the first round. The eleven missed Lewis, to whom congratulations are due, when he joined the august ranks of the School 1st XI. E. Tebbett has since captained the League ''side. The supremacy of our 2nd XI is most encouraging, particularly for those who have the future of the House in mind. The team has won all its matches to date and is well on the way to winning the Cup. The 3rd XI has done quite well and is composed of keen players. We look to them for more wins in next Term. Swimming in the House, under the captaincy of J. E. Cooper, appears to be flourishing. Water Polo practices have been held and there is every reason to believe that Welbeck will be to the fore in this year's swimming events. We heartily congratulate Keeton on his Hastings Scholarship at Queen's College, Oxford. Mention must also be made of Barthorpe and Laybourn who brought credit to the House by their outstanding performances in the School Play. Plans have been made for a House Christmas Social at the end of the term so we shall be able to wish each other " Merry Christmas " in style. The head of the House wishes to thank those members who have helped to organise the Social by their work on the Committee.


This term has not been a particularly successful one for the House : none of the House teams has achieved distinction, and we shall be fairly well down the Table in each case. The 1st XI lacks weight and practice and has often gone down, fighting a losing battle against superiority in stones, the young and small forward line failing to provide any respite for the overworked defence. However, Clark has proved himself a useful goalkeeper, Hallows improves with every game, whilst Swallow has been a tower of strength in defence. The 2nd XI, doing better than last season, has had varying fortunes under the captaincy of Johansson. The 3rd XI, though not so successful as last year, has shown that it possesses some talent maturing for the seasons to come. Amongst these younger members, Standring has shown much promise. So much for our fortunes in the League. In the Knock-Out competition we were overwhelmed by Clumber, eventual finalists, and we could not complain about the result, though each player gave of his best. Lastly, let us hope that next term there will not be so much illness in the House, unavoidable or otherwise, and that our members will return refreshed and imbued with more enthusiasm-a quality at present sadly lacking.


(Additions and corrections to December 18t, 1945).

Missing, presumed killed.

GARRISON, W. R. (1934-38), FI/Sergt., Royal Air Force.

Died on Active Service.

BEARDSELL, N. W. (1920-24), Squadron Leader, R.A.F.

BEECH, E. W. (1935-41), Flight-Lt., R.A.F.

CHARLESWORTH, R. B. (1935-39), Sergt.-Navigator, R.A.F.

CORNER, J. E. D. (1933-39), Sec.-Lt., R.E.M.E.

MARSHALL, R. A. (1937-43), Cadet, Merchant Navy.

MELLING, J. (1926-29).

STAUBER, H. N. (1930-37), Fl/Sergt., R.A.F.

Presumed died as Prisoner of War.

MELLING, W. (1920-27), Australian I.F.

Died as Prisoner of War.

BROWNE, P. W. (1931-36), Cpl., R.A.O.C. Decorations.

BAGGALEY, P. D. (1930-37), S.Q.M.S., R.A.O.C.,

Mentioned in Despatches.

BARLOW, K. G. A. (1918-25), Lt.-Col,, R.A.M.C., M.B.E., Mentioned in Despatches.

SIMON, J. H. (1931-38), Major, York. and Lancs. Regt., Mentioned in Despatches.

Prisoners repatriated.

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

KELSO, J. A. (1926-35), Lieut., York. and Lancs. Regt.

LONGDEN, A. J. E. (1934-39), Capt., R.I.A.S.C.

ROBINSON, A. W. (1926-33), Sapper, R.E.

WHEATLEY, P. J. (1929-40) Bombr., R.A.

BARKER, J. A. (1938-43), Writer, R.N.

BOOTH, P. M. (1932-42), Pt., Intelligence Corps.

BROUGHTON, R. H. (1935-44), York. and Lancs Regt.

CONWILL, G. (1936-41), A/P.O., R.N.

FENTON, F. (1937-44), Sergt.

FOGGITT, C. H. (1925-35), Capt., R.A.M.C.

HOPPER, P. H. (1930-37), Cpl., R.A.S.C.

HUTTON, K. C. (1936-40), Lieut. (A), R.N.V.R.

HUXTABLE, G. (1921-29), Lieut., Leics. Yeomanry.

JUBB, G. H. (1934-41), Lieut., Middlesex Regt.

KELSEY, J. (1917-23), Major, Pioneer Corps.

LACY, F. J. (1934-38), FI/Officer, R.A.F.

LEEMING, D. (1937-44), Sergt., R.A.F.

NORBURY-WILLIAMS, I. V. (1929-36), S/Sergt., R.E.M.E.

NORBURY-WILLIAMS, L. I. (1932-38), Navigating Officer, Merchant Navy.

NOWILL, J. A. (1933-42), Royal Engineers.

OAKES, G. D. (1936-44), L/R. Mech., R.N.

SACHSE, N. (1930-37), Capt., R.A.M.C.

WHITE, A. A. (1930-36), Capt., Intelligence Corps.

WHITE, J. A. (1929-36), Lieut., Cheshire Regt.

WILSON, A. L. (1933-39), Sub-Lt., R.N.V.R.

WOOD, A. L. (1928-35), Capt., Northants Yeomanry.

Flight Lieutenant R. W. ATKIN has received a certificate of commendation for good service and devotion to duty while serving as a staff officer at Maintenance Command H.Q. and as Senior Accountant officer at the R.A.F. Station, Norton.

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Major G. W. TORY, R.A., formerly General Staff Officer, has been appointed Private Secretary to Lord Addison, Leader of the House of Lords.

B. T. SHORTLAND, C.S.M., has been appointed Chef Instructeur, Ecole Beige d'Education Physique.

S. P. HEWITT has been appointed Canadian Representative of Edgar Allen, Ltd.

M. F. LEVESLEY is in Shell Oil Co.

J. D. M. HIDES has been invalided out of the army and has returned to journalism.


G. CONWILL, R.N., on October 2nd, 1945, to Miss Sheila Lang, of Aberdeen.

E. B. DOBSON, Major, M.C., to Miss Barbara Platt, of Mexborough.

J. A. FULLER, Major, on October 27th, 1945, to Miss Dorothea Macfarlane, of Shipley.

F. MELLING, on August 8th, 1945, to Miss Margaret Johnson, of Sheffield.

L. I. NORBURY-WILLIAMS, Navigating Officer, M.N., on July 14th, 1945, to Miss Eileen W. Yeats (C.N.R.), of Liverpool.

L. VALLANS, on August 13th, 1945, to Miss Daisy Lenthall, of Dronfield Woodhouse.


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