King Edward VII School Magazine

Vol. XI.
March, 1945.
No. 8.





WE congratulate J. B. W. Keighley on winning an Open Scholarship for Modern Languages at the Queen's College, Oxford, last December.

Vacancies on the mathematical Staff arising from the departure of Mr. Sandford and Mr. Lee are being filled by Mrs. Vernon and Mrs. Rodger, to whom we offer a hearty welcome ; and we have to record with pleasure the return of Mr. A. V. Fletcher to civil life, and wish him a speedy recovery of complete good health. His arrival has rendered only temporary the stay among us of Miss Gottheiner, to whom we have unfortu­nately to say welcome and farewell in almost the same breath.


Brigadier E. T. Williams, C.B.E., D.S.O., has been elected to an Official Fellowship as Tutor in Modern History at Balliol College, Oxford ; while to his military honours has been added that of Officer of the Legion of Merit of U.S.A. We congratulate him heartily on both these distinctions.


SCHOOL Chapel Service was held on Sunday, February 11, when the preacher was the Rev. W. J. Haig Brown, Assistant Chaplain, Missions to Seamen, Middlesbrough. He declared that only the Spirit of Christ could win the peace when the war was over. The Headmaster had taken the initiative by calling us together in an act of corporate worship, and this was a step in the right direction. In 1940, we had stood alone. It was only the bravery of the few to whom we owed so much and the endurance of the men of the Merchant Service which had saved this sea-girt isle. Now, Fortune smiled upon us. Our victorious armies were advancing on all fronts, our navy controlled the Seven Seas, and our Air Force ruled supreme in the skies. Yet all the blood and toil of the last five years would have been in vain, were we not to turn to Christ when we came to make the peace.

After the School had sung the hymn " Eternal Father, strong to save," the service ended with a benediction, pro­nounced impressively by the Rev. Haig Brown.


THE Annual Prefects' Dance was again held at the end of last term. Music was provided by Hal Baker and his Band, assisted on occasion by Baker Jnr. at the piano, and Merrills at the micro­phone. Mr. Baker and Mr. Watling kindly consented to act as M.C.'s and kept a watchful, if unobtrusive, eye on the proceedings. We were delighted to see several members of the Staff sharing our " social joys " ; we were particularly pleased to see one member of the Staff who has hitherto confined his activities to the Chess Club and the Scientific Society. Spot-prizes were provided by generous Prefects (or by their rather more generous parents ?).

Someone passed the remark, " The refreshments were the best part of the Dance." Surely this is to be taken, not as criticism of the Dance, but as a great tribute to the excellent work of Mrs. Helstrip and her staff in the Dining Room ?

We all owe a debt of gratitude to those few Prefects who, rejecting the generous offers made for their services by the Post Office, laboured in preparation for the dance and afterwards restored the status quo in the Assembly Hall.

J. R.


IN spite of the usual epidemic of coughs and colds, much of the singing has been excellent during the term. The Treble tone has broadened and the Altos are realizing at last that much may be achieved when the elements of notation have been mastered.

The Thursday lunch-time practices have been well attended, and most of the choruses from Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas" have been learned. T. W. Turner, R. H. Jackson, G. J. Taylor, P. W. Cross, G. L. Goodman, R. D. Valantine and P. D. Robinson have all spent a good deal of their own time in learning the solo songs, duets and dialogues (written in the strict time declamation which Purcell inherited from Matthew Locke), and are to be congratulated on their spirited efforts.

Thanks to those members of the Staff who have interested themselves in choral singing, a high standard of performance has been maintained, and the choir promises to become an instrument of still greater resourcefulness and flexibility in the days to come.

P. L. B.


THE Orchestra is now meeting on Friday afternoons and for most of this term has been playing the music to Purcell's opera " Dido and Aeneas." A combined rehearsal of this opera with the Choir has been held and the result was better than generally expected.

Numbers are still small and anyone playing any orchestral instrument will be very welcome. Brass especially are required.

W. G. T.


ON the afternoon of February 16, the historians of the Modern Sixth and Transitus led by Mr. Read, made the second of a series of visits to places of historical interest in the neighbourhood, their objective this time being Rotherham Parish Church. Although they were not as lucky as last term in. having a host, it was not long before the verger offered his services and the members of the party were shown much of interest which might otherwise have escaped them. The church is built in the Perpendicular style and all the stone work is extremely rich and well proportioned-the buttresses outside are heavily laden with decoration, while inside fine arches present an imposing spectacle which becomes the more impressive when the elaborate work on the roof-some of which is " fan-style " and some wooden, bearing the coats of arms of many local families-are also seen. Of the many monuments which adorn the walls, one of the most interesting is that of a keen Rotherham businessman, Swift, whose descendants have shown the same ability, by making a fortune out of meat-canning in Chicago. Remarkable as are all these qualities, the most distinctive feature of the church is the wood-work ; this is shown to advantage on the richly-carved pulpit, but best of all in the chancel on the bench-end finials, which are small but exceedingly delicately and accurately carved statues of holy figures. What the party saw and heard that afternoon, was ample proof of the fact that history need not be merely a matter of poring over hooks.



THE competition in Latin Reading, organised for the first tithe this year by the Sheffield Branch of the Classical Association, attracted a large entry from schools in and around Shef­field. The final contest was held in our own Assembly Hall on February 21st. Two members of K.E.S. qualified for the semi-finals, E. H. Webber in the senior section, and I. M. Flowers in the junior, but the latter was unfortunately pre­vented by illness from attending the final event. Webber scored a resounding success with his most impressive delivery of passages from Cicero s Pro Marcello and Vergil's Georgics, and carried off a well-earned First Prize, which was pre­sented by the-. Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield University. -'.

The efforts of the trainers of the K.E.S. team were thus well rewarded, and it is to be hoped that the lead so firmly established for the School in this inter­esting event will long remain undisputed.


AT our first meeting this term, M. B. Wilson proposed the motion : "that it was the duty of every intelligent citizen to join a political party." In the best traditions of Common Wealth he argued that by joining a party we could acquire political sense and thus serve the community.

F. D. N. Campailla, a non-party reactionary, opposed the motion. He pleaded soulfully that politics was a skilled business in which the masses should not interfere. After spirited speeches from the floor, the House divided and the motion was carried by eight votes to seven.

Our next debate was with the Girls' High School, on the motion " that women should be disenfranchised before the next election." Proposing the motion, K. S. Ellis faced a prejudiced House and his arts failed to persuade those in whom reason was eclipsed by emotion. Miss Matthews of the Girls' High School led a spirited opposition and it is to be feared that her supporters were not all females.

R. W. Parker delivered an admirable speech for the motion, turned a neat somersault and spoke against it. K. Yates

once more discoursed on Nietzsche (pro­nounced Nee-tchy) and quoted Theognsi as saying " Where there are women, bring your whips." Nevertheless, when the House divided the motion was heavily defeated owing to an unfortunate schism in the ranks of the men.

Our last meeting took the form of a Brains Trust, in which three members of the Staff and two visitors very kindly consented to participate. There were few people present to hear some brilliant answers, particularly by Dr. Chesters.

On the whole, the Debating Society has had a very successful term.



OWING to the great difficulty experi­enced in finding suitable speakers, we have had only two meetings so far this term. The first was a symposium on " Socialism and the War," in which several members spoke shortly on war aims, how far we should support the war and kindred aspects of the subject. The second was a discussion led by J. M. Woolman who read a paper on " Poland."

We have secured the services of a Conservative M.P., Mr. Roland Jennings, who will speak on March 16th in an effort to vindicate private enterprise. Next term we hope to hold two or three public meetings, details of which will be an­nounced in due course.



Although at the beginning of the term the Gramophone Society had to move to new quarters, these were quickly found in the Assembly Hall. During the 'term, Mr. Gabbitas, a friend of the School, very kindly allowed us the use of his large record library, and we are now putting this offer to good use. Works played this term have included the Fourth Symphony of Tchaikovsky, the Cesar, Franck A Major Violin Sonata, and the Mozart Clarinet Concerto. The attendance at the meetings, although still not good, is tending to improve. As stated above, the Assembly Hall is now being used for meetings, which are held weekly on Thursdays at 4.35 p.m. All are welcome.

N. P.S.


THIS term our activities have included two lectures. The first -more or less a bolt from the blue--was a lecture on the OIL INDUSTRY by Dr. Dunstan, who was an old boy of the Royal Grammar School (one of this School's ancestors) and founded its Science Society fifty years ago. Dr. Dunstan gave us an interesting account of the natural occurrence of oil (incidentally explaining away the miracle of Lot's wife), of the growth of the oil industry and the evolution of the methods employed in the separation of the crude oil into its various products, and the uses to which these products are put. The lecture was amply illustrated with lantern slides.

The next item was a visit to the ENGLISH STEEL CORPORATION, LTD. Here we were fortunate in seeing a furnace tapped, and we saw several more in action. We watched several drop forges in operation. making parts such as bumper bars for motor-cars. We then went into the famous machine-shop, where a number of large pieces of machinery, such as boilers, were being turned. We also saw a huge drop-hammer gradually beating a cylindrical piece of red-hot steel into shape. Finally we were shown the " hot rolls," where red-hot ingots are rolled into long cylindrical bars and then sawn up. Before leaving we were each presented with an interesting booklet dealing with the Works and their products.

A new addition to the Society's visiting-list was the X-RAY DEPARTMENT of the Royal Infirmary. Here Dr. Wilkie, who is also an old boy of the School, gave us an instructive talk on the discovery and properties of X-rays, and how they are used in medicine. He showed several lantern slides, some of which were pictures of old and new apparatus and others which were actual X-ray photographs. He explained how some parts of the body can be made to show up by injection of certain chemicals. He then showed us their very fine apparatus ; some of the party were actually X-rayed and we could see their shadowgraphs on a fluorescent screen. The transformers used are amaz­ingly compact, a small box containing four each giving 200,000-volt output.

At half term we paid a full day visit to MESSRS. NEWTON CHAMBERS, near Chapeltown. In the morning we were conducted round their modern welfare and training departments, and were

impressed by the attractive way in which apprentices are taught, and by their pleasant and colourful classrooms. Each new entrant to the Firm is given some intelligence tests which determine the type of job to which he is best suited. The apparatus used for these tests fascinated many of us and we could not resist the challenge they offered. In one of these departments we met Mr. McKay, a former master of the School well remembered by many of us. At this stage a diverting interlude was provided by a film show in which we followed the history and growth of the Firm, and learnt about its wide range of products. A lunch, kindly pro­vided by the Company, followed this. The afternoon was spent visiting the shops where big machinery was being manu­factured, assembled and tested, and every­body was allowed to inspect and manipu­late the machines. The visit was unani­mously voted as entertaining as it was instructive.

We tried to arrange a visit to the Sheffield Smelting Co. for February 28th, but learnt at the last moment that this could not take place. However, I think we can safely say that we have enjoyed a successful and varied term.

M. P. F.


St. Edmund Hall, Oxford.

Dear Mr. Editor,

The VIIth Club continues to flourish in its usual and peculiar way. During the last two terms we have had four ordinary - quite ordinary - meetings, under the wise and sober counsel of Mr. Middleton. He is gifted with the power of dealing with all factious elements within the society, and, in these days, we value his assistance all the more. Mr. Truelove is still here in Oxford ; he came to our rescue last term and told us various delightful tales of London night-life.

Mr. Mandl has been up for the last two terms doing some sort of research. I apologise for being so inexact in report­ing on his activities, but personal investi­gations into the matter have proved fruitless. Mr. Trotter and Mr. Gadsby are still a part of our august society. Since fire-watching ceased it has become increasingly difficult to trace the nightly whereabouts of Mr. Gadsby. He must find Oxford's " peacefulness " rather a strain. Mr. Brookes, of St. John's, has found a happy home in a certain mysteri­ous Johannian club. Thanks to his usual reticence it is somewhat difficult to discover the various means to self-expression that its members use. Mr. White and Mr. Barlow have spent the last six months in Oxford reading Law. Mr. White is attached to University College and Mr. Barlow to Queen's. Mr. Sutton, who is also at Queen's, tucks himself away in his cosy corner in No. 37, The High. We seldom see him, but no doubt he is doing good work, and like all good workers keeps himself out of many of Oxford's mischievous ways.

It only remains to say a word about Mr. Farrell and Mr. Burgan. Mr. Farrell has set his heart on living a truly Bohemian existence. The first step to this noble end has been the daily cultivation of a moustache. In spite of many remonstrances from his friends, he insists on maintaining his newly found toy in almost perfect condition. Mr. Burgan, who is installed in Exeter College, has found firm friends amongst some sections of the Slade School of Art. On the other hand he finds moral uplift in the Socialist Club.

This term we have had two visitors from the outside world of stress and strain --- Mr. Hudson and Mr. Fenton- who spent a week-end here for the sake of spiritual refreshment. It was indeed very enjoyable to see them installed in what is their " real home."

Wishing the School every good thing in the future, I remain,

Yours very sincerely,


" C " TROOP.

THIS term has been one of marked changes for " C " Troop, the most important of all being a change of patrol leaders. Patrol Leader Miller resigned his post as leader of the Squirrels owing to his future inability to attend meetings and we welcome heartily Patrol Leader Adamson, a newcomer to the School, from a Glasgow troop, in his place. Because of this change we were unable to start the inter-patrol competition until half-term.

Despite its undisguised lack of experi­ence, which time alone can bring, the Troop as a whole is very keen, as indeed is shown by the number of applications to go to Easter Camp, this year to be held at Kelstedge, near Chesterfield. It is regretted that only a few seniors can be allowed to attend.

At the end of last term, our Christmas Social was a great, if noisy, success. Masses of food were brought, much of which had to be eaten on the following day. To add-to the excitement the lights refused to work when teatime came, and the meal was eaten in candlelight. Games were played during the evening and valuable book prizes were given. The gym. was used for pirates during the afternoon.

We extend our sympathies to M. Millward who for the past two or three months has been ill ; also to J. R. Wheen, a victim to the Scarlet Fever epidemic. We sincerely hope that they will soon be with us again.

There has been a singular lack of out­door activities during the term, a Youth Hostel hike and a Patrol hike, both held at half term, and a wide game played in conjunction with the Air Scouts being the only three. A small amount of Second Class Badge work has been done during the term. Little initiative, however, has been shown in either the proficiency or First Class Badge directions. Well, you Second Class Scouts, don't rest on your Second Class laurels. There is a whole month of holidays ahead. Put the OUT into scOUTing as much as possible. Get practice for OUTdoor Badges.

G. A. C.


THE last term has been necessarily one of indoor training activities, as Is usual in the Winter term. Several tenderfeet joined us last term, and I am pleased to say that they have made good progress. They are all well on the way to their Second Class Badge, and have also received general training which will be of use to them in the coming camping season.

Good progress is being made by several seniors on First Class work, and by next term we hope to have several First Class Badges. We have also had a lecture by Mr. Davies and Mr. Tummon of the Royal Observer Corps on Aircraft Recognition. This was very instructive. Lectures are given fortnightly on aeronautical topics.

We have, however, had quite a few outdoor activities. A wide game was played recently with "C" Troop and each patrol has been a hike, on which a full and detailed log had to be written. These logs are to be judged and points will be given on them for the Patrol competition.

Our main plans for the future are for camp. We are having a P. L.'s Training Course Camp at Callow, this April, for two weeks, and at Whitsuntide we are going to our usual district at Alport again.

We now have room for a few recruits 3 anyone who is really keen should see the A.S.M.

J. W. B.


ONE of the newest and most intriguing trades of the country is at last represented in the School's list of Clubs. The chief aim of the Club-to make films-will have been fulfilled in part before the end of the Lent Term. The School Athletic Sports are to be filmed and shown with a recorded com­mentary. The Cine Club has aroused considerable enthusiasm ; its programmes have been well attended and, I believe, have provided some welcome light enter­tainment. It is hoped to increase the number of " talkie " shows during the coming term and we hope to see large audiences. The technical theory side of the Club has been met by Wood's lecture on the fundamentals of Cinematography. Incidentally, the Club has already sup­plied the School and itself with a large silver screen which will be used on future occasions.

T. B. C. K.


PLATTS Fields, Manchester, saw our team competing for the first time in the Northern Public Schools Cross Country Race on Saturday, March 3rd. It was a most enjoyable fixture from most points of view. M. B. Wilson as acting Captain trained his team very well and during the actual race came in first of the 132 runners with the excellent time of 16 min. 26 sec. Our placings were : M. B. Wilson 1, K. Middleton 8, F. D. N. Campailla 19, J. T. Marsh 23 : Total 51 (2nd place). Compared with Rossall's 46 points it was an excellent effort.

The secretary of the Manchester Athletic Club has been asked to submit two suggestions to his committee : one that a bottle-neck should be provided as a finishing point ; the other that clerks of the course should be posted at inter­vals around the track to prevent cutting-in and so lessening distance.

The School Cross Country Race took place on Saturday, March 10, under ideal conditions for distance running. In the senior event the first four home were the four who headed our entry at Manchester, and in the same order. M. B. Wilson covered the distance in 24 min. 36 sec., thus breaking the existing record.

In the Under 14 race, the first four home were R. W. Needham (Ar.), R. H. Wills (Sh.), G. S. Peterken (Lyn.), J. E. Prideaux (Wen.).

We very much hope that Athletics in future will form an increasingly great part of out-of-school activities.

C. S. A.
1.. Chatsworth 54 Sherwood 55
(2, 5, 6, 12, 14, 15).  (2, 5, 8, 9,13 18). 
2. Lynwood 112 Wentworth 98
3. Arundel 136 Arundel 106
4. Clumber 148 Chamber 17S
5. Sherwood 170 Welbeck 201
6. Welbeck 177 Lynwood 209
7. Haddon 204 Chatsworth 248
S. Wentworth 271 Haddon . 288

Junior School

Cross Country Run.

1. Rothnie, N. V. (Osborn).

2. Bielby, K (Osborn).

3. Round, B. (Angles).

4. Wingfield, J. R. (Osborn).

5. Beynon, D. W. S. (Osborn).


1. Osborn 30
2. Normans 72
3. Angles 73
4. Saxons 173
5. Britons 202


ON the last parade of the Christmas term the School Flight was inspected by Group Captain R. Caley, M.C., Officer Commanding Sheffield Wing, A.T.C. At the end of the inspection, Group Captain Caley expressed satis­faction with the turn-out on parade and commented favourably on the efficiency of the N.C.O.'s in charge of instructional classes.

Ever since last autumn we have had the assistance at most parades of F./Sgt. M. W. Rutledge from Norton R.A.F. Station. We are extremely grateful to him for the help he has given with P. T. and Squad Drill.

Several lectures of general interest have been given at parades this term : Lieut. A V. Fletcher, R.N.V.R., spoke about training and procedure in the Royal Navy and F./Lt. G. S. Grant from Norton told us of his experiences as a fighter pilot.

At the recent Proficiency Examinations two members of the School Flight obtained their full proficiency certificates, and six others passed the Phase `.A' examination. It is to be hoped that when these examina­tions are next held we shall again lead all squadrons in the Sheffield Wing in the number of successful candidates. At the present time the School Flight has on its roll 6 Leading, and 9 First Class Cadets.

A. P. G.


1ST X1.

THE fact that the team had not played together for two months was obvious from its performance against the City Training College, who won by 3 goals to 1. Ackworth were decisively beaten away by 10 goals to 1, and on a very heavy pitch the team beat Chesterfield by 3 goals to 1. An extremely keen game with High Storrs ended in a 2--2 draw this result was very satisfactory in view of the fact that we had three reserves playing in which was perhaps the most important game of the season.


*A. MERRILLS goalkeeper and centre-for­ward.-He started the season as centre forward at which position he scored twenty-four goals. Later in the season he reverted to his former position in goal when the ground became too heavy for his style of play.

t B. GRANT right back.-He has developed into a very sound right back and kicks accurately with either foot. He has made up for his lack of speed by anticipation and positional play.

*D. R. ROBINSON Secretary and left back. -A determined left back with a vigorous tackle. He has a strong kick, but he should try to keep his eye on the ball more.

*G. HORN right half.- -He has made up for a tendency to wander from his position by his tireless efforts. lie tackles well and has done excellent work in midfield. His heading has been extremely good.

*D. H. KAY Captain and centre half--­Though best at wing half he has been compelled to play most of the season at centre half. Even here he has played constructive football, distri­buting the ball accurately to both wings ; his first time tackling, his speed in recovery and his untiring energy have all contributed to make his play an inspiration to the rest of the team.

D. H. WILKINSON left half.-A very steady wing half with an accurate first time kick. He, too, has made up for his lack of speed by positional play and anticipation and has fed his for­wards with well-placed passes.

T. D. W. WOOD right wing.-An exceed­ingly fast winger. Although small he shoots strongly with either foot and has scored several extremely good goals. On some occasions he has delayed his centres too long.

C. K. HAYWOOD inside right.-Unfortu­nately he was prevented from playing this term by an operation. A tireless inside forward who passes well but his ball control could be improved. He has a good right foot shot which he has often used with great effect.

G. H. ROBINSON centre forward and goal­keeper.-He began the season as goalkeeper where he showed pluck and anticipation. Moved to centre forward when the ground became too heavy, but he has often failed to use his speed to good advantage.

J. B. W. KEIGHLEY inside left.-A clever inside forward who passes the ball accurately. He tackles well and has scored several good goals with his left as well as his right foot. Should now try to concentrate on speed.

G. S. COLEBROOK left wing. -The most improved player in the side. He is fast and has a very powerful left foot. He should remember to come back and tackle the opposing defender when he has lost the ball.

P. H. WREGHITT reserve.--A worthy successor to Haywood. He distributes the ball well and has a very powerful right foot. He should develop his speed and tackling. We can expect big things from him next season.

*Old colours. f New colours.


- Merrills 24. 
Colebrook 14 Nicholson 3
Wood, D. W. 13 Kay 2
Keighley 8 Grant 1
Haywood 3 Wreghitt 1
Horn 3 Wood, T. F. 1
Robinson, G. H. 3 Own Goal 4

SEASON'S RECORD.            Goals

P. W. L. D. F, A.
16 9 6 1 80 47


P. W. L. D. F. A.
11 7 2 2 46 22

The team has played only three games this term and, as several of the best players have been called upon by the 1st XI, it has not been able to field the same team twice. Ackworth were deci­sively beaten by 7 goals to 0 and the team drew with Chesterfield at home 3-3 in pouring rain. The last game of the season with High Storrs ended in a 2-- 2 draw ; this result is all the more creditable since six reserves were called upon to play. In goal, Parkin has improved considerably and Corner has proved himself to be a sound left hack. At centre half, Swallow has played consistently well and Whiteley has played excellent constructive football at left half ; Nicholson, Elliff, and Wilson have been forceful forwards. Wilson has captained the team well and has inspired the team by his untiring efforts.



This team is somewhat difficult to cater for in regard to fixtures. It lies mid-way between the Under 14 team and the 2nd XI.

Two matches were arranged for this team, one against Barnsley was cancelled because of inclement weather : the other against High Storrs was lost by four goals to one.

C. S. A.

UNDER 14 Xl.

Owing to adverse weather conditions, only two games have been played this term and the School was heavily defeated in each. Failure to mark opponents properly has resulted in a spread-eagled defence ; while as often as the halves have made openings for the attack, the forwards have tended to crowd each other out. Keighley has played at inside right with dash and skill ; Fletcher and Dickens show fair promise as attacking halves. We have at all events a fairly strong nucleus for next season's team.

A. R.


K.E.S. v. Ecclesfield G. S. U 14 3-8

K.E.S. v. High Storrs G. S. U 14 0-10


1ST XIs.

  P. W. L. Dr. F A Pts.
Lynwood 14 12 0 2 72 14 26
Arundel 14 1.2 1 1 59 12 25
Clumber 14 S 4 2 35 32 Is
Welbeck 14 6 5 3 25 27 15
Wentworth 14 6 8 0 29 49 12
Chatsworth 14 4 10 0 23 33 S
Haddon 14 3 9 2 27 43 5
Sherwood 14 0 14 0 8 (19 o

                         2ND Xls.        

  P. W. L. Dr. F A Pts.
Chatsworth 14 13 1 0 80 22 26
Welbeck 14 9 3 2 55 24 20
Clumber 14 9 5 0 14 35 18
Arundel 14 8 4 2 41 20 18
Lynwood 14 9 5 0 59 39 18
Haddon 14 4 10 0 49 70 8
Sherwood 14 1 12 1 15 97 3
Wentworth 14 0 13 1 20 81 1

                         3RD XIs         

  P. W. L. Dr. F A Pts.
Lynwood 14 12 1 1 70 12 25
Wentworth 14 12 2 0 98 19 24
Arundel 14 9 4 1 51 31 19
Chatsworth 14 7 5 2 44 35 16
Welbeck 14 4 9 1 35 50 9
Sherwood 14 3 8 3 20 43 9
Haddon 14 3 11 0 29 64 6
Clumber 14 1 11 2 12 105 4




A fairly successful term, the football XI's all being well up in the tables. The 1st XI are second after heading the table until they lost to Lynwood in the last match of the season--though the thrills that match provided served somewhat to recompense the loss of the League championship. Elliff, Wreghitt, and Edwards have played good football throughout the season, though the former must curb his desire to obtain goals by charging opponents' goal­keepers through the back of the net ! Dickens has kept goal vet v well indeed. The 2nd XI and 3rd XI arc both third, and have been ably captained, and the House has to thank Allan for running the teams throughout the season. In the Cross Country Run both senior and junior teams have been placed third, though the senior team was weakened by the absence of Wreghitt and Carlisle. We did, however, produce the first than home in both events, and Wilson and Needham are to be congratulated upon their respective wins. Congratulations also are due to Wilson on winning the Northern Public Schools Cross Country at Manchester. We must now get busy with the Sports, and with our Swimming. A very successful House Social was hold, the high spot being some excellent films.

Fenton, G. M. J., III particular, has played very well on the right wing for the 2nd XI (his first year in the Senior School) and Bailey E., Silk, Wildsmith, Brown and Leeson, A., have shown considerable promise when playing for the 2nd XI. These young players should realize that, if they train regularly, they will soon form the backbone of the House 1st XI, and, indeed, the School teams. In the 1st XI this year, Barnes has perhaps been the most con­sistent player ; with more support, he might have been more successful as an inside-forward. Hunter should com­bine ball-control with a very strong left-foot kick and should use his right foot more. The House extends hearty congratulations to its captain, D. R. Robinson, on being re-awarded his 1st XI Football. Colours, and to Colebrook, who has won his colours this season. Every success to K. Middleton, who leaves us at the end of this term to go to Edinburgh Univer­sity on a Fleet Air Arm Short Course, and to any others who might he leaving. To the rest of the House, every success in Swimming, Water-Polo and Cricket next term.


We must first congratulate the Open Cross-Country Team on a very fine performance in getting 6 runners home in the first 15, and beating Lynwood, the runners-up, by more than 50 points. Middleton, Bailey and Gill, to mention but three names, ran very well to finish 2nd, 5th and 6th, respectively. More training and better team-work should gain more honours for the Under 1.4 team next year. By the time this report is published the Sports will probably have taken place and so we hope to be able to announce successes in these next term. The football season came to a close, seeing only the 2nd XI in a good position ; they won the 2nd XI league cup by winning 13 games out of a possible 14. The 1st and 3rd XIs should try to improve their positions next season. This should be quite easy since we have some very promising young players in the House.


The 1st and 2nd Xl's have given quite a creditable performance this term, both gaining third place in the House League. We must congratulate Wilde, Nicholson, Reeve, and Barber on a consistently good performance this term and last. Congratulations also to B. Grant on being awarded his 1st XI colours. Though it has met with little success this term, the 3rd XI contains several useful players. Among them A. R. Grant, Swallow, and P. Hutchin­son are to be congratulated on their enthusiasm. Of the newcomers to the House this year, Payne is perhaps the most promising footballer. The result of the Cross Country Run was en­couraging, considering the lack of long-distance runners in the House, except for Price and Horn, who gave a splendid performance. Horn is also to be congratulated on his efforts as House Athletics Captain, and we ish him and his team every success in the Athletic Sports. Lastly we extend our sym­pathies to Nicholson on his unfortunate accident in the Cross Country and wish him a speedy recovery.


At the end of last, term we suffered the loss of Baigent, who had done invaluable work for the Football XI and the Water-Polo ; we thank him for all he (lid for us, wishing him a speedy recovery from his illness and every success in the future. ' We heard with deep regret of the death from wounds received on active service of an ex-member of the House, H. W. Stagg. An accomplished violinist, he left us in July after winning an Exhibition for English at Jesus College, Cambridge. We should like to extend our sincerest sympathy to all his friends and relations, especially his parents. The bad weather has limited League Football this term to three games. The 1st XI is to he congratulated on its convincing victory over Wentworth, and on its hard fight against a strong Arundel side ; Siddell has proved a hard-working -and enthu­siastic captain. The 2nd and 3rd XIs have been handicapped by their lack of size, but they contain many promis­ing young players, who, with practice, should form a useful team in a fee years' time. We wish to congratulate Wood and Keighley on being awarded their 1st. XI Football Colours at Christmas.

The last-minute withdrawal of several runners from our teams let us down rather badly in the Cross Country ; however, we should like to congratulate Wood and Beeley, G. H. on their individual performances. We expect big things of the 14-16 group of run­ners in the Athletic Sports, and it is up to the rest of the House to compensate for our present lack of out­standing runners by collecting as many points as possible from the heats.


Thanks are due to all the active members of Lynwood for a very successful term. The 1st XI football team under the able captaincy of Corner triumphed over Arundel, thereby gain­ing first position in the league. Wood, Lindley, and Fletcher have played particularly well. The 2nd XI came third equal, and the third XI, effici­ently captained by J. S. Brown, won the Cup. Congratulations to Campailla on gaining his full Cross Country colours and to the remainder of the Cross Country team, particularly Tilsley and Wood, for being runners up for the senior Cup. Also to Haywood on being awarded 1st XI Football Colours before he was unfortunately taken ill. His absence from athletics and football has been a severe blow not only to Lynwood but to the School and we wish him a speedy recovery. We extend congratulations to Webber for winning the senior Latin Reading Competition, recently held by the Classical Associ­ation. Lastly we ask every member of the House to strive to retain the Tug of War and Athletics Cups in the Lynwood cupboard.


Whilst the memory of it is still in our minds, we must congratulate the House heartily on its general performance in the Cross Country race. The Under 14 team did especially well to win their race by about 40 points. We congratulate Wills, R. W., Dowling, Valentine, Parnham and Sparkes on their fine effort. The House was placed fifth in the Open event, Marsh, J. T., our first man, arriving fourth. He is also to be congratulated on gain­ing his fill cross-country colours by running well at Manchester. About football, the less said the better, perhaps, but towards the end of the season the elevens were showing much promise. We sincerely hope the House will do well at Sports, shortly to be held. There is a great deal of keen­ness among the younger members and we hope to do better at cricket,


Shortly before Christmas, Mr. Fletcher made a welcome return to the School after an absence of four and a half years in the Senior Service. We are pleased to welcome him as House Tutor. The football of the House teams has been of varying quality this season : the First XI finished half-way down the League and the games which it did win were mainly due to the efforts of Whiteley, Swallow and Clixby. Prideaux, Bingham and Hallows have shown themselves to be promising young players. The 2nd XI has had a poor season, while the 3rd XI has put up several very satisfactory perform antes. Miller and his team are to be congratulated on being runners-up in the League Competition. The Senior Cross Country team did not achieve any notable distinction this year, but perhaps this was due to the absence of Merrills and Whiteley from the team. The Junior team, however, did very well to be placed second in the com­petition. Prideaux finished 4th and Wish, G. D., 7th. Next term we shall be faced with the Cricket season and the Swimming Sports : we have several promising young players and swim­ming has always been our strong point ; the team should do very well under the captaincy of Ditchfield. Finally we say good-bye to Kay. Kay, who has been Captain of Wentworth for the past two and a half years, has proved himself a keen sportsman and a hard worker in the House. We wish him every success on his Fleet Air-Arm Short Course.


R. J. AUBREY, Pte., Queen's Royal Regiment, was killed in action in North West Europe. He was at King Edward VII School from 1934 to 1939, and after­wards at Rotherham Grammar School and had spent a year studying architecture at Sheffield University. He had been in the Army for about eighteen months and had been serving on the continent since D-day, with the 7th Armoured Division. He took part in the fighting round Caen, and had been twice wounded.

K. R. HEWSON LINDLEY, F/Sergt. Pilot, R.A.F.V.R., was killed on air service in February, 1945. He was at school from 1935 to 1942, and was the younger brother of another Old Edwardian, A. A. H. Lindley, whose death was reported in August, 1942.

G. S. DALES, Capt., Royal Engineers, died of wounds in December 1944.

HEDLEY W. STAGG, Pte., Signals Co., Yorks and Lanes Regt., died of wounds received on active service in the Far East in January 1945. The loss of one who was so recently a boy among us here has been very deeply felt. All who knew him admired and respected Hedley Stagg for his character, his scholarly attain­ments, and his outstanding musical talent. He won an Open Exhibition for English at Jesus College, Cambridge, in December 1943. His platoon com­mander writes: "As a member of the platoon he 'made every effort to fit in with the lads, and it says a lot for his personality when I say that he became one of the most popular chaps in the signals. He was also one of my star operators and it was his job to help to operate the Control wireless in Battalion H.Q . He was also a brave man. Hedley was good all through." He was severely wounded in the leg and hand, and, though safely conveyed to the base hospital, he died a day or two later after amputation of the leg.

R. J. JUDGE, 2nd-Lt., Duke of Wel­lington's Regt., who was missing in October 1944, is now known to be a Prisoner of War in Germany. We have heard from him from Stalag XI B.

GORDON BENNETT, Lieut., R.N.V.R., has been awarded the D.S.C. for " distin­guished service while operating from and serving on H.M.S. Vindex in the protec­tion of convoys to North Russia in the face of attacks by U-boats." He was the pilot of Swordfish " C for Charlie " attached to aircraft-carrier Vindex, which with another carrier, the Striker, scored outstanding successes against U-boats. Lieut. Bennett was responsible for sinking one of them.

C. R. WALL, T/Lt. Corn., R.N.V.R., has been awarded the D.S.C. for "gallantry, determination and devotion to duty in the assault and capture of the island of Walcheren."

E. W. SIVIL, Capt., R.E., has been awarded the George Medal "in recogni­tion of gallant conduct in carrying out hazardous work in a very brave manner." We gather that this award was for services in connection with air-attack in the South of England.


E. B. DOBSON, Capt., R.A., has been awarded the Military Cross. We have no details of this award, but a photograph recently appeared in the Sheffield Tele­graph showing the presentation of the medal by Field Marshall Montgomery.

A. G. DAWTRY, Major, R.A., has been mentioned in despatches for " gallant and distinguished services in Italy," as also has D. H. FRANKLIN for bravery in France.


LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER E. KEBLE CHATTERTON, who died on. December 31st, 1944, at the age of 67, was a native of Sheffield and a pupil at the Sheffield Royal Grammar School . He was chiefly known as an enthusiastic and prolific writer on ships and the sea, his most recent works being " The Epic of Dunkirk " and " Beating the U-Boats." He graduated at Oxford , and spent many years in miscellaneous journalism until 1914, when he received a temporary commission in the R.N.V.R., and was on active service for the greater part of the war. From 1917 to 1921 he was employed in the Historical Section of the Committee of Imperial Defence, afterwards returning to the literary activities and other private pursuits which he maintained almost up to the time of his death.


(Additions and corrections to March 1st, 1945.)

Killed on Active Service.

AUBREY, R. J. (1934-39), Pte., Queens Royal Regt.

CHARLESWORTH, R. B. (1935-39).

LINDLEY, K. R. Ti. (1935-39), F/Sgt. Pilot, R.A.F.V.R.

Died of Wounds.

DALES, G. S. (1928-36), Capt. Royal Engineers

STAGG, H. W. (1984.41), Pte. Signals Co., York and Lanes Regt


MILNER, C. L. (1918-23), Sergt., R.A.F.

Prisoner of War.

JUDGE, R. J (1932.40) Sec./Lieut.. Duke of Wellington's Regt.

SMITH, S. P. (1922-27). Now repatriated.


BENNETT, G. (1926-34, Lieut., R.N.V.R-, D.S.C.

DAWTRY, A. G. (1926-34). Major, R.A., Mentioned in Despatches.

DOBSON, E. B. (1927-35), Capt., R.A., M.C. Mentioned in Despatches.

FOWLSTON, D. (1933-38), Sub -Lieut., R.N.V.R. Mentioned in Despatches.

FRANKLIN, D H. (1926-33), Sgt.. R.E.M.E., Mentioned in Despatches.

SIVIL, E. W. (1927-36). Capt., R.E. George Medal.

WALL, C. R. (1926-30), T/Lt.-Com., R.N.V.R. D.S.C.

WILLIAMS, E. T. (1928-31), Brigadier. Officer of Legion of Merit, U.S.A.

ARNOLD S. K. (1922-31), Major, York and Lanes. Regt, Deputy Asst. Adjutant General.

BLAKE, L (1930-33), Lt.-Col., G.H.Q. New Delhi.

BRADFORD, E. IV. (1931-35). Lt. Royal Army Dental Corps.

CHARE, K. A. (1911-38), Lieut (A), R.N.V.R.

HILL, E. S. (1934-43), Pte., R.E.M.E.

LEESON, J. M. (1936-43), L/Cpl.

MILNES, J. P. (1938-43), York and Lanes. Regt.

OAKES, G. D. (1936-44), O/Tel. (R.Mec.), R.N.

PAGE, R. I. (1935-40), Midshipman (A), R.N.V.R.

PALMER, D. C. (1937-43), Non-Combatant Corps.

STRINGER, J. D. (1937-44). L/Cpl., R.E

THOMPSON, A. H. (1938-44), G.S.C.

THOMPSON, M. S (1931-38), O.C.T.L.

WASNIDGE, P. H. (1936.40), Sgt. Navigator.

WHEATLEY, IT. F. (1932-42), Sgt. Navigator.

WOOD, T. G. (1937-43), York and Lancs. Regt.


D. H. FAIREST-On December 2nd, 1944, to Miss Freda Harrison, of Youlgreave.

G. E. FERRAR-On January 3rd, 1945, to Miss Marguerita Schofield, of Totley.

D. FOWLSTON, Sub-Lt., R.N.V.R.-On December 2nd, 1944, to Miss Deborah A. Russell (W.R.N.S.), of Westwell, Kent.


To the wife of K. A. CHARE, Lieut (A), R.N.V.R., on December 7th, 1944, a son.

To the Wife of P. F. HOWARTH, Surg.-Lt., R.N.V.R., on January 22nd, 1945, a daughter.

PETER JOHN-born July 8th, 1944, adopted by Lieut. and Mrs. A. BRADLEY, July 25th. 1944.


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