JULY, 1951

No. 3





























































School Notes

THE Annual Commemoration Service was held on Sunday, April 29th, the preacher being Professor A. Victor Murray, M.A., B.D., President of Chestnut College, Cambridge. The Dedication of the War Memorial Organ was also made at this service. Among those present were the Lord Mayor (Alderman H. Keeble Hawson), Alderman J. H. Bingham, Dr. A. W. Barton, Dr. J. T. Burden and Mr. E. W. Sivil. Mr. R. B. Graham (Headmaster, 1928-38) had intended to be present but was regrettably prevented owing to a family bereavement. He has asked us to convey, through The Magazine, his great disappointment at having been unable to take part in this tribute of remembrance to that great number of Old Boys whom he knew personally.

Miss J. M. Manners, whose work amongst us has been so much appreciated during the seven years, off and on, of her service on the Staff, left at the end of last term with our best wishes on her marriage to Mr. W. J. Duffin. In her place Mr. J. G. Wake, B.Sc. of Manchester, has joined the Staff for this term.

We congratulate P. D. Robinson on winning an Open Scholarship in Natural Sciences at the Queen's College Oxford; J. C. F. Fair, on winning the Earnshaw Scholarship awarded by the University of Sheffield; and W. Russell, a Taylour Thomson Bursary_ in Medicine at St. Andrew's University.

Our representatives in foreign countries this summer will include G. M. MacBeth, holder of a six-week travelling scholarship to the U.S.A. awarded by the English-Speaking Union-an award which he holds as representative of Youth Clubs in Great Britain. G.M.J. Fenton will be a member of the " Kemsley Scholarship " party on the continent; J. Wilson goes to Canada as one of twenty-five A.T.C. Cadets selected from the whole country; and A. Copley, D. T. Crisp and L. R. Cliffe will attend the Scout Jamboree in Austria.

R. Butler has been appointed a Sub-Prefect.

The Inter-house Standard Sports had to be abandoned this year owing to bad weather. The Athletic Sports were held on April 21st.

On Tuesday, March 13th the VI and Transitus historians visited the Sheffield Collection at the City Library and saw an interesting exhibition of documents of local history, illustrating the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. They are deeply grateful to the staff of the Library for the trouble they took in organising and guiding this visit.

On Saturday, June 2nd, members of IVA and VA visited York on a historical expedition and saw among other " sights " the Minster, the Castle Museum and the Railway Museum.

 About forty boys went to the British Industries Fair at Birmingham on May 5th; and on June 30th a party visited the Festival of Britain ship Campania. About fifteen of the latter party crossed the Humber by the ferry to New Holland, but found nothing of interest on the other side except ice cream. One boy, it is said, narrowly escaped being marooned in Lincolnshire but jumped aboard in the nick of time, and all reached home safely.

This term the School has been paired off with the Blue Funnel liner, S. S. Hector, under the British Ship Adoption Society's scheme. The first items of correspondence have already been exchanged, and if we do our part they should lead to a long and interesting friendship. The ship is on a regular run to Australia, and we hope to learn from her in due course full details of her route and ports of call and cargo, as well as interesting facts about the handling of the ship itself.

On Friday, 11th May, the upper forms heard an interesting lecture by Prof. R. J. Sarjant, O.B.E., D.Sc., of the Department of Fuel Technology of Sheffield University, on the possibilities offered by a career in fuel technology. He made it clear that in the future practically all industrial concerns will have their fuel technologists, and to any suitable boy it should be a most interesting career.

We congratulate Mr. W. R. Fraser on being awarded a Diploma in Public Administration at the University of Sheffield; and Mr. J. Kelly on being awarded the degree 0f Master of Science at Bristol University for a dissertation on " The numerical solution 0f algebraic equations."

On Leaving School


Reflections in the rippling waters of boyhood days
-Mind's images of occasions gone for ever,
Washed away on the relentless river of time
Yet still living, stored in the permanence of memory—
Can ever bring true joy
-and sorrow to one's mind,
But joys are bright and sorrows dim in memory's eye.
And all are joys
In the pleasure of recall.


It is a summer evening.

The sun outside is brilliant, uplifting, exciting-but infuriating, for once again homework restricts the youthful exuberance of the schoolboy.

" Homework? School? Hugh! I'm just about sick of it! "

He looks up from his drudgery, scowls through the open window, and sits back in disgust. Resentment, scorn, and embitterment show 0n his haggard face as he tousles his hair: before him dies an unfinished French prose; in the schoolbag on the window-sill lie algebraic equations to be solved, Latin verbs to be learnt  

" Just look at the weather! "

Another glance at the prose, and feelings of exasperation, frustration, and weariness make his expression grimmer than ever. He mutters.

" What's the use of it all? Just think what I could be doing now "-glancing out of the window-" If only that test wasn't tomorrow . . .'

Just then father walks in; he somehow grasps the situation, but unfortunately is only able to offer the well-worn cruel attempt at sympathy and encouragement

" Now the days I spent at school were the happiest days of my life! "

Our victim's torment and suffering increase; he continues to fume, and tears his hair.

" Happiest days of my life indeed! "


Perhaps the above sketch is not quite true to life! But it can be a little tantalising at times, can't it?

The happiest days of my life are yet to come, I hope, yet I cannot reflect but with a real feeling of pleasure on my schoolboy days.

Glimpsing back over the years with my mind's eye (my word, I do sound old, don't I? ) the first few rungs of the K.E.S. ladder—in the Junior School—I ascend living and learning fast: pea-shooting mother's rice, indulging in marble matches, conker knock-outs, yard football, races with toy cars down the slope by the cycle-shed, shady dealings in comics and stamps, in fact indulging in all such excesses as are essential t0 a sound education. Thus on a firm basis, I see Bill Furniss leading the School in three rousing cheers for Mr. Baker, and then we leave him and the Juniors for "higher education."

The holidays over, I become a second former, learning my way about the new cosmos, transferring my affections from the Britons to Sherwood, acquiring a taste for Latin from Mr. Effron, and one for science from Mr. Bowman, and becoming one of those fiends known as " Air Scouts ", with a pair of very cold knees.

Promoted to IIIB, we are under the eye of Miss Williams, that battle-scarred, stern red-head, with her imperishable phrase " Say! What do you mean by it! " We spend many happy periods in the Art Room, squeaking and spinning stools, making rainbows in the sink with poster colours, and teasing Miss Stewart almost to the point of tears. . . . Happy days I receive Third Form Art Prize, paradoxically enough; and then go on to years of rather more serious study, with consequently fewer canings.

And so I creep on, from Fourth Form to Fifth, Transitus, and Sixth, each year packed with new things, changing people, and events far too numerous to mention, and amassing an ever more exciting store of memories-of cricket, football, eventually tennis; of Sports Days with their thrilling scene and the smell of clipped turf, and the sound of a brass band playing; School concerts, School plays, School films, Speech Days, Prefects' Dances, Scout Dances, and so on . . . each memory contributing towards the happy mood which produces those feelings, really of slight regret at having to leave it all behind, to go out into the big wide world. It was difficult to conceive as a boy my ever becoming " one of those big Sixth Formers downstairs ". But this seemingly short span of ten years has soon bridged the gap. Here I am leaving, only to start again on the bottom rung of the next ladder in life, on the quest for yet higher education.



THE PREFECTS - July, 1951

D. H. B. Andrews, I. H. Jones, P. K. Everitt, D. A. Charles, G. M. J. Fenton, J. B. Brown, J. Hazel, F. A. J. Dunn,
R. B. Bradshaw, Mr. S. V. Carter, The Headmaster, G. M. MacBeth (Head Prefect), D. W. Keighley.


A CRITIQUE of the performances of Handel's "Samson" at Ecclesall in the fourth week of term appears below. In many ways it was the most successful of the oratorio productions. The Choir found Handel's choral writing easy to make effective, and the orchestra excelled themselves, especially in the difficult overture and in the way they brought the Temple down. The boy soloists were, without exception, excellent, and the massed trebles singing of " Let the bright Seraphim " with additional colour from a trumpet in D was thrilling to hear.

A very high standard has again been reached in the competitions for the Music Prizes, especially in the Senior Instrumental contests. The final round was judged by Dr. R. Tustin Baker who awarded prizes as follows Senior Singing, P. D. Robinson; Junior Singing, A. McKee and P. Swain; Senior Instrumental, P. M. Harvey (Clarinet); Junior Instrumental, B. Heald (piano). The Composition Prizes have not yet been decided, but there has been a good entry. More musicians might well try their hand at creating their own music besides playing other people's, and it is hoped to start a class for composers next year.

A number of players and singers (too many to mention by name) will be leaving this term, and we shall sorely miss their enthusiastic work and considerable skill. We wish them continued music-making wherever they may go.

The string classes continue and we expect to welcome several of their members into the orchestra next term. Up to the time of going to press there have been two Lunch-hour Concerts given by P. D. Robinson and G. E. Nutter (songs), B. P. Fisher and P. M. Harvey (clarinets), D. H. B. Andrews (flute), B. D. Mills (violin), F. D. Kirkham (piano) and I. H. Jones ('cello), and two recitals of British Organ Music. Several more such events are planned if they can be fitted in. It is hoped next term to reconstitute the Music Club to that it can take over the promotion of such activities.

N. J. B.


(APRIL 30TH AND MAY 1ST, 1950)

AFTER the emphasis on Bach during the bi-centenary year these concerts provided a welcome reminder of the greatness of Handel. Samson is unquestionably one of his greatest works, in many places equalling, and

occasionally even surpassing, Messiah in inspiration. This version, which used the orchestration of Prout with effective additional parts added by Mr. Barnes in order to utilise as fully as possible the resources available, was necessarily considerably cut from the original, and was perhaps rather overweighted with recitative; but all the greatest movements were present, including the line six-part chorus " Hear, Jacob's God " which Handel based on part of Carissimi's Jephtha.

The orchestra and chorus have, if anything, improved upon the standard set by their last concert. The acoustics of the church were perhaps not very fair to the chorus, who were obviously putting great energy into their singing, although the expected volume of tone was not forthcoming. The movement which chiefly stood out was " Great Dagon has subdued our foe "; here the gradual build-up to a terrific climax was a wonderful achievement. Faults were few to find: in the opening chorus the singing might have been more staccato; a weak moment marred the beautiful end of " Glorious hero . . . ." where on both nights the continuo seemed to be missing; and the unaccompanied passages for tenors and basses in the final chorus were out of line and a little raucous. These blemishes stood out only because of the very high standard both of accuracy and interpretation that was attained.

Of the visiting soloists Mr. David Galliver as Samson gave a memorable interpretation of the famous " Total eclipse ", and brought out to the full the beauty of one of Handel's most moving pieces of recitative-" My genial spirits droop . . . . Mr. James Atkins' fine singing as Harapha suffered a little from the acoustics of the building, and he did not quite succeed in dominating the orchestra in " Honour and arms", in which the organ also was not sufficiently staccato.

The boy soloists and continuo-player all showed a remarkable grasp of correct recitative style-a factor on which the success of the performances depended not a little. Mr. Barnes had the happy idea (based on a convention in Passion music) of letting the organ accompany the words of Samson and the pianoforte those of the other characters. G. E. Nutter's singing of Micah's air " Return, 0 God of Hosts! " was quite exceptionally beautiful for a boy alto, and the inspired passage in which he alternates with the full chorus was one of the great moments of both evenings.

Of the two performances the second, not unnaturally, went more smoothly; but it is a  measure of the enthusiasm of all concerned and of Mr. Barnes' indefatigable energy that at both, one was able to concentrate on the enjoyment of the music itself in the knowledge that the performance was in sure hands.



Come dip your light
Feet amid the white
Stones at the foot of the hill.
Or lick your fingers in the sway of the water-weed.

Never to know
How the winds blow
Behind another's eyes,
Nor why the trains tread softly beyond the beech-wood.

They planted a melody down by the river,
Gone today and gone for ever,
Lifted their eyes to the hills and left their
Faces in the sunlight.


In the Fire

The devil may stare from the heart of hell
And smirk and grimace and twist and swell
And subtly change with a flash of fire
To a rubicund jolly old country squire.

Another flash and the face may fly
Replaced by a single soulless eye
Which watches, blinks, and falls away
As its lids are drawn by the dance and sway,

And the sinuous flights, and the twisting tails
Of the flickering flame which leaps and fails,

In the fire.


The Terminus


Quiet for ever the cavernous echoing ribs.
No more the blood thunders in the boiling arteries.
Footsteps sound no longer along the skeleton.
Only I, by her lofty heart, her son,
I, the last traveller, wait for my train.
Hollow above me her head's corridors stretch.
Empty below the enormous drum of her stomach
Grows cold now: no wind stirs: no sound
Can tunnel into her monumental repose.

I move in the hush of huge lungs unfuelled,
I pass by her vast bowels, now ceased to churn.
I turn. My eyes rise to her shuttered eyes,
High up. No hands of mine can open them.
No ears can hear the clang of her closed teeth,
Nor commerce hum in the silent dome of her skull.

All eyes see only the dusk of a night not real
For Tomorrow will turn the lock of her mind no more.
Hours pass unopened beneath her brain
For morning can get no answer out of the porter.

My eyes fall back through long wells of twilight.
I pause by the hard core of her death. Breathless,
Under the marble arch of her liver alone,
I, in the blinding truth, the conqueror, halt.
The weird light: the awful enduring hush
All around her organs turning to stone.
Midas, I of the world Lord, her liver,
Here in my house, my kingdom, here, for ever.

And I, the last passenger, doors of her side
Part, and pass alone to the hurtling world.

But still from the carriage window I see her the same
As now from a month away one final look
I arrow over my shoulder into the matter:

Dead like a long train her unmoving body.
Stationary throughout the ages her monotonous sleep.
All her magnificent travels over for ever.

I ride in my seat for the far North of the future,
All the way the rails blazing with tears.


 Hot Stuff

THE programme simply announced that the " Humphrey Lyttleton Jazz Show " was to be held in the City Hall on such and such a date. The ticket, however, went one better than this, and established the fact that the event would take place in the Oval Hall within that building. Not content with these statements, the publicity agents confidently predicted that the performance would smash all records. So confident were they in fact, that they printed tens of thousands of leaflets to this effect and distributed them throughout the City.

We, that is Johnny, Pete, " the bod " and I, entered by door K and took our places on row D.

There was about a quarter of an hour to wait before the evening's "music" began, and we therefore amused ourselves by studying the weirdly clad individuals who on all sides of us were entering the hall. What a collection they were too. Jackets ranged in colour from black and brown to bright purple and indian red. The dominating style of footwear appeared to be brownish red shoes with inch thick crepe soles.

The colour of shirts that evening seemed to be exceedingly irregular.

Although there was here and there a plain white one, the majority of the others seemed indescribable. Some were canary yellow. Some were blue spotted with red. Others were multi-coloured though seemingly in no fixed pattern at all, while many could only be described as tartans gone mad. In almost every case, however, these garments served as a background to a very bright bow tie.

The females for their part, although the majority of them were only in the later years of adolescence, seemed to be competing with each other for the honour of possessing the highest heels, gayest head-scarves and reddest lips.

When the four of us had at last recovered from the effects of the first sight of these colourfully dressed personages, we decided, as Johnny so aptly put it, that these must be the " hot types ". The " types " who spend their Saturday mornings tapping their feet in the cubicles of the local gramophone shop, and their Saturday night tapping the same part of the body in their local jazz club.

By this time, the performers had arrived.

They bounded up on to the platform in a gay carefree manner, each one flourishing his particular musical instrument. (That is, all except the pianist and the drummer). There were seven of them altogether, each clad in mauve flannels, white shirt and red bows tie. The house lights were dimmed, the audience was hushed and Mr. Lyttleton approached the microphone which stood at the end of the platform.

With a rather forced smile he announced the first number. Then he raised his trumpet to his lips, faced his fellow " musicians " and led them into the opening bars of " The Dormouse ".

At first the four of us just simply gaped in amazement at the sound of this collection of discords. Then, as the ears and mind of each of us began to grow accustomed to this kind of music, a blissful smile spread over our faces, our feet began to tap and we relaxed in our seats. Johnny was the first to awaken from this dreamy ecstasy. He nudged me and nodded towards one of the audience in the front row of the seats situated behind the platform.

I followed his gaze until I picked out a young man who was dressed comparatively quietly. He was sitting gazing into space with a dreamy, far-away look on his face. His mouth hung open, and he was going through a series of most astonishing motions.

His head was nodding from side to side, his hands were tapping on his knees. In fact his whole frame was jerking in time to the music as he bounced up and down in his seat.

We were amused at first, but then we noticed that almost the entire audience was going through a similar series of actions. Indeed, in a few minutes time, we ourselves had been subconsciously lured to perform a similar exercise.

We saw Terry in the interval. He also wore that dreamy, far-away look and had forsaken his K.E.S. tie for a red bow. All he could do was to murmur blissfully, " Smashin', isn't it ".


The Word

That was his verdict, unadorned and bleak.
One word,
One shattering word-
But does he realise the magnitude of the effort involved
In reaching the standard
He calls
The long evening hours devoted to sulphides,
Nitrates, carbonates and wretched hydroxides,
Like jumping fleas,
And infamous reactions which turn my innocent dreams
Into bloated Falstaffian nightmares.
And it was no slip of the pen.
He said it last term too.
0 word uncharitable, venomous, rancorous,
Inhuman, malevolent, mordant, cantankerous,
And-most unfortunately-


South Bank


I pass through pavilions, the slightly bored visitor,
Nibble an ice at a kiosk, obtain my souvenir.
Where do we go to next? We consult the guide
" Homes and Gardens " it seems. The emphatic Theme,
Officiously omnipresent, exploits our apathy.
Gaping like sheep we shamble admiringly round,
Dutifully paying our little coins of praise
" So well proportioned, down to the smallest detail "—
" Quite a treat "--" 0 marvellous, really, my dear! "
I hear faintly. The vaguely phallic statue
Surreptitiously scratches itself. I smile,
In the lovely hair of the Nereid spotting lice
The rather depressed look of the dome: its diffidence
The finicky skylon confessing its failure on legs
The Festival Hall on its very best behaviour.
I yawn, moving inside. Each hired exhibit
Self-consciously poses for me, an embarrassed nude.
I slide out. Evading the vigilant Theme
I turn to the main fairway and make for home
While the crass fountains spell Mock in the air.


A Day in the Metropolis

THE morning sun made the dew glint on the grass of Regents Park. In the Zoo the animals were dozing after their breakfast, or pacing restlessly to and fro. It was the start of their day.

The scarlet of the bandmen's tunics contrasted with the lush, green Wembley turf.

Cheers from the packed crowd greeted the Royal Party and the teams.' Two goals from Milburn gave Newcastle the cup, but sympathy lay with the famous Stanley. It was the end of the football season.

As the players vanished into the pavilion the scoreboard told of a hard day's toil for Yorkshire. Bathed in the evening sunlight, Lords looked an ideal headquarters. It was the beginning of the cricket season.

All the tables were taken, and everyone was enjoying French cooking and service at its best. It was a lovely meal.

In Piccadilly a solitary, drunken Geordie was making his way happily to bed. Big Ben chimed the hour of midnight. London was at rest.



The ghost of next-door's cat, along the eaves,
Sleeplessly screeching, sears my weary ears,
The trees cringe, and the house in torment heaves,
And like a toothless hag it winks and leers.

The steely moon creeps from her pedestal
And takes a maiden's form, and roams the wood,
A lonely goddess, pale, austere, and tall,
Who sobs forlorn and longs to share our blood.

She flees her little court of timid stars
-- And casts away her ragged gown of cloud
And paints the cobwebs with her dewy tears.

But night stalks in the shade, wrapped in a shroud,
Its face so ghastly, that if any saw,
Horror would choke him silent evermore.


International Discussion Group

" THE march of civilisation, bringing with it as it does the domination of the female, is to be deplored." This motion, which we debated hotly and at length with the charming ladies of High Storrs, we at last managed to carry by a margin so small as almost to be non-existent. We were appalled to see so many traitors in our camp. The week after, on March 5th, a thoughtful and eye-opening talk, adorned with his inimitable style of delivery, was given by our President: he called it "The Challenge of Asia ". Next John Hazel plumbed the depths of Eastern Philosophy and, just to show his intimate knowledge of a difficult subject, answered questions afterwards. The term ended with a wholly excellent talk on Australia by a native of that land of wombats and Bradmans, Mr. Peter Becker.

This term we have cut down our activities, for summer seems to have arrived and we have a rival attraction in Ist XI nets. Thus we have restricted ourselves to debating what the News Chronicle asks us to. These were " Defence " (May 14th) on which Finley held forth controversially and " Germany " (June 4th) when, Mr. Arnold Martins, a scholar of the British Council, was coerced into giving us a more specialized knowledge. of the subject. The only other talk was by Don Reck on "The American Attitude " which he put lucidly and persuasively.

The World Youth Forum took place again, guided through stormy waters by our ancient comrade, Mr. W. V. Thomas. It was attended by nearly all our members. Don Reck, of course, was a principal speaker, along with a Jamaican and a Norwegian and ladies from France, Germany and the Netherlands. Re-armament was grimly discussed and it was on this subject that our revered Chairman popped an awkward question.

I must thank all the speakers, internal and external, who have given us such tasty morsels to chew over throughout the year, the president, without whom we would have been almost completely speakerless, and the committee who have done all the grind while I have merely signed my name.

I. J. G. M.

The Modern Language Society

This term a varied programme has, once again, drawn a large response from members of the Upper School.

At the first meeting of the term on May 3rd D. A. Charles gave a controversial talk on " German Music ", which he illustrated with gramophone records. Discussion on the merits of Gothic Art, arising out of Charles' comments on Wagner, carried the meeting on until 8.15.

On May 8th Herr Bachmann spoke on Austrian life and culture, giving us, at first hand, a penetrating human approach to his native country.

This was followed on May 22nd by a talk on " Albrecht Durer " by Mr. J. Oppenheimer. The speaker presented Durer as an artist who was, in many respects, centuries in advance of his time, and though he did not underestimate the defects of Darer'-s more " popular " productions, Mr. Oppenheimer provided a real stimulus to further study of the artist.

On May 29th the Society held a reading of Moliere's Les Precieuses Ridicules, which again drew a good attendance.

J. Hazel's talk on " The Soul of Scandinavia ", on June 5th, was rather less well attended, but despite this the speaker's impressions of Scandinavian life were well-informed and enlightening.

The high-light of the term was Mr. C. Helliwell's illustrated talk on the French painter Cézanne, on June 12th. With canvas and brush Mr. Helliwell succeeding in giving us a living exposition of Cézanne’s style. Objections raised by members of the Classical VIth as to Cézanne’s artistic merits were overwhelmingly refuted.

The last meeting of the term, on June 19th, was a talk, in French, by Mr. W. Fraser, on illustrated French manuscripts of the 15th Century. He made particular reference to Les Tres Riches Heures, a prayer-book of the period, from which a number of illustrations were shewn by means of the epidiascope. The talk provided an interesting approach to a subject which is somewhat outside our normal course of study.

G. R.

Student Christian Movement

THIS term, owing partly to the proximity of the exams. and partly to the conduct of those who prefer to ignore St. Paul's dictum that " bodily exercise profiteth little ", our meetings have numbered only three.

Two of these, following a suggestion by the Central Committee, were open to all school groups and were held at Abbeydale and High Storrs respectively. We were privileged at the latter to hear once more Dr. Leighton Yates, a physicist from Sheffield University, talking on the rather wide subject of Science and Religion. Dr. Yates took the view that the two complemented rather than opposed each other and said that whilst science could fill in the details, only religion could provide the ultimate solution to the mystery of life.

For our third meeting this term Dr. J. A. Findlay, a learned New Testament Scholar, came to answer the questions of the doubtful, headed by their commander Mr. Samuel. The meeting ended with a heated discussion on the more abstruse points of theology connected with Mr. R. B. Gregory's fervent belief in the Devil and his works.

Our programme for the end of the term is as yet hazy, but it is hoped to take the form of an inter-school ramble to be terminated by a large tea.

I. M. W.



That "A" troop is regaining its old high standard of scouting is proved by Martin Clinton passing his first class badge. This is the first tangible result of Mr. G. Layer's hard work during the past school year, and proves his profound grasp of the spirit of scouting.

Throughout he has kept his finger on the fact that the patrol is the basic unit of scouting and that the patrol leaders are the most important people in the movement. He has encouraged patrol hikes and organised inter-patrol competitions with the able and enthusiastic assistance of his Court of Honour. For instance, one competition was for the best collection of plaster casts, another for the best chart of English trees.

He followed the Group tradition of splitting a troop camp into a collection of patrol camps with a central administration. Whit. camp was notable for its bleak and breezy situation overlooking Lathkill Dale. I would like to encourage those who were as frozen as I was, by saying that just occasionally good weather is arranged for a Scout camp.

Summer camp will probably be notable for its even bleaker and breezier situation at the head of Little Langdale by the side of Blea Tarn. It is 700 ft. above sea level and 5.5 miles from the nearest shop. So this will probably be the last you ever hear of " A " troop.

If, however, it does return, I have no doubt it will follow the example of the other two school troops and breed a litter of King's Scouts.

D. H. B. A.


FOR the first time for several years an Easter Camp was held, despite arbitrary limitations imposed on numbers by Headquarters. The weather during the week previous was hardly exciting, in fact the question most frequently asked was " Have you camped in snow before? " However, the first day was sunny and in fact it only rained three times during the whole five days, and only one tent, an American " bivvy ", collapsed on its owner on any of these occasions. The " happy few " will remember with especial joy Tigger's cat and the boy who " went for a walk and never came back ".

The beginning of Summer Term saw the return of the S.M., restored more or less to working order, and feverish preparations, hindered only by " stumps " when the weather permitted, for Whit. Camp. With the Troop at full strength (36), and most of it keen to sample life in the open, even more headaches than usual presented themselves.

All was ready in time and on Saturday, 1st May, some thirty scouts complete with kit set off for the Walesby Association Camping Ground, on a lorry big enough to hold about fifteen without kit, under the doubtful supervision of the acting A.S.M. So far as we know, they arrived without loss.

The camp was notable chiefly for its good weather and for a contretemps with the time on the Sunday which resulted in the Troop being an hour early for church parade. Several wide-games were held, including one night manoeuvre which, owing to some dubious map-reading lasted considerably longer for some than it did for others! Among other incidents we remember neighbouring farmer's successful attempt to add in number and variety to the usual camp scents, and the fact that a certain person (who shall be as nameless as possible) talked to a V.I.P. with his hands in his pockets.

 We are now looking forward to Summer Camp, which this year will be held near Honiton in South Devon. We expect that the vast numbers of scouts who reached Second Class Standard at Whit., will use the opportunity to break the back of their First Class work.

K. G. J., D. J. W.


FIRST of all congratulations are due to May and Beighton for gaining the Scout's Cord and First Class Badge respectively at the beginning of this year, and our apologies for the omission of the fact in the last Magazine report.

During the first few weeks of the term the patrols spent an evening or so each week collecting jumble for a jumble sale. A vast amount was collected, some of which caused considerable amusement! At the sale we made about £3o, and we would like to thank all those parents who so kindly gave up their time to help us. This money helped us to buy two further " Pioneers " so allowing each patrol to have one each.

For Whit. Camp we had marvellous weather and the Beaver Patrol won the Camp Trophy. Several second class badges were gained, and the necessary bivouacs for the Backwoodsman Badge were made by several of the older scouts. Hucknall Air Display was visited and also we had the usual camp open day. On Parent's Day apparently one patrol under the leadership of their new P/L., had more washes in half an hour than they had all camp!

Several out-door meetings have been held and during the term both Tomlinson and Law have had their warrants presented. Also Naylor has been made T ,L., the first the troop has had for many years, and we wish him luck in his new capacity. Several badges have been gained, the more popular being the Swimmer Badge.

Summer Camp this year is to be held in the Lake District, having one week at Great Tower and the second at Wray Castle. This will entail a lot of work, but that will be more than compensated by its bathing and boating facilities.

Lastly, it comes as a great shock to all of us that J.A.M. will probably leave us after the first few weeks of next term. It can only be hoped that we can persuade him to stay with us for many more years as he has done such a lot for the troop and especially when it is in its prime.

G. M. L.


How pleasant it is to record that the Spartan days of our infancy are successfully over! For two years, tennis has been exposed to harsh trials which, in a less lusty infant, might have snuffed out life. " Official recognition as a School game" was but a meagre scrap to console us for the complete lack of funds, courts, equipment, coaching, even of regular play or practice. It is a grateful duty to record here our indebtedness to the active support of those members, past and present, who gave such unselfish aid to the dogged efforts of our late secretary (K. R. Jennings) and his fellow officers, to keep tennis alive during those lean years.

The Headmaster has our warmest thanks for granting us de facto as well as de jure recognition, and for his sympathetic encouragement of our efforts. Now, with over sixty players, eight courts at our disposal for weekly games and an adequate supply of tennis balls, we face a full Fixture List with new confidence.

Open Tournaments (Singles and Doubles) have been organised for players Under Sixteen and Over Sixteen. The results of these will assist in choosing the strongest possible teams. Present dependence on cricketers for our tennis teams, an inevitable legacy from the past lack of regular, organised play, should soon cease now that we have adequate facilities. Three members of the Staff will undergo a course of instruction given early next term by the Yorkshire L.T.A. professional coach, and should then qualify as proficient tennis coaches.

The future is full of hope, and we have already made a promising start to the season. At the time of writing, two Away matches have been played. On May 26th, the Second Team beat Mount St. Mary's by seven rubbers to two; on June t 6th the First Team beat Chesterfield Grammar School by eight rubbers to one, Chesterfield being deprived of their best three players owing to County tournament matches.

Matches remain to be played against Mount St. Mary's, Chesterfield, Nottingham, Ackworth, High Storrs, and against two local clubs, Bolehills Park Juniors and Rustlings Juniors.

E. V. B.

Athletic Sports

APRIL 21ST, 1951

THE early date of Easter and the bad weather made it necessary to hold the Sports a the first fortnight of this term an arrangement advantageous in the matter of weather but inconvenient for athletic training. As it was, the weather interfered with the first round of the jumping events, but improved sufficiently to give us a very pleasant day for the finals. Perhaps we should consider holding the Sports in future years later in the Summer Term.

One record was broken: Sewell ran the Open 440 yards in 55 seconds. The Half mile was run in very cold weather and Rothnie's time of 2 mins. 19 secs. was a sound performance. Goddard covered 19 ft. 2 in. in the Long Jump.

There is no doubt that the Field Event performances were generally weak. We would point out that the techniques in the various events have to be learnt and then practised. Brute strength is not enough.

Clumber won the House Athletics Championship by a very wide margin.

The following Challenge Cups were presented for the first time: Putting the Weight, Throwing the Discus, Throwing the Javelin, 120 yards Hurdles, Junior (14-16) Champion Athlete.

We were pleased to welcome the Mistress Cutler (Mrs. G. Wilson Lee) who presented the trophies. In conclusion, we would offer our sincere thanks to all who helped in the organisation and running of the Sports.

G. Goddard and M. A. R. Johnson.

N. U. Rothnie and M. M. H. Sewell.



80 YARDS: 1. G. Birtwistle; 2. I. C. Russell; 3­ R. V. Sallis. Time: 12 sec.

150 YARDS: 1. T. J. Saunders; 2. H. M. Biggins; 3. I. C. Russell. Time: 21 sec.

HIGH JUMP: 1. R. V. Sallis; 2. R. Parker; 3. H. M. Biggins. Height: 3 ft. 8in.

LONG JUMP: 1. T. Ellin; 2. T. J. Saunders; 3. R. Parkes. Length: 12 ft. 1.5 in.


100 YARDS: I. G. R. Heritage; 2. D. P. Allen; 3. W. A. F. Wright. Time 12 4/5 sec.

220 YARDS: I. G. R. Heritage; 2. D. P. Allen; 3. W. A. F. Wright. Time 26 4/5 sec.

HIGH JUMP: 1. D. P. Allen; 2. G. R. Heritage; 3. D. Ritson. Height: 4 ft. 4. in.

LONG JUMP: 1. G. R. Heritage; 2. D. P. Allen; 3. R. Peck. Length: 15 ft. 9 in.


100 YARDS: I. M. A. R. Johnson; 2. D. H. Williamson; 3. D. M. Parfitt. Time: 12 1/5 sec.

220 YARDS: 1.5. M. A. R. Johnson; 2. D. H. Williamson; 3. G. Goddard. Time: 24 1/5 sec.

440 YARDS: I. M. A. R. Johnson; 2. D. H. Williamson; 3. R. F. Fox. Time: 58 3/5 sec.

HIGH JUMP: 1. D. M. Parfitt; 2. G. Goddard; 3. P. Swain. Height: 4 ft. I I in.

LONG JUMP: 1. G. Goddard; 2. M. A. R. Johnson; 3. G. N. Smith. Length: 19 ft. 2 in.

OVER 16:

100 YARDS: I. E. Bailey; 2. M. J. Stanfield; 3. D. W.Swallow. Time: 11 4/5 sec.

220 YARDS: I. M. M. H. Sewell; 2. I. H. Jones; 3. K. W. Patchett. Time: 22 4/5 sec.

440 YARDS: I. M. M. H. Sewell; 2. N. U. Rothnie; 3. R. B. Gregory. Time: 55 4/5 sec.

HALF-MILE: 1. N. U. Rothnie; 2. M. M. H. Sewell; 3. R. N. Gregory. Time: 2 min. 19 sec.

MILE: 1. N. U. Rothnie; 2. G. B. Crowder; 3. F. Thompson. Time: 5 min. 8 3/5 sec.

HIGH JUMP: I. M. M. H. Sewell; 2. M. J. Stanfield; 3. M. H. Thornton. Height: 5 ft.1 1/2 in.

LONG JUMP: I. M. J. Stanfield; 2. J. R. Shaw; 3. B. D. Mills. Length: 18 ft. 5 in.

Discus: I. D. C. H. Hull; 2. J. B. Brown; 3. G. M. J. Fenton. Distance: 90 ft. 5 in.

JAVELIN: I. R. G. Armytage; 2. M. H. Thornton; 3. H. F. Oxer. Distance: 129 ft. 9 in.

WEIGHT: I. G. M. J. Fenton; 2. D. C. H. Hull; 3. P. K. Everitt. Distance: 31 ft. 10 in.

120 YARDS HURDLES: I. M. J. Stanfield; 2. G. M. J. Fenton; 3. K. W. Patchett. Time: 16.7 sec.


HALF-MILE HANDICAP (Handicap 2 yds. per month of age): I. G. A. Oliver; 2. J. C. Tebbett.

RELAY (Under 14): I. Clumber; 2. Chatsworth; 3. Lynwood.

RELAY (Over 14): 1. Clumber; 2. Welbeck; 3. Arundel.

JUNIOR (14-16) CHAMPION ATHLETE: M. A. R. Johnson (Arundel) 70 points.

SENIOR (over 16) CHAMPION ATHLETE: M. M. H. Sewell (Chatsworth) 70 points.

HOUSE POINTS: I. Clumber, 547; 2. Chatsworth, 353; 3. Arundel, 347; 4. Welbeck, 325; 5. Lynwood, 292; 6. Haddon, 261; 7. Sherwood, 147; 8. Wentworth, 125.

On May 28th, at Owlerton Sports Stadium, the School Under 15 Athletic team won the Frank Varey Cup for the West District Schools' Championship, scoring 33 points. This is the first time a team has been entered in this competition, which is run by the Sheffield Schools' Athletic Association. The School's placings were

100 yds. 13-14: 1. J. B. Dobson; 2. G. R. Heritage.

100 yds. under 15: 2. D. M. Parfitt; 3. M. J. Shires.

220 yds. under 15: 1. D. M. Parfitt.

440 yds. under 15: 1. (equal) G. N. Smith, W. R. Anderson.

880 yds. under 15: 2. P. Keeling; 3. J. Tebbet.

High jump under 15: 1. P. Swain; 2, D. P. Allen; 3. D. M. Parfitt.

Long jump under 15: 1. J. B. Dobson; 2. G. N. Smith.

All these will run in the City Finals to be held on July 11th. Dobson, Smith, Adamson, Swain, Allen and Heritage represented Sheffield in the Yorkshire Schools' Athletic Sports.


THE School team has had a successful season, the Senior team being unbeaten for the thirteenth consecutive year.

The team as a whole is especially strong in free-style swimming over all distances up to 200 yards. The Colts team is sound and should form the nucleus of a good Senior team in future years. B. Round, J. Bennett, P. Hollingworth, R. Allen and B. Fairest have all swum well in Senior events, while the Colts, Robinson, Wright, Miller, May and Weston have fully justified their selection. The Diving competitors have varied from match to match, M. J. Tummon giving consistent and valuable service. The Water Polo team cannot gain sufficiently strong opposition from other schools. This is regrettable, as the team deserves more matches, its standard of play being good and its moves constructive.

The following boys have been members of the teams:

SENIORS. Colours:-J. Bennett, B. Round, P. S. Hollingworth, R. Allen, B. Fairest, R. B. Bradshaw. Non-Colours: M. J. Tummon, K. B. T. Taylor, M. L. Lambert, J. Hallas, A. Weston, R. J. Cooke, A. B. Drake, N. Birks, M. B. Bottomley, D. Williamson, B. Smith.

COLTS: W. A. F. Wright, D. R. Robinson, J. R. Miller, S. H. May, A. Weston, B. Thomas, N. G. Slack, D. G. N. Helliwell, M. L. Lambert, S. R. K. Cox, B. P. Frost, D. J. Crowson.

Captain of Swimming: R. B. Bradshaw.

A well-supported Life-saving Class continues to meet on Thursday evenings. In the Sheffield Schools Championships, Wright, Millar, Robinson, Weston, Cox and Brooks gained places in the final events of the Junior competition. In the heats of the English Schoolboys Championship at Pontefract, the School team (Wright, Robinson, Miller, May) won their event.

The various House swimming competitions are quite well supported. The standard of play in the House Polo League is reasonable, but it is unfortunate that extremely rough play sometimes spoils an otherwise good match and that some Houses rely on one or two more proficient players to win their matches. Water Polo is first and foremost a team game.

Finally we look forward to what it is hoped will be a keenly contested and exciting Swimming Sports.


v. Mount St. Mary's College, at Home. May 5th.
Seniors won by 49 points to 16. Colts won by 24 points to 15.

v. Doncaster G.S., Nottingham High Pavement and Retford, at Retford. May 9th.

(1) K.E.S. (2) Doncaster G.S. (3) Nottingham. (4) Retford. K.E.S. broke 7 records for the meeting.

v. Manchester G.S., at home. June 2nd.
Seniors won. Colts won.

v. Leeds G.S., at home. June 9th.
Seniors won. Colts won.

v. King Edward VI School, Birmingham, at home. June 21st.
Seniors won by 47 points to 16.

R. B. B.


 IT is unfortunate that each year the cricket report has to be written when the fixture list has only been half completed, as it is always hoped to have something better to write by the end of the term.

Let it be said at once, however, that the 2nd, Under 15, Under 14 and Under 13 teams have all won the majority of their matches so far. Congratulations to all concerned.

Now to the 1st XI. We started the term with a fair idea of what the XI would be, but several changes have had to be made, and it is only now that the side seems to have settled down.

In Keighley we have a sound opening bat who sets his own rate of scoring, but who runs the risk of being out l.b.w. far too often. As a captain, his knowledge of the game is ahead of what one expects from one of his years, and he has set a good example by his close-in fielding. He can also be relied upon to take a wicket or two.

Brown, with his keen eye, has continued to hit the ball hard. Whilst the rest of the team and a biased umpire trembled at Chesterfield, he got the last twenty runs in a number of boundaries to gain a one wicket victory.

Thornton is the best all-rounder in the side. Both his batting and bowling have been very aggressive. He should make a good captain of the team next year.

These three have scored the majority of the runs, but we have several promising batsmen coming along. These include Jones, who is now a recognised opener, Needham, Drake and Beynon; whilst Staniforth's batting has shown an improvement which was not expected. Leeson's interest in the game has revived, but unfortunately, Marshall and Charles have not scored as many runs as was expected. Everitt can be relied upon to score ten or so quite often, but he has yet to convince himself that he is capable of stumping many people.

Patchett has opened the bowling along with Thornton. He swings the new ball, and his full tosses have been severely dealt with.

We are fortunate in having two left-arm slow bowlers in Staniforth and Speet. Both continue to improve. At times Leeson has added interest with bowling of mixed length and direction.

The ground fielding during most matches has been of a high standard, yet some of the younger members are a little slow in moving. They must watch the bat all the time. The bat; not the bowler and his delivery. Unfortunately, two of the few dropped catches have altered two matches completely, and turned prospective victory into defeat.

Although the team's record is not too impressive, we have all thoroughly enjoyed our cricket. With so many young boys in the side, I am sure we will have a first-rate team next year.


v. Manchester G.S., at Manchester, 28th April.
Lost by 86 runs. Manchester 172 for 6 dec., K.E.S. 86.

The opening match was played in cold and far from encouraging weather. After securing two quick wickets, the School allowed their advantage to slip, two chances being missed in the slips. The School batted between showers and never settled down. Thornton (18) and Brown (20) gave promise of things to come, and Everitt (19 not out) and Speet (so) added 26 for the last wicket.

v. King's School, Macclesfield, at Whiteley Woods, 12th May.
Lost by 5 wickets. K.E.S. 79. King's School 83 for 5.

The School lost a wicket in the second over and after Keighley (20) and Thornton (27) had added 44 for the second wicket, the tail collapsed badly. Although the School bowlers were steady, they could not dismiss Macclesfield's captain and opening batsman Essayan who made 48 not out.

v. H. E. Pearson's XI, at Whiteley Woods, 15th May.
Lost by 1 wicket. K.E.S. 123. H. E. Pearsons XI 126 for 9.

The School lost 3 wickets for 16 runs, but a hard-hitting innings of 61 in 40 minutes by Brown, who was soundly supported by Thornton (20), took the score to 96 for 4. Again the later batsmen failed, however. An innings of 59 including 4 sixes by Goodwin was ended when he was sixth out at 102. Three more wickets fell before the last pair made the necessary runs. Thornton bowled with hostility throughout the innings, taking 6 for 6o, and he was well supported by Speet (3 for 32).

v. Derbyshire Friars, at Whiteley Woods, 17th May.
Match drawn. Derbyshire Friars 174 for 6 dec. K.E.S. 138 for 8.

By a gentleman's agreement, the Friars batted first, and only Keighley (3 for 20) and Milne (2 for 25) commanded respect from the batsmen. The highlight of the School innings was a chanceless 86 not out by Thornton, but after Jones had helped him to add 57 the later batsmen failed going for the runs.

v. Mount St. Mary's College, at Whiteley Woods, 19th May.
Match drawn. Mt. St. Mary's 99. K.E.S. 68 for 6.

The visitors' wickets fell quickly and seven were down for 49. A stand of 45 followed, which was only broken by the return of Thornton (5 for 22) to the attack. The School were left only 70 minutes in which to score the runs, but the task was beyond them. Only Keighley (36 not out) reached double figures.

v. Repton School 2nd XI, at Repton, 22nd May.
Match abandoned. K.E.S. 5 for 0 wicket. Rain stopped play.

v. Rotherham G.S., at Whiteley Woods, 23rd May.
Won by 9 wickets. Rotherham 78. K.E.S. 80 for 1.

Several chances were missed early in the Rotherham innings, but wickets fell at regular intervals and two fell just before tea, which was taken at 58 for 5. Leeson, bowling for the first time for the School, came on to bowl immediately after tea, and dismissed the last five batsmen at a personal cost of 17 runs. After losing a wicket with only one run scored, Keighley (3o not out) and Thornton (46 not out) found no difficulty in scoring the runs.

v. Queen Elizabeth's G.S., Wakefield, at Wakefield, 26th May.
Match drawn. Q.E.G.S. 122 for 8 dec. K.E.S. 65 for 8.

The School sent Wakefield in to bat on what proved to be an easy wicket. Only excellent bowling by Speet (6 for 38), supported by Milne (2 for 23), and two fine slip catches by Jones, kept the score within reasonable limits. When the School batted, only Thornton (28) showed his normal form.

v. Worksop College " A " XI, at Worksop, 30th May.
Match drawn. K.E.S. 138 for 7 dec. Worksop 135 for 5.

The School lost three wickets for only 17 runs, but another hard-hitting innings by Brown of 54 in an hour took the score to 91 for 4. After Brown's departure, Keighley (61 not out) began to attack the bowling and the innings was declared closed at the tea interval. Worksop did not at first seem anxious to go for the runs, but with Leeson and Keighley bowling, runs began to come very quickly and only accurate bowling by Thornton and Milne warded off defeat.

v. Chesterfield G.S., at Chesterfield, 2nd June.
Won by 1  wicket. Chesterfield 105. K.E.S. 107 for 9.

After a fine opening spell by Patchett, the School bowlers let the fifth wicket pair take the score from 13 to 55. Thornton (5 for 37), Patchett (3 for 34) and Leeson (2 for 8), shared the wickets, and good catches were taken by Nuttall and Marshall. The School's third wicket fell at 65, but a collapse followed and only a last wicket stand by Brown (30 not out) and Patchett won the match.

v. Old Edwardians, at Whiteley Woods, 9th June.
Match drawn. K.E.S. 154 for 7 dec. O.E. 40 for 3. Rain stopped play.

Keighley (42) and Jones (t9) laid the foundations of a large innings with an opening stand of 51. Then Jones and Thornton (51) added another 43, and the later batsmen were out forcing the pace. Rain fell towards the end of the innings and the start of the O.E. innings was delayed. The pitch proved to be lively and Everitt took two catches behind the wicket before rain stopped play.

v. Ackworth School, at Whiteley Woods, 19th June.
Lost by 4 wickets. K.E.S. 89. Ackworth 93 for 6.

The School chose to bat, but a worn patch at one end from which the ball lifted viciously unsettled the batsmen, and only Needham (24) ever looked comfortable. After securing 6 wickets for 53 runs, the School allowed the next two batsmen to add 40 to win the match. Speet (? for 29) was the School's successful bowler.

v. Sheffield University 2nd XI, at Whiteley Woods, 21st June.
Lost by 3 wickets. K.E.S. 143 for 7 dec. Sheffield University 144 for 7.

The School again won the toss and batted, and this time lost 4 wickets for 55, before Keighley (52) and Drake (36) doubled the score before tea. The University were left two hours to get the runs and a third wicket stand of 76 decided the issue. The School continued to fight, however, and four more wickets fell before the winning runs were scored. Despite the fact that two chances were missed off his bowling, Staniforth finished with 4 wickets for 29 runs.

v. Notts Amateurs, at Whiteley Woods, 23rd June.
Won by 7 wickets. Notts Amateurs 130. K.E.S. 131 for 3.

By another agreement, Notts batted first and although Thornton and Milne went near to taking a wicket on several occasions, it was not until the spinners, Staniforth and Keighley, came on that the first pair were parted at 90. Notts then collapsed before some very good bowling, Staniforth taking 4 for 26 and Keighley 5 for 18. The School batsmen never looked in difficulty, Keighley (24), Jones (35) and Thornton (35) sharing the runs, before Brown and Needham completed the winning score.













































































Catches: Keighley 7, Everitt 3 (and 3 stumped), Marshall, Patchett 5, Jones, Leeson 4.


THE Second XI has been enjoying a very successful season, its record reading: P. 5, W. 4, D. 1, L. 0. The best performance has been the decisive defeat of Old Edwardians Second XI.

Much of the team's success can be traced to the bowlers, especially Glenn, Beynon and Staniforth. Tiddy, Dunn and Milne have also, on occasion, contributed to the discomfiture of opposing batsmen.

The batting has not yet been fully tested, but Beynon's consistency as an " opener " has paved the way for several easy victories, and Drake and Needham have given useful support. To Turner belongs the honour of having made the season's highest score - 52 not out v. Rotherham G.S. Though the batting has so far proved equal to all demands, a number of runs have been lost by slackness in running between wickets.

The one feature on which the team cannot be complimented is its ground fielding. Too many runs have been given away through slipshod throwing and the failure to back up properly. More aggressive and accurate fielding is essential, if the good start is to be consolidated, now that several bowlers have been lost to the First XI.

Finally, a word of praise must be given to Fenton for his tactful and discriminating captaincy.

L. A.




May 5th


v. City Training Coll. Cancelled.

May 19th

Mount St. Mary's 56-8

v. K.E.S. 98-8 dec. Draw

Mar 26th

K.E.S. 34-3

v. Wakefield G.S. 33 Win

June 2nd

K.E.S. 69-4

v. Chesterfield G.S. 68 Win

June 9th

K.E.S 62-3

v. Old Edwardians 61 Win

June 23rd

Rotherham G.S. 88

v. K.E.S. 122-5 dec. Win


AFTER losing the first match of the season by 4 runs, the team has settled down very well and has never looked like being beaten again. During the early practices it seemed that the team would be strong in bowling and rather weak in batting strength, but as the season has progressed the position has reversed itself, and after the first two matches the tail-enders have never been required to bat. The team has never been short of bowlers, but their inability to maintain a good length, together with occasional erratic fielding, enabled our opponents to put themselves in a safe position on the three occasions when we had to play out time. If the bowling and fielding can become as reliable as the batting we shall have no difficulty in winning our last three matches.

The captain's task this year has not been an easy one, and G. N. Smith has done well to produce the results which he has done. His batting unfortunately has suffered, but that is by no means unusual. Of the remainder, M. B. Rowbotham has done very well with both bat and ball, J. S. G. Smith has batted excellently and continues to be very safe behind the stumps, K. A. Taylor, D. Nuttall, C. B. Laycock and L. R. Cliffe have all batted very well at times, while Cliffe is also a useful change-bowler and a reliable close fielder. D. Andrews also is an excellent fielder and can hit the ball harder than anyone else in the team; unfortunately, he has had little opportunity of showing his prowess he too is a useful change-bowler. Of the regular bowlers, D. R. Robinson and B. J. Perrett, both medium-paced, should with practice develop into good opening bowlers, while J. R. Miller, if he can develop his natural leg break a little more,

will be a worthy successor of a line of left arm slow bowlers. P. Wray, B. Hill, M. Suggate and G. Styring, have also been keen members of the team and if they maintain their keenness, they too may find themselves a place in one of the senior teams when the time comes.

W. O. C.


v King's S., Macclsfi'd


Sch. 78

Opp. 82


v. Mount St. Mary's S.


Opp. 122

Sch. 75 for 9


v. Barnsley G.S.


Opp. 93 for 7 (d.)

Sch. 50 for 5


v. Chesterfield G.S.


Opp. 41

Sch. 43 for 4


v. High Storrs G.S.


Opp. 66 for 8 (d.)

Sch. 67 for 3


v. Nottingham H.S.


Opp. 152 for 9 (d.)

Sch. 108 for 5


v. Rotherham G.S


Sch. 94 for 7 (d.)

Opp. 28



It is difficult to be enthusiastic or critical about this team, since its composition has varied almost completely from match to match, depending on whether the Under 15 or Under 13 XI are playing, whether its members are swimming or blowing bugles in the Boys' Brigade, and even on whether they could get up early enough in the morning to catch the bus.

Taking these chances and changes into account, the team has done quite well. In its embryo form, delayed by bad weather, it was completely outplayed by De la Salle College, in spite of a hat-trick by B. G. Moss; but the next three matches were won, and something like a useful XI seemed to be emerging, when the Under 13 players had again to be withdrawn, and, in consequence, the match against Rotherham was lost.

J. S. Taylor has captained the side adequately, and the Chesterfield game was won by his lusty hitting. T. Powell has been outstanding for keenness in the field, with A. E. Ward a close second.

H. T. R. T.


v. De la Salle College Match lost by 38 runs.
De la Salle 74. K.E.S. 36.

v. Chesterfield G.S. Won by 4 wickets.
Chesterfield 66 (for 8 dec.) K.E.S. 68 (for 6).

v. High Storrs G.S. Won by 84 runs.
K.E.S. 121 (for 9 dec.). High Storrs 37.

v. Nottingham H.S. Won by 1 wicket.
Nottingham H. S. 42. K.E.S. 43 (for 9).

v. Rotherham G.S. Lost by 5 wickets.
K.E.S. 78. Rotherham G.S. 79 (for 5).


IN its first year of officially recognised existence, this team has shown such form that six of its members have played with distinction in theUnder 14 XI.

At the beginning of the season it was entered for the Barber Shield Competition and so far it has won its way through the preliminary rounds, losing only one of the six matches.

R. Liversidge, as captain, has shown great keenness and a growing ability to handle his team in the field. His steady batting at No. I has also contributed to the success of the side. In bowling, he has rarely had to call on anyone but A. W. Scholey and L. J. Youle, whose pace has generally proved too much for the opposition; though A. G. Walton and D. R. Bryars have given valuable assistance when required.

Scholey has also batted with great confidence and skill; as has P. K. Richardson at No. 2, though he has not been so sure in recent matches. J. G. Ratcliffe and B. A. Watkinson have always fielded well.

H. T. R. T.


v. Hunter's Bar (home)      Won by 10 wickets.
Hunter's Bar 15. K.E.S. 16 (for no wicket).

v. Hunter's Bar (away).     Won by 24 runs.
K.E.S. 65. Hunter's Bar 41.

v. Pomona Street (away). Won by 58 runs.
K.E.S. 84. Pomona Street 26.

v. Pomona Street (home). Won by 9 wickets.
Pomona Street 19. K.E.S. 20 (for 1 wicket).

v. Abbeydale (away). Lost by 3 wickets.
K.E.S. 42. Abbeydale 44 (for 7 wickets).

v. Abbeydale (home). Won by 12 runs.
K.E.S. 51. Abbeydale 39.


DURING the last two terms, school badminton has greatly improved and in two matches against the Staff, the School after losing the first 6-3, drew the second match 3-3. Next term we are hoping to have several fixtures and to enable us to obtain a strong team many new members will be needed. So far we have had no support from the fifth forms and below, but perhaps this will be rectified in the future.

In the singles tournament E. Bailey beat D. J. Rippon in the final, and unfortunately the doubles tournament was left unfinished.

D. M. T.


Lieut. JOHN A. C. MILNER (K.E.S., 1938-43) has been killed in action in Korea. After leaving King Edward VII School he went to Repton and afterwards to Sandhurst. He was posted to the Dorset Regiment and subsequently served with the Gloucester Regiment and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

The Rev. C. N. REYNOLDS (K.E.S., 1917-23), Vicar of Shebbeare, North Devon, has died in Barnstaple, aged 45. An M. A. of Sheffield University, he was curate at Darnall and St. Paul's Church, Sheffield, and later Vicar of St. Andrew's, Eccles.

 Old Edwardians

D. MERVYN JONES has been appointed Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford, and Lecturer in Latin and Greek.

D. G. CRAIG, Scholar of Balliol College, Oxford, has been awarded a Senior Medical Scholarship tenable for three years at St. Thomas's Hospital, London.

A. L. (" Peter ") WOOD, assistant to the Managing Director of S. Rhodes & Co., Ltd., has been adopted as Conservative-Liberal candidate for the Brightside Division of Sheffield.


Classical Moderations: Class I: T. E. Kinsey. Class II: T. R. C. Reynolds, H. R. Windle.

Final Honour School of Natural Science Chemistry Part II: Class I: D. N. Tyler. Class II: J. Reynolds.

Final Honour School of Mathematics: Class II B. A. Geeson.

D. G. Craig: President of Balliol College J.C.R.

J. E. Dickens and P. H. Wreghitt: elected to Oxford University Authentics Cricket Club.

P. H. Wreghitt: elected to Oxford University Centaurs Football Club.

L. J. Hunt: elected to Oxford University Iroquois Lacrosse Club.

D. N. Tyler: elected to Oxford University Penguins Lawn Tennis Club; and represented Oxford v Cambridge in the annual Contract Bridge match.


Mathematics Tripos Part II: Junior Optime P. J. Landin.

Classics, Part I: Class II, Div. I: E. D. Peacock.

Natural Sciences, Part II: Class III: P. Lamb.

Natural Sciences, Part I: Class II: I. M. Flowers, A. C. Johansson. Class III: E. Burkinshaw, M. Green-Armytage.

Modern and Mediaeval Languages, Part I (written examination for the certificate of competent knowledge): French, Class II, Div. I: P. S. Green, F. Kelly. Div. 2 K. J. H. Creese. German, Class II, Div. 11: K. J. H. Creese, P. S. Green, F. Kelly.

Historical Tripos, Part II, Class II, Div. I R. W. Parker.

Thirty Years Ago

FOR some curious reason, the Magazines for 1921 were dated May, August and December. The May issue chronicles the first appearance of Sherwood as a House, a Gym. contest against Leeds, and the doings of a Sketching Club. An Old Boy wrote from the Gold Coast. An interesting article on the School Arms might well be reproduced to-day, for very few of us probably know that the right-hand portion contains the arms of the Wesley family and of London University, to which Wesley College was affiliated.

An " Ode to the Last Period of a Summer Afternoon " is seasonable:—

The old church. clock has struck the hour of four,
And we in Classroom - on high,
Who're doomed to stay another quarter-hour,
All raise our weary heads and give a sigh.

Outside the sun seems to be sinking fast,
And bathes the playing field in mellow light;
Our longing gaze towards the nets is cast—
But no, we can't-we've too much prep tonight.

At last the school bell rings for 4.15
And everyone is galvanised to life.
We close our desks and swiftly turn the key.
Thus ends another day of throbbing life.

An Old Boy, A. B. Ward, ran in the Cross Country for Cambridge; others played for Sheffield University Rugger and Soccer teams, and the present President of the Old Edwardians Association got a prize for work in the Higher Certificate. An Explorers' Club toured the district, and. the first Tuck Shop opened (penny doughnuts were consumed at the rate of thirty dozen during the break).

Mr. S. V. Carter arrived in September of this year. In November the tablet (now in the vestibule) and the stone Cross outside were dedicated as War Memorials to the 89 Old Edwardians who died in the 1914-18 war. The fact that of the 850 boys who had passed through the School since 1905, 500 had served in the forces, is worth noting.

Opponents in the football season included the Old Edwardians, the Panthers, Sheffield Club, Bootham School and the Falcons. Arundel had a good football term, scoring 72 goals in House matches. A debate on the motion " That education will in future be carried on by machines like the gramophone ", though the motion was lost by a large majority, was-we now know-really a victory for the minority.

C. J. M.

 House Notes


The House has had a mediocre term, not distinguishing itself in any particular field of competition. At last we have been compelled to relinquish the Cricket Knock-out Casket, after losing a close match in the semi-finals against Welbeck, who later went on to win the competition. T. G. Cooke and Speet are to be congratulated on their excellent but regrettably unavailing efforts in this match, while Thornton, our cricket captain, set a fine example. In the Cricket leagues our Senior teams have played satisfactorily, although the 1st XI is somewhat erratic and its fielding disheartening to the bowlers. The Junior XIs have played well, especially the 1st XI. It is good to see keenness in the Junior House. The House Athletics team, ably led by M. A. R. Johnson, did well to finish third in the Athletic Sports. This was a fine effort. I. H. Jones is to be congratulated or, his appointment as House Secretary. In Water Polo our team heads the league and is, we hope, well set to win. In the Knock-out competition our team has so far been successful. The Swimming Sports approach and with an encouraging set of entries we are hopeful of reasonable success. This term has seen an increasing interest in Fives and we have many entrants in the Senior competition. Junior members have been coached by K. M. Whittaker, and he is to be thanked for his effort in this direction. Next term we shall miss our House Captain, Bradshaw, who has always set a high example to the rest of the House by the enthusiasm and energy he has put into his games; we wish him and the rest of the leavers the best of luck in the future.


The Athletic Sports were a success for Chatsworth; the House won five Open events, individual honours going to M. M. H. Sewell, who won the Open 220 yards, 440 yards and High Jump; E. Bailey, who won the Open 100 yards; and G. M. J. Fenton, who won the Putting the Weight. The House was second in the House Championship, which was a really fine effort. M. M. H. Sewell is to be congratulated on his success in becoming Champion Athlete and leading the House to its best position for some years. We welcome Mr. Fraser as assistant House Tutor and trust that he will have an enjoyable stay with us. We are also glad to see Mr. Wilson in House Assembly after a long illness. Our Cricket has been undistinguished by an outstanding XI, but we are pleased to record that the Junior 1st XI has won most of its matches. Congratulations to A. S. Leeson on being selected to play for the School 1st XI. House Swimming has greatly improved since last year and this is due to the leadership of B. Round. The Water Polo team holds second position in the League with five wins and one game lost. This is our best performance for some years. To all who are leaving, the House offers its sincere good wishes and hopes to see and hear of its members in the future.


This has been a year of almost unparalleled success for Clumber in the field of sport. Last term, with the Football League won, we went on to sweep the board at Athletics. The Senior Cross Country team, with three

men in the first five, equalled the record for the lowest winning aggregate with 46 points. In the Athletic Sports themselves we put up an even finer performance, establishing a new record for the highest winning total of points and leading our nearest rivals by almost 200 points. Pride of place in this achievement goes to both our winning Relay teams, especially to the Junior team of Heritage, Hewitt, Peck and Wright, who came near to lapping one of their opponents. No little credit for these successes is due to Mr. Woodage, and to the two captains, G. B. Crowder and R. B. Gregory, for their keenness, enthusiasm and willingness to help other members of the House. At last Clumber has become a force to be reckoned with on the Cricket field. The 2nd XI, well captained by J. A. Bennett, has won the 2nd Division championship, J. M. Kaye and Race being well to the fore in this success. The result of the 1st XI League is as yet in the balance, but we expect J. B. Payne to lead his team to victory in the play-off. Outstanding in the team has been the all-round ability of A. Thomas, while Taylor and Barnes are now fulfilling their earlier promise. In the Knock-out, though strengthened by J. B. Brown and K. W. Patchett, we were perhaps over-confident and were soundly thrashed in the first round by the eventual winners. House Cricket Colours have been re-awarded to J. B. Payne, A. Thomas, G. Goddard, and awarded to K. A. Taylor and H. Barnes. This term sees also the Swimming Sports, and though as yet we are not well placed, we expect our swimmers to retain the House Trophy. The Water Polo 1st team, while not having a brilliant season, maintains a good standard of play and have had some enjoyable games. It would be good to see more members who don't excel at other games taking up Fives. We have some good players in the House, especially Booth, Goddard and R. V. Patchett. The Junior House has not pulled up any trees this year, but they have been keen and that is what matters. We are very sorry to be losing our House Tutor, Mr. Woodage, this summer. Through his wide experience in Athletics, he has been of valuable assistance to us in all our efforts. He takes with him our best wishes for further success in his new post at Brighton. Finally we would wish all those who are leaving this term the best of good fortune wherever they go.


The Junior House has continued its fine record. They won the Junior Cross Country with 58 points, all six men finishing before twentieth. Congratulations to them and especially to Biggins who finished second. The Junior Cricket 1st XI has a good chance of winning the other Barton Shield, and we must congratulate G. P. J. Beynon on his selection to the School Under 13 XI. The Senior Cross Country team also ran well, gaining third place through good packing. D. W. S. Beynon was the first Haddon runner home: he was placed ninth. In the Athletic Sports, Haddon was placed sixth, largely owing to the small number of finalists. Congratulations are due, however, to Williamson who finished second in 100, 220 and 440 yards of the 14-16 age group, to Biggins who gained points in three final events, and to Thompson on his fine running in the Mile. The Cricket 1st XI has been rather disappointing and has never looked like repeating its success of last year. House Colours have been awarded to B. Smith and B. G. Hall. The 3rd XI have won their division after a play-off, and their success is due largely to the work of their captain, Foster, and to the bowling of E. D. Powell. The Water Polo team, which includes three players who have represented the School, has not done as well as expected. More support from the other swimmers in the House is urgently needed. The Fives competition is again in full swing and Vague has already won through two rounds of the Under 14 singles, which he won last year. We have also several useful players still in the Over 14 competitions and we may yet surprise the favourites.


We put up a better show in the Cross Country this season. Opportune packing in the twenties consolidated Fox's fine effort-he finished sixth; the House was placed. fourth. The Juniors, with Gill following third man home, Allen, achieved third place. Athletics were satisfactory, but it was the same four stalwarts who bore the brunt - Allen and Fox particularly-and in future those with any ability must train more ambitiously. We gratefully welcomed Oliver's fine win in the Half Mile Handicap - it presented us with our one and only trophy from the Sports. Parker and Ellin, of the Juniors, did very well. Cricket has been inconsistent. We lost to Wentworth in the Knock-out; there are no excuses for our defeat by 64 runs. Yet in our fourth and final encounter with them this season, in the Division B play-off, we seemed a different team, winning by eight wickets. The score-book shows that the senior members have taken it in turns to register good performances; such good manners will be waved aside in the final divisional play-off with Clumber. Robinson's 2nd XI and the 3rd XI under Walters, failed surprisingly in vital matches, but reflected credit on the House in several others. The Juniors with such a short time for play should, as a team, be more enterprising with the bat and more hostile in the field. Appreciation of the game brings the right approach to it. We had a prodigious entry of hopefuls for the Fives competition. I have spotted one or two badly bruised characters clinging to the side walls in very doubtful safety-I wish people wouldn't 'lock the exits. Now for Swimming: you chaps who specialise in aquatic recreation can do the House great service-nice glittering cups are very welcome. I trust we shall have seen some bronzed and supple Lynwoodians cutting through the water ahead of the opposition. Lastly, we have to say goodbye to George MacBeth. Although his sporting career was hampered by ill-health, in other spheres he has combined prophetic gravity with an engaging joviality. Robinson, with an Open Scholarship at Queen's, is leaving; the army has opened its hospitable arms. Best of luck to all leavers; we've had great times together and been the best of friends. With an eye to the future, Butler and Finley can hope for promotion from their position as Sub-prefects, and some of the boys considered as juniors not long ago must take on new responsibilities and play even harder.


Sherwood has won few honours this term, but House activities have not lacked interest. The cricketers, of whom about half have played for some School XI, have seemed content to sun themselves in the glow of past triumphs. Thus instead of winning the League championship, as they undoubtedly should have done, they finished among the also-rans. Prospects for next year seem quite bright-we shall still have Glenn and Tiddy, and Howarth should have become a very good cricketer by then. Woodall and Howarth are to be congratulated on the award of their House Colours. Bird has captained the 2nd XI with vigorous shrewdness and the 3rd XI had the surprising distinction of appearing in a play-off. Tennis has proved very popular among Sherwoodian upper scholars and we have been delighted to see Parkinson and Binks prancing about the court like Sedgmen in embryo. Marshall and Stanfield have played-for the School team. The interest aroused by the Fives competition has been keen rather than wide, but we have been gratified that Bird and Round were seen on occasions clad in shorts and gloves in the vicinity of the Fives courts. Water Polo: The team stands quite high in the League, and should continue to prosper under Glenn's able captaincy. We hope that our reputation will be enhanced by the Swimming Sports. At House Prayers recently roles have been reversed:;Mr. Claypole has read the Lesson and Marshall has grappled with the Prayers. The Junior House continues to exasperate. The level of individual talent is high, but the results are disappointing. It seems that " guts ", the will to win, qualities of which Sherwood has always had more than enough, ever since we can remember, are now missing in these youngsters who in time to come will be the backbone of the House. The remedy is in their own hands. Finally, we wish all those who are leaving the very best of luck. They in their turn will hope and expect that the glories which we have come to regard almost as our birthright will return. Floreat Sherwood


After ten years the coveted Cricket Knock-out Casket has returned to our cupboard. After battling through two rounds the final appeared to be our easiest match. We dismissed Wentworth for 87 and then had the pleasure of seeing our opening pair, Nuttall and Smith, score 45 for the first wicket. The middle of the batting collapsed and it was left to the tail to reach 87 for 8 and carry on to 93. A second innings was demanded and at the end of an exciting day we won by 2 wickets. Here must be mentioned the outstanding performances of Staniforth with both ball and bat. In the three matches he took 18 wickets for 63 runs, and scored 6o runs, being out twice. Because of the rain at the beginning of the season, it was decided to divide the House Leagues into two divisions. The 1st XI won one and lost two matches. The 2nd XI won all their games but lost in the match between the other section-leaders, Clumber, by 4 wickets. The 3rd XI won one, drew one, and lost one, and it is heartening to see the enthusiasm shown by the junior teams. Drake and Staniforth are to be congratulated in recently gaining their places in the School XI. House Cricket Colours were re-awarded to Staniforth and awarded to Drake, Mottershaw and Nuttall. We have yet to win a game in the Water Polo but keep on trying.

We are sorry to lose Rothnie, who has been a very efficient House Captain of Athletics and Swimming. Shaw has been appointed Swimming Captain. To those who are leaving we wish good luck and look to those remaining to keep the House on top.


At the end of last term the House lost Heeley, who will go up to Cambridge in 1953. His zeal has been a mainstay in the past, and his going was keenly felt. The present state of affairs in the House encourages the Transitus members, in whose competent hands the direction of most of our sporting activities rests. In spite of the youth of our teams, they have forged a very gallant record and come within an ace of brilliant achievements. The Knock-out XI proved its worth in the earlier rounds with decisive victories over Lynwood and Haddon, only to meet its Waterloo in an epic struggle with Welbeck in the final. A closer match has not been seen at this stage for many years; and it was not till the very last moments that it became apparent who would win. Hadfield distinguished himself with a fine innings, and we congratulate him, together with Smith, Milne and Vincent. The 1st XI also put up a very creditable show in the League, but unfortunately failed to overcome Lynwood in the play-off of Division B. Such successes are in no small way due to Needham's able captaincy, guiding his team as competently as the oldest hand. Congratulations on his elevation to the School 1st XI. The Swimming Sports are not yet here, but we trust the fact that we are on top in distance swimming is a true indication of what will happen then. We have a good second in the Water Polo league. In the Athletic Sports both our Senior and Junior competitors had to give away as much as a year to most of their opponents, so the prospects are good for next year. The present encouraging thing about Wentworth is the vigour of its Transitus members, and of some of the younger boys. We feel confident that next year this team will achieve great things, when it reaches the Sixth Form and is on more equal terms with its opponents.

The Uckerbic

Have you seen the uckerbic
Running down the street?
He's got a ficel on his back
And billers on his feet.

For all you know that uckerbic
A weenel might have stolen,
And taken it across the sea
To the land called Icealonen,

There to give it to a wonk,
The queerest bird you know;
It has a cry that goes honk! honk!
And lives on bread and snow.


League Cricket

OWING to the spread of the examination season there was not enough time to play the usual league system. The Houses were therefore arranged in two divisions, A and B, and the Cups awarded on inter-divisional finals.









1 Clumber






2. Chatsworth






2  Haddon






4. Arundel







1. Clumber






2. Arundel






3. Chatsworth






3. Haddon







1. Haddon






2 Arundel






2. Clumber






4. Chatsworth








1. Lynwood






1. Wentworth






3. Sherwood






3. Welbeck







1. Welbeck






2. Lynwood






3. Wentworth






4. Sherwood







1. Lynwood






1' Sherwood






3. Welbeck






4. Wentworth






In the 1st XI play-off Lynwood beat Wentworth; in the 3rd XI, Lynwood beat Sherwood. The inter-divisional finals were as follows:-—

1st XI: Lynwood, 159, beat Clumber, 122.
2nd XI: Clumber, 73 for 6, beat Welbeck, 72.
3rd XI: Haddon, 40 for , beat Lynwood, 36.

 The Festival Tea Gardens
by M6

Mr. Gregory, Mr. Thorpe, Mrs. Black and Mrs. Davy had been looking round the Festival of Britain. Their four children had been left playing together in the fairground at Battersea. At 4.30 p.m. the parents went in search of their youngsters, and after some time they found Tom, who went to fetch Jean and the other two. Then they went into one of the Festival cafes to have tea. On the table there _was the menu which read thus:

Festival Tea is. 9d. per person.

Sandwiches or Bread and Jam Dome Cake or Cheese and Biscuits

Coffee or Skylon Fizz

The four "ladies" had sandwiches and the two fathers had Dome Cake. Tom and Mary had Skylon Fizz, whilst Mr. Thorpe and Mrs. Davy had coffee. Now no two people had similar teas and the child in each family did not have any course which was similar to that eaten by its parent.

What is each child's surname?

Solution to WHO's WHO ' in the last issue:

The Christian names and surnames are paired as follows: Bob Wilson, Dick and Jim Jones, John and Peter Smith, David and Andrew Robinson.

Neither of these problems needs any mathematical knowledge at all, so that everyone in the School should be capable of solving either. Do not be put off if this term's problem appears difficult at first; it really is not.


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