J. H. P. UPTON, M. H. HIPKINS.
Mr. E. F. WATLING.
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THE hand of war reaches ever further into our midst. We have not only felt its grasp in the curtailment of our Summer Holiday : many of the Senior boys are members of some defence organisation. At least four are local Defence Volunteers, and over twenty others have been doing sterling service as Air Raid Wardens or Messengers.
In spite of the reduced holidays, over a hundred Senior boys have volunteered to do agricultural work. A contingent will be sent into Derbyshire at harvest time.
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Many of the Staff have already registered for Military Service. In a short while we shall be losing at least eleven : to any that may be under orders before we reassemble we take this opportunity of wishing good luck and a speedy return to their normal and proper occupations.
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Mr. Titchmarsh leaves us this Term to take up an appointment at Newbury. If the standard of Cricket has gone up in the last five years, it must in some measure be attributed to his efforts. Not less productive has been his activity inside the School building. We wish him every happiness and success in his new post.
For many of us, the biggest change about to occur in our midst is that occasioned by the retirement of Mr. F. T. Saville, whose presence at the head of the junior School and of Lynwood has seemed one of the unchangeable facts of life since the beginning of time. A well-known Old Lynwoodian writes on another page of what Mr. Saville has meant to him and many other generations of Edwardians. In the name of all these, and of the present School, we wish him renewed health and every happiness in his well-earned retirement.
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We congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Cumming on the birth of a daughter on July 15th.
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Both the Senior Cricket teams have had a successful season. The 1st XI, under P. J. Wheatley, has performed what seemed to be an impossible feat in winning all its matches but the last, which was drawn, and the 2nd XI lost on only one occasion-against Barnsley, by nine runs
There has been excellent support for the National Savings Group formed in the School. Already over a hundred Certificates have been bought, and regular contributions are flowing in. Nevertheless the School Collection has not suffered, and over,-1J25 has been sent to the Lord Mayor's Red Cross Fund.
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Congratulations to G. R. Gilfillan and J. Edwards on being appointed Prefects ; and to M. H. Parkin on winning a Robert Styring Undergraduate Scholarship of X50 a year tenable at Sheffield University.
YOU will, I hope, have noticed the flag flying as you entered the playground, this morning, and I hope that you all know that it is flying to celebrate Empire Day. There have been some English people in recent years who have thought it fashionable to despise their country and its Empire, delighting in its faults and being obstinately blind to the good which it has undoubtedly done. I should be the first to deprecate any jingoism, which is a blind uncritical worship of our country and a childish belief that we never have done and never shall do anything wrong. But I will tell you plainly that far from being ashamed of my country, I am proud on this day to call myself an Englishman and I hope all of you are too. On the whole our record as a nation will stand: the test of critical enquiry, and our genius in the quest of liberty has enabled us to build up the unique British Commonwealth of Nations, a set of free, independent countries, all of equal status, who are bound together not by one country imposing its will on the others, but by, mutual consent freely given.
The strength of the spiritual ties which unite the countries of the British Commonwealth is seen by the way in which Canada, Australia and New Zealand are throwing their resources into the struggle against the enemy, who now threatens our shores and who has appeared in all his naked barbarism. Restrained by no scruples of honour, much less honesty, using deceit and treachery in their basest forms, attempting to instil fear into his opponents by bombing and machine-gunning defenceless refugees, he seeks to enslave the whole of Europe, and perhaps the whole world, under the heel of a pagan Germanic god. We must win this struggle not only for our sakes, not only for the liberty which is enshrined in the British Commonwealth of Nations, but also for the sake of those countries whose rights have been savagely torn from them. As the Archbishop of York said in a notable broadcast last September, we are a dedicated nation, solemnly committed to the preservation of liberty and Christian values in the face of paganism.
The present situation is difficult and serious. But remember two things ; when Earl Haig was told of the German break-through in March, 1918, he answered : " No news is ever as bad or as good as it seems when it is first reported." Secondly, remember the tradition which has been, handed down to us by our forefathers that we are never so dangerous as when we have our backs to the wall. We have faced and survived the Spanish Armada ; Napoleon contemplated an invasion of England, but not one of his soldiers crossed the channel ; the Germans treated our Expeditionary Force in 1914 with contempt only to be thrown back in confusion by it a few weeks later. Now we face Hitler, but conscious of the justice of our cause, which is the cause of civilisation itself, we shall defeat him as our forefathers overcame the perils that threatened them in their time.
The part you and I have to play at the present time is quite clear and simple ; let us go about our daily tasks zealously ; let us accept cheerfully any discomforts such as rations, the black-out, or trench shelter drill ; let us face any dangers such as air raids with brave hearts and cool heads ; and if sacrifices are demanded of us (such as giving up part of our summer holidays for work of national importance), let us make them cheerfully. Remember all the time that what is at stake is the liberty of Europe or perhaps of the whole world : we must be prepared to work for it, to fight for it, and, if need be, to die for it.
15TH JUNE, 1940. PROGRAMME.
THE SCHOOL SONG.
THE CHAIRMAN OF THE GOVERNORS,
DANIEL EVANS, ESQ., J.P.
Song : " The
Song of Soldiers " Hutchinson
SCHOOL AND ORCHESTRA.
THE HEADMASTER'S REPORT.
LATIN ADDRESS OF WELCOME,
SPOKEN BY P. J. WHEATLEY,
of Prizes and Address
- by -
SIR ALBERT SEWARD, F.R.S.,
Sometime Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.
Choruses : (a) " Haste thee, Nymph " ; (b) " Come and trip it " Handel
(a) THE SCHOOL CHOIR only (with Orchestral Accompaniment).
(b) THE SCHOOL CHOIR AND SCHOOL (with Orchestral Accompaniment).
of Thanks to Sir Albert Seward,
proposed by the LORD MAYOR of SHEFFIELD (Alderman J. A. LONGDEN),
and seconded by the Right Reverend the LORD BISHOP OF SHEFFIELD.
Part Song : " The Dark Eyed Sailor "
Traditional : arranged by Vaughan Williams.
THE SCHOOL CHOIR, conducted by Mr. J. H. ATKINS.
THE MARSEILLAISE GOD SAVE THE KING
and introductory music (Overture by C. P. E. Bach), by
the School Orchestra, conducted by Mr. P. L. Baylis.
Except for the preliminary announcement that, in the event of an air raid warning, proceedings would be adjourned to allow the boys to repair to the shelters and visitors to the bottom corridor, none of the current inconveniences were allowed to disturb the established order of our annual feast-day : unless, perhaps, there was a perceptible hurrying of the closing episodes-votes of thanks and so forth-in order that the hall might be evacuated before the hour of curfew. It is believed that Mr. Magrath was already engaging the attention of the inquisitive police during the final strains of The Dark Eyed Sailor ; but the Porter had his hand on the switches, and the Lord Mayor was still on the platform, and so a dignified conclusion was arrived at. The guests of the evening, besides the Lord Mayor and Alderman Rowlinson, included the Lord Bishop of Sheffield, and Mr. R. B. Graham (watching the familiar proceedings with an air of comfortable detachment, despite the crushing defeat of his eleven which he had witnessed earlier in the day) ; Mr. Daniel Evans presided, and the administration was represented by Dr. W. P. Alexander, with Alderman Harold Jackson, Mr. G. J. Chambers, and Mr. G. A. Bolsover to embody the past of Wesley College, The Grammar School, and King Edward VII School, respectively.
The Choir and Orchestra, whether on their own or supported by the well-drilled efforts of the rest of the School, were in good form, rendering with versatile effectiveness the drama of Song of Soldiers, the gaiety of the Handelian airs, and the martial power of the Marseillaise.
The HEADMASTER opened his report with a welcome to the Lord Mayor, the Bishop of Sheffield, and the guest of honour, Sir Albert Seward, sometime Master of Downing College and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, and also to the parents present. " I hope," he added; " to see an increasing number. of parents at ordinary School functions such as Cricket and Football matches and other activities of that kind, because I want you to feel that you are part of the School, not in the sense that we hope to instruct you in any way God forbid ! but that you may help us by showing us a side of the boys' character which may not reveal itself in School, and may also encourage us by the interest you take in our activities." In the Examinations, of last year, 69 out of 91 boys obtained School Certificates, a distinctly higher percentage than that for the total number of candidates in the country as a whole ; and 31 out of 50 boys obtained Higher Certificates, with eight Distinctions-a result not up to the level of previous years He congratulated the winners of Open Scholarships at Oxford and Cambridge, D. M. Jones, G. S. Horner, G. H. Calvert and P. J. Wheatley, and paid tribute to the work of Horner as School Librarian, and of Wheatley as Head Prefect, School centre-forward, and Captain of Cricket. Other School activities which received special mention were the Dramatic Society's production of Charley's Aunt, with E. B. Love's memorable performance ; and the Scouts' contributions to National Service in the form of waste-paper and scrap-iron collection. The Football XI's record of 11 matches won out of 15, and that of the Cricket XI, which had so far beaten all the schools it had met, were a credit to themselves and the School.
Speaking of the first Annual Commemoration Service, held on 28th April last, the Headmaster said : " I feel sure that the Governors have been especially wise in inaugurating the service at this time, since anything which can be done to make the boys feel that they belong to a Society which has its roots deep in the past, and which has seen and outlived many changes, cannot but help them to- keep -brave hearts, cool heads, and to distinguish right from wrong in these difficult times' . . . . I hope that in a few years' time we shall have some three or four hundred Old Boys and parents at this service every year, when a special effort will be made to secure preachers of distinction of various denominations."
Two farewells concluded the survey of the year's activities -to Mr. Titchmarsh, who leaves for an appointment at a new school at Newbury, and to Mr. Saville, whose retirement severs yet one more link with Wesley College. " Mr. Saville," said the Headmaster, " was taken seriously ill during the Lent Term, but has made an amazing recovery. Acting on medical advice, however, he has decided to retire at the end of this Term to avoid another winter in Sheffield. During his thirty-eight years at the School he has given devoted service, particularly to the junior School, and has shown
that he has a real understanding of small boys. When times were more favourable he showed that he was an equally good Housemaster, and the quality of his work in this connection may be judged by . the fact that some of the boys who were boarders with him before the Great War- are':sending their own sons to him now. He has taken an active part in the games of the School, and has regularly raised, Football and Cricket teams to play our 1st XI. He leaves us to enter upon' a well-earned retirement, and he has the cordial good wishes of the boys in the School, the Old Boys, the parents and his colleagues'."
With the announcement of Mr. Saville's successor (Mr. A. C. Baker, M.A., of Christ's College, Cambridge, Senior Master at Tonbridge Preparatory School), the Headmaster went on to speak of the future. " It is quite impossible," he said, " for me to make any statement as to what we hope to do for the School in the coming year, since conditions are changing so rapidly from week to week. But this much I can say : we will do all that lies in our power to see that the School continues as smoothly and as efficiently as circumstances will allow, taking particular care that if air raids should happen, your boys are as safely cared for as is humanly possible. Regular trench shelter drills have been held, and they have proved that there is ample room in the trenches for the whole School. If circumstances should arise which make it impossible for us to use the building, arrangements are well in hand for the resumption of `Home Service', but no doubt you, as well as I, hope that this will not be necessary. The reserved age for schoolmasters is to be raised to 30 on 1st August, and arrangements are already being made to replace those members of the staff who will be called up for military service. There cannot be any, marked improvement in the material amenities of the School or its playing, fields since the Treasury have put an embargo on all capital expenditure on education for the duration of the war. This is one of our contributions to the national effort to save civilisation. But what we can do and will do is to see that the School continues to be animated by the right ideals. We shall. strive to maintain a stable and happy environment in which your sons may grow up.
I attach the utmost importance to a boy's being happy at School, as I believe that his, mind and character cannot mature and reach stability unless he is surrounded by influences which he can trust. There is enough internal turmoil during adolescence without adding further turmoil in his environment. The discipline to which your boys will be subjected will be the natural discipline which is administered by the staff, not as petty dictators, but in the interests of the whole community, and is accepted by' the boys
in the same spirit. They will be trained to work and live vigorously, and the training will be directed not to the mere passing of examinations, but to the preparation for life itself. Here I would venture to observe that the training boys get in taking part in School and House Games is of real value in developing their personal qualities, which are quite half of their equipment in most professions. When Captain Warburton-Lee recently had to decide whether he should attack the German destroyers off Narvik, it was not his training in book-learning which enabled him to arrive at a sound decision. But the training a boy receives as Captain of Cricket, for example, demands the power to make decisions, the correctness of which will quickly be shown there and then, and such training can prepare a grown man to meet the situation which confronted Captain Warburton-Lee. Such training is part of the education of every Naval Officer, and probably had something to do with Captain Warburton-Lee's ability to face that situation so coolly and bravely. You may rest assured, then, that whatever difficulties and whatever dark days may lie before us, this School will continue to be animated by the spirit of the British Expeditionary Force, which was recently evacuated from Dunkirk. We shall work for our ideals to the last ditch, and in this connection I cannot conclude better than by reminding you of the loyal and tireless way in which the staff laboured for your sons during the exceptional conditions last October. That in itself, I think you will agree, is an assurance that what I am saying is not a vain promise, but is something which will be translated into action if the need should arise."
The Head Prefect, P. J. WHEATLEY, delivered the Latin address in the following words :
Poeta quidam ingeniosus illum nescio quern canebat cui
" roscida quae madidas ornabat primula ripas
primula erat tantum, praetereaque nihil."
longe aliusmodi virum hodie hospitem excipimus-Albertum Seward, equitem, Societatis Britannicae praesidem, Universitatis Cantabrigiensis olim Vice-Cancellarium-qua non solum doctrinae litterarumque flosculos sed totum rerum naturalium genus ex ordine coluit atque exposuit. qui ex tanta varietate discipline rerumque peritiae quibus de rebus hodie nos sit eruditurus, hand ego praedicam : nisi forte in hac tam turbida rei publicae et oobis tempestate hoc sibi vir rerum botanicarum peritus proposuit, nos docere qua et quo pactoo ut aiunt, victoria sit effodienda, quaeve cum in hortis nostris turn per orbem terrarum iure propaganda. haec sive alia praecepta, diligentissime vobis observanda, ipsius ex ore, quaeso, audite.
Sir ALBERT SEWARD quickly established friendly relations with all sections of his audience, and in a speech of charming informality managed to convey a great deal of wise advice without ever becoming pompous or. rhetorical. His message, in the main, was a reinforcement of the principles hinted at by the Headmaster in his report-that the present condition of the world lays more sternly than ever upon the young and upon those that have charge over them the duty of preserving morale by the training of character and intellect-character founded upon true Christian principles, and intellect enriched and clarified by sound learning. As to the general system of education in which our School had its place he expressed his belief in the necessity and value of hard work, having little opinion of " freak " methods or devices for removing the stimulus of hard work from the curriculum, and pointed out that the ladder of School and University education now led to a much wider choice of careers than was at one time customary or possible. University training was an asset in any career, as well as being in itself a splendid introduction to democratic life. Himself clearly a man of cheerful and optimistic temperament, Sir Albert reminded us of the good influence each could exert upon his fellows by a cheerful and confident outlook, which, if based upon a true faithfulness to the best ideals of our race, was our surest defence against the power of our enemies and their false gods.
The principal prizewinners were :-The Wesley College Prize for Natural Science, P. J. Wheatley ; The Wesley College Prize for History, G. W. Swift ; The Wesley College Prize for English and the English Essay Prize, J. Scott ; The Royal Grammar School Prize for Classics and the Classical Composition Prize, G. S. Horner ; The Royal Grammar School Prize for Ancient History, R. G. S. Ludlam ; The W. P. Taylor Mathematical Prize, A. Thornhill ; The English Prize and English Poem Prize, J. H. P. Upton ; The History Prize, A. J. Davidson ; The French, Spanish and Modern' Language Essay Prizes, G. H. Calvert ; The German Prize, M. H. Hipkins ; The Physics Prize, J. Edwards ; The Chemistry Prize, I. F. Trotter ; The Biology Prize, T. R. Buckley 'and P. Rhodes ; Mathematics, J. G. Bolton ; Ancient History, L. W. Fletcher.
F, T. S,
WITH the retirement this Term of Mr. F. T. Saville, Master in charge of the junior School and Housemaster of Lynwood, the School loses one of its most faithful servants '. and greatest personalities. Born and bred in Sussex, where he also began his teaching career and acquired his passion and aptitude for games and sport of all kinds, Mr. Saville was appointed in 1901 to the staff of Wesley College-a young man entirely self-dependent, ready to give of his best (in return for a princely salary of f40 a year resident) enthusiastic in all things, but above all graciously blessed with a force of character and a firmness of principle which have never deserted him from that day to this, and which have carried him steadily forward through a career of which he may justly feel proud.
Within a few months of his appointment he was made Head of the Junior School, and in 1905, along with one other of his colleagues and five of the Grammar School staff, he took office in King Edward VII School under the late J. H. Hichens who, with their aid, did so much to place the School amongst the foremost day-schools in the country ; and it was then that he conceived the idea of opening a boarding house for pupils at the School. In this venture he received a somewhat reluctant blessing, but no material aid from the Authorities, and it was with no financial backing and entirely at his own risk that the first " Lynwood " was opened in Collegiate Crescent. It started in a small way, but from the outset the venture prospered until ultimately, in 1911, larger and more commodious premises were taken in Clarkehouse Road, where for many years great numbers of boys were fortunate in passing through his hands.
The house was organised on excellent lines, similar in principle to those of the well-known public schools. Under the guidance of F. T. S. the discipline was rigorous throughout, but it was entirely impartial, and this big man of short stature could strike fear in the heart of any juvenile offender by a mere look just as easily as he could give joy by introducing those little treats which were the reward of all who complied with the strict code of behaviour which he demanded.
F. T. SAVILLE, Esq.
It was in this Lynwood atmosphere that some of the best men the School has turned out were reared. Whether his chief interest was work or games, each boy was given every opportunity of developing it to the full. W. G. Humphrey, appointed Headmaster of Leys School, Cambridge, at a comparatively early age, would not hesitate to give tribute to " the Man " (as he was at that time fearfully, but affectionately called behind his back) for the opportunities to study which were afforded him when he was reading for. the Hastings Scholarship on which he was relying to take him to Oxford, and which he won. Alec Russell, Captain of the School, triple Cambridge Blue, Corinthian and Amateur International, willingly acknowledges the opportunities and help which Mr. Saville gave him at Lynwood. In fact all of us who have met with some measure of success in life, and who pride ourselves on being sportsmen in all things, know the debt we owe to the man who never spared himself in our service and with whom we spent such a lot of time when we were young and impressionable. If nothing else, we learned by results that strict training and tradition can make outstanding men out of ordinary material. How else could Lynwood, the smallest house in numbers in the whole School, have won the Cross Country Cup for 19 out of 21 years ? How else could the same small house have produced in one year nine members of the School 1st XI and seven members of the School 2nd XI ? And could it have been anything else but real hard work and team spirit which enabled Lynwood to beat another House by 53 goals to nil in a House Match ?
These are only a few of the feats which " the Man " will remember with pride in his years of retirement. He will not forget the games in which he used to join on the mud patch" ; the practice runs at night round "Endcliffe Vale " and further ; the lawn we levelled and made at the bottom of the garden and the cricket net which became established there ; , the tennis parties for Masters and their wives and the bright-faced youngsters who took it as a privilege to field the balls and hand the .tea, round ; the mad rushes to Glossop Road Baths at 6.30 each Summer morning ; the groans and squeals, from the bathrooms on Winter mornings as his charges plunged into the icy cold baths which were the order of the day. He cannot forget dealing out the threepenny bits for church and chapel parades, the walks to Elliott Rock, dear old Johnson and his mincing steps, Old Tom the Cook, the excitement of his boys on the last day of Term, the joys of his camps at Winchelsea, and of coming back once again to another Term with just one or two more little boys to watch and foster for years to come.
And what of the thrill of watching the successes of those who have passed through his hands and of meeting them from time to time, and of having their sons entrusted to his care and of enjoying his gatherings of Old Boys twice a year in his own house. These are the only rewards F. T. S. has ever asked, and he has had them and will continue to have them to the end.
It is a grief to all us Old Lynwoodians to see " the Man " retire in troublous times such as these. We would have liked to mark his going with a reunion of such magnitude as would have been fitting to his deserts, but in wartime with so many of our numbers in His Majesty's Forces this cannot be. Such of us as are able to be present will join him at a dinner on July 20th, and it will be a representative gathering.
It is of Saville of Lynwood that the present writer is chiefly entitled to speak ; but the same qualities which went to the training of his House were devoted with equal faithfulness to the junior School, over which he has presided all this time-first in a room or two on the ground floor of Wesley College, then for thirty years in larger but far from adequate premises in Newbould Lane, and finally in its first worthy home at Clarke House. In this sphere, as at Lynwood, his influence remains as a priceless possession in the lives of countless Old Edwardians.
We know that the best schoolmasters are born, not made ; they are patient of bearing, self-sacrificing of outlook, modest of manner ; they are single of purpose and men of high ideal. We who have passed through his hands know that Frederick Thomas Saville has proved all of these and, believe us, there is living testimony in all parts of the globe. We one and all wish him improved health and the greatest happiness, and publicly thank him for a life of service from which we have been privileged to benefit.
G. A. B.
Commemoration Service, 1940.
IN past years we have lacked a day on which to commemorate the origin and creation of the School. On Sunday, April 28th, an Annual Commemoration Service was inaugurated to recall with gratitude the foundation of the School and the foundation of its illustrious ancestors, the Sheffield Royal Grammar School and Wesley College. In remembrance of Wesley College the service was held in the Assembly Hall, within the walls of the original Wesley College, and in honour of the Royal Grammar School the service took place on a Sunday as near as possible to May 4th, the day in 1604 when King James I granted a charter for the formation of a Grammar School at Sheffield.
After the hymn, " Now thank we all our God," prayers were said in thanksgiving for the School's ancient foundation and scholastic record in the past, and calling on staff and pupils to " consecrate
themselves to high endeavour." After the psalm " God is our hope and strength," the lesson was read from Ecclesiasticus, Chapter xliv, " Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begat us."
The Headmaster then read out the list of benefactions :
" We are assembled and met together before the face of Almighty God to give thanks for the blessings He has bestowed on this School and it is right and proper that we should begin by commemorating the ancient foundations from which it is descended. First we remember with gratitude Thomas Smith, who bequeathed sundry lands and monies which led to the foundation in 1604 of the Free Grammar School of James, King of England, within the town of Sheffield in the County of York. In 1888, aided by a gift of money from the Sheffield Town Trustees, the School moved to Broomhall Park and amalgamated with the Sheffield Collegiate School.
Next we commemorate those servants of God who, inspired by the example of John Wesley, were moved in 1837 to found Wesley College, for the instruction of boys not only in grammar and mathematics, but also in sound religious knowledge. We are especially grateful to them for the spacious dignified building in which we are now assembled and which has been an inspiration to the many generations of boys who have studied here.
Again we remember the Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of the City of Sheffield who became the guardians of this School when it was formed by the union of those two ancient foundations in the year 1905.
We remember with gratitude the benefits which we still receive from the Free Grammar School and Wesley College. The benefactions of Thomas Smith and the Sheffield Town Trustees are now used to provide an entrance scholarship into the School, further scholarships to enable boys to continue their studies to an advanced stage, and scholarships to assist boys of marked ability to proceed to the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. The Old Boys of Wesley College have commemorated the centenary of the foundation of their school by a handsome plaque, which stands in the Entrance Hall, and have given prizes for the encouragement of English and Natural Sciences. Old Edwardians and friends of the School have given the War Memorial standing in the School Close in memory of those who gave their lives in the Great War of 1914 to 1918 and whose sacrifice is kept ever before us in that their names are solemnly recited to the School on Armistice Day.
Finally we remember before God Dr. James Harvey Hichens, Headmaster from 1905 to 1926, who may justly be called the second Founder of this School. He laid the foundations of this Society in its present form and by his energy, devotion and wisdom he built a tradition of academic excellence, which has made the School known throughout the land, and is still the source of much of our strength.
Let us now give thanks to Almighty God for these gifts and solemnly dedicate ourselves to His service in the years that are before us."
The hymn "0 God our help in Ages past" was then sung, followed by the bidding prayer in which the help of God was sought for masters, old boys, parents and pupils.
After the Sermon by the Bishop of Derby, the service closed with Parry's inspiring hymn, Jerusalem.
will not cease from mental fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,
Till we have built Jerusalem
In England's green and pleasant land."
By the Rt. Rev. A. E. J. Rawlinson, D.D., Bishop of Derby.
" Look unto the rock whence ye were hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye were digged." Isaiah, li. 2.
The words in their original context are followed by the injunction, addressed to the Jewish people, to " look unto Abraham their father, and to Sarah that bare them." Very likely the prophet would have attached genuine importance to a literally Jewish descent. Yet his was no merely pagan nature religion of blood, race and soil, such as that which (alas !) seems to prevail now in Germany. What he has in mind is, in the last resort, an essentially spiritual idea : for if Israel is the people of God, that (according to the Old Testament teaching) is not just a natural fact : it arises from the deep truth that the living and eternal God has, for His own wise purposes, made choice of the Hebrew people to be the vehicles of a Divine Revelation and of a Divine scheme of redemption which, in the last resort, turn out to be universal : destined, that is to say, for the whole world. It is a question of something a great deal more, then, than the merely physical and biological continuity of race. The prophet is making his appeal to the whole religious and spiritual tradition of Israel's past, as the basis of confidence, faith and hope for the future. What the text, then, in essence suggests to us is that it is a good thing from time to time deliberately to take a look backwards into the past, and to do so with grateful and understanding hearts, thus learning, for our present encouragement, to regard ourselves, as being what we really are, namely, the spiritual heirs of a great tradition.
Now that, I take it, is precisely the purpose and point of this service. We are commemorating the foundation of this School, which in its present form is of recent date (it goes back, so I am told, for a bare thirty-five years), but which is in continuity both with the Royal Grammar School, founded some three hundred years earlier, and also with Wesley College, which, before its amalgamation with the Grammar School, had its own history, well nigh a century old. You who belong to the School in its present form are the heirs, then, of a great tradition-a tradition alike of religion and of sound learning : and it is in a spirit of humble and grateful thanks for the labours of those who have gone before you in the building up of the School, as well as of self-consecration for the future, that you are met here this morning.
We are living in days in which every civilised tradition is under challenge, and in which the minds and the hearts of multitudes are sorely perplexed. Whatever the ultimate issue of the present war, in which, for the second time within a generation, the fabric of civilisation as we have known it has been plunged into chaos, it is certain that the world into which you, who are now at school, will be growing up, and in which you will be called upon, in the period after the war, to play your parts as responsible citizens, will be an exceedingly difficult world. War on the present scale, waged between great world powers, cannot leave things just as they were. It may well mark the end of an historical epoch. It is likely to accentuate radically the process of change. Change in the inner spirit and temper of civilisation, changes in the social and economic structure of society in different countries (including our own), are almost bound to ensue. No : we cannot foresee in detail the kind of world which you boys will inherit. We only know that the things which are capable of being shaken will be shaken : and that the things which are capable of being shaken include almost all mundane and temporal affairs and interests.
What, then, are the things which cannot be shaken ? Well, they include essentially the eternal things, the genuinely spiritual elements in your inheritance. Religion and sound learning-a phrase which I have used already-religion and sound learning (provided we read their meaning aright) may (so I would suggest to you) be said to sum the eternal things up. Let me take first the inheritance of sound learning. It has been yours in this School -I pray God that it may still so continue hereafter, and that the tradition of it may be handed on to the generations of those who shall succeed you in this place. But sound learning includes and involves the love of truth, and the habit of pursuing truth at all costs. " Things are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be : why, then, should we wish to be deceived? " Truth is a stern mistress, and the love of truth must be for ever at war with the spirit of lying propaganda and the delusive temptations of wishful thinking : and the spirit of truth demands, as its proper atmosphere, freedom of thought. Now, we have seen, on the continent of Europe, what can, as matter of fact, in given circumstances, be unfortunately achieved by the deliberate use of mendacious propaganda and multiplied mass suggestion in the hands of unscrupulous men : it has been proved that it is possible to debauch with apparent completeness the minds of a whole generation. Truth is eternal, but truth (as I said) can only flourish effectively in the atmosphere of honesty and freedom of thought : and the price of freedom (it has been said) is eternal vigilance. You have learnt here to think freely, and you have learnt, or are learning, to pursue truth-truth for its own sake. Let no man rob you of your inheritance. That is a part of what we must mean when we pray that the tradition of sound learning may in this place for ever flourish and abound.
And then-closely bound up with the pursuit of truth-there is the tradition and heritage of true religion. Now, I am well aware that between the tradition of freedom of thought and the inheritance of a traditional religious orthodoxy there is apt to be-and indeed there must be-a continuous and (as I believe) an essentially fruitful and salutary tension of mind. As the mind grows up and develops, much that was hitherto taken for granted in the way of religious belief may, for a time, or even permanently, come to be challenged, questioned and put to the test. The Christian faith is continually being re-interpreted, thought out afresh, re-examined and (thank God) in substance re-affirmed in every successive generation. But I believe with my whole heart-and, if time and opportunity served, I could give reasons for my belief in the matter-that between the two elements in your spiritual inheritance (true religion and sound learning) there is something very much more than a merely accidental association. I believe that in the long run it is the inheritance of the Christian faith and the belief in a God of truth which can be shown to have fostered and to have developed in the minds of civilised Europeans the inherited sense both of the sacredness of truth and of the spiritual dignity of human personality. Truth matters, because God is true : and the standard of truth is
truth as He sees it. Human personality has value, because men are the children of God, made in His image : and because the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God who, becoming incarnate, became the brother of all men, thought it worth while to die for their sakes. Quite certainly, where, in countries abroad, the inheritance of Christianity is in process of being overthrown and replaced by a secular paganism, respect for truth and respect for the freedom of human personality have both gone by the board. I do not believe this to be accidental : I believe it is what was in the long run bound to ensue.
And moreover in the sphere of religious truth (so I would suggest to you) there are things which cannot be shaken, realities which do not change, in the midst of all that is changing. " Jesus Christ "-I deliberately quote a New Testament text-" Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and to-day, yea, and for ever." And so (if I may put the matter quite summarily) I would bid you remember that God does not change, that Jesus Christ does not change, that God's truth does not change, and (I would add) the essentials of human nature-they too do not change : the fundamental needs of the human soul (whether man realises it or not, and very often he does not) remain constant in all generations. In every age there is that in the soul of man which can never find satisfaction in the pursuit or the realisation of merely this-world, temporal ends : for the fundamental need of the human soul is for God. In every age and generation there remains constant the human need of a Saviour-a Deliverer from sin and futility, from spiritual frustration and misery, from the burdens of isolation, unhappiness and self-despair, and from the last enemy-Death. In all ages and generations there remain constant the love of God, and the Lordship of Christ, and the spiritual victory won through the Cross. In every generation it is through suffering and sacrificial service, and by the treading of no other path, that men win through to ultimate spiritual happiness and peace.
I have tried to speak to you of the things in your spiritual inheritance that are permanent. I would bid you think on these things. " Look unto the rock whence ye were hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye were digged." And my last word to you shall be " Lift up your hearts ! " Be true, in the deepest sense, to your spiritual inheritance. Love the truth, and love God ! Remember, whatever happens, in the end of the day, the New Testament word shall be proved true " The world passeth away, and the lust thereof ; but he that doeth the will of God, abideth for ever." " The things which are seen-they are temporal : but the things which are not seen are eternal."
T HE Cross-Country Races were run on the last Saturday of the Easter Term, owing to the terrible weather earlier on. The day was fine, and there was a good total entry for both races-but there were four houses who were unable to raise even as many as the minimum of six runners for the Senior Race. The Under-14 teams, on the other hand, were all complete, and some of them were really large.
The Under-14 Race was a ding-dong struggle all along, and an analysis of the running shows that the leading four or five runners were in different relative positions each time they passed a checkingpoint. Lane, of Sherwood, and Campailla, of Lynwood, only made certain of the first and second positions in the last quarter of a mile, after dealing with strong challenges from Lindsay, C. D. Harrison, and Cockshott. Clumber scored a good win in the team-race.
In :the Senior Race there was some early jockeying for position amongst the leaders, but the problem was soon settled, and the leading five runners were in the same order for practically the whole distance. That order was however surprising enough, since two previous winners of the race, L. M. Wade and G. H. Parsons, were third and fourth, behind the winner, K. C. Hutton, and J. G. Oliver, who was second. Oliver is in Lynwood, but the other three are all Clumber men. It is a rare distinction for a house to contain three some-time winners of the race-but even so, the team-race went for the third year in succession to Arundel. Congratulations on this are particularly due to P. J. Wheatley, their Captain, who has each time set such a good example to his followers.
The School Sports proper were of necessity postponed until the Summer Term, so that there was very little training done, except by those enthusiasts who came up to Whiteley Woods on fine (and even wet) mornings in the holidays, or who went running near their own homes. However, on 27th April, and on the days preceding, we had some very good results, considering the almost precipitous nature of a portion of the Whiteley Woods track. G. H. Parsons was again outstanding, and this year not only won all the four events for which he was allowed by the new regulations to enter, but also beat the quarter-mile record, which had stood for 27 years. In the Mile, R. V. Townsend and J. G. Oliver had an excellent race, which Townsend eventually won with a powerful finish. The highjumping was disappointing, largely because of the handicap of a poor take-off ; and P. J. Wheatley was the only really good Long Jumper amongst the Seniors, I wonder how many people realised at the time of the sports that P. L. Burkinshaw was second to G. H. Parsons in three events, and third in another-a very creditable performance.
In the events for younger boys the most pleasing sight was the Long Jump by P. S. Granville ; we expect great things of him in the future. T. K. Jones won two of the Under-15 events, and D. A. Whalley won three events for boys under 12-a very good effort-but all the other events were won by different individuals.
Chatsworth's weight made all the difference in both tugs-of-war. Lynwood won an exciting Senior Relay, in which the margin of victory was largely accounted for by their more effective batonchanging. (When will other houses take the trouble to practise this ?). Sherwood won the Under-14 Relay, and Normans defeated the Saxons in the Junior School race.
At the end of the Sports the Mistress Cutler, Mrs. Ashley Ward, distributed the trophies in the marquee.
But Sports Day was not the end of Sports for the year-for we entered a small team for the Second Annual Northern Public Schools Sports run by the Manchester Athletic Club at Manchester on 18th May. Our score of 15 was quite small by comparison with the 71, 40 and 39 of the three schools which beat us, yet we can feel very pleased with the performance of our little team.
G. H. Parsons ran splendidly in the Quarter-Mile, and in the Final, after leading for about 300 yards, he was a good third in about 532 seconds. P. L. Burkinshaw ran very well in his heat, but did not reach the final. In the High Jump G. I. Chapman was unlucky, as he had an off-day, but J. M. Cotton cleared only one inch less than the winner. The 4-mile steeplechase was especially thrilling to watch, since both R. V. Townsend and J. G. Oliver, running the event for the first time in their lives-and it included a brute of a water-jump-were well up with the leaders from the start. Townsend had a good chance of winning, but had the bad luck to fall at a hurdle in the last lap ; that he got third place after that was very creditable. Oliver ran an excellent fifth, and both were well inside the standard time. Sheffield hills evidently give the required stamina for this race, and we can hope confidently for further successes in the future.
These sports were a most encouraging finish to the seasonbesides being very interesting-since we were able to watch shots, javelins, and discuses (or is it disci ?) being thrown-and the intriguing antics of the competitors in the hop step and jump. We must hope that nothing will happen to prevent our sending over a really strong team next year-to compete in more events, and still more successfully.
The results of our own sports were as follows :
100 YARDS.-Open : 1st, Parsons, G. H. ; 2nd, Burkinshaw, P. L. ; 3rd, Wheatley, P. J. Time, 11 sec. 14-15 years : 1st, Jones, T. K. ; 2nd, Tym, J. F. ; 3rd, Frankfurt, G. Time, 12.4sec. 12-14 years : 1st. Kitchin, P. T. ; 2nd, Burgan, J. G. ; 3rd, Lane, S. Time, 13l sec, 10-12 years : 1st, Whalley, D. A. ; 2nd, Roberts, G. O. ; 3rd, Winston, P. I. Time, 14 sec. Under 10 years : 1st, Rodger, J. L. ; 2nd, Hydes, J. D. D. ; 3rd, Johansson, A. C. Time, 154, sec.
220 YARDS.-Open : 1st, Parsons, G. H. ; 2nd, Wheatley, P. J. ; 3rd, Burkinshaw, P. L. Time, 225 sec. 14-15 years : 1st, Jones, T. K. ; 2nd, Frankfurt, G. ; 3rd, Tym, J. F. Time, 263 sec. 12-14 years 1st, Lane, S. ; 2nd, Stringer, J. D. ; 3rd, Kitchin, P. T. Time, 285 sec. 10-12 years : 1st, Whalley, D. A. ; 2nd, Roberts, G. O. ; 3rd, Parkin, A. J. Time, 29* sec. Under 10 years : 1st, Thompson, T. M. ; 2nd, Hydes, J. D. D. ; 3rd, Micklethwaite, J. Time, 335 sec.
QUARTER MILE.-Open : 1st, Parsons, G. H. ; 2nd, Burkinshaw, P. L. 3rd, Upton, J. H. P. Time, 56 sec.-Record. 14-15 years : 1st, Perry, P. R. ; 2nd, Tym, J. F. ; 3rd, Belton, M. W. Time, 71* sec. 12-14 years : 1st, Burgan, J. G. ; 2nd, Farrell, M. S. ; 3rd, Lane, S. Time, 715 sec. Under 12 years : 1st, Whalley, D. A. ; 2nd, Ditchfield, A. ; 3rd, Wreghitt, P. H. Time, 783 sec.
HALF MILE.-Open : 1st, Parsons, G. H. ; 2nd, Burkinshaw, P. L. ; 3rd, Townsend, R. V. Time, 2 min. 195 sec.
ONE MILE.-Open : 1st, Townsend, R. V. ; 2nd, Oliver, J. G. ; 3rd, Upton, J. H. P. Time, 5 min. 37 sec.
HALF MILE HANDICAP.-Open : 1st, Townsend, R. V. (22 yds.) ; 2nd, Oliver, J. G. (34 yds.) ; 3rd, Tasker, G. T. (44 yds.).
HIGH JUMP.-Open : 1st, Chapman, G. I. ; 2nd, Cotton, J. M. ; 3rd, Wheatley, P. J. Height, 5 ft. 5 in. 12-15 years : 1st, Milner, G. R. ; 2nd, Newton, J. R. ; 3rd, Frankfurt, G. Height, 4 ft. 2'1 in. Under 12 years : 1st, Pearson, T. N. ; 2nd, Baylis, T. F. ; 3rd, Grant, D. H. Height, 3 ft. 6 in.
LONG JUMP.-Open : 1st, Wheatley, P. J. ; 2nd, Chapman, G. I. ; 3rd, Sargent, N. G. Length, 18 ft. 6 in. 12-15 years : 1st, Granville, P. S. ; 2nd, Frankfurt, G. ; 3rd, Major, B. B. Length, 15 ft. I1 in.
OBSTACLE RACE.-Over 12 years : 1st, Harrison, J. G. ; 2nd, Beardsmore, J. A. ; 3rd, Bishop, P. H. Under 12 years ; 1st, Simpson, J. H. ; 2nd, Lindsay, A. S. ; 3rd, Dent, G. B.
SACK RACE. Over 12 years : 1st, Horn, G. ; 2nd, Gregory, J. M. T. Under 12 years : 1st, Hydes, J. D. D. ; 2nd, Allen, J. P.
SENIOR SCHOOL. Over 14 years : 1st, Lynwood ; 2nd, Wentworth ; 3rd; Arundel Time, 3 min. 464, sec. Under 14 years : 1st, Sherwood , 2nd, Welbeck ; 3rd, Lynwood. Time, 3 min. 47.4 sec.
JUNIOR SCHOOL.-lst, Normans ; 2nd, Saxons ; 3rd, Osborn. Time,
4 min. 725 sec.
TUG-OF-WAR.-Senior School : Over 14 years : Chatsworth beat Arundel. Under 14 years : Chatsworth beat Lynwood. Junior School : Saxons beat Osborn.
CROSS COUNTRY RUN.-Over 14 years : 1st, Hutton, K. C. (Clumber) ; 2nd, Oliver, J. G. (Lynwood) ; 3rd, Wade, L. M. (Clumber) ; 4th, Parsons, G. H. (Clumber) ; 5th, Townsend R. V (Haddon) ; 6th, Wheatley, P. J. (Arundel) ; 7th, Buckley, T. R. (Wentworth) ; 8th,
Collins, W. H. (Haddon). Houses : 1st, Arundel ; 2nd, Lynwood ; 3rd, Haddon.
Under 14 years : 1st, Lane, S. (Sherwood) ; 2nd, Campailla, D. F. N. (Lynwood) ; 3rd, Lindsay, R. J. (Welbeck) ; 4th, Harrison, C. D. (Arundel) ; 5th, Cockshott, G. (Clumber) ; 6th, Wilson, M. B. (Arundel) ;
7th, Wood, T. F. (Lynwood) ; 8th, Edwards, G. T. (Arundel). Houses 1st, Clumber ; 2nd, Wentworth ; 3rd, Sherwood.
CHAMPION ATHLETE.-Parsons, G. H.
T HE Swimming Sports, held on July 2nd, concluded the first ten years of organised Swimming in the School. When the Sports were held at the Glossop Road Baths, we always had a few really good swimmers, but the numbers were so small that it was often difficult for Houses to raise a junior relay team. In this event it was often amusing to see the furious but ineffective struggles of the competitors. We have made good progress since then, not only in the number of swimmers but also in style and in diving. It is particularly pleasing to see that in this year of distractions, the standard has been maintained. Wentworth is again to be congratulated on winning the House Championship, although this time their margin of victory was greatly reduced. Sherwood were the runners-up, and they won further distinction by winning the Water Polo cup and the Melling cup for the Senior Relay race. In the latter event they reduced the record set up last year by Wentworth by 11 seconds. An average of 20 seconds per length will take some beating ! Foggitt, G. H. deserves special praise. He decided to swim, in some events, in the 14-16 class rather than the open, in order to win the maximum number of points for his House, but still succeeded in winning the individual championship. Roycroft, J. S., who came second in points for the championship, is to be congratulated not only for his fine swimming, but for his capable work as School swimming captain.
The prizes were distributed by Alderman H. W. Jackson, one of the distinguished Old Boys of Wesley College. He was so delighted with the performance of the School that he has presented a cup to be given to the winner of a swimming event selected by the Games Committee.
Senior School. Junior School.
1. Lynwood 347 points. 1. Saxons 262 points.
2. Arundel 309 „ 2. Normans 261 „
3. Clumber 257 „ 3. Osborn 181 „
4. Sherwood 214 „ 4. Angles 107
5. Welbeck 193 „ 5. Britons 32
6. Chatsworth 190
7. Wentworth 169
8. Haddon 125
Free Style (1 length).--1, Roycroft, J. S. ; 2, "Thompson, J. A. ; 3, Bolton, J. G. 175 sees.
Free Style (3 lengths).-1, Roycroft, J. S. ; 2, Foggitt, G. H. ; 3, Parkin, M. 724 sees.
Back Stroke (2 lengths).-l, Bolton, J. G. ; 2, Roycroft, J. S. ; 3, Thompson, J. A. 52 sees.
Breast Stroke (2 lengths).-1, Foggitt, G. H. ; 2, Foggitt, R. H. ; 3, Parkin, M. 526 sees.
Style Swimming.-(a) 1 length Breast Crawl and 1 length Back Crawl 1, Parkin, M. ; 2, Foggitt, G. H. ; 3, Roycroft, J. S. ; (b) 1 length Breast Stroke and 1 length Old English Back Stroke : 1, Dale, H. M. ; 2, Parkin, A. H. ; 3, Foggitt, R. H.
Neat Dive.--1, Foggitt, G. H. ; 2, Foggitt, R. H. and Thompson, J. A., equal.
Long Plunge.-1 Pickering, F. B. ; 2, Foggitt, G. H. ; 3, Johnson, M. W. 45 ft. 3 in.
HOUSE RELAY (SENIOR) FOR THE MELLING CUP.
1, Sherwood-Johnson, F. G. ; Cotton, J. M. ; Bolton, J. G. ; Roycroft, J. S.
2, Wentworth--Leeson, J. M. ; Parkin, M. ; Stones, E. C.'; Foggitt, G. H. Record, 80 sees. (Previous record, 811 sees., Wentworth).
Neat Dive.---1, Catton, M. R. and Major, B. B., equal ; 3, Thompson, J.
Free Style (2 lengths).-1, Foggitt, G. H. ; 2, Oliver, J. G. ; 3, Peace, D. V. 424, sees.
Back Stroke (1 length).-1, Foggitt, G. H. ; 2, Peace, D. V. ; 3, Stones, E. C. 256 sees.
Breast Stroke (1 length).-1, Middleton, J. E. ; 2, Foggitt, G. H. ; 3, Upton, J. M. L. 244 sees.
Free Style (1 length).-1, Leeson, J. M. ; 2, Pickering, F. B. ; 3, Johnson, F. G. 20 sees.
Back Stroke (1 length.)-1, Pickering, F. B. ; 2, Leeson, J. M. ; 3, Johnson, F. G. 266 secs.
Breast Stroke (1 length).-1, Pickering, F. B. ; 2, Shapero, P. ; 3, Longden, T. S. 27 sees.
HOUSE RELAY (UNDER 14).
1, Arundel-Edwards; G. T. ; Broughton, R. H. ; Hobson, K. J. ; Wilson, M. B..
2, Lynwood-Thompson, M. R. ; Bailey, J. D. ; Stanfield, G. K. ; Thompson, A. 111 sees.
" DAILY INDEPENDENT" CHALLENGE SHIELD.
To be held. by the Champion Swimmer. 'Awarded to Foggitt, G. H., with 60 points. Runner-up, Roycroft, J. S., with 524 points.
|2.||Sherwood||.. 100 ..||1306||2301|
|Total number||of Swimmers in School, 391.|
The second year of the House Water Polo Championship has seen another close fight between Sherwood and Wentworth for the top position. Last year, Wentworth beat Sherwood in a replay ; this year Sherwood beat Wentworth by the narrow margin of one goal in three. The standard of play has shown considerable improvement as the Competition has progressed, but it is unfortunate that House Teams have not made more effort to get regular practice throughout the Winter Terms. Amongst individuals, Roycroft, J. S., and Bolton, J. G., have made considerable progress, and are now very good and powerful players.
The Table is shown below.
|Lynwood ..||.. 7||2||4||1||5|
Sherwood Team.-Green, C. ; Johnson, M. W. and Jones, E. A. ; Bolton, J. G. ; Cotton, J. M. ; Roycroft, J. S. (Captain) and Johnson, L.
Wentworth Team.-Watkins, G. R. ; Foggitt, R. H. and Parkin, A. H. ; Parkin, M. (Captain), Leeson, J. M. ; Foggitt, G. H. and Stones, E. C.
Under normal peacetime conditions, the School would have had at least four Swimming Matches this Term. As it was, only two Matches were held, the Match with Sheffield University providing a very close finish. The School was losing by 16 points to 20, and there were 6 points to be won off the last event, the Squadron Relay. But, having decided to win, we gained those 6 points.
We have had an exceptionally strong -team this year, and, though most of the present team will not be here next Summer, we should still have a strong team next year. There are many promising swimmers in the Lower School, Leeson, J. M. and Johnson, F. G., especially showing great promise.
On June 13th, against the junior Technical School, at K.E.S. Baths.
King Edward VII School .. .. .. .. 30 points.
Junior Technical School .. .. .. .. 12 points.
Team.-Roycroft, J. S. (Captain) ; Bolton, J. G. ; Foggitt, G. H. ; Foggitt, R. H. ; Johnson, F. G. ; Johnson, M. W. ; Leeson, J. M. ; Major,
G. G. ; Parkin, A. H. and Thompson, J. A.
On June 17th, against Sheffield University, at K.E.S. Baths.
King Edward VII School .. .. .. .. 22 points.
Sheffield University .. . 20 points.
Team.-Roycroft, J. S. (Captain) ; Bolton, J. G. ; Foggitt, G. H. ; Foggitt, R. H. ; Leeson, J. M. and Pickering, F. B.
The following boys were awarded their Swimming Colours for 1939 Coldwell, K.: Foggitt, G. H.; Foggitt, R. H.; Okell, W. F. and Roycroft, J. S.
ROYAL LIFE SAVING SOCIETY.
LIFE SAVING EXAMINATION, 27TH JUNE, 1940.
Award of Merit (Silver).
Foggitt, G. H. ; Harrison, K. D. ; Parkin, A. H. and Roycroft, J. S.
1st Class Instructor.
Parkin, A. H. ; Roycroft, J. S. and Thompson, J. A.
2nd Class Instructor.
Peace, D. V.
2nd Bar to Bronze Medallion.
Foggitt, G. H.; Parkin, A. H. ; Snowdon, F. C. and Thompson, J. A.
Bird, J. D. ; Burton, R. M. ; Catton, M. R. ; Collins, W. H. ; Douglas, K. G. ; Gregory, J. M. T. ; Heron, D. ; Hitchcock, B. ; Holmes, S. H. ; Major, B. B.; Peace, D. V. and Thompson, M. R.
Elementary and Intermediate Certificates.
Bailey, J. D. ; Berry, T. E. ; Heron, M. C. and Stubbs, K. F,
T HE record of the School 1st XI so far this season speaks for itself. Not only has it avoided defeat, but it has forced every match except one, to a successful conclusion, which, in a game so likely to produce surprising results, is indeed a remarkable performance. One conclusion only can be drawn, and that is that the team has an admirable all-round strength, never relying on the performance of any single member of the team. Naturally some players are more outstanding than others, and Wheatley, both as Captain and a forcing number five batsman, deserves special mention, as does Fletcher for his excellent bowling. A very good fighting spirit has been displayed on several occasions when defeat has appeared imminent, and has always prevailed. The fielding throughout the season has been of a very high standard, and in this department Rhodes and Buckley have excelled.
Of six matches played by the 2nd XI, so far this Term four have been won, one drawn and one lost. The best feature of the side has been its performance in the field. Good and accurate bowling, coupled with lively fielding, has resulted in opponents being dismissed for very low scores. Very few chances have been missed or runs thrown away through inefficient fielding. Of the bowlers, Allsop, Dronfield and Jeffries have been most effective ; others, particularly Wise and Craven, have shown that with practice they should become really good bowlers. The batting on the whole has been unenterprising and dull ; even against bad bowling it has seemed a struggle very often to obtain runs. This is due to a lack of confidence which can only be remedied by more practice.
H. L. U.
v. Nottingham High School. Won by 9 wickets. Nottingham High School, 65 ; K.E.S., 66 for 1 wicket.
v. Chesterfield Grammar School. Won by 5 wickets. Chesterfield, 67 ; K.E.S., 68 for 5 wickets.
v. Barnsley Grammar School. Lost by 9 runs. Barnsley, 78; K.E.S., 69.
v. Nether Edge 1st XI. Match drawn. Nether Edge, 161 for 9 (declared) ; K.E.S., 79 for 5 wickets.
v. Central Secondary School. Won by 28 runs. K.E.S., 88; Central Secondary School, 60.
v. Junior Technical School 1st XI. Won by 148 runs, K.E.S., 163 for 6 (declared) ; Junior Technical School, 15,
This team provides matches for those boys under 15 who are keen cricketers, if not brilliant players. Its strength depends largely on the enthusiasm and energy shown in net practice. This year most, though not all, of the players have attended nets regularly enough to ensure their being of some use to the side in the matches. Holles has proved himself an able and sensible captain, and several of his team have distinguished themselves. Wreghitt's bowling against Nether Edge 2nd XI on their ground, was particularly memorable : he took 9 wickets for 21 runs. In the game against Chesterfield, Marchinton and Major, in an excellent partnership, retrieved the victory for their side after early wickets had fallen ominously fast. Catton has kept wicket in a most promising way, and Palmer, by steady perseverance and determination, has very greatly improved his batting. The fielding, though poor in early matches, has become livelier in recent weeks, and the spirit and attitude of the team in matches has been excellent.
G. S. V. P.
v. Nether Edge 2nd XI (at home). Lost. Nether Edge, 134 ; K.E.S., 71.
v. Barnsley. Lost. Barnsley, 181 ; K.E.S., 52.
v. Nether Edge 2nd XI (away). Won. Nether Edge, 37 ; K.E.S., 39.
v. Chesterfield. Won. Chesterfield, 58 ; K.E.S., 59.
v. Junior Technical School 2nd XI. Lost. Junior Technical School, 112 ; K.E.S., 25.
Enthusiasm and progress excellent. They have always insisted on fielding practice after nets ; which seems to disprove the theory that you have to drive boys to practice fielding. They find bowling for long spells at the nets much more boring than catching a ball; I think we owe thanks to Waghorn for his dinner-hour demonstrations that " throwing a ball about " can be a very exciting game..
I should like to thank the team for an enjoyable term ; it has always been a pleasure to coach them.
P. F. T.
v. Nottingham (away). Lost. K.E.S., 29; Nottingham 56 for 7.
v. Derby (at home). Lost. K.E.S., 59; Derby, 66.
v. Chesterfield (at home). Lost. K.E.S., 34 ; Chesterfield, 108. v. Barnsley (at home). Won. Barnsley, 52 ; K.E.S., 81 for 7.
v. Mount St. Mary's (at home). Won. K.E.S., 76 for 6 (declared) ; Mount St. Mary's, 63.
FIRST XI MATCHES.
F. T. SAVILLE'S XI v. K.E.S. 1ST XI.
At Whiteley Woods on Wednesday May 8th the School 1st XI played F. T. Saville's XI, and won by 2 runs.
Fletcher, and Wheatley later on, both batted splendid innings which put the School in a strong position to declare with only 6 wickets down for 149. After Titchmarsh's early dismissal, the opponent's batting improved and culminated in a fine innings by Brearley-64 not out. The total score reached 147.
DERBY SCHOOL 1ST XI v. K.E.S. 1sT XI.
The School played Derby School 1st XI on Saturday, May 11th at Derby and won by 8 wickets.
On a hard dry wicket. scoring seemed very difficult for Derby. After Buckley and Gilfillan had bowled 9 overs-for only 6 runs-Fletcher came on and in a devastating spell, took 7 wickets in 5 overs for 5 runs, while Rhodes at the other end prevented much scoring. Although the wicket was much the same as for Derby, the School seemed to master the conditions better, and were able to declare at 39 for 6. In their second innings, Derby made a more determined effort. Rhodes and Fletcher led our bowling ; the great variety of the bowlers was not so effective-perhaps just because of their variety. Making the debit of 30 runs was easy for the School ; the runs were made for the loss of only 2 wickets, giving us an easy victory.
Gilfillan opened our bowling against Repton and claimed a wicket in his second over. When Fletcher came on he claimed another wicket in his first over, as did Holmes later on. Meanwhile other bowlers and the fielding were keeping down Repton's score. Gilfillan's last complete over was a doublewicket maiden and he claimed the last wicket with the first ball of his new over. Two catches by Olivant and one each by Stamp and Hutton and Rhodes, were typical of the keen fielding throughout the match.
NOTTINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL v. K.E.S. 1ST XI.
On Saturday, May 18th, the School 1st XI played Nottingham High School and won the snatch by 19 runs.
After our two opening batsmen had been dismissed for 6 runs, Holmes assisted by Buckley and Wheatley took the score to 46.
Nottingham found difficulty in scoring off our opening bowlers, and Fletcher and Gilfillan had claimed 6 wickets for 9 runs by tea-time. The School's strong position was jeopardised however by the good batting of the sixth, eighth and ninth men, who managed to put over fifty runs on the score.
REPTON SCHOOL 2ND XI v. K.E.S. 1ST Xl.
The School 1st XI played Repton School 2nd XI at Repton, for the first time, on Saturday, June 1st. Our victory by 14 runs was a triumph of good bowling and excellent fielding.
The School batted first. Although Fletcher was unfortunately bowled early, Hutton remained to play a splendid innings, which gave our score a solid start. Parfitt did well, batting eighth.
WAKEFIELD GRAMMAR SCHOOL v. K.E.S. 1ST XI.
The School won, by 9 runs, the match against Wakefield Grammar School, played at Wakefield on Wednesday, June 5th.
Our batting opened disastrously, when three wickets fell for 2 runs. Wheatley and Fletcher, however, made a stand which carried the total to 40 before Fletcher was out. Olivant continued the stand with Wheatley, but the sixth wicket was down at 48, and only Stamp's hard hitting raised the score to 75. Gilfillan opened the School bowling with three maiden overs, but Fletcher did most valuable work in taking five wickets. Catches by Buckley, Gilfillan and Rhodes are worthy of mention.
OLD EDWARDiANS V. K.E.S. 1ST XI.
The School 1st XI won by 7 wickets the match against the Old Edwardians, played at Whiteley Woods on Saturday, June 8th.
Gilfillan and Rhodes opened the bowling and kept the Old Boys' scoring low. The first wickets fell to Fletcher-three in one over-followed by 5 more in steady succession. The School batting started with the loss of Hutton, Holmes and Buckley before the score had passed 12. But with Fletcher still in, batting slowly but steadily, we avoided a collapse. Stamp hit out as usual and added a valuable 18 to the score. With a lead of 3 runs, the Old Boys started their second innings confidently, although Bateman was out in Buckley's third over. Thirsk and Burdekin formed a strong partnership, and scoring became rapid. After they had made 80 runs for 5 wickets, the Old Boys declared, leaving the School 84 to make for victory.
Hutton and Wheatley followed by Rhodes batted well, their hard hitting soon carrying the total past 84-for the loss of only 3 wickets.
BARNSLEY GRAMMAR SCHOOL v. K.E.S. 1sT Xl.
At Barnsley, on Wednesday, June 12th, the School beat Barnsley Grammar School 1st XI by 5 wickets.
Barnsley batted first, opening rather aggressively. On the hard wicket scoring was inevitably high, but 89 for 8 did not look to bad. The sixth batsman, Churchill, however, had partnership with both of the last two batsmen. All our bowlers met with hard hitting until Newton claimed the last wicket-the score at 137. When Fletcher was out for 6 the score to be made seemed very large, but Hutton batted confidently ; when he had made 53, Wheatley came in and took most of the bowling, made 36 and left Hutton to continue. The score of 138 was soon reached with only 5 wickets down.
BRADFORD GRAMMAR SCHOOL v. K.E.S. 1sT Xl.
The School 1st Xl beat Bradford Grammar School by 5 wickets, in the match played at Whiteley Woods on Saturday, June 15th.
The opponents' batting opened slowly, although it was a long time before the first wicket fell. This was quickly followed by the second and third wickets, but Walsh of Bradford played a splendid innings and the score stood at 148 when the fourth wicket fell. Once Fletcher had claimed Walsh's wicket, the end of the innings soon followed. The School's batting opened steadily, scoring in ones, before tea. Time was short, however, so that scoring gradually became quicker ; Rhodes was run out in snatching a run. This exciting game ended when Holmes knocked the last ball of the match to the boundary to give his side the victory.
CENTRAL SECONDARY SCHOOL V. K.E.S. 1ST Xl.
On Wednesday, June 19th, the School 1st Xl beat the Central Secondary School by 7 wickets, at Whiteley Woods.
Buckley opened the School's bowling with a double-wicket maiden. Although after this initial disaster the opponents rallied to make 40 runs before the third wicket fell, Rhodes' and Fletcher's bowling did not allow their score to exceed 59. Two catches each by Olivant and Wheatley showed our usual good fielding.
The loss of Fletcher by the first ball of the School's innings seemed an ironic repetition of our opponents' fate, but the score-sheet shows that the next three batsmen easily carried us to victory ; the majority of the runs were made in fours.
THE COLLEGIATE v. K.E.S. 1ST XI.
On Saturday, June 29th, the School 1st XI beat Sheffield Collegiate on the Collegiate ground by 3 wickets.
Although the Collegiate's scoring opened slowly, it soon became more rapid ; before Rhodes took the first wicket the score stood at 71. After that our bowlers seemed to grow more effective and with good fielding they managed to dismiss the Collegiate for 173. The School batting started steadily, but Fletcher was unfortunately bowled far too soon. Buckley, however, made a fine partnership with Hutton, who lost his wicket when the score stood at 71. Succeeding batsmen contributed to the score while Buckley batted on to make a brilliant century.
K.E.S. 1ST Xl. v. THE STAFF.
The School 1st XI beat the Staff by 126 runs on Wednesday, July 3rd.
After an unsteady opening against Waghorn and Mr. Brearley's bowling, the School gained confidence, and several good innings were played. Wheatley and Rhodes batted particularly well, and their high scores put the School in a strong position to declare soon after tea.
Although the Staff's batting opened steadily, the early dismissal of Tanner, quickly followed by Mr. Brearley and then Mr. Titchmarsh, was a quite unexpected collapse. The following batsmen did not seem to be able to rally, falling easy victims to Rhodes and Fletcher.
K.E.S. 1ST XI V. CHESTERFIELD GRAMMAR SCHOOL.
The School 1st XI beat Chesterfield Grammar School by 4 wickets on Saturday, July 6th, at Whiteley Woods.
Chesterfield's batting opened with very little scoring, and wickets soon began to fall. When Rhodes came on to bowl he took two wickets in his first over and altogether 6 wickets in 7 overs. Having got out Chesterfield for the small total of 61, the School was in a strong position and expected an easy victory. The first three wickets went down, however, for 24, and the sixth down at 44. The total of 62 was reached before the seventh wicket fell.
MOUNT ST. MARY'S COLLEGE V. K.E.S. 1ST XI.
The match z,. Mount St. Mary's, at Whiteley Woods on Saturday, July 13th, was drawn.
Our opponents' scoring was very slow at the start, and four wickets were taken for 46. Rowland and Collingwood made a stand which put on 80. The School was left about an hour and a half to make 163 runs to win. Only Hutton and Buckley managed to make appreciable scores, but the last batsmen were able to keep their wickets until stumps were drawn, thus avoiding a defeat.
|Times||Most in an|
|Wheatley, P. J.||14||1||302||66||23.2|
|Hutton, K. C.||14||2||248||65*||20.7|
|Buckley, T. R.||14||1||235||100*||18.0|
|Fletcher, L. W.||14||0||165||' 56||11.8|
|Olivant, J. K.||10||4||66||15||11.0|
|Holmes, S. H.||12||2||89||30||8.9|
|Gilfillan, G. R.||10||3||60||20||8.6|
|Also batted •|
|Newton, J. R.||2||0||4||4||2.0|
|Whatlin, J. ..||4||1||2||1||0.6|
|Fletcher, L. W.||152.5||39||399||59||6.76|
|Newton, J.. .||29.3||6||95||11||8.63|
|Holmes, S. H.||21||2||48||5||9.6|
|Gilfillan, G. R.||78.1||23||166||16||10.4|
|Buckley, T. R.||67.4||15||161||13||12.4|
|Olivant, J. K.||51||10||133||8||16.6|
|Also bowled :|
|Wheatley, P. J.||12.2||0||59||2||29.5|
|Total scores of||the School||1,565 runs.|
|Average runs per wicket||15.5||„|
|Total score of opponents||..||1,448||„|
|Average runs per wicket||10.05|
|The School played||13 matches, won 12 ; the||thirteenth||match was|
There has been no inter-School Fives this Term and no School Matches. But the amount of Fives played has been much greater than in recent years, especially amongst younger boys. There have been organised two large singles competitions which are still in progress ; there will be some interesting and exciting games before the Open Fives competition is completed. Enthusiasm has been somewhat damped by the scarcity and the extortionate price of Fives balls, but Mr. Cumming has temporarily relieved the situation after a lengthy search among the sports shops of Sheffield. It is now possible to obtain pairs of gloves easily since an excellent Glove Rack has been erected in Room 25.
Wentworth are to be congratulated on winning both the House Fives competitions.
P. T. W.
Thanks to the remarkable spell of real Summer weather, games at Whiteley Woods have created quite a record. The number of boys playing regularly on Tuesdays and Thursdays has been good. There have always been 7 full games and a few boys left over for an 8th game.
The Cricket House Championship has been keenly contested, and each of the 3 elevens have played each other twice : although the 3rd XI contest has been somewhat spoilt owing to the fact that all the houses had not the full compliment of 33 players. The results of these contests are given below.
We missed the usual games with Birkdale and Westbourne, owing to the fact that these schools have been evacuated into' the country and matches could not be arranged owing to the difficulties of transport, and this year the Rotherham Grammar School Junior School was unable to come over for their usual match on Parents' Day. We were, however, able to arrange a match with a team from the Central Secondary School which gave us a good hiding.
Saturday afternoon games, which have been so popular in the past, were considerably curtailed owing to the state of the School Close and so the various matches with Middle School forms and Senior School 3rd XIs have not been played to the same extent.
The Junior School 1st XI, without being a strong team, possesses several players who should become useful to their houses in the Senior School and will, let us hope, some day find their way into the School 1st XI.
Very pleasing and helpful it has been, to have so many parents present on these Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, not only watching, but by giving a hand at umpiring. The entire junior School Staff has given its services on every occasion to these games and has made them the success of which we are justly proud.
1ST XI.-Osborn won, 6 ; Angles, 4 ; Normans, 3 ; Saxons, 3 ; Britons, 1.
2ND XI.-Normans 2nd, 6 ; Saxons, 5 ; Britons, 3 ; Angles, 2 ; Osborn, 1.
3RD XI.-Angles 3rd, won 4 matches.
Colebrooke, Dawson, Parkin and Whalley have been particularly prominent as batsmen. W. Whiteley, Whalley, Wreghitt have done well as bowlers. Wreghitt has acted very efficiently as Captain for his House and the Junior School Team.
The Swimming Sports took place on July 6th, in the presence of a large number of parents and friends. The Headmaster acted as starter and some very good races were witnessed. In the One Length (free style), Ditchfield, A. (Saxons), was the winner. He again took first place in the One Length (Back Stroke), and was placed equal third in Diving for Plates. The Neat Dive was won by Todd, A. M. (Britons), Goodson, D. N. (Saxons), being placed second, and Neal, J. G. (Saxons), third.
Seventeen boys completed a breadth in the Beginners' Race, thus scoring a point for their Houses. The winner of the Final was Turner, D. J. (Osborn), with Cooper, J. E. (Saxons) second, and Brooke, D. G. (Osborn) third.
The House Relay Race afforded a good finish between Saxons (the holders of last year's trophy) and Angles, with Normans third and Osborn fourth. It was unfortunate that Britons could not muster a team to compete.
One Length (free style).--1, Saxons ; 2, Britons ; 3, Normans.
One Length (backstroke).-1, Saxons ; 2, Saxons 3, Britons. Neat Dive.-I, Britons ; 2, Saxons ; 3, Saxons.
Diving for Plates.-1, Normans ; 2, Saxons ; 3, (Britons and Saxons). House Relay Race.-1, Saxons ; 2, Angles ; 3, Normans. Beginners' Race (One breadth). -1, Osborn ; 2, Saxons ; 3, Osborn.
WINNING House. - Saxons, 111.5 points ; 2nd--Britons, 40f points ; 3rd
Normans, 34 points ; 4th-Osborn, 30 points ; 5th-Angles, 11 points.
This event passed off successfully-in spite of threatening clouds during the day, plenty of warm sunshine prevailed. There was a good attendance of parents and friends which swelled during the afternoon, until the arrival of the final event of the day-the acting on the lawn at Clarke House.
The cricket match, timed to begin at 1.30, was half an hour late owing to the lateness of our opponents. The Central Secondary School sent up a strong team which put up a total of 83 for 9 wickets. They hit out in great style and took very little time gaining their score. Dropped catches and some loose bowling accounted for this. The batting of the juniors was rather disappointing, Dawson and Colebrooke being the only two to make anything of a show. However, it was an enjoyable match, played against an older and much stronger team. After the match the visitors made their way into
the Gym, where a junior School selected team gave a display under the leadership of Mr. Ward. This was followed at 4.15 by the Swimming Sports. The Headmaster officiated as Starter, and members of the junior School Staff acted as judges. The Saxons won the Championship, having obtained 1112 points.
The Cup was presented to the winning House by Mrs. Barton, at Clarke House, before the entertainment commenced.
The exhibition in the Art Room, Mr. de Sausmarez's department, included paintings, drawings, designs, posters, block-prints, and a varied show of craftwork and modelmaking. The following remark of an enthusiastic visitor aptly expresses the general opinion-" a very colourful show and there is such obvious joy in all the work, and the craftsmanship, too, is of a surprisingly high standard." The exhibitors may well feel proud of their achievement.
* * * *
Thanks to the untiring energy of the boys, the Nature Room never lacks abundant material for lessons, and many specimens were shown again on junior Day. Though the keeping of pets had been discouraged because of war conditions, many animal visitors to the classes during the year reappeared in their hutches for the Exhibition. Happy seaside holidays were recalled when shell collections were rearranged. The water creatures showed off in the aquaria--only one frog escaped. There were no casualties from wasp stings, though our little colony worked unceasingly, making new cells and feeding the young, over which the Queen Bee was brooding. Caterpillars turned into cocoons, and emerged from their chrysolids to celebrate the day. Though the collection of fresh fruits looked so tempting, not a berry was missing when the lesson on Seed Dispersal began on Monday.
-"And let the prologue rather seem to say, we will do no harm with our swords ... this will put them out of fear " -so quoth Nick Bottom in the goodness of his heart. Most of the players in the junior School Plays evidently felt the same way, and their performances were spiced with that not altogether unselfconscious enthusiasm, which is one of the reasons why we never like to miss this annual event. How good it was to be reminded that William the Conqueror, for all his fierceness, almost certainly had dimples, and that he and his trusty Lord Robert de Comines were really at least as concerned about their tankards of wine as
about the infamous Hereward. As for the Saxons, we were trembling for the Normans in the impending guerilla warfare until we noticed that the way across the marshes led straight to the ice cream stall.
The irresistibly tactful behaviour of all the characters in " Noughts and Crosses " was only equalled by their alluring costumes-which included " Ersatz " crown jewels, made of fruit lozenges ! This little sketch soothed our nerves after the alarming climax of " The 'Ole in the Road," in which the lives of two very life-like individuals had come to an untimely and explosive end.
The last two plays were particularly pleasing, as we heard them so well, and they were performed with such zest. Good Hans Sachs would most certainly have enjoyed J.2A's version of " The Strolling Clerk from Paradise," which was as vigorous as could be. As for " Pyramus and Thisby,"-the characters were all so very convincing that it would be quite unfair to praise one more than another. The performance was good enough for any Duke's wedding.
All the players and producers and costumiers are to be warmly congratulated, and we owe them our sincere thanks for sweeping the cobwebs from many a preoccupied mind.
|The programme was as follows :|
|THE 'OLE IN THE ROAD.|
|The Workman||W. S. FURNISS|
|The Dude||D. C. LAW|
|NOUGHTS AND CROSSES.|
|By Rose Fyleman.|
|King||J. D. F. HELMS|
|Queen||T. W. BAYLIS|
|Chamberlain||D. R. FRY|
|HEREWARD THE WAKE.|
|By L. du Garde Peach.|
|William of Normandy||W. R. LAYLAND|
|Lord Robert de Comines||M. B. THORNELOE|
|Servant||M. H. NEWTON|
|Edgar, a Saxon||R. F. KASSELL|
|Hereward the Wake||G. HALL|
|Lord Norcar||J. P. ALLEN|
|1st Soldier||J. M. CARLISLE|
|2nd Soldier||D. V. NUNN|
|Crowd of Saxon Soldiers||THE REST of J2B|
|THE STROLLING CLERK FROM PARADISE.|
|By Hans Sachs.|
|English by PHILIP WAYNE.|
|The Yeoman's Wife||W. E. SMITH|
|The Strolling Clerk||C. B. DAWSON|
|The Yeoman||E. BURKINSHAW|
|PYRAMUS AND THISBY.|
|FROM "A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM ").|
|By William Shakespeare.|
|Quince||T. F. BAYLIS|
|Bottom||A. J. PARKIN|
|flute||J. H. SIMPSON|
WE are glad to report another successful Term in the Library; the number of borrowers has steadily increased, and the circulation is more than three times what it was during the Summer Term last year. Indeed, the supply of good books has often been insufficient to meet demands, but unfortunately, at the present time, there can be little hope of improved resources. At the end of last Term, M. H. Hipkins, who had been an extremely competent assistant, left the School. His advice and services were always most valuable, and his place will not easily be filled. During the last two years we have introduced a number of alterations in the Library methods ; we are nevertheless well aware that much remains to be done ; most of this we must leave, not without regret, to our successors, who, we hope, will find their labours as interesting and as much appreciated as we have done.
G. S. H.
AS no satisfactory practices could be arranged before this Term began, the Choir had less time than usual in which to prepare for Speech Day. Nevertheless, the standard of performance was at least equal to that of previous years, and many favourable comments were received from members of the audience.
Such future plans as it is possible to make are concentrated in the production of Princess Ida next February. Many recruits will be needed for what should be a most enjoyable show.
R. W. STURMAN (1926-33), on 1st June, 1940, to Miss Winifred Ball.
R. ARNOLD (1928-34), on 9th June, 1940, to Miss Nora Dunkley, of Leicester.
T. H. McNIDDER (1923-30), on 11th May, 1940, to Miss Nora Jackson, of Bowdon, Cheshire.
J. E. H. COATES (1920-27), on 20th April, 1940, to Miss Lilian B, Banks, of Sheffield.
C. C. LEE (1922-26), on 6th April, 1940, to Miss Joan M. -Macdonald.
P. G. SANDERSON (1928-33), on 4th May, 1940, to Miss Rita M, Wheen, of Sheffield.
MANDEVILLE. - On 23rd March, 1940, a son to Mr. and Mrs. K. Mandeville (4, Robin Down Lane, Nottingham Road, Mansfield).
MUXLOW.-On 1st May, 1940, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. K. J. Muxlow (Lyndhurst, Tapton View Road, Chesterfield).
R. F. TYAS (1923-30), Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Health,
H. R. VICKERS (1923-29), Skin Specialist at R.N. Hospital, Gosport.
J. D. PEAT (1920-28), B.Eng., Sheffield, elected Associate Member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers.
I. C. G. MELDRUM (1935-38p, is in the Merchant Navy.'
R. H. M. CouLToN (1929-34), passed the Third Professional examination of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
D. M. NICOL (1933-39), Senior Scholarship at St. Paul's School.
J. R. S. HADFIELD (1934-39), Honorary Major Scholarship at Repton School
M. H. TAYLOR (1928-35), won the 1100 Yards Swimming Championship of England, and selected to swim for Great Britain against Germany. Won the 100 metres race in the Universities' International Athletic Games at Monaco in August. 1939.
C. E. HOPKINSON is teaching at Worksop College.
D. N. D. ALLEN, Christ Church, Oxford . First Class in the Final Honour School of Mathematics, with Credit in Differential Equations.
J. B. HARRISON, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge : Second Class, Div. 1, in Preliminary Examination in History.
E. F. GOOD, Third Class in Part 2 of the Natural Science Tripos at Cambridge (taken in his second year).
J. H. SIMON, Magdalen College, Oxford • First Class in Classical Moderations.
N. SACHSE, Queen's College, Oxford : passed Part I of the examination for the degree of B.M.
D. W. BoSWELL, Christ Church, Oxford : Diploma in Education.
W. H. FLETCHER, Corpus Christi College, Oxford : Diploma in Education.
G. CHESHAM, Queen's College, Oxford ; Third Class in Final Honours School of Jurisprudence.
F. MARSH, Magdalen College, Oxford ; Second Class in Final Honours School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
B. MAYO, Magdalen College, Oxford ; First Class in Classical Honour Moderations.
(Additions and corrections, 1st March-1st July, 1940).
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MOFFAT, R. C. (1933-1939). Sergt. Observer, R.A.F.
KELSO, J. A. (1926-1935). 2nd Lt., York and Lancs. Regt.
|ALLEN, J. (1927-31). Royal Engineers.|
|BARKER, R. 0. (1927-35). C.Q.M.S., Royal Engineers.|
|BARKER, S. D. (1930-35). L/Cpl., Royal Engineers.|
|BLACKLOCK, C. L. (1916-26). Lieut., Royal Army Medical Corps.|
|BOOTH, L. E. (1927-33). Pte., York and Lancs Regt.|
|BOSWELL, D. W. (1926-35). Pte., York and Lancs. Regt.|
|BROUGH, V. G. P. (1907-14). Capt. Adjt., Sherwood Foresters.|
|BURLEY, W. A. (1928-38). Royal Navy.|
|BURTON, G. K. (1922-31). Surgeon-Lt., Royal Naval Volunteer Res.|
|BUTTLER, S. M. (1917-22). Gunner, Royal Artillery.|
|CLARK, B. H. (1921-26). Trooper, Royal. Armoured Corps.|
|COATES, A. J. (1923-32). Royal Air Force.|
|CROOKES, T. G. (1928-38). Royal Artillery.|
|DAVIES, R. B. (1922-28). Lieut., Royal Army Medical Corps.|
|DAWSON, G. E. (1930-35). Corpl., Royal Army Pay Corps.|
|DEAKIN, W. A. (1912-17). Sapper, Royal Engineers.|
|EDMONDS, R. A. (1930-36). L/Bomb., Royal Artillery.|
|ELLIOTT, C. M. (1929-34). Driver-Mech., Royal Artillery.|
|FLETCHER, W. H. (1926-34). Pte., York and Lancs Regt.|
|FROGGATT, P. H. (1928-33). 2nd Lieut., York and Lancs Regt.|
|GAUNT., R. T. (1923-30). Surgeon-Lt., Royal Naval Volunteer Res.|
|GILMORE, Rev. C. J. F. (1917-27). Assistant Chaplain to the Chaplain-inChief, Royal Air Force.|
|HALL, E. D. (1930-35). 2nd Lieut, Royal Artillery.|
|HANSON, E. (1928-33). Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps.|
|HAWKER, J. K. (1926-34). Royal Army Service Corps.|
|HOLDEN, A. (1928-38). Royal Artillery.|
|LARDER, H. Y. (1929-36). Royal Army Service Corps.|
|LEE, Sergt., Royal Engineers.|
|LEES, J. (1930-36). Royal Engineers.|
|MEEKE, E. R. (1922-31). Gunner, Royal Artillery.|
|MoNYPENNY, P. H. (1927-34). 2nd Lieut., Royal Engineers.|
|NORBURY-WILLIAMS, I. V. (1930-36). L/Bomb., Royal Artillery.|
|NORNABLE, G. (1926-32). Pte., London Scottish.|
|PASHLEY, J. H. (1931-36). Officer Cadet.|
|PATTINSON, F. J. (1927-34). Corpl., Royal Army Service Corps.|
|PEAT, F. A. (1924-31). Royal Air Force.|
|PINDER, T. (1932-37). Royal Air Force.|
|PHILLIPS, R. P. (1919-27). Capt., Royal Army Service Corps.|
|RIDYARD, J. M. (1919-27). Surgeon-Lt. Commander, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.|
|SAVILLE, M. V. (1927-37). Fleet Air Arm.|
|SEDDON, R. H. (1926-32). Royal Army Ordnance Corps.|
|SHAKESPEARE, F. A. (1930-35). Royal Air Force.|
|SHAW, W. (1930-36). Sapper, Royal Engineers.|
|SHEPHARD, J. H. (1928-34). Royal Engineers.|
|SIMON, J. H. (1931-38). Officer Cadet.|
|SIMPSON, C. (1932-36). Bombr., Royal Artillery.|
|SKERRITT, G. H. (1911-19). Lieut., Dental Corps., R.A.M.C.|
|SLESSOR, R. A. (1917-25). 2nd Lieut., Irish Guards.|
|SMITH, D. S. B. (1925-33). 2nd Lieut., Royal Armoured Corps.|
|SMITH, G. V. C. (1922-28). Pte., Royal Army Service Corps.|
|SOWTER, F. J. (1920-24). L/Sergt., Royal Artillery.|
|THOMAS, F. L. (1929-35). Royal Navy.|
|TORY, G. W. (1923-31). Capt., Royal Artillery.|
|VICKERS, A. G. (1925-34). Royal Navy.|
|WADE, E. G. (1921-27). Leading Aircraftsman, R.A.F.|
|WATERSON, H. F. (1920-27). Wireless Telegraphist, Royal Navy.|
|WHATLIN, S. (1932-37). Sergt., Royal Air Force.|
|WINcOTT, G. L. (1931-38). Royal Air Force.|
|WOOD, E. (1930-35). L/Bomb., Royal Artillery.|
EDWIN NAGLE (1927-1936) died on June 9th, 1940, aged 23.
His friends will remember how in 1936 Nagle contracted the illness which cut him off from the enjoyment of his last year of school life but did not prevent him from winning, through his own outstanding abilities and dogged perseverance, a Postmastership in Classics at Merton College, Oxford. He made a good recovery, and was able to continue his career, to gain a First Class in Moderations in 1938. But in the following year he was taken ill again, and died at his home after many months of courageous struggle against increasing odds. The School has lost in him one of her finest sons, who would have done the utmost honour to her, to himself, and to any vocation in which he might ultimately have served.
JOSEPH JOHN FINDLAY, Headmaster of Wesley College from 1888 to 1891, died at Torquay on June 9th, 1940, aged 80.
The appointment of a new Headmaster, in the fiftieth year of Wesley College and the thirty-fifth year of the reign of his predecessor, Dr. Shera, marked an epoch of radical change and reconstruction in the School, and the choice of a young man in his twenty-eighth year, after a distinguished career at Oxford, but only brief professional experience, is evidence both of the boldly progressive policy of the Governors and of the outstanding personality of the man appointed. J. J. Findlay was a scholar of Wadham College, Oxford, and took First Class honours in Mathematical Moderations and in the Final Honours School of History. Before coming to Sheffield he had been an assistant master at Bath College and Headmaster of Queen's College, Taunton. Subsequently he devoted himself to the study of the theory of education, at home and abroad, and was among the pioneers of the scientific teaching of modern languages and of the systematic training of teachers. From 1903 to 1925, he was Professor of Education in the University of Manchester, and he served during the Great War as Civilian Educational Advisor with the British Salonica forces.
Of his work at Wesley College it is difficult to find anyone to speak with first-hand knowledge, but the records that survive afford a glimpse of the effects of the impact of his youthful enthusiasm upon the hoary fabric of tradition and conservatism. A speaker at a Prize Distribution in 1890 " commended the greater liberty now given to boys, and the system of prefects, by which a boy learned from older boys what to do and what to leave undone, as encouraging more self-reliance and tending more to the formation of character than the old ' close ' system." The development of a House system, and of organised games and other out-of-school activities was part of Findlay's programme, and it is clear that he infused some new vigour into many sides of the school's daily life. But whether his zeal for " public school " notions was at odds with the established powers, or for some other reason, his tenure of office was short, and he did not succeed in increasing the number of boys in the School. It would seem that his interests and gifts lay rather in the theory than in the practice of education, and we honour for his, work in this field the memory of one of our former Headmasters.
JOSEPH MERRILL (Wesley College, 1863-68) died on March 20th, 1940, aged 89.
For many years a partner in the firm of Thomas Ellin and Company, and a Trustee of the Sheffield Savings Bank, Mr. Merrill was probably the oldest surviving Wesley College Old Boy resident in Sheffield, and it was in that capacity that he unveiled in June, 1938, the memorial tablet commemorating the centenary of our building. He gave on that occasion some lively reminiscences of his schooldays, and indeed the vigour and alertness of his mind remained with him almost to his death.
T HERE will, be no Camp this year at Winchelsea. This will be grievous news to a large number of boys, Old Boys, Masters and-parents. Not since the School started in 1905 has an August gone by without this annual gathering. Last August our many friends-in the South bade us good-bye with the keen hope of seeing us again in 1940.- All the usual Cricket Fixtures were arranged; and plans made for the coming year. ' But alas, the Sheffield Ramblers are scattered far and wide. It' is interesting to recall that during the last war we were able to carry on much as usual, although in 1918 we were not able to be under canvas, but were housed in the Old Coast-guard cottages, from whence we were able to render some useful help to neighbouring farmers., The roar of guns across the water could be distinctly heard at times. As for the present, all we can do is to hope that some day we can all meet again down there to renew the old and happy memories.
F. T. S.
A good season, in spite of all our difficulties. In the Sports a good second to Lynwood, in Water Polo and Swimming third, and at the, moment of writing a good chance of winning the Knock-out and the League in Cricket.
We won, too, the Cross Country. The House has not any champion athletes or swimmers, and what has been done has been the result of team-work and the help of everyone. This spirit is very largely clue to Peter Wheatley, our
House Captain for four years, and 1 should like to thank him and wish' him, from the House, all luck in the future. The three Cricket Captains, Edwards, Teather and Robinson, deserve thanks too, and we owe a lot to Coldwell for his interest in the Swimming. We shall miss the help of the two latter next year. Good luck to them and any others who are leaving.
C. J, M.
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