|SCHOOL NOTES||41||THE WALK||59|
|VALETE||42||INTERNATIONAL DISCUSSION GROUP||60|
|SPEECH DAY||43||ATHLETIC SPORTS, 1947||63|
|THE JUNIOR SCHOOL||47||SWIMMING||66|
|A YEAR IN CELLULOID||50||HOUSE CRICKET LEAGUES||69|
|K.E.S JOLLY ROGERS||51||HOUSE NOTES||70|
|FAREWELL||53||OLD EDWARDIANS' ASSOCIATION WAR MEMORIAL||72|
ALDERMAN E. S. NICHOLSON, J.P., CHAIRMAN OF THE GOVERNING BODY.
We regret to announce the death of our Chairman on Sunday May 25th, after a short illness. Although his doctor had insisted that he restrict his public work as much as possible, he came to our Commemoration Service on April 27th and was taken ill two days later. He was proud of his association with the School, took a lively interest in our various activities, and rejoiced in our successes, while his shrewdness and sound judgement played an important part in bringing the School safely through the difficult years during and after the War. We offer our sincere sympathy to his wife and family in their grievous sorrow.
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We deeply regret to record the sudden death on July 2nd, as the result of a cycling accident, of ROGER W. BROWN, of the Science Transitus and Lynwood House. The funeral service was held at Fulwood Church on July 8th, and was attended by representatives of the School and of the Scout Troops. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family in their grievous loss.
AFTER the rigours of the Lent Term, Jupiter has restored our vitality and spirits with an almost exemplary summer, and the usual seasonal activities, from Sports Day onwards, have proceeded with comparatively little interruption. Indoors, there have also been some enjoyable diversions, such as the Cine Club's first full-length feature, and the "Parents' Prize" contests.
In addition to the retirement, noted elsewhere, of two leading members of the Staff, we have to record with regret the impending loss of others who have given us notable service in their several terms of office. Mr. Baylis writes sadly from Sussex: "The rather mysterious information about my present whereabouts and occupation (printed in your last issue) has necessitated much correspondence on my part with friends and parents, who have written me for details of my banishment. Perhaps you will be good enough to insert a short paragraph in your next issue containing the bald fact that I accepted an appointment as Lecturer on Music at Eastbourne Training College in January, 1947, and that, for this purpose, I was seconded by the Sheffield Education Committee." The fact is, we did not at the time consider him irrevocably lost-nor do we yet. But in any case, lest this should be the last opportunity, we wish him every success and assure him that we shall long remember with gratitude his skilful and genial direction of our musical affairs.
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Mr. C. P. Read, who assumed the chair of Room 8 in 1943, and has filled it with conspicuous success, leaves us this term to become an Inspector under the Ministry of Education. Mr. Whiteley, who first joined us in 1938, and returned from war service last year, has been appointed Assistant Organiser of Physical Education in Sheffield. And to Mrs. Black, who has been with us, off and on, for five years - the last survivor of our war-time Staff-we must a now offer our farewells and good wishes.
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For many of us, the closing of the Junior School will bring regrets at the disappearance from that scene of Miss Copley and Mrs. Goode, for so many years, next to the late F. T. Saville, its most faithful and indispensable ministers.
There will be thousands of Old Edwardians who can look back to the " nursery years " spent under the guidance of these two talented and sympathetic ladies, among others, as not the least memorable and formative part of their upbringing. The long service they have given, both in Newbould Lane and at Clarke House, not to mention their pleasant and willing participation in Senior School affairs as well, has been of fundamental value to our whole community. It is a pleasure to be able to add that Miss Copley is to be transferred to the Senior School Staff next term.
We welcome with interest and appreciation the acquisition by our Governors of a noble portrait of His late Majesty King Edward VII, which has been well placed on the wall of the western staircase. The portrait, depicting His Majesty as Prince of Wales in full Garter Robes, was painted by A. W. Lumley Saville and once hung in the ballroom of Rufford Abbey, whence by devious routes, including apparently the lumber room of the Empire Theatre, Alfreton, it has arrived at its present appropriate situation.
Mention of our eponymous patron reminds us of the growing and regrettable tendency in some quarters to corrupt our title into something other than its proper form. " Students of King Edward's School," " Scholars of the King Edward Grammar School," and other curious hybrids, figure frequently in the local press, pure and simple " boys of King Edward VII School, Sheffield" hardly ever. Even within our own precincts appears the cryptic injunction "Students are not to enter without permission."
T HE retirement of Mr. J. S. Nicholas at the end of this term marks an epoch in the history of the School. He was appointed Senior Mathematical Master when the School was in its infancy and has served, in addition, as Second Master for twenty-one years.
This dual appointment naturally carried with it responsibility for the Mathematics and the discipline in the School. Under his direction Mathematics has always been a strong subject. Boys were accurately " setted " and credits and distinctions were gained in abundance. His own forms understood him well-they followed
they liked his methods and responded with no uncertain success, evidenced by the number of mathematical scholars he discovered. These completed their university life with high honours; some are now university professors.
His outstanding personality, his preciseness, and his sound judgement have so influenced the many boys and staff who have worked for him, that it is very true to say he is leaving his mark upon the School. He believed the School was a great school and could not tolerate anyone who by word or deed attempted to lower its reputation. He was generally laconic, sometimes caustic, often witty, but always a strict disciplinarian: what he said was law. To the indolent, the careless, untidy boy, the late boy with no real excuse, to the fidgety boy (you, I mean, third from the end on the back row . . .) he might have appeared impetuous, hasty and impatient. Yet behind his firm sphinx-like exterior, his biting criticism, lay a heart of warm affection, a sympathetic nature, a sincere interest in the delinquent's welfare.
His " Well done, boy!" carried a high order of congratulation. No meaningless words these, and to the boy, especially the less able boy, they carried a load of encouragement.
Affectionately known as " Nick " to boys and Staff alike, we bid him farewell. He goes with our thanks for all he has done, and our sincere wishes that he and Mrs. Nicholas may have many years of leisure and companionship still in store for them.
Thirty years is a long time in the life of a school: there must now be some three thousand boys who have known, been taught by, or had scholarship inspired in them by Allison Scutt. His erudition in at least three languages is wide and deep; his devotion to his work has been daily attested by the bulging bag of assorted papers which-so tradition asserts-takes him home and pays his fare on the bus.
Stories? Yes, of course-but you know them as well as I. As House Master, Form Master, and Senior Language Master, he has functioned with success and acceptance. There was also the period during the war when he did something of vital importance on the top of Button Hill or thereabouts. Hobbies (as Who's Who would put it): Scotland, Bridge, and the Listener crossword, and of course shove-half-penny, at all of which he is expert.
His Colleagues will regret the loss of a familiar and genial figure. Perhaps he too will regret the Common Room, where, however, we hope to see him at times. A very happy retirement, H.A.S., to you and Mrs. Scutt.
Hasta la vista aber nicht adieu!
THE annual Commemoration Service was held at the School on Sunday, April 27th. The Lord Mayor was present, with a large congregation of boys and parents.
After the Headmaster had given the customary short account of the origins of the School and the benefactions made to it, a sermon on the value and meaning of commemoration was preached by the Ven. R. W. Stannard, Archdeacon of Doncaster.
A Commemoration Service, he said, was one in which we reviewed the past to draw inspiration for the future. During the Transfiguration, Christ had shown His disciples the past symbolised by Moses and Elijah and culminating in Himself, and then turned their eyes to the future. We must look to the future and help others. An appeal to unselfish motives calls forth a greater response than one to selfish ones, as illustrated by the difference between our war-time appeals and the present one of "work or want."
The sermon, simply and effectively delivered, was one of the best we have heard for some years; and a word of praise must be given for the fine performance of the anthem, " Jesu, joy of man's desiring," by the choir.
The School congratulates:
Mr. A. P. GRAHAM, on being awarded the Walter Hines Page Travelling Scholarship of the English Speaking Union, under which he will, during next September, visit schools and other institutions in the U.S.A. as the guest of the Union.
Mr. W. D. HARGREAVES, on being awarded the degree of Ph.D. of London University for his thesis on "The Relation between Viscosity and Chemical Constitution."
June 19th, 1947
Andante Symphony No. 94 in G (" The Surprise ")
THE SCHOOL ORCHESTRA Haydn
ONE MINUTE SILENCE IN HONOUR OF THOSE OLD
EDWARDIANS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR
COUNTRY IN THE SECOND GREAT WAR
THE LATIN SCHOOL SONG
THE MASTER CUTLER
of the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire
(The Hon. R. A. Balfour)
Song ... ... "Reveille" .. Dyson
THE HEADMASTER'S REPORT
LATIN ADDRESS OF WELCOME, SPOKEN BY D. N. TYLER,
Distribution of Prizes and Address by
the Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge
(Dr. T. S. HELE)
Piano Solo: Finale from Sonata No. 19 in B flat
(B. A. Geeson) Haydn
Recitation: " I remember, I remember" Thomas Ingoldsby
(B. P. Fisher)
Song: "Say, you who borrow" (The Marriage of Figaro)
(P. D. Robinson) Mozart
Declamation in Latin: Speech of Calgagus ... Tacitus
(E. J. Lemmon)
Madrigal: "April is in my mistress' face " Morley
(The School Choir)
Declamation: A Speech by Cassius from Julius Caesar
(T. B. C. Kendrick) Shakespeare
Vote of Thanks to the Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge,
proposed by Alderman H. W. Jackson, LL.B.,
and seconded by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield
(Dr. J. I. O. Mason, M.B.E., D.Sc., F.R.S.)
Song: "Sir Eglamore "
traditional, arr. Balfour Gardiner
GOD SAVE THE KING
THE proceedings this year were notable both for the presence of a distinguished company on the platform and for the introduction of a new feature consisting of a series of recitals, rhetorical and musical, by the star performers in the recent Parents' Prize contests. With the Master Cutler in the Chair, the platform party included the Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield University and Dr. H. W. Thompson, F.R.S., and to the latter, in addition to the speakers billed on the programme, was given an opportunity, much appreciated by the audience, of voicing a personal tribute to his former teacher and House Master, Mr. Nicholas.
The musical items by Choir and Orchestra, both this time under the baton of Mr. Atkins, were of a high quality, and the individual performers amply compensated the audience for the ordeal of remaining some twenty-five minutes longer than usual in their seats.
The HEADMASTER'S report was again concerned with farewells to retiring members of the Staff. He paid a tribute to Mr. Baylis's work for the music of the School, in the Orchestra, the Choir and school singing, and the teaching of music specialists for School and Higher Certificate; and to Mr. Read's services as Senior History Master, Housemaster, cricket coach, and officer of the A.T.C. To Mr. Scutt, retiring after twenty-nine years service, twenty-one of them as Senior Modern Language Master, the School owed a great debt for his high scholarship and power of training the taste and critical faculty of his pupils-the 1930 record of sixteen distinctions in Modern Languages being a notable achievement. And lastly, Mr. Nicholas, Senior Mathematics Master for thirty-six years, and Second Master for twenty-one. " As a teacher of mathematics Mr. Nicholas broke all the rules of the training college lecturer. Perhaps his voice is a little harsh; his writing on the board is hardly a model of neatness; and if you went into his classroom you might find that each boy in the Set seemed to have reached a different stage in the book: the Sixth Form boys are left largely to master their own difficulties. Yet year after year his boys have won Open Scholarships, chiefly at Oxford, and two of his pupils have been elected to Fellowships of the Royal Society, one at the early age of thirty. You will realise that I am speaking of one who is little short of a genius as a teacher of Mathematics . . . As Second Master his discipline has been strict, sometimes stern, but always scrupulously fair; I have never known a shrewder judge of a man, a boy, or a situation. You can judge his integrity by the fact that whenever I sought his advice he always told me what he really thought and not what I wanted to hear; and you will see how loyal he was when I add that if I did not take his advice, my requests were just as readily carried out as if I had followed it. Familiarity, they say, breeds contempt: but you will see that Mr. Nicholas passes the test of the truly great man, in that the more you get to know him, the greater his stature becomes.'
In succession to these retiring masters, the Headmaster was able to announce the appointment of Mr. S. W. Carter as Second Master; and of Mr. Norman Barnes, Mus.Bac., as Music Master, Mr. Wrigley as Senior History Master, Mr. E. V. Bramhall as Senior Modern Language Master, Mr. P. J. Wallis as Senior Mathematics Master, and Mr. E. C. Cumming to the History staff.
In the School Certificate examination of last year, thirty-six " Special Merits " (six or more Credits) constituted a record; and among the fifty-four Higher Certificates there were twenty-one distinctions, as well as five State Scholarships and two Town Trust Scholarships.
The competitions for the Parents' Prizes were held for the first time this year, some of them before outside judges. " I thank you again on behalf of the Staff and myself " said the Headmaster, " for your generous gift, which is such an encouragement to the boys and to us, and which is already encouraging the creative side of our work and exerting a real influence on the cultural life of the School."
Of other out-of-school activities the Headmaster made special mention of the International Discussion Group, which, under the direction of Mr. G. J. Cumming, provided a modest but real attempt to foster in the minds of the boys the ideal of a World State, which our generation must convert from a dream to a reality if civilisation is to survive: " I commend this new venture to you and urge you to commend it to your sons." The progress and success of the Athletics Team, which in 1940 entered for the first time for the Northern Schools Athletic Championships, and this year gained second place in that contest, was a tribute to A. J. Parkin, Captain of Athletics for the last two years, who had not only been a good performer on the track, but, more important, had set his team a fine example of sportsmanship, being a chivalrous winner and a generous loser.
This term was to see the closing of the Junior School, after forty-two years of existence.
I should like on behalf of the Education Committee and the School," said the Headmaster, .. to offer our warmest thanks both to the Grammar School Governors, but especially to the Osborn family (who presented Clarke House for the use of the Junior School in 1936). Their generous gift has formed a perfect setting for the Junior School for the past eleven years. The Junior School has done three things for the School-it has got boys accustomed, at the age of eight or nine, to the Grammar School method of going to different masters for different subjects; it has brought them under the influence of men at that same age; and it has introduced them to French and Mathematics at the age of ten, when the able box needs a wider curriculum than the Primary School provides. It has proved its worth in that over the last ten years, for example, two-thirds of the Open Scholarships gained at Oxford and Cambridge have been awarded to boys who started in the Junior School. If closing presents you with the problem of how to get your boys to this School in the future, what I would say is this: if you have a younger son whom you judge would have got into the Junior School under the old conditionthen he has a good chance getting into the Senior School under the new arrangements, for our Entrance Examination for fee-payers was always a real test, and in recent years a very difficult test."
Of future plans, the Headmaster mentioned two. An appeal was already in circulation for the War Memorial Fund, in which it was hoped to raise £2.500 to provide an Organ for the Assembly Hall, an International Section of the School Library, and a Travelling Bursary. Next term it was proposed to start an Economics Sixth Form, in which boys would take three of the four subjects, History, Geography, Economics and French in the Higher Certificate; this should give every boy a chance of staving at School until he has taken the Higher Certificate -clearly our next objective in view of the raising of the school leaving age to fifteen.
The Head Prefect, D. N. TYLER, delivered the following address of welcome:
SPEECH DAY-Dr. Hele, D. N. Tyler, The Master Cutler,
Alderman H. W. Jackson, The Headmaster
Maximo gaudio elati sumus quod aped nos hodie Thomam Shirley Hele, virum clarissimum, .salutamus. qui quoniam in hac nostra regione Eboracensi olim Sedburgii educates est, paene inter nostrates numerari videtur. idem cum in Cniversitate Cantabrigiensi naturae rerum ita studuisset ut summos honores consequeretur, Londinium profectus inter medicos ad Sancti Burtholomaei agentes medicinam aliquamdiu exercuit. deinde in collegium suum Emrnanuelense revocatus, Cantabrigii aliquot annos rersabatur, cum repente bello exorto ritam umbratilem abiecit. medicas illas ad camera nostrorum adhibuit manus. pace coinposita Cantabrigium reversus iam paene triginta annos amplissima ornamenta honoris adipiscitur, collegio suo praepositus, Universitatis quondam V ice-caneellari us. i taque ego tibi, vir doctissime, locum iam concedam ut quam aud ientiam mea oratione tibi f acere conatus sum, earn et i psa tua fama atque existimatio faciat.
DR. HELE'S address was one of those delightfully informal talks in which much shrewd comment and advice are thrown out with an air of artless spontaneity. One gathered that Dr. Hele was no one-track scientist; he rather belittled the scope of the biological approach to human problems, and certainly had no use for educational theory based on scientific analysis of measurable factors to the exclusion of the far more important imponderables. "Imagination, originality, guts-these cannot be measured by quantitative tests." Advice to boys: know yourselves (and do not be discouraged if the results of such discovery seem at times uninspiring). To masters: know your boys (corollary: there is a limit: to the manageable size of schools and universities). To parents: know your school, and co-operate with it.
The principal Prizewinners were:
Royal Grammar School Prize for Classics, E. J. Lemmon;
Wesley College Prize for Natural Sciences, P. Lamb;
W. P. Taylor Prize for Mathematics, P. J. Landin and P. Lamb;
History, P. B. Buckroyd and G. T. Edwards;
Ancient History, T. R. C. Reynolds;
English, P.M. H. Bell;
French. P. S. Green;
German, K. J. H. Creese;
Spanish, J. L. Skidmore;
Chemistry, D. G. Craig;
Physics, D. N. Tyler;
Biology. J. E. Cooper;
Art, T. F. Baylis;
English Essay and Poem, E. J. Lemmon;
Modern Language Essay; K. J. H. Creese and P. S. Green;
Classical Composition, T. E. Kinsey.
Spoken English, VI and Transitus, 1st, B. A. Geeson, 2nd, T. B. C. Kendrick;
V, Remove and IV, P. D. Robinson and P. L. Scowcroft;
III and II, B. P. Fisher;
Latin Reading, VI, Transitus and V, E. J. Lemmon and H. R. Windle;
IV, III and II, P. D. Robinson;
French Reading, L. H. Scott;
Singing, P. D. Robinson;
Instrumental Music, B. A. Geeson.
D. G. CRAIG:-(a) Brackenbury Scholarship of £100 a year for Natural Sciences
at Balliol College, Oxford. (b) State Scholarship. (c) Town Trust Scholarship
of £100 a year, awarded on the Higher Certificate examination;
E. J. LEMMON:-(a) Open Demyship of £100 a year for Classics at Magdalen College, Oxford. (b) State Scholarship;
G. P. RENTON:-Open Scholarship of £100 a year for Classics at Lincoln College, Oxford;
D. N. TYLER:-Open Scholarship of £100 a year for Natural Sciences at Trinity College, Oxford;
P. LAMB:-(a) Robert Styring Scholarship of £100 a year for Natural Sciences at Trinity College, Cambridge. (b) State Scholarship. (c) Town Trust Scholarship of £100 a year, awarded on the Higher Certificate examination;
E. D. PEACOCK:-Open Exhibition of £40 a year for Classics at Pembroke College, Cambridge;
J. E. COOPER:-Town Trustees' Scholarship of £50 a year for Natural Sciences at Sheffield University;
M. I. MACLAURIN:-Robert Styring Undergraduate Scholarship of £50 a year for Natural Sciences at Sheffield University;
J. JEPSON:-The Adlington Scholarship of £70 a year, tenable in the Faculty of Engineering or Metallurgy at Sheffield University;
B. WILKINSON:The Adlington Scholarship of £70 a year, tenable in the Faculty of Engineering or Metallurgy at Sheffield University;
Supplemental Awards by the Ministry of Education:-D. KEETON, G. A. HORRIDGE, J. A. SIDDELL, W. G. THOMPsoN; State Scholarships:S. G. CLIXBY, G. A. HORRIDGE.
Sheffield Royal Grammar School Founders' Exhibitions (Honorary):-S. G. CLIXBY, G. A. HoRRIDGE, D. KEETON, J. A. SIDDELL, W. G. THOMPSON.
Sheffield Education Committee Scholarships tenable at Sheffield and other Universities:-G. G. BARNES. D. J. CRAPPER, A. J. HUNTER, J. JEPSON, G. R. MILNER, F. S. PROCTOR, M. R. SLACK, J. P. SMITH, R. J. TAYLOR. B. WILKINSON .
Sheffield Education Committee University Grants on admission to Oxford or Cambridge University: D. M. E. ALLAN, P. B. BUCKROYD, G. T. EDWARDS, E. D. PEACOCK;
Engineering Cadetship:-A. V. SWINDALE.
P. J. WHEATLEY, Hastings Scholar of the Queen's College:-The Gibb Scholarship in Chemistry.
K. A. CHARE, Hastings Scholar of the Queen's College:-First Class Honours Part II of shortened Examination in Final Honours School of Modern Languages.
J. L. E. SUTTON, Hastings Scholar of the Queen's College:-Second Class Honours in the Final Honours School of Engineering.
H. A. WILLS, St. Edmund Hall:-Second Class Honours in the Final Honours School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
G. A. CORKILL, Hastings Scholar of the Queen's College:-Second Class Honours in Mathematical Moderations.
D. M. JONES, Major Scholar of Trinity College:(a) The Porson University Scholarship for Classics. (b) The Henry Arthur Thomas Scholarship. (c) The Montague Butler Prize for Latin Hexameter Verse.
H. F. GUITE, Exhibitioner of St. Catharine's College:-(a) The Degree of B.A, of London University with First Class Honours in. Classics. (b) The Arthur Platt Studentship for Classics of London University. (c) Appointed Assistant Lecturer in Classics at Manchester University.
J. H. SHAW, Major Scholar of Sidney Sussex College:-Second Class Honours (First Division) in Part II of the Natural Sciences Tripos.
M. P. FANTHOM, Major Scholar of Trinity College:Second Class in Part II of the Preliminary Examination in Mathematics.
G. H. CALVERT, Scholar of Trinity Hall:-Second Class (First Division) in Part II of the Preliminary Examination in Modern Languages.
J. ROLLIN, Scholar of Trinity Hall: Second Class (Second Division) in Pert I of the Modern Languages Tripos.
D. M. E. ALLAN, Clare College:-Played in the Freshmen's Trial at Association Football.
G. NORNABLE:-Croix de Guerre for work in France with the French Resistance
Movement and the Maquis;
A. GILLIES, Scholar of Sheffield University:Appointed Visiting Professor in German Literature at Harvard University;
A. L. HORNSBY:-Appointed Resident Manager and Chief Engineer of the Alamasi Diamond Mine, Tanganyika;
I. R. SCUTT:-Appointed Deputy Town Clerk of Lincoln;
M. H. TAYLOR:Solicitors' Final Examination of the Law Society;
R. G. HEMINGWAY:-Colonial Scholarship in Agricultural Chemistry, tenable at Downing College, Cambridge, and the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture, Trinidad (declined);
M. RUDGE:-The Ajax Hospitality Scholarship for Science at McGill University, Canada. (Open to former Officers of the R.N.V.R.).
WHEN the Junior School closes at the end of the present term, all who have known King Edward VII School will see with regret the ending of the life's work and achievement of the late Mr. F. T. Saville.
It was he who had charge of it when, after the foundation of the School in 1905, it was housed in the main building; and later, when additional buildings had to be acquired in Newbould Lane. And it was, perhaps, the proudest day of his life when in 1936, by the efforts of Mr. R. B. Graham and the generosity of the Osborn family, the Junior School moved into their beautiful old home, Clarke House.
It was in Newbould Lane that the School took on the form that we best remember; and it was there that three members of the staff, who were to help Mr. Saville and his successors so much, joined it. These three very able teachers, Miss J. M. Copley, Miss L. Turner (now Mrs. Goode) and Mr. C. S. Wright, have served the School nobly and have earned the gratitude and affection of pupils and colleagues alike.
The accommodation there was nine tiny classrooms, each lit by one feeble incandescent burner and heated by roaring fires, which scorched the shins and trousers of enthusiastic demonstrators or the blackboards perched on the mantelpieces. Outside Miss Turner's room, on the top of a bay window, were set up the aquarium, the wormery and the bird-table, well-known to pupils of the indefatigable teacher; and strings of bacon-rind and monkey-nuts swayed attractively across the window.
There was physical training for ten minutes every morning in the Close or in the back-yards of our villas and at 3.30 there were games for all. Every Thursday evening, during the winter terms, a social was held in room 69, the boys providing entertainment in song, recitation, conjuring and ventriloquism. In the summer, we played cricket every day in the Close, Wednesday and Saturday being the half-holidays for matches. During these, a tea-wagon came out from the kitchen with drinks and "eats." When cricket ended, many adjourned to the old swimming-bath of Wesley College days-no showers, no dressing rooms, no warm water, not even a roof! But what sport we had, and many a youngster was taught to swim, by Mr. Saville in those far-off days.
Parents' Day was the big event of the year. The Junior School lent us the workshop for our exhibitions of Art, Handiwork and Nature Study. A gymnastic display took place in the Close and the Swimming Sports in the open-air bath. Tea was served in the Dining Hall and in the Common Room Garden. Then the scene moved to the grounds of Lynwood, kindly lent by Mr. and Mrs. Saville. There the tennis court and surrounding shrubbery formed an ideal setting for our plays-Toad of Toad Hall, scenes from Midsummer Night's Dream and As You Like It, King Alfred and the Cakes, The Road Makers. Fat King Melon, Make Believe, Miracle on Watling Street, Rose and the Ring, and Divertissements a la Foire, to mention but a few.
Before leaving Newbould Lane, we recall some other more colourful-and more transient -members of the staff; one especially, whose dog, Joey, left in charge of the class during his master's often prolonged absences, would give audible warning of any misdemeanour: so proving a most able disciplinarian.
And those lighter moments in the swimming bath when a junior in frock-coat and top-hat would take his " lady ," friend for a row in a canoe. Somehow the canoe always managed to capsize, leaving the "lady " to be rescued most gallantly by her squire.
The Golden Age of the Junior School, however, dawned when we moved into Clarke House in April, 1936. All who have worked there know the delights of the building and its grounds, a veritable paradise for youngsters. Mr. Saville found room, in the summer, for a cricket-net in the garden, and many of the juniors learned their first lessons in batsmanship from him there. It was always a great satisfaction to him to see so many of his boys getting, in later years, into the School 1st XI. A fine cricketer and footballer himself, he was a great believer in the value of games in developing courage and character in his pupils.
Unfortunately the World War soon curtailed our out-of-school activities. The winter socials and lantern lectures, the Christmas parties and plays, had to be abandoned. And in 1940, Mr. Saville had finally to retire. The Junior School was very fortunate in his successor, Mr. A. C. Baker, who soon proved himself an exceptionally fine teacher and able administrator. Until he left in 1945 he was to maintain in those difficult days the great tradition which he had inherited.
When he left, the news of the closing of the Junior School had already been confirmed; and since then it has only been left to us to watch sadly the gradual contraction of its activities. We can only hope that we too have done our best to maintain the standards of those pupils and teachers who have gone before; and whose efforts have given the Junior School a proud place in the history of King Edward VII School.
In writing notes on the Junior School, one always seems to have either too little or too much to say. Last term, our activities could have been put into one sentence: Angles had won the Football Challenge Cup without losing a single match. And even that seemed faraway and unreal, for the House matches had ended in early January. This term. there is almost too much to record.
But first, we would like to say goodbye to Mrs. Goode, who has done so much to awaken the interest of generations of Juniors in the lives of birds, animals and insects. She has been to all of them a most inspiring influence, and we wish her all good fortune wherever she may go.
To Mr. John Siebenschein, also, we must say goodbye, offering him our warmest thanks and good wishes. He will be staying for some time in Sheffield, and we hope to see him from time to time, whenever his work permits.
Our term began with the Sports and Cross-country run. Both were won by Saxons, though the first two home in the cross-country were Normans. Wheatley just beating Tebbet by a foot or so. in excellent time. Angles won the Tug-of-War.
After the Whitsuntide holiday, cricket began in earnest and so far we have had a remarkably good season. Two rounds of House matches have been completed, and, for what may be the only time in their history, Britons have won the Cup.
In outside matches, two Preparatory Schools, Hill House, Doncaster, and Birkdale have so far been met: and we have won both games. This has been due largely to some first-class bowling by the captain, I. A. Mottershaw; and if the side's batting can attain the standard of which it has proved itself capable on less tense occasions, this last Junior 1st XI should add distinction to successive teams in the Senior School. They have undoubted ability which only needs ripening by experience.
Parents' Day, considering our diminished numbers, brought a good crowd of parents and friends who watched an exciting cricket match on the School Close. Our traditional opponents, Rotherham Grammar School, could not send a team this year; so 2A stepped into the breach with an XI including many of last year's Junior 1st XI.
Batting first, 2A puts on 39 runs before we got them all out, Vincent carrying his bat for an invaluable 9. For the Juniors, Woolhouse was in excellent form, and Milne and Smith, who was bowling a very lively pace, gave good support. Rowbotham was the keenest fielder. When we went in the game seemed well in hand until Rowbotham misjudged one that he intended to hit into the road; Hall, Mottershaw and Wassell were quickly out; and things looked black until Woolhouse came to the rescue, and, helped mostly by Barnes, really saved the game. Run by run, the score mounted till, just on tea-time, the 40 went up with two wickets still standing.
And so to the swimming bath, where more good sport was enjoyed. The most impressive feature being the diving of B. Smith, who also won the event last year. The House competition evidently lay between Angles and ' ormans, and very keenly they fought it out, Angles finally winning by only 10 points, with a total of 115. Osborn was third.
Mrs. Barton kindly presented the House Challenge Cup; and the Headmaster spoke of the work and traditions of the Junior School, to which Mr. Saville had devoted his whole life congratulated the boys on their good display and offered them all his best wishes for the future.
Those of us who had not had an opportunity earlier in the afternoon to visit the exhibition of Art and Nature Study at Clarke House, then went to admire the scope and variety of the exhibits, and the skill with which Mrs. Goode had arranged them. Many a school of much older boys would be proud to offer such an exhibition. Altogether, a most successful day.
THIS has been by far the most memorable term in the as yet short history of the Club The film about which everyone seemed to have heard so much, but which was almost but not quite finished, at last had its showing at the beginning of the term. A Year in Celluloid. the Club's film of the year, was shown with its sound-track of Grieg, Coates, Handel and Will Bradley's Six Texas Hot dogs. Audiences were large and appreciative-and a good time was had by all. We must give our sincerest thanks to those members of the Staff and the School who so generously gave their services, and their immortal celluloid portraits, to the film. Parents and friends came to two special shows, and, in parenthesis, we might add that in our opinion a certain Science master might have been amazed at the transformation of his always practical, but somewhat austere, lecture-room. The audiences showed a stoic calm throughout the wilder sequences of the film, and we thank them for their generous donations.
Elsewhere in the term, our training evenings have attracted a small but staunch group. We have had informal talks and demonstrations of cameras and our electrical apparatus. Our newly formed Still Group (possessing a group of poster artists that the rest of the Club would like to get in touch with-one cannot look at a wall without seeing a poster about the Still Group!) has organised a Photographic Competition and a Folio.
Already the Club has plans under way for its next film, and all members, old and new, are invited to join next term in the fun (and otherwise!) of making this film.
T. B. C. K.
A HIGH level of performance in various School teams and societies has always been assumed in K.E.S. It would not be surprising to find that the late war and the aftermath of "phoney " peace. the years of austerity, had blighted if only faintly the activities of this school no less than others. The expert in statistical analysis will peruse the relevant file of School magazines and prove to his satisfaction that these activities have not been impaired. You and I, and I hope, should the School retain a permanent copy of this film, illi veri Edwardenses of 1950 and onwards, will have visible evidence of the standard of performance in 1945-6, the spreading field of starters and the stream of dogged finishers in the Cross-Country, the Northern Public Schools Sports, the Christmas Concert and Bird in Hand.
For this we are indebted to the Cine Club, itself a " war-baby " which is rapidly progressing into the infant prodigy class. For A Year in Celluloid is itself an outstanding example of the spirit that has animated school activities. Shortage of films, and a year that was seldom indulgent to outdoor photography, can have been only two of the handicaps to be overcome by personal initiative, enterprise and enthusiasm. The film belongs to the category of documentary but is not therein devoid of artistic possibilities. I understand the Cine Club have produced one or two " shorts " of incidental events in school life: they learned to walk, before trying to run. A record of the School year is an ambitious attempt and they have obviously appreciated the pitfalls. The camera's roving eye sees everything, but the skilful producer selects the people or things he is pleased to observe and present to his audience, and resorts to every legitimate device of balance, pace, switch, pause to keep the spectator interested. This aim is more easily attained in association with a photographer possessing a sense of camera especially when, as here, selectivity is limited and raw film is too precious to be squandered.
The film maintained a correct balance between indoor and outdoor scene. We were rushed into English Literature with the Fourth, who at the sound of the bell executed a rapid change to that endemic recreation which requires a mere couple of coins and a square foot of deal; thence to sterner sport, the Soccer Knock-Out Final, where adroit photography on a raw day showed us sweeping movements with the ball continuously in play. a sequence that could stand comparison with many a Cup Tie News Reel. It is a pity we were denied the names of the Houses engaged apparently because the actual game was a year later than its documentary date. This is a small point on which to offer criticism but I think captions would have assisted the audience in following the sporting events generally. The highlight of these was the Swimming Sports. Here the camera from roof-top height and bath level recorded the sheer poetry of motion in perfect swimming. which most of us are too unfavourably placed to perceive. This was athletic grace and rhythm at its best.
Of the indoor sequences I would like to mention two. The Swing Club or the players of (was it Boogie Woogie?) were superbly presented in all their gay abandon: the camera hovered long enough over the instrumentalists to show deft execution here, earnest concentration there, a flicker of a smile elsewhere which just pricked the bubble of pomposity, and the sardonic glance of the lectern eagle. This scene did, however, get more than its fair share of time and would have lost nothing by compression.
The Christmas Concert. more than the Play, was the real test if a film of this kind was to achieve the symmetry which embraces a Midsummer afternoon on the cricket field and a Midwinter evening in the School. The Cine Club came through this section with flying colours and emphasised their competence by following the concert audience to the fogbound front steps and the final lock-up of the premises.
A large band of helpers in this production may take legitimate pride in what they have done for the School. It is a first class triumph for so young a Society. Where so many have contributed, mention of names is often invidious but no one will grudge a reference to the discriminating producation of Kendrick and the polished photography of Wood. If it is not impertinent to refer to the intentions of the Club, consideration might be given after some years of extrovert activity in and around Sheffield to focusing the lens once more on K.E.S. with " A Day in Celluloid." And if cherchez la femme is still one of the first principles of cinematography, the feminine lead should be given not to any fleeting constellation but to the lady whose culinary accomplishments and cheerful ministrations keep the majority of us going after 2.15.
IF you had been on Sheffield Victoria Station at 3.0 a.m. one Saturday morning, you would have seen a collection of assorted baggage and five half-freezing youths-also assorted.
Having got into the train we settled down for a long wanted rest. On the way to our destination, which was Norwich. we enjoyed a view of the passing flood-land, and wondered what the Broads would be like. However, after much bundling of bags and baggage into various carriages, we arrived at Norwich; and after having tramped about the town we finally hauled ourselves and our belongings aboard a bus.
The dialect in this part of the country is hard for a foreigner to translate, and when we heard something like "Wroxham" called out we alighted from the bus and found ourselves in a one-street village.
Boarding the good ship " Ripple III,'' we stowed away our gear and tried to fathom the many ropes and where and what their purpose was. After half-an-hour of this unravelling, we cast off and trusted to luck; but, as we found out later, luck was on holiday. Having a good breeze blowing dead ahead, we had to quant the boat out of our berth. "Quanting" is having to throw a large clothes-prop into the water, catch it, and then try to stick the thing further into the river bed. By doing this the boat moves along at one quant-power.
Getting rather tired of one quant-power, we decided to hoist sail and enter Wroxham Broad. Seeing an opening, we tried to get in. But suddenly-rip! The main was ripped to shreds, canvas was everywhere except on the mast. What caused this parting of our sail was a squall. Instead of the wind blowing in a steady breeze, it came in pants, and thus we got blown onto the trees. Having to be towed back by our rival, the motor-boat, we returned to our berth in great shame.
Once more we set out with a fine following breeze, but unfortunately we had to tack, as the river bends and the wind stays in one direction. "Tacking" is quite an art on a river, especially when one sees another boat on the opposite tack and it is a toss-up who gives way first. If you give way you find yourself twice as far back as when you started. Having sailed as far as we could we tied up for the night. Quarters below are quite comfortable, but headroom is rather scarce, as one soon finds out. As for feeding, one just eats when one feels hungry, and we lived mainly on Mr. Heinz's 57 Varieties.
As a gale blew for two days, we could not venture out in our yacht, so we were confined to a little sailing in the dingy. This proved to be good fun until the dingy pushed its bow into the water and refused to come out. On this occasion we were running with the wind, and this made matters worse. But as wood has a certain buoyancy and we had a dislike of getting wet, we all scrambled into the stern and the bow appeared. However, we got slightly wet, and so returned to the Ripple, our hopes of any good sailing now somewhat " damped."
At last luck seemed to be with us and we hoisted sail to the tune of a well-known song "Tempus est ... " Passing through the yachtsman village, Horning, we arrived at the mouth of the River Ant. Here we tied up and cleaned the boat up, swabbing the decks in true naval fashion.
As it was now Thursday, we decided to turn back. We did not want to be caught miles away from Wroxharn in a gale and unable to move.
Our voyage back was uneventful, except for one of the crew being stranded, and another being knocked into the water. The stranded one was brought back by the dingy, and the half-drowned one was dragged back. The performance of falling in was liked by all, except the performer, who, as it happened, had just returned from the nearest village dressed in macintosh and all. But the writer wishes to say that he did not want to be a wet blanket, and anyway it was high time he had a wash, so in he fell.
On the last day of our cruise we sailed all the afternoon on Wroxham Broad. Here we reaped the true joys of yachting-the thrill of speeding through the water, hearing the lapping of the water on the bows, and looking aloft and seeing our canvas billowing out to a fresh breeze.
We arrived back at Wroxham on Saturday morning under two quant-power (having found another clothes-prop). After hauling down our Jolly Roger and piping the owner aboard, we said farewell to our holiday on the water and returned to become landlubbers once more.
K. E. ALLISON
The wounded warrior, stained with mire and blood,
Above the host of fallen raised his head
Amidst a sea of agony he stood,
Amidst a rolling surge of stifling dead.
His tired arm reached out to grasp his spear,
The battered helmet from the ground he took;
Around him saw he signs of cruel fear
The cringing corpse, the coward's frightened look.
He. with returning strength, an effort made
And climbed upon a pile of lifeless clay
Which formed, once shapes of men, a barricade
Built by the blood-stained sword-Man's foolish way
His watchful eyes around him gazed, and viewed
The broken banner and the pennant torn,
The dented breastplates of the much pursued,
The silent trumpet and the broken horn.
He saw the severed head, the shattered bone,
The gory faces grinning at Man's fate;
Elation and despair, as if in stone
Portrayed in their unconscious, deathly state.
These mutilated bodies, slashed and maimed.
Transformed the level plain, so smooth and green,
And made a furrowed heath; whilst wild, untamed
The heartless vultures hovered o'er the scene.
These men, as once they were, then by him stood
The farmer with his cattle on the lea,
The forester alone within the wood,
The merchant sending vessels out to sea.
The reapers in the cornfield he espied,
The fishermen across the mighty main.
The caravans traversing deserts wide,
The travellers returning home again.
And then appeared the villages: though small,
Therein all men were happy, honest, true
The mill, the smithy-every grey stone wall
Told Man that he in peace' his work should do.
His mind again returned-then passed away
And saw the state of life in future years,
He saw the people, withered, old and grey,
He saw the sadness, sorrow, and the tears.
The pastures, once so green, were trampled down,
The trees and flowers stripped of form or grace;
Gone were the peaceful village, quiet town.
Polluted was each silent, restful place.
The golden cornfield was a brown morass,
The lordly ships were broken on the shore,
And scarce were gentle waters, verdant grass,
For scattered now was all the peace of yore.
Then he. still thinking of the deluge sure,
Down from his place of observation stepped.
He saw the ruin of all things most pure,
And how the evils and the sins were kept.
He thought of power to which men still aspire,
Of all their high intentions, and their deeds
So merciless, which end in blood and fire,
Regardless of another's wants and needs.
He asked himself why Man still tries to fight,
To kill, to plunder-everlasting strife.
What good is all this power and this might?
What good is all this needless waste of life?
"WELL, goodbye; I hope you will come back and see us soon; we'll always be glad to see you."
How many times have the walls of this old school heard these words? Edward VII will probably look down on many such departures during his retirement on the second floor staircase. I think that maybe I shall say "farewell" this year. and the thought has caused me to reminisce and think of some of my former days. How long it seems since I took my entrance exam., and the awe with which I entered this great building behind my brother, who regarded having to take me to school as a great nuisance and degradation. I remember the quiet little gentleman in a grey suit, who led me upstairs to the S.L.R., and the gentle lady who listened to me trying to steady my voice enough to read to her. in the lab. assistant's room.
How long it seems since my first day when I came up the main steps and a terrifying gentleman with a little ginger moustache asked me my name and led me into the vast Assembly Hall. When I came to know this gentleman better I found him rather more fatherly than terrifying. There I saw Mr. -Nicholas for the first time, and whenever he looked my way I trembled in my shoes. I think now, with the passing of time, we have come to understand each other better. What impressed me most when I entered the Hall were the cases of shiny Cups, and I noticed the sixth case from the eagle end of the platform always seemed to be pretty full.
Then, of course, there was J.3. I shall never forget the way Miss Copley introduced me to the rest of the form, as if I were a great friend of hers. She sent me to sit between two boys who have been great friends of mine all through the school. I think that some of the best friendships in the school were built in J.3. Of course, there will be no more friendships built there now. There were Mrs. Michell's Nature Study Classes, with all the snails, hedgehogs, frogs and lizards, etc., Mr. Mackay's geography and Mr. Ward's gym. Perhaps the most envied position in Mr. Baker's form J.IB. was the post of bellringer, a rank to which I rose in my last year in the Junior School. The outdoor activities in the Junior School consisted chiefly of fighting in the playground, and locking people in the "' Monkey House." It seems to me that the young boys nowadays must be pacifists; they don't fight half as much as we did.
Then the war came. The young masters left and old ones replaced them. Then we started Home Service. I wonder who had the most enjoyable time, the Staff with their coffee and biscuits, or the boys doing lessons in arm-chairs.
The next move was into the Senior School, 2B. The late Mr. Saville had returned and was my form-master. There are many little things that I shall remember about Mr. Saville, but one thing that comes to my mind was the morning after Fixture Cards had been sold. Mr. Saville asked who had not bought a Card. Three boys stood up; I was one. He asked one of the others why he had not bought a Card, and the boy answered that he did not play football and was not interested. The other boy answered likewise. Then he asked me, and I had to admit that my reason was because I had not the 2d. Mr. Saville said, quietly "Oh! A pauper. Well, here is a Card for you and I will give you one every season." He did, until he retired.
I remember the Air-raid Shelters going up (or should I say down?), the air-raid practices, stacking air-raid blankets, and emergency work after the blitz. I remember the loss of the school bell, and the first Prefects' Dance. (You don't; that was in 1927-Ed.). Then, of course, last year we had that growth of pictures round the library. These, I am told, have something to do with a gentleman who boasts a large red moustache. I believe that the moustache turned red under the influence of Tunisian sun and sand, and Italian red wine.
I had heard a rumour recently that Mr. Cumming was going, but it seems that, on the contrary, another Cumming's coming. I have lost count of all the masters who have come and gone in my time, but now I shall see no more, for I must go, too. 'Tis said that your school years are the best of your life; well, I knew very little about my pre-school years, and I know nothing of my post-school years yet, but I really have enjoyed myself during my decade here. Au revoir K.E.S. . . . Good luck!
(Thoughts on coming home late at night).
Ash, smouldering ash,
silent, numb, dead,
with heavy sleep smearing the house in black.
One by one, oh fire, the sombre sleep took them,
and now death has darkened living flame.
and life leaves the coal's last ruddy twitchings
grey ash, sleeping softly.
From shrieking clash of the dancing,
and the hectic throng of multitude wildly whirling,
vivid violent pleasure of action-making,
flushed in the warmth and the sweet-hot dance-hall,
home in company, singing and smiling faces,
kissed by the soft breeze, cool in the evening's fragrance-home alone.
The door creaked, shaking the dark pool of silence
to shimmering waves of sound
heavy feet padded loudly
nothing stirred, no muffled sob
from the tight cloth of sleep that bound the house.
Are they dead? The fire is fading, dying.
Thought wanders wild
E. J. LEMMON
Have you sat,
and heard the clock tick,
for nothing can;
but the world pulses on through measured beats,
and you seem to hear centuries dead,
the muffled cries of distant past,
the dead, long dead, who live through time
have you feared?
The time-beats pass,
but all is the void of uncreation,
the lull when the wind drops,
the murmur of grey steady rain,
the dream of lonely desert' mists,
but filled with dull calling cries,
the confused echoes of past experience,
old past thoughts with dead white faces.
Have you seen
the blank of future,
E. J. LEMMON
I CAREFULLY ruled a line under my Geography homework, and turned my attention
to the French. I found the page in the
French text-book and read: SIMPLE ENGLISH SENTENCES, FOR TRANSLATION INTO FRENCH.
1. I will open the door for him. Um! . . . I selected a clean page in my exercise book, and after ruling a rather wobbly margin, with the aid of an Atlas, headed it thus: FRENCH HOMEWORK. P.96. Ex.xxvi: and began
1. Je . . . will? . . .yes, will! Perhaps the dictionary could help. After removing the above-mentioned from under the table-leg. and putting in its place the German dictionary. I proceeded to look up will.
Wildness, Wiles, Wilful. Wiliness. Will . . . Ah. Will! Testement, the dictionary told me, was the word for will. I supposed the little (m) following testement meant " modal." I put down testement.
Now what? . . . Um . . . open.
The dictionary came into force again. and I added ouvert to my effort.
The door I knew; it was le, or la, port. Which? . . . Heads le, tails la . . . The coin spun, and landed heads.
For, I knew, was poor. And now him.
I turned to the back of my French Grammar, and looked up " Object Pronouns ` . . . Um ' . . . Before me stood a whole football team of possibilities. I shut my eyes. and stabbed the page with a pin. Opening my eyes, I saw a neat round hole bored through a " V " which stood at the apex of the triangle of le, la, les. I added "V."
Well, that was Number One, anyway. I looked it over. It read: Je testement ouvert le port poor V.
It looked a hit funny, especially the " V " at the end, but still . . .
I found later, when the work had been marked, that Number One was wrong, as were Numbers Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine and Ten.
At the bottom, in large red letters was the word HOPEFUL' -or something like that.
J. M. DAWSON
CINE CLUB 'STILL' COMPETITION
THE CINE CLUB -
- MAKES A FILM
P. H. WREGHITT
A. J. PARKIN
D C. LAW
T. N. PEARSON
ATHLETES IN ACTION
Sup up. Tom, shak' yersel'." says Bill.
There's racin' up on Bungo's `ill.
Ole Farmer Trout o' Bubblin' Spa
Is walkin' down past Five Mile Bar
Wi' Gouty Fawkes o' Shady Vale.
The losers goin' to pay for ale
For a' the village. so they say."
This last reminder brought a ray
Of pleasure to the other's face.
"I reckons. then. we'll watch the race."
So. bottoms up to drain the dregs.
They grab their caps from off their pegs.
And reeling out with drunken pace
Stride off towards the starting place.
"Why."' says Tom. " I never seen
A crowd like this sin' 'allowe'en.
When Sammy married Lizzie Small
An' stout an" ale were free for all."
And. truly. such a crowd was there
As rivalled any Autumn fair.
Ah! there's the vicar, Mr. Clump.
A red-faced man. and very plump
To say the least. Whose ample girth
Would rock so much with honest mirth
That all around would drop their load
And flee, lest Mr. Clump explode.
And next to him is Jonas Greed.
A miser he: and knobbly kneed.
With slimy hands and wheezing cough
Which frightens all the children off.
Now, here's the sexton. There's the squire
And Lady Brawn from Crooked Mire.
Everyone. in rags or lace
Assembles here to watch the race.
Ah! the competitors are here.
A merry pair and full of cheer.
First. Gouty Fawkes of Shady Vale.
Seventy-eight. and still as hale
As any man for miles around.
Yes! Gouty Fawkes can cover ground.
A crooked nose. a pointed chin,
Two squinting eyes, a merry grin
Displaying, where the teeth had stood
A gaping void: aye, Gouty could
Hold his own for mile on mile
And still vault Jimmy Downing's stile.
A younger man is Farmer Trout.
He's sixty-nine! A man devout
As Clump himself, and just as large.
A veritable rolling barge'
As he pursues his reeling gait.
One half of his most pond'rous weight
Reclines upon a wooden peg.
Which does him duty as a leg.
But. lacking either foot or knee.
It greatly saps his dignity.
But now the vicar's short adress:
My happy flock. I must impress
Upon you my extreme delight
At being here. May His fond light
Watch o'er you all till life is done,
and guide where e'er your course may run
Enough' I am not here to talk
But start this most exciting walk.
You will commence when I shout ' Ten
And may the best man win. An en.''
O Spirit of Excitement, born
Of honest sport' Who is forlorn
When men of prowess take the heath
And strive to win the laurel wreath
The crowd's agog with merry glee.
Up Farmer Trout' " and Fawkes for me '
No quarrel here, no angry phrase.
(They'll get their beer, whoever pays).
They're off' -Not Trout and Fawkes alone,
But all the crowd from lazy drone
To worthy dames and mounted squires.
The mongrels form discordant choirs
To yelp and snarl with all their might.
Ah, what a race' Ah. what a sight!
Bludgeon's Bend looms into view.
Four hundred yards gone-Fawkes a few
Short strides ahead of Farmer Trout.
Both puffing in and puffing out
With faces red as furnace fires.
Past Todgem's Hall and Squelching Mires.
Half a mile. Up Gretchen Breck
Where Crazy Thomas broke his neck.
And past the ancient Witch's Hole
Which stands upon the Elfin Knoll.
A mile. with five more still to do.
What heat' The cracking brisk tattoo
Of Trout's false limb becomes a drawl,
A desultory lazy crawl.
And Fawkes is not increasing pace
His somewhat gnarled and wizened face
Expresses weariness and pain,
As though. if he could choose again.
His choice would not be one for sport
But an easy chair and a glass of port.
But pride, which rules our human hearts.
The cruel tyrant which imparts
Such painful pangs of keen remorse.
Holds both upon their weary course.
Each entertains a warm desire
To end the race. But both require
The other, first. to end the game
And bear the burden of the shame.
So on they plod with slothful tread
Past Beecham's Wood and Giant's Head.
The straggling crowd crawls on behind
In silence now. Down highways lined
With laughing flowers and basking trees.
No cooling air or friendly breeze
Tempers the sun's bright scorching rays.
But see ' Trout catches Gouty's gaze.
They stare awhile. Then each one smiles
A cunning smile. as if their wiles
Have just devised some subtle scheme.
And strangely, when the 'Golden Gleam,'
A local inn. comes into sight.
They do not turn towards the right.
Where lies their course: but go straight through
The open door, and. ordering two
Half pints of frothing English beer.
They gulp it down with right good cheer.
The mob behind, at first surprised
At these events, is soon apprised
Of what its champions have done.
And. truth to tell, there is not one
Who is not glad to hear the news.
And all express concurring views.
So ends my tale. And what they lack
In sport and thrills, the crowd gets back
In sparkling ale and frothing stout.
While Gouty Fawkes and Farmer Trout,
True sportsmen both. since none has lost.
Agree to share the drinking cost.
H. R. WINDLE
AFTER the Magazine had gone to press last term we held three further meetings. the first of which was to hear P. B. Buckroyd's talk on Czechoslovakia. All European countries have serious economic problems nowadays, but this country's distress is rather unique in that it is self-inflicted, for the shortage of skilled workers is due to her expulsion of the German minority. Czechoslovakia's geographical situation makes her important as a link between Eastern and Western Europe, and the clash there between rival foreign influences which, as Buckroyd showed, has already begun should prove interesting.
The following week Mr. Wrigley led a discussion on Italy which was greatly enlivened by the personal experience of both our speaker and President. Italy's problems were laid clearly before us: her lack of coal and other minerals. her serious over-population, causing extreme poverty in the agricultural South and 2,000,000 unemployed in the North, her inflation by 30 different paper-currency issues, and her 66 per cent. yearly deficit. We were further depressed by the information that, though the situation calls for desperate measures. there is little hope of any being taken since there is no majority-party in Italy.
The only " outside speaker this term was Mr. Holland, Ex-Director of Education in the Cologne district of the Ruhr. He explained with first-hand knowledge the immense difficulties which face the Germans. In the realm of Education, for instance, the most elementary materials, such as paper, books, even window-glass, are appallingly scarce. The additional obstacles of denazification policy and level-of-industry controls make the situation even more complex.
Bell opened the present term on a much brighter note. In his talk on Egypt he showed how rapidly that country has progressed since Britain began to withdraw in 1922. Her compulsory-education system, irrigation activities, business ability (revealed in her all-Egyptian sea and air lines), and her recent claims on the Sudan all point to continued progress towards a position. at the head of the Arab League. as the chief power of the Levant.
At our next meeting we heard a long-awaited talk by Mr. Effron on the Argentine. of which country, as the Headmaster revealed in our Monday morning ' trailer.' the speaker had experience in his youth. The most interesting of his anecdotes was his illustration of the comparative significance of revolutions and strikes in South America. Apparently the former are just ignored by the commercial world whereas the latter force such people as railway clerks and officials into ferro-concrete hibernation with rations for six months.
The Current French Political Situation was the subject courageously tackled by L. May a few days after the Renault Strike had added fresh complication thereto. He gave us a short history of the split in M. Ramadier's coalition and, it seems correctly, forecast serious labour troubles as the sequel to the expulsion of the C.G.T.'s Communist representatives from the Cabinet. Finally the absurdity of General de Gaulle's ideas raised our hopes of his not achieving power.
We were very pleased to see Dr. Flowers again this term. He not only brought our knowledge of the Chinese situation up to date but also enlightened us considerably on the subject of Blind Welfare, comparing our own country, the most up-to-date in the world in this sphere, with China, 75 per cent. of whose 2.000,000 blind could have been saved by the most elementary hygiene, and where the Central Government's pensions scheme just fails to function. He foresaw partition of China as the only solution to her present strife and welcomed the recent American withdrawal.
Though the proposed visit of a real live Turk failed to materialise, L. H. Scott gave us a talk on Turkey which came rather as a surprise to us. used to hearing the speaker in more frivolous mood mainly interested in automobiles and Communism. He explained that though Turkey has universal suffrage for both sexes. Communism and strikes are illegal and freedom of the Press and. ' Habeas Corpus ' have yet to be introduced.
WAS THAT THE BELL?.
Our final session this year took the form of a discussion (Note:-not a debate) with the Girls' High School on the motion " That Home Life is Doomed in Modern Civilisation." Though there was no body of opinion either for or against the motion as it stood, voices rose high in disputing whether or not the admitted weakening of home-ties in recent years was a good thing. and suggestions ranging from the abolition of homes (favoured by Scott and Jervis) to the reduction of women to their feudal status (May's idea) were put forward. Their cries of horror and indignant speeches which greeted the latter remark were only part of our visitors' contribution to the evening's entertainment. In particular we are indebted to their leader, Janet Charles, for her admirable preliminary exposition of the subject. By covering it so thoroughly she enabled subsequent speakers to treat it more broadly, digressing finally into an impromptu lecture from biologist N. W. Shephard on the relationship of knowledge to intelligence. In spite of all Scott's efforts the evening was kept surprisingly free from politics and this novelty, together with the informality of the session and fine feast which preceded it, made it a fittingly enjoyable termination of the year s activities. We hope to play a return fixture when the G.H.S. have acquired a kitchen!
May we take this opportunity of expressing our appreciation of the time and energy devoted to the group by our President Mr. Cumming and ex-secretary P. B. Buckroyd? We trust that those members of I.D.G. remaining next year will strive diligently to increase the membership-especially by recruiting in the new Transitus and to keep alive in the school practical interest in international affairs.
B. W. N. C.
SPRING when a Scouter's thoughts lightly turn to Camping!
We were lucky in that during the Whit week we caught the whole of the English summer. In fact, judging by the burnt backs of some of us. we caught a little too much at once. Thirty of us left school on the morning of Saturday. 24th May, in a spacious and elegant cattle-truck (reasonably clean). to arrive at Walesby Forest camp site. Ollerton. about one o'clock.
From then on the camp was a great success, and the activities included a Night Wide Game (staff and seniors against the Troop): a P.L.'s Disappearance-when by sonne miracle yours truly managed to get the P.L.'s up at 6.30 a.m. and to stagger far afield bearing a primes with the inevitable large assortment of eats. The outfit ' returning in time for inspection congratulations to the Seconds who took charge of their patrols so efficiently: and the usual Camp Fire at which we were privileged to have as a surprise item a rendering by Downend of ‘Open the door, Richard.' with actions.
The heat finally grew so oppressive that most of the Troop spent an afternoon flinging buckets of water at each other. Excitement ran so high that when the A.S.M. arrived on the scene a P.L.. and several others who ought to have known better, threw buckets of water over him, to the accompaniment of clicking cameras.
Mr. Gaskin was with us and I should like to express the thanks of us all for his help in running the camp. The Foxes are to be con-gratulated on winning the keenly contested patrol competition: also Downend, on being the best tenderfoot in camp. The many parents who visited us were, I hope, duly impressed. Mrs. . who witnessed the fall of a pudding with custard from table to grassy floor will doubtless realise that this was but a slight technical hitch ' and bear in mind that the pudding at least looked good.
Any person who after reading this feels drawn to scouting, and all its implications, will find a welcome waiting for him in " B”. Troop.
So far, "B " Troop has been the only one to institute a Senior Section under the plan "Over 15", produced last year. At the close of its first year. -when the addition of more prospective Seniors is imminent, we can look back on a time well and enjoyably spent, and forward to future years immeasurably fuller for this year's preparation.
We formed our two patrols, named Leigh-Mallory and Livingstone. and created various appointments last October. At once we became active, cleaning, plastering, cleaning, painting, cleaning, and equipping the Den, and holding our frequent full meetings besides these working parties. We have the use of the Gym for indoor strenuous activities, and the Den fire and ubiquitous '' brew" were welcome attractions during the parts of our programmes devoted to discussions and talks.
We have investigated the many fields of Senior activities, and discovered the advantages of smaller numbers in our new stunts and games. W e have hiked. cycled, and camped. In the coming holiday we have a week's camp near Scarborough. and a fruit-picking camp in our own style (see -' Plums ._ in last Decembers Magazine or anyone who was at Evesham) and several of us are going to the Jamboree in France. We have held two parties. which were remarkable in several memorable respects . . .
The Badge work has progressed: thirty-one of the new Senior badges. and all the Troop First Class is a good achievement: better is to follow. Notable was the trek for the Venturer Badge. including an overnight hike on Kinder Scout, camping without tents at 2,000 feet at 1.311 a.m. in pouring rain
Everyone has pulled his weight and it is hard to single out any for especial mention. but the two Senior Patrol Leaders. Gill and Allen. and Holmes. our log-keeper, have excelled. Our future plans are influenced by the Senior Scout motto " Look Wide." There is to be a complete programme of Scouting work, outside trips, and visiting personalities, and our Out-door work schedule includes a River Thames cruise at Easter, and foreign visits and fruit-farming in the summer.
Finally, I would like to express my appreciation of a grand gang of Scouts, and to say how much I have enjoyed this last year. I look forward in confidence to better times, and even closer friendship both in the Senior Troop and in the Rover Crew-the next stage.
J. S. HEMINGWAY, A.S.M.
(Open)-lst Parkin, A. J.; 2nd Furniss, W. 3rd Ogley, T. A. Time 11 secs.
(14-16)-lst Stanfield, M. J.; 2nd Fletcher, P. K. 3rd Bower, J. M. Time 11 4/5 secs.
(12-14)-lst Rothnie, N. U.; 2nd Shaw, J. R.; 3rd Foster, B. H. Time 12 3/5 secs.
(10-12)-1st Goddard, G.; 2nd Howarth, D. D. 3rd Williamson, D. Time 10 3/5 secs.
(Open)-lst Parkin, A. J.; 2nd Ogley, T. A 3rd Furniss, W. S. Time 22 4/5 secs.
(14-16)-Ist Parkin, R. D.; 2nd Parkin, J. E. 3rd Armytage, A. D. Time 23 3/5 secs.
(12-14)-lst Rothnie, N. U.; 2nd Shaw, J. R.; 3rd Bielby, K. Time 26 2 5 secs.
(10-12)-lst Goddard, G.; 2nd Howarth, 3rd Maddison, J. M. Time 19 2/5 secs.
(Open)-lst Parkin, A. J.; 2nd Law, D. C.; 3rd Wreghitt, P. H. Time 58 2/5 secs.
(14-16)-lst Parkin, J. E.; 2nd Parkin, R. D.; 3rd Dowling, J. B. Time 63 1/5 secs.
(Open)-lst Law, D. C.; 2nd Parkin, A. J.; 3rd Wreghitt, P. H. Time 2 min. 19 4/5 secs.
(Handicap)-lst Wills, C. J.; 2nd Parkin, R. D.; 3rd Beeley, H. G.
(Open)-lst Law, D. C.; 2nd Wreghitt, P. H.; 3rd Gill, H. S. Time 4 min. 58 4/5 secs. (School Record).
(Open)-lst Pearson, T. N.; 2nd Cooper, .J. E. 3rd Jeffries, D. C. Height 5 ft. 12 ins.
(12-15)-1st Stanfield, M. J.; 2nd Jones, I. H.; 3rd Sewell, M. M. H. Height 4 ft. 5 ins.
(Under 12)-1st Farmer, B. J.; 2nd Johnson, M. A. R.; 3rd Williamson, D. Height 3 ft. 8 ins.
(Open)-1st Pearson, T. N.; 2nd Furniss, W. S. 3rd Roake, H. J. Length 16 ft. 2 ins.
(12-15)-lst Stanfield, M. J.; 2nd Jones, J. H. and de Belin, M. J. Length 13 ft. 4 ins.
(Under 12)-lst Johnson, M. A. R.; 2nd Williamson. D.; 3rd Booth, K. Length 10 ft. 2 ins.
PUTTING THE WEIGHT.
1st Pearson, T. N.; 2nd Cooper, J. E. Distance 36 ft. 3 ins.
THROWING THE DISCUS.
1st Cooper, J. E.; 2nd Pearson. T. N. Distance 101 ft. 6 ins.
THROWING THE JAVELIN.
1st Edwards, G. T.; -2nd Cooper, J. E. Distance 145 ft.
(Over 12)-lst Baker, W. N. W.; 2nd Clarke, R. D. 3rd Nixon, W. R. D.
(Under 12)-lst Mottershaw, I. A.; 2nd Smith, B.; 3rd Williamson, D.
(Over 12)-lst Sewell, M. M. H.: 2nd Chatterton. N. C.; 3rd Allen, C. R.
(Under 12)-lst Goddard, G. • 2nd Adamson, W. R. 3rd Tebbet, J. C.
(Open)-lst Welbeck; 2nd Clumber.
(Under 14)-lst Welbeck; 2nd Wentworth.
(Junior School)-lst Normans; 2nd Saxons.
(Open)-lst Clumber; 2nd Arundel.
(Under 14)-1st Wentworth; 2nd Welbeck.
(Junior School)-1st Angles; 2nd Normans.
Senior School, Clumber; Junior School, Normans.
Law, D. C. and Parkin, A. J.
1. Clumber 416 points; 2. Arundel 341; 3. Welbeck 304; 4. Sherwood 298; 5. Wentworth 238 points; 6. Lynwood 233; 7. Chatsworth 222; 8. Haddon 155
OWING to the persistent bad weather last term, cross-country running was cut down to a minimum, and consequently the team had little opportunity for practice. Despite this they performed well in the Northern Public Schools Championship and were placed seventh out of twenty-two competing Schools. Law ran very well to be placed second, but had the ground been less icy and treacherous he would probably have won easily. Woodward and Gill also ran very well and Needham shows signs of great promise in two or three years time.
Final Team Placings were:-1 Barrow Grammar School. 56 points; 2-Stand Grammar School, 67 points; 3 Repton School, 74 points; King Edward VII School. 125 points.
Individual Placings were:-2-D. C. Law; 24-D. D. Woodward; 36-H. S. Gill: 63R. W. Needham.
The Inter-House Trophy was won this year by Arundel after some very good running in difficult conditions. Law won the race by a clear half-mile in the excellent time of twenty-four minutes and must thus be ranked as one of the finest distance runners the school has had for many years. The next few positions were hotly contested and Woodward and Gill ran excellently to finish second and third.
The Under Fourteen Trophy was won by Sherwood, thanks to very good packing. Thomas ran very well indeed to win by thirty yards from Thorpe and Wills, and these should all do very well in the open in two or three years time.
Over 14. Pts. Under 14. Pts.
1. Arundel 108 Sherwood 84
'2. Lynwood 116 Arundel 10
3. Chatsworth 123 Clumber 127
THE ATHLETIC TEAM IN LONDON (D. C. Law, W. S. Furniss,
Mr. Woodage, A. J. Parkin, A. A. Mousley, P. H. Wreghitt).
On the result of the Manchester Race, Full Cross-Country Colours were re-awarded to D. C. Law and awarded to D. D. Woodward and H. S. Gill. Half Colours, awarded on the results of the school race, were re-awarded to P. H. Wreghitt and M. A. Robinson and awarded to J. D. D. Hydes, J. D. L. Kenny, J. B. Crowe, L. Hunt, and R. J. Needham.The match with Repton was cancelled this year on account of the weather and will take place at Repton next year.
Six boys went to London at the beginning of the summer term and found the competition in the Public Schools Championships rather stiff, mainly owing to the fact that no one had done any actual racing before, on account of the weather. Law won the 4-mile steeplechase in fine style but he was the only one to reach a final. Parkin and Cooper were unlucky to pick the fastest heats of the Quarter and Half respectively, though Parkin reached the semi-final and failed to qualify for the final by inches. With more training next year, the performances should be a good deal better.
These had to be postponed until the summer term and final Sports Day took place on April 26th, a glorious sunny day with a very slight breeze. The standard of running was not as good as in the previous year but the keenness amply made up for it. This year the Javelin was introduced into the programme and the standard in all the field events was very high and showed great promise for the coming events at Manchester. The other open events showed very keen competition but once again Parkin won the three shorter distances. though Ogley and Furniss ran extremely well. Law won the mile in a time which broke a record that has stood for 33 years. He ran an extremely well judged race and had practically no opposition. The 14-16 events showed a very high standard and both Parkins should do very well next year.
The House Trophy was this year won by Clumber by the unquestionable margin of seventy points, and Parkin once again tied for Champion Athlete, this year with Law. The Prizes were distributed by the Mistress Cutler, The Hon. Mrs. R. A. Balfour, and musical select ions were played during the afternoon by the Dannemora Steel Works Band.
This was held at Fallowfield, Manchester, on May 10th, and sixteen boys representing the school went by coach. Although the latter broke down in Glossop, they arrived in time and proceeded to excel themselves in very poor conditions. The track was very rough and cut up and rain threatened most of the time.
From the start, when Parkin, Ogley, and Furniss all won their heats of the 100 yards it looked as though we might do fairly well. Pearson won the Javelin easily and then proceeded to clear 5 ft. 54 inches in the High Jump. This was a magnificent effort and it was bad luck that he was placed second on account of most failures. He then won the Discus after some discussion, because the wrong result was originally given.
Law ran well in the Mile to be beaten into second place by a boy two years older, who broke the record by a second. Law then proceeded to knock .16 seconds off his own record for the 4 Mile Steeplechase. Woodward was placed fourth in this event and although we did not gain as many points as we had hoped for, our representatives ran well.
Parkin ran well in the 100 Yards, where an excellent start helped him to win by a foot. He then gained second place in the 1/4 Mile after a hard fight. Flowers won his heat of the 2 Mile, judging his pace well, and had it not been for pouring rain he might have been placed a good deal better than fifth in the final.
The school finished second to Barrow, and for the first time had beaten Birkenhead who had won the Trophy several times.
Final Positions were: 1 -Barrow Grammar School 56 points; 2 -King Edward VII School, 52 points; 3 Birkenhead, 49 points
Full Athletic Colours have been re-awarded to P. H. Wreghitt and D. C. Law; and awarded to D. D. Woodward, I. M. Flowers, and T. T. Pearson.
Half Colours have been re-awarded to J. E. Cooper: and awarded to M. A. Robinson, L. Hunt, H. S. Gill, T. A. Ogley, W. S. Furniss and J. D. D. Hydes.
On the whole the Athletics Team has had a good season, although handicapped by weather and injuries. There are signs of great promise for next year and we then ought to bring back the Trophy to the right side of the Pennines. In conclusion the Athletics Team wishes to express sincere thanks to Messrs. Woodage and Whitely for their invaluable assistance in training, and also to all those who helped to make a success of Sports Day.
A. J. PARKIN, Captain of Athletics.
THE School team has had a very successful season to date, having won all three matches, and we anticipate two further victories later in the term over Trent College* and Rugby. We are indebted to Mr. Whiteley and Mr. Watson who have given so freely of their time to the coaching of the team.
|June 4th||Bootham School 17 points.K.E.S. 40 points.|
|June 10th||King Edward's High School, Birmingham 11 points. K.E.S. 30 points.|
|June 14th||Leeds G. S. senior 21 points. K.E.S. senior 37 points.|
|Leeds G. S. junior 12 points. K.E.S. junior 30 points.|
Water Polo: Leeds G. S. 2 goals, K.E.S. 3 goals.
The League and Knock-Out Polo Competitions were both won by Welbeck, who proved themselves far too strong for any opposing team. It is to be noted, however, that the standard of play in all Houses is considerably higher than in previous years, and it is hoped that House Captains will encourage their teams to practise in the winter months.
The Swimming Sports took place on July 4th, when Mrs. L. S. Hunter, the wife of the Bishop of Sheffield, kindly presented the prizes. Three records were broken during the heats the two-lengths Breast Stroke by G. B. Marsh, who reduced the time from 51 3/5 seconds to 50 1/5 seconds, and the Under 14 one-length Free Style and Back Stroke, both broken by W. N. W. Baker, who swam them in 18 and 23 seconds respectively. Unfortunately Baker is leaving the School this term, and we are sorry to lose such a promising young swimmer. A new event was added to the Sports Day programme-the Final of the House Knock-Out Water Polo. Welbeck beat Clumber by 4 goals to 2 after extra time.
Finally, we must thank Mr. Fletcher and his helpers, who organised the Sports so efficiently.
l . Welbeck, 358. 2. Clumber, 326. 3. Sherwood, 283. 4. Arundel, 270. 5. Haddon, 267. 6. Lynwood, 249. 7. Wentworth, 225. 8. Chatsworth, 202.
Champion Swimmer: T. N. Pearson. Runner-up W. N. W. Baker.
Swimming Colours: K. Laybourn, E. Tebbet, G. B. Marsh, J. E. Cooper, W. N. W. Baker, 0. R. Hiller.
* STOP PRESS: July 10th, K.E.S. beat Trent College by 25 points to 12.
Without being entirely consistent, the team has had a fairly successful season. Three school games have been lost and in each case there was some lack of determination in the batting, which has otherwise been adequate. Two criticisms may be made. There is still a tendency to wave the bat in an experimental manner at the rising ball outside the off stump and the half-volley is still treated with a greater respect than it deserves.
Tyler, who has made an admirable captain, has always looked like scoring runs, but less frequently has. He should make plenty at Oxford. Lewis has watched the ball well and has revealed unexpected power at times, while Keighley shows much promise for the future. Although Wreghitt has lately been out of form, he is a good stroke player while Lindley has made some useful scores.
The bowling of J. E. Dickens and Lindley has been uniformly hostile. Each has length, persistence and pace off the pitch, the latter to such an extent that the batsman has frequently been bowled while contemplating the shot to play. Each at the moment lacks consistent direction. Keighley should develop into a good spin bowler next year.
Apart from Dawson's wicket keeping, which has been safe and perhaps inevitably spectacular, the fielding has not been good. The ball will never be taken cleanly unless it is watched right into the hands, and it has not been taken cleanly. Then again, batsmen will not attempt short runs if the field is advancing menacingly towards the wicket, and they have taken short runs. Lastly, the best fielders pick up and return the ball in one motion. Lewis and Wreghitt do this; the rest should learn.
v. Trent College 1st XI. At Trent on May 5th.
Team: Tyler, Keighley, Lindley, Peterken, Kenny, Lewis, Dickens, P. G.. Parkin, R. D., Dawson, Dickens, J., Armytage.
Trent batted first and the School did well to dismiss a strong batting side for 73, Dickens, J. taking 3 for 24, Lindley 4 for 21, and Armytage 2 for 9 in 3 overs. Dawson took three good catches at wicket. The School went in to bat and the Trent bowlers soon had them in difficulties; in fact when rain stopped play the score was 15 for 4. After tea, when the weather had cleared up, the pace had gone from the wicket, the bowlers continually slipped, and Kenny and Lewis were able to bat out the remaining half-hour.
Result . Trent, 73. K.E.S., 29 for 4.
v. Barnsley G.S. 1st X I. At Whiteley Woods on May 14th.
Team: Tyler, Wreghitt, Lindley. Lewis, Dawson, Dickens, .T., Keighley, Pearson, Bingham, Dickens, P. G., Parkin, R. D.
The School batted first on a very soft wicket. The rate of scoring was kept low by the accuracy of Barnsley's spin bowlers. Then Wreghitt gave a first - class display in his innings of 41. Lewis kept his end up and on Wreghitts dismissal went for the bowling. enabling the School to declare at the tea-interval for 83 for 6, leaving Barnsley 1 hours to get the runs. Dickens bowled very well, and accurate fielding kept the rate of scoring down.
Result . K.E.S., 83 for 6. Barnsley. 68 for 8.
v. Bradford G.S. 1st XI. At Whiteley Woods on May 17th.
Team: Tyler, Wreghitt, Lindley, Lewis. Dawson, Dickens, J., Keighley, Pearson, Bingham, Dickens. P. G., Parkin, R. D.
The wicket was lively for the first few overs, and Bradford lost four quick wickets. They achieved a partial recovery and the innings closed at 62. Lindley having taken 5 for 17. The wicket was easier when the School batted and the runs were quickly knocked off, Tyler batting aggressively for his score of 3 7 not out.
Result: Bradford G.S., 62. K.E.S., 63 for 2.
v. Wakefield G.S. 1st XI. At Wakefield on May 24th.
Team: Tyler, Wreghitt, Lindley, Dickens, J Lewis, Dawson, Bingham, Dickens, P. G., Kenny, Parkin, A. J., Parkin, R. D.
Wakefield won the toss and batted first. The School bowling was accurate but there was no life in the wicket and in the circumstances their total of 122 should have been within our reach. However the earlier School batsmen failed and only Dawson (12) seemed at all capable of playing the bowling which was steady but not brilliant.
Result . Wakefield G.S.. 122. K.E.S., 47.
v. Sheffield University 2nd XI. At Norton on. May 28th.
Team: Tyler, Wreghitt, Lindley, Dickens, J., Lewis, Dawson, Bingham, Dickens, P. G., Peterken, Parkin, A. J., Parkin, R. D.
The wicket was bone dry and offered little assistance to bowlers who had to bowl in the hot sun. The University batted and it was unfortunate that Berry, who went on to make 53 not out, was dropped early in his innings. While Tyler (24) was in it seemed possible that the School would win but runs did not come quickly enough and a policy of playing out time was capably executed by Dawson (23 not out) and Bingham (10 not out).
Result: University, 136 for 5 dec. K.E.S., 92 for 6. Match drawn.
v. Sheffield Collegiate. At Whiteley Woods on May 31st.
Team: Tyler, Wreghitt, Lindley, Dickens. J., Lewis, Dawson, Keighley, Bingham, Dickens, P. G Parkin, A. J., Parkin, R. D.
Collegiate had a strong batting side and it was a great tribute to the bowling of Lindley (5 for 25) and Dickens, J. (5 for 32) that they were dismissed for 118. The bowlers were well supported by keen fielding.
Runs came quickly from Dawson (23), Wreghitt (22) and Lindley (20 not out). A large number of spectators saw the game won with only 5 minutes to spare.
Result: Collegiate, 118. K.E.S., 121 for 7.
K.E.S. 'A' XI v. Worksop College 'A 'XI. At Whiteley Woods on June 4th.
Team: Tyler, Wreghitt, Lindley, Dickens, J., Lewis, Dawson, Keighley, Bingham, Dickens, P. G., Kenny, Parkin, R. D.
The \Vorksop batsmen offered little resistance to Dickens (6 for 23) and Lindley (4 for 15), who bowled unchanged. The supporting field was good. Although the School lost a wicket in the first over, the runs were rapidly hit up, Wreghitt scoring 24 not out.
Result: Worksop College, 45. K.E.S., 47 for 2.
Repton 2nd XI. At Repton on June 7th.
Team: Tyler, Wreghitt, Lindley, Dickens, J., Lewis, Dawson, Keighley, Pearson, Bingham, Dickens, P. G., Dowling.
Repton batted first on a wicket which was fair to both batsmen and bowler. Lindley bowled unchanged for 23 overs and finished with the fine average of 7 for 38 and Dickens, J. was unfortunate that his accurate bowling did not bring him wickets. The fielding was not up to the same standard and three catches were dropped. The School, batting against a Repton total of 97, lost Keighley and Lewis, both run out, and after this only Lindley (16) showed his true form.
Result: Repton, 97. K.E.S., 62.
v. High Storrs G.S. 1st XI. At Whiteley Woods on June 18th.
Team: Tyler, Wreghitt, Lindley, Dickens, J., Lewis, Dawson, Keighley, Pearson, Bingham, Dickens, P. G., Dowling.
High Storrs batted first, and reached the total of 136. The School fielding was good and Lindley bowled well to take 6 for 68. K.E.S. had less than two hours in which to win and at first fell behind the clock. However, Lewis (54) put the School on the road to victory and an unfinished stand by Pearson (21 not out) and Lindley won the match in the last over.
Result: High Storrs G.S., 136. K.E.S., 139 for 5.
Old Edwardians 1st XI. At Whiteley Woods on June 21st.
Team: Tyler, Wreghitt, Lindley, Dickens, J., Lewis, Dawson, Keighley, Pearson, Bingham, Dickens, P. G., Parkin, A. J.
The School found themselves up against bowling of a higher standard than that to which they are accustomed and on the whole did creditably to score 58. The O.E.'s batting was not so strong and for a while the issue was in doubt. Dickens, J. (3 for 18), Lindley (3 for 27) and Keighley (2 for 8) shared the wickets. This was a hard fought game in which the School performed well.
Result: K.E.S., 58. O.E.'s, 59 for 8.
v. Hymers College 1st XI. At Whiteley Woods on June 25th.
Team: Wreghitt, Lindley, Dickens, J., Lewis, Dawson, Keighley, Pearson, Bingham, Dickens, P. G., Kenny, Mousley.
Hymers, sent in by Wreghitt, opened disastrously, losing 4 wickets for 1 run and were pleased to reach a total of 47 against Dickens, J. (4 for 19) and Lindley (3 for 13). The School replied with 111 for 5, all the batsmen showing good form with Lindley (31 not out), Lewis (24), Keighley (23) and Dawson (19). Hymers went in again and this time lost 5 wickets for 4 runs but the School just failed to score an innings victory. In the second innings Lindley took 5 for 13 and Dickens, J. 3 for 7.
Result: Hymers, 47 and 23 for 9. K.E.S., 111 for 5 dec.
Ackworth. At Whiteley Woods on June 28th.
Team.: Wreghitt, Lindley, Dickens, J., Lewis, Dawson, Keighley, Pearson, Bingham, Dickens, P. G., Kenny, Mousley.
Wreghitt sent Ackworth in to bat on a wicket which seemed likely to favour the howler. Lindley, although somewhat erratic, justified this choice by taking 6 for 7 and Ackworth were out for 59. This total would have been less if the tail had not wagged. The School were left with an hour and a half to win but the rate of scoring was too slow and the match ended in a draw. Ackworth had a bowler who swung the ball in viciously and none of our batsmen were on form except Keighley (13).
Result: Ackworth, 59. K.E.S., 43 for 6. Match drawn.
The 2nd XI has had a poor season. Up to the time of writing one match has been won somewhat luckily and another drawn; otherwise there has been a melancholy succession of defeats. Runs, the "hard currency " of cricket, have been extremely difficult to find and only on very rare occasions have any of the reputed batsmen looked like making any, though at times they have shown remarkable ingenuity at giving their wickets away. Dowling, Kenny and Brown all look like v batsmen, but have never really justified themselves. Mousley watches the ball carefully on to the middle of his bat, but has scarcely a scoring stroke in his repertoire. A. J. Parkin can hit, but inevitably swings his bat across the first straight, good length ball which comes his way, with fatal results. Armytage knows what to do with a ' 'half-volley ' or full toss "; with other varieties he trusts to luck. Fortunately against the Junior Technical School this luck was phenomenal and his 34 not out won us the match.
The bowling is of much higher quality than the batting. If this were not so, it would indeed be a poor side. Peterken, Armytage, Dowling and Bailey have all worked hard and not always with the luck they have deserved. They have been backed up by keen and aggressive fielding. There have been few chances missed and only on rare occasions has a somnolent fieldsman betrayed himself by a startled look as the ball sailed in his direction.
A. J. Parkin and Armytage have between them shared the captaincy and each in his own way has done it well.
v. Chesterfield G.S. 2nd XI Abandoned.
v. Derby G.S. 2nd XI ... Abandoned.
v. Barnsley G.S. 2nd XI ... Lost. Barnsley 71 for 5 (dec.). K.E.S., 54.
v. Wakefield G.S. 2nd XI ... ... Lost. K.E.S., 59. Wakefield, 60 for 8.
v. Mount St. Mary's 2nd XI ... Lost. K.E.S., 36. Mount St. Mary's, 37 for 3.
v. High Storrs 2nd XI ... Drawn. High Storrs, 90. K.E.S., 71 for 9.
v. Leeds G.S. 2nd XI ... Abandoned.
v. Old Edwardians 2nd XI ... ... Lost. Old Edwardians 166 for 5 (decl.) K.E.S. 114
Junior Technical School 1st XI ... Won Junior Technical School 56 K.E. S. 57 for 6
At the time of writing the team has not found its form, but the play has improved with each match. Heeley, Barber, and Haxton have each made useful scores early in the innings, but the middle batsmen have given them little support. Fletcher played an invaluable and forceful innings of 38 not out against. High Storrs and nearly won the match for us. In addition he has been a competent captain who has always set a good example of keenness to his side and has used his bowlers well. Bailey has bowled a steadier length than Peterken, but has taken fewer wickets because he bowls too much on the leg; while Fox, when the wicket has suited him has always found ready victims to his good length. With more confident batting and more alertness in the field there is no reason why the remaining matches should not be won.
The following have played for the team Fletcher, P. K., Bailey, E., Barber, D. G., Dow, A. 'I., Fells, I., Fox, R. M., Green, D. W., Haxton, G. I., Heeley, K. R., Marshall, I. J. G., Peterken, G. S., Stanfield, M. J., Williams, D. J., and Everitt, P. K.
v. Derby G.S. 2nd XI ... ... Lost by 5 wickets. K.E.S., 36. Derby G.S., 3 7 for 5 wickets.
v. Barnsley G.S. (Under 15) ... Lost by 34 runs. Barnsley G. S., 63. K.E.S., 29.
v. High Storrs G.S. (Under 15) Lost by 13 runs. High Storrs G.S., 112 for 9 wickets (dec.). K.E.S., 99.
v. Central Technical School 2nd XI ... Lost by 5 runs. C.T.S., 78. K.E.S.,
v. Rotherham G.S. (Under 15) ... Won by 4 wickets Rotherham, 88. K.E.S., 90 for 6 wickets.
This season, while the team have many bowlers, it has suffered from a dearth of good batsmen. So far four matches have been played, of which three were lost.
v. Derby School (Under 15) K.E.S., 81. Derby, 82 for 6.
v. Barnsley G.S. (Under 14) Barnsley, 89. K.E.S., 36.
v. High Storrs G.S. (Under 14) High Storrs, 111. K.E.S., 113 for 8.
v. Doncaster G. S. (Under 14) Doncaster, 86. K.E.S., 25.
Good performances have been put up by Leeson, A. S., 75 not out against High Storrs. and 7 wickets for 23 against Barnsley G.S., whilst Charles, D. A., took 4 wickets for 6 against Doncaster G.S.
We did very well in the Cross Country at the end of last term- winning the Senior Cup for the sixth time in the last nine years-a very good effort indeed, Thanks are mainly due to Robinson who came in 4th. Wreghitt 5th. and Needham 12th. and to all the others who ran. The juniors also did very well. being placed 2nd. a good sign for the future. At the beginning of this term we said goodbye to Edwards. who has left to try his luck in the army. We thank him very much for everything lie has done and wish him the best of lack. We began the term with the Athletic Sports in which we had considerable success and were placed 2nd. This was mainly due to the Senior Tug-of-War team (who lost in the Final} and to the efforts of the younger ones who entered, but did not reach the finals. We should like to congratulate Robinson on being awarded his Half-Colours in Athletics. and also Wreghitt on being reawarded his Athletics Colours. Cricket has taken the centre of the picture this term. The House spirit has not been shaken. Our outstanding success has been the winning of the House Knock-Out Cup, the Final of which we have reached for the last three years with Chatsworth. The 1st XT has not been so successful. being right at the bottom of the table: the 2nd Xl has done a little better and has come out 4th _ the 3rd XI has done the best, being placed 2nd. a good performance. We should like to congratulate the Dickens brothers on having been selected to play for the School 1st XI. and also Thornton on being made Captain of the Under 14 X1. On the departure of Edwards, we lost the back-bone of our Water Polo team. Despite this. however. the team has struggled on gamely. ably captained by May, and have finally come out 3rd equal with Clumber. An excellent effort indeed. We were not so fortunate in the Knock-Out, where we were drawn against Welbeck, the winners of the Cup. In the Swimming Sports we finished 4th. It must be mentioned that the House had thirteen members in the finals. the majority of whom were under 16. Both the Relay teams swam well in the Final but were beaten by Clumber and Welbeck. We extend our best wishes to all those who are leaving and wish them the best of luck in their new work, and thank there for all they have done for the House.
In the Cross Country last term the House came in a close third to Arundel and Lynwood. largely owing to good work by Law and Gill. who were awarded their Cross Country colours for their 1st and 2nd places. In the Athletic Sports the House did not distinguish itself and finished in sixth position. However. we must congratulate Law, who emerged as joint Champion athlete. after breaking the long-standing record for the Mile, being 1st in the Half-Mile and 2nd in the Quarter. In external athletic meetings Law- has also performed well. The Cricket season has been a poor one, all our XI's finishing not far from the bottom of their respective leagues. The 1st XI might easily have finished in a good position if they had won instead of losing some very close matches. Furness and Gill howled well, and Bailey showed promise. The batting was rather inadequate. only Carr. Gill and Furness having any success. In the Knock-Out we reached the Final with the aid of two fine scores of 89 and 127 from Tyler. but were defeated there by a strong Arundel team whose bowling proved too much for us. The House has no outstanding swimmers at the moment and our positions-8th in the Swimming Sports and 6th in the )Cater Polo league--were only to be expected. It is our sad duty this term to hid farewell to Mr. _Nicholas, the man who has meant so much, not only to the School but also to Chatsworth. We revere him as a Housemaster who has always had a word of encouragement for the willing boy and who has been an example of the true gentleman to all his boys. We wish him and Mrs. Nicholas a very happy retirement. We must congratulate Tyler and Craig on their £100 Scholarships at Oxford. Kinsey on his Classical Composition Prize, and Tyler on his appointment as Captain of Cricket. Finally, we extend our best wishes to those who are leaving this term.
This term the House has done very well in all the inter-house sports. the three Cricket XI's finishing high in their respective leagues. The House once again won the Athletics Trophy. mainly owing to the fact that everyone did his bit. Parkin and Pearson are to be congratulated on their fine performances, both for the House and for the School. In the Swimming the House has done well, thanks largely to the efforts of Pearson. and the Water Polo team was well placed in the league and lost a good game with Welbeck in the Knock-Out Final after extra time. On the whole this has been a very successful year for the House and the junior teams are showing great promise. Finally, one must say goodbye to Mr. Scutt, -who has been our Housemaster for twenty-one years. He has always been a loyal .supporter of all the activities, and we wish him every happiness in his retirement. We also say goodbye to Parkin and Pearson. and thank them for what they have done for the House during the past year.
The term has hardly been characterised by au abundance of victory in Cricket. Swimming. or Sports. The Cricket table shows us to he halfway down, and we finished fifth in the Water Polo league. Perhaps our only notable achievements were our 2nd position in the Senior Relay for the Melting Cup. W. N. W. Baker's winning of his Swimming Colours and running-up in the Champion Swimmer competition, at the age of 14. and D. W. Keighley's and A. A. Mousley's playing for the 1st XI at Cricket. In other ways the House has proceeded as usual. The younger members still show - great signs of enthusiasm. the older relapse into that coma from which it is so hard to awaken them. We look with hope to the Football season, for few of last year's team are leaving. and we confidently expect a season as good as the last two years.
Our high hopes for the Athletic Sports were not realised in the face of strong competition, but we have great hopes for next year. There is also an apparent improvement in the Swimming, in which we congratulate Kalman on his splendid victory in the breast-stroke, and Reynolds who has captained the team well. In ('Ticket, the 1st XI occupies top place in the league, the 2nd Xl having completed its programme is 2nd, and the 3rd XI is equal 2nd. Lewis has captained the 1st XI very well and his bowlers, Peterken, Shaw and Cowan, have responded keenly. Fletcher and Wilson are batting well, while Jepson and Hiller have made good scores by strength and a quick eve. The 2nd XI under Wheen's captaincy just failed on the post. but we congratulate them on being equal 2nd at the time of writing. The term finishes on a sad note. through the death of one of our members. Roger Brown. He was a useful member of the House and a keen player at Foot hall and Cricket. We would all like to extend our deepest sympathy to his mother and father in their tragic loss.
Sherwood has had a fair amount of success this term. In the Athletic Sports, the House gained fourth place; Stanfield is to be congratulated on winning both his events: and also Wills, who won the Half-Mile handicap. The Cricket 1st XI has been successful until the recent loss. by two runs, to Welbeck. Prior to this. the team had maintained its position at the top of the league. The 2nd and 3rd XI's have not done as well as might have been expected. The Water Polo team, under the able captaincy of Marsh, very nearly gained first place in the league; and in the recent Swimming Sports, the House gained a deserved 3rd place. Tummon is to be congratulated on his diving, Marsh on his fine achievement in breaking the School Open Breast-Stroke record, and Parnham on his consistent all-round swimming.
This last term has been a successful one for Welbeck in many ways. In the Athletic Sports we moved from 8th to 3rd place. mainly by virtue of winning both Junior and Senior Relays. The Under 14 Tug-of-War team tried hard but were beaten by Wentworth in the final. Congratulations to Flowers on being awarded Athletics Colours, and to Hydes and Cooper on their Half-Colours. The House league 1st XI should finish in the top half of the table, which is satisfactory. The 2nd and 3rd XIs have done well to win their leagues. The House Captain of Cricket, Lewis, has shown himself worthy of his place in the School Ist XI. It is in the realm of Swimming that Welbeck has shown what it can really do. We e won the Water Polo league, with 34 goals for, none against, and all matches won except one draw. The Knock-Out Polo Cup also rests in our cupboard for the second time. after a great battle with Clumber in the Final. The Melling Cup for the Senior Relay is also ours, the team swimming very well to return a time only two seconds outside the record. The Junior Relay team tried hard but were second to ('lumber after a close race. The House Swimming Trophy is ours once more. With regard to this, special mention must be made of Laybourn, who won the Open Back-stroke, and E. Tebbet, who won the Open Neat Dive for the third year in succession, Cooper, -N. Tebbet, Rothnie and Stubbs also contributed towards the victory by obtaining places in various events. B. A. Geeson showed that Welbeck is not lacking in artistic ability by winning the Spoken English Prize and the Music Prize. This is much appreciated by the whole House. To our Housemaster, Mr. Carter. we extend our hearty congratulations on his appointment as Second Master o` the School in succession to Mr. Nicholas. We say goodbye to Mr. Whiteley, our House Tutor, with great regret. We shall miss his expert advice on Athletics. Swimming and Water Polo. and wish him success in his new work. The House wishes those who are leaving all success for the future: and those who are leaving trust that the cupboard will be kept as they have left it.
This term we are losing our Housemaster, Mr. Read. He has been in charge of the House while it was going through a difficult transitional period, and now we feel that in this, his last term, he will have been able to recognise the signs of recovery-the junior boys succeeding in the Under 14 Tug-of-War, and their fighting efforts in both the Swimming and Athletic Sports Relays; the success of the 1st XI at Cricket. and indeed of all the teams. who have won a fair share of matches; all of these examples are indicative of a surviving and aspiring House, which contains a core of really keen youngsters. We have always held our own in every event this term, and although our position, were low in the Swimming and Athletic Sports, Ogley and Sussams showed by their determined efforts that we are still a force to be reckoned with. The standard of Cricket has definitely risen, the bowling in the 1st X I has been very good, and although the batting has been weak at times, there are some promising young batsmen coming along, notably Heeley, who has also kept wicket very well. Congratulations to Dawson and Bingham. who have gained their places in the School 1st XI Finally, on behalf of all Wentworthians, we wish Mr. Read every happiness in his new job, and thank him for all he has done for us (during his all too short stay at the School.
D. MERVYN JONES has been awarded the Sandys Studentship at Trinity College, Cambridge, for study and research in the language, literature, history, archaeology, or art of Ancient Greece or Rome, or the comparative philology of Indo-European languages.
A. A. BELToN has been awarded the John Hall Gold Medal in Pathology at Sheffield University.
In our announcement of the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Fletcher on February 1. 1947, we wrongly gave the name as " Michael." It should have been " William Leslie." We apologize for the error.
The following Appeal has been circulated to Old Edwardians and Friends of the School.
Some eight hundred Old Edwardians served. and served With distinction. in the Second World War, of whom one hundred and five gave their lives for their Country and their School. The Old Edwardians association unanimously decided at a Special General Meeting held in December last to commemorate the sacrifice of their friends by raising a War Memorial to carry out the following objects
(1) To extend the inscription on the present War Memorial standing in the School Close to include the 1939-1945 War.
(2) To provide a second Bronze Tablet to stand beside the existing one in the Assembly Hall, giving the names of the one hundred and five Old Edwardians who Were killed in the Second World War.
(3) To provide an electric organ for the Assembly Hall, Which Will add to the dignity and inspiration of the Daily Services and the Chapel Services held there. This Will cost £1,500 or more.
(4) To provide an international section of the School Library, to consist of books dealing with international and World affairs. This will cost £500, the interest on which will be used to buy books each year.
(5) To provide a Travelling Bursary of £15 a year, to be given each year to help a boy to have a months holiday abroad, who would otherwise not be able to afford it out of his own resources. The cost of this will be £500.
The last two objects are a small but constructive contribution to the building of a World order of society, which must be done if there are to be no more wars.
To realise all these objects we shall need at least £2,500. We know that this is a large sum of money, but, in view of the distinguished service rendered by the Old Edwardians and of the sacrifice made by one hundred and five of their number, we are confident that you Will give your most generous support to a cause of Which we feel sure you will approve, and to objects which we hope you Will agree are both Worthy and of enduring value.
All contributions, however small, will be gratefully received and acknowledged, and should be sent either to the Honorary Secretary or to the Headmaster at the School as soon as possible. A list of contributors (but not the amounts of their contributions) will be published in the December issue of the MAGAZINE.
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Signatures of Form of D H Thorpe in 46/47 (presumably)