St. Andrew’s House 1961

Good one Keith. I’d left a bit before then but recognise Henry Hall of course. Lots of familiar faces. Keith Sheather I think (fourth from right in the second row back. Bloke third from the left in the same row. I can never remember his name. The bloke behind Henry’s right shoulder looks familiar. Is that Howard Brenton in the …

The School Punisment System (suite) by Glynn Downton (1956 -1963) et al

Another fascinating piece about our disciplinary system at School.When compared to today the words “Sublime” and “Ridiculous” spring to mind, n’est ce pas? From: Glynn Downton (1956-1963) (glynn.downton@hotmail.co.uk) Subject: Punishment system I was a rebellious boy at school and was caned on five occasions. In my first year, I made the first of my three appearances at Prefects’ Court. These …

Vic Harris 1954 -1961

Hi Richard, A brief update on my health situation. I am currently in respite care at a local hospice. I’ve been here for nearly two weeks but am expecting to be back home on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. Generally much improved since coming here. Care is absolutely first class. The longer term scenario remains unaltered but the next few weeks …

How many chaps out there have published books or similar media, please?

There follows a selection of the many answers and comments received so far. This question reveals the extent of Old Boys prowess in literature as well as drama. We should not forget that several of our number also wrote film and play scripts and screenplays.       Jeffrey Collier: Falkland Pebbles https://www.amazon.co.uk/ RDWK: http://www.blurb.co.uk/ Philip Collins: https://www.amazon.co.uk/ Mike Jee: https://books.google.co.uk/  Tony Cook: Here is my pennyworth. …

From Ralph Lane et al

I have just read, almost by accident, the article “K. D. Anderson and the cane”, and I am moved to comment thus. I was a secondary school teacher for many years. During that time, physical punishment was still used but was culturally in decline and was eventually abolished altogether. Although I do not think I have any over-arching philosophical objections …

Fake News?

Fake news? (PS I have already had requests to translate the website into Euro. What should I reply, please?) The European Union commissioners have announced that agreement has been reached to adopt English as the preferred language for European communications, rather than German, which was the other possibility. As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty’s Government conceded that English spelling …

Titch Morris by Baz Taylor

Somebody mentioned Titch Morris the other day. This photograph was taken on an “A” Level geography field trip to Devil’s Bridge near Aberystwyth in 1966/1967 I believe. H.H.Morris drove the new grey minibus with twelve 18-year-old young men in tow. He was amazing. We stayed at a Field Centre about a mile from the village of Devil’s Bridge. It was …

Alastair Grierson-Rickford – update

Thanks to Andrew Pett, I have today edited the page below and included a very appropriate photograph which I am sure Grierson-Rickford would have appreciated. This is on Felsted’s website: Alastair Grierson-Rickford will be well known to Felstedians of the last 30 years or so. He was a Master at the School from 1980 till retirement from full-time English teaching …