Chandos - Document Archive

Updated August 2016

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Document Description and Hyperlink file size Contributor
‘Child of the Thirties’
In parts of her 2006 book, Sheila Brook writes of her days at Chandos during the early '40s - and the staff at the Girls’ School.  See Chapter 15 (p. 154) onwards.
Plan of Park High/Chandos - from the rear of a 'handout' at the 1999 reunion. 165KB  
Words to the school (Girls') song 54KB Marion Hughes
Letter, May 1945, from the Headmaster, Mr Besant, to Harold Dummer inviting him to a ceremony celebrating the success of the Book Recovery Brigade … and some associated badges earned by Harold. 149KBHarold Dummer
"In my days at Chandos Girls, (1943), we used to get the teachers and prefects to sign our autograph books."   Kathleen Goshawk ('45)
My School Days (1945-'50)4KB Peter Brittain
1948 Girls' School Magazine
(Scanned as 'black or white' - but, to mitigate pixelation artefacts, the half-tone photograph has been blurred to a true grey-scale.)
Page pairs: Contents, 0-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21 (“I can't remember writing about The Schooner, although I was 'ship mad' in those days.  I used to love drawing pictures of galleons.  I guess it must have been because the relatives on my mother's side were all sailors.” - Sheila Monincx née Bush), 22-23, 24-25, 26-27, 28-29, 30-31, 32-33, 34-35, 36-37 an 'Arbutus'? - it's a shrub with a strawberry-like fruit that grows around the Mediterranean coast.
c. 90KB/page-pair Harrow Civic-Centre Library
1951 - A log from St Mary's Bay Holiday Camp
Front cover, party members and programme.
c. 40KB eachRoy Fabian ('54)
1956 - Front Cover of Mathematics work-book. 52KB Geoffrey Calvert
1961 - photo of St Mary's Bay hut accommodation, inside cover of journal, party members and a "behave yourself" letter - complete with a few rust stains from the folder in which it has been kept - from Head, Kenneth Whiting. c. 130KB (hut photo), and 50KB the rest Malcolm Hall ('59-'65)
1961 Coach holiday to Germany. Barry Stevens
Peter remembers the Camp Craft course and a trip to Wendover in 1962/3. Peter Graham, 1958-63
1959 - Boys' School Report 74KB Richard Tann
1961 - Boys' School Report.
"Rural Science"?  That was apparently a euphemism for basic horticulture and agriculture - how to look after an allotment or keep chickens and farm animals - training for pupils who may work as farm labourers.  Its appearance in a suburban school syllabus was probably a legacy of war-time shortages when families needed to rely on domestically-produced food to supplement their rations.
77KBC.P. ('59-'65)
1962 - Girls' School 2nd year Report
Front cover (brown paper and label - remember them?),report
  Marion Hughes ('60-'65)
1964 - Boys' School Report - and comments on an unique achievement. 45KBMalcolm Hall
1964/5 - Speech Day (Girls') Programme.
Cover; pages: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
c.35KB each Marion Hughes
Educational Cruises
Both Chandos schools enthusiastically embraced the concept of Educational Cruises during the 1960s and early '70s.
Cruise vessels were: MS Dunera, SS Nevasa, SS Uganda and Devonia - all owned by the 'British and India Steam Navigation Co.'  (Latterly assimilated into P&O.)
1968 - Girls' trip on the Nevasa.  Party members and the Itinerary. 45KB (pdf) Jane Sturman (née Gates)
1970 - Girls' trip on the Uganda.  Party members and the Itinerary. 45KB (pdf) Jane Sturman

This section comprises inspiring, mini life-stories of a few ex-pupils, their recollections of their neighbourhood, their school-days, what influenced them and how they got to where they are now.
1943 - Kathleen Goshawk's Story 12KB Kathleen Leffew
née Goshawk
1945-50 - Sheila Bush's Story 20KB (plus photos) Sheila Monincx
1945-50 - Peter Brittain Reminisces 5KBPeter Brittain
1947-50 - Chris Harrington's Story 6KBChris Harrington
1959-65 - Malcolm Hall's Story 18KB (plus photos)Malcolm Hall
1960-65 - Marion's Story 4KBMarion Hughes
1962-68 - Steve Field's Story 10KBSteve Field
1970s - John Willoughby Remembers 8KBJohn Willoughby
1952-56 - Douglas's Story a link to a genealogy blog siteDouglas Graham Sheffield
Irene Grimley - an eulogy 8KBvarious
Major Howard Crawley 16K + 410K imagevarious