Downer Crest


Welcome to this collection of memorabilia from Downer Grammar School, Edgware, UK.

For past pupils, this site offers a 'nostalgic refuge' from the tribulations confronting us as we contemplate our impending dotage.

The First Long Photo - 1950-51

Ex pat. Jason Davis mails: "The photograph was given to me by a woman named Erica Sharratt who was also a founder student at Downer/Blackwell and lived close to me in Minnesota".  Jason has kindly captured it on his iPhone.

Ken Rees's big birthday

My dad went to Downer Grammar School and is turning 70 next month.  I am attempting 70 gifts of his history.  Would you mind asking if anyone remembers him and could send me memories/photos/even a happy birthday?  Then I can add them to his birthday box.  His name is Kenneth John Rees and he was born 11th April 1948.

Jerome Batson mails

Jerry Batson, who entered Downer in about 1971, mails his appreciation of the staff and environment at the school.


This site is not password-protected - so, if your name appears anywhere on this site, it's probable that it could be found by an internet search engine.  If you regard this as a damnable outrage, please ‘Contact me’.

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