Updated June ’21

Document Description and Hyperlink Contributor file size
1946 - A Multilateral School
Council Meeting report
Harrow Observer 120KB (pdf)
c.1949   My schooling at Blackwell - and before (at The ‘Camp’)Marion Iwaszko (née Moore)3KB
Form photos and class lists from 1957-’58Keith Salmon1MB
From deep within the dungeons of her Devonshire retreat, Anne née Moxley (Blackwell, 1953-’58) has retrieved some of her school memorabilia from the mid-‘50sAnne Pringle  
John Longhurst's productions always had two casts to give more people the chance to perform.  I was in the first year when he producedPeter Pan,and new to the school.  In it, I played one of Miss Garret’s redskins, covered in red grease-paint, which was a nightmare to remove!

The following year I was Betty Blunders - one of the four children inWhere the Rainbow Ends- less makeup!  I think I have a battered script for that somewhere.  I’ve kept this Harrow Observer review and photograph of the cast forListen to the Wind,which was the year after (’59).
Jane Eustance (née Robinson)  
1959 - Swimming Pool Inauguration report Harrow Observer  

The Blackwell School Magazine

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1961 July (Vol 1)
Pages: 1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-17 (GCE results), 18-19, 20-21, 22-23, 24-25, Team Photos: 34-35, 36-37, 38-39, 40-41,
Ray Jenkinsc. 150KB each
(photographs c. 400KB)
1962 July (Vol 2)
Pages: 0-1 (Staff list and Editorial), 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21, 22-23, 28-29 (Netball Team), 34-35 (Basketball Team, GCE results), …
Ray Jenkinsc. 160KB each
1963 July (Vol 3)Richard Franklin 
1964 July (Vol 4)Richard Franklin 
1965 July (Vol 5)Richard Franklin 
1966 June Presentation Day Programme
Front and back pages, centre page.
Richard Franklin160KB
1969 July Meccano Magazine
A report on the ‘Car Driving’ tuition experiment.
MM - p.343 ‘Collectors Corner’350KB

Programme of Blackwell’s Christmas ‘61 production of ‘Where The Rainbow Ends’

Outer page-pair, inner page-pair.

"Where the Rainbow Ends was originally a stage play with a great deal of incidental music; it was then turned into a book, and a very attractive edition was produced in the early 1920s, published by Hodder and Stoughton, with illustrations by Leo Bates.

"The play was first performed at the Savoy Theatre in December 1911, and a young Noel Coward was in the cast.  Following the success of the play - which ran every Christmas, professionally, until 1959 - the producer of the children, Italia Conti, was persuaded to set up a stage school, which still exists.
Many of the stalwarts of the British acting world - Jack Hawkins, Clive Dunn, and many, many others - appeared in ‘Rainbow’ at some time or other.  It was staged at the Holborn Empire until that theatre was bombed during the war, and it toured extensively." - VL

If there are any general questions about‘Rainbow’,  Valerie, an authority on the subject, will be delighted to answer them - "Contact me".

Dr. Valerie Langfield
(who procured the Programme from eBay)
c.150KB each (gif)
1997 Reunion cutting from Observer- featuring Doreen MitchellChris Harrington950KB (jpg)

Their Stories

1950-52 - Chris Harrington, born in 1936, initially attended Chandos Secondary then transferred to a Backwell-run Commercial Course.Chris Harrington4KB
Sidney Eavis ’53-’55.  Now living ‘down under’, found sanctuary from Headstone Secondary at Blackwell.Sidney Eavis
Richard Franklin ’59-’66.  A Head Boy reminisces.Richard Franklin