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‘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||Marian Young (née 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.||149KB||Harold Dummer|
|"In my days at Chandos Girls, (1943), we used to get theteachers and prefectsto 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, I've blurred the half-tone photograph to display it in 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 each||Roy 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 Boys’ 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 would 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.
|1962 - Girls’ School 2nd year Report, front cover. (Brown paper and label - remember them?)
What’s Marian doing now? (her web site)
|Marion Hughes (’60-’65)|
|1964 - Boys’ School Report - and comments on an unique achievement.||45KB||Malcolm Hall|
1964/5 - Speech Day (Girls’) Programme.
|Cover; pages: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6||c.35KB each||Marian Young/Hughes|
Educational CruisesBoth 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.)
|1965, 1966 Boys’ Cruises round the Med.||4KB||Les Bristow|
|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|
Mini-memoirsThis 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
|1943-45 - Jean Stone's Story
The text of ex-pupil Jean’s presentation to a N. Z.-based retirement group about her childhood in Stanmore and the circumstances around her emigration to New Zealand in the 1940s.
|Jean Archer née Stone|
|1945-50 - Sheila Bush’s Story||20KB (plus photos)||Sheila Monincx|
|1945-50 - Peter Brittain Reminisces||5KB||Peter Brittain|
|1947-50 - Chris Harrington’s Story||6KB||Chris Harrington|
|1959-65 - Malcolm Hall’s Story||18KB (plus photos)||Malcolm Hall|
|1960-65 - Marian’s Story||4KB||Marian Young (née Hughes)|
|1960-66 - Memories of A 'Ginger’||4KB||Les Bristow|
|1962-68 - Steve Field’s Story||10KB||Steve Field|
|1970s - John Willoughby Remembers||8KB||John Willoughby|
|1952-56 - Douglas’s Story||a link to a genealogy blog site||Douglas Graham Sheffield|
R. I. P.
|Irene Grimley - an eulogy||8KB||various|
|Major Howard Crawley||16K + 410K image||various|