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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 the teachers and prefectsto sign our autograph books."   Kathleen Goshawk (’45)
My School Days (1945-’50) 4KB Peter Brittain
1948 Girls’ School Magazine
(Scanned as 'black & white’ - but, to mitigate pixelation artefacts, I've blurred the half-tone photograph to display in true grey-scale. - C.P.)
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 from Head, Kenneth Whiting - complete with a few rust stains from the folder in which it has been kept. 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.
77KB C.P. ('59-'65)
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 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 India Steam Navigation Co.’  (Latterly assimilated into P&O.)
1965, 1966 Boys’ Cruises around the Mediterranean.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


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
1943-45 - Jean Stone's Story
The text of ex-pupil Jean’s presentation to a New Zealand-based retirement group about her childhood in Stanmore and the circumstances around her emigration to N. Z. 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’ 4KBLes 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