This Girls’ School (and Boys’ - pre-mid-’50s) crest once adorned Geraldine Charles’s blazer.
Boy's crest
This pristine Boys’ School crest (post-mid-’50s), still on its original, brown-paper backing, was unearthed by Tony Louki (1970-75) while clearing his mum’s loft.


Welcome to this collection of memorabilia from Chandos Secondary School, Stanmore, UK.

For past pupils this site is a ‘nostalgic refuge’ from the tribulations confronting us as we contemplate our impending dotage.  But remember, you may be able to re-capture a flavour of those ‘halcyon days’? at the occasional reunions.

80th Anniversary

The school held its Anniversary celebrations during the week commencing 7 October 2019.  Geraldine Charles was one of several past pupils that attended the Open Day on 10 October and has forwarded several evocativephotographs of memorabiliathat were on display.

80th cake
The organisers copied Geraldine’s badge to recreate an edible Chandos crest (early).

80th Anniversary invitation


A ‘Ginger’ Writes

Les & Ian then…
Three ‘Bristow’ boys attended Chandos during the 1960s.  The oldest, Les, has made contact and offered some memories of his time at the school…  and his life subsequently.

Les now (April 2021)


Marjorie Browne (now named Yve Hulkes) mails:
"I started at Chandos in September ’60 and I would have left in ’64.  They were the best years of my life with such fond memories of Miss Fleming, PE, and great respect for our Head Mistress.

"I was ‘Games Captain’ for my last years at Chandos.  I had a mop of most unruly hair that got me into trouble with our Head on many occasions, might add that my hair is dead straight now.  I didn't stay to sixth form but wish I had.  I went on to Cassio College, Watford.  I worked in London for Encyclopedia Britannica, research department and then became an Air Stewardess for BOAC and traveled all over the world.

"I would dearly love to catch up with any that attended during the years I was there - in particular I remember Sonja Noble."


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