girls crest
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 pupil-submitted memorabilia from Chandos Secondary School, Stanmore, UK.

For past pupils, this site is a nostalgic refuge from the relentlessly 'bad news' confronting us in our dotage.  But remember, you may be able to re-capture a flavour of those ‘halcyon days’? at the occasional reunion.

Netball Team Photos

Caroline Mitchell (née Schmitt) mails:  "I attended Chandos Secondary Modern School in the 1960s.  I was very sporty and loved and played netball for Chandos.  I was wondering whether I could obtain copies of any Chandos netball team photos, from 1967, 1968, 1969 and 1970?
I am 69 this year and still play netball and it was at Chandos that I learnt netball and fell in love with the game!"

If you've retained any netball team photos from Caroline’s era, or can otherwise help Caroline in her quest, please "Contact Me" - she'd be extremely grateful to hear from you.

Col, May ’22

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)

Chandos in the ’70s

Graham Lockwood has mailed that he found this site recently and has kindly offered some memories of his school days and the staff during the ’70s.


This site is not password-protected - so internet search ‘bots’ are able to access and catalogue its content.  If your name appears on this site, it's possible that it may be found through a web-search.  If you regard this as a thoroughly reprehensible outrage, please ‘Contact me’.