JULY 1980



Parents' Association    
Old Pharosians    




JULY 1980
As we start a new necade it seems appropriate
that PHAPOS should change with the times. It is
a sad reflection on our present situation when it
becomes too expensive to produce a school magazine
in a traditional way, but with cut—backs in every
sphere of education, the old—style PHA1~OS was a
luxury we could no longer afford.

This first edition of PHAROS is new in many
ways. It is the first in a new format and using
a new method of reproduction. It is the true
recorder of events and activities related to the
School, as they occur, as it is the first of a
termly edition. Using a local printer we can
work up to a later dead—line. Though the work
load for the editorial staff is not reduced, its
immediacy gives encouragement and acts as a spur.
As we progress with this termly publication, our
content will become more topical, as we report
more recent events.

There has been a great deal of enthusiasm
for PHAPOS in its new format, involving a greatar
number of the boys than in previous years. It
has been the do~’ged persistence of three fifth
formers, Stuart Lund, Stephen Perkins and John
Shepherd, without whom I would have been lost,
that has ensured publication on schedule. It
has also been due to Nichael Jones and Mrs Gay
that we have had much of the original work typed.
Our cover has been designed and printed by James
Woold.ridp~e. Finally, much is owed to Mr Bewick
for help and encouragement in getting this first
issue “off the oress”.

At least Education is now news-worthy. We have
Parliamentary debates, speeches, demonstrations,
charges that standards are rising or falling. In
fact, it is good that we should look closely at
our Aims and Objectives so that we know where we
are going. Much depends on each boy’s personal
motivation: if he wants to work, he will make
progress. Re cannot be persuaded nor frightened
into good work, whatever is supposed to have
happened two or three generations ago. If he is
to learn with discrimination, think logically and
apply his ideas with common sense, he must work
willingly. Only a sense of personal responsibility
will lead to concentration. Many young people know
about football teams and pop groups because they
learn willingly and with interest. There is no
other way to academic success. We can, however,
provide the right tradition and atmosphere, and
this is the essence of our first response to the
County’s request for our Aims and Objectives.

Three meetings were held at the School. One
dealt with the School as a Community — how we live
and work together. The second was concerned with
internal administration and the third with rel-
ations between ourselves and the Universities and
Colleges. Distinguished guests joined us and many
of the Governors. All parents were invited and
those who came now snow much more about the School,
which must help their sons.

Each Department has submitted detailed state-
ments which are being considered by the Governors
before submission to the KEC. When our aims are
clear we shall know how best to use our limited
resources. I believe that if all parents co-
operate actively we shall not only ensure good
academic results but also maintain our extensive
range of activities.

P. C. Colman
On Monday 3 December seventeen cadets from the
I?AF Section left Dover for Bury St Ldmunds. Thence we
were taken by bus to Barnham Camp at RAF Honington
where we spent a very cold night under canvas, whilst
the officers who accompanied us, Major Hoeren and
Fit Lt Scriven, retired to their centrally—heated
quarters in the Officers’ iess.

In the morning we were given a guided tour of
the base, the busiest military airfield in the country,
and one of the four that possess a nuclear strike
capability. Among other things we were shown around
the control tower and fire station and were riven a
chance to look over a Buccaneer Strike Aircraft. Ve
then travelled to RAF ~ildenhaIl, the 1-{Q of the USAF
in Britain, and, after an excellent meal in the
Airmen’s .f~estaurawt, we were shown round the base.
This tour included being shown round a Hercules
transrort aircraft and seeing the engines of a C-lki
Starfighter jet transport, undergoing a major overhaul.
However, there was not enough time to see more and,
after a visit to one of the many shops on the base,
it was time to leave. Two days had passed very quickly
and apart from regretting our decision to spend a night
under canvas we had thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Sgt. Underhill
It was early evening when the twenty
cadets who had left Dover by train that lunchtime,
arrived at RAP Wyton, on 27 February, accompanied by
Major Hoeren and Flt Lt Scriven. After rushinv over
t( Lrie n:e3s for dinner, we returned to our quarters to
settle in, and the rest of the evening was free.

The next day we awoke bright and early
and in the morning were given a guided tour of the
station. The first stop was 360 Squadron which flies
Canberras and, as well as an explanation of their role
in ECM training we were allowed to see inside the air-
craft. ~e next saw the police dogs whose handlers
kindly arranged a demonstration for us. This was
somewhat enlivened by one dog repeatedly breaking loose
and running through our group to its kennel. Finally
we were shown round the control tower and, fire section,
which is equipped with two of the latest types of crash
tender and six—wheeled Ranp’e Rover.

After lunch we left for HAF Alconbury
where full—scale evaluation exercises were being
undertaken; but, nevertheless, we managed to inspect an
RF—4C Phantom of the 1st Tactical Reconnaissance
Squadron. We were qiven a tour of the control tower
which controls all movements on the airfield itself.
Due to their proximity, all air movements around both
airfields are controlled from the radar room at Wyton.
We were then given a guided tour of the base, owing to

the exercise, we had been unable to see some of the
more specilised aircraft. However, this did not detract
from the visit and the two days were enjoyed by all.
This year’s camp was held at EAF Abingdon
and sixteen cadets attended.

We were able to see how the base worked,
from flying, controlled by air traffic control,
to the supply department, known as SCAR, who
could supply anything needed on the base, from
screws to large aircraft components. Each
cadet received at least one flight in a “Chin—
munk”, and several of the more exserienced
aviators were able to enjoy aerobatics! Every
one had an opportunity of using powerful .303
rifles, and three dead—slaots reached marksman-
ship standard.

The night exercise, which was organised by
two pilots, was particularly demanding. rhe
cadets were snlit into groups of ten and given
a map and compass.. They were then dropred off
several miles from the base. The object was
then to navigrte cross—country, at one point
crossing a utream, to a given map reiereiice.
There, further instructions were given to
attack a position in some woodland. This may
sound easy, but the area was being patrolled
by airforce personnel posing as rebels! They
had to be avoided and this meant crawling
through ditches and seeking cover every time
a pair of headlamps were seen on nearby roads.
The group, led by Sgt. Vine and J/Cpl. Bonnar,
emerged from one ditch to confront a most
bemused couple out for an evening stroll!

We were subjected to the rigours of an
assault course, which included a fifteen foot
wall which even the younger cadets managed,
if with a little help.

A well-run club provided the evening
entertainment, where cadets met regular service
men and women, many of whom the older cadets
got to know well.
Flt/Lt. Scriven and Major Hoeren are to be
thanked for their excellent running of the camp.
_______________________ 55t. Vine
Pictured opposite, in front of a life—size
model of a Jaguar aircraft are:

Back row(L—R)Cdts.Evans,C.hichards,
Howard,G.Henderson and Lineham. Front row:
Cdts. S.Smith,Herbert and J.C.Richards,
Flt/Lt. Scriven,Major Hoeren,A.C.L.O.,
Sgt.Underhill,J/Cpl.BonLnar and Sgt.Vine.

During the two week cruise our party of fifteen
led by i’ir. Bird, to whom we are very grateful, joined
over nine hundred others on the S.S. U1janda.
We visited the Pyramids and Cairo in i~gypt;
Israel, where the trip to Jerusalem was cancelled due
to snow bloc-~in~ the road; A.ntalya in ?urkey; the Gree~
Island of Rhodes, where the weather was at its be:;t;
the Acropolis in Athens and Solit in Yugoslavia.
We all had a wonderfil time on board t~e ship
and enjoyed the whole cruise apart from a few iiioor
things (e.g. the CORGyflUS food) The crew member that
stuck in our minds most was “Action Lan”, whose ac~ent
and activities amused us all and helped anyone suffer-
ing from sea—sickness to recover.
1 think we would all agree that it was a £200
well spent, considering the cabin passenrers had to pay

Kevin Black

We arrived at school, agog vith anticipation,
an hour and a half early an~ later found our flight
had been delayed by two hours. Eventually we were
able to reach the SS UGANDA, and somehow find our
dormitory, as the rating was as new as us!

We were exLremely lucky in the choice of ports
as these were some of tne more interesting ones
visited by Uganda in l9~O. We started with a half
day excursion to Po~:peii. The ship sailed at 1
and the next few days were sPent in an odd mixture
of compulsory lectures, films, classroom neriods
and voluntary activities. in the evenings there
were films and discos.

(Th arrival ~t Aley3ndria we hurried off shin
and on to uncomlortable coaches for a 150 mile trio
to Cairo. The trip along the Nile imore sse~ upon
us the indescribable extent of poverty to be found
in Egypt. Then, after the Cairo Museum with an

unintel.ligble English guide, on to the unima~rinable

Leaving Alexandria we met our first rough
weather which continue-i till Haifa, where we heard
our tria to Jerusalem was cancelled due to 30cm
of snow! A trip to Nazareth was a poor substitute.
As we sailed for Antalya the next day it was bright
and sunny. Here, the girls were chased by Turkish
~nen while the rest of us discovered the disgusting-
ly sickly~s’.eet taste of Turkish coffee.

The next day found us at Phodes, unfortunately
Dnly for the mcrniru”, as this was the most pleasant
p1-ace we Visited and the weather was fine. besides,
the drinks were incredibly cheap. After Rhodes we
visited the Acropolis at Athens, in near freezing
conditions for which we were ill prepared.

Two days, two discos and a sports competition
later we arrived at Split, Yugoslavia. Two weeks
of great enjoyment were ended.

Andrew Soppitt
From the outside this piece of history looks very
small indeed. But even though it might look small from
the outside, it is certainly much bigger than expected
on the inside. The excavationists had to dig very deep
because it was so old that it was buried under twenty
feet of earth. So this explains why there are two lay-
ers, the top balcony, which is taken up with cases and
boards, and the bottom layer, which is taken up with
actual ruins of the painted house.

Two first year classes went on the trip and they
were 1 Frith and 1 Park. They were ooth given sheets
with acout fifty questions on and had to answer them
all in acout two hours. But it was not all work, for
we could wander around where we liked in the painted
house and buy things from the shop.

The boards and cases were full of answers and
things that had oeen dug up, among them a skeleton and
a couple of daggers. But the highlight was when we

walked back to school(stopping on the way at the sweet
shop.) S. Davies
The trip to Dover Warbour was enjoyed by all.
Split into two parties, half of the first years

saw the Eastern Docks while the other half visit—
the Western Docks. Unfortunately one group was
unable to see the Eastern Docks as the party
could only be admitted on a coach and the bus had
already returned to the depot. This administrat-
ive error also meant the other group had to walk
home after visiting the Western Docks!

The Docks have many interesting things to see
and show a completely different side to life in
Dover. K. Medgett
1 Park War Games Club

The “1 Park War Games Club” was formed in
October 1979. During the Easter Term initial
enthusiasm petered out till only four people
turned up regularly. There are plans to expand
and revitalise the club by playing board games
connected with war, Colditz for example.

Thanks must be given to Mr Coltman for his
help and encouragement.
K. Medgett
The Dover Volunteer Group was started in 1973
by a social worker Paul x(itchen with the aim of under-
taking essential repairs and gardening for the elderly
The Group is now based in its own office in the YMCA,
Leyburn Road. Over the years the leadership has
changed from perennial community service volunteers tc
a permanent salaried co—ordinator, Barbara Godfrey,
supported by a committee.

The Group has broadened its activities by
becoming involved in new projects as they arise.
Some of the present projects the Group is involved in

1 Dover and Deal Stroke Club where volunteers chat
with, and help entertain ex stroke natients.

2 Ginger Bread Day Care Centre, provides advice and
play group activities (under professional super-
vision) for one—parent families. w’ith the help of
volunteers the Centre hopes to be able to accept
latch—key children and under 12 year olds during
the school holidays.

3 Dover and District Playleadershin Scheme.

Volunteers help the paid Playleaders to supervise
games for 6 to 1~ year olds at the Sports Centre
and at several other outdoor sites during the
summer holidays.

i~egular activities include gardening,
painting and decorating, swimming with the physically
handicapped and one to one visiting of elderly people
which sometimes involves shopping, but is mainly tea
and a chat. We also arrange an annual Christmas
shopping trip. Last year a total of 60 volunteers
from all the Secondary Schools in Dover helped !~5 old
people to shop for Christmas. Tea was also provided
by Marks and Spencers.

We owe our survival to funds received from
Dover organisations and companies and to public
institutions. The Group wishes to take this opportunity
to thank members of the School for the money raised in
the Lenten ~p~eal, but wishes to point out that there
is a need for more people (young and old) who are
willing to help.

Lea i-iearl and iKartin ‘aestray

After a sleepless night on the cross channel
ferry and the train, twenty boys from the School
arrived at Paris in the early morning of 22 March.
After a hurried breakfast at Austerlitz Station, the
party walked towards the Ile de la Cite, and was able
to visit the famous cathedral Notre Dame. After a
packed lunch, the group rode in a Paris bus to the
i±~iffel Tower, from the top of which everybody enjoyed
the beautiful view — despite the windL From there a
rideabout on the Metro and back to Austerlitz to pick
up our luggage and get the train for Tours. It was a
very tired party that eventually met their
correspondants in front of the College in Richelieu.

During the following fortnight there were
visits to an abbey, to chateaux, wine cellars and
trogloditic caves. Three days were spent in school in
Richelieu, some boys finding physics and history in
French a little hard to digests It was noted that the
school meals, which, incidentally, cost twice as much
as our own, were of excellent quality, and everybody
enjoyed the ration of wine provided with the meals.

The town of Richelieu was built as an
alternative capital to Paris in the 17th Century by
the Cardinal idchelieu. It is a walled town and there
is a chateau—less park bigger than the town itself.

Most of the time was suent in the company of
the French penfriends, which hopefully meant
considerable progress in everybody’s French. The
]rench food was a new experience to many — but every-
body seemed to e~.-~y it. The departure was a sad time
for most, and many of us will want to return again
next year. We are all looking forward to meeting our
French friends here in Dover in July. Thanks are due
to Mr Scriven and Mrs Middleton for organizing and
accompanying us on this successful visit.

A T Brown and others

On Thursday April )+th a group of eleven students,
plus Mr Lodder and nr Yates, set out for Germany. The
crossing to Ostend was somewhat unpleasant since there
had been a storm a few days before and several members
of the party wanted to end it all long before we reach-
ed Belgium. ‘iThe long train journey was hardly any
better and we arrived at Hanover at three o’clock in
the morning. At the station our respective families
were waiting to take us to Sarstedt, where we were to
live for the next iew days.

Once in Germany, however, things were much better
as the German families were very generous and most
hospitable. Most of us were taken to various places
of interest, such as Hildesheim and Schlossmarienburg.
Two trips, in which the whole group participated, were
arranged by the German teacher, Herr Meinike. One was
to Hanover and the other trip was to the Harz Mount-
ains, which were still snow—covered. It was there
that we saw the Iron Curtain where poker-faced East
German guards made no response to cries of “Hello,

Our return trip started at the unearthly hour of
four in the morning. However, it was soon livened up
when we met a group of German girls from Dusseldorf,
travelling on the same train to England.

The whole trip was most enjoyable. Thanks must
go to Mr Lodder for organising this memorable exchange

and to Mr Yates for accompanying us.

A. Smale

DGSB v PAF Manston in the Hoverlloyd Cup,
Second round.

Result: DGSB 6 . 0 RAF Manston

This match was remarkable for the number of
penalties — six in all! Neil McCluskey, DGSB’s
goalkeeper, was involved in all of them. He
first scored the three awarded to the home side
and then let two in and saved one, against.
This must be some sort of record worthy of note!

Otherwise the game was a dull affair, witn
the urammar midfield dominating and creating
numerous chances.

Having reached the final of the Hoverlloyd
Cup, we were beaten 1—0 by E Division Police on
April 17th by a Mr Bailey own goal.
1st XI FOOTBALL - East Kent Schools’ League

In the first season of the League the 1st XI
performed very creditably, finishing third out
of thirteen schools. Only two games were lost,
one early in the season against Harvey GS 2-1,
and the other against Dane Court 3—1 in the last
fixture. It was this final game that cost us
the title.

Full marks should go to the defence, which
only let in nine goals, and Nick Bramwell who
scored twenty—eight goals.
Under 12 Football

The season started with a considerable num-
ber of boys competing for a place in the School
team. From these a squad of thirteen was picked.

We started the season with a 6—0 win, a score
which we achieved more than once, with a number
of goals by Hanley, who also plays for Dover, as
does Gabriel.

Harvey Grammar School proved to be the strong-
est opposition we faced, beating us 2—1.

We had to play two rounds to reach the local
cup final, which we won, having scored twenty-
four goals in all. Firstly, we beat Deal 6—0,
then St Edmunds 12—0 and finally Aylesham 6—2.
The Cup Final win was very convincing bacause, as
in most games, we had spells of football, in this
match we played well throughout.

The team comprised:

Bagley; Heath; Fodmore; Webb; Big~~s; Pichardson;
Adams; Dougard; Harvey; Murphy; Gabriel; Baines;
Peter Richardson - Captain)
Ul4 Pootball

The present Ul4 squad is probably the best
all—round team the School has produced in years.
With three good goalkeepers in John Reidy, John
Grigge and Bernard Pope, Reidy’s slight edge
over the other pair kept them out of the team
for most of the season. In defence there was
great competition from Tom Gould, John Waller,
Paul Eades, Shaun Thompson, Mick Johnson and
Jeremy Howitt for the four available positions.
Selection was made easier by injuries sustained
by Eades and Howitt. Eades absence from centre
defence may well have been the cause of the
team’s losing the County Cup semi—final to
Howard School, Gillingliam, the eventual winners.
This was a sad blow to the team’s morale as it
had beaten Howard in the previous year’s final.

Although the defence is more solid than
ever before, the strength of the team is a
powerful midfield consisting of Tim Dixon, the
captain, Lee Brankley (vice-captain) and Andrew
McNeill. These three have worked hard to con-
trol each game and to create the openings to
score goals, as well as scoring quite a few
goals themselves. Another midfield player is
Sean Beatson who, although even smaller tnan
the others, never gives less than 100%. Sean
played ‘un front’ most season as there were
only two first class forwards: Dean Lucas and
Gary Jones. Dean’s skill and Gary’s size

caused endless trouble to many a defence.

Mention should also be made of Harvey
Hammonds and Andrew Lievers who regularly
found themselves either as reserves or playing
when Gould, Eades, Dixon, brankley, Lucas and
Jones were playing for the Dover Divisional

Congratulations must go to Tim Dixon who
has signed for Southampton and •to Gary Jones
who is a regular in the Kent team. The next
season is bound to see other members of the
squad make the Kent team, and those who
persevere should find clubs interested in
their talent. The new season is looked for-
ward to in the hope of maintaining our high
standard of play and, perhaps, even to find-
ing ways of imoroving our already excellent
rec ord.
- D.M.

U15 Rugby

The season got off to a good start with two cut
matches in 1979. We beat Chatham House convincingly,
but went down to the ‘Dukies’ in the next round by 4—C
in a tough, closely fought tussle.
Following this slight disappoint:nent the team
looked towards the coming season of 1980. We played
ten matches in all and in each one the team gave one
hundred percent. The second gan~e of the season saw us
facing Kings School at home. Thi~ was our first defeat
out the team played well to come from 14—0 to 14—10 in
the final few minutes of the game. After this we were
all intent on not losing again and after our defeat at
the hands of Kings we went six matches unbeaten. Two
of these were against Astor when we won, but were sha-
ken a little when they scored against us in each match.
Even when we were at half strength midway
through the season because of a trip to North Wales we
still managed to see off teams that seemed to be strong-
er than us.
Following this great start to the season we had.
a slightly disapoointing end, losing our final two games
against Brockhill and Geoffrey Chaucer, though most of
the side felt that we should have won the latter of
those two.
Tim ~gett should be congratuThted for his

marvellous kicking and all round ability as captain,
scoring 53 of our 144 points, and mention should also
be made of Martin Podmore, with most number of tries,
and Sean Sanders, who tackled brilliantly throughout
and surprised some of us with a few oeautiful drop
goals. However it is unfair to pick out individuals,
since the whole side played fantastically the whole

M. Jones
U12 Rugby

We started the season well with a win over
Dane Court, but even so did not play very well.
In that first game Brian Heath scored all three
tries. Our next game, against Brockhill, was
much better and we began to get used to each
other’s style, even though we lost. As the
season progressed we played more games and
started to understand the rules more. As we
knew what we were doing we played better rugby.

Our major scorers were Brian Heath (nine
tries) and Nigel Bagely (eight). Our playing
record was good: we won seven and lost three
of the ten games played. Over all it was a
good season.
U19 Basketball

In terms of results this has been a fairly un-
successful season; out of eleven games played only
three were won. The main problem that faced us was
that the opposition were generally taller and old-
er than ourselves. If we had had a stronger squad
we could have improved our results, but we often
played with just six players, and some of those
were occasionally “fouled—off”. Next season a more
responsible, serious attitude by some players could
lead. to more 5UCC~5;.

ii. Hopkinson

U16 Basketball

The team lacked sufficiently good players
and, because of this, failed to win a match all
season. It was also difficult to field five
players; and having to play good teams did not

The core of the team comprised Mark James,
Nick Wall, Jeremy Weaver and David King. Credit
must be given to these few for turning up to
most practice sessions too. They also found
themselves playing for the U19 squad quite
frequently. Although insufficient games played
a lar:;e part in the team’s-downfall, they en-
joyed playing together throughout the season.

Mark James
2nd XI Football

The 2nd XI experienced a season of
somewhat mixed fortunes as readers will
see from the results listed below. They
usually played their games principally
for enjoyment, which is by no means a
bad attitude to have, but their consequ-
ent generosity was not always recipro-

As individuals, the side did not
lack skill, but individuals, however
skillful, do not necessarily make for
success. However, on the occasions that
they managed to play together as a team
they usually succeeded in winning. To
their credit, all members of the squad
never gave less than the fullest effort
required of them, even when two or three
goals behind.

The 2nd Xl’s best result was a k—l
away win at HM Borstal. Obviously the
latter were impressed, but we do not
think there was any truth in the rumour
at the time that certain of our players
had been approached with a view to
transferring to that clubs

Playing Record:

Played 16. Won — 5; Lost — 5; Drawn — 6


This year the Club ran ten teams in the Dover
Senior League, and despite a policy of pushing teams

into the highest division we thought they could cope
with, none of the teams were relegated and the F team
(Neil Waters, Gary Hall and Andy Steele) finished
second in Division C. Neil Waters came through
strongly in the second half of the season to finish
third in the table of individual performances in that
division. Further details of team performances are
given below.

The Club has also seen a number of striking
individual performances at Junior and Senior level.
Andy Kremer reached the semi—final of the Dover
Handicap Singles. Pairs from the Grammar School swept
the board in the Junior League, finishing 1st, 2nd,
3rd in Div 1, 1st in Div 2, 1st in Div 3 and 1st and
2nd in Div 4. Simon Pearson is this year’s Dover
Junior Champion (runner—up Alan Beer), and Alan Beer
and Andy Kremer the Junior Dover Doubles Champions
(runners-up simon Pearson and Simon Greenwood).

Finally, a number of other points are worth
making. Without the tenacity and dedication of
Mr French the Club could not have run on the scale it
has, and without him next year it probably could not
run at all. Mr Kremer and Mr Skelton have continued
to underpin teams with their skill and experience, and ~
again, without them the Club could not run on its
present scale. We also owe our thanks to our two
‘internationals’, Herr Auer and M Powc, who so confused.
their opponents with curi&us Austrian expletives and
French imprecations that the ‘I’ team which they
assisted came fourth in Division C.
Div A Position Points
DGSB A 12 53
DGSB B 11 70

Div B
DGSB C 135
DGSB D 12 83
DGSB E 11 89

Div C
DGSB F 2 178
DGSB G 10 68
DGSB H 8 119
DGSB I 4 141
DGSB J 12 51

School Captain: Simon Pearson


1. Which famous Yorks. and
England bowler died in

2. Who made a record 35 con-
secutive test appearances?
3. Who won the John Player
League in 1971?

4. Who scored the highest
individual score of 168N0
in the John Player League?

5. When was the Gillette Cup
brought into cricket?
6.Who has won it most times,
and how many times?

7. In which year was the Gent-
lemen v Players fixture

3. Which county won the County
Championship 7 times consec-
utively from 1952—58?

9. Who has won the County Champ-
ionship the most number of

10. How many times has the
County Championship been
shared since 1865.

1. How many times has Bjorn
Borg won Wimbledon and
whose record did he break?

2. Bjorn Borg had an epic
Wimbledon semi-final in
1978. Who did he beat?

15. Who is the present World
Darts Champion?

4. Who is Britain’s leading
female Badminton player?

5. Who is the current UK
Darts Champion?

6. Who were 1st, 2nd and 3rd
in the Men’s Olympic Ice
Skating Championships l9~O?

7. Who won the 1980 Madrid Opeii
Golf Championship?

3. Which weight lifter lifted
for both New Zealand and UK?

9. Who formed the scrum—half/
fly—half partnership for Wales
and Cardiff before Barry John
and Gareth Edwards?

LO. Who was the Springbok captain
on the 1951—32 tour of UK?

Compiled by Michael Jones
All answers and solutions to these puzzles can be found
at the back of this magazine.

1 Managing skillfully.

:3 A religious palindrome.

9 This Red Lion sings in the valleys.

11 Altered pram will give a rise.

13 Next size up from a mouse trap.

15 Icelandic war.

16 This could lead you on.

20 A daring fireman.

21 In a stale state due to lack of movement.

24 Opposite, in two ways, to pots.

ACROSS (cont’d)
25 First hungry word of a Blondie album.

26 Groups like doing this in concert.

27 Beefy, but one zero less than a cube.

23 Who is he in the box?


2 Recently attacked by a great bear,
3 Changed Teliov, although
not Russian comes after.
4 Indefinite article.
5 A backward fishy nut.
6 Opposite to out!
7 Literally presently.
10 Narrow channel in the ground.

12 One who looks after this clue
will get it right.

14 An edible digit without an end.

17 The top brass have it scrambled.

13 A saint became older, but this
could be fixed.

19 Raw state of iron.

22 From me .. you.

23 Something owed.

Stephen Perkins
and John Shepherd
As everyone involved with the school knows, March
6th, 7th and 8th saw the advent of another successful
play in “Macbeth”.
The headmaster said in assembly, prior to the play,
that it was not so much putting on the actual performance
but the work that is done preparing it that makes it all
worthwhile. There wa.s plenty of work, too. Mr. Owen spent
a great deal of time with the actors, helping them learn

their parts, and helping organise the desigo and rigging-
of the stage. Fifth and sixth year boys in the senior
drama group rigged a splendid set on stage, while the
actors in the group, as well as the younger boys in the
school, had to learn their parts.
On Wednesday 5th March there was a schools perform-
ance in the afternoon, playing to pupils from Deal Second-
ary School and Highworth Girl’s School from Ashford. This
has always been a sluggish performance compared to those
in the evening, but it went fairly well, despite one actor
colliding with the exhibition at the cack of the hall.
Paul Bradley broke a toe, one of the swords was broken
twice and on the Friday night the curtains failed to open
after the interval. There was a delay of several minutes
while Mr. Owen explained to the audience, after which the
curtain was finally pulled j.n by hand. Despite these
difficulties the play went down well on each night.

People who should be congratulated include the
actors, especially Neil Cox, who played Macbeth, and Paul
Becque, who stole the show with his portrayal of the
drunk porter. Others who worked hard for the product-
ion were Adrian Vine and Mr. Alan French, who were in
charge of Stage Management, lirs. Quinton, who made the
costumes, the people from the Art Department, who
printed the tickets, programmes and posters, Miss Thea
Brueton, who was in charge of make—up, and , of course,
Mr. Bryan Owen, who produced and directed the play.

Not content with a single two—hour performance,
the School Choir performed Haydn’s “Creation” twice.
The first performance was in St Clement’s Church,
~iandwich on March 22nd, followed by another in
Charlton Church, Dover on March 26th. Both were
well attended and the audiences appreciated the
local soloists. Elizabeth Weaver (soprano), Peter
Booth (tenor) and John Pavenhill (bass) are all
members of the Dover Operatic and Dramatic Society.

Mr Boynton conducted both performances• Though
separation of the trebles, to right and left of the
orchestra and conductor, with the remaining parts
behind the orchestra, may have caused slight im-
balance at Sandwich, a different seating plan at
Charlton rectified this problem. Indeed, the later
performance at Charlton was the better of the two.

Tim Thorp


After pulsing its way through space like a
flow of golden blood, the sun’s splendour fell hard
against the walls of the mountains, like a length of
heavily embossed golden wallpaper. Some of its edges
had become unstuck and were now visible as dark,
forboding clefts in the tower of rock.

The paper was patterned with occasional trees,
which appeared as sticks of charcoal, strutted against
the glaring screen of golden unending light.

Below ... below was the void itself. Below
lay a cauldron of hell, a valley so immensely deep,
that my stomach heaved at its unrelentless,
unforgiving image.

One step forward and a small virgin white
stone slipped through the saving clasp of gravity over
the brim of this container of eternity.

Down it fell. Its size was but a disguise to
its hair—raising screech of terror as it hurtled
unchecked down the rasp of rocks. Past ten metres it
was lost forever to man’s sense of vision, but not to
man’s sense of sound.

The stone as it fell, bounced repeatedly
against the knife—sharp side of hell’s entrance,
sending up to the world of ever reddening reality, a
string of melodious yet forboding ecnoes.
By the boomings of the echoes, it seemed as if
i’hor himself was punishing the sinful ground of the
earth. Boom ... Boom ... Boom ... Onwards fell the
stone on its sickening plunge to rest.

An immense shattering noise rebounded along
the valley in shock waves, as the small stone came to
rest in its grave. The air was at once swarming with
the momentary blackness of flapping wings, which in
turn sent out ~ ~¾or:t]y, eerie echo of wind, which
tore up and through the valley. And then an eerie
silence again prevailed.

This deep canyon of time contained a memory
of echoes, stretching back to the earth’s beginning.
As the land was formed, all those millions of black,
long and lifeless years ago, this valley must have

echoed the earth’s act of labour, as it gave birth to
the continents of the world. It must have moaned and
si-~hed to the earth, in the form of never ending
ejaculations of echoes, which in turn must have
boomed throurh the sulphurous air of the new young

And then, as each era of time rolled on
unhindered, this cavernous amolifier must have spurted
out the era’s activity in the form of unchecked
symphonies of echoes.

I now in reality believe, that at the bottom
of this carved trench, one can still hear the eci3oes of
• all those millions of years ago, that these echoes
have been travelling for eras, gradually fading, but
still carrying their original message to the world
echoes of eternity ... for eternity.

Eric nones 4L
Why be black?

Why have long legs?

Spider, why can’t you talk?

If onLy yould answer me

For I have many a question to ask.

Have you feeliz±gs like me?

I never see you laugh or cry.

Why are you a nuisance?

Why can I never catch you?

Do you sit and laugh at me
When mv attemots to catch you fail?
Are you scared of me?
Why are you a spider?
V. Thorpe 2 Park
I watched your hairy body,

As you walked up the wall.

Your jet black cushion

And your delicate, spindly legs.

Your movement was very curious,

As you crawled up the wall.

You seem to be machine—like,

- with your short stops and starts.

There is hardly any noise,

But I can just about hear you.

You crawl along with a delicate scrape,

Like the breaking of stale bread.

But most of all, what you do,
Is make me tingle inside.

P. Crew 2 Park
Ferrari 308

V—8 Cylinder. 2926 cc.
BEP: 225 DIN
C/ratio: 8.8:1
5—speed manual gearbox
Weight: 1144 kg.
Consumption: 22.3 MPG
Acceleration: 0—60: 7.6 secs.
Max. speed: 150 mph+

Ferrari’s 5 litre engines are mounted behind
the seats ahead of the rear suspension, and
drive the wheels through five—speed gearboxes.
There are three models in the 308 range, the
two seaters, GTB and GTS, and the slightly
slower GT4 Dm0 2+2 saloon.
B.M.W. Ml (Germany)
V—6 Cylinder. 3453 cc.
~HP: 277 DIN
C/ratio: —
5-speed manual gearbox

Weight: 1,020 kg.

Max. speed: 160mph

The B.M.W. Ml was first introduced into
Germany late last year. The prototype,
which has a 3.5 litre engine developing
~3OO BliP, is already taking part in Group
5 racing and is fast becoming a great
success. The standard model has a less
powerful engine which develops 277 BHP,
but still gives the same high performance
and has a top speed of over 160 mph.
The Ml should be introduced into Britain
later this year, costing a mere £30,000.

Sean Smith and
Steven Osmond 2 Astor
First digit refers to the horizontal square number while
the second to the vertical, starting in the top left—
hand corner as one.
West Bromwicn Albion 23.23
Arsenal 5.11 West Ham 5.5
Aston Villa 12.8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2~.36
Birmingham 2.7 Wrexham 19.19
Bolton Wanderers 1.1 Mystery Clue 22.14
Brighton and Hove Albion 1 - -____________
Bristol City 14.23

Bristol Rovers 2.41
Burnley 4.9
Cambridge 2~3.1
Cardiff 8.9
Ciaarlton 13.4
Chelsea 3.3
Coventry 2~.2l
Crystal Palace 3.3
Derby County 10.33
Ever~on 15.1
Fulham 7.33
Ipswich 16.16
Leeds 2~5.34
Leicester 14.,?
Liverpool ~5.3l
Luton 19.7
Manchester City 4.21
Manchester United 12.7
Middlesbrough 4.22

Newcastle 5.30
Norwich 2~.2l
Notts County 1.42
Nottingham Forest 12.9
Oldham 23.3
Orient 15.6
Preston North End 1.7
Queens Park Rangers 28.42
Shrewsbury 12.33
Southampton 12.13
Stoke 26.25
Sunderland 9.25
Swansea l5.l~3
Toutenham Hotspur 3.42
Watford 28.36

1 Manipulating. 8 Nun. 9 Gareth.
11 Ramp. 13 Rat trap. 15 Cod.
16 Diversion. 20 Ped. 21 Stag-
nated. 24 Go. 25 Eat. 26eEn-
core. 27 Ox. 28 Doctor.

2 Afghanistan. 3 Ultra. 4 An.
5 Tuna. 6 In. 7 Now. 10 Rut.
12 Protector. 14 Pu 17Egg.
1~ Staged. 19 Ore. 22 To.
23 Debt.
1 Wilfred Rhodes. 2 ciary Soners.
3 Worcestershire. 4 Gordon
Greenridge. 5 1963. b Lancashire,
4 times. 7 l’9b3. 8 Surrey.

9 xorkshire. 10 Eight times (1869,
1373, 1-379, l8~2, l~389, 1949,
1950 and 1977).

1 Four times, Fred Perry (3 times).
2 Vitas Gerulaitas. 3 Eric
Eristow. 4 Gillian (1i1k5.
5 Cliff Lazarenko. 6 1st Robin
Cousins, 2nd Jan Hoffmann, 3rd
Charles ~rickner. 7 5 Ballesteros.
8-Precious McKenzie. 9 Rex Williams
and Cliff Morgan. 10 Benny Osler.