No. 134. 1964-65. VOL. LVI.

FIAT LUX.

CONTENTS.

Notices    
Editorial    
Parents' Association    
Old Pharosians    
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

Editorial 2.
In Brief 3.
Staff Leaving 4.
Original Contributions 6.
Visits, Reviews & Reports IS.
Speech Day 20.
Societies zo.
Sports Day 31.
Soccer 31.
Rugby 33.
Cricket 3S.
Other Sports 36.
House Notes 40.
Parents' Association 42.
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Editorial
In our first year as editors wehave made no radical changes in the magazine. We should have liked to have maaethe_coiJ.tents morecontfoversiat,trit it Seems very few people feel strongly enough to present their views. We have tried to encourage debate on certain topics but received little support. The originaTcontributions we have received are- aUthe more worthy when contrasted with the apathy of the rest of the school.
We are grateful for the advice oflast year's editors, who were present at many meetings during the first part of the year, and for the help of Mr. Home and Mr. Carter who have done a great deal of work and made all the arrangements with the printers.
J. D. BARRETT (L. 6 M.) W. GARRITY (L. 6 Sc.)



In Brief
We arc sorry to say goodbye to Mr. F. L. Kendall and Mr. C. Rowlands, both of whom have
been with the School for many years. We all wish them every happiness.
Mr. A. A. Coveney will be teaching part-time in future.
Mr. R. Peacock and Mr. C. P. Singer left at the end of the Spring Term. Mr. Peacock is now
a lecturer at Shenstone College, Worcester, and Mr. Singer is teaching P.E. at Walmer Secondary Modern School. Their places were filled for the Summer Term by Mr. M.]. Charters and Mr. M.]. Webb. Mr. M.]. Hopkins, too, is leaving to teach at Folkestone.
Mr. I. G. Orriss is going to Training College in October and Mr. Mclville is leaving to open an art centre in Deal. M. Tabourier, too, will be returning to France.
We welcome several new members of Staff. Miss S. S. Grocott, from Nottingham University, is to come part-time to teach English, History and Geography; Mr.]. S. Bayley, from Bicester Grammar School, is to teach Art in place of Mr. Rowlands and Mr. Melville; Mr. C. Gloster, from the Grammar School, Henlcy-on- Thames, is to teach Chemistry. In place of Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Piddock, from Sturry Secondary School, is to teach Mathematics, while Mr. D. S. Bray, from Goldsmiths' College is to teach Technical Drawing and Craft. In place of Mr. Peacock, Mr. M.]. Freeman, from Cambridge University, is to teach History, and Mr. M. R. Nice, from Borough Road Teacher Training College, is to teach Science. Mr. P. W. Searle, St. Luke's College, Exeter, is to take Mr. Singer's place teaching Physical Education. We welcome, too, Mile. H. Bonnefom, who will take M. Tabourier's place.
"Introduction to Matrices" by Mr. A. E. Coulson is the first of a new series of books published by Longmans, Green and Co. called the Mathematical Topic Series. These books will introduce some of the new concepts in modern mathematics and are designed primarily for me at Sixth FortH
and Technical College level and introduce the subject to teacher and student alike. This will be followed later in the year by another book called "Introduction to Vectors" also in this same series. As last year, there were dancing classes during the Autumn Term in co-operation with the
Girls' Grammar School.
This year's S.c.M. Conference was at the Girls' Grammar School on 26th February-its subject,
"Race Relations".
The School Play was "Housemaster", which was performed from 31st March to 3rd April. There was a School Service at St. Mary's Church on 6th April.
On 21st May there was a Speech and Drama Festival at Walmer Secondary School.
There was a Middle School visit to the Houses of Parliament on 3rdJune.
An exhibition of Hungarian Folk Art comprising weaving, embroidery, appliquc, lace, dolls
in national costume, shepherd's woodcarving, carved horn and hand-beaten metal was held in the Art Department during the first two weeks of February 1965.
In July the Art Department held an exhibition of paintings in oils by Derek Hedgecock, an
artist from Sandgate who teaches 10cally.
On 14th July Mr. H. E. Bmby, A.R.C.A., Head of the Dover School of Art, gave an illustrated
talk to the Fifth Forms on Knole Home near Sevenoaks.
The following visitors gave lectures to the Sixth Form during Headmaster's Period: K. R. Farmer, Esq. ("Secondary Modern Schools"); ]. R. Taylor, Esq.; L S. Dean and B. S. Edwards ("Humour on Records"); a speaker from the Consumers' Association; D. Walwin-Jones, Esq., Director General of the United Kingdom Council of the European Movement; Miss Christine Leiper gave a Violin recital; Professor H. Wright Baker ("Problems of World Health"); M. P. Bevan, Esq., Assistant Staff Manager, Midland Bank; A.]. Brooks and M. R. Crick showed some films;]. Woolford, Esq.; Or. E. Beighton, University of Leeds; T. Stacey, Esq.; W. Moore, Esq. ("Primary Schools"); John Barclay, Esq. ("International Help for Children"); a lecturer from the National Coal Board; an Army lecturer.



 

A. A. Coveney

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Mr. Coveney joined the Staff of the School in September 1934-a native Man of Kent among so many 'foreigners'. During the war years he was seconded to a government centre for training munition workers. He has seen, and been largely responsible for, the very great development of the handicraft and engineering side of the School. His success as a teacher could be seen in the striking displays of workmanship on show on Open Days.
For a number of years now he has been House Master of Astor House, and although the House has been passing through a lean period he has never been despondent, believing that the efiort, not the success, was the more important.
For the past few years Mr. Coveney has not enjoyed the best of health, and we hope that, relieved of the responsibilities of being Head of Department, he will be able to continue to serve the School in a part-time capacity for many years to come.
M. J. Hopkins
Last year a strange figure appeared to take mathematics lessons; then we all realised-"this beardless fellow! It's Mr. Hopkins!" For five years we had seen him in all his bearded glory, now we must say goodbye, with the shrewd suspicion that the removal was only preparation for his translation to the Folkestone Girls' Grammar School.
So you see he will not be far away, Dover will not lose its "bee keeping expert" (I quote Southern
Television) and the girls of Folkestone will benefit from his enthusiastic clarinet playing.
We shall miss his tales of the Alkham Valley; we had his goat, his chickens, his fish, his bees and
his honey. who now will bring in the fresh tang of the country on his boots?
Latterly we have been censored and subjected to various statistical analyses, and some of us
have been introduced to the mysteries of calculating machines.
In saying goodbye and wishing him the best of good fortunc, wc should also like to extend an invitation. Should he pine for a crowded, smoky, /IIasClllille staff room, we shall always be glad to see him.
F. L. Kendall
When F.L.K. came to the School in 1929 it was housed in the old buildings in Frith Road with Fred Whitehouse as the Headmaster, and in the period before the war he worked hard to introduce tennis into the School, for many years, with swimming, his especial interest in school games. It is, too, difficult to remember the School Orchestra without thinking of his flute. At the beginning of each long holiday, when climbing was not so popular as it is now, he appeared with all his equipment including nailed boots, ready for his own special climbing holidays in the Alps, and a very fit man returned each Autumn for another vigorous year in the school. He will be remembered for his quiet, confident manner of teaching and for the way he could range from scholarship work down to his own special treatment of the Principle of Archimedes, alrl'ays olle 0{ his most poplllar lessons.
when war came and the School was evacuated to Ebbw Vale, he became responsible for all the boys billeted in Cwm. He was installed at Cwm Vicarage and lived in this lively community where his tact and cheerful manner helped many over those awkward situations which seemed to occur daily.
Soon after returning to Dover in 1945 he be:ame Senior Chemistry Master and his period of
responsibility has been marked by a constant endeavour to keep his department abreast of modern developments and this has been reflected in the long line of university successes in Chemistry. His thorough approach and deep understanding of the subject has produced academic work of the highest standard.
The cheerful face of F.LK. will be seen for many more years at meetings of pharos Lodge or wherever Old pharosians gather since he has decided to stay in Dover for his retirement-a Kentish man by birth, but a Man of Kent by adoption.



A. K. Melville
When Mr. Melville came to us in September 1964 to teach Art part-time he had already experienced the rigours of the world. Rumour has it that he had an ignominious career in Deal, sweeping the Town Hall floor, mending deckchairs, and selling tickets on the sea-front. However, finding no outlet for his emotions in such employment, he escaped to Spain where he began frenziedly to paint. Acute sun-stroke soon forced him to return to a more sophisticated way of life in a peacanning factory, but once more he was dogged by ill-luck, for he broke his ankle running to the canteen. Finally, in despair, he was persuaded to drive a lorry for "Seven Up", only to develop an addiction to diesel fuel.
How much of this is merely legendary it hasn't been possible to ascertain, but we do know that he took his N.D.D. at Folkestone and Canterbury Colleges of Art, that he moved among us for a year, and that he now leaves us to develop an Arts Centre in Deal and Walmer.
R. Peacock
Just about six years ago R. Peacock joined the staff to assist with the teaching of hIstory at all levels: in retrospect, his colleagues in the history department, as well as hundreds of pupils, would agree that he performed this function rather well. Mr. Peacock proved himself to be a first rate teacher and no mean scholar: he came to us displaying a penchant for the medieval; he left us with a decided liking for all things modern in history! He worked very hard for his examination forms, with splendid success, but was happiest improvising lower down the school, devising new material and probing for a fresh approach to the subject. Possessing an especial interest in local history he loved to introduce the subject into his lessons whenever possible.
No analysis ofMr. Peacock's work and worth would be complete without reference to the manifold nature of his activities outside the classroom. Undoubtedly he gave fine service to the School c.c.F. in his capacity as officer-in-charge R.A.F. Section; through his initiative and enthusiasm the customary high standards of the section were always maintained. He was an enthusiast for gliding, became himself proficient, and acquired a glider for the School. He coached the 2nd XV with characteristic patience and aplomb and could always be relied upon to make up a staff team at either code of football; we recall too, the odd, lustily-struck hit for six at cricket! He stage-managed all Dr. Hinton's highly-successful operatic and dramatic productions, and even found time to write a history of the parish of Ringwould.
Altogether, we will remember R.P. as a good natured man of firm purpose who served the school well. We wish him and his family every happiness in their new life at Shenstone Training College.
C. P. Singer
Mr. Singer came .to the school in 1961 from St. Luke's College, Exeter, to teach Physical Edu
cation, Geography and Divinity.
He soon established his fitness for the post by cycling up the school hill without bothering to dismount. With similar ease, he mastered the demanding job of commuting between gymnasium
and form room, appearing equally at home in both media. He was rarely out of breath or out of sorts.
A wide range of the school's physical activities have benefited from his guidance and enthusiasm. Rugby was one of his main interests, but he could also coach the less robust art of fencing, his introduction of which resulted in the school team's success in last year's county championship.
He left last term to take charge of P.E. at Walmer Secondary School. We are sorry to say good-bye, but are consoled by the fact that his many links with local church, musical and sporting organisations have proved strong enough to have kept him in the district.



The Downfall of Murphy
When Murphy first arrived at Wayside he presented himself at the 'Lucky Chance' Saloon and promp'ly bought it up lock, stock an' barrel. That would a' been 'way back in '47 o'course. Allasame, Wayside wondered at him, but in silence mark you. Us Waysiders did'n like t'appear nosey. Murphy was no'but a few years older'n twenny-one but there he wus flashin' them greenbacks around like he papered his room with 'em. Yes sir, he wus one heck of a man! Handsome don't describe him proper, and all the gals fell for him, except one.
Anne Ducane wus the wife of the most wealthy man in town, barrin' Murphy that is. She was 'zactly twenny-two when Murphy hit town. Ducane, by the way, was sixty seven. Surprised are yuh 1 Well I guess we wus all surprised when she married Ducane-for the money I reckon, but she wus in for a surprise. The old devil hadn' got but a few dollars t'his name. She didn' find out for quite a while, cos' she reckoned as he had more money than Murphy. Poor gal sure was deceived.
Anyhows, Murphy went round town with a whole crowd of young gals sighing in his direction. He took no notice of 'em but he sure looked at Mrs. Ducane. He took her out to a dance once and it goes around that he never left her all evenin'.
Nex' day they was both gone-but he soon came back to town alone. We went lookin' for her and found her by the river addin' to the flood with a gallon 0' tears. We asked her why she wus a-cryin' but she wouldn' tell us. Nex' day, we found Murphy's name on praticly every store, saloon and hotel in town. He had bought it all up in one week since he'd arrived. One name was still on a store that wusn' his, however, 'Ducane's General Store' it said in big bold letters and we seed that Murphy walkin' t'wards it. He goes inside, voices rise, bang! A gunshot, and Murphy comes roarin' out pickin' the best part 0' a charge 0' buckshot out the seat 0' his pants. Ole Ducane comes out holdin' a scatter-gun under his left arm and shouts, "I ain't sellin' to you and keep your cottonpickin' dirty hands off'n my wife." Yessir, Murphy wus real shot up!
Then winter began to set in. Winter was special to the Ducanes. Anne would go out an'
visit some 0' the outlyin' farms and give presents to the kids there, while old Ducane came over to the saloon and gave a party. This winter everyone went across to Murphy's Saloon and whooped it up. About the time I saw Anne go off in the buggy, Murphy disappeared thro' the back door and lit off somewheres on his hors, but I didn' think much 0' it at the time. That night the snow fell down so thick that Ducane said Anne would proba'ly stay on at one of the farms if she couldn' get through. She'd done this before so we weren't worried none when she didn' turn up fer three days. Murphy rode in on the third day of her absence and went straight to his room. On the fourth day the sun made a sudden and unexpected return and thawed most of the snow. Fer two more days we waited for Anne but she didn' come. Jim Green rode in on thet day and said he wus sorry that Anne had been kept in town by the snow as his kids 'd looked forward to her visit. We must a' looked like ghosts for he asks, "What's the marten". He soon found out for his wus the nearest farm and Anne aluss went there fust and when we said she'd gone out as usual he joined the mutual whiteas-a-sheet company. We lit out 0' tOwn that aft'noon takin' up the track she must have took. Some snow wus still a layin' on the groun' and we were able to track the buggy. Hoof prints ranged at the side of the buggy. I remembered the look on Murphy's face as he rode into town on the third day, and wondered.
We found her body at the bottom 0' the ravine. The buggy piled on top 0' her was a write-off. Ducane jus' stared. He stood at the top while we recovered the body. Shock upon shock! She had a knife in her with the 'nitials CM. on it. Christopher Murphy! I reckons he yearned for her an' then 'n a fit 0' jealous rage threw his knife at her. Ducane tottered at the edge 0' the ravine. "Look out!" I cried. Too late. He threw himself off the edge 0' the cliff. We left two men to get the body while we rode back to town.
Murphy swung high that day, and the rope wus from his own store!
P. HOLMAN (3 X.)



The Untamed West
Crack! Crack! The shots almost grazed the scalp of my eight-year-old self as I proceeded to shoot it out with my younger brother in the desolate setting of the dining-room. I, naturally, had to be the Lone Ranger and he was Billy-the-Kid-someone had to die. Artistically leaning forward behind the excellent shelter of an orange-and-cream-coloured pouffe and lowering the elevation
of my Colt 45, I gave him two shots in the left arm and hand. Down he went (and I could imaginc the blood staining his shirt-sleeve) so out I leapt from my protective cover, brandishing my gun at my fallen foe. Unfortunately, however, my six-year-old brother was an ace gun-slinger.
Crack! He had merely, of course, been feigning helplessness and now gymnastically twisted his body to put a shot in my heart.
"That's not fair !" I yelled. "The Lone Ranger never dies!" But dead I was, and I had to hit the dust. I fell very realistically, too realistically in fact, as I saw when I lifted my right hand, at which I stared in mingled amazement and fear. I was not grasping my fire-arm, but the thumb-hammer
was bloodily imbedded in the palm, and the gun hung from it. In falling, I had let all my weight
fall on to my hands, and as pressure had increased upon it, the thumb-hammer had wickedly entered my palm, luckily missing any veins.
For some seconds I stared at the injury, not understanding why it did not hurt. Very deliberately for a boy of my age I plucked the weapon from it. The blood began to drip, but still there was no feeling.
"Mummy! Daddy! Come here !-I've hurt myself!" I cried, while, by tensing my hand, I tried to make it hurt. Then it came, as my Mother, Father, and gun-toting Billy-the-Kid-brother stood around. Not slowly, not quickly, it came, building up to a great throbbing agony of pain in my poor hand, until I did not know how I endured it. I began to cry, for the pain was terrible. As he bandaged the wound, my Father kept telling me off for being so careless. "I would never learn except the hard way." It was always like that when something happened-only my Mother would ever think of comforting me. My Father cared just as much really but he showed it by anger at my having hurt myself instead of by being sympathetic. While all the time. . . throb. . . throb. . .
throb went my hand. It was still throb. . . throb. . . throbbing half an hour later as I sat in the big
comfy chair in the corner of the sitting-room, reading a Lone Ranger book. No more Cowboyand-Indian games for a day or two-I should have to restrict myself to eI_oying the subject's most educating literature.
However on the following Monday, a recovered young "tough holl/bre" was very proud of the two strips of elastoplast across his palm and thought it had almost been worth the terrifying ordeal to be able casually to show off the injury.
J. STANDING (3 A.)
The Big Breaker
We often pause to think of the great crises oflife and how we shall face them, the dangers which
we shall coolly overcome, the magnificent 'moments of truth'. Unfortunately, when the time of judgment comes we find ourselves, more often than not, panicky and, sometimes, even downright cowardly. For instance, during the summer of 1962 an incident occurred which showed me in my true colours. Let me tell you about it.
September 19th, though a damp, blustery day, was quite warm. On the seafront a stiff, salty breeze whipped up the sea until it was excitingly choppy. Grey curtains of distant clouds hid the French cliffs and, somewhere over the Channel, a brief shower of rain glistened, palely as lead, in the watery sunlight.
It was, to ten-year-old boys, glorious weather for bathing. Great breakers crashed angrily
on to the shingle and there was the added thrill of pitting one's strength against the ocean.
We sat, my friends and 1, chest deep in water, letting the heaving sea break over us and laughing gleefully as the receding waters tugged at our bodies. We were blissfully happy, unaware of the coming danger.
Then, suddenly, it was as if the mighty ocean gathered its strength in one supreme effort. About a hundred yards off shore a great wave began to build up. We yelled excitedly to each other at fIrst: "Cor! Look at this un' !" but as the mighty wave raced towards us our glee changed to horror. I began to get up but it was too late-with a last frenzied surge the angry water broke over me. My clutching fingers grasped desperately at the loose shingle-but to no avail; my body was being



viciously dragged to its underwater death. I had lost all sense of position; now there was nothingnothing but the terrible gteyness of the cruel sea. My lungs were ahnost bursting! A thousand thoughts flashed through my tortured mind as I fought the water desperately. So I was to die! I submitted myself to the finality of death.
Then I became dimly aware of a frothy white mass of bubbles; the darkness was shot with faint
streaks of light. My bu;sting lungs could hold out no longer. I took a deep breath-of pure, fresh
air. Miraculously I was on top of the water! As I gulped down the life-giving air I began to swim clumsily. It was an awkward, halting stroke but, somehow or other, it carried me the few yards to the shore. All my energy was now spent; I just lay there and sobbed like a baby. I was safe.
R. BAKER (3 A.)
Queen of the Ball
The large hall darkened. A group of boys had gone into a corner and seemed to be having a conference. The girls were spread around the expanse of brickwork which comprised the church hall.
The leader of the Youth Club announced the last dance. A fair-haired boy slowly crossed the
han and stopped two feet away from a group of girls. He looked at the middl_ girl and asked with
a slight smile, "Want to dance I"
The girl looked up and pushed back her shoulder-length hair. She looked at his feet. His
shoes, long and pointed, did not seem ideal for dancing, but his voice again made her look up.
"Well1" asked the boy. The music had begun so she decided to risk it.
During the first time round the hall, nothing was said, and it was only on the second round that
the boy asked,
"Er-what's your nanle,"
After a little hesitation the girl answered, "Maureen. What's yours,"
"Guess," answered the boy with a cheeky grin. He had been prepared for that onc, Maureen
had not. She again pushed back her dark hair, and looked at his clothes. He wore a sports jacket and trousers, with a green tie and blue shirt.
"I'm not much good at guessing," she admitted.
"Never mind, have a go."
"Derek,"
"Wrong."
"Alan,"
"No!"
"I said I wasn't much good at guessing," she insisted. 'What's your initial1"
"M."
"Mike:"
"That's it."
Maureen sighed, and looked at Mike's long, thin face, pale and spotty. At the same time Mike
was looking at Maureen's fresh complexion. Maureen started first this time.
"How old arc YOU,"
"Seventeen," _eplied Mike. "You're about fourteen aren't you 1" He thought she looked older, but her face seemed to suggest some younger age.
"Fifteen next week," she replied. She never had liked fourteen; fifteen sounded a lot older.
She was wearing a blue dress, which had a high neckline but only just reached her knees.
After another round of silence they both started at once.
"Where do vou . . ."
"Where do ;'ou . . ."
"After you" said gentleman Mike.
"What do you do," asked Maureen. "Are you working,"
"No, worse luck," Mike replied. "I'm still at school and I wish I could leave."
Maureen smiled, so was she.
"The music's finished," she observed.
"Oh yes! Going home," asked Mike hopefully.
'Just got to get my coat," replied Maureen and off they went together, hand in hand.
The group of boys looked at the girls, only to fmd the look returned.
"That was quick," said one boy.
"Mike's like that," said another, as they also went home. G. L. TUTTHILL (5 B.)



Two Poems
I met my girl under the broken wall, and taking her hand
Walked along the old streets in the pooled hollows of light
Under the still gaslamps shining in the warm night;
Our shadows fell on the flagstones smelling of the summer rain,
As wc came slowly past the docked and darkened vessels to the harbour.
The town lay beneath the golden canopy of many houses
While the water moved slow and dark over the shingle.
I kissed her; I could not sce her face, pressed close,
But the rich damask of her hair cloaked my shoulders.
We lay in the lee of the Angeline
And our lives slept about us in the deep womb of the sea.
You are the waiting in the night at the end of my journey,
The stirring of my thoughts, naked in the dying night,
Woodsmoke in the wind, memories long hidden in the deep hollows;
And your need, a pulse in the living hills,
Is my challenge, my search for the islands,
Your lips an unlatched gate at moonbreak through the clouds;
Alone among the history in the dark purity of your body
I am our past;
There is the single magnificence which rebuilds our dreams
In the time of our unknowing.
A. E. CHAPMAN (5 A.)
Journey
I walked down the tree-lined path to the station and thought of the girl of my childhood and
remembered her wearing a gay summer frock and pushing her pram down the country lane past the
little wooded church in the evening sun. I recalled how her happy smile, once so firm, had weakened
and lines had deepened her face-she had married young to a poor farm labourer. I knew that never
again would she walk in the warm summer sun, never would she stir from the small churchyard,
and as I passed by, the old houses by the shaded path shrank back into the melancholy shadows of the
trees.
I reached the station and bought my ticket, and as I walked on to the empty platform I saw the
train appoaching, the long row of moving lights curving around the bend in the line. I found a
compartment to myself, and the train moved offinto the misty night. As it gathered speed, I watched
the dismal rows of houses flash past, broken only by black, sombre buildings and scattered patches
of waste ground, until fmally the terraces became less frequent, and the mist rolled up to the carriage
windows. Nothing could disturb my thoughts in this dim, yellow-lit compartment-not even the
landscape, once familiar but now disguised by the thick mist. The speed of the train slackened
and it stopped at a desolate station, yellow and flickering in eerie gaslight. Nothing stirred for
several minutes, then the train moved on, signal boxes and telegraph poles flashing past faster and faster, and then impenetrable darkness closed in on either side of the compartment.
I felt the train going round a steep bend and this woke me from my reverie-suddenly the embankment dropped awa y and I looked down on the lights of the town. Row after row of tightlypacked terraces sprawled beneath me, and hundreds of lights illuminated the drab, empty streets.
Towards the centre of the town the lights were brighter and the buildings taller, but overshadowing
these brick boxes were the dark, menacing outlines of the smoky gasworks, haloed with a ring of
black smog, and the dirty, black chimney stacks, long fingers, reaching for the cold, clean air above
the clouds. The train thundered on through a smelly, smoky railway yard, passing derricks and water coolers and diesel engines and small shunting engines engulfed in their own steam.
Finally the train slowed and burst into the dusty, deserted station, and I left the train to a fanfare of slamming doors and anxious footsteps. I strode past the forlorn taxi rank and slowed my pace



only when I reached the church. Christ is resurrected every Sunday in this country, only be crucified every weekday. I reached the main street, where stark, yellow discharge lamps in the shop windows cast great rectangular patterns on the moist road, and as I passed by the entrances empty-headed girls giggled or smiled promiscuously, their white-painted faces lit up by the harsh light, their bodies cramped into fashionable tight dresses and minute stiletto-heeled shoes. The shop windows contained cardboard exhortations and paper commands, displaying clothes for glamorous but artificial people, and cheap plastic machines for the reproduction of cheap plastic sounds. I left this depressing main street and walked slowly up a dimly gas-lit cobbled street, and noticed torn and decaying billposters on the crumbling walls. There were glamorous advertisements for cigarettes and gas and beer on a huge hoarding, still not quite concealing the crumbling and broken derelict houses behind it.
Across the black waves swelling in the harbour the forlorn lowing of ships' sirens vibrated in the swirling sea mist all around me, and my pace slowed up in sympathy. Now the walls had given way to tightly-cramped houses with doorsteps spilling into the narrow street, and I looked beyond the flimsy lace curtains and saw the yellowing wallpaper on the walls of the small rooms starkly lit from a naked bulb-fading decor and fading people. I saw the senile, their sex now meaningless, staring at their blank walls with empty eyes and blank minds. Nothing now could touch them, just as nothing now could touch the pretty girl in my memory, eternally strolling down that grassy
lane past the little wooded church with her pram, enjoying the last warm rays of the sun before it disappeared behind the trees. She lay at rest, in total and absolute peace, the problems of this world existed for her no more. This world, torn by strife and fighting, threatened constantly with destruction in a nuclear inferno, where two out of every three people on the globe have empty stomachs, where the lost and bewildered in the civilized countries are exiled to tramp the roads or fester in a mental hospital. No ray of sanity is allowed to penetrate the murky depths of human blindness, of worldwide madness. .
Our sleep, our only respite from this demented world, is twisted by ourselves into the strange dizzy dimensions of nightmare. What is there to do but to escape for a short time into the dreams of our own brain, to stimulate ourselves with wispy fantasies and delusions of grandeur which are our own creation and which lead to our own destruction?
W. VALLANCE (L. 6 Se.)
Rain Falling
The rain falls gently earthwards
Sending rabbits scurrying to the shelter of home,
While bedraggled sparrows huddle piteously on dripping branches
And the disappointed fox slinks homeward
Hungry for another day,
Wet tail between dripping flanks.
The dog howls, crouched in its kennel,
The cat yowls in strange chorus with the rain,
The poor birds sing their sad, plaintive song
All alone in the world of rain,
Rain eternally falling,
Gently falling earthwards. . .
D. KENNETT (3 B.)
An Almost Ordinary Winter Evening
The knock silenced the children, as if they too guessed what their mother had. Not that she was sure of anything though. She had no reason to think what she did; men had come home late from the pit before now-her own husband had been late only the previous week, but there was something special this time. She sensed it. Something had happened to her husband. Perhaps the conveyer belt had ripped his arm off, as it had done Alan Simpson's. No, it was more than that. She did not know how she knew it, but she did. Her husband had been killed.
The knock once again rudely interrupted her thoughts. Automatically, it seemed, she walked to the door and opened it. There stood her neighbour, blackened with coal dust until his eyes shone as cats' eyes in the dark. She could tell at a glance what he had to say, the terrible news he had to bear; the sorrowing expression on his face showed that her husband, if dead, would be more of a loss to him than to her. It seemed inhuman of her to think that way, but even so she did. Life had its ups and downs, its highlights and its blackspots; this seemed to be a cross between the lot of them. She could not make head nor tail of her feelings; it seemed as if nothing had happened.
"Your husband's been killed. A runaway truck hit him. He didn't stand a chance. He died instantaneously.' ,
Just like that! This man could stand there and say that, showing as little emotion as she herself
did. He might have tried to soften the blow, or did he know how she felt? Perhaps he saw it in her face as she had seen it on his. What should have been a tragedy seemed an everyday event.
She invited the man in, for a cup of tea and a bun perhaps, but nothing more; no, nothing more. She wanted to be alone tonight, least of all she wanted to talk to this comparative stranger. She needed to re alone to sum up her feelings and her future.
With a dumb silence she put the kettle on, and went about making the tea in the same manner. If the man had not guessed what her thoughts were, he must be getting a little suspicious of them now, for she showed no signs of emotion. The cold word here and there, that was all that separated her and a machine. The man could see her eyes laughing at him. She did not have to feel sorry,
least of all for her late husband. This man seemed to think she ought to break out into a flood of tears, but she did not. It surprised him as well. Those eyes now seemed to be sneering at him, as if he had made a fool of himself. She hinted that he should leave, and he did, without fmishing his tea. Must have been frightened. Frightened? Of her? That was a laugh.
She put the children to bed and forgot to kiss them, then she herself went to bed, after doing her
chores, although she did not get to sleep for a long time.
An almost ordinary winter evening.
J. McMAHoN (4 B.)
Christmas Postman
"Now look, you go up here." The postman pointed into mid-air and the bus lurched as the driver climbed in; we were in the back, and he smoked a foreign cigarette. I was bored and the rain beat on the windows as the bus slipped away.
"D'yer follow?" he said, taking the cigarette from his mouth and blowing smoke towards the
roof.
"Yes, yes," I nodded.
For the next half hour he described the route I had to take. "You go around the corner and
there's 104 . . ."
I took no notice; I just could not follow the way. ". . . then cross over to 299. . .", he moved his finger up a bit and ran it along an imaginary road in mid air. I glanced at the two sacks full of
bundles of letters I had to get rid of; this was the first time I had been on this particular round. It did not worry me that I had not the faintest idea where to go. He talked on ". . . up here into St. Christopher's Avenue, opposite the Old Folkestone Road, get your tickets out." We waved them at the conductor; he continued to talk.
We got off the bus and walked through the rain to some steps. "Start here," he said and took his sack from his shoulder and slung it over my right shoulder; I staggered under the weight of his sack and mine. He left and walked back to the bus stop. I took a bundle of letters from my bag, undid the string and tossed it a way. I dropped both bags at the gate of the first house and turned up my collar against the rain which was already soaking my hair. I pushed the letters in the door, picked up the two bags at the gate, dragged them along to the next house, dropped them again and posted several more letters in the house. I trudged on, undoing bundles at intervals of every fifty houses, leaving a trail of string.
'Paragraph 4: Bring string back, it can be used again.' "Who cares," I thought-"at what they're paying us-a measly 2S. nd. an hour-musn't forget the halfpenny." The rain fell down, but, there was one consolation-my bag was getting lighter. I crossed the road. Another piece of string fell to the ground. At half-past three I was opposite the place I had started from and with an



empty bag. It was beginning to get dark, my legs ached and my saturated trousers stuck to my legs. The rain soaked through my coat and began to dampen my shirt and jacket. In another two hours I should be home if I got a move on.
I sat down on a wall and turned the stones out of my shoe.
"Got any letters for me," a voice yelled from a dry doorway.
"What numbed' I shouted back.
I dipped into my bag, undid a bundle numbered eleven, trundled down the steps and handed
the woman her letters. A little girl came from the next house, but I walked away-I had no letter for her.
Still the rain fell. Up and down the steps I went. It was now dark. I reached the end of the road, number 318 and crossed over. Another piece of string fell to the ground. I climbed the steps. "Where on earth is number 297'" I retraced my steps. There was 299 and there was 295. I walked backwards and forwards until eventually I found it.
"What a silly place to build a house!" I thought. I was feeling happier now, but sick. There were only a few bundles left. It was now very dark and I was having trouble finding addresses; houses were scattered here and there, some had no numbers on the gates; nothing annoyed me more than to walk up a long path to find I was at the wrong house. IfI could not find the house I put the letters into the nearest possible letter box.
I felt relieved but very ill when finally I pushed the last letters into the hands of a little boy who
ran indoors announcing the fact.
I reached the bus stop and was soon on the bus. I could have curled up and gone to sleep. I felt
faint. The bus wound up the hill; the rain savagely nibbled at the windows and ran down.
D. KAY (6 G.)
The Cattish Isles
The Irish feline Paddicat,
The English Tommy Catkins cat,
Llewellyn's pride the Taffycat,
And last the highland Scotticat.
In Ireland peat is dug by cats,
In Wales the rugby's played by cats,
And cats of Harlech lie not sleeping
When Jones the cat the ball is seeking.
While in the trenches on the Somme
Tommy Catkins beat the Hun-
Up to his whiskers in the muck
With catriotism fighting luck.
A. FlEMING (2 A.)
A Decade of Protest
For many supporters of the campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, the subject of this article, the first British act of protest against nuclear weapons is beyond memory. I refer to 12th January, 1955, when a group of twelve pacifists (who later formed the Peace Pledge Union) marched around the site of the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment at Aldermaston. Two days later all twelve were arrested and sentenced to two months' imprisonment each.
In the same year, the Government published a Defence White Paper in which it announced the decision to manufacture the hydrogen bomb. Soon after, Wins ton Churchill resigned the premiership and an election was called for 26th May. The debate on the bomb became a public issue for the fmt time since the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As a result of the renewed interest, the



Gallup Poll asked J. cross-section of the voting population whether they preferred the manufJ.cture of hydrogen bombs to the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. A clear majority opposed the decision of
the Government. 53 per cent against and 33 per cent in favour. The percentages of the three parties opposed to, and in agreement with, the manufacture of nuclear weapons were-Labour 60% -24%; Liberals 58%-23%; Conservatives 46%-44%. Despite this expression of public opinion, the Parliamentary debate on nuclear weapons ended when the Conservatives returned to office and began to give full effect to the proposals in the Defence White Paper.
Two years later the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament was launched, the result of the amalgamation of some 4 different pacifist organisations. At the first public meeting in Central Hall, Westminster, on 17th February, 1958, the hall was booked to capacity and four other nearby halls had to be hired. More than 5,000 people packed Central Hall, and well over 1,500 was collected. Much of this was spent the same year to finance the first of the now famous "Easter Marches" from London to Aldermaston. This has taken place every year since, always from London to Aldermaston or vice-versa, until Easter 1965, when the march was routed from the Roval Air Force V-bomber Command Headquarters at Waiters' Ash, Naphill, to London Ilia the United States Air Force Bomber Command bases at North and SoUth Ruislip.
This, then, is a brief history of the first decade of the protest J.gainst nuclear weapons, a history of marches, demonstrations, non-violent civil disobedience and heated public and Parliamentary
debate. During this period the Campaign has become internJ.tional, as proven by the Easter peace marches (known as 'Aldermastons') in Naples, East and West Germany, America, France, Greece, Holland and Canada, and I think it can be trUthfully said that it has managed to keep the issues of nuclear warfare before the public.
The opinion of the Campaign held by the public has changed drastically since 1958. Then, thanks to certain unfavourable reports in some sections of the 'popular' press, the marchers were dismissed as 'bearded weirdies'; today the change in opinion is adequately expressed in the following 'Iuotations taken from interviews with two bystanders on the route of the 1965 Easter March:
"We got them into this mess during the last fifty years. Let's hope they can get us out ofit." "To do anything with feeling is unusual these days. You marchers are opening the eyes of Britain. "
The question most often asked is "What makes these people march every year? What makes the average campaigner 'tick' ," Unfortunately, an J.verage cJ.mpaigner has not been developed, and is just aboUt as realistic as the average family with its 3.5 children. Therefore, I cannot give the opinions of an 'average campaigner', but I can give my opinions, my reasons for marching, demonstrating, discussing and working.
I must admit that when I first began to support the Campaign, it was for moral reasons. I could not understand why any nation would tell its children that to kill one man was wrong, but that it was all right for the same nation to prepare to destroy all civilisation. This is probably the strongest of all moral arguments against nuclear weapons, but I quickly realised that a moral argument is not sufficient to convince the man in the street that one is right. To convince him needs sound economic arguments. The schoolteacher and university lecturer begins to listen when he is told that one Polaris submarine costs the equivalent of four new universities, or that one V-bomber costs seven secondary schools. The motorist is interested when the cost of J.n aircraft carrier is equated with the cost of two new motorways. Especially relevant in these days of protest by farmers against the proceeds of farming is the fact that one guided missile destroyer costs as much as 98,000 tractors. For reasons such as this I find it impossible to accept the continued manufacture and possession of nuclear weapons by any nation of the world.
I feel, in closing, that it is necessary to define the politics ofc.N.D. Although it is an extremely political movement (with an issue like nuclear weapons as the mainstay of its constitution, it cannot help but be political), it is not aligned to any party. It is made up of members of all parties. A survey carried out during the Easter March of 1965 came up with the following facts: in the event of a general election, 52% of the marchers would vote Labour, 4% Liberal and 17% for other parties, excbding the Conservatives; 16% would not vote at all. Before the last general election, the following short term policy statement was issued by c.N.D. "Unilateral nuclear disarmament by Britain has always been a central feature of c.N.D. policy. This implies action at a government level. We should therefore be concerned to get a British Governlllenttocarry out our policy. Whatever the difficulties we must direct our campaigning to the centre of political power. In the immediate future the best prospect of success lies in the election of a Labour Government because it would be



more amenable to our pressure than the Conservative Government. This does not mean putting any faith in the Labour Party as such: on the contrary, even more intensive campaigning will be necessary if a Labour Government comes into power."
K. AUERTON (6 G.)
The New Science
During the twentieth century everyone has become increasingly scientifically minded and nowadays we all tend to look to science to solve all our problems, personal, social and international. The result is that the belief seems to be spreading that the application of the scientific method to all varied and perplexing problems of human life is the one thing necessary to ensure the progress of mankind. This new situation has brought with it new problems which must be solved before men become a danger to themselves.
The main danger, already upon us, is that science will come to be worshipped uncritically as a modern-day goddess who holds the key to a golden future; but we must remind ourselves that the same science which gave us penicillin and radiotherapy, has also given us the atom bomb and the means of waging bacteriological warfare. Whether science will prove to be a blessing or a curse to mankind will depend on the use which men will make of their scientific knowledge. Science, as such, is neutral; and man's increasing abiJity to control nature may turn to his advantage or undoing according to the ends for which he uses it. It is in an effort to meet this situation that science has had to change and extend its area of influence and knowledge, for being aware of the dangers is not sufficient, something must be done to eradicate them.
Two problems have always confronted mankind since the beginnings of civilisation. One is how to win control over nature-to make animals, plants, metals, and so on, the instruments of man's will. The second is how to overcome the destructive tendencies in mankind itself-the tendencies which have caused crime and the breakdown of civiJisation. It is this, after all, which has been the more serious of the two and has been made even more urgent by the amazing progress which science has made towards solving the first. In other words, the ultimate problem confronting humanity is not a scientific problem, but a religious and ethical onc. The establishment of this relationship has been the main aim of the transformation in scientific thought and the main factor in the broadening of scientific horizons.
In the past any relationship between the sciences and humanities has been diftlcult to visualise owing to the narrowness of meaning which the very word 'science' has implied to men's minds. But since the nineteenth century the situation has improved considerably by the increasing use of what has so far been loosely described as 'the scientific method.' Most people are familiar with the work done in laboratories and would agree that the scientific method used is a process of observottion, experimentation, induction and verification. But the idea that the 'scientific method' used here is a pattern followed in every case must be avcided because, although it exists in all branches of
science, in physics, chemistry, psychology, and the social sciences for example, the 'method' used in each of these sciences is different in its application from that of every other science. Once the fact that there are in existence many different 'scientific methods' has been grasped, many of the old barriers become non-existent.
Now it is broadlv true that the methods which are eftcctive in the natural sciences are not
applicable in the hum_n sciences; the methods used in physics and chemistry do not work when
applied to psychology and history, social science and theology. To a large extent any attempts to do this have disappeared because these newer sciences have established the right to employ their own methods without interference. But the prestige of physics, chemistry, and the allied discipJines is so great that it is not surprising that people should think of the physical sciences as the norm of all true science. Consequently, psychology, the social sciences, history and theology, were often said not to be sciences in the proper sense at all. However, the reaJisation that a scientific method can be evolved for all branches of man's activities has led to a signifIcant change in the world of thought in the twentieth century. This is the gradual, but general, recognition of the humanities and their right to qualify as sciences without first having to make obeisance to the natura] sciences, and without having to adhere to the methods appropriate to physics and chemistry.



The result of this change is the realisation that science is wide enough to embrace every human interest. The old conception of science as the study of natural phenomena only has disappeared and it is now widely accepted that scientific method must be employed in every field of knowledge to cope with the new problems of the twentieth century.
D. J. FINCH (L. 6 M.)
School Visit to Avignon
The school party arrived at Avignon on Friday, 16th April, after travelling from England for the previous twenty-four hours. Fortunately the stories of wooden seats in French trains were proved to be untrue, although luggage racks were often preferred to seats for the long night journeys between Avignon and Paris.
The accommodation at the hotel we stayed in, Hotel Constantin, was generally satisfactory, although such 'luxuries' as a bath, or even a shower, were notoriously hard to obtain. The food. however, was a different matter. The meals were not particularly large, but they were always filling, and the food was never too exotic not to be eaten with relish.
According to the natives the weather for that time of the year was rather disappointing, even though it only rained once while we were there. Even the dreaded Mistral blew only intermittently, albeit strongly. For long periods we had blue, clear skies and a hot sun, worthy of the best an English summer <;an produce, and thus the many trips arranged in and around Avignon were rarely influenced by inclement weather.
There were three all-day coach trips arranged; one to the Mediterranean, one west to Nimes and the famous Roman aqueduct at Pont du Gard and another south to Arles, Les Baux and St. Remy. Other coach trips were also put on, besides numerous walks in the environs of Avignon. These latter, and the saying 'Find your own way back', after trudging miles into the sparsely populated countryside, soon became infamous. From what is said above it is obvious we were pretty busy for most of our eight days' stay, but the evenings and several half-days were free to use as we likedor, recalling one or two occasions, almost as we liked. Never mind, we may meet the girls from Bedales some other day.
Some excursions deserve special mention. One of these was the trip to Pont du Gard, Nimes and Uzes. On the way to the Pont du Gard we saw our first olive trees, and later recognized the vine-at that time of the year a stunted, wizened, little piece of wood with a few incongruous green shoots. The Pont du Gard is a three-tiered construction, 157 feet high, and still in a remarkable state of repair. We walked right across it on the top tier, where is the water course that once took water to the flourishing Roman town ofNimes, our next port-of-call. Many well-preserved Roman buildings are situated in Nimcs. Thc most promincnt of these is thc amphithcatrc, which wc visitcd in the afternoon. It was a massive place with bank upon bank o(_rey stone terracing rising steepl\' from the central arena, where, incidentally, a bull fight had been held the day before. Despite a
close examination by some of our more morbid members no gory remains were unearthed, so we contented ourselves with the mundane attractions of the building itself. Apparently it could hold only 20,000 people, ranking 20th among the Roman amphitheatres around the Mediterranean. But to us it certainly seemed a most impressive structure. We visited other places of historical interest, notably the 'Maison Carrce', a temple described as the 'Gcm of Roman architecture in France,' and a Roman tower named the Tour Magne, which commanded a fine view of the city to the south, and the ston y, limestone, scrub-covered Garrigues Hills, where we spent several hours walking on another day, to the north.
We left Nimes in the burning sunshine and headed north for Uzes, a pleasant enough town no doubt, but with nothing of special note in it. It was the journey to Uzes, through the 'Gorges du Gardon' that provided most of the interest. The twisting road clung precariously to the hillside, while the coach slithered perilous]y round the hairpin bends. Some of the views obtained of the almost sheer, plunging slopes and scree-strewn valley floor were spectacular and immensely attractIve.
That trip was typical of the several we went on-varied scenery, with no mean geographical interest, historical remains and fine, sunny weather. When the time eventually came to leave


 
Avignon there ,,'as a general feeling of disappointment. Wc had been introduced to the place.
Perhaps with a longer stay we could have become fully acquainted with it.
Nevertheless we duly arrived at Calais, boarded the ferry, and steamed off to dear old England.
It was raining-of course!
G. N. LONGLEY (4 A.)
The Vivarium
On July 7th work was started on a then unknown project behind the prefects' room. Strange
figures were seen roaming the school at break and during the dinner hour, clad in what they described
as the new school uniform. People who risked going to view the work saw bare torsoes rippling
with sweat (and later often cement), and working unceasingly through adverse weather conditions,
sometimes created artificially. Rumour has it that the prefects' room suffered through open windows.
Famous chain-gang songs were heard and one master described the language as "rich." The
digging was completed with no spirit lost and the more skilled work was still to come. The except
ional danger of the work became evident when one youngster narrowly escaped a fate worse than death upon falling headlong into wet concrete. Amongst raucous, plebeian laughter the culprit
was removed.
In these latter stages the advice and assistance of Mr. Field, Mr. Comber and Mr. Moorcroft
were most praiseworthy. Comments and criticisms flowed from the ironic tongues of onlooking masters. It may be added that a feeling of shock came over the staff room at the sight of certain
high-spirited members of sA on the job. A day's holiday was even surrendered to hasten the work.
The vivarium was completed by the extraordinary enthusiasm of the labourers; it remains some
thing worth seeing and a tremendous aid to the Biology department. The last few days of term were
spent stocking with numerous reptiles. Thanks go to those ofiiciating, Field Marshal]. A. Field and
General Moorcroft and also to Ptes. Rutherford, Smith, Pay, Liddell, Flood, Ellis, Jones, Bailey, Newing, Horth, Andrews and Beer, ably handicapped by R.S.M. Harvey.
A rumour that the Headmaster is to swim the first length is to be scotched.
P. LIDDELL (s A.)
]. PAY (s A.)
Talks to the Sixth Form
In a talk mourning the contraction of television drama in England in recent years, the eminent
critic and old boy of the school, Mr. John Russell Taylor, said that the subject of his talk-"Tele
vision Drama"-was weekly diminishing in scope. In fact, drama on television reached its peak in
England approximately five years ago, due largely to American influence. Mr. Taylor went on to
say that Alun Owen and Harold Pinter were the two most successful television playwrights; whilst
Owen remains a traditional playwright, Pinter is an experimental writer. Unsuccessful on the
stage, Pinter's plays have proved extremely popular on television, as is illustrated by the large viewing
figures for the "Birthday Party", "Night Out", and, more recently, "The Teaparty" (transmitted
some time after Mr. Taylor's talk). Returning to the general state of television drama in this
country, the speaker declared that after the initial outpouring of television drama, together with an
accompaniment of rabid enthusiasm, some five years ago, the flow eventually began to slacken; this
happened first in the United States and then in this country. Owing to the impermanence of
television drama-a play is transmitted once, with perhaps a repeat later-and a lack of money, writers
began to move to the theatre or to the film industry, where the monetary rewards are greater and
where their efforts would be embodied in a more lasting art-form than television. There is a large demand for television dramas, but the maximum fees of 1,000 arc not enough to attract many talented writers. Mr. Taylor said that the B.B.C's. three or fom weekly drama spots have been reduced to a number of isolated plays. He concluded on the melancholy note that the prospects of
television drama are considerably dulled by the paucity of plays written and produced for television.
Less eloquent, but impressively sincere, was Mr.]. Barclay, who spoke on "International Help
for Children." Together with a friend, Mr. Rn'clay founded an organisation in 1947 to help children suffering from nervous and psychological disabilities and who need a change ofenvironment.
The emphasis in Mr. Barclay's talk was on the importance of the individual person and on the



work which his organisation has done for individuals. The organisation is kept small (only faur in the headquarters staff) for the members feel that this prevents their assuming the impersonality which is the fault oflarger, phihnthropic bodies. Mr. Barclay gave numerous examples of children whom his organisation had helped and argued that it was better to help a limited number of children than to do nothing bUt talk about the problem. He could not hope to change the world, but he and his associates have rehabilitated many children at the small cost of only 15 each. Society is obsessed with large, mechanical organisations; the important thing is never to lose sight of the importance of the individual. This is why small groups are as important as large organisations, for they can make contact with the individual. The importance of helping deprived children was conveyed both by the content and by the speaker's impressive delivery of his speech.
The stress was also placed on individuals in a talk given by Mr. K. R. E. Farmer, Headmaster of
Astor Secondary School, on Secondary Schools. Mr. Barclay wauld na daubt have been in full agreement with Mr. Fanner when he asserted that he was going to talk about people rather than facts. He contended that most Secondary Modern School teachers are interested in people, while, in his experience, Grammar School teachers are perhaps more interested in work. A wide intelligence stratum enters a Secondary Modern School, and Mr. Farmer told us that the lower intelligence boys take up most of his time. His aim is to "create a school in which a child can grow up". This enlightened attitude gave added significance ta Mr. Farmer's speech.
K. EASfEY (U. 6.)
" Housemaster"
As its title suggests, this is ane man's play. The man, Charles Donkin, holds the stage for most of the play, providing a mammoth task for the actor who undertakes the role. Fortunately, in P. Lyons we had an actor with the caurage ta attempt this task, and the ability ta make a success af it. His portrayal af the warm-hearted "Moke" had just the right dash of humanity to temper the magisterial justice which he administers to the backsides of his yaung baarders. In voice and action, Lyans took us inta the drama of Charles Donkin, and entertained and delighted us. It would have been sufficient ta have watched the superlative acting of this yaung man, bUt we were blessed with a supporting cast af unusually uniform ability. It would be difficult to chaase amang them, for all shawed merit, though Rasemary had to contend with a voice which seemed to be breaking, and Crump with an accent straight oUt of the music hall.
It is difficult (and perhaps embarrassing) for a schoalboy ta play a female role. But Rosemary, Chris, Barbara, and Button avercame this natural abstacle ta produce performances of merit. Chris was outstanding in laoks and stage-presence, and, with Button, added vitality to the play. BUtton was a little Puck, an Ariel, who frolicked through absurdly precocious lines and embarrassed and beguiled bath her brother, Bimba, and the susceptible Crump. Rosemary had none of the
enchantment of the children nor the glamour of Chris, but gave a solidly dependable performance, whieh rose to its heights in those quieter moments with Charles Donkin, which gave point to the more riotaus scenes. Barbara Fane was somewhat too muscular and masculine, for my personal taste, and her range of vocal modulation was somewhat toa narrow; bUt this, no doubt, is haw playwright and producer see her, since, after a1\, she is the type of woman who would quietly and
determinedly postpone marriage for seventeen years to mother an artist's undisciplined brood.
The schoolboys themselves were played with remarkable restraint, giving just the right dash of "Oh I say" to flavour their extreme]y natura] and energetic performances. Flossie's role was probably the most difficult af a1\, since he had to present an admixture of over-mature schoolboy and love-stricken young man, in situatians which cauld well have degenerated into faree. At the opposite end of the scale, Victor Beamish and Frank Hastings were played as mature beings, one sporty, the other more reflective; both vital to the life of a school.
Of the other minor characters, the Rev. Edmund Ovington and Sir Berkeley Nightingale stand out for confidence and maturity. The Reverend Headmaster's voice and manner were delightfully fruity and clerical, while Sir Berkeley's Wty humour was as refreshing as the cigar smoke which characterised him.
Thankfully, production, costuming, and make-up matched performance in excellence, although, being an ex-pupil, I was able to recognise certain parts of the set, which had once surveyed my weak efforts in the woodwork shop! Even BUtton's tempestuous entries failed to rock the scenery, which



though cramped, was effective. Off-stage sound effects were also excellent, and I was especially pleased to hear the Khool song ringing out in ragged chorus from "below."
Production was clear-sighted, encouraging players to surpass themselves in excellence. I was momentarily taken out of the play several times, when players gathered at the foot-lights to address the audience, and I regretted the loss of intimacy; as I regretted the loss of feeling when the children ate chocolate in symmetry, and in the incident of the drinks. But I presume the playwright felt a need to prepare the way for delicate emotions with moments of broad humour. It speaks well for performance and production that, despite this, the delicate balance between the play's wistful quality and its comic elements rarely faltered.
One might say that, despite the relevance of scene, the play was too sophisticated for schoolboy production, for the author obviously views school with an adult's memory and an intellectual's eye; but this performance made us all proud of our associations with the school. . . I look forward to our next production.
P.]. BURKE.
Speech and Drama
Three inter-school Speech and Drama Festivals were held during the school year. These occasions, organized by a committee of Teachers of Speech and Drama, are entirely non-competitive and they provide an excellent opportunity for schools to share their ideas on this aspect of English, the value of which is at last being fully recognized.
The Autumn meeting, held at St. Edmund's, took the form of an "Any Questions" discussion in which questions, already discussed in the participating schools, were put to a panel of fifth and sixth formers. ]. P. Lusk represented our school on the panel and there was a good contingent from our fifth and sixth forms.
The Spring Festival, held in our school, was a programme of extracts from twentieth century dramatists. A full report appears elsewhere in this magazine. It was well attended by members of the Dramatic Society and was a most satisfying experience.
The Summer term meeting at Walmer was experimental: schools were asked to produce an item on the theme "The Sea." This evoked a fascinating variety of responses in which every aspect of Speech and Drama, including dance drama, was explored. We were represented by a group from 3B who performed their adaptation of "The Ancient Mariner" as a radio programme. D. B. Kennett sustained the long and difficult title role with commendable euphony.
The Middle School House Plays competition took place at the end of the Spring Term. This again was an experiment and the results were encouraging. Boys wrote and produced their own plays and in spite of all their shortcomings they proved very entertaining. The result was: 1st Frith; 2nd Astor and Park; 4th Priory. It is to be hoped that many more boys will take part in all these activities next year.
K.W.P.
The Caretaker
In the Spring Term, the Speech and Drama Festival was held at our school. Our contribution to the proceedings was an excerpt from Harold Pinter's play "The Caretaker." Other plays included "Major Barbara" by G. B. Shaw, from Astor Secondary School, "The Leader" by lonesco from the Girls' Grammar School, "The Fire Raisers" by Max Frisch from A ylcsham Secondary School and "Miracle at Blaise" from St. Ursula's Convent. All the festival was devoted to twentieth
century works and the last three, including "The Caretaker" were representative of "the theatre of the absurd."
"The Caretaker" is set in a tenement flat rather like Steptoe's junk yard. Things arc scattered over the floor and when Davies comes he and Aston have to move coundess articles to get the spare bed out! Davies the old tramp. who was played by Paul Lusk. is very like Albcrt Steptoe.
Aston, who was played by Brian Ashbee, is a dull person who seems to be uninterested in everything while Mick, who was played by John Bishop. is exactJy the opposite; he is a typicallayabolltbully. He makes fun of Davies and at every possible opportunity bullies him by twisting both his words and his arms.



The story of this excerpt is that Davies, who has been sharing Aston's roO111 all night is set upon by Mick, who claims to be Aston's room-mate. The story revolves around the ensuing argument until the curtain falls.
"The Caretaker," written in 1959, is typically Pinteresque and is considered to be one of his best plays. It shows, as one critic has said, all of Harold Pinter's unique qualities; the brilliant, precise, dialogue, the subtle characterization and the compulsive power of a play which is terrifying, moving and wildly funny in turn.
. . P. WHEELER (2 A.)
School Charity
Charity has been donated to a wide variety of needy causes since time immemorial, and in the school the affluent boy of 1965 is no exception, though it is true to say that the desire to give is measured carefully against the wish to buy buns and ice-cream. The emphasis, needle_s to say, is on voluntary contribution and though at Lent, "bribery", "corruption" and "class-to-class salcmanship" is the common practice, we do not deviate from any first principles.
It is during the second half of the Spring Term, during Lent, that most enthusiasm is roused for what seems a mundane routine. The choice of charity for the special appeal at this time is, as is the control of our regular charities, left to the School Council; in 1964 200 went from the school to Oxfam in India and in 1965 155 went to the British Empire Cancer Campaign. This means that on the average each boy gave approximately 5/- from his own pocket; but 5/- is more than a figure.
Most of the money is collected in the form by the form's Charity Monitor but this is by far the least attractive, if it is the most important, method of raising charity. Book sales, cake sa1es, basketball and darts championships number amongst the enterprise and entertainment inspired for the cause of charity; and it is now a tradition that the School Council organises an American Supper during Lent.
But if that time of year is the most spectacular for giving, the other months of regular donation must not be forgotten; pennies and sixpences mount up weekly a]Jowing the scho01 to give away, in addition to the Lent appeal, close on 75 a year to over twenty charities. These are not tremendous sums but at every level of giving, every little bit counts.
J. BISHOP (M. 6 M.)
School Council
This year has been particularly important in the history of the Council, because for the first time a boy served as chairman. During his term of office, M. C. Azoulay ensured that the Council's business was dealt with both quickly and thoroughly, and led the Council with great dignity. His work
made the task of his successor, A. R. Williams, far more easy. ,
A tribute to the sensible way in which the Council has conducted its affairs, was the Headmaster's suggestion that the constitution should be amended to remove some of the restrictions on proposing changes in matters of school routine.
On behalf of the Council, I should like to thank R. Sollis for his work as treasurer, and his successor, D. Fletcher. J. Bishop has been an efficient secretary, and a source of advice and aid to both chairmen, particularly in matters of procedure.
In the course of the year, the Council has aided a number of societies financially, and has provided a Middle School Pentathlon and a Tennis Trophy. This has also been encouraging because it seems that boys not in the Council have realised that the Council exists, not to provide entertainment for the select few who are elected to its ranks, not even to show how formal meetings are conducted, but to help, financially or otherwise, any groups or individuals connected with the School, who care to ask for assistance.
This year has, however, been marred by the failure of some members to present their apologies for absence when necessary; this led to a motion of censure on such members, though apparently with little effect, since the trend continued during the remainder of the year.
A. R. WILLIAMS (U. 6.)



Speech Day 1964
To enable more parents to attend than in previous years the Speech Day proceedings were this year held in the evening. This was not the only departure from the formula to which previous occasions had conformed, for the programme set out to entertain and inform the audience as well as to complete the process of prize-giving. Both the Choir and the Clarinet Ensemble were warmly received, while the report by a group of Sixth Formers gave the audience a humorous and informative account of the notable events from the proletarian viewpoint.
Dr. Hinton's report was equally interesting, though a great deal of it was concerned with the wider field of education and its current problems. He admitted that the comprehensive secondary system had its advantages but felt that local authorities should make use of valuable local knowledge while not neglecting the needs of the able child. He mentioned the Dover Scheme and The Council of Heads, which had been newly established to solve the educational problems of the individual child, as notable advances in the field.
After distributing the prizes Dr. G. Templeman, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kent at Canterbury, succeeded in involving all those present in the problem of education. He described the new University as part of a national scheme to widen the scope of education and to make the best use of intellectual ability. He stressed the importance of specialised University Education, but he said "minority time" was also essential for although it did not help students to pass exams, it broadened their outlook on life. He tried, too, to reconcile the University Central Council for Admissions
to sixth formers, who might encounter this apparently formidable' obstacle in the future.
The evening ended with a vote of thanks, which was original and humorous, given by A. P.
Williams.
J. D. BARRETT (L. 6 M.)
W. GARRITY (L. 6 Se.)
Combined Cadet Force
The key word for this year's report must be 'enthusiasm' in all three sections. The Corps has increased in strength considerably with an influx of enthusiastic boys from the third, fourth, and several from the fifth and even sixth forms.
We were all very sorry to say goodbye to Flt.fLt. Peacock at the end of the Spring Term. He had given the R.A.F. Section five years of excellent leadership and our parting was a sad moment marked by the presentation of an inscribed tankard by the, whole cadet force.
The participation of cadets from all three sections in activities outside the sphere of their own section emphasised the combined nature of the Corps.
If one word can describe the activities of the R.N. Section this year it must be variety. The few N.c.O's have had their hands full especially during the winter months, which were taken up with instruction and their efforts were rewarded when fifteen cadets passed their A.B's test. Two of the N.c.O's themselves passed their Advanced Proficiency Examinations.
During the warmer months pulling, sailing, semaphore, shooting and ropework were among a variety of activities. The whole Section benefited from an interesting and informative trip to the Royal Marines at Deal At Easter twelve cadets spent a week aboard H.M.S. Minstrel. In the summer term S./Lt. Salter and twelve cadets enjoyed a trip across the Channel on the frigate HM.S. Puma which was visiting Dover. Also in this term several cadets had a very interesting visit to Portsmouth touring the warships in the harbour. This coming August the Section's Annual Training will take place aboard H.M. Motor Launch 2840.
My fellow N.c.O's will, I am sure, join with me in thanking S./Lt. Salter for all his efforts and
helpful advice during the year.
This was another successful year for the Army Section and after all but onc of the proficiency
class had passed this examination with flying colours, enthusiasm was very high.
The Section has made great use of the army training grounds in this area and especially those at Dibgate Camp at Folkestone, which the Section used to give its proficiency candidates some valuable experience and leadership training. The young cadets fuJly enjoyed their visits and are looking forward to the Annual Camp at Sennybridge in Wales this coming August; the typc of country is unfamiliar to most but the enthusiasm and skill of the Section wiJl, no doubt, ovcrcomc an y problems



that may be encountered. Cpl. Davies must be thanked for his efficient organisation of the Tuesday afternoon shooting, which has been extended to include archery.
The outlook for the Section is bright. There are many young keen cadets and some good
N.c.O's to lead them.
The R.A.F. Section has had a very good year with a full membership of over thirty cadets.
The main event of the year was the Annual Training at R.A.F. West Raynham in Norfolk which
is the Hunter ground-attack station and home of the Tri-Partite Vtol Kestrel Squadron. The Cadet Liaison Officer had arranged a very tough programme. Each day's training commenced with an hour's drill, followed either by initiative exercises or talks and films on the role of the R.A.F.
Highlights of the camp were ffying in Chipmunk light aircraft, a night infiltration exercise, swimming and a day out in Norwich. These and other events went to make up an extremely full and varied programme and it was generally agreed that this was the best camp the cadets had attended. The section proudly returned with three R.A.F. marksmen.
Congratulations must go to the cadet instructors for helping six cadets to pass Ordinary Profiency and six to pass Advanced. The section went flying at Manston a number of times with army and naval cadets. Two senior cadets attended a course at Swanton Morely to obtain their Advanced Gliding Certificates.
Flt.fSgr. Beney must be congratulated for gaining an R.A.F. Scholarship to Cranwell and a civilian pilot's flying scholarship and thanked for all the paper work he had to do during the summer term after Flt.fLt. Peacock had left.
Six cadets entered the Ten Tors Competition and the four who completed the course, Meadows, Macadam, Greig, and Elphick we proudly congratulate. The course was tough and rugged and they covered the thirty-nine miles of boulder strewn hills and marshy valleys of Dartmoor in very warm weather and with three hours to spare at the end.
The combined parades this year culminated in the Annua] Inspection on 2lst May. The Inspecting Officer was Captain C. C. H. Dunlop, CB. E., R.N., and he expressed his pleasure at the high standard of supervisory ability and instructional technique shown by the cadet N.CO's and the keenness and enthusiasm of all three sections. He also congratulated the Army and R.A.F. Sections on their smart appearance and marching.
The Corps exists and functions on the unselfish enthusiasm of its members and I should like to add my thanks to Capt. Bird, FIt.fLt. Peacock, and S.fLt. Salter for their enthusiasm, assistance and advice, where it was most needed. #
L. M. HUNTLEY (Under-GO/m).
Library
Both Hopper and Hoskins left during this year, but not before Hopper had imparted his administrative secrets to Huntley, and not before Hoskins had finished his valuable revision of both Subject and Author Index Cards-about 8,000 cards in all. Huntley in turn, after a very successful year, has handed over to Garrity, who has the assistance of welcome newcomers: Finch, Hinton and Wells.
But everyone has lea_ed gratefully on the unobstrusive but flfln support of our 'regulars' from
4A: Brooks, Edwards, LilIey, Longley, Smith and Thorley.
Four years' experience of our own revision of the Bliss Classification has made evident a need for further revisions in a number of subjects, and these will provide a steady stream of work for the next two or three Years.
But no classification can hope to work when shelf room is so deplorably inadequate. This
inadequacy contributes not a little to the genera] untidiness which has become incteasing] y eviden t during the year; it is not easy to put-let alone display-so books on a shelf barely wide enough for 40. In floor area alone, the present library has less than half the official minimum for a school of 700 pupils. Yet, our prospects of getting a new library are not unlike distant galactic systems: the longer one watches and waits, the faster they recede. The latest prognostication is anything from eight to twelve years. Politicians right, left and centre express the urgent need for greater educational advances with a vehemence equalled only by their reluctance to make these advances possible. So, until the dream becomes reality the Library must be split into Junior and Senior sections, a necessity regrettable chiefly because it will reduce the pleasures and opportunities a library can offer the Junior Forms. The details are not yet worked out, nor has the date been decidt'd upon.
R.W.M.



Phoenix Society
Owing to a number of events clashing with our meetings, the first being the opening of the new block, our programme for the past winter was somewhat curtailed. Mr. Pinnock found it necessary to resign so we started with a completely new set of members. We also had to find a new secretarya post which we were grateful to Mr. Fleming for accepting.
Two very interesting papers were read in the Autumn Term, the first on "Socialism" by Mr. Lusk and the second on "The Jacobites" by Mr. Lyons. I was particularly impressed by the latter which brought forth an amazing display of erudition and grasp of detail on Mr. Lyons's part. Both papers evoked lengthy discussions.
In the Spring Term we were indebted to Mr. Dean for his paper on "The British Sense of
Humour" and to Mr. Fleming who spoke on "Aspects ofModernJazz."
We are grateful to the Reverend Yates and to Mr. Rulfell for kindly providing us with hospitality on the occasions of our meetings. I should also like to take this opportunity to thank the School Council for their generosity in providing us with such a handsome new Minute Book.
W.G.K.
Christian Education Movement
This year saw the re-organization of the Christian Education Movement for Schools and the
Institute of Christian Education to form the Christian Education Movement. To celebrate this inauguration the London Festival was held, representatives from schools all over England attending. The purpose of the Festival was twofold: to instil into those present some consciousness of
membership of a Movement, and to show something of the relevance of Christianity to everyday life. In an attempt to do this the morning consisted of a service and for the afternoon a large number of visits and activities had been arranged.
'Outreach' was an experiment in worship in twentieth century terms, incorporating readings
from modern literature, and songs written specially for the Christian Aid Beat Festival. The theme
was freedom-the freedom of man through his lordship over nature, the freedom of man in society, and more fully, freedom through faith in Christ. The whole service was a refreshing change from the normal act of worship, probably because here was a subject with which everybody is inevitably
involved and concerned. This choice of a very practical subject also accounted for the remarkable sense of 'audience partieipation,' not usually felt in normal church services, and is obviously a factor to be encouraged.
For the afternoon there was a wide variety of visits and activities from which to choose; some delegates visited a television studio, some discovered the problems which people overseas have to
face, by visiting a Chinese Anglican Church, whilst others went to a University and had the oppor
tunity to discuss the relationship between science and religion.
The 'World of Television'-a visit to the studios of A.T.V. at Elstree-was particularly inter
esting because, besides being able to see a programme in the making, there was also the opportunity
to discuss the Church's use of modern channels of communication. This expansion of the influence
of the church is important simply because through television some aspect of the relationship of the
Christian faith to living in the contemporary world can be presented. A]so, through religious broadcasting, basic questions can be raised that are important to all men, whether or not they are
Christians. It was this point-the fact that Christianity is a lil'il/f; religion-that was present throughout the whole of the day. The London Festival was worth while if the only lesson learnt
was that Christianity has applications in all walks Df life and that only by understanding life can
worship become a living liturgy.
D. J. FINCH (L. (i M.)



History Society
The year began with a visit from an old boy recently graduated from Oxford, M. F. Hendy. It is perhaps fortunate that he chose as his subject not his obscure and eccentric speciality of late Byzantine coins, but gave a highly original and thoroughly substantiated discourse on the fall of the Romans in Britain, tracing it principally to economic factors, which brought about urban depopulation and the decline of the Roman administration; he placed the actual withdrawal several years later than is normally accepted. His detailed and academic approach suggested that he overrated the erudition of his audience in a school that tends to emphasise the modern period, but his lecture was of a quality rare even to this society. However, norms were restored by H. J. Yates's discussion of the historical relationship between a society and its transport. The delivery was perhaps a little too casual, and the talk was rather shapeless, seeming to lack any central theme, and relied a little too heavily on Mr. Yates's phenomenal collection of old postcards. However, his subject inspired him with an elated enthusiasm that generated an informal and pleasant atmosphere.
More scholarly was the address by the chairman, D. W. Fleming, on "The Anarchists." Establishing the natUre and antecedents of modern anarchist theory, and explaining its surprisingly close connections with other, widely respected, doctrines, he achieved a highly commendable objectivity. In a wide-ranging talk covering some eight hundred years, he discussed the theories of anarchism and their protagonists without allowing modern moral and political prejudices to obtrude: a valuable achievement in itself when discussing a philosophy so unfashionable and widely misunderstood as anarchism.
The final talk of the year was given by P. A. Lyons, who has become known in the school as a considerable and highly individual historian. His lecture on the 1745 Jacobite revolt was polished, colourful and human, constituting a most throrough analysis of the subject from every angle.
A minor innovation was a meeting consisting of two films, on "Georgian England" and "The Development of the British Monarchy." Selecting films from a sparse olticial catalogue is very much a hit-and-miss affair, and unfortunately we missed. The latter in particular was trite and superficial. However, films offer a scope unavailable to the usual style of meeting, so we intend to use them again.
The coming term will also see the society's first efforts in the field of local history. The initiative for this attractive venture has come from T. Vardon, our new vice-chairman; as long as we can, as it were, sublimate his passion for old church organs, his plan promises to be exciting and perhaps fruitful.
We also look forward to a visit from Mr. A. J. Woolford in the near future.
Since a large committee has proved in the past to be cumbersome and periodically deii.l11ct, an
innovation next year will be its welcome absence. Three olticers are an ample bureaucracy. The friendly and eltlcient Chairman will be John Bishop, whom we wish the best ofluck.
J. P. LUSK (M. 6 M.)
Social Studies Society
A social stUdies society would be arid without social study: the General Election in October presented us with an opportunity for some uncomplicated research. A questionnaire was prepared, by which we hoped to discover which party senior boys in the school supported, which issues were considered most important, which party leader impressed them most, and how far they were influenced by their parents politically.
Those who expressed support for any party divided as follows: Conservatives 360 of those asked; Labour 29o; Liberal 16%; Communist 70' This appears to leave a depressingly large proportion of "Don't knows," but the remaining 1I% were mainly spoilt papers, principally from fifth-formers. Of our parents, 49% are Conservative, 800 of parents agree with each other on politics and 600_ of their sons agree with them. Where there is a change, it seems usually to be a change to the left-about 100 of Conservative sons have Labour or Liberal parents, while more than 20% of Socialist sons have Liberal or Conservative parents. Of Liberals, 400 have two Conservative parents, and 17% two Labour parents.
Answers to the question "which election issue do you consider most important/" indicated
little divergence from conventional enthusiasms. The economic sitUation was most widely stressed;

 

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only two forms, sT (predominantly Labour) and Upper Six (predominantly Tory, but with several Communists) gave much attention to nationalization. The social services received much attention from the fifths and Lower Sixths; defence was given prominence generally, particularly by Conservatives. Only Lower VI Modern and Middle VI Science saw housing as a major issue. People on the arts side tended to rate the economic issue more highly than scientists.
The fourth question inquired into people's opinion of the party leaders, and here again answers concurred with general adult opinion, Mr. Wilson impressing 43% of those asked, and Sir Alec Douglas Home 3S%.
Apart from prying into other people's poJitics, we have done a good deal of useful work in other directions. Peter Howard, who seems to know more about social psychology than anyone else in the school, has given us two talks on important social problems of our day. Both were exceptionally well informed, and displayed a serious and thorough approach, delving beyond the superficial and trite, but dwelling a little on the purely chemical aspects of the problems under discussion. Like most who have given serious thought to such problems, he was particularly critical of the Law
and other institutions reflecting traditional social conventions. "Spud" Murphy's discussion of various aspects of modern psychological research lacked Peter Howard's relaxed and flexible deJivery, but its general orientation was more social than scientiflcany abstract, and this meeting was particularly memorable in that those present indulged in a little primitive psycho-analysis of their own.
Not an meetings, however, have been so esoteric. Shortly before his election to Parliament, Mr. David Ennals addressed a meeting on "The United Nations." A skilful historical analysis was combined with an essentiany practical study of the means by which international organizations can overcome the barriers of national sovereignty. Mr. Ennals had a wide experience of his subject, having been actively involved in international politics for some years, including some time as a member of the U.N. secretariat. A highly professional approach and occasional dashes of dry scepticism were combined with an enthusiasm for his topic and its ideals. After the address, questions and discussion continued for wen over an hour.
It remains to record my gratitude to Mr. Evans, who, as supervising master, has unobtrusively but energetically assisted and advised the society. Last year we relied heavily on Middle VI Modern. and the survey nearly came to grief for lack of adequate mathematicians. It is important that we interest more people from other forms fonowing other specialities. The social sciences offer much to attract both science and arts students; and the ignorance of basic sociology and psychology, not only among "educated" people, but also among those responsible for our social administration, is appalling. while the absence of the social sciences remains a depressing inadequacy in school curricula, perhaps we can do a little ourselves to fill the gap.
J. P. LusK (M. 6 M.)
Cercle Francais
This year's meetings of the Cercle Franc,:ais have unfortunately been poorly attended, even though great efforts were made, in the Spring term particularly, to both widen and popularize the range of topics. This is no reflection upon M. Tabourier, Mr. Woo nett and the "faithful few" who have supported us throughout.
Activities have ranged from a programme of records of popular French music presented by M. Tabourier to a paper given by N. Davies (M. 6 M.) on Brittany. In addition films of general interest have been shown, including onc dealing with the development of atomic power in France. Indeed much hard but worth while work has been done to make our meetings interesting. One can only hope that in future years these efforts win be better rewarded.
D. FLEMING (U. 6.)
0 rchestra
The orchestra emerged from its secrecy for the Christmas Festival when it played a selection of suitable carols. A member of staff commented that he was able to discern a few tunes and perhaps that was because Miss Lieper, our violin teacher allowed herself to "play second fiddle." The orchestra has made no other pubJic appearance 'in toto', but several instrumentalists have combined their talents on various occasions: some junior violinists and recorder plavers attended an orchestral



festival at Canterbury in October, the recently formed Recorder Club made its first appearance at
Christmas; and a clarinet quartet was well received at Speech Day. The virtuosity of our orchestral
players was revealed at Christmas when the audience enthusiastically applauded our soloists, M.
Moseling (violin), A. Fleming ('cello), M. Diver (clarinet), S. Pinnock (organ), B. Ashbee (piano).
The orchestra battles for existence during the summer term, a time when athletic standard tests draw away a large proportion of its players. Nevertheless we have continued to rehearse various
pieces, the most exciting and difficult of which has been the 3rd movement of Mozart's E flat Symphony. We have witnessed the presence and departure of an excellent and unassuming leader M.
Azoulay, and M. Moseling has been appointed to carry on the valuable work.
D. F. ]OHNSON (U. 6.)
Choir
The choir sang convincingly at Speech Day in spite of the rough, newly-broken voices and the
lack of rehearsal. Thomas Morely's 'Arise, Awake' was exactingly performed, and displayed the
choir's skill at sixteenth century polyphony.
At the Christmas concert, the choir was not at its best; some carols were adequately sung, but
vitality was lacking in the more exciting pieces, including the 'Cowboy Carol.' Nevertheless, the
singing of the juniors did us credit. The first year boys opened the concert with a confident and
sympathetic rendering of Bach's 'Sheep may graze in tranquil safety', which was coloured with an
accompaniment of recorders and piano. The most exciting moments of the concert were provided
by 2A when they sang some carols from Bel_amin Britten's 'Ceremony of Carols'; these were
excellently rendered, and we should praise Mr. Best for so skilfully putting across to 2A his under
standing of British music. He should also receive credit for training some trebles to sing so beauti
fully in the Dover Choral Society's rendering of Bach's 'St. Matthew Passion'.
The full choir was at its best this year at the school service at St. Mary's Church in April. Bach's
'Chorales' were rendered with quiet confidence, Handel's 'Messiah' was sung with rich sonority, and
Benjamin Britten's Jubilate' was presented with clear, rhythmic articulation.
The choir has now dissolved into a solution of singers and actors whose talents will in due course
coagulate into a production of Gilbert and Sullivan's 'Pirates ofPenzance' at Christmas 1965.
D. F. ]OHNSON (0. 6.)
Music Listeners' Society
The Society has fared well this year, each week boys presenting records of their own choice.
Among the contributors have been Ashbee (Janacek) , Lusk (Bartok), Smith (Rachmaninov), Vardon (Brahms), Horth (Beethoven) and May (Folk music). These programmes were presCllted
in an interesting way and they allowed a large range of music to be covered during the year.
The Society has continued to hold two informal concerts a term and we are grateful to all those
who have come forward to offer their services as performers. It has been extremely gratifying to see
so many from the Lower School taking part in these concerts. We are also grateful to S. Pinnock
for giving two organ recitals for us.
During the year it became increasingly apparent that half-an-hour a week was not long enough
to include some of the programmes which had been prepared so during the summer term we extended
the society into the second sitting of Thursday lunch-hour so that we could hear longer works.
The society, which meets at 12.45 p.m. every Thursday, can welcome people who enjoy serious
(and other types of) music as full members.
T. V ARDON (L. 6 M.)
The Organ Society
When the organists of the school and others with an interest in the instrumcnt first began meeting
together, nobody thought for onc moment that we were the embryo of a new society. Wc wcnt to
recita]s, we discussed technical points and we argued a little until, by aboUt last Christmas, the bud
had burst into flower.



Our great break-through eamc when Gregory Trice stumbled upon the organ in Eythorne
church. It was a sorrowful instrumcnt: mice and wood-worm roamed freely, stops spoke in the
wrong places, some pipes were crushed and the whole thing would have crumbled under too great a
strain. So the experts went into conference-which consisted chiefly of Bruce Jarvie-and emerged
with a plan to rebuild it on completely different lines.
The organ was soon stripped to a bare skeleton. It was then cleaned-in fact, almost scraped at
times-and various worn parts were replaced. The pipes were polished and by now some of them have been restored to their proud positions. By the time this article is rcad the organ in Eythorne
church should be a shining memorial to the first job of the Dover Boys' Grammar School Organ
Society.
No doubt by a little bit of tongue-wagging and ear flapping news of our activities reached the
press and a photograph of us at work was splashed across a page of the local paper. One of us even
got as far as a television interview.
So that the pillars of the organ society may rank with the immortals, I have been asked to
include their names: B.Jarvie (L. 6 Sc.), G. Mack (L. 6 M.), T. Vardon (L. 6 M.),]. Hendy (M. 6 M.),
A. Williams (L. 6 Sc.) and G. Trice (M. 6 M.).
G. MAcK (L. 6 M.)
Dramatic Society
The past year, as far as activities are concerned, has been varied, and though the society's com
mittee continues enthusiastically to organise meetings, attendance has been less numerous than in
previous years; and so it is pertinent to stress that the society is open to any boy, and member of stafJ:_
come to that.
Dr. Hinton has now surrendered the chair to Mr. Pickering; but if we have lost his guiding influence to another's, we have certainly not lost his interest, the ferocity of which has so fltlnly
established the society. His successor h;s plans as equa]]y ambitious, and' we hope that the societ_
will continue to flourish under his control.
In October of 1964 we celebrated the bard's 400th anniversary with a reading of "The Tempest",
soon followed by a reading of "Housemaster". A special meeting was held at the school for junior
boys, whilst the climax of the Christmas term was suggested in the reading of Sartre's "Crime
Passionnel". As the rehearsals for the school play progressed, activities were limited but two play
readings were squeezed in, with the added contribution to the annual Speech and Drama festival.
The second meeting was in the form of an experiment, one which was both successful and, we hope,
a precedent; a joint reading of Sheridan's "The Rivals" with the Girls' Grammar School.
It was not until July that theatre tickets could be obtained, and these were for "The Crucible"
at the Old Vie. Nevertheless we can, by our record, claim a fu]] and exacting year.
]. BISHOP (M. 6 M.)
Historical Unit
Problems galore! This is the outlook of the Historical Unit unless more members are found
to help the club in its interesting work.
Don't let the name put you off, the unit has very little to do with history. It looks into the lives
of old boys of the school, and tries to find out all about their careers. We now need new members,
so how about joining 1
Last year, more news letters were printed and more information was compiled for the Old Boys
register. Many universities and colleges in England, and indeed all over the world, have been con
tacted for information about old boys who were students. This has brought some measure of success.
But now an increase will have to come in membership if the club is to continue. During the
year one or two members have left, and the end of term brought one or two more departures, includ
ing myself, and this only leaves two members! If anyone is interested please see Mr. Home.
Thanks are once again due to the Dopa Express who have helped us by passing on information.
Now a note to those who are leaving or have left school. Please write to the school, or better
still come and visit it from time to time, and let us know how you are getting on. We shall have a card in our [ties for vou, and we should like to see it full !
, G. L. TUTTHILL (5 H.)



Guild of Printers
The character of the Guild of Printers has changed somewhat during the past year. An appreciable number of Sixth formers have gravitated towards type-setting and printing during their Special Course in Art and it has therefore been possible to accomplish most of the jobs which the Guild has undertaken during School hours. Once more business has increased, but the new facilities of the Art Department together with an increase in the number of senior boys involved in printing has enabled the Guild to handle the work so eHiciently that time has been made available for boys to make a start upon the rudiments of typographical design. This is a '-J-1T"
feature of the work which it is hoped to carry much "' \.
further. Our stock of type faces has now been extended
to embrace Perpetua, Old Style, Cheltenham, Bold Latin, Gill Bold, Bodoni and Palace Script and preparations are now being made to produce a "House Book", such as the best printing houses have, showing the complete range of type faces available in all their sizes. Funds have also been used to buy a second Adana press, to purchase the magazine "Design" monthly for the Art Department and to subsidise the Pottery. As this magazine will be appearing within a few days of the beginning of a new school year, perhaps I might commend the Guild of Printers to boys in the 4th, 5th and 6th forms. The Guild will meet regularly after school on Fridays and new "apprentices" will be welcome.
K.H.c.
The Junior Astronomical Society
This year has proved to be an unsuccessful onc because support has not been forthcoming, and
all opportunities for developing the club have necessitated finances which have not been availab1c.
A new project was undertaken-the construction of a scale model of a lunar station; this has
proved popular but again progress has been impaired owing to lack of money.
Unless more support can be obtained next term it seems likely that the above will prove to be
an obituary.
D. F. MuRPHY (M. 6 M.)
The Philatelic Society (formerly the Stamp Club)
Judged as a whole, this year has proved to be the most successful that this society has had since
its foundation three years ago. Not only has the average attendance trebled but the amount of specialised work undertaken by several of the members has warranted changing the name of the club to that shown above. All members have been encouraged to limit their collections to one or more countries that they particularly like, in an attempt not only to make their collections better (in l]uality), but to start them on the road to philately (which is vastly different from pure collecting). Approximately 90% of all members are now specialising to a greater or lesser extent which would seem to indicate that the attempt was successful.
Apart from the usual lectures and quizzes another project was started-trying to find plate and cylinder flaws on modern Great Britain commemoratives. This was again an overwhelming success, so much that the demand outran the supply. During the Spring Term two visits were arranged to London-one to the Stanle\' Gibbons Centenarv Exhibition and the other to the annul Naational
Stamp Exhibition. Both we_e supported to a n;uch greater extent than had been envisaged, and
both were again successful. On the whole the former proved to be the better exhibition especially since the world's rarest stamp was on show (only the second time it has been seen in Great Britain).



Next year, the society will be organised by P. K. Hall (3 A.) and A. W. Rainsley (3 A.) both of
whom have more than justified this selection by the way in which they have not only developed into
sound philatelists but have also shown their ability in leading the younger members. I am confident that they will prove more than equal to the task and hope that they will be supported and helped
by the other members.
D. F. MuRPHY (M. 6 M.)
Transport Society
Many changes have taken place in the world of transport during the past year; both British
Railways and the Transport Society have come under new management. The Society (formerly the Railway Society) has been successful in attracting a wider range of enthusiasts, and meetings have
ranged from the ever-popular filmshows (provided by British Railways and the Petroleum Film
Bureau) to a talk on Dover's trams, concerning which I should like to thank Ray Warner and the
Deputy Borough Treasurer for the loan of photographs.
This summer the club has lost its oldest and most valuable members, Yates and Finnis (ex
M. 6 M.). I am sure that the society will join with our new Chairman, M. Smith, and myself, in
thanking them for all the work they have done for us. Wc should also like to thank our Hon.
President, Mr. Yates, for his welcome help and advice.
Finally, I should like to point out that any new members arc always welcome at our meetings
on alternate Thursdays, usually in the Geography Room.
D. NEWING (5 A.)
Model Railway Club
The year has been one of ups and downs for the Model Railway Club. In September wc gained Mr. Pickering, who has been most enthusiastic and helpful, but lost our layout, which had become admittedly rather a liability. The old track was auctioned off, and the money, together with a generous grant from the school council, bought us some up-to-date track and other equipment. The long wait for this track (which did not arrive until Easter) was enlivened by talks, quizzes, film
shows and a model-making competition. Track laying has now commenced, however, and wc anticipate a rise in membership once running is in progress.
A party of members, under the long-suffering Mr. Piekering's guidance, visited the Romney,
Hythe and Dymchurch Railway on Easter Saturday, and was fortunate in being allowed round the
Company's works.
A. P. ToLPuTT (5 A.)
Gardening Group
The gardeners now call themselves the Gardening Group. Membership grew last summer and
slackened off during the winter so that when the garden was divided into plots there were only about half-a-dozen of us. Now in the Summer Term membershp has again grown but people joining Jate arc having to cultivate new plots.
We have had to stop holding our Tuesday dinner-hour' indoor meetings' because of small attendances and the group is now a wholly practical one. Some of our members are managing without a theory period but others cannot tell a rake from a hoc. I think when their crops fail they will cry out for 'indoor meetings'.
Finally the group would like to thank Mr. Field for taking over at such short notice when Mr.
Shaw left, and the groundsman for his help and the loan of many of his tools.
D. V. WESTON (4 G.)



The Fencing Club
The club meetings have mainly been devoted to training the junior Team viz. A. Edwards,
S.jacques, T. Harrison and T.jeffries.
The Senior team, P. Burtenshaw, T. Beney, D. Finch, were entered for the Kent Team Championship but were, unfortunately, dismissed in the first round by the King's School, Canterbury, who were the ultimate winners. New members to join the Club this year were W. Parsons,]. Smith, C. Underhill and G. Dixon.
Mr. P. Singer who ran the Club for 3 years has gone to Walmer Secondary School. We thank him for his work on behalf of the Club and hope that he will be happy in his new school. Mr. A. S. Pitceathlv has consented to carrv on where he left off.
" T. BENEY (1. 6 Sc.)
Sailing Club
This season has seemed a little of an anti-climax after the three first class seasons under the watchful eye of M.]. Styles who has since moved on to Teachers' Training College.
Although members from the First Form were not abundant, winter theory classes were well attended but work on preparing the boats for the season went ahead slowly. The boat keepersP. Brothwell (Vice-Capt.) with]. Mitchinson on "pharos" and]. Aylen with]. Morris on "Vixen"worked hard but unfortunately received little support from the other members. Eventually the boats were launched in late May. From the start the weather was poor and a nnmber of evening sessions had to be cancelled; yet in spite of this progress was good and P. Chambers and M. Lindsley must be congratulated on passing their helmsman's tests. The latter also passed his Scout's helmsman's tests, showing outstanding knowledge of local sailing conditions.
During the Spring Term, "Invicta" was sold to P. Chambers who very generollSly lets the club use it still for instruction. Throughout the year most of the members worked on a new "Enterprise" dinghy ("Miss Fytte") which, under Mr. Large's expert guidance, has developed into a first class boat which we hope will de well in local races. It is in the air that the club is to have a 16 ft. "Bosun" dinghy by next season. I am sure the idea will be heartily welcomed.
]. & A. Mitchinson have recently bought P. Hemmings's Fleetwind "Scallywag" in which I am sure they wi1l do the school credit. P. Hemmings has since obtained a Hornet (the fourth one now in Dover) but seems to spend most of his time moaning about the work he has to put into it!
In june two "Herons" entered for the race run by Sandwich Bay Sailing Club up the River Stour from Pegwell Bay. ]. Aylcn and]. Morris obtained 5th place in "Vixen", but R. Fancourt and A. Mitchinson in "pharos" broke a rigging screw and were unplaced. P. Brothwell who crewed for M.]. Styles was 2nd.
Results: Nat. School Championships 1964-M.]. Styles and P. Brothwell, 1st.
Int. Schools' Championships I964-M.]. Styles, 2nd.
Match v. Maidstone Grammar School (away), Won.
R. FANCOURT, Sailing Capt. (L. 6 M.)
KENT SCHOOLS' SAILING ASSOCIATION COUNTY REGATTA Ralllsgatc-Jttly 3rd
By competing in and winning class races at the Schools' County Regatta the school Club has, in the past few years earned a place at the National Schools' Regatta and has had the additional satisfaction of helping the Kent team keep the premier trophy, the Mount Haes Cup, for two years.
A report of this year's (lualifying regatta at Ramsgate is a sad tale.
We trailed five dinghies to Ramsgate (about 400 miles of motoring!) and entered a first class team, only to repeat our disastrous performance of 1961, when, in a strong tide and light wind, all the Herons failed to reach, let alone cross, the starting line.
Again the tide was strong and the wind light and the school Herons just not powerful enuugh
to beat the tide.
R. Fancourt finally got away in the first race in Herons and K. Belfield made a gnod show in Fleetwinds. Both could easily have won their class race had they not gone on past,the finishing line sailing the wrong course!



With that mistake our chances of a trip to the National Schools' Regatta at Chasewater faded and it was a small consolation that on aggregate K. Belfield and S. Hosking were second in the Fleetwind Class, and R. Fancourt and J. Hogg third in the Handicap Class.
No doubt these setbacks have some moral value, however hard they are to bear. Certain it is
that we have learned a little more about sailing in a tideway.
THE BEVAN CUP RACES FOR SINGLE-HANDED HELMSMEN
This year's event was notable in several ways. First, after a week of strong wind and rain the weather cleared up for July 13th, an occasional holiday, and a light South Westerly breeze and smooth sea provided almost ideal conditions.
By 9.0 a.m. the boats were rigged and ready to launch, this in itself being remarkable since on
most Saturdays they are never ready before ro.o a.m.
Twelve helmsmen were ready for the start, the greatest number of qualified single-handers we
have had so far.
The first heat of six was confined to the less experienced members sailing the school Herons, privately owned Fleetwinds, a British Moth and Y.W. Knockabout. Despite the mixed fleet finish
times (corrected to P.H.S.A. handicaps) were close, the winner with a lead of 42 seconds.
1st A. Mitchinson. Fleetwind. 'Scallyway' (Privately owned).
2nd P. Chambers. Heron. 'Invicta' (" ,,).
3rd M. Lindsley. Heron. 'Vixen' (Club owned).
In the same boats heat 2 was well worth watching. The start was excellent and there was somc
intelligent use of tidal streams.
Again the finishes were close.
1st P. Brothwell. Heron. 'pharos' (Club owned).
2nd J. Mitchinson. Fleetwind. 'Scallywag' (Privately owned).
3rd ]. Aylen. Moth. 'Pet' (" ,,).
The final race was complicated by a running start, but it was nevertheless competently handled
by all of the crews.
The race itself developed into a battle between A. Mitchinson in a borrowed Fleetwind, 'Zoom',
and]. Aylen in a borrowed Moth. Both gave an excellent display of dinghy handling and it was the worst of ]uck that Tony Mitchinson should capsize on the run fifty yards short of the finishing
line.
Although attention had been concentrated on this pair the three slower Herons had enjoyed a
close race astern with P. Brothwell, the most experienced, confidently leading most of the way.
On corrected time he showed a lead of 4! minutes on the Fleetwind and the Moth and so won the Bevan Trophy for the second time. Special credit goes to the newcomers, M. Linds]ey and P. Chambers in 'Vixen' and 'Invicta' respectively. They followed him over the line within a few seconds.
As OffIcer of the Day I have rarely spent a more enjoyable day. Supervision was ably carried out by the Sailing Captain, R. Fancourt, and, most important to me, all the helmsmen concerned gave a most competent demonstration of small boat handling, completely dispelling the pessimism which lingered from the Ramsgate fiasco of ten days before.
t.CL.
OTHER RESULTS
ROYAL CINQUE PORTS YACHT CLUB REGATTA.
Herons. 1st P. Brothwell. 'Pharos'.
2nd ]. Aylen. 'Vixen'.
Fleetwind. 1st K. Belfield. 'Zoom'.
SOUTH EASTERN AREA FLEET WIND CHAMPIONSHIP.
)th K. Relfield. 'Zoom'.



Sports Day
Only a compulsive gambler would have put money on the chances of the day's events ever beginning, but the competitors, who did not relish the idea of another postponement, or the day's lessons, rushed to the changing rooms before asking whether the events were to be held. The Spartan athletes ignored the rain, wind and depressing gloom-hardly an improvement on the conditions of the previous Friday-while the other competitors huddled about in groups, from time to time glancing up at the ominous canopy of cloud.
Yet even the Englishman's best friend could not lessen the spectators' appreciation of the standard maintained in the 13-15 age group high jump by Hall, who, in raising the record to 4 ft. 10 in., inspired Baker, struggling gallantly against such an opponent, to equal the old record. Although drizzle had stopped at last, some competitors were wary of the conditions underfoot and indeed in the first 75 yards hurdles race, Gaven slid into the first barrier. Spectators moved to help him but he jumped up and finished the race with blood staining his vest. The 120 yards high hurdles drew the crowd into a dense wall, roaring encouragement as Lord and Pullan raced neck and neck for the tape, a tie.
The afternoon session began with a record-breaking run by Chapman in the 200 yards low hurdles. The sprints produced interesting, if comparatively slow, contests in which Rainsley and Saunders completed the 'double'-both IQ:) and 220 yards. Chapman established another record, this time in the 110 yards hurdles, rounding off a successful day for which he was rewarded with the Championship cup. His hurdling and Murton's wins in the 15-17 mile and 440 yards, and in the senior 880 yards were outstanding in a field of competitors whose mediocrity was not entirely due to the weather. Stevenson, captaiu of Priory, was obviously superbly fit and fully deserved his Senior Championship.
Despite the difficulties experienced by all four Houses in filling the spaces caused by the unfortunate, though unavoidable, timing of the events most of the gaps were plugged by the hard core of
enthusiasts, but in some instances these were merely moves to pick up the numerous points awarded merely for competing. The failing of the system of having separate events for first and second strings was shown by the [Kt that in onc race the person who was offIcially placed fifth clocked the fastest time, breaking the record.
Finals scores were Astor 358; Frith 379t; Park 448; Priory 453t
, J. D. BARRETT (L 6 M.)
W. GARIUTY (L 6 Se.)
Soccer
1ST XI
This year saw an innovation which proved as successful as it was interesting. For the first time the senior eleven played on after Christmas into the Spring Term mainly against adult teams from the Dover area. The promise of the early part of the season was maintained to such an extent that it can be said without exaggeration that the School's performance this year was as high as it has been for many years. The reason for this is that many players were already very experienced and so able to carry the side until the newcomers matured. The final figures compare very favourably with those of the best school elevens in England.
As these figures indicate the team's real strength was in the forward line. But it would be unfair to draw too much attention to this, or to select any particular player for special praise. It was essentially a team success and the understanding and precision of half-backs and defence served time and again as a solid base from which successful attacks could be mounted.
There were perhaps occasions when the defence lost some of its cohesion, but these were early
in the season. Towards the end even the most discerning would have found difficulty in faulting it.
As Captain, T. Glanville was invariably firm in his control of the team and inspiring in perfonnance. Along with M. johncock he was chosen to represent Kent at the Bognor Festival. In addition Glanville attended the highly-selective Schools' EA. week at Cambridge.
Full colours were re-awarded to Glanville and newly awarded to Gilbert, Pullan, Anderson, Johncock, Allen, Whiteoak and Attwood. Representative colours went to Mitchell, Kay, Williams and Morgan.
Plaved 24; Won 16; Drawn 4; Lost 4.
, CLE.



2ND XI
The 2nd XI el_oyed a highly successful season which reflected the depth of football ability in the
Upper School. The record of the team was twice blemished by opponents of undistinguished calibre through some most uncharacteristic mistakes by the defence, which otherwise was very tight and
formed a powerful foundation on which the forwards were able to scheme and score some 90 goals.
Although the success of the team must be attributed primarily to football ability, determination and
enthusiasm were always prominent. Onc pleasing factor in the team's performance was its ability
and determination to keep playing strongly when comfortably leading, a situation very much in
evidence during the season. Competition for a place in the side was intense and during the season
no less than 26 boys were played in various permutations. Team spirit was excellent and everyone
who played in the team enjoyed himself. Nothing more could be asked for.
Played 14; Won 12; Lost 2.
G. MIllAR (U. 6.)
UNDER 15 XI
Altogether this was a very successful season. We did not lose a match throughout and kept
practically the same team as we have had for the past three seasons. Our only problem was to find
a settled forward line after we had had a few positional changes.
Three boys (Bent, Hover and Briggs) represented Dover Boys throughout the season. Bent
went on to represent Kent, captaining the side once.
The team was: Hover, King, Kemsley, Terry, Bent (Capt.), Pearce, Wood, Brothwell, Durrant,
Briggs, McMahon. Res: Clark, Bumstead, Weymouth.
D. F. BENT (4 T.)
The fmal playing record is rather flattering to the side because the opposition was not of a high
standard. On the other hand the side is to be commended for its teamwork which created an amazing
number of goal-scoring chances. Had the forward line taken more advantage of these chances the
goal tally could have been doubled.
M.J.C
Played 7; Won 6; Drawn T.
UNDER 14 XI
The season started quite well but towards the end of the term suffered a few defeats which started
when our star player, Thomas, left. Our greatest victory was against St. Edmund's School, Canter
bury, 8-0 and our greatest defeat was by Harvey Grammar School, 6--0. The wing-men Beeden
and Frost contributed a lot to our victories, while the inside-forwards, Durrant and Phillips, played
well, helping the defence when in trouble. Flood at centre-forward also played well, but hesitated
in shooting. Bowyer, Dixon and Marsh held the defence together well in the half-back line.
Our trouble lay in the full-backs, but sometimes even they had their good matches. The team was chosen from the following: Marsh (Capt.), Skingle, Dean, Dry, Dyer, Marchant, Dutton, Bowyer, Warren, Dixon, Beden, Durrant, Flood, Phillips, Frost, Mills and Thomas.
Played 12; Won 5; Lost 5; Drawn 2.
M. F. MARSH (3 X.)
UNDER 13 XI
On the whole this was quite a successful season. We won most of our games in the autUmn
term, and got to the final of the local Intermediate Cup during the spring term. This Final was
played at Crabble on 5th April and we lost 5-2 to Astor School. Flood played very well in that
game, scoring both goals to put us twice in front. Kemp excelled in the defence.
Besides the Intermediate Cup rounds we played one match in the second term against Canterbury Technical School, in which we were beaten, but this was perhaps due to the fact that there was an U. 13 Rugby match on the same day.



In the first round of the Intermediate Cup we beat Archers Court 5-0, and in the second
round we were the victors against St. Edmund's (5-1).
Our centre- or inside-forward Flood was chosen to play for Dover Boys, along with Nash and Morris-three very good players. Russell also played well for our team and scored many goals. (Summers captained the side quietly and capably-R.H.P.).
The following played for us: Lawrence, Barling, Morris, Hinton, Kemp (Vice-Capt.), Summers
(Capt.), Ridgwell, Elder, Amos, Silk, Russell, Flood, Nash.
Played 7; Won 4; Lost 3.
J. SUMMERS (2 A.)
UNDER 12 XI
Most of our victories were fairly easy ones with the exception of the games played against Harvey Grammar School. At home we were beaten 2- I but the game at Harvey Grammar School was in
the nature of a ding-dong affair. Our boys seemed to be thoroughly roused and although one of our goals was a gift, they deserved to win.
Boys who have represented the Under 12 XI: Towe (Capt.), Hastie (Vice-Capt.), Allcock, Horton, Hopkins, Smallwood, Fordham, Gill, King, Johnson, Comley, Beeby, Penney, Williams, O'Dwyer, Williams, P., Akers, Roberts.
Played IQ; Won 8; Lost I; Drawn I.
A.5.P.
Rugby
1ST XV
Despite rather pessimistic predictions from members of last year's team, a comparatively young 1st XV enjoyed a highly successful season, winning five matches out of six with three cancelled because of rain.
We were perhaps fortunate that our first match was against an inexperienced Royal Marines' side; for had the
opposition been more formidable it is certain that the lack of fitness amongst the forwards would have caused an early defeat. However, as the season went on the forwards began to work well together whilst the backs developed a good understanding by fully utilising their superior speed.
Having swept teams from the Borstal, Christ's Church College and the Junior Leaders before us we found a fit, experienced and well-drilled King's fifteen a formidable contrast, but did well to score eight points against their sixteen. Furthermore, our ever-improving cohesion as a team was severe! y tested in the last match of the season against the Old Boys. Undoubtedly, the saviour of the match was Bishop whose tactical kicking should have been rewarded more often in the form of tries. Praise too, must go to the forwards in general, who played well as a unit, often taking advantage of the Old Bovs' lack of team work.
. llthough individual skill was far from lacking, the success of the season can clearly be attributed to the team's ability to play as a unit of fifteen men. Henllnings and Bishop proved a successful pair at half back whilst the three-quarters, Grosse, Stevenson, Millar and SolJis were always willing to run with the ball despite a clear reluctauce to pass it around. In the forwards, Crombie and M. Cook always worked hard to gain possession up front whilst the back row, especialJy Garrity, covered well and proved fearless tacklers. In conclusion, the gratitude of the team should be expressed to Jarvis, our captain, who excelled himself as a leader and was invaluable in the lineouts.
Full Colours were re-awarded to Sollis, Hosking, Pond and Jarvis. Full Colours were newly awarded to Garrity, Millar, and M. Cook. Representative Colours were awarded to Crombie, Stevenson, Grosse, Hemmings, Azoulay, Wi!liams, Burtenshaw and Ratcliff.
Those who played were: Jarvis (Capt.), Crombie, M. Cook, Pond, Hosking, Garritv, Azoulay, Allerton, Ratcliff, I. Dean, Harris, Hemmings, Bishop, Sollis, Millar, Grosse, Stevenson, WiJliams, Burtenshaw, Long, and J. Cook.
Played 6; Won 5; Lost I.
J. R. POND (L. 6 M.)



2ND XV
This season was a disappointing one for the second fifteen though I suppose the results were
moderately good when due consideration is given to the disruptive influences, mainly calls upon us
by the ftrSt fifteen, with which we had to contend. After a disappointing start when we lost narrowly
to Deal Secondary School we had a morale-boosting win over Hartsdown. Perhaps the strangest
game we played was against the Y.M.e.A. whose side seemed to contain the complete 1st XV though
the percentage was in reality nearer 75%' Apart from a disastrous match against King's School
Canterbury, when we lost some regulars to the first fIfteen, the rest of the games were quite good from
our viewpoint, thanks largely to the part played by Mr. Peacock, our 'manager', whose tactical talks
were most useful and whose loss the rugby players will surely bewail, and to the part played by M. Webb, the Captain.
Unfortunately the weather cut our games down to seven, four of which we won, three we lost,
scoring 85 points to 49 in the process.
The following played for the team: M. Webb (Capt.), Burtenshaw, Chapman, Rutherford,
Barrett, Lord, Falconer, Goodburn, Swatton, Batty, Lodge, Harris, Morgan, Long, Smith, Jones,
Anderson, Fleming, Allcock.
Played 7: Won 4: Lost 3.
P. J. BURTENSHAW (M. 6 M.)
UNDER 15 XV
This year's team played very well and it was only because of iI_ury or absence that it did not win more games. In April two teams were entered in the Broadstairs 7-a-side Tournament, the
"B" team being unfortunately beaten in the finals by Chatham House. Those who played were:
Bartlett, Roser, Robinson, Briggs, Brazier, Greig, Allcock (Capt.), Durrant, Wood, Bruce, Brothwell, Thorne, Hover, Bent, McMahon, Richardson, Langlev, Pearce, Bumstead, Terrv, Buhlman.
Played 8: Won 3; Lost 5. ' '
P. J. ALLCOCK (4 B.)
UNDER 14 XV
The under 14 team were somewhat flattered by their results. Faced by weak opposition they
completely failed to play as a team, and this weakness would have been fatal against better teams.
Individually there were some notable performers, but generally there was a singular lack of support
for their efforts at vital moments.
The team was drawn from: Williams, Dutton, Ritchie, Daniels, Skingle, Marsh, Cable, Jones,
Phillips, Brazier, Brown, Hall, Rainsley, McHugh, Elgar and Parkin.
Played 5; Won 5.
P.S.
UNDER 13 XV
Apart from the fact that we never fielded our strongest team, we had quite a successful season.
Out of fIve matches played three were won and two were lost, both of which were against Sir Roger
Manwood's School. Bruce, who scored two tries, was leading try scorer, and Flood and Morris
each got one. Summers excelled in kicking, with two conversions and four penalties to his credit
(he also scored over half our points). Nash, Hinton, Kemp and Wilcox also showed promise.
The boys who played were: Flood (Capt.), Summers (Vice-Capt.), Nash, Wilcox, Bruce, Hinton,
Ainger, Piddlesden, Greenfield, May, Ridgcwell, Batty, Amos, Best, Kemp, Elder, Moore, Morris
and Duncan.
Played 5; Won 3; Lost 2.
e. FLOOD (2 A.)
e. HINTON (2 A.)



Cricket
1ST XI
The first eleven enjoyed limited success this season. The opening bowlers, Morgan and Murton, did well and both received full colours along with Wellard, the captain, Mitchell and Glanville. The bowling was of a good standard, with Murton, Morgan, Andrews and Mitchell each taking five wickets in a match. The main weakness was brittle batting; Palmer, Mitchell and Morgan played some good innings but they generally lacked support. The fielding improved throughout the season and was of a high standard by the cnd of the term. W ellard kept wicket well. The team spirit was always good, and we arc indebted to T. Wright, our scorer, who kept up our morale throughout the season.
Representative colours were awarded to Gibbs, Andrews, Atkins, Flood, Kay, Palmer and
Russell.
Played 10; Won 3; Drew 4; Lost 3.
P. M. ANDREWS (5 A.)
2ND XI
This year's results have been, to coin a phrase, Ha bit sad" when compared with the excellent results secured last year. However, the team has enjoyed the matches, surely the most important consideration, and each member has learned a great deal.
The main feature of the season has been the un predictability of the batsmen, for, while the bowlers, especially Shiel, Liddell and Flood, have bowled well, only Dyer has batted consistently, other batsmen gaining one big score between a story of Iow ones. This has proved something of a mixed blessing, as a stand could take place equally between the first or last pair.
Those representing the 2nd XI have been Burtenshaw (Capt.), Edwards, Dyer, Liddell, Flood,
Shiel, Ellis, Falconer, Cooper, Sandham, Taylor, Frampton, Snashall, Reader, Pay, Smith.
Plaved9; Won3; Drawn 2; Lost 4.
. P. J. BURTENSHAW (M. 6 M.)
UNDER 15 XI
The under 15 XI have had a quite successful season, winning four of their matches. For batting we relied largely on Durrant, who was well supported by Clark, Drake, and Coleman while Hover and Parkinson among others contributed good scores lower down the order. The bowling was reasonably steady with Durrant and Hover the most successful. Our fielding was apt to become a little ragged under pressure but was otherwise fairly competent. The team showed excellent spirit and we were fortunate in having a number of reserves who stepped in and performed very creditably on occasions when regular members of the side were unable to play. Durrant captained the side very efficiently.
The following played for the team: Durrant, Coleman, Clark, Drake, Kemsley, Langley,
Hover, Bent, Briggs, Richardson, Parkins on , Wood, Bowley, O'Donovan, McDade, Pearce.
Played H; Won 4; Lost 4.
R.N.W.
UNDER 14 XI
This season has been one of mixed fortune, since we won three matches and lost three. Those won were done so very convincingly and those lost were due to ill luck rather than bad play. The team remained the same for most g:l1nes, but when athletic and cricket matches coincided we were forced to make changes.
The bowling rested on the shoulders of Garner, Shepherd and Goodwin, the first taking 23 wickets for 101 runs (average 4.5). The batting honours were shared equally by most members of the team, with Brown, Durrant, Bowyer and Garner the most prominent. The standard of fielding has been about average although on one occasion bad fielding lost the match.
The most surprising thing about this season has been the weather-no matches have been
cancelled or postponed.
Team members included: Bowyer (Capt.), Brown, Carter, Coles, Dry, Durrant, P. Flood,
Garner, Goodwin, Luff, Meehan, Dean, Robinson, Shepherd, Summers, C. Flood, Middleton.
Played 6; Won3; Lost 3.
M. DURRANT (3 A.)



UNDER 13 XI
For the first time we have fielded an Under 13 XI. A depleted Castlemount XI was easily
defeated and a close match against Canterbury Technical School was won.
Summers is an accurate bowler and good fielder, Hinton turns his haud and wrist when he bowls and may develop usefully, while Burgess is a promising batsman. Flood is an all-round cricketer
of some abilitv.
Next sea_on we hope it will be possible to arrange more matches.
Played 2; Won 2.
K.H.R.
UNDER 12 XI
The mainstay of the XI this year centred round three boys: J. Hopkins (Capt.), D. Towe and R. Hastie. Cowley proved a competent wicket-keeper. Much of our success was due to excellent fielding and the steady batting and bowling of Hopkins and Towe.
Played 5; Won 4; Lost I.
A.S.P.
Cross-Country Running
I quote from a previous Pharos: "Enthusiasm and fitness combined to make a most successful season". Despite periodic trouble in getting together a team this year, we can claim to have nearly matched our illustrious predecessors. However, if we compare favourably with them by results, we cannot equal their enthusiasm or fitness; the hard nucleus of
cross-country runners has diminished once again this year, though there are several potentially excellent atheletes who have filled up the places when necessary, but it is a sorry position, we find ourselves in, when only six boys from Dover Grammar School take on a full team for opposition.
The first match against the Junior Leaders was narrowly lost, and there was no opportunity for revenge since the soldiers were at a later time indisposed. Nev'?rtheless the team had a resounding success against Pilgrims School in December, a victory which was repeated at the end of the Spring Term. Because of illness our first match against Sir Roger Manwood's, held on their wind-swept, swamp-infested course, was lost by one point, but thanks are sincerely due to Stevenson, Millar and Fletcher, the last proving to be a most loyal member for the rest of the season, for turning out at such short notice. In the S.E. Kent Championship the school virtually walked the senior section; Bishop, Lawrence, Gregory, Elphick and Dyer, as a result were selected for the area senior team, Clark and Bruce for the intermediate. In February at Folkestone on an icy day and over a tough course against a remarkably strong field of runners, the school managed to gain fifth place out of eighteen schools: but once again only six of our people ran. In the remaining matches, Harvey Grammar School were defeated eonvincing]y twice, and similar was the fate of the Duke of York's School.
At the Kent Championships, which indicated how good a team really existed, Bishop, Dyer
and Gregory all came in within thirty places, a fine achievement considering the opposition. (Bishop himself ran for the county in the National Championships at Colchester-N.S.H.)
Colours were rc-awarded to Bishop and newly awarded to Lawrence, Elphick, Gregory and
Dyer. Representative colours went to Fletcher.
J. BISHOP (M. 6 M.)
Athletics
This season the standard of athletics has not lived up to expectation, and we were unable to win an y of the school matches. However, this does not mean that we have not had an y good individuals. Murton in the 880 yds. has had a successful season, so too have Sanders (220 yds.), Bishop (Mile), Hosking (High Jump), Hover (Discus), Chapman (Hurdles) and Stevenson (440 yds.).



The first match was away to the Duke of York's, Sir Roger Manwood's and Simon Langton at Guston on 12th May. The School came 4th in the seniors and 3rd in the Juniors. None of the times was outstanding, but Murton, an intermediate running for the senior team, won the 880 yds. and Stevenson won the 440 yds.
The next match was at home against Simon Langton's and Manwood's. Here the school were more successful, the seniors being placed second, and the juniors first. For the seniors Murton, Stevenson and Bishop performed well and in the juniors Clark was outstanding.
The next match was at Chatham House where eight schools competed. The standard was very
high and Bishop gained our only 1st place, in the mile, in the excellent time of 4 mins. 47.8 secs.
On 22nd May the intermediate and junior teams competed at the Duke of York's School where they gained 3rd and 2nd places respectively. Hare, Flood (Junior), Chapman, Hover and Hall won their events.
Probably our best performance of the season was in the South East Kent Championship at the Duke of York's School on 2nd June. In this match Sanders, Pond, Murton, Hover, Garner, Stevenson, Hoskins, Chapman, Ritchie and Hall won their events. New Records were set by Sanders (220 yds., 23.9 secs.), Murton (880 yds., 2 mins. 6.3 secs.), Stevenson (440 yds., 52.8 secs.), Chapman
(110 yds. hurdles, 15.7 secs.), and Ritchie (440 yds., 59.2 secs.). These boys were also selected to
compete in the Kent Championships at Gillingham.
On 12th June the school competed in a triangular match at Dover College, against the home team and Chatham House. The Seniors were third and the Juniors second. For the senior team Stevenson won the 440 yds., and in the juniors Hover won the Long Jump, Discus, Shot, and came 2nd in the High Jump, an excellent achievement.
The Kent Schools' Championships were held at Gillingham on 26th June, and Murton gained 2nd place in the Intermediate 880 yds., beating the previous record. He has since been selected to run for Kent in the All England Championships, and we wish him the very best of luck.
On 3rd July the Powell Trophy meeting for Juniors was held at Astor Secondary School, and
here the School were placed second to the Duke of York's School.
The final match was held at the Duke of York's School and eight schools competed. Many
of our athletes were unable to produce their best form and the school was placed 7th.
Full colours were awarded to Stevenson, Sanders, Murton, Bishop, Hoskins, Johncock. Repre
sentative colours go to Harris, Millar, Chapman, Pond, Burtenshaw, Gregory.
One unfortunate aspect of the season was the fact that many of our athletes, although talented, were unwilling to train hard enough, as indeed they must, if they are to succeed in the exacting standards of competition that now exist in this area.
B. 1. STEVENSON (L. 6 M.)
Basketball
The great popularity of basketball in the school has in no way decreased during the last year; in fact, the tournament organised as part of the Lent Appeal would seem to prove the opposite of this. Over 20 teams entered the tournament, which was played with a system of handicapping according to age. The result was victory for L. 6 M. who defeated M. 6 Sc. in the final.
AGainst teams from other schools, the first team was this year undefeated. The toughest matches were those against Simon Langton, which we won by 7 pts. and 4 pts. respectively, and the away match against Dover College, which we won by only I pr., though we won the return match 63-33. In addition, the team reached the semi-final of the Kent Schools' Knock-Om Competition.
Five of the season's matches were played against adult teams. Our record of 4 lost and only I won does not seem very impressive unless one realises that the margin in two of these lost matches was 2 pts. and 3 pts. In addition to this, the team topped its pool in a friendly tournament at Canterbury, defeating teams from two League Clubs.
The overall results of our season were as follows: Played 18; Won 14; Lost 4.
The team scored over 900 points, the top score in one 1;1atch being 106.
Highest individual scorers were: Williams 202 pts.,Jarvis (who played reguJarly for Kent U. 19
team) 188 pts., and Pond IS!.
Full colours were re-awarded to Williams, Jarvis and Gibbs and were newly awarded to Pond
and Johncock.
Representative colours were awarded to Herman, Peall, Kay, Dean and Morgan.



I should like also to take this opportunity to thank Brewster, Folwell and Summersell for their
work as scorers and time-keepers.
In the House Matches, Frith's senior team was undefeated, and so was Priory's Junior team.
Marks awarded for the House Championship were:
Frith 18
Priory 14 Astor 8 Park 7 A. R. WILLIAMS (U. 6)
UNDER 16 TEAM Played 6; Won I; Lost 5.
Our record is not quite as bad as the results suggest. Two of the matches were against older
opponents, and all of the others were hard fought tussles, especia1ly the away game against Simon
Langton, which they only won after extra time.
Our only success of the season-at home against the Co1lege-avoided a complete series of
defeats.
Players: Anderson and Pea1l (captains), Aldridge, DuHield, Folwell, Knott, Kuccuckkayalar,
Murton and Swatton.
J. A. PEALL
B. J. ANDERSON
UNDER 15 TEAM Played 7; Won 5; Lost 2.
Early enthusiasm was tremendous, and trials and practices were well attended. Although a
number of fixtures fell through and the Broadstairs tournament was cancelled, interest was well
maintained and neither of the two games was lost through any lack of spirit.
Both games against St. Edmund's were won, and one of the two matches against both Hillside
and Harvey. In the Kent Schools' Knock-mJt Competition, the team beat Upbury Manor in the
first round but were then put out by Hillside.
Team: Hover (captain), Allcock, Bent, Briggs, Brothwe1l, I. Clark, C. Clark, Durranr, Johnson,
King, Langley, O'Donovan, Pearce, Perks, Terry, Thorne and Weston.
Gymnastics
There has probably been a greater variety of gymnastic activity for a larger part of the year than
ever before. It has been due to the formation of the Kent Schools' Gvmnastics Association and to
the school having been asked to supply display teams during the suml_ler term.
In the Kent Schools' Trampoline Championship at Dartford, we had a more successful result
than ever before. Eleven teams were entered in the Under 15 section, and our boys (Akehursr,
P. Condon, Pea1l, Terrry and Thorne) were placed second. Akehurst was our highest placed individ
ual being sixth.
We entered two teams in the fIrSt Kent Schools' Gymnastics Championships. The seniors
performed we1l on the floor but failed badly on the vaults, and were placed second. The juniors
were more consistent but had far more competition in their section. They finished fourth, although
only 1. T points behind the second team. J. Peall (senior) and J. Condon (junior) were our most
successful individuals.
Frith again dominated the house gymnastic competitions, winning both sections by small
margll1s.
RESULTS
Seniors Individuals
Frith 575.8 points Crick 119.2 points (Pascall Cup)
Park 566.4" P. CondoD 113.3 "
Priory 530.6 " Peall II2.4 "
Astor 483.8 "



Juniors Individuals
Frith _47 points Edwards 125 points
Park 844" Greenfield 124"
Priory 714 " Kemp 116"
Astor 460"
Crick was re-awarded his colours and Peall and Condon newly awarded theirs.
Practice for selected groups from junior and senior clubs continued into the summer term as
preparation for displays. Dairy Festivals were being staged at centres throughout the country by the Milk Marketing Board with the slogan, 'Time for Sport', and we were invited to take part at Margate. We gave two displays of vaulting, floorwork and trampolining. We were fortunate in working with Mr. Dennis Home, the national trampoline team coach, who visited the school to help us with our preparation. He introduced us to Spaceball, a fascinating new game played on a trampoline with elaborate extra fittings. His valuable guidance and encouragement were much appreciated.
Our second display was at the Kent Agricultural Show at Maidstone. As part of a large number of exhibits of educational activities in the county, our team of P. Condon, Peall, Thome, Terry, Luff, Edwards, Beeden and Warren demonstrated trampoline work. Eight performances were given throughout the two days, and back home in the evenings we were able to see snatches of our work on the regional programmes of both television channels.
A.O..
Swimming
Swimming has continued on the usual basis with one hourly visit per week to the Duke of
York's School bath. We are once again indebted to the Commandant for allowing us this facility.
It was found that only fortnightly visits were possible if everyone who wished to swim was to be accommodated. The late time in the evening allotted to us excluded many boys who lived outside Dover, and we shared the bath with the local scouts. However, in spite of all these dilticulties, some useful instruction has been carried out for the benefit of both non-swimmers and the more expert.
Seven bovs took the test for the A.S.A. Schools' Medallist award, and were successful. They
were Duncan:Greig, Hogg,Jones, Kemp, Luff and McHugh. .
We have had two school matches. In the first, a junior team travelled to Walmer to swim against the secondary school in the Deal Schools' bath. On this occasion, our boys were too strong for their hosts who were competing for the first time, but there was every indication of a strong team in the future. In the second match at Simon Langton School, the positions were reversed, and both junior and senior competitors were outswum in practically every event.
For the third year running we were successful in winning the relay race organised by Dover Lifeguard Club for the Coronation Shield. Members of our team were: Reason (captain), Buhlman, Fagg and T. Jones.
SWIMMING SPORTS
The swimming sports were held early in the summer term in three parts on consecutive Thursday evenings. Each house managed to turn out unusually complete teams, and there was abundant enthusiasm. One new record was set up by Hosking in the Butterfly event.
RESULTS
UNDER 14
25m. Free Style: Martin, Woodbridge, Wilson, Beal .. 21.6s.
som. Free Style: Fagg, Duncan, Hall, Smith 4. os.
25m. Breast Stroke: Luff, Martin, Whitehead, Kelly 24.2S.
25m. Back Stroke: Fagg, Kemp, Woodland, Hal!' 23. 8s.
Relay: Park, Astor, Priory . . <)1. 8s.
Junior Champion: Fagg (Astor)
14-16
25m. Free Style: Reason, Condon, Pearce, Terry 17. 8s.
som. Free Style: Jones and Buhlman, Catt, McHugh . . . . 3<). 9s.
lOom. Free Style: Jones, Buhlman, Greig, Pearce 96.2S.
som. Breast Stroke: Hogg, Buhlman, Dunkley, Weston 51.9s.
som. Back Stroke: Clark, Reason, Catt, Skingle.. 48.3s.
Relay: Park, Frith, Astor, Priory 78. IS.
Intermediate Champion: Buhlman (Priory)



OVER 16
25m. Free Style: Grosse, Pond, Stevenson, Stark 17. 9s.
som. Free Style: Dixon, Hemmings, Burtenshaw, Summersell .. 37. 6s.
200m. Free Style: Hosking, Stark, Bishop.. .. .. 4m. 0.5S.
som. Breast Stroke: Pond, Carter, Burtenshaw, Lofts 45. Rs.
lOom. Breast Stroke: Pond, Wells, Hemmings, Summersell .. 116. 3s.
som. Back Stroke: Waters, Hemmings, Dobby, Campbell.. 50.2s.
Relav: Priorv, Frith, Park, Astor 71.0S.
Seni_r Champion: Pond' (Frith)
OPEN
25m. Butterfly: Hosking, Dixon, Hogg .. .. 17.6s.
A.O.E.
House Notes
AS TOR
At the beginning of the Autumn Term wc welcomed thirty new boys to Astor House and hope
they will continue as they have begun by making the welfare of the House one of their primary considerations in the coming years. By their endeavours Astor could again win the Championship
Shield.
At this point it would not be invidious to mention the record ofl. P. Johnson (I Y.). In addition to his prowess at soccer and cricket he gained five 'C' standards in athletics and delighted the visitors
on Sports Day by his speed in the track events. We also congratulate Fagg (3 A.) on winning the
Junior Swimming Championship.
These notes are written before the House cricket matches have been played. As we have few
outstanding cricketers among the seniors it looks as though we shall again be bottom in the Championships. The intermediate and junior sections of the House have done reasonably well this year but
unfortunately many of the upper school have shown little or no interest and it was discouraging to fmd that, on Sports Day, no competitors were entered for three field events.
Success should come next year if greater support is given to cross-country running, swimming,
basketball and in the P.T. competition.
Wc congratulate Hover (4 T.) on his splendid record on Sports Day.
At the end of the Spring Term we were sorry to lose Mr. R. Peacock who had been with us for H years. We wish him great happiness and success in his new appointment at Shenstone College,
Worcester.
We shall have to bid farewell at the end of the Summer Term to Mr. M. Hopkins. As in the case of Mr. Peacock we shall miss his wisdom and help on the sports field and look forward to the day when he will bring a team of girl hockey players from Folkestone to play our seniors!
A. D. GROSSE (L. 6 Se.)
FRITH
With only a few cricket matches remaining it seems certain that we shall carry off the coveted House Championship for the sixth consecutive year. This is a fme achievement on which we can congratulate ourselves. This year we won basketball, cross-country, gymnastics, athletics, and rugby
and came close seconds in both soccer and swimming. Special mention must be made of the Senior
Basketball team which preserved its unbeaten record, and our surprise victory in athletics, which
in recent years has been our weakness. With no outstandingly versatile sportsmen in the House
this year, our success can be attributed to teamwork and enthusiasm. The vast majority of boys realized that the House competitions were organised solely for their enjoyment and not as another
burden of school life. Although this is our moment of triumph, I think it would be wise to sound
a warning that wc shall only succeed next year if enthusiasm and teamwork arc as strong as they have
been this year.
I am sure that all members of Frith would like to thank Mr. Jacques and the other House masters for the co-operation and support they have given during the past year, and those of us who are leaving wish you every success in the House competition next year.
G. J. MILLAR (U. 6).



PARK
The House has made considerable improvement in all sports except basketball, and morale has risen rapidly throughout. The Middle School has probably contributed most to the improvement this year, and signs are not wanting that the Junior School may follow suit. Moreover, the Upper School was more actively engaged this year, so that not all of the work fell on a few shoulders.
Two achievements stand out; the atheltics standards, in which we have always made a good showing, this year made a considerable impact on the final result; and we managed to repeat our success in swimming, much of it due to Dobby's example and his efiicient organisation.
We have been well served by almost all our various captains of sport, who have given generously of their time and effort and this helped to revive and strengthen House spirit. We may look forward with some confidence to further success-provided that we work for it!
R.W.M.
PRIORY
This year has been, on the whole, quite a favourable onc from Priory's point of view, and at the time of writing, we are only eighteen points behind the leaders, Frith, with cricket sti]] to be contested.
We started off the year extremely well, winning soccer quite convincingly and coming close seconds in rugby, basketball and cross-country running. As far as these sports were concerned, however, the House was quite favourably endowed with talent and the results were not totally unexpected.
Our comparative success, however, did not last into the latter part of the year and we could only manage third place in gymnastics, swimming and athletics. In athletics most members of the House made a good effort to secure standard points, although we were undoubtedly still short of what could have been achieved. It is essential that all members should contribute to the success of the House and not leave the burden of winning points on the shoulders of a talented few.
Our juniors are very keen, although we are rather short of outstanding athletic talent in this part of the House. The House owes much of its success to the Senior and Intermediate sections and my thanks go to all those who have helped throughout the year with the selection and captaining of teams. I would especially like to thank B. Stevenson for his boundless energy and enthusiasm as Athletics captain and congratulate him most warmly on winning the Senior Championship.
We are sorry to have to say goodbye this year to Mr. Kendall who resigned from the Housemastership at the end of the Christmas Term. We are very grateful to him for all he has done for the House in the past years and wish him a happy retirement.
Finally, I should like to thank Mr. Woollett, who, taking over from Mr. Kendall as Priory Housemaster, has contributed a great deal of time and work to the smooth running and success of the House.
T. GLANV1lLE (M. 6 Se.)
Result of House Championship
1st Frith 296 points
2nd Priory 260 points
3rd Park 239 points
4th Astor 153 points



The Parents' Association
Chairman: Mr. R. J. Franklin, "The Firs", Glack Road, Upper Deal.
Hem. Secretary and Treasurer: Mr. D. F. Grosse, 76 Mount Road, Dover.
Collllllittee: DoZIer: Mrs. Bishop, Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. King, Mrs. Sanders,
Mr. Tutthill.
Deal: Mr. Saver.
Other Districts:' Mrs. Trice, Mrs. Waters.
The School: Dr. Hinton, Mr. Walker, Mr. Payne, Miss Beets.
Association membership continues to increase. The year 1964/65 had 607 members but there
is still room for improvement. Besides being a numerically strong organisation it is essential that
we remain a "live" organisation, and members are asked to make use of their Committee to put
forward new ideas.
Direct financial help to the School has been modest this year and only 70 has been givcn.
This was by request of the School and consequently our funds have grown larger. Thc aid we give
in the next twelve months is likely to be considerable.
Services continue to be given by the Association, light refreshments at various School functions,
and the Tuck Shop on Sports Day, have been appreciated.
The Annual General Meeting will be held at the School during October (date and time to be
announced later) and we look forward to the presence of a large number of members.
D. GROSSE,
Ho". Secretary/ Treas/lrer.