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by John Saunders
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Common Room
Topic: Archive of Old OW Newsletters
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Views: 42

Archive of Old OW Newsletters

All those splendid newsletters that Ian Clark produced as Hon.Sec. of the Old Wycombiensians between about 2001 and 2012 seem to have disappeared from the official school website. This seems a great pity as Ian put so much effort into them and he was rewarded with some really interesting contributio...
by John Saunders
Sun May 07, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Common Room
Topic: 1816: RGS Master Sacked - and Reinstated
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1816: RGS Master Sacked - and Reinstated

Just over 200 years ago, William Sproston, RGS headmaster, was dismissed by the borough corporation and then subsequently reinstated after taking them to the high court. Further down the page are the full details of the legal case as recorded in the Windsor and Eton Express , 30 June 1816. This matt...
by John Saunders
Sun May 07, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Where Are They Now?
Topic: John Camp (1944-2016)
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Views: 471

John Camp (1944-2016)

Some very sad news: John Camp died on 17 October 2016, aged 72. He was both a pupil at the school (1954-60) and a master (1967-68), and you can find some biographical information which I have compiled about him in the RGS Masters' list and the School Honours Board list . John, who was a member of th...
by John Saunders
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Common Room
Topic: Gun Incident at the RGS
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Views: 346

Gun Incident at the RGS

... and of course I've worded the title to lure you in. Nevertheless, it's perfectly true, though it happened long ago, in 1885... Accident at the Grammar School.—A distressing accident happened last week to a pupil at the Wycombe Grammar School, named Norman Hoather, a son of Mr. W. H. Hoather, man...
by John Saunders
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Common Room
Topic: 1882 Demolition of the Old School
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Views: 211

1882 Demolition of the Old School

I came upon this heartfelt letter from an old boy of the school which was published in the South Bucks Free Press, on 9 June 1882: THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL REMAINS AT THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL — LETTER FROM AN OLD PUPIL To the Editor of the “South Bucks Free Press" Sir.—In the year 1857 I had the good fortu...
by John Saunders
Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Common Room
Topic: 1912: the First Old Boys' Dinner
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Views: 307

1912: the First Old Boys' Dinner

The first Old Wycombiensians' Dinner was held at the Red Lion Hotel in High Wycombe on 17 February 1912. Here is a full report by an anonymous reporter of the South Bucks Standard. OLD WYCOMBIENSIANS. INTERESTING CLUB DINNER. BY AN OLD BOY. The first dinner in connection with the Old Wycombiensians ...
by John Saunders
Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Common Room
Topic: The '149' Mystery
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Views: 8858

Re: The '149' Mystery

From elsewhere on this website ... Thomas Vincent Sheppard (1980-86), "Retired Xmas 1968. Born in 1908 in Ningpo, China, where his father was a Methodist missionary. Came to the UK with his family in 1920. Thought to have been a merchant seaman for some time in the 1920s. Came to the RGS from t...
by John Saunders
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Gilbert & Sullivan Operettas
Topic: Iolanthe
Replies: 1
Views: 545

Re: Iolanthe

Welcome aboard, Henry. Three splendid debut posts in this rather underpopulated forum. (I sometimes wonder whether my masquerading as 'forum headmaster' ERT puts people off.) The Iolanthe performance to which you refer happened in December 1965 and is documented here and on Tony Hare's RGS site. The...
by John Saunders
Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Where Are They Now?
Topic: Ted Woodward (1931-2017)
Replies: 1
Views: 503

Ted Woodward (1931-2017)

Some sad news - the RGS's first rugby international Ted Woodward has died aged 85. John Edward Woodward, born 17 April 1931, died 16 Jan 2017, was at the RGS from 1944 to 1949. Ted played for Wasps throughout his rugby career, was capped 15 times for England between 1952 and 1956, and later set up a...
by John Saunders
Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Where Are They Now?
Topic: Charlie Broadbridge (1953-2016)
Replies: 1
Views: 617

Charlie Broadbridge (1953-2016)

I have just seen the sad news that Charlie Broadbridge (RGS 1964-68) died last month (September 2016). My condolences to his family and friends. His obituary appears on the Wycombe Wanderers Trust website: http://www.wycombewandererstrust.com/2016/09/charles-broadbridge-r-i-p - Charlie was a loyal W...