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by Martin King
Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Where Are They Now?
Topic: G.B.Perkins
Replies: 0
Views: 3378

G.B.Perkins

I have just received information that Geoffrey B. Perkins (1942-1947) died on Monday 7th July, 2014, aged 82. He had been suffering from a serious illness for several months.
by Martin King
Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Common Room
Topic: The day we declared war on the prefects
Replies: 5
Views: 4512

Re: The day we declared war on the prefects

I remember this incident (although of course I was not one of the guilty ones) but as I did not start at RGS until 1955, and it happened when I was in the Senior School, it cannot have been the winter of 1954/55.
by Martin King
Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Common Room
Topic: GAG Grant
Replies: 6
Views: 3543

Re: GAG Grant

A slight problem here. George A. Grant married Rose H. Perry in Eastbourne in 1921. Rose Eleanor Perry was born in High Wycombe in 1897/98 Rose Elinor Grant, born 16 December 1897, died in Amersham in 1972 The places named are of course where the events were registered, not necessarily where they oc...
by Martin King
Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Common Room
Topic: GAG Grant
Replies: 6
Views: 3543

Re: GAG Grant

I am sorry to have to disagree, but I do not think GAG was George Allan Grant, for various reasons, not the least being that if he was born in 1885, he would have been aged 73 when he retired in 1958. George Allan Grant was born in Cheltenham in 1885, the son of a gardener. By 1901 he was also a gar...
by Martin King
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Common Room
Topic: 1960/1962 Exam Papers
Replies: 2
Views: 2949

Re: 1960/1962 Exam Papers

I could not locate the English Language papers for 1960, but as far as I remember we studied Macbeth (without ever going to see a performance), Chaucer's The Nun's Priest's Tale, and Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift.
by Martin King
Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Common Room
Topic: Exam Time
Replies: 3
Views: 2937

Exam Time

During the summer of 1960 I sat my "O"-levels. For the most part these were taken in what was then the gym (not sure what it is now). For some subjects e.g. English Language, the entire year would sit the same subject at the same time, so possibly up to 150 boys. This must have meant that ...
by Martin King
Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Common Room
Topic: Masters of the Mid 40's to Mid 50's
Replies: 18
Views: 12872

Re: Masters of the Mid 40's to Mid 50's

The "Obituary" for PLJones on your website was a little premature, as the article was actually about his final retirement from teaching - the following is from the first few lines. "Pilgy" - P. L. Jones Retirement GOODBYE, P.L.J. (1916-64) [Wycombiensian, Sept 1964, p616] We were...
by Martin King
Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Common Room
Topic: Masters of the Mid 40's to Mid 50's
Replies: 18
Views: 12872

Re: Masters of the Mid 40's to Mid 50's

I have done some further research, and I believe that Piljy was Peter Lewis Jones.
Can anyone confirm or deny this?
by Martin King
Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Common Room
Topic: Masters of the Mid 40's to Mid 50's
Replies: 18
Views: 12872

Re: Masters of the Mid 40's to Mid 50's

Does anyone know what the initials "P" and "L" stand for in reference to P.L.Jones?
Or "T" and "V" in reference to T.V.Sheppard?
by Martin King
Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Common Room
Topic: Masters of the Mid 40's to Mid 50's
Replies: 18
Views: 12872

Re: Masters of the Mid 40's to Mid 50's

Definitely Runswick. When I was in 2c, in 1955/56 we had "Beaky " Benson as a Form Master, and also for Latin. He had a unique punishment for talking in class. Nothing would be said at the time, but at the end of the lesson he would list the offenders names and say to them "10 (or 20)...