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by John Saunders
Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: What's New on John's Website
Topic: Old Wycombiensian Magazines Available Online
Replies: 4
Views: 6445

Re: Old Wycombiensian Magazines Available Online

The number of Wycombiensians available online on my site has now swelled to 23... http://www.rgs.saund.co.uk/wycombiensians.html ... and I still have eight more to be scanned and uploaded. That will take me a little while yet (I've a busy time doing other things from now until Xmas). Has anyone got ...
by John Saunders
Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Common Room
Topic: PLJ
Replies: 5
Views: 6412

Re: PLJ

Thanks to the kindness of Mervyn Darville, I now have a copy of the May 1971 Wycombiensian and it does have an obituary of PLJ. Here is the link to the full issue: http://www.rgs.saund.co.uk/pdfs/viewer.html?file=1971-05-wycombiensian.pdf Here is the relevant extract: Mr. P. L. JONES (1916-64) [died...
by John Saunders
Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:18 am
Forum: What's New on John's Website
Topic: 1929 and 1926 School Photos
Replies: 0
Views: 4126

1929 and 1926 School Photos

Derek Prior (RGS 1962-69) has very kindly sent me scroll photos of the RGS in 1926 and 1929, which I have prepared for the web. I've now completed work on the 1929* photo - here is a link: http://www.rgs.saund.co.uk/1929section1.html And the May 1926 photo: http://www.rgs.saund.co.uk/1926section1.ht...
by John Saunders
Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Where Are They Now?
Topic: The First World War
Replies: 1
Views: 2675

Re: The First World War

Photo of Charles Robert Watkins here... http://buckinghamshireremembers.org.uk/casualties/m5152.html ... and a photo of the plaque put up to him in High Wycombe Parish Church. More biographical data: http://buckinghamshireremembers.org.uk/php_scripts/bksidget.php?id=4577 The school's website has a p...
by John Saunders
Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: What's New on John's Website
Topic: Old Wycombiensian Magazines Available Online
Replies: 4
Views: 6445

Re: Old Wycombiensian Magazines Available Online

Three more old Wycombiensians went online today: May 1959 , April 1960 and September 1961 . Many thanks to Martin King for lending me these issues. I still have 14 of my own collection of Wycombiensians to scan and put online, ranging from 1965 to about 1972, and that will take me some time. After t...
by John Saunders
Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Common Room
Topic: So you think you know your old school?
Replies: 0
Views: 4355

So you think you know your old school?

Occasionally, when trawling through old school material, I come across something which would make good quiz material. How about this? "Eleven hundred boys gathered to pay tribute to the man who... had obstinately refused to prohibit roller-skating in the streets of London." Who? And when d...
by John Saunders
Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: What's New on John's Website
Topic: Old Wycombiensian Magazines Available Online
Replies: 4
Views: 6445

Re: Old Wycombiensian Magazines Available Online

I'm gradually adding copies of the Wycombiensian to the website, here:

http://www.rgs.saund.co.uk/wycombiensians.html

Another one (May 1964) added today, 14 August.
by John Saunders
Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Common Room
Topic: The English - Are They Human?
Replies: 0
Views: 4231

The English - Are They Human?

I thought this rather splendid and provocative piece from the April 1955 Wycombiensian deserved a wider audience. It was written by Barri Jones, son of two members of the RGS staff, Emlyn and Phyllis Jones (or "Chunk" and "Ma Chunk" as we knew them rather better). Barri was in th...
by John Saunders
Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Common Room
Topic: News Flash... new RGS headmaster in school wear controversy...
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Views: 4412

News Flash... new RGS headmaster in school wear controversy...

... but I'm being a bit mischievous. I am not referring to Roy Page's successor in 2015, but the redoubtable Edmund Ronald Tucker on his arrival at the RGS in 1933. I found this in the Dundee Evening Telegraph for 27 September 1933 (yes, I'm a bit behind with my reading)... SCHOOL BAN ON PLUS FOURS ...
by John Saunders
Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:30 am
Forum: Common Room
Topic: Use of the Word 'Nerd' in the May 1962 Wycombiensian
Replies: 0
Views: 4076

Use of the Word 'Nerd' in the May 1962 Wycombiensian

Whilst looking through the May 1962 Wycombiensian, I was surprised to come across the following passage: Later in the term Mr. Alan Snyder, the Education Officer at the U.S.A.A.F. base, gave “Some American Opinions”, wittily describing the present-day social cleavage between the Gons and Nerds (the ...