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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: 4248

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 ...
by John Saunders
Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: What's New on John's Website
Topic: Old Wycombiensian Magazines Available Online
Replies: 4
Views: 6786

Old Wycombiensian Magazines Available Online

Earlier this year Tony Hare made available some old copies of the school magazine, The Wycombiensian , as PDFs on his website. Here is the link: http://www.rgs.tonyhare.co.uk/Wycombiensian/wycombiensians.html Tony's done a marvellous job of creating searchable PDFs of a relatively modest file size, ...
by John Saunders
Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Common Room
Topic: A Bit of RGS History
Replies: 19
Views: 25672

Re: A Bit of RGS History

A little more on George Peachell. I received the following message from Ann West, 18 July 2015: George Peachell was the son of my great grandfather, Joseph Robert Peachell. He was the only child from Joseph's first marriage to Mary Elizabeth Woodhead. I am grateful to Ann for the additional informat...
by John Saunders
Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Common Room
Topic: Mr Ashford gives a history lesson...
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Views: 5272

Mr Ashford gives a history lesson...

OK, boys, settle down now - time for a history lesson. Who can tell me which year the school was founded and who founded it? ... fifteen or twenty hands go up and the teacher goes to each in turn, making a mental note of all the answers... OK, so you've all answered "1562" and "Queen ...
by John Saunders
Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Where Are They Now?
Topic: Sir Peter Fry (1931-2015)
Replies: 2
Views: 3239

Re: Sir Peter Fry (1931-2015)

I thought it might be interesting (and perhaps a little poignant) to post something which Sir Peter wrote for the Wycombiensian (Sept 1954) on leaving university and embarking on his very successful career... “COMING DOWN” The School hears much from its Old Boys who are “going up” to universities or...
by John Saunders
Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Common Room
Topic: A Bit of RGS History
Replies: 19
Views: 25672

Re: A Bit of RGS History

Here is James Poulter's entry in the Alumni Dublinenses , a register of everyone who attended or taught at Trinity College between 1593 and 1860, published in 1935 and available to read online here . POULTER, James , Pen. (P.T.), Jan. 31, 1846, aged 42; s. of Thomas, Navarchus, defunctus; b. London ...
by John Saunders
Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Common Room
Topic: A Bit of RGS History
Replies: 19
Views: 25672

Re: A Bit of RGS History

I have found an entry for James Poulter (1803-85, RGS headmaster 1852-79) in Crockford's Clerical Directory for 1868. It is as follows: Poulter, James , High Wycombe, Bucks - Dub. A.B. 1847, A.M. 1850; Deac. 1847 and Pr. 1849 by Bp of Ox. Master of the Royal Free Gr. Sch. High Wycombe, 1842. (Patron...
by John Saunders
Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Common Room
Topic: A Bit of RGS History
Replies: 19
Views: 25672

Re: A Bit of RGS History

http://www.saund.co.uk/rgs/images/1865-07-21-rgsadvert.jpg The above is an advert for the school in the South Bucks Free Press , 7 July 1865 . Here is a text transcription: THE HIGH WYCOMBE ROYAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL As Hospital of St John the Baptist Founded 600 Years Back As a Royal Grammar School 317 ...
by John Saunders
Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Where Are They Now?
Topic: The Hungry 30s...
Replies: 0
Views: 3957

The Hungry 30s...

I came across the following heart-rending piece from an old newspaper. A warning to us all that not all Old Wycombiensians thrive in the world at large: BEGGING CHARGE AT FAREHAM EX-GRAMMAR SCHOOL BOY ON ROAD An ex-grammar school boy, who also went to school in Switzerland and who is now tramping th...
by John Saunders
Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Common Room
Topic: A Bit of RGS History
Replies: 19
Views: 25672

Re: A Bit of RGS History

A short bio of an RGS and Wycombe Wanderers footballer, and his tale of football violence, way back in the 19th century. Forget any notions of the 'Corinthian spirit', this is straight out of the Eric Cantona coaching manual... LOCAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS No. XI - Mr. H.G. Butler Although Mr Harold Georg...