Tony Wood (full name Anthony Charles Wood) was at the RGS from 1954 to 1961, as a day boy for the first four years and a Tylers Wood boarder from 1958 to 1961. He has very kindly sent me some photos which he took whilst at the school. He describes them as "of dubious quality" but I think they are excellent and evocative of the era. Well, the first one is more redolent of later eras but the rest are certainly of their time. In my haste to post the photos for general enjoyment I've inserted captions just as Tony sent them to me but will endeavour to add more identifications in due course. As usual, where a number of people appear in the same photo, I've tried to make it easier to work out who's who by including individual identifications which you can detect by placing the mouse pointer over a face.
Junior School 1st year - spring 1955. Left to right: ?, IK Bowen, Cocking, ?, ?, Mick Welch (standing behind the unidentified V-signer), A R Williams (V sign),
C D Leech, B M Williams, G E Wingrove, Robin King (V sign), ?, ?, Jim Johnson.
Tylers Wood dorm
Tylers Wood Senior common room with visitors, 1960. Left to right: Mark Forrester, Hume?, Richard C Palmer (Uplyme?), David 'Goose' Walker,
Michael Abii, P I F Thomas, Tony Wood, ?, Geoff Boireau, Tony Dingle
Tylers Wood residents 1960. Left to right: RM (Robin) Overall, ?, Mick Welch, AW (Alan) Dingle (kneeling), DA (David, Goose) Walker,
Tony Wood, JB Hume (apparently smoking a pipe!), P I F Thomas, Mark Forrester, John Bowman
Tylers Wood gang at High Wycombe swimming pool 1960.
Left to right: RC (Richard) Jones, DA (David, "Goose") Walker, Mick Welch, Michael Abii, Tony Wood.
Tylers prefect study - Tony Wood
CCF trip with the RN, 1959, Simmons, Lt D T Nightingale
CCF trip with the RN, 1959. Dog, Gravy Gravette, Lt D T Nightingale
CCF trip with the RN to Amsterdam, 1959? Tony Wood
CCF trip with the RN HMS Dryad 1960. PJC (Ginger) Clark, Simmons, ?, ?, Tony Wood, ?,
PB Newitt, RPC (Richard) Farrell, ?, DR (Denzil) Walker?, Jim Johnson, ?, Gravy Gravette
CCF trip with the RN, 1959. Jim Johnson, Gravy Gravette
Lunchtime 1958. Walpole, CD Leech, Tony Wood, ?
Mons. ("Masher") Bur - French 1955
Mr D J Curry - Latin 1955?
Mr TV ("Tus") Sheppard - Geography 1956
There is another Tylers Wood photo from 1959 here (sent by Mark Forrester)