The very first Celebrity to visit our school was of course
The Prince of Wales at the opening in 1922

Number 2. came in the 1930s

A part of Goldings history on the right is pictured,
the Paramount Chief of Barotseland. Northern Rhodesia
as it was then. The story as I know it was that the
Governor of Goldings The Reverend F. C. MacDonald,
was a missionary to that part of Africa in his early days,
and became a good friend to the chief. So when he came
to England for the Silver Jubilee of King George V.
The Governor invited him to visit Goldings

Number three. 1959 the opening of MacAndrew by Princess Margaret

Celebrity Cricket June 1963


WHAT IT is hoped may become an annual social event at Goldings took place on Saturday, I5th June, when a team of TV
personalities, the TV Travellers, journeyed to Goldings to challenge staff and boys to a one-day cricket match.
Advance publicity drew quite a number of cricket enthusiasts and, I imagine, a greater number of autograph hunters.
Both sections must have felt well rewarded, for autographs were willingly distributed and the cricket was never dull. Such is
the beautiful setting surrounding the bottom field, affording spectators an amphitheatre seating, cricket matches take on a
gladiatorial atmosphere, although the Romans would have frowned upon their 'emperor' taking refreshments to the
The School batted first, and with 5 wickets down for 65, a high score seemed improbable. However, good scores by the
Headmaster and Gordon Ansty added to the 40 by Dr. Jory and Mr. Tordoff’s 19, took the final score to 139.
Wilbert Workman was the not out batsman and so he batted for the TV Travellers, as they were one man short.
Messrs. James and Ansty opened the bowling for the School and captured an early wicket apiece, the scoreboard reading at
that time 5 for 2. Then Christopher Trace, who we had been informed when reading the programme, had five thumbs on
each hand, demonstrate a how useful all these thumbs were by scoring 21 and, backed ably by I. Salter, stopped the rot.
However, when these two went, the remainder of the side could offer only token resistance. Workman added a valuable
contribution of 16 and will probably be offered a producer's job, provided he plays regularly for the Travellers.
It appeared that all the ladies were under the spell of Michael Aspel and he delighted them all with a great variety of strokes,
three of which caused his bat to connect with the ball.
Everyone agreed this venture was a great success, even all those 'off stage' personalities for whom the venture made so much


F. Tordoff, Ibw, b Jackson .... .... .... .... .... 19
C. Steele, Ibw, b Salter .... .... .... .... .... .... 8
H. I. Jory, run out .... .... .... .... .... .... 40
J. Mason, b Jackson .... .... .... .... .... .... 5
L. Embleton, b Jackson .... .... .... .... .... ... 1
J. James, c Morris, b Jackson .... .... .... .... 17
R. F. Wheatley, b Jackson .... ..... .... .... .... 24
G Ansty, c Sub., b Salter .... .... .... .... .... 16
W. Hoy, Ibw, b Jackson .... .... .... .... .... .... 3
K. R. Wood, Ibw, b Jackson .... .... .... .... .... 0
W. Workman, not out .... .... .... .... .... .... 0
Extras .... .... .... .... .... .... .... 6 Total 139
Bowling: Jackson, 7 for 30; Salter, 2 for 60.

E. Parker, b Austy .... .... .... .... .... .... 2
C. Trace, c Hoy, b Wheatley .... .... .... .... 21
J. A. Morris, b James .... .... .... .... .... .... 2
I. Salter, c Steele, b James .... .... .... .... 17
D. Jackson, b James .... .... .... .... .... .... 2
S. Walsh, b James .... .... .... .... .... .... 0
M. Aspel, b Embleton .... .... .... .... .... .... 3
T. Sergeant, b Mason .... .... .... .... .... .... 5
R. Barron, c Ansty, b Steele .... .... .... .... .... 8
E. Ballard, not out .... .... .... .... .... 9
W. Workman, c Jackson, b Embleton .... .... .... .... 16
Extras .... .... .... .... .... .... .... 11 Total 96
James, 4 for 6; Ansty, 1 for 17; Embleton, 2 for 33; Steele, 1 for 10; Wheatley, 1 for 6; Mason, 1 for 3.
Umpires: ]. Maslin, F. Sheppard, and W. Painter.

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It is hoped that the TV TRAVELLERS CRICKET XI will be chosen from the names listed below. Unfortunately, owing to
the odd hours that we all work, it is impossible to forecast the team accurately at the time of going to press.

Actor, dilettante and wit Well-known for his portrayal
of seedy Welshmen— No comment! Tim is a great
stayer. Watch-his bowling.
Yes, it's him. The well-known Newscaster and fluffer.
Noted for his clear clean-cut features, his alertness, his
virile athletic figure. He's no good at cricket.
A pillar of our little community, it is Bill's unfortunate
lot to ensure that actors are in the studio when they are
required— truly a Herculean task. Good cricketer.
Fugitive from Bonehead's gang and currently in
'Moonstrike'. Dougie is probably the keenest cricketer
in the team.
Actor, singer and fisherman. Heard daily on
'Housewives' Choice'. Bernie hasn't played cricket for
a long time but he should be fit, he breeds beagles.
Better known as Lynch in 'Z Cars', Jimma is held in
awe by his colleagues for his masterful use of dialect—
not a bad cricketer either.
Now that's a face you have seen many times on the
telly. Poor old Dudley seems to get lumbered with the
mean parts, but don't worry, he won't bite.
News Film Editor with the B.B.C. With a mere snip of his
scissors he can dash your hopes of being seen on the telly
waving to Mum. Tony is a keen cricketer, but liable to
stiffness during June and July.
Actor of repute, wit and raconteur. Tony might well be
unorthodox in his batting but just you try and get him out.

Assistant Editor with B.B.C. News. Recently visited Monte
Carlo to cover a sporting event—or so he says! David is a
keen sportsman and a strong cricketer.
Another well-known face. Now a fugitive from the law,
Jeremy has taken to the 'other Channel' as they say, but he
remains a good cricketer whatever his politics may be.
Affectionately known as the 'Pakistani Peril'. Yava is a
News Cameraman with the B.B.C. and is a bit of an
unknown quantity on the cricket field, he bowls a very
weird form of googlie.
A face seen many times on both large and small screens.
Brian is another master of dialect, and has been called the
Bon Viveur of the English inn. Plays a good game at wicket.
Cameraman and perhaps one of the better cricketers in the
side. In fact Sid adds colour to what would otherwise be a
vulgar brawl.
Actor, newly promoted to the hierarchy of 'Z Cars'.
Colin is the dark horse of the side. We know that he
plays rugby, so watch out, anything may happen!
(Captain and general dog's-body) Currently in 'Blue Peter'
and the bane of many parents. At least this is a time when
they can get their own back, oh the cricket field he is the
one who has five thumbs on each hand.
News Cameraman with the B.B.C. A great all-rounder
last year, slightly less round this year, Plays at wicket
and is well-known for his witty quips at the most
difficult moments.

All of the above are abridged versions of the original text

Can you Steele yourself to name the teacher with the box camera to the left of the photo.

Were you there?

Pictures 3 and 4 are the property of Mr. and Mrs. Newton permission must be sought to reproduce

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