Many thanks to David Wheatley who has so kindly returned the “ Queens Cup” to the Goldings Old Boys at the 2008 re-union.
As will be explained below from a write up in the Goldonian from 1961, David after winning this trophy at University, donated it
to Goldings with the view that each house competed for it each term in a points system, and not only was points awarded for
sport but also other factors also gained points as not all boys were sporty which would have given the house with the most sportsmen
an unfair advantage. Prior to this I am led to believe a similar award was called “The Good Conduct Medal” and the house that
won it were treated to a slap up meal in the dining room observed from outside by the boys that didn’t win it ! via the the
French Windows ! The Queens Cup was held in high esteem by boys of the house that won, followed by a party usually in the
sitting room attended by Mr Wheatley, and your House Parent. Looking through Goldonians it appears that Pelham were the
main benefactors, but there again if my memory serves me right they were considered by many the “Goody Goodies “ at Goldings ??
Unless I’m mistaken !
Many thanks again David, I think your father would be very proud to know that even though Goldings is no more, once again
it now returns to the boys? Who so vigorously competed to win it.