House Parents: Mr. and Mrs. P. Honey
House Captain: Ralph Smith
Group Leaders: David Tate, David Halifax
House Colours: Black and White
ALTHOUGH WE are now in the cricket season, I wish to start these notes with the results of the Soccer inter-house finals.
Both Aberdeen Junior and Senior teams made the final and both teams drew their final games, Juniors v. Somerset went to
extra time and was then decided on penalty kicks, which saw the Cup going to Somerset.
The Senior game against Pelham also ended in a draw and the Captains decided to share the Cup.
To all the boys who played these two matches in miserable weather: WELL DONE!
We were lucky to have J. Murray, M. Tilbury, and J. Street, Sen. as a team for the annual 'Top of the Form' contest which we won by 1 point
In another field we also did well in that Clifford Bean won the fancy dress prize with a very good take-off of Miss England, which together with
the other entrants meant we won a box of biscuits for the best overall turnout.
We have been very sorry to see the following boys leave Aberdeen; David Ennis, Roy Lawry, Patrick Forsey, Brian Stockton, Ray Bowden,
Michael Linnell, John Bartlett, Keith Bishop, who have taken up situations, and finally Roger Coppin who has just started his Printing
apprenticeship. We wish all these boys well and hope to hear from them occasionally.
On the other hand we are glad to welcome the following boys to the House: Geoffrey Harrington, Stephen Haines, Ian Horrell. We hope you
enjoy your stay with us.
Although it is very early yet to know if we are to win any cricket cups we have played a few games, vis.:
v. Cairns (Juniors), 65 for 6—36; v. Pelham (Seniors), won by Pelham by 5 runs after a very exciting finish; v. Cairns (Seniors). easily won by
It is extremely hard to pick and choose particular boys who excel in this game, as from what I have seen of both teams playing every one is keen
even though they may lack the polish, but on the bowling side the following boys have turned in some good figures: R. Smith, D. Tate,
G. Tovey, T. Reed, Street brothers, and J. Murray. On the batting side I think the honours are even. I hope by the next time we go to press we
will have a full season of cricket to write about.
At the time of writing we are in the throes of preparing for Wimbledon and sixteen Aberdeen boys have so far been selected.
We still have a contingent of boys in the Cadet Band, but their numbers are falling; perhaps we shall see them rise next term.
At present Aberdeen are lying third in the Queens' Cup competition, but we can always hope to do better next term.
This term saw the start of the Outward Bound training school at Conway and we sent R. Carlyon on the first course. To date we know nothing
about his experiences but I expect he will be full of tales when he returns.
Many boys will follow him and have the chance of mountain climbing, canoeing, cycling, etc., and I hope that the next course includes more
Aberdeen boys. .
In closing I wish all the boys and Staff a very good and enjoyable summer holiday. All Aberdeen boys are scheduled to go on leave and we
are looking forward to the beginning of next term when we are all together again.
House Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Patterson
House Captain: Peter Howe
Group Leaders: John Allen, Peter Olbison, Richard Daglish House Colours: Red and Black
First of all I would like, on behalf of all Cairns, to welcome Mr. and Mrs. Patterson who have replaced Mr. Clarke, who has now left the School
altogether. We wish them a long and happy stay with us.
Peter Howe has come out of hospital where he has been for many weeks now, and is biding his time in sick bay, much to his disapproval; we
all hope that he gets fully fit very soon now.
Cairns came nowhere in the Queens' Cup this term, which I think was due to no house parents, but I should say that we will do much better
Cairns Seniors have played two cricket matches and have lost them both, but they put up a good show in both games. Some of our boys have
gone to Conway in Wales they are Raymond Allen, William Mcphee, Brian Smith, Thomas Hill, Robert Woodward, Frank Cook; we all hope
that they get along all right. Well there is not much more to say this term, except that I hope Cairns do well in the coming year.
There is little that I can add to what has already been said so well by our acting House Captain, JOHN ALLEN, except to say a big 'Thank you'
to John and the boys for the way in which they have helped my wife and I to get things running smoothly. We also appreciate the way in which
most of the lads have worked to really put CAIRNS back in their rightful place, AT THE TOP. Thanks again lads and Well Done!
We Would also like to say a special word of thanks to the other members of the staff for the wonderful way in which they rallied round and
helped us on our arrival and on every other occasion on which we have asked or needed it.
We are both looking forward to a long and happy association with Goldings, the Staff and the boys. Thanks for everything.
A AND J. PATTERSON
House Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Goodman
House Captain: Kevin Law
Group Leaders: G. Carr, S. Howard, R. Hillier, R. Porter, C. Hill, R. Merrifield
Colours: Green and Yellow
Once again it is time to put pen to paper and it gives me great pleasure to write the notes for Pelham House.
First of all we would like to welcome J. Adams from Barkingside, and C. Culling from Norwich. As some come some must go, and so we have
said goodbye to G. Pfaff, G. White, T. Bains, W. Campbell, and D. Langler. We wish, them all the best for the future. We also congratulate
B West on being accepted as an apprentice in the Printing Department, and Kevin Law on his promotion to House Captain!
It as at the beginning of this term that we suffered the tragic loss of David Abdi, which came as a great blow to everyone, especially all of
us in Pelham who admired him greatly, we all miss him very much. I am pleased to say that Pelham won the Queens' cup by a very good margin,
our nearest rival being 100 points behind. To celebrate the occasion we had a party organized by our House parents. Also Kensington won the
dormitory shield with a great effort, which was an extra celebration for them, and all the boys enjoyed the party very much.
The swimming pool was opened at Easter but the weather being cold did not encourage many to take the plunge. However, Whitsun was a
different story, with the weather lovely and hot there was great activity in the pool, and then it had to be emptied for cleaning which resulted in
an ever increasing queue asking 'when will the pool be open, "Skip"? A word of thanks to 'Skip' for keeping the pool clean and tidy.
We would like to congratulate the following boys for gaining their Junior 'A' football certificates, and for being members of the School team
who won the Lea Valley League: R. Hillier, K. Law, R. Merrifield.
In the inter-House football final we drew with Aberdeen 3-3-
For the second year running we won the Senior and Junior Cross Country cups, with Gordon White and Joey Law coming first and second in
the senior event. The Junior team actually drew with Cairns for first place, with Ray Mount coming third for our team. We have only played
two games of cricket so far, but we have been victorious on both occasions, beating Somerset by 20 runs and Aberdeen by 4 runs. We have
four boys playing in the School team, viz.: B. West, R. Hillier, J. Law, and S. Howard.
In closing our notes we would like to wish Mr. and Mrs. Wheatley, Mr. and Mrs. Embleton, and all the staff and boys a very pleasant summer
KEVIN LAW, LESLIE JOHNSON
House Parents: Mr. and Mrs. H. Snowden
House Captain: Michael Hultum
Group Leaders: Norman Brown and Frank Iorns
Colours: Yellow and Black
As I prepare these notes, here we are in the middle of spring—a new season. I have just returned from a stroll down Goldings Lane and was
greatly impressed by the enormous lime trees that dwarf the lane and the beautiful red horse chestnut trees which stood out midst all the shades
of green foliage. With this new season comes a new House Captain who is most deservedly Michael Hultum, who took over from David Blower
who has left us to become a Carpenter at Walsall, Staffordshire. All of us, I am sure, wish Michael continued success as Captain of Somerset
At this point I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Mrs. Embleton back to the School after her illness, and we all hope that she will
soon be enjoying good health once more. Also joining the staff this term are Mr. and Mrs. Patterson who have taken over Cairns House from
Mr. Clarke who has left us to take up a new post in Cambridge. Coming from the Yorkshire area are Mr. and Mrs. Burton, who have come to
take a worthy post in the School. With them came Captain Rostron from the Church Army, who is staying with us until he enters St. Michael's
College, Llandaff, Cardiff, to study for the Ministry of the Church. We extend to all, our very best wishes and trust that their stay will be a
happy one. Last but not least we extend our welcome to 'Irma' who has come from Switzerland to learn the English language. We all hope that
she will be happy with us and that she will enjoy her stay in this country.
Since the Spring issue of THE GOLDONIAN Paul Goodall has left us to take up a post at Stowmarket, and Victor Rowlands has gone to
Caernarvonshire to work as a painter and decorator in Llandudno. We wish them both the best of luck for the future.
QUEENS' CUP COMPETITION
At the time of writing these notes we are in second place with 70 points, this being 16 points behind Pelham the present holders of the trophy.
With continued effort I believe we can reduce this lead and make it a real fight towards the end of term. In the Inter-House Bay Competition
the position on going to press is as follows: Columbus 14 wins, Scott 14 wins, Shackleton 2 wins, Hilary I win.
So far, a pleasing feature of the cricket has been that three members of Somerset House, namely Norman Brown, Edward Dominey, and the
House Captain have represented us in the School eleven. I think a most encouraging feature so far has been the form shown by some of the
younger boys of the School. On the 5th July, Norman Brown will be going along to the Oval for a trial match and we wish him every success
and trust it will extend his enthusiasm for the game.
In closing may I thank Terry Cain for his promptings in getting the notes prepared in good time for the Editor of our Magazine.