News of Old Boys
DAVID ALLEN: Wrote to us in March and is still working and living at Abington. Present address, 7 Conduit Rd., Abmgdon.
AZGAR ALI : Has finished his National Service and is now working at his trade as a Bootmaker in Liverpool. Present address 60a Upper Pitt
Street, Liverpool, i.
ROY ADDINALL: Is now doing his National Service in the R.A.F. His present location is: 5052404 L.A.C. R. F. Addinall, Signals Section,
R.A.F. Syerston, Nr. Newark, Notts.
ALAN BAILEY: Is at present serving in the R.A.F. in Germany. He was at the School from 1949 to 1952 and was trained as a Carpenter.
Present address, 4186927 L.A.C. Bailey, c/o Officers Mess, R.A.F., Mandorf, Germany.
MALCOLM & KEITH BRIEKLEY : Came down from Blackpool to the Old Boys' Dinner in April. Although their stay was only short, we
were all very pleased to see them again. Present address, 17 Knowle Avenue, Clevoleys, Blackpool.
BARRY BOOT : Is doing very well in his trade as a Carpenter and is working for a very good firm at Farnham Royal. Present address, 30
Clifton Gardens, Chiswick, W-4-
CYRIL. CUMMINGS: Wrote In Mr. Culver recently, and appears to have settled down very well. He has changed his address which now is 55
Gloucester Rd ., Philip Lane, Tottenham, N17.
JOHN DOUTHWAITE: haspassed his examination for surgical boot-making , which is no mean achievement. Congratulations John!
Present address 44 Manor Road, Leyton, E.IO.
COLIN DAVIE: Is working in his trade as boot repairer in Dudley. Present address 174 Wren-nest Road, Priory Estate. Dudley Worcs
DAVID FISHER: WHO WAS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL BOYS WHEN THIS School was opened has been making very valuable contributions
to the school in form pictures.and not onlysupplying them but hanging them as well! His Present addresss is 78 Lillington Street London S. W. 1.
BRIAN GREGORY: Spent a weekend with us in May, and is apparently doing very well at his work. Present address, 7 Inman Road, Earlsfield,
OLAF MURRAL: Spent a week's holiday at the School in June. Is working in his trade as a Painter and Decorator. Present address,
126 Hawthorn Drive, Chantry, Ipswich.
KENNETH PROCTOR : Was rather unsettled when we heard from him in March, but we hope he has settled in the right kind of job now. His
address then was Alden Lodge, Dorchester Road, Yeovil, Somerset.
GRANT WILSON : Is now serving in the Black Watch, and spent 10 days with us while on sick leave. He seems to have settled down to army
life very quickly and we all hope he will not have too much "sick leave".
EXAMINATION SUCCESS Anthony Bassctt
I know that all staff and boys would like to join me in congratulating Tony Bassctt on his recent success in the Junior Examination of the
Royal Horticultural Society. Normally candidates entering for this certificate from County Colleges, etc. do so just before their eighteenth
Birthday this being the age limit at the end of their two year course. Tony having entered at the age of 15 plus, makes's his success all the more
This is the first time a Goldings boy has passed this examination while still at the School, yet many have expressed a desire before to study with a
view to taking it, but found the syllabus so exhausting that they soon gave up. May he press on still further and benefit from his experience in this
fine achievement, and needless to say he has our best wishes.
As the end of the term draws near it is time for us to write our House Notes for THE GOLDONIAN.
Aberdeen has not done so well this term in sports, but we did not do so badly in Cricket, as we beat Cairns both times. We defeated Somerset
once, lost to them once, but were beaten in the play-off.
We hope to do better in the Inter-House Swimming, but whether we do or not we shall not know until the day of the sports.
We have three new boys in our House this term and we hope they like being with us. They are Fred Walduck, Harry Stone and Douglas Webster.
Already Harry Stone has made a grand show in our cricket team for his first term here and we hope that he will carry on doing so.
Those are all our notes for this term but. we hope all the boys in our House will carry on doing their best for the House and for our Housemaster,
BRIAN CUNNINGHAM, JOHN BROWN, JOHN STOCKING, Prefects
I believe that one of the popular tunes from that great musical My Fair Lady is entitled "With a Little Bit of Luck". Well you may say, what
connection has that with Cairns House notes but Cairns certainly need that "little bit of luck" and also a great deal more besides.
SPORT: Howzatt! and Cairns last wicket falls for 13 runs and all hopes of the Inter-House Cricket Trophy were abruptly exterminated. However,
one dream came true and that was the cross country but I must confess, although I was not there to see the finish, it was a very narrow squeak.
Although we had a little difficulty in producing a team for the Athletics I myself and many other members of the House were satisfied with the
days performance. To look at the Scoreboard it seemed as if Somerset had walked away with it but I think it is only fair to say that the spaces at
the finishing tape were very much closer, all the same well done Somerset.
It will not be long now before we have the swimming sports and I hope that the contestants from Cairns will practice hard and see if we can at
least have two trophies in the showcase.
CONGRATULATIONS: go to Mr. Edmonson for taking over the House and settling it down with such rapidity and I am sure that the remainder
of the House will support me in saying that we hope Mr. Edmonson remains our Housefather for a long time to come.
ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES: We welcomed into the House during the past term: Terrence Carrier, John Sills and Arthur Knight and hope
that they will do their utmost to carry on the standards already set by previous boys.
We are sorry to say goodbye to Stanley Wright who has taken up a job in London and we wish him every success.
Soon the majority of us will be off to that glorious seaside Dymchurch, situated in the dead centre of the beautiful Rommey Marshes
Well In those who arc going and to those who ire not, happy summer holiday, especially Mr. and Mrs Wheatley and our
Housefather Mr, Edmonson.
A, M. BASSETT AND F.. WHITE, Prefects
During the last, term Somerset have made remarkable strides in the sporting world. Since winning the Boxing we have never looked back,
except on one occasion when we were narrowly defeated by Cairns, in the Cross-Country. We were successful in the Athletics, which we won
by quite a comfortable margin. We did not win the Cricket Cup so easily, but after a desperate struggle we managed to win by eight runs.
We are glad "Skip" enjoyed his vacation during the Wimbledon fortnight.
We hope that all new boys that come in to Somerset during the next term will keep up the standard set by the present boys.
It is hoped that all staff and boys will return next term, much refreshed after their vacations, whether they have been to foreign lands
(Dymchurch) or stayed at home.
S. LAW, Prefect
First we would like to welcome P. Furley and we arc sorry to lose T. Draper, G. Bishop and K. Locky.
Notes.—Our House is not doing badly in Cricket but we were poor in Athletics. We hope to do well in the Swimming Sports.
Buxton were very sorry to lose Mr. and Mrs. Russell who have been very good to us.
All our House wish Mr. and Mrs. Wheatley and Mr. and Mrs. Jennings and all the staff a very happy summer holiday.
A. MEEK, M. BULLOCK, Monitors
First we would like to welcome into the House, Hill, Snowdon, Bracken, Randall, J. McRobert, I. McRobert, Peterson and Kimber.
We are sorry to lose T. Vomberg, I. Mohammed, A. Coirum, R. Wright, J. Warner and L. Peek, but they have all done service for the House.
Notes. Once again Kinnaird tried to win the Inter-House
Athletics Cup, for the second year in succession, but the result was a draw. We might have won if our best runner, M. Palmer, had not dropped
out because of leg injury.
The Inter-House Swimming Sports are near and we hope to win the Cup although some of our best swimmers have gone up to the seniors.
All Kinnaird wish Mr. and Mrs. Wheatley, Mr. and Mrs. Jennings and the staff a very happy summer holiday.
M. PALMER, ISAAC MOHAMMED, T. VOMBERG, Monitors
Now the term is drawing to a close it is time to write up our House Notes.
First, I would like to welcome D. Lee, W. Charlton, Hyland and Tyler to our House.
Now I would like to go on to the sports. This year we have had a very successful time. We have drawn two events (which were Boxing and
Athletics) and have won all the rest. Also I would like to congratulate D. Barlow on winning the Victor Ludorum, for Athletics.
May Pelham have as many successes next year as it has this year so far.
Pelham wish Mr. and Mrs. Wheatley, Mr. and Mrs. Jennings and all the staff a very happy summer holiday.
D. BARLOW, D. MUNDY, Monitors