The Goldonian

Summer 1955

INTER-HOUSE ATHLETICS, 1955
Having had to postpone the athletics for a week, owing to adverse weather we were favoured with a pleasant day on Friday, 3rd June.
This was my first effort with the Inter-House athletics and I am pleased to say it was a most successful one. This was mainly brought about
by the grand effort of the athletes concerned and a grand job of work by Mir Greenhill, our groundsman, on the track layout.
The heats and the meeting brought some athletes of note to the front. Though they didn't all get places they are the types who make athletics
worthwhile.
We were honoured by the presence of the Mayor and Mayoress of Hertford, Councillor and Mrs. Gilbey. The Mayor presented
the medals and cups and spoke of the similarity between competing Houses and his own position next year, for like himself, a
House must be prepared to stand down for another.
Buxton made a wonderful effort both in heats and finals, but were fortunate in having with them Gillingham, the junior Victor
Ludorum winner and Bevan and Townsend who were runners up. Cairns was the successful senior house.
It was, as pointed out by the Headmaster, a pleasure to see our School Captain, W. Kemp take first place as the senior Victor
Ludorum winner. His was a fine effort and a grand example. Congratulations to Cairns House, who hold the cup for a second year.

PLACINGS

VICTOR LUDUROM
Junior:
Gillingham, Buxton. 52 points
Intermediate: Mason, Aberdeen. 42 points
Senior: Kemp, W., Cairns. 47 points

HOUSE PLACINGS

Junior: Buxton, 154 points
Senior: Cairns, 122 points

WINNERS OF INDIVIDUAL HEATS

High Jump
Long Jump
100 yds.:
Hurdles:
220 yds.:
440 yds.:
880yds.:
One Mile

R. Newton.

1955 CROSS COUNTRY
After a long unbroken spell of fine sunny weather in April we i a fine evening for this annual event. We were and the course was completed
in almost wintry : cold wind.

SPORTS REPORT

Seniors
Kemp
Cooper
Kemp
Kemp
Kemp
Kemp

Mountain

Intermediates
Watkins
Blackburn
Mason
Toynton
Mason
Mason
Mason

Juniors
J. Da vies
Gillingham
Townsend
Gillingham.
Townsend
Gillingham
Gillingham

The Competitors in the Annual Cross Country Run

PLACINGS
Juniors: Townsend (Buxton), 24 mins.
Intermediates: Mountain (Cairns), 23 mins.
Seniors: King (Cairns), 23 mins.

HOUSE PLACINGS

JUNIORS
Buxton
Pelham
McCall
Kinnaird

SENIORS
Aberdeen
Cairns
Mt. Stephen
Somerset

SENIOR HOUSE CRICKET
LEAGUE TABLES

Aberdeen
Mt. Stephen
Somerset
Cairns

KNOCK-OUT CUP
Aberdeen defeated Cairns by eleven runs. Mt. Stephen defeated Somerset by two runs.

GOLDINCS STAFF CRICKET
Once again the Club is enjoying i , d season with weather,
which for a change, has been rather toe o far, 27 games have
been played, of which 12 have been iron, 7 lost and the remainder drawn. Several members have registered got 1 personal performances,
including Mr. Wheatlev and Mr. Smith, bowling and batting, Mr. Corbett and Mr. Stevenson batting, Mr. James and Mr. Maxim bowling,
and Mr. Tordoff batting and the usual sound stumping.
On occasions difficutly was experienced in fielding a team, yet younger boys brought in, often at the last minute, never failed to impress,
and in Mr. Tordoff's absence, Tom Allen successfully stepped in and kept wicket. Mention too, must be made of our two regular umpires,
Mr. Maslin and Mr. \\Tiite who very kindly give us their time and experience on all possible occasions.

MATCH RESULTS
Bengeo (H), lost:
Goldings, 73 (Embleton, 18; Blackmore, 13)
- Bengeo, 141 (Smith, 6-42).
Brown's XI (H), lost:
Goldings, 86 (Corbett, 26; King, 24) - Brown's XI, 87-9 (Maxim, 5-15)
Hitchin (H), Abandoned:
Goldings, 105 (Wheatley, 48)
London T. (H), won:
Goldings, 71 (Stevenson, 27; Embleton, 14). - London T. 54 (Smith, 9-21).
Allenbury's (A), won:
Goldings, 191-9 (Smith, 75; Tordofi, 56). - Allenbury's, 61 (Wheatley 4-44).
Waltham Cross (H), won:
Goldmgs, 114-6 (Wheatley, 33 n.o.; Smith 21). - Waltham Cross, 63 (Smith, 6-31).
Ferine Park (H), lost:
Goldings, 108 (Tordofi, 35; Smith, 25); 51-6 (Wheatley, 24). - Ferme Park, 83 (Smith, 5-33); 78-7 (Smith, 7-22).
Bengeo (A), won:
Bengeo, 36 (Smith 6-26). - Goldings, 64-7 (Roe, 21; Williams, 19).
Chaseside (H), won:
Chaseside, 102-9 (Maxim, 3-12). - Goldings, 103-4 (Corbett, 46 n.o.; Stevenson, 26).
County Hall (A), won:
County Hall, 31 (Smith, 7-18). - Goldings, 95-8 (Smith, 18; Roe, 19).
County Hall (H), won:
Goldmgs. 67 (Stevenson, 21). - County Hall, 49 (Smith, 7-22).
Ferme Park (A), lost:
Goldings, 139 (Whitbread, 37; Blackmore, 25; James, 22), - Ferme Parke, 140-6.
Welwyn Garden City (A), draw:
Welwyn Garden City, 133-3. - Goldings, 91-5 (Stevenson, 28; Tordoff, 21 n.o.).
Hatfield Hyde (H), draw:
Hatfield Hyde, 117-5 (James, 3-38) - Goldings, 49-7 (Corbett, 25 n.o.).
Hertford Heath (H), lost:
Goldings, 67-9 (Smith, 24; Wheatley, 16). - Hertford Heath, 69-8 (Wheatley, 7-20).
Welgar (H), won:
Goldings, 86 (Corbett, 25). - Welgar, 53 (Wheatley, 6-22; Smith, 4-31).
Bayford 'A), won:
Bayford, 76 (Wheatley 6-15). - Goldings, 77-9 (Corbett, 26).
Waltham Cross (A), won:
.Goldings, 59-8 (Wheatley, 15; Smith, 12; Maxim, 12 n.o.; Embleton 10 n.o.). .
Allenburys (H), lost:
Allenburys. 189 (James, 4-33; Embleton, 3-30). - Corbett, 24; Blackmore, 18).

FULLER CUP
Old Hertfordonians (A)
Goldings 67.7 (Tofdoff, 34). - old Hertfordonians 34 (Wheatley, 4-16; Smith, 4-18).
Ware Pilgrims (H):
Goldings, 107-7 (Corbett, 27; James, 18). - Ware Pilgrims, 42 (James, 6-8).
Allenbury's (Final; at Hoddesdon).
Allenbury's, 141-8.
Goldings", 78 (Wheatley, 24).
Total runs for: 2,038; Total runs against: 1,807.

58 points
62 points
65 points
145 points

27 points
75 points
134 points
168 points

P
3
3
3
3

W
3
2
1
0

L
0
1
2
3

Pts
6
4
2
0

ABERDEEN HOUSE NOTES
Beginning House Notes is often a problem, but this term we can begin on a pleasant note. Aberdeen won the Inter-House Crosscountry Cup,
and we hope to retain it next year.
The Inter-House Sports Day was a successful occasion and Aberdeen were placed second. B. Mason was the Victor Ludorum winner in the
Intermediate Section and I should like to take this opportunity of congratulating him.
The weather was kind to us this year and we were honoured with the presence of the Mayor and Mayoress of Hertford. The Mayor presented
the cups and medals to the winners.
We are doing well at cricket. We have not yet lost a game but have still one match to play.
The House has seen few changes during this term. George Willans has left us and he was the one who really helped us to gain the
Cross-country Cup. We wish him the best of luck in his new job.
The summer holidays will soon be here and whether you're going to Dymchurch or your home I wish you a pleasant holiday.
House Captain, S. GIBSON.

CAIRNS HOUSE NOTES

Summer holidays have nearly arrived, and we find it time for House Notes. We have had quite a few changes since the last issue. W. Kemp
was promoted to School Captain. We welcome, though a bit late, the following boys, R. Peach, G. Hunt, B. Boltwood, A. Blackburn, C. Alee.
We hope they find us hospitable.
In the field of sport we have been doing quite well. At the athletics meeting before Wimbledon we managed to win the third time consecutively.
W. Kemp won the individual Victor Ludorum. In cricket we try to win but fortune is against us. We were very sorry to lose V. King, A.
Gray, M. Covvens and M. Bradley. We will soon be losing three more.
I wish, on behalf of the House, all members of staff a happy Summer holiday.
There is one more thing. We congratulate B. Filby on being appointed our new House Captain.
H/C FILBY AND Prefect MOUNTAIN.

KINNAIRD HOUSE NOTES
I have great pleasure in writing the news of Kinnaird House. SPORT : We came third in the Inter-House Athletics which were held in June.
At the time of writing these Notes we are doing well at cricket being top of the league. The swimming sports are almost here and we hope to
win the Cup as we have not won any other School event this year.
At Easter we had to say good-bye to Robert Boltwood (who was our football Captain), David Wiggett, Terence Davies, David Allen and
Graham Tortice. Anthony Cann and Colin Tregellis have entered the House.
Monitors, R. BONE, M. HOPCROFT

MOUNT STEPHEN HOUSE NOTES

Since the last GOLDONIAN was printed many changes have occurred in the house. First I am sure you will join me in congratulating
T. Allen who was made School Captain at the beginning of the term and later an apprentice. Prefects Mitchell and Robertson were also made
apprentices.
We welcome two new prefects to our house, Prefects Lee and Stephenson and hope they will be successful at their new job.
In the Inter-House Sports Mount Stephen were second. Praise should be given to' Arthur Steadman who was runner-up in the intermediate
Victor Ludorum. Although we didn't top the cricket league we still have high hopes for the "knock-out" cup.
I would like to wish all the boys going on leave a happy holiday and say to those going to Dymchurch "Don't get too sunburnt".
M. BRIERLEY, House Captain.

PELHAM HOUSE NOTES
We are here again to sum up the events of the past term. It will be the last time we shall write our House Notes and we take opportunity of
thanking all those who have helped us in our duties. At the end of the Summer holidays we shall be moving to a Senior House.
Other boys who will be leaving the House are W. Turner., F. Randall, E. Smith, C. Cummins and R. Taylor.
These boys have worked hard for the House.
We have had a good season at cricket and hope to enter a for the swimming sports.
We would like to wish Mr. and Mrs. Wheatley and family, Mr. and Mrs. Corbett and family and all staff and boys, an enjovable holiday.
Monitors B. CUMMINGS AND J. DAVJES.

NEW ENTRANTS DURING SUMMER TERM, 1955

Name
BOOT, B.
FIELDS, J.
CLARK, E.
GIBBS, J.
GlLLINGHAM, C.
OSBORNE, N.
JEFFERIES, F.
KNIGHT, F.
MOSSMAN, W.
ROBINS, B.
CONSTANTINE, D.
HORSBURGH, S.
TREGELLIS, C.
CANN, A.
HAYNES, P.



HOUSE NOTES

From
Barkingside
Ash dene
Ashdene
Boarding Out
Boarding Out
Garden City
Barkingside
Windsor
Hollins Hall
Furze Court
Hollins Hall
Newcastle
Garden City
Garden City
Barkingside

Trade
Carpenter
Bootmaker
Printer
Sheet-metal Worker
Sheet-metal Worker
Sheet-metal Worker
Carpenter
Bootmaker
Gardener
Gardener
Bootmaker
Gardener
Carpenter
Sheet-metal Worker
Printer

G. Smith, School Captain,
November,1954-April,1955

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