Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe
Old School Photos of the 1950s and 1960s
Long-Serving RGS Masters
The list below is reproduced from an appendix at the back of the School History. A much more extensive list of RGS Masters from the turn of the century to the 1970s may be found here.
Brief notices of those assistant masters in order of their appointment who by 1961 had taught for at least ten years at the School during E. R. Tucker’s Headmastership. Those whose careers were outlined in the previous chapter are omitted.
E.C. MILLINGTON. M.Sc. (London). 1928. Senior Science Master. Sixth Form Master. Officer in A.T.C. during war. Left to become H.M.I. in 1946.
S. MORGAN. B.Sc. (Leeds). 1930. Senior Geography Master. Librarian until 1935. Housemaster of King’s House from 1935 to 1946. Officer in A.T.C. during war. Second Master from 1946. Secretary of General Games Committee from 1946 to 1953.
W. N. BICKNELL. M.A. (Oxon). 1930. Exhibitioner of Jesus College. Senior English Master. Edited Wycombiensian. In charge of 1st XV from 1939. Housemaster of “House”, later Queen’s, from 1933. Tuckshop Committee from 1931. Commanded A.T.C. Squadron during war. Left in 1944 to take up Headmastership of Tadcaster Grammar School.
C. E. C. EASTMAN. B.A (Oxon). (App. 1930. PT. and Assistant Boarding House Master until 1933 when he went up to Oxford.) Reappointed 1936. History. Commanded O.T.C. from 1937 to 1942, after which he served with K.O.S.B. during war. Took up post in industry without returning to School.
S.E. ALDRIDGE. M.A (Cantab). 1934. English. Librarian from 1935. Officer in O.T.C. during war. Left in 1944 to become Senior English Master at Falmouth Grammar School.
T. H. PRICE. B.Sc. (London). 1935. Senior Chemistry Master. Commanded A.T.C. from 1944 to 1946. Left in 1946, and later became Headmaster of Victoria County Secondary Boys’ School, Watford.
J. O. ROBERTS. M.A (Oxon). 1935. Classics. Assistant Housemaster in School House in 1939/40. Served with R.AF. during war. Commanded air section of C.C.F. of which he was Second-in-Command from 1947. Left in 1951 to become a Housemaster and Senior Classics Master at Hardye’s School, Dorchester.
W. CLARK. M.A (Cantab). 1936. Scholar of Selwyn College. Senior Mathematics Master. Served with R.A. throughout war. Housemaster of Fraser House from 1951 to 1957.
C. M. HAWORTH. MA. (Cantab). 1936. Scholar of St. John’s College. Senior Classics Master from 1946. Served with Indian Army during war. In charge of Rugby Football from 1947 to 1957. Secretary to General Games Committee from 1961.
R. PATTINSON. T.D., E.R.D., M.A. (Cantab). 1936. Chemistry. Served with R.A. throughout war. Commanded C.C.F. from end of war. Housemaster of Tyler’s Wood from 1948. English golf international.
M. M. DAVIES. B.A. (Swansea). 1937. Modern Languages. Served with Intelligence Corps during war. Officer in army section of C.C.F. Housemaster of Uplyme since 1948. Senior German Master from 1960. Master in charge of tennis since war.
T. E. HOOD. B.Sc. (London). 1937. Biology. Served with R.E., later with R.A., during war. Commanded first naval section in C.C.F. from 1951 to 1954. Left in 1955 to join staff of Torquay Grammar School.
H. W. JOHNSON. (Culham). 1940. Mathematics and Engineering Drawing. Old Boy of School Officer in A.T.C. during war and since in air section of C.C.F. Assistant Housemaster at School House from 1940 to 1946, at Tyler’s Wood from 1948. Housemaster of Queen’s House 1944/5. First Scoutmaster of Boarders’ (25th High Wycombe) Scout Troop. In charge of cricket from 1946. Secretary to General Games Committee from 1953 to 1961.
A. S. HETT. M.A. (Oxon). 1943. Hockey blue. Modern Languages. Served as pilot with R.F.C. in first world war. Absent, teaching at Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ontario during 1947/8.
L.T. HOLLINGWORTH. B.A. (Reading). 1945. English. Housemaster of Disraeli House from 1947 to 1956. Officer in army section of C.C.F. Head of Junior School from 1957.
F. S. ELDRIDGE. B.A. (London). 1945. Modern Languages. Housemaster of Arnison House from 1953. In charge of tuckshop. Left to become Senior Modern Languages Master at Sudbury Grammar School.
R. HOWARD. B.A. (Leeds). 1945. English. Assistant Housemaster at School House from 1946. Scoutmaster of Boarders’ (25th High Wycombe) Scout Troop. Left in 1955 to teach at the British School in Istanbul.
T. V. SHEPPARD. M.Sc. (London). 1945. Geography. Served with R.A.F. during war. In charge of cross-country running from 1946.
G. M. JONES. B.Sc. (Wales). 1946. Mathematics. Housemaster of Youens House from 1951. Left in 1956 to become Second Master at Langley Grammar School.
A. D. LEGGETT. M.A. (Oxon). 1946. Physics. Served with R.A.F. during war. Housemaster of Arnison House 1957/8. Assisted air section of C.C.F. from 1946 to 1950.
S.A. MALE. M.A. (Cantab). 1946. Scholar of Sidney Sussex College. Classics. Served with A.E.C. during war. Secretary of School National Savings Branch from 1948.
E. MEWSE. M.Sc., M.Ed. (Durham). 1946. Senior Science Master. Served with R.A.F. during war. Commanded air section of C.C.F. of which he is Second-in-Command from 1951.
H. SCOTT. MA. (Cantab). 1946. Exhibitioner of St. John’s College. Mathematics. Served with R.A. throughout war. Housemaster of Fraser House from 1957, of King’s from 1958.
G. G. BROWNING. M.A. (Oxon). 1947. Religious Instruction and History. Served with Indian Army, later on Staff, during war. In charge of R.I. from appt. Acted as Q.M. to C.C.F. from 1949. Careers Master from 1958.
L. J. ASHFORD. M.A. (Cantab). 1947. Exhibitioner of Sidney Sussex College. Senior History Master. Served with R.A.S.C. and A.E.C. during war. Schoolmaster’s Studentship at Balliol College, Oxford, 1959. Published History of High Wycombe 1960. Left in 1960 to become Headmaster of Burnham Grammar School (a new school).
E. JONES. B.A. (Cardiff). 1947. Senior Modern Languages Master from 1952.
L. W. PINER. F.R.C.O. 1947. Director of Music from 1952, until shortly before his death in 1957 after a long illness.
N. H. WHITE. M.A. (Cantab). 1948. Modern Languages. In charge of Spanish. Served as pilot with R.A.F during war. Officer in air section of C.C.F. In charge of tuckshop since 1957.
A. C. HILLS. M.A., A.K.C. (London). 1949. Scholar of King’s College. Senior English Master. Librarian. Editor of Wycombiensian.
A. L. RUNSWICK. M.A. (Cantab). 1950. Scholar of Jesus College. English. Assistant Housemaster at School House from 1955 until he left in 1960 to become Senior English Master at University College School.
J. B. BENSON. M.A. (Cantab). 1951. Scholar of Christ’s College. Classics. Served with R.N. during war. In command of naval section of C.C.F. from 1962.
E. J. PERFECT. B.A. (Oxon). 1951. English and Russian. Served with Glider Pilot Regt. during war. Started Russian studies in the School in 1953. Housemaster of Disraeli House from 1958.