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RGS High Wycombe School Crest

Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe

Old School Photos 1958-1967

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31 March 2014: 'Memories: RGS High Wycombe' is a new Flickr group I have set up which anyone can join to browse or share images connected with the school in some way. There are already several hundred photos and scans there.

4 March 2014: John Havard continues to be a great help in updating the School Honours Board and RGS Masters (1943-72) pages. John's latest message included the doleful news that Mark Carritt, who won an open scholarship in physics to University College, Oxford, in 1964 died as long ago as 1975. I am conscious that there are major gaps in the content of these pages owing to the fact that I don't have any copies of the Wycombiensian between 1973 and 2000 (when more school info became available on the internet) - further details here. It would be great if someone who does possess Wycombiensians and/or Grey Books for this era could pass on information from them (particularly deaths and Old Boys' Notes).

22 February 2014: Steve Mardell (RGS 1951-57) wrote in with a couple of names for the Tylers Wood photo of 1955: MVJ (Mike) Hayward 5US and TJ (Tim) Gowan 6S2. Thanks, Steve.

12 February 2014: Graham Smith sent me scans of the souvenir programme for HM the Queen's visit on 6 April 1962, plus a more detailed two-page plan of the visit for internal school use. Interesting material. Many thanks, Graham.

12 February 2014: Ian Bevan (RGS 1956-61) kindly supplied some more photos of the 1960 CCF Band, performing in Wycombe High Street. I've added these to some previously submitted and placed one this page. Many thanks, Ian.

8 February 2014: David Orchard (RGS 1956-63) has very kindly sent me two photos of the school tennis team's remarkable success in the Youll Cup in 1963, when they became the first grammar school to win this national competition. I have put up a page with the photos and reports from the Wycombiensian here, and also a Flickr set with the same photos plus those of the successful retention of the trophy in 1964. Many thanks, David.