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No. 43 Autumn, 1941.

 

 

SPEAKING EDITORIALLY.
This is the second evacuation number of the Monovian, the previous one having been issued at the close of our stay in Colchester. We have now been in Leominster, a small country tow of Herefordshire, for fifteen months. We have had many wanderings-Ampthill, Co1chester, Bromyard, Leominster-and hope that our present abode proves the last before our return at the close of hostilities. Our hope is the stronger, as we are comfortably settled here, with excellent facilities for work. For these we are specially grateful to Mr. Green, Headmaster of the Leominster Grammar School, and his staff. They have spared no effort to accommodate us in every way.To all in the town, also, who are housing and looking after our boys we express our appreciation and thanks. We regret to announce that our Headmaster, Mr. Goodall, resigned at the end of last term. He had been with us for ten years. He was educated at Queen Mary's Grammar School, Basingstoke, and Reading University, and graduated at I.ondon University. His first appointment was at the Royal Naval Academy, Bognor. From there he went successively to Ashford Grammar School and Ealing County School, where he was Senior Mathematics and Second Master. From l928 to 1930 he was Headmaster of Falmouth Grammar School, and in 1931 came as Head to Monoux. Mr. Emery has been appointed Acting Headmaster. Many members of the Staff have joined the Forces and the numbers of the School in Leominster are small. We carry on, however, and hope to see the Monoux School once more complete and flourishing after the War, A large number of Old Monovians are serving in the Navy, Army and Air Force. The lists appearing in the Magazine are necessarily incomplete. We shall be glad of further information. The Decorations gained by Old boys are a source of great pride to the School. To the relatives of those who have fallen, The School desires to extend its most heartfelt sympathy in their grievous loss.