School; Valete

Valete - 1955

 

Valete 1955

A. CHAMBERS. 1947-54; Prefect, 1953-54; Whittingham House Captain; Librarian.
Alan's happy disposition and quiet nature enabled him to carry out the many tasks assigned to him with efficiency and success. Apart from running the Art Society, he took an active part in the activities of the School Council, the Film Club, the Inter-Schools' Classical Society, the Historical Society, the Debating Society and the Choir.
He also took a considerable interest in sport, especially football and both field and track athletics. His scholastic ability won him a place at St. John's College, Oxford, after he has finished his National Service.

J. I. PRITCHARD. 1946-54 Prefect, 1953-54; Librarian; Secretary of the Dramatic Society.
Pritch's logical reasoning brought a touch of sanity to the more heated arguments frequently to be heard raging in the Prefects' Room.
He will perhaps be best remembered for his stage appearances, which earned him the Alan Chittenden Prize for Dramatics. He made up for his lack of interest in sport by his support of many School Societies. He is now at Birmingham University, continuing his study of English Literature.

A. J. McINTOSH. 1946-54; Prefect, 1953-54; 2nd XI Cricket Captain; Half-colours, Tennis.
Alan's nickname, which need not be mentioned here, seems inexplicable in view of the fact that, during his period of office, he held the singular record of never giving a single noting, which fact will probably earn him "posthumous" honours from the Lower School.
Despite his apparent lack of interest in work, he managed to come top in the country for physics in last year's Civil Service Examinations, and he now holds a place at Sheffield University, where he is probably still showing a far greater interest in sport than in work.

J. M. MOORE. 1947-54; Prefect, 1953-54; Half-colours, Tennis.
Johnny's enthusiasm and love of detail invariably meant that the task on which he was engaged was carried out painstakingly and successfully. His volubility manifested itself in several bewildering outbursts at meetings of the Debating Society and the I.S.D.G., and, as an editor of The Bulletin, he was able to prove his powers of organization.
His other indoor interests were the French Film Club, Short Story and Classical Societies, and the C.E.W.C., and in the sporting field he gained half-colours for tennis and regularly played football and badminton. He is at present on a Russian course in the R.A.F.

D. BABBAGE. 1947-54; Prefect, 1953-54; School Rugby XV.
Don's keenness and jovial disposition made him both an efficient and popular prefect, a combination which is too uncommon. Although he would be the first to admit that he was not in the first flight, he entered into most sports with enthusiasm and enjoyment. For his weight, he had a considerable turn of speed, which enabled him to get into the School Rugby XV, in which he would probably have been quite a success, had it become a more regular feature of School life.

T. J. CANN. 1947-54; Prefect, 1953-54.
Terry, now studying Economics at Cambridge, was well known for his forthright opinions and for his lack of reticence in expressing them. Seldom could he be found not engaged in a heated argument on any subject which happened to crop up and with anyone who happened to be available. The memory of his verbal battles with Ron Tamplin will be cherished by all who heard them. It is not surprising, therefore, that his main interests should be the Debating Society and the I.S.D.G., although he took part in many sporting activities, including athletics, tennis and football.

P. E. CHAPMAN. 1947-54; Prefect, 1954; Vice-captain, Morris; Librarian; School Council.
Not partaking in any sporting activities, Phil extended his energies into more intellectual channels. Vice-Captain of Morris, he was a very efficient Librarian for two years, and a conscientious member of the School Council.
Throughout its all too short life, the French Film Club was indebted to him, as was the "ordinary" Film Club, and he also took an active part in the Dramatic, Operatic, Classical and Short Story Societies and the Choir. After two years in the Army, he will begin training as a teacher at the Westminster Training College.

K. H. CARTER. 1947-54; Prefect, 1953-54; Morris House Captain; Librarian; Editor of The Bulletin; School Council.
Possessed of boundless energy, Kelvin was one of the busiest of prefects, his varied interests embracing almost all branches of School activities. The best interests of the School were always foremost in his thoughts. He ran the Art Society with Alan Chambers, and the Dramatic Society often benefited from his considerable artistic talent when sets or scenery were required.
When one considers that he took part in the School Council, Local Studies' Group, Historical and Classical Societies and was School representative and Chairman of the Walthamstow Junior Accidents' Prevention Council, it is remarkable that he also managed to find time to do enough work to gain a well-deserved place at Reading University, where he is now studying art.

A. J. RUMSEY. 1946-54; School Captain, 1953-54; Mallinson House Captain; Basketball Captain; Cricket half-colours; 2nd XI Football; County Major Scholarship.
To take over the School Captaincy from Michael Twyman was indeed a difficult task, but Tony proved more than equal to it. He carried out all his arduous duties with quiet efficiency, gaining the support and respect of Staff, prefects and the School as a whole by his cheerfulness, conscientiousness and consideration.
A keen sportsman, Tony took part, with considerable success, in all branches of the School's sporting life. During the year in which he was Chairman of the School Council, a pleasing sense of sanity pervaded the meetings. He was also a keen supporter of School societies, and attended meetings of the Debating and Discussion Society, Radio Club and Film Club when he could.
Surprising as it may seem, Tony, also found time to do a considerable amount of work, which gained him a County Major Scholarship and a place at Leeds University, where he is now studying chemical engineering.

M. C. HEAD. 1947-54; Prefect, 1953-54; Chief Librarian; Secretary of the School Council; Secretary of the Debating and Discussion Society; School Representative for C.E.W:C.
Michael, sometimes referred to by less respectful members of the School as 'Big,' had something to do with most things that went on in the School. During the winter, he was often to be seen running about the football field, refereeing junior School matches, while during the summer he provided the 1st XI with an exceptionally neat and efficient scorer. He took part in many Dramatic Society productions, was a keen and regular member of the I.S.D.G., and, in connection with his work for ~C.E.W.C., he once carried the Russian flag in a rally at the Albert Hall.
He was an efficient, if slightly eccentric, prefect, and was one of the most prominent of the colourful body of prefects which held office last year. He will always be remembered in the Prefects' Room because of the name Head, which is carved on the shelf on which he kept his books.

M.I. CASH. 1947-54; Prefect, 1953-54; Spivey House Captain: Librarian; Football colours; State Scholarship.
Martin was fortunate in that, while appearing to waste as much time as the rest of us, he still managed to do more work than most, and so gained outstandingly good results in his Advanced and Scholarship Level examinations. He seemed, however, to possess a spirit which would have been more at home in the body of an adventurer than in a schoolboy. Instead, he gave vent to his exuberance on the football field and in the Prefect's Room. A regular member of the 1st XI football, he also played rugger with great enjoyment, if with little science, on the one occasion when a School team was put into the field. The Prefects' Room misses his cheery manner, lively wit, and unerring aim with any missile which happened to be handy.

I. GLOGOWSKY. 1947-54; Prefect 1954; Librarian; County Major Scholarship.
'Glog's' rather diminutive size and his unpredictable behaviour made him a butt for much prefectorial humour, and would-be 'aggressors ' found in him a worthy rival for their wit. His boundless drive and energy saw the birth and rebirth of many School societies, and apart from his valuable work for the French Film Club, and the Short Story Society, he was a strong prop of the Debating and Discussion Society, the School Council and, above all, the Dramatic Society. He will be deservedly remembered for his performance as Cleopatra, Natalya, the Queen, Casca and in several one act plays.

R: F. WYTON. 1947-54; Prefect, 1953-54; Allpass House Captain; Football Captain; Tennis Captain; Athletics Captain; 1st XI Cricket.
Bob was truly one of the great characters of Monoux. He must be one of the finest all-round sportsmen the School has ever produced, and his very great football ability has been amply rewarded by his numerous appearances in County games. His easy-going nature and immense good humour won him friends, and admirers throughout the School, although certain members of the Staff must often have been a little bewildered by his 'will o' the wisp' act.

D. M. LAUGHARNE. 1946-54; Prefect, 1952-54; Higham House Captain; Swimming Captain; Basketball colours; County Major Scholarship.
Owing to the fact that be 'jumped' a year lower down the School, Malc spent four years in the Sixth form and thus became recognised as an institution, so that, on his passing from our midst, several members of the Staff, and the majority of the School, were heard to exclaim, "What, Laugharne leaving?" An authority on all things electrical, it was rare that he could be seen without a gadget in his hand, and the Prefects' Room seems rather bare without at least one shelf strewn with his weird and wonderful apparatus

D. MILLER. 1946-54; Prefect, 1952-54; Basketball colours; 2nd XI Cricket; 3rd XI Football.
'Meun' (from 'meunier'-miller), apart from his success at basketball, also entered with spirit, if not with as much success, into the fields of football, rugger, cricket, tennis, swimming and athletics. A lively spirit in the Prefects' Room, and indeed throughout the School, he was part originator of many of the interesting diversions which occurred in that most fascinating of rooms. Although a scientist, he did not regard the activities of the more important side of the Sixth form in the way that many scientists do, and he was a regular member of the Debating and Discussion Society, the French Film Club and the Inter-Schools' Discussion Group.

 

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