• Sports Day Cancelled - An RLS First?

    Sports Day Cancelled – An RLS First?

    From the school’s website: Sports Day 2012 is now cancelled. It will not be rescheduled and we cannot host house sports either. The ground is too wet for participating on orsitting to spectate (plus more […]

     
  • Another Jolly Hockey Sticks Team

    Another Jolly Hockey Sticks Team

    Professor Mark McCaughrean, the red-hot, red-haired forward, front row (lhs) has supplied this team photo and a list of names. I agree with his suggestions, and have turned some of his question marks into fully-fledged […]

     
  • News from THE PROF

    News from THE PROF

    The Prof  has contacted me from  Austria: I was in the class that did ‘A’ levels in 1983, and was universally known as Prof. As well as being in your chemistry class for ‘O’ and […]

     
  • Jubilation: a  Celebration of Four Latin Maids

    Jubilation: a Celebration of Four Latin Maids

    It’s Day 2 of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and it’s ghastly in Buckingham. Yesterday, I celebrated the event by cycling to a village and visiting its excellent Jubilee exhibition. There I met ex-parents and a […]

     
  • Ed's Shed, Ed's Cricket Team

    Ed’s Shed, Ed’s Cricket Team

    (Click to enlarge image) We picked up the Cricket Pavilion, a.k.a. Ed’s Shed, from a local farmer. Technically, it was mine for a time because I handed over some filthy lucre as the school’s invoicing system […]

     
  • 1974 Boys Hockey Team with Dave West

    1974 Boys Hockey Team with Dave West

    I think it was probably that suave, urbane History Teacher, Mr David West who introduced Hockey as a representative sports for boys at RLS. He was certainly a fine hockey player and a most useful […]

     
  • A Tale of Two Pupils: Caroline & Melanie

    A Tale of Two Pupils: Caroline & Melanie

    News from the South Coast Barbara and Peter Taylor moved south about 14 years ago. Barbara, once a dance tutor I think, at Stowe School now teaches flower arranging and design. The picture shows one of her recent […]

     
  • Invitation to RLS Archive Opening

    Invitation to RLS Archive Opening

    We are formally opening the RLS Archive (which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund) on Tuesday 1st May 2012. You are warmly invited to join us in Rotherfield between 2.00pm and 5.00pm. Cream Teas […]

     
  • Short Leg, Long Leg, Fine Leg and Mary Quant's

    Short Leg, Long Leg, Fine Leg and Mary Quant’s

    c.1975 Sorry, Gary, I know you’re a real Aussie, these days. ED

     
  • 1976 in Ennerdale WHAT A SCORCHER

    1976 in Ennerdale WHAT A SCORCHER

    Phew – some like it hot. This is another image from the Ronnie Smith Picture Archive. I’ll spare the blushes of those couples who didn’t marry, but it was hot, Mum, in 1976 enough to […]