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Posted on: Jul 27, 2017 at 7:38 PM
Back on 28th June I published a couple of items on this Notice Board that had been sent to me by Jane Marsh (nee W
hittle) our last Schoolkeeper's daughter that she'd found in a copy of Guy Boas's book A Teacher's Story which she also sent me. There was one other snippet with the others but I've only just got around to making it available for you to see. The Reveille was always compulsory reading in our house (well, flat) when I was a boy and this article, based on pieces taken from Guy's book, appeared in The Reveille of September 12th-18th, 1963. Right click your mouse cursor on it and use Open in Link New Tab or Open Link in New Window (or something similar that your version of Windows will call it) to increase the size. Even simpler still, just click on the photo/image and it will present itself in a new tab on your browser window -
I know some of you live in my locality so I thought I'd pass this on in case you were at a loose end between the 27th July and 6th Auigust. I'm on my local MP's Emailing list and this is part of her latest one. Weather permitting, I might make the Dog and Fox for a pint and an aria -
Cosi Fan Tutte Street Opera 27th July - 6th August 2017
Mozart’s complicated love story re-imagined as a promenade performance along the high street with FREE, unticketed performances to engage new audiences with opera with scenes popping up in cafes, pubs, libraries and supermarkets. Edited to about an hour, the music has been arranged by exciting composer/conductor Leo Geyer with a new modern English libretto by Artistic Director Joanna Turner.
Thursday 27th July 5pm - TOOTING (starting: Gorringe Park Pub, SW17 9HW)
Friday 28th July - 12.45pm - POLLARDS HILL (starting: New Horizon Centre cafe, CR4 1LT)
Friday 28th July - 5pm - RAYNES PARK (starting: Raynes Park Tavern, SW20 0LA)
Wed 2nd August - 1pm - COLLIERS WOOD (starting: M&S Cafe, Savacentre, SW19 1DD)
Thurs 3rd August - 1pm - MORDEN (starting: Civic Centre forecourt SM4 5DX)
Thurs 3rd August - 5pm - WIMBLEDON (starting: Patisserie Valerie on Piazza, SW19 1QB)
Friday 4th August - 1pm - MITCHAM (starting: The Kings Arms, CR4 3HD)
Saturday 5th August - 4pm - WIMBLEDON VILLAGE (starting: The Dog & Fox, SW19 5EA)
Sunday 6th August – 3pm – WIMBLEDON (starting on Wimbledon Piazza, SW19 1QB)
Posted on: Jul 25, 2017 at 11:39 AM
This video was sent to me by Classmate John Conway who received it from ex-Sloane teacher Peter Pallai whose son-in-law, Sam Delaney, just happens to be the man interviewing ex-Sloanie (and ex-most things these days) Alan Johnson on his Sam Delaney's News Thing programme. It was broadcast on the RT UK TV channel, which is based in London's Millbank Tower but is part of the Moscow based RT Network and funded by the Russian government. Make of that what you will but watch the video anyway for its interest to us and for its humour. Peter Pallai makes an appearance so watch through to the end -
Posted on: Jul 22, 2017 at 1:39 PM
The 1962 copy of The Cheynean talks of encouraging younger boys by awarding a 'flash' with the word 'football' or 'cricket' that was to be worn on the blazer pocket of any boy who played at least four times for a representative school team in either of those sports.
Does anyone actually remember receiving or even seeing one of these? I don't, and suspect the idea was very quickly shelved when it was realised how many would have to be produced and what it would cost. Sounded like a good idea to me but might have met with some resentment by members of other Sloane sports teams who weren't included. I dare say some thought may have been given to how the blazer would look if a prolific, multi-talented Sloane schoolboy had a number of 'flashes' sewn on his blazer pocket.
A Mr. A Morris appears in the Satff list for 1954 but I've no idea what he taught. According to the same staff list it was it was Cossins and not Cousins.
Posted on: Jul 04, 2017 at 2:38 PM
Just in case any of you didn't receive my email regarding Jack Pigden I reproduce it below -
I received an email from Jack Pigden's wife, Sue, this morning and I reproduce it below for those of you who know Jack but may be unaware of his situation -
Could you unsubscribe Jack from this site, please and stop sending emails? Sadly his four and a half year fight with dementia is winning and he is currently in hospital and when discharged will be going to a nursing home. He will never be able to read an email or hold a conversation again.
Sad news, and I have complied with her wishes. Naturally, this now means you will be unable to contact Jack through the website but Sue is still happy to receive emails on firstname.lastname@example.org should anyone want to know about Jack's progress.
Posted on: Jun 28, 2017 at 12:50 PM
I've never seen or heard mention of Guy and Pussy having children but out of interest took a look at the possibility and coincidentally, a Robert Owen Boas was born in Kensington, in 1927, to a Mrs Boas, who had the same maiden name (Whitehead) as Guy's wife Augusta (Pussy). Robert died in 2006.
Posted on: Jun 28, 2017 at 12:19 PM
Jane Marsh, is a Guest Member on this site and is also the daughter of Sloane's last Schoolkeeper Mr. Whittle. She kindly sent me a copy of Guy Boas's book A Teacher's Story that had been presented to her mum and dad when Guy left Sloane in 1963. Inside the front cover is a short piece written by Guy. Along with the book, Jane also sent me a lovely (!?) photo of Guy and his wife 'Pussy' that was probably included with the book when Guy presented it to them. For those of you who didn't know, Pussy's maiden name was Augusta Whitehead and they were married in Lymington, Hampshire in 1923. Just out of interest, I checked the 1939 Census to find Guy and Pussy living at 73, Murray Road, Wimbledon. His occupation is shown as Headmaster, Sloane School. Also living there at the time were their Housekeeper, Florence Taylor, George Woods (Plumber), Violet Woods (Parlourmaid) and the Woods's 15 year-old son, William, who was at school. -
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