Alexander Raban Waugh (1898-1981) attended Sherborne School from September 1911 until he was asked to leave a year early in July 1915.   The following photographs feature Alec Waugh and show Sherborne School as it would have appeared during his time here:

Entrance to Sherborne School

The entrance to Sherborne School, c.1910.  This gateway was replaced in 1923 by the Gatetower entrance.

School House, Sherborne School

School House at Sherborne School where Alec Waugh boarded from 1911 to 1915.  School House was run by the Headmaster, Nowell Charles Smith (‘The Chief’ in The Loom of Youth).

School House Dining Room, 1899.

The School House Dining Room where Alec ate all his meals and is described in The Loom of Youth.

Nowell Smith (The Chief)

The Headmaster, Nowell Charles Smith (‘The Chief’ in The Loom of Youth).

G.M. Carey (The Bull)

G.M. Carey (‘The Bull’ in The Loom of Youth).

Sherborne OTC camp at Tidworth Pennings, 1913. Alec Waugh may the boy standing second from the right.

Sherborne OTC camp at Tidworth Pennings, 1913.  Alec Waugh may be the boy looking at the ground, second from the right.

Sherborne School 1st XI, 1914. Alec Waugh is seated on the left in the front row.

Sherborne School 1st XI, 1914.  Alec Waugh is seated in the front row on the left.

Sherborne School 1st XI v Old Shirburnian Society, c.1914. Alec Waugh is seated in the front row, second from the left.

Sherborne School 1st XI v Old Shirburnian Society, 1914.  Alec Waugh is seated in the front row, second from the left.

School House 2 Cock XV, 1914. Alec Waugh is seated in the middle row, second from the left.

School House 2 Cock XV, 1914.  Alec Waugh is seated in the middle row, second from the left.

School House Thirds, 1914. Alec Waugh is seated in the middle row, second from the left.

School House Thirds, 1914.  Alec Waugh is seated in the middle row, second from the left.

Sherborne School 1st XV, 1914. Alec Waugh is standing in the back row, third from left.

Sherborne School 1st XV, 1914.  Alec Waugh is standing in the back row, third from left.

The Sophists society, Sherborne School, 1914. Alec Waugh (wearing a bonnet) is seated in the second row, third from the left.

The Sophists society, c.1914.  Alec Waugh (wearing a bonnet) is seated in the second row, third from the left.

School House Senior XI, 1915. Alec Waugh is seated in the middle row, second from left.

School House Senior XI, 1915.  Alec Waugh is seated in the middle row, second from left.

Sherborne XI v. Tonbridge XI, 1915. Alec Waugh is seated in the second row on the right-hand side.

Sherborne XI v. Tonbridge XI, June 1915. Alec Waugh is seated in the second row on the right-hand side.

Sherborne School 1st XI, 1915. Alec Waugh is seated in the middle row, first from left.

Sherborne School 1st XI, 1915.  Alec Waugh is seated in the middle row, first from left.

For further information about Sherborne School’s Alexander Raban Waugh Archive please contact the School Archivist.

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