As the British Film Institute reveals the Top 10 most-watched films from its Britain On Film archive, we can reveal that our most-watched archive film footage is … ‘A Year at Sherborne 1965-1966’, which has had 4.2k views!

This 23 minute film, made by David Hardiman (Harper 1961-66), has a groovy 1960s soundtrack and features footage of School activities during David’s last year at Sherborne.

The film includes scenes at Harper House with David’s contemporaries, Aidan Southall, Colin Irvine and David Haworth, and an inter-house cross country race with a youthful Jeremy Irons (Abbey 1962-66).  Viewers can also watch the 1st XV playing Blundell’s on 16 October 1965, a hockey match against King’s School Bruton, an inter-house rugby match between Harper House and Abbeylands, cricket nets, a PT display in the Courts, inter-house athletics on Carey’s, swimming sports in the School’s outdoor swimming bath, and Commem.  Amongst the School staff who can be seen in the film are Headmaster Robert Powell, Abe Gourlay, Sam Hey, Richard Sharpe, Micky Walford, and Peter Currie.  The film also including footage taken at the Pack Monday Fair, the sheep fair in Hound Street, sledging on the Slopes, and a training leaving Sherborne railway station at the end of term.

To view this film and others from the School Archives, visit the Films page on our website.

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Posted 4 December 2019 by Sherborne School Archives.

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