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Embroidered curtain presented to Sam Hey on his retirement from The Green

In 1951, on his retirement as housemaster of The Green, Sam Hey (1904-1977) was presented with an embroidered curtain.

The curtain was signed by every boy then in The Green and their signatures, along with garden flowers, were embroidered onto the curtain by Sam […]

Sherborne’s Olympian sharpshooter: Torsten Ullman

70 years ago on 29 July 1948 the 14th Olympics Games were opened by King George VI at the Empire Stadium at Wembley.

Amongst the competitors was Torsten Ullman, a former Sherborne School pupil, who represented Sweden in the men’s pistol events.

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140 years of Commem

140 years ago on 30 July 1878, the first Commemoration Day (Commem) was held at Sherborne School.

Find out more about the history of Commem at Sherborne School.

Posted 29 June 2018 by Sherborne School Archives.

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Field Society visit to Stonehenge, 28 September 1895.

The following account of a visit made by Sherborne School’s Field Society to Stonehenge on 28 September 1895 was published in The Shirburnian (November 1895):

‘On Saturday, September 28th the Field Society made an expedition to Stonehenge.  An expedition had been suggested in the summer term but had been crowded out by […]

The Bow Bequest

This week Sherborne Foundation is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Bow Society.

But who were Charlie & Louisa Bow?   Find out by following the link to Newell Grange and the Bow Bequest

Posted 11 June 2018 by […]

The Shirburnian cover story

In the 1920s MGM brought Technicolor to the world of film and in the late 1960s the BBC broadcast television programmes in colour for the first time, but it was not until July 1980 that colour images appeared on the cover of The Shirburnian.

We are told that you should not judge […]

70th Anniversary of The Guinea Pig

On the 14 May 1948, the Boulting Brothers arrived at Sherborne to film The Guinea Pig.  This was the first of a number of films made at Sherborne School.

The film starred Richard Attenborough, Sheila Sim, Bernard Miles, Cecil Trouncer, Robert Flemyng and Joan Hickson.

During their stay in Sherborne, the cast […]

Celebrating Shirburnians: Clive Carey

The 30 April 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of the baritone, opera producer, composer and folk song collector, Clive Carey (1883-1968).

Francis Clive Savill Carey, known throughout his life as Clive Carey, was born on 30 May 1883 at Sible Hedingham in Essex.  He attended King’s College choir school, Cambridge, and […]

A Testament of Truth: Charles Hudson and Vera Brittain

Charles Hudson (The Green, 1905-1910) was Sherborne’s highest decorated soldier of WW1. His actions as a platoon commander at the Battle of the Somme in 1916 had resulted in him being awarded a Military Cross and a French Croix de Guerre. In 1917, he again distinguished himself at both Messines […]

Celebrating the Matrons of the School San

International Women’s Day 2018 celebrates the achievements of women in all walks of life.  Today, we honour the unsung heroines of the School Sanatorium – the women who for over 130 years have cared for the boys of Sherborne School.

When one Matron of the San retired in 1924, the following tribute […]