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Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, 1897

The 20 June 1897, marked the 60th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s accession to the throne.  At Sherborne School there were discussions about how the School should celebrate the occasion.  Suggestions ranged from a day of comic sports which might involve catching pigs with soaped tails, climbing the greasy-pole and sack races, to holding […]

Sherborne Rugby v Hong Kong Warriors Junior Sides

King’s Park, Wednesday 5 July – Kick Off 3pm and 4pm

Sherborne School rugby squad are visiting Hong Kong en route to New Zealand in July.  They will be playing a couple of matches against the Hong Kong Warriors junior sides at King’s Park on Wednesday 5 July.  The matches kick off at 3pm and 4pm […]

Three Peaks Challenge for Opera – Global Youth Foundation

On 7 July Alex Croft (f 09) will be leading a crack team of recruitment consultants as they attempt the Three Peaks Challenge, which involves scaling the three tallest peaks(Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon) in the UK in 24 hours.

They are undertaking the challenge on behalf of Opera Global Youth Foundation (OPERA), the recruitment […]

Dorset Cricketers 1845-2016

Dorset Cricketers by Tony Percival (ACS Publications, 2017)The latest book in the ACS series on Minor Counties cricketers contains biographical details and career figures for the players who have appeared for Dorset from 1845 to 2016.

The book cover features a photograph from the […]

The Ascension Day holiday

The Christian festival of The Feast of the Ascension is held the 40th day of Easter and commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven 39 days after resurrection on Easter Sunday.

English customs associated with Ascension Day included the beating of the parish bounds, well dressing, and the planting of the ‘Penny […]

The empire on which the sun never sets.

Empire Day was celebrated in Britain and her colonies on the 24th May (Queen Victoria’s birthday). Although the date had been celebrated in the colonies from as early as 1902, it was not until 1916 that the date was recognised officially as an annual event by the British Government.

In 1935, Old Shirburnian and […]

Celebrating Shirburnians: Arthur Carr

The 21st May 2017 marks the 124th anniversary of the birth of the England Test cricketer, Arthur William Carr (1893-1963).

Arthur Carr arrived at Sherborne School in September 1907, aged fourteen, having briefly attended Eton College, from where he was expelled for idleness.  While at Sherborne Carr was a member of the 1st XI […]

Westcott House Dinner – Friday 12th May 2017

42 Westcott OS and their guests, 3 former Westcott Housemasters and the widow, Dorothy Cooper, of a 4th returned to Sherborne for a wonderful reunion to celebrate all things Westcottian.  We were very lucky with the weather and were able to enjoy drinks on The Upper before going into the marquee for a fantastic meal, courtesy of our caterers.  […]

Arthur Carr: The Rise & Fall of Nottingham’s Bodyline Captain

Arthur Carr The Rise & Fall of Nottinghamshires Bodyline Captain by Peter WynneThomasA new biography of one of Sherborne’s finest cricketers, A.W. Carr, is now available from Chequered Flag Publishing

In Arthur Carr: The Rise and Fall of Nottinghamshire’s Bodyline Captain, Peter Wynne-Thomas […]