The following is a list of the sixth at Xmas 1826
Those with an asterisk at the end of their name are Home Boarders of whom Davis, Findlater and Tennyson were the only ones invited by the Boarders. [to the Sixth Dinner – see No. 73]
After the ineffectual attempt that was made last year the close of the present was distinguished by the revival of the Sixth Dinner after an intermission of 6 years; if directed with a little caution there is every probability that it will again by established into a custom. It was held as formerly at the Thatched House and three of the most respectable Home boarders were invited. Mitchell was president and Davis, Home boarder, vice president. The Dinner was served at 6 o’clock precisely and was kept up with the greatest spirit until 9 o’clock.
Ld Kerry, Lendon and Levett were absent at the time of dinner, from Westminster on account of ill-health.
The annual match between the TB and KS was played as usual in Tothill Fields which was won by the latter by 8 Wickets. Dr Goodenough as he had before frequently intimated forbid the customary dinner and would only allow a luncheon between the Innings. The following were the players.
The success of the KS may in some measure be attributed to the absence of three of our men who all played in former matches two of whom would have bowled in the present.
In May 1826 Preston, usher of the Shell was raised to the Under-mastership on the retirement of Mr Bull who was compelled by ill health to leave the situation which he had filled since 1821.
After the Christmas Vacation (1826) Dr Goodenough appointed the French Master M. Grandineau, to attend during lockers at Preston’s,
A dispute having arisen between the TB and KS whether the latter is protected by being in the Sixth form from fighting a TB in a lower form was decided in the affirmative.