No 579

This last half year we have decided on establishing here “Athletic Sports” so accordingly a committee was formed to take this into consideration consisting of Gumbleton (Capt), J. L. Swale (Prin. Opp.)(which members of the school (named Capt & Prin Opp) always to be considered members), A J. Mackey T.B, H.B Maurice Q.S, A.P. Dawson Q.S, W. Winter T.B, B.N. Thomas, T.B. Barker QS having rejected to this election on the ground of Forster T.B having canvassed for them. The 5 selected members conferred and after rather a stormy meeting, were electively a […] majority than before. Jealousy had no a doubt a part deal to do with Barker’s rejection, he thinking he ought to have been elected as Q.S. captain of the eleven.

J. L. Swale

Prin. Opp.

No 578

Two of the masters Rev. Weare and Bonney the mathematician master left at the end of the Midsummer term and were presented with each a testimonial by the T.B. Weare with a coffee service, and Bonney with a silver inkstand. Rev. W. Ingram O.W. has taken Weare’s place as second master and a Mr Scriven. Bonney’s Yr remain: to be seen how they will be liked.

J. L. Swale

Prin. Opp.

No 575

Scott told us that for the future (dating from Whitsuntide 1861) early plays would be done away with and that as a compensation for it, the half past seven school during the summer half year would be done away with. It is only an exchange for the worse during the summer half year on account of the cricket matches. Early Abbey is also done away with, and an early service on Saints-days [initiated?] instead.

J.L. Swale

Prin. Opp.