H.W. Jermyn, and old Westminster, having been appointed Bishop of Colombo we received a half holiday on Nov. 23. when the football match between Grants and Rigauds was played, which resulted in each catching a goal. R. P. McKeand kicked the one for Grants.
A P Hill
The Athletics came off on Oct. 17th and 18th, the weather fortunately was fine & there were a good number of spectators – Vidal (R. S.) took the mile in 5. M. 14 S. being an improvement on last year by 6 secs; he also carried off most of the Challenge Cups. Mrs Scott gave away the prizes ‘up fields’ and Scott in his speech abused the governors to the great amusement of his audience.
Some confusion having been caused by Scott’s rules about the distribution of prizes at the Athletics; which rules were made last year, at the request of the Committee he altered them & made the following:-
No Boy to take more than two first prizes.
Any Boy losing a first prize under this rule to claim the second prize for such competition, provided that no Boy shall take more than three prizes in all.
If it should thus happen that a prize or prizes in any competition remain un assigned, such prizes shall not fall to the fourth or fifth boy in such competition, but shall be at the disposal of the Committee to award to such boys as in any of the various sports may have, in the opinion of the Committee, desired & failed to obtain a prize.
In consequence of a number of fellows in the Sixth and Remove having taken to wearing ‘cut-aways’ instead of the ‘tail-coat’, Lush and I asked Scott whether there was any rule about it; after a few days he told us that he had consulted the Masters & thought that as long as dark coats were worn, the wearing of ‘tails’ could not be enforced in the Sixth & Remove.
There are Nine T. Bs. In the Sixth this term:
C.M. Lush (H. B. Grants).
E.M. Mee (H. B. Rigauds).
A.P. Hill (Grants)
H.H. O’Farrell (H. B.)
H.F. Branwell (H. B. Rigauds).
L.B. Birkett (H. B. Rigauds).
E.F. Phillimore (Grants)
J. Ogle. (H. B. Rigauds).
M. Hallett. (H. B.).
As the 21st of September, being a Saint’s day, was the first day of the term properly we got an extra day added on to the seven weeks & came back on the Thursday.
A. P. H.
The T. B. and Q. S. match this year was decided by the first innings in favour of the Q. S. there was no time for the second inning to be finished as McKeand (C. P.) made 84 for the Town Boys or the result might have been different. Trollope (T. B.) got ‘the ball’, R. P. McKeand got the ‘T. B. Money’ and R. W. S. Vidal the Q. S. and the wickets.
On Wednesday July 19th there was a whole holiday (with the exception of school fr. 8-9) for the ‘Busby dinner’ &c Charter House match, which was played at Lords & which resulted in an easy victory for the Westminsters. On the account of last years match the total absence of old Westminsters is mentioned but this year there were very many of them on the ground. Vidal scored 54 and his bowling was fortunately very good.
The school confirmation took place on Sat. Jul 8th in Henry VIIth Chapel when a good many T. B’s and as usual the third elections were confirmed by the bishop of Winchester.
Bickmore having gained a first class in Mathematics at Oxford, we were entitled to a half holiday and Thursday July 13th was given as such.