In consequence of a fever having broken out, it was broken up on Saturday, May 6th 1848 and 6 weeks holiday was given, that is to say in addition to the regular Whitsuntide holidays. The fever proved fatal in 2 cases, both in College.
The eight asked leave on the 29 of April (when there was an early play for the Westminster dinner) to go there accustomed row to Richmond but after some deliberation were refused as Mr Weare stated to the Head Master that it was only a leave of recent years although now the names would not allow as the time by which before the recent leave was given that Westminsters were enabled to go up the river
Charles F Luttrell West
In consequence of the change of Masters & alterations in College we had 3 weeks added to our Bartholomew-tide Holidays
On ___ our Dean (Wilberforce) having been consecrated Bishop of Oxford, Dr Buckland Canon of Ch Ch Oxford was appointed Dean of Westminster and came to the play on the last night when he gave us an extra week, at the Xmas vacation
The Prince of Wales’ Birthday happening this year on a Sunday we had leave out on Friday after 5 and no school on Saturday instead of a whole Holiday on Monday. There was likewise leave out in the same week on Tuesday at 5 till Thursday morning Wednesday being the 5th of November.
C.F.L West OP.
The new Dean Dr. Wilberforce got us an extra week making the Bartholomewtide Holidays seven weeks.
August 3d 1845
On Saturday July 5th /45. we had an Early Play, because Ingram Sr. had fortunately taken a First Class in his College Examinations at Cambridge.
J. Preston O.P.
On May 27th being the day on which the Queens Birthday was kept (& which had generally fallen in the Whitsuntide Holidays, but did no this year owing to their early commencement) the Sixth had leave up Town in the Evening to see the illuminations.
During the Whitsuntide Holidays on ___ died Dr. E. Goodenough formerly Head Master of Westminster at his own Deanery, Wells, in Somersetshire. He dropped down dead whilst walking round his grounds with one of his younger sons W. Goodenough then at Westminster in the Fourth Form. He left a large family.
This year no holiday task was set at Whitsuntide proving the truth of what I advanced at No 287.