It had been found necessary to add a new panel for the names of two new benefactors of Westminster, namely, the Rev. J. Marshall and G. Gumbleton Esq. The former of whom has given a sum of money to be expended upon an annual prize to the Shell; the latter a like sum upon a School prize for English Verse.
The subjects for the Phillimore prose & verse prizes were a passage from Livy XXVI & the first chorus from Phoenissae of Euripides. The prizes were awarded to L.S. Bristowe.
The town boys in Sixth are, Christmas 1874
M.M. Rodocanachi, prin. opp.
Ireland Verse. No first prize.
2nd – E.V. Arnold
The Athletic Sports came off this year on the 14th and 15th.
The Committee were –
E.V. Arnold. M.M Rodocanachi. E. Waddington. E.H Alington. J.F. Reeks. [Either James Albert Reeks 1860-1944, or Charles Frederick Reeks 1857-1935]. A.B. Cartwright. J.A Batley.
The under 15 Cricket Race.
Secretan. Robinson. Fox.
M.M. Rodocanachi (T.B.), Bolton. 2. Macnamara 3. Holthouse 4. Ellis & Reeks.
Won very easily by about 80 yds.
Time 5.8 ½ secs. 2nd best time done at Vincent Square. Best 4.50 by R. Tomlinson.
Flat Race Under 15
Leggatt. Ritchie. Petrocochino. 12 ½ secs.
440 yds. 16.
Black 1. Fox 2. Macnamara, H. 62 secs.
100 under 16.
Frere. Barber. Gamble. 11 ¾
Batley (TB) 4.6 1/2 . Hyde Clarke 2.
Hammer under 16
Barber. 87.8. Ashton. 80.8.
½ Mile with Hurdles
Alington. Rodocanachi. Waddington.
A very good race throughout.
Time 2 min 29 ½
Rodocanachi TB led until the 3 hurdle when Alington who is by far the best jumper caught him up.
440 15 Challenge Cup
This race was very well contested between the 2 & 3.
Petrocochino 1. J. Fox. 2. W. Cuppage.
Cuppage ran well for his size & had a close race for third place.
Old Westminster Race
Harrison. Boyd. Leggatt. All T.Bs.
The prizes were distributed by Mrs. Scott.
C. M. Lush (Grants) and E. Mee (Rigauds) at the Whitsuntide Election this year won both the ‘Tripletts’ – H. D. Farrell (H. B.) also received a sum of money (£100).
A.P. Hill PO
The Greek Iambic Prize was gained by E. Mee (T. B.) who also took it last year, so the second fellow Otter Brindy (Q. S.) got half the prize.
This term some very interesting lectures on heat have been given by Mr Tomlinson; there is to be an Examination in it and special prizes given for it at Xmas.
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.
The Athletic Sports this year took place on Oct. 12 and 13. There were two Town Boys on the committee, O.S. Macleay (Grant’s) and W. L. Pemberton (Grant’s). The mile was won by Vidal (Q. S.) in 5.20. In the races open to all Birchett (Rigauds) was third for the mile, Noyes won the long jump (16.4), Leggatt *Grants) was third in 100 yds hurdles, Jackson (Rigauds) obtained first prize in throwing at the wicket & second in throwing the hammer, Hill (Grant’s) was second in half-mile hurdles, Leggatt (Grant’s) carried off second prize in the high jump & third in 100 yds flat race. Roche (home boarder) was second in the 440 yds. The Consolation Race was run in 37 secs. by Pemberton (Grants), Busk (Rigauds) being second and Roope (Grants) third – the prizes were given away in school room & some confusion arose with the rule, stated below, wh. was made by Scott in order that all the prizes might not be carried off by two or three good runners:
“No competitor to take for himself more than two first prizes in any year, or to take the prize in the same contest in successive years.’
This is not meant to interfere with his holding or having his name inscribed as the winner on a Challenge Cup or other Prize wh. does not become the property of the holder: but merely that, in such a case, the Prizes which are so appropriated shd. be given to those next in order in the result. This rule was issued in Oct. but was not entered by Macleay.
A. P. Hill
There are this half seven Town-Boys in the Sixth:
C.M. Lush (H. B.)
E. M. Mee (H. B. Rigaud’s)
W. L. Pemberton (H. B. Grant’s)
J. L. Andrews (Rigaud’s)
A. P. Hill (Grant’s)
J. M. Macpherson (H. B. Grant’s)
H. H. O’Farrell (H. B.)
All boys must now learn either drawing or singing and the first and second division in mathematics have to take up either Applied Mechanics or Astronomy.
A. P. Hill
This month (July 51/) a race was got up in outrigger pair oars for jests. The first boat having a quart & the 2nd two pint pewter pots. It was won after a beautiful race by Wright & Berens; Vincent & Hunt being second. The race was from Putney Br. to Battersea. For particulars vid. Water Ledger.