This year ditchleaping was resumed and a party consisting of TBs and QSs proceeded to the Red House on the day preceding the 1st of March, in consequence of the order given out by the Head-Master Liddell two years ago that no ditch leaping was in future to be allowed. I cannot agree with some of the former Head TBs who characterised it as a “beastly” and “absurd” practice*, since I think that if unattended with that “beastly” practice of getting drunk, no one could possibly find fault with it.
J. Gray Pr. Opp.
*vide no “370” and “424”
To day being St Patrick’s day we had an early play, & though it was pouring with rain, several fellows went up to the Red House, & ran a steeple chase in Battersea fields.
This day being the 1st of March (Saturday) the old custom of ditch leaping found its supporters, & two eights went up to the Red House, as they did last year.
J. M. Murray
It having come to Goodenough’s ears by some means or other unknown to us, that the fellows loitered about the Red House both previous to and after going a Ditch Leaping and that one or two fellows indulged rather freely in Spirituous liquors he had thought fit to forbid Ditch leaping but it is to be hoped (as it is not the first time it has been forbidden and carried into effect the following year) that the fellows will still keep it up although perhaps not in quite so public and exposed a manner.