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In 1927 the number of subscribers to the High School magazine was 700 owing to additional Old Girl subscribers.

School trips were organised to see:

  • Julius Caesar and Macbeth at the Hippodrome
  • Merchant of Venice at Stratford Upon Avon
  • Love's Labours Lost in the school garden by Ben Greet's Players
  • HMS Pinafore
  • French Lectures in Cheltenham.

In the 1928/29 edition It was written that on 31st October Mr Witherby gave a Lantern lecture on "The Making of The Times", and on  26th November Mr Latham lectured on the work of Schubert, with gramophone illustrations.  

On 4 July 10 magazine contributors had the privilege of seeing this magazine being printed by Messrs John Jennings.

News of Old Girls'

Nancy McCrea passed the entrance examination to the Royal College of Art, South Kensington.  She had work accepted for the Autumn Exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

Rosamund Berry was teaching in a Kindergarten for Jewish children in Jaffa.

Freda Hart was studying elocution at thee Royal Academy of Music, London.

Irene Hadley was doing missionary work in the East Indian jungle far away from white people, except the band of missionaries to whom she belongs.  They were teaching them to read and write and be clean and to cut their nails.

Margaret Fletcher was 5th in England in thee Civil Service Examination for Writing Assistant out of 600 candidates.


What's happening in history?

5th of November 1927 : 1st traffic lights start to operate
14th of July 1928 : First National Grid Pylon Erected
30th of September 1928 : The discovery of penicillin
20th of December 1928 : Harry Ramsden opens 1st Fish and Chip Shop
24th of October 1929 : Wall Street Crash