Dave Reynolds has sent in this wonderful photo from 1959.
"When I was in the lower VI form (LVIMod) I snatched a some of shots, with my ancient camera. The prints were lost in a house move decades ago and I thought the negatives had gone as well, but they have now been returned to me by my ex-wife, who must have been having a bit of a clear out. The quality is frankly terrible. They’re all I have.
I must emphasise that the image quality falls well below the sort of quality we expect from modern devices. For what they’re worth, here they are.
The group shot was taken atop one of the air-raid shelters that were still a feature of the school playing fields. It was forbidden to try an enter these and anyway the entrances were locked or blocked. It was possible to peep inside and just make out a jumble of old desks and other academic detritus.
In the back row, from left to right, I can identify Roger Brine, then a don’t know, part hidden behind him, then Giles I think, stooping under the 'NOTICE’, then Mike Hill, a don’t know, Dave Wise (wearing ‘FILLETS’ sign) (with a don’t know hidden behind him), Steve Rhodes (looking to his right), followed by three more don’t know/can’t remembers. Seated or squatting is Chris Holman. The various posters and pieces of printed matter were probably items ‘taken' as souvenirs.
We mainly knew each other by surname in those days, so some of the first names are not known to me.
LVI Mod, 1959–60Archard MickAndersonBrine RogerBurns TerryCastlesChadd RayCollinsDurell PhilFrost ChrisGiles DaveGunbyHill MikeHolman ChrisJosephLunnMaynardMytton GrahamNewellOckenden DickPorter VicPow ChrisReynolds DaveRhodes SteveTurnerWise DaveWoodgates