Photos of the school

Various photographs taken in and around the school

Fosters School Building - 1939 to 1992
Fosters School Building – 1939 to 1992


And in colour, some time in the early 90s


School Yard
School Yard

Where was the milk kept?  Where was the coal kept?  Where was the kitchen?

Cricket Pavilion - 1932-1992
Cricket Pavilion – 1932-1992


Woodwork Class - year?
Woodwork Class – year?


DIsplay Cabinet
DIsplay Cabinet




Corridor by the Gym


Awards Board 1974-1977
Awards Board 1974-1977


Awards Board 1977-1980
Awards Board 1977-1980


Physics Lab?
Physics Lab? – Summer 1992

I think it’s the Physics lab, could be Chemistry though, but I remember the Chemistry lab as being the other way around.

Memorial Boards  at the Gryphon School - 11th November 1999
Memorial Boards at the Gryphon School – 11th November 1999


Fosters Flyer - 2000
Fosters Flyer – 2000

The following slides are excerpts from the film ‘The Great Pound Robbery’ made by the Photographic Society in 1966.  As such they provide a pictorial insight into the school and Sherborne, albeit with some dramatic poses, in the mid 1960s.

Beloved Masters such as RE (‘Reg’) Griffiths, Edgar (‘Sid’) Maltby, and Brian (‘Barney’) Davis can be seen ‘in action’.

Great Biba-esque artwork. Artist, Richard Nichols aka Prickles on Prefect’s room wall. (Photo courtesy Niall Munro)
The back of the school c 1970. (Photo courtesy of Niall Munro).

4 thoughts on “Photos of the school

  1. Dave Flynn December 3, 2013 / 7:33 pm

    “Physics Lab? – Summer 1992”
    There were 3 science labs. This is the middle one, that was helpfully used for both Physics and Chemistry lessons at that time. Given who is taking the lesson, I’d say a pretty clear bet that’s a Chemistry lesson.

    • The Author February 2, 2014 / 11:59 am

      Shows how bad my memory is!

  2. Peter Stevens March 25, 2015 / 7:36 pm

    We used to get Fiz, the physics teacher in the 60’s, to start talking about – “How do they make atom bombs sir? in double physics lessons- and while he went in to incredibly lengthy, illustrated explanations on the blackboard, a few of us in the back row would exit through a trap door in the floor, which led to the outside of the school, and go down the town. We returned after an hour and he never noticed!!

  3. Bill Stafford (74-79) April 13, 2020 / 1:22 pm

    That’s Barney Davis, isn’t it?
    Sadly missed.

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