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We regularly receive emails and old pictures from former pupils. To date, these have been added to the large collection of old photographs already stored at the School. Our aim, in the fullness of time, is to present many of the archive photographs here. Every care has been taken during the compilation of the information accompanying the photographs. While the Association endeavours to keep details with precision, please accept our apologies for any inaccuracies. If you see any information here you know is incorrect - PLEASE LET ME KNOW. E-mail secretary: email@example.com
Thank you to Fraser Donachie (pupil 1975 – 1980) who sent in the following 11 images, saying “They come from a small folio of, what appear to be, rather poor quality photo-lithographs (not real photographs, I'm afraid) that were presumably collated and printed to coincide with the move to Westmont in 1928 and to act as an enticing prospectus for parents. The impression is of neatness and relative modernity (for the time), whilst also being extremely Spartan by today's standards. I can easily recognise the basic elements of the set up from my time as a border in the late-1970s - even those infamous beds appear to be the same.
ASSEMBLY HALL AND LECTURE ROOM
A CORNER OF THE LIBRARY
THE DINING ROOM
A RECREATION ROOM
A SENIOR DORMITORY
A JUNIOR DORMITORY
SCHOOL PHOTO PROBABLY TAKEN IN THE LATE 20s EARLY 30s
SCHOOL PHOTO PROBABLY TAKEN IN THE LATE 50s
PREFECTS DECEMBER 1944
At this time, despite the war, prefects wore grey pin stripped suits with a prefect's bar, in their house colour, plus a distinctive tie.
Left to right, Back row: - Gordon Smith (deceased), Dennis Blacklock (now lives in France), John Hill (lives on the Isle of Wight), Christopher Southern (last known address London).
Front row: - Barry Cornish, Tony Gale (lives on the Isle of Wight), David Hobby (deceased).
HOCKEY TEAM 1944
Left to right, Front row: -
Brian Warne (deceased), Headmaster W L McIsaac (deceased), Barry Cornish, George Simmonds (deceased), Christopher Southern (last known address London).
Back row: - Michael Newman, Philip Luke, David Jolliffe, John Corben, John Hill (lives on the Isle of Wight), Gordon Smith (deceased), Tony Gale (Isle of Wight), Don Ryall (deceased).
PREFECTS SUMMER 1945
Left to right,
Front row: John Corben, Barry Cornish, Tony Gale (Head Prefect, lives on the Isle of Wight), David Hobby (deceased), John Hill (lives on the Isle of Wight).
Back row: - Christopher Southern (last known address London), Dennis Blacklock (now lives in France), Tony Ramage (deceased) , Brian Warne (deceased).
HOCKEY CHRISTMAS 1945
Left to right, Front row: Tony Gale (lives on the Isle of Wight), Headmaster W L McIsaac (deceased), John Hill (Captain - lives on the Isle of Wight), George Simmonds (deceased), David Jolliffe.
Back row: - Rob Deacon (lives in Cornwall) , Peter McIsaac (deceased), Bob Fulford (now lives in Dorset), Gordon Smith (deceased), Philip Luke, Don Ryall (deceased), Michael Newman, David (Dumbo) Cornish
PREFECTS CHRISTMAS 1945
Prefects had traditionally worn chalk stripe suits - war time had bitten and only two of us were wearingchalk stripes. Prefects wore a bar in the jacket lapel in their house colour.
Left to right, front row: Peter McIsaac (deceased), John Hill (lives on the Isle of Wight), Tony Gale (Head Prefect, lives on the Isle of Wight), Gordon Smith (deceased).
Back row: - Don Ryall (deceased), Peter Ford, Brian Veale, Bob Fulford (now lives in Dorset), Michael Newman.
FIRST INTAKE OF GIRLS AT RYDE SCHOOL 1972
Standing left to right - Amanda Rolfe, Victoria Tomlinson, Denise Palmer, Megan Mitchell.
Seated left to right - Amanda Dragonetti, Elizabeth Mallett,Gillian Osborne, Christine Ingram, Ruth McDowall.
LONDON REUNION AT LAMBS CONDUIT STREET 1989
LEAVER'S PARTY - HEADMASTER HOUSE - SUMMER 1974
From l-r: Pete Shelley, Mark Goswell, Tim Gully, Steve Keen, Tim Eldridge,
Pete Gale, David Sutton, Tim Price, Pete Sutton, Marston Winkles,Mark Langford,
Mike Baverstock, Jill Green (Nee Osbourne), DAvid Andrews, Richard Scarratt,
Chris Peters, Nick Westgarth
THE 'BANDITS' SKIFFLE GROUP - '50s RYDE TOWN HALL.
CLAIMING THE CRICKET SQUARE!
FIFTH FORM - 1954
SPORTS DAY - 1960s
STEAMBOAT AT RYDE SCHOOL FETE EITHER 1972 OR 1973
Ian Crimp (pupil 1947 - 1957)
Photo of school choir. Back row, left to right Mr Reed and Mr Monk music/singinging teachers.
Middle row, Lycett, Plumridge, Cotterill, Halford, Henry, James, Rooke, Hoare, Scott, Frogbrook.
Front row, Jones, Reynolds, Rawlinson, Merrill, Corlett, Rich.T., Fenton (Deceased), Crimp, Ross, Rich.P., Taylor