Saturday, 13 July 2019

OWT 103

The next newsletter (OWT103) is now available via the Newsletter tab on the Home page - or go straight to it HERE


Saturday, 29 June 2019

'Honours, wounds etc'

Whilst researching the WW2 Roll of Honour using the Wyvernians memorabilia, Brian Screaton came across a small envelope labelled 'Honours, wounds etc' . It contains press cuttings about 16 former City Boys pupils who were wounded during the War, became prisoners of war, &/or received honours of some kind (eg for their bravery). This additional information can be viewed in the usual place on the Wyvernians web site - or you can go straight to it here:-

Second World War Memorial

Our Treasurer, Brian Screaton, felt that the 75th anniversary of D-Day was an ideal opportunity to research and produce an article about those 77 fallen ex pupils whose names appear on the WW2 memorial board. The board was restored in 2007 to its original place in the Great Hall at Clarence House (the old school building in Humberstone Gate). Brian's article, based on the contents of the Wyvernians memorabilia, is now here on the Wyvernians website and can be accessed via the Memorabilia section/ War Memorial Boards page - or you can go straight to it here;

Monday, 18 March 2019

2019 Reunion

Our 22nd Reunion took place on Saturday 16/3/19.

Venue: the Great Hall in the old school building on Humberstone Gate (Now Clarence House).


Initial report & photos from John Offord can be seen on our Facebook page CLICK/TAP HERE  (Facebook membership not required to view the photos). 

A fuller report will appear in the next newsletter

Sunday, 23 October 2016

CBS Reunion 2017

Our 20th Annual Reunion will be on Saturday March 18th 2017at Clarence House.

 Invitations have gone out - so make a note of the date. We hope there will be a good turnout for this special occasion!

Full details are on the Reunions page.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

RIP Bill Brushe (CBS staff 1952-61)

A few words from former pupil Dennis Biggs on the passing of Bill Brushe ....

Sadly I have to report that our modern languages teacher from the 1950s Mr. W.T. Brushe has passed away at the age of 93 after a short illness. At school I did not have a close relationship with him and it is only in the past few years when I joined Cliff Dunkley and Bob Gregory on their annual visit to his home in Ware, Herts that I got to know him more closely. We used to go to a pub in the countryside near his home and wine and dine him and talk about our years together at the School. I was surprised how sprightly he was and how sharp his memories were of us and our classmates. 
Bill came to City Boys in 1952 as the Head of the Modern Languages Dept following the departure of Arthur Nockels. He was an "old school teacher", strong on discipline and with at times a quick "Irish" temper, so you did not mess about with him. He was known to mete out immediate punishment for anyone who upset him. I recall one lad who had to stand with arms raised holding two heavy books, because he was caught throwing a book, if I recall correctly.
He was from Northern Ireland and had studied at Trinity College, Dublin and the Sorbonne in Paris. He was a keen bridge player and was in charge of the life saving and swimming events during his time with us.He also took parties of boys to the continent during the late 50s.
 When he left City Boys he took up a similar position at Hertford Grammer School where stayed until he retired.Bill had good memories of City Boys School and spoke of his time in Leicester with deep fondness.
His wife Jeannie, whom he met at Infants School is still at the same Nursing Home in Ware . Bill had 2 sons, one of whom John visited him regularly from his home in Milton Keynes.....



Sunday, 28 February 2016

1959 School Trip to Switzerland

Tim Riggs (CBS 1952-58) has sent us some photos of the 1959 school trip to Switzerland. They can be viewed on Facebook HERE