Saturday, 11 September 2021

Fwd: Wyvernians Appeal

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From: Dennis Duggan <>
Date: Sat, 11 Sept 2021 at 16:39
Subject: Wyvernians Appeal

Dear Fellow Wyvernians,

As most of you know, over the past twenty three years we have amassed a considerable collection of CBS memorabilia. 

Currently it is split between Brian Screaton and myself. The two halves comes together at the annual reunions, and the display is an important and integral part of the day.

Unfortunately both Brian and I now have storage problems.  In my case I am obliged to keep much of the collection in a shed, and the conditions are far from ideal for the purpose.

So we are asking if any of you could offer suitable accomodation for the collection.  Perhaps you have  a dry, well-ventilated garage or loft, or corner of a spare room available?

To give you some idea of the space required, the whole collection would fit in a largish estate car or 4 x 4.  As well as paper documents there are books, trophies, panoramic photographs, items of clothing, portraits and miscellaneous bits and bobs.

Our funds are limited, but we would be happy to offer a peppercorn rent.  Obviously the storage space needs to be in Leicester, or one of the surrounding villages.  Access would only be required once per year.

The collection, which is possibly a unique record of an 'ordinary' grammar school, deserves to be looked after properly.  As things stand,  at least part of it is at risk from poor storage conditions.

The alternative is to hand everything to the Leicestershire Records Office, the downside being it would not be available at the reunions.  So we would only want to consider that option if and when the reunions are no longer viable.

If you can help, or have any ideas, please get in touch asap.

Many thanks,



Friday, 16 July 2021

2021 Reunion

After serious consideration we've decided to cancel this year's reunion. As things stand our next reunion will be in March 2022.

Stay safe all

Your Wyvernians Team

Monday, 31 May 2021

Hardback copies of Andy Marlow's book

June 2021 A small number of copies of the book about the history of the school (originally published in paperback in 2012 by Andy Marlow & Mike Ratcliff) are now available in hardback from Wyvernians treasurer Brian Screaton priced £35 + £4.20 p&p (UK only). To order your copy please contact Brian HERE

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Fwd: Free Indian Takeaway now on BBC Sounds

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Subject: Free Indian Takeaway now on BBC Sounds
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 12:05:59 +0000
From: Bharat Patel <>

Indian Takeaway is now available on BBC Sounds as an audiobook. Just click and play the link below. If you have problems with the link let me know.

Please feel free to forward the link to others - although the audiobook is free it contains only 9,000 words. The book has 70,000 and all profits from each sale go to the Hope Against Cancer Research charity in Leicester. 

Anyone who wants to buy the book can google the charity or contact me directly. It makes an excellent door stopper and it's cheaper than the current Amazon Prime model!


Bharat Patel
07836 523769

A B Media books
Indian Takeaway  - an eight-year old finds himself living on his third continent
and Dogs Delight - a darkly comic tale
To buy please email us. All profits from Indian Takeaway go to Hope Against Cancer.


Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Ex CBS pupil Joe Melia

An interesting article about former CBS pupil and renowned thespian, the late Joe Melia has appeared on our Facebook page. To view it CLICK/TAP HERE 

Note you do not need a Facebook account to view the article. A pop-up will ask you to sign in to Facebook - but there should be a "Not Now" option. However non-members cannot view the video clip.

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

2021 Proposed Reunion

In view of current circumstances we have decided to postpone the 2021 reunion until later in the year. We have provisionally booked 18th September 2021 in the usual place. Further details will be announced when known

Friday, 4 September 2020

A bound copy of Andy Marlow's book

Dennis has been presented with a wonderful gift from former pupil Ed Featherstone (59-66) - a one-off bound copy of Andy Marlow's history of the school. Dennis promises to bring it along to the next reunion.
To see the book in all its glory  CLICK/TAP HERE