Thursday 2 May 2024

CBS Book


From April 2024 the authors of the book about our school (that was first published in 2012) have agreed to allow digital copies of the book to be downloaded (in PDF format) ....

BUT for FREE! (file size 38 MB)

To get your copy click/tap HERE and follow the instructions:-

 - ENJOY!!

Monday 29 January 2024

Fwd: An Update

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From: Brian Screaton 
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2024 at 12:37
Subject: An Update

Hello All,

I thought you would like to know that Doc Burrows had a good send-off and there were six representatives of the school in the congregation. Here are a couple of pages from the Order of Service:-

As regards OWT, thank you for the great response that Dennis has received but please keep your memories of the school coming!

At present twenty-five Old Wyves have booked for the Lunch on the 20th March so there are only about ten places left. Please let me know if you want to come. There is no advance payment.

Hope all is well with everyone,

Kind regards,


Monday 8 January 2024


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From: Brian Screaton 
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2024 at 10:59
To: All Wyvernians

Hello All,

Firstly it's my sad duty to tell you that Arnold 'Doc' Burrows passed away peacefully in his sleep on Boxing Day night. He was 95. His son, Simon, advises that the funeral will be on Thursday 25th January, 2:00pm at St Mary & All Saints Church, Stoughton, Leicestershire and will be followed by a gathering at the Cow & Plough pub restaurant, 2 Gartree Road, Oadby, Leicester LE2 2FB. Any Wyvernians who knew him will be most welcome to attend.

Secondly, please note that the deadline for contributions to the next OWT is February 29th. Dennis is short of material at present so please pen a few lines or a few paragraphs of any stories from your schooldays and send them to Dennis. His email address is As I've said before, no contributions = no OWT. Please help to keep it going.

Lastly we have a date for the next Old Wyves Lunch at Clarence House, which is Wednesday 20th March. Thanks to John Hames for liaising with Age UK. If you want to come please let me know - the room we use only holds 35 people maximum so book your place as soon as possible. No advance payment is required.

Hope everyone has a happy and healthy New Year,

Kind regards,


Thursday 4 January 2024

Ron Melia RIP (CBS 49-54?)

Dennis has received some more sad news - this time from regular reunion attender Trish Kenyon - who emails:-

".... Just wanted to let you know that my brother Ron (MELIA) born 14 May 1938 passed away on December 15th
He attended City Boys from age 11 but I don't think he stayed to Sixth Form. At previous reunions I have often been asked about him.
His funeral is at Gilroes Cemetery Leicester January 12th 3.00

Kind regards
Trish ..."

RIP Ron. Condolences to his family and friends.

Trish regularly attended our reunions to represent both of her brothers. Her oldest brother, Joe Melia, as well as being an ex-pupil, was a famed thespian who passed away in 2012 at the age of 77

Saturday 30 December 2023

Dr Arnold Burrows RIP

Subject: Dr Arnold Burrows
Date: 2023-12-28 11:36
From: Simon Burrows
To: Dennis Duggan 


 Dear Dennis    
With regret I am writing to inform you that my father 'Doc' Arnold Burrows 
 passed away on Boxing Day night at age 95, peacefully in his sleep.

I will be grateful if you can pass this message to relevant Wyvernians, and will send you further information in due course.     

Kind regards    
Simon Burrows   

 RIP Arnold. Sincere condolences to his family and friends.

click/tap HERE for the public announcement:-

Wednesday 25 October 2023

Fwd: OWT

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From: Brian Screaton 
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2023 at 11:56
Subject: OWT


At the Old Wyves Lunch I was asked several times about what is going to happen to Old Wyves Tales. Well, the good news is that it will continue, but will be posted on the Wyvernians website rather than emailed out to everyone. Dennis has kindly agreed to continue in his role as editor and Frank Smith will ensure that each issue is put on to the website. You will be notified each time a new edition appears on the Wyvernians website which is of course and you can then click/tap the Newsletters button.

But OWT cannot continue without your contributions. They can be a few lines or a few pages, but the important thing is that we actually receive contributions so that OWT can live on. In short, no contributions = no OWT, so please get your thinking caps on and rack your brains for your memories of City Boys. Contributions should be sent to Dennis and please note his new email address which is The deadline for the next issue is 30th November so please send in your memories before that date.

We look forward to being inundated with your contributions!

Best wishes,


Monday 14 August 2023

Fwd: Wyvernians Lunch

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From: Brian Screaton 
Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2023 at 15:50
Subject: Wyvernians Lunch
To: Brian Screaton

Hello All,

The next Wyvernians Lunch will be held on Wednesday 11th October at our usual venue, the restaurant at AgeUK, Clarence House (the old school) Humberstone Gate Leicester. As you will know this is just an informal lunch, no speeches, no memorabilia, just a friendly informal get-together. If you wish to attend please let me know and I will send you a copy of the menu nearer the date. No payment will be necessary beforehand as we pay on the day. The room we use will only hold 30-35 maximum so there is a limit on numbers.


Look forward to hearing from you if you wish to come along.

KInd regards,