Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Fwd: Wyves 2022 Reunion Lunch

Wyvernians 2022 Lunch

For those of you suffering from withdrawal symptoms due to the cancellation of the Reunion, we have arranged an informal Lunch in the restaurant at Clarence House on Wednesday 30th March. This will just be a lunch – no memorabilia, no speeches, no AGM – just the opportunity to have lunch and chat with fellow Wyvernians. 

We appreciate that those who live a long way away will probably not be able to attend, but we thought that even just a local gathering would keep the momentum going. Age UK should be able to let us have exclusive use of the annex room to gather in, which is off the main restaurant, but this depends on the numbers attending.

So, the date is Wednesday 30th March, meeting in the restaurant annex room at about 12.15pm. Age UK would like to have a rough idea of numbers and menu choices in advance, so they will let us know the choices that will be available on the 30th March menu approximately 2 weeks before that date, and I will circulate these to those who have registered their interest. There is usually a good choice which will include a vegetarian option, and we will just pay on the day.

We need to know numbers as soon as possible so if you are up for a convivial lunch please let me know as soon as possible – it is best to email me on so that I can email the menu to you when it arrives. If you need to call me my mobile is 07770 413228. 

Should you find at a later date that you are unable to attend, then please let me know.

Brian Screaton (Wyvernians Treasurer)

Friday, 4 February 2022

2022 Reunion Cancellation

Subject: CBS Reunion Cancellation
Here's an important message from our founder

Dear Fellow Wyvernians,

Given the ongoing uncertain virus situation, we have regretfully decided the reunion planned for March 19th is not a viable option and is therefore cancelled.

Hopefully normal service will be resumed if and when things return to normal!

Dennis J Duggan

*** STOP PRESS! *** We are exploring the possibility of holding an informal mid week get-together for a meal in the Clarence House restaurant. If it proceeds participants will order and pay for their food on the day. More details will follow  *** WATCH THIS SPACE! ***   

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.