S. Swithun's School Winchester 1884-1934 - Compiled by Ethel FinlaySaint Swithun’s School Winchester, 1934, Hardback ..
Condition: Poor. Boards knocked, faded and somewhat stained. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Text complete, clean but a little age-tanned and slightly fragile now.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “THIS is a collection of memories for past and present members and friends of the School rather than a book with a complete record of events and developments. We believe that this somewhat informal production may serve its purpose, that of recalling the past and its gifts to the present, of showing how the hopes and wishes of the founders have been fulfilled through the love and interest of many, and that during fifty years, despite many difficulties and material changes, the same ideal has been preserved, to wit the education of girls who will serve God and their fellows to the best of their ability in their generation. Little attempt has been made to interfere with the simplicity and variety of the material supplied by many Old Girls and members of Staff, hence an inevitable unevenness, e.g., where House records have been difficult to get owing to the movements of Old Girls no attempt has been made to fill up gaps and put all House accounts on a level. For obvious reasons the principle was adopted of omitting all reference to present members of the Staff and School, though as great a debt is owed to them as to their predecessors. But in connection with this book exception must be made in the case of Miss Clark upon whom the main work has fallen. To her, Miss Billson and Miss Wollaston (Past Staff) we owe special thanks, as also to the many contributors our gratitude for the trouble they have taken. To Mr. Graham, member of the School Council, we owe a special debt for his unfailing patience and wisdom in advice and reading of proofs. We should also thank Messrs. Warren for unstinted aid in publication.”
Size: 10¼" x 7¾"
Number of Pages: 120
Introduction: E. Finlay
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