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CIRENCESTER OLD GRAMMARIANS
REUNION COMMITTEE

 

 Chairman: Mrs Rosemary Waring (Cullip)
Vice Chairman: Vacant

Hon. Secretary: Peter Rowe
Treasurer: Mrs Brenda Lissimore (Wormald)

Committee:  Mrs Mavis Mills (Stewart), Mrs Patsy Gronland, Jenny Hale (Cullip),

Tony Hale, Tony Harris, Juliet Ionoff, Mrs Maureen Rose (Packer), Ralph Wilkins, Edwin Cuss

and Robin Packham

 

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CIRENCESTER OLD GRAMMARIANS
1940s ASSOCIATION

 

President: Dr. Brian Gegg,

Vice President: Peter Rowe.

Chairman:  This office rotates amongst committee members.

Hoint Hon. Secretaries: Mrs Ann Green (Da Silva) and Mrs Pauline Parker (Sampson)
Treasurer: Michael Rose
Magazine Editor: Peter Rowe

Committee Members:
Miss Janet Edwards, Mrs Isabel Pitts (Beale) Malocolm Whitaker and Ralph Wilkins

 

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OLD GRAMMARIANS’ PUBLICATIONS

THE HISTORY OF CIRENCESTER GRAMMAR SCHOOL

Cirencester

LOOKING BACK AT CIRENCESTER GRAMMAR SCHOOL
for the period 1880-1966.

Cirencester Looking BackA series of photographs compiled by Edwin Cuss (1996)

Both publications are now out of print with just a few appearing from time to time in secondhand bookshops and other sources such as E Bay.

The proceeds from the sales of the two books were made the subject of a special fund from which donations totalling over £4,000 were made to schools in the former Grammar School catchment area.

 

 

A RECORD OF THOSE FORMER PUPILS WHO SERVED
THEIR COUNTRY DURING WORLD WAR II

By Peter Rowe LL.B, BA, A 1940s Association publication
Compiled and published during 1993

This is a typescript record of all former Grammar School pupils who served in the Armed Forces during the Second World War with pride of place being given to those who lost their lives. Based on this information a memorial to the fallen was commissioned which hangs along with its Great War companion in the Bingham Hall.

A copy is available, for reference purposes only, at the Bingham Library. Copies were also provided for The Corinium Museum and Gloucestershire Record Office.

 

THE NEW CIRENCESTRIAN – THE 1940s MAGAZINE

Published in December each year and distributed free to 1940s members of the Cirencester Old Grammarians (1940s) Association.

 

THE OLD GRAMMARIANS’ NEWSLETTER

This is published twice yearly by the Reunion Committee and contains news of former Grammarians to enable them to keep in touch. It includes letters from Old Grammarians worldwide and nostalgic articles on days gone by. It is likely that 2016, following the Grand Reunion,  will see the final addition.

The Newsletter, price £ 4 per annum (including UK postage), is obtainable from Brenda Lissimore at 14 Somerford Road, Cirencester, GL7 1TN. Cheques for the Newsletter should be made payable to “CGS Newsletter”.

 

A COUNTRY LAD’S JOURNEY THROUGH LIFE

This is an autobiographical work by John Keen (Class of 1939).  It is a highly entertaining read and profusely illustrated.  Peter Rowe brings his copy to all the 1940s quarterly lunches and the Grand Reunions – so its available for a quick thumb-through and it can be borrowed.  Not only does the book, in its 373 pages, trace the history of the Keen family in detail, at the same time it reflects the life and times through which John and his family lived.  Give a year or two either way, that reflects our life and times too, especially if we began life in rural surroundings.

 

CONTACT US
Enquiries in respect of both the Reunion Committee and the 1940s Association may be referred to any of the respective committee officers or members. Email enquiries may be sent directly to members but any new enquiries should be referred in the first instance to:

peter.rowe137@gmail.com

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