Home Page        Site Map        School Photos       Grey Books          Prospectae            The Masters  

Wycombiensians        G & S Operas         Boy's Pages         The '49ers         Miscellaneous            Uplyme

Peter Smith (1941 - 1948)

The photo below was supplied by his daughter Amanda who wrote:-

"My father died in February this year (2018) and I have found an old photo album belonging to him.
One of his photos is “The classical sixth RGS ‘48” with the names of his fellow students written underneath
The names are Putnam, Peatey, Butler, my father Peter Smith, Byrne."

The Classical 6th 1948

Putnam, Peaty, Butler, Peter Smith, Byrne

Thanks to the efforts of "49ers" David Wiltshire and Rennie Vickers and reference to John Saunders' webpage for RGS Honours Board, we can now see the academic achievements of the OBs in the photograph


Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe - Honours Board, 1907-75
University Awards as listed on the Honours Boards in the Queen's Hall

Year

Name

Award

Subject

University and College

Born

Died

1947

Byrne, Donn Patrick

State Scholarship

Classics

Oxford, Balliol College. Born in Wycombe, died in Callander, Stirling, Scotland. Aircraftman, 2nd class, commission, RAF, 1953. Author of English teaching text books for schools (Longmans).

1929

2011

1948

Putnam, William George

State Scholarship

Classics

London, University College. National Service, RAF. Latin master at Newtown High School, Montgomeryshire; directed archaeological digging, Mid-Wales (May 61 Wyc). Obituary in the Dorset Echo, 2008. Principal lecturer in archaeology, Weymouth College of Education, later Bournemouth University, 1967-1995. Studied under Sir Mortimer Wheeler. Expert on the Roman aqueduct at Dorchester, and the 51-room Roman villa at Dewlish. Chairman of Wessex Archaeology, 1977-99. Awarded an honorary degree of doctor of science by Bournemouth University, 2004. Wrote several books, including Roman Dorset, The Romans and The Prehistoric Age. Obituary in The Independent.

1930

2008

1948

Peatey, Bernard Colin

Open Scholarship*

Classics

Oxford, Balliol College. Min of Ed, 1956-58+. Head of Special Schools Section, DES, 1986. Son John also an OW.

1931

1997

1948

Butler, Michael David

Open Scholarship*

Classics

Oxford, Jesus College. MA, English Literature, 1953. Poet. Mem. of Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, 1955-69; Ordained Priest, 1963; Worker Priest, Layman, 1966-73; Part-time Teacher of English Literature, The City Lit, London, 1973-76; Part-time TEFL Teacher, then Adult Literacy, Holloway AEI, 1974-79; mem. Poetry Society. Publications: Street and Sky, 1980. Contributions: Orbis; Iron; Stride; Voices; South; Doors. Lives in Maiden Newton, Dorchester.

1931

 

1948

Smith, Peter A

Open Exhibition*

Classics

Cambridge, Jesus College (did not take up his exhibition after completing national service)

1931

2018


Don't miss anything - more to explore in  the Site Map

Return to the top of this page...


© Tony Hare 2017