modern Royal Grammar School
I lifted this from the official RGS site without permission so I
am risking the slipper if anyone notices it's missing.
I must say I am pretty unimpressed with what they have done to the
old school. I don't mind the replica Dartmoor prison on the playing
field but what I do think is horrible is the factory entrance in
front of the school.
Whoever planned that monstrosity had no idea of tradition or aesthetics.
Contrast this with the pictures opposite. What do you think?
The school circa 1951
This picture was scanned from a postcard owned by
Brian Veale from 1951. Notice that the Canteen is missing so the
postcard must be pre 1951. Incidentally a hot dinner was provided
for day boys at a charge of seven pence per day
This photo below appeared in the Wycombiensian1952. A bit different
from today's view!
The school circa 1915
And here's an even earlier picture also sent in by Brian. who
Apparently this was the original "new" building in Amersham Road
which was opened formally on 15 July 1915 although it had been in
use for a term.
According to the book (High Wycombe Revisited by Coliin J Seabright
- ISBN 0-7524-3678-3) the photograph was on a postcard published
a few years later.
A second photograph in the book shows the school as we knew it complete
with the wings which it says were added in the thirties. It made
the point that these additions were in keeping with the style of
the original building whereas the additions in the 1960s were utilitarian
and hid the original building completely.