Make your own free website on Tripod.com

OLD WESTBROOKIANS

Photo's ONE

Home
Members Corner
Ongoing research
OWS News
Nigel on the MOVE
Archives of WH
Guest Book
History
Photo's ONE
Photo'sTWO
Photo's Three
Anecdotes
Memorabilia
Member details
Member Links
Westbrook House 2007
Old Dovorians
OWS database!

Click Image for Larger View

Graham Nunn receiving the swimming Cup 1947
boygettingcup.jpg

WESTBROOK HOUSE FOOTBALL 1949-50.
x2.jpg

WESTBROOK HOUSE CRICKET X1 - 1950
clip_image002.jpg
D.W.Garside, J.P.Grilli, E.B.Marsh, P.J.Patterson.D.G.Brown, G.A.Nunn,C.D.Gerty.(Capt),

WESTBROOK HOUSE SCHOOL Football 1st XI - 194
x1a.jpg
J.G.Waters. G.A.Nunn. R.P.Hodder. M.G.C P.M.Guyer. A .T.A.Repard. R.H.M.Richardson-Bunbury,

David-Michael: I have inherited these photos from Humphrey Household, second master at Westbrook House until, I believe, it merged with Dover College Junior School. I saw a lot of him in his later years until he died aged 90 on Jan 12th 1996 in Oxfordshire. (He was the brother of Geoffrey Household, the author of Rogue Male and other novels).

The first photo is dated 26.6.1949 and says on the back: At Hythe, half term [Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway]. The two Gladstone sisters, Ricky Metcalfe, Patrick Gabbett, Walmsley, John Metcalfe, alongside "Hercules".

The three next photos are all dated 12.06.1949 and are annotated:

Some of the boys’ gardens

K.N.G. Foster with boys tidying the field, Sunday evening.

A Sunday afternoon, boys with Jacko, a young jackdaw.

 

I hope these are of some interest to old boys, older than you or me!

Best wishes

Stewart Fincham

K.N.G. Foster Sunday 1949
fosteringardena.jpg
Submitted by Stewart Fincham

12.06.1949
a.jpg
Submitted by Stewart Fincham

12.06.1949
garden3a.jpg
Submitted by Stewart Fincham

12.06.1949
west3aa.jpg
Submitted by Stewart Fincham

1951
fulllschool.jpg

Submitted by Peter Mellor School photo1955
schoolphot01955.jpg

Peter Mellor Writes:Westbrook House Sports Day circa 1955. The runners include:- Paxton, Smailes, Richard Tittle, Crowe, Scott, Charles Beaugie, Nigel Harland, Nicky Marshall, Peter Mellor, Higgins. My memory is fading on the others. The clothes worn by runners and spectators is very 1950's !

Westbrook House School 1955. Taken on the west side of the playing field. Summer wear: Light-blue short-sleeved aertex shirts and light-blue ties, grey shorts with light blue "snake" buckled belt (anyone still got his?), grey socks and brown sandals.

Peter Mellor -Sports Day 1955
theclotheswornbyrunnersandspectatorsisvery1950s.jp
"The clothes worn by the runners and spectator's is very 1950's

westbrookhousesportsdaycirca1955..jpg
Peter Mellor - KNG Foster, Sports Day 1955

Westbrook House Sports Day circa 1955. Ken Foster (Headmaster) speaks to the boys and parents following tea. A great headmaster who taught us all discipline and fairness to others. I can pick out many familiar faces.

Click here for Westbrook House Rugger XV-1952. Submitted by: John G.F. Clement(1949-1953)

Playing fields 1956 submitted by Peter Mellor
playingfields.jpg

Peter Mellor Writes:


Dear David-Michael,
 
Photo shows KNG and Ted Foster walking past KNG's garage, with his black Rover "HLM 892" inside, towards the playing fields. KNG has a hammer in hand presumably to make some repair to a fence or whatever.
 
Second photo shows the Latin master "Guppy" Paxton with, from left to right, Chris Menaul (now a film director) e.g. Prime Suspect, Forsyte Saga etc, John Cartridge (always making faces in the school photos), Scott and White.
Taken in front of the playroom building.
 
Both about 1956.

Submitted by Peter Mellor
kngandtedandrover.jpg

Submitted by Peter Mellor
mrpaxtonetal.jpg

Submitted by Peter Luckraft  (Born in 48 and then went on to Hurstpierpoint College).
 
Photo 07 shows my mate Charles Barlow and for some reason Sutcliffe
rings a bell for the other person. The others are boring but show scenes
of the sports day, the PT master was Prof Mallard, ex marine and Olympic fencer (if my memory doesn't betray me)
 
I think I must have been at Westbrook between 1956 - 61 ie. 8 - 13 yrs
old.

Sports Day in 1956
kng1956aaa.jpg

Peter Mellor writes: 
KNG speaking at the end of Sports Day in 1956, & "Dolly" Rogers looking towards my camera in the gravel playground at the rear if the Senior School. Again in 1956.
The playroom features on the far left, the two ground floor bay windows were the dining hall, kitchen to the left of these. 1st and 2nd Floors - mostly dormitories and bathrooms. I recall a fire hoist for a person at a time could be lowered from the 2nd floor dorm window.
Kind regards
Peter

1956
rearofseniorschoola.jpg

Submitted by Peter Luckraft Photo
westbrook07aa.jpeg
Sports day 1960, 1961?

The PT master was Prof Mallard, ex marine .
westbrook06.jpeg

westbrook05.jpeg

westbrook04.jpeg

westbrook02.jpeg

westbrook01.jpeg

Alfie Mallard
alfiemallardetal.jpg

David-Michael Dunbar writes:
 
No school could ask for a finer gym instructor than Alfie Mallard.
 
He was a positive influence  at Westbrook House; we can look back at our accomplishments with pride...but could we have done it  without his help?

Submitted by Neale Thomas (WH 1970 - 1975)
alfiemallardetala.jpg

Not certain of date but about 1973 (...it is the Dover College School Team photo).
Names:
Back  1.??  2.? Duffy  3. ??  4. Neale Thomas (self!!)  5. Eric Curlewis
 
Front  1.James Stretton  2. Prof Mallard  3. Eric Van Poeteren??   4 Neil Mallett

A better quality picture of the 1987 reunion: mr metcalfe and mr household 2nd and 3rd from right in front row. Peter Mellor is in there somewhere.
SF (who is first from left in the 2nd (not third) row)
 

1987 reunion photo
1987reunionphoto.jpg
Submitted by Stewart Fincham

MORE Westbrook House Photo Pages