Again we thank Mr. Mansfield for the composite photograph. Mr. Walsh, Mills, and Pechey have made contributions to it, for which we are grateful.
We are glad to learn of the good progress towards complete recovery of Mrs. H. Bowman-Beer.
The Dramatic Society saw Stratford once again this summer. The theatre (' Twelfth Night '), the river, and even the swings were well patronised. In February, the Grand Theatre, Derby, was visited. Forms II. saw a performance of the ~ Merchant of Venice,' and Form V. went in the evening to ~ The Tempest. ' Both plays were excellently presented by the Derby Shakespearean Society.
Even here, Mr. Hore-Belisha is not without influence. With th( advent of beacons in the town came a stricter enforcing of th~ traffic regulations in School.
lt is a far cry to last Speech Day, but two features of it stand out very clearly, Dr. Pickard-Cambridge's excellent address, and the day's holiday. Naturally, we look forward hopefully to next Speech Day, Thursday, January I4th, when we are to be favoured with a visit from the Right Reverend The Bishop of Derby.
The new cloak rooms and showers are at last in commission. So popular are the latter that we understand there may be a movement from parents to have the ~ bath-night institution ' transferred to the School curriculum.
' Noises ofi ' were very much in evidence at the beginning of the Autumn term. They varied from the deafening rattle of the road-breakers outside, to the airy fluting issuing from the Manual Room during the dinner hour. Then there was the auto-cyclic chugging at regular intervals in the School yard, and we are pleased to report that the School Orchestra has passed through its birth throes.