AFTER 1977 is a DARK ZONE!
The Story of Orwell House as told in "Janus"
I thought of putting a general introduction here. I could have a go myself, but it is better done by an Orwellite ........ Any offers to me.
Multiple offers can ALL be put in - subject to editorial control! A different opinion from each era also makes sense of course. I am only familiar with two Housemasters of Orwell: Fred Mudd and Derek Thornbery. I believe Fred left a fine legacy for Derek T to take over and of course develop in his unforgettably awesome way. I had both of them as teachers and benefitted from that HUGELY. Fred left after my second year and I have not been able to find out anything about his post-WHS life except that he went to teh Prince Ruper School in Wilhelmshaven, when Mr Smitherman had come at the very beginning of the school.
Derek is much better documented of course, as is seen here    and   here on his 80th birthday celebrations at the school.

PS There is very little information available about Orwell in the latter years. VERY FEW OBs from that era have sent me any archive material. This is a pity.
26/40

HM: Derek Skailes
Asst Peter Taylor
Ben Turner
Bill Newman-Saunders
Mat: Miss A. Clarke

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House: David Thomas
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25/39
NO ENTRY FOR ORWELL IN 1976 "JANUS"
or for Johnstons & Halls
24/38

HM: Derek Skailes
Asst: Peter Taylor
Mat: Miss A. Clarke

Captains
Hse: John Maxton
Rug: Cedric Carr
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23/37

HM: Derek Skailes
Asst: Peter Taylor
Mat: Miss A. Clarke

Captains
Hse: John Maxton
Rug: Cedric Carr
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22/36

HM: Derek Skailes
Asst: Peter Taylor
Mat: Miss A. Clarke

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House: Simon Power Rug:   Cri:   Sail:   Ath:
21/35

HM: Derek Skailes
Asst:  
Mat: Miss A. Clarke



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House: Simon Power Rug:   Cri:   Sail:   Ath:
20/34

HM: Derek Skailes
Asst: Mr Cox
Mat: Miss A. Clarke
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19/33

HM: Derek Thornbery
Derek Skailes
Asst: Mr Croft
Mat: Miss A. Clarke




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18/32

HM: Derek Thornbery
Derek Skailes
Asst: Mr Croft
Mat: Miss A. Clarke

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17/31

HM: Derek Thornbery
Derek Skailes
Asst: Mr Croft
Mat: Miss A. Clarke

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16/30

HM: Derek Thornbery
Asst: Mr Ramm
Mat: Miss A. Clarke

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15/29

HM: Derek Thornbery
Asst: Mr Ramm
Mat: Miss A. Clarke

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14-2/28

HM: Derek Thornbery
Asst: Mr Ramm
Mat: Miss A. Clarke

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14-1/27

HM: Derek Thornbery
Asst: Mr Mrs Skailes
Mat: Miss A. Clarke


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13-2/26

HM: Derek Thornbery
Asst: Mr Mrs MacKenzie
Mr Mrs Allchin
Mat: Miss A. Clarke

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13-1/25

HM: Derek Thornbery
Asst:  
Mat: Miss A. Clarke

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House: Khalid Rashid Rug: Khalid Rashid Cri:   Sail:   Ath:  
12-2/24

HM: Derek Thornbery
Asst:  
Mat: Miss A. Clarke

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Hse: Khalid Rashid
Rug: Khalid Rashid
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12-1/23

HM: Derek Thornbery
Asst:  
Mat: Miss A. Clarke
11-2/22

HM: Derek Thornbery
Asst: Ben Turner
Mr Allchin
Mat: Miss A. Clarke

Captains
Hse: David Poolman
Rug: Tony Titshall
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11-1/21

HM: Derek Thornbery
Asst: Ben Turner
Mat: Miss A. Clarke

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Hse: David Poolman
Rug: Tony Titshall
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10-2/20
NO "Janus" REFERENCE TO ORWELL HOUSE!
10-1/19
9-2/18

HM: Fred Mudd
Asst: Mr Iles
Mr Tatham
Mr Josselyn
Mat:  

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  9-1/17
NO HOUSE ENTRIES FOUND
8-2/16

HM: Fred Mudd
Asst: Derek Thornbery
Jock Cromarty
Mat: Miss McNeil
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7-2/14

HM: Fred Mudd
Asst: Derek Thornbery
Jock Cromarty
Mat: Miss McNeil
SINCE THE last account of this House was written many things have changed. While all the other Houses were in their new buildings we, however, remained in our Nissen huts which still bring back pleasant memories. In the second term the Junior House was reconstructed. We moved into our long awaited new House taking half the First and Second Forms, the remainder of the First Forms starting a second Junior House becoming known as "Berners". After a proposal that our House should be known as "Mudlarks" had been rejected we took upon ourselves the name of "Orwell". When we moved in, the seniors were Markham and Dye of Hanson's and Wilds and Pinney of Corner's. In the Summer Term, Markham left our House and Golebiowski took his place. Afterwards Pinney soon followed him, and Bicknell became a Senior. Mr. Mudd's model aeroplane craze soon converted our peaceful abode into a screaming aerodrome. Several of the members of the House have represented their separate Houses in both Rugby and cricket, while a few have produced one or two shows.  On Open Day, our hydrogen balloon idea brought in a large amount of money, which helps towards a swimming pool. We were very sorry to see Mr. Cowdrey and Miss Lockyer go, and we wish them all the best. On the whole it has been a fruitful year .

J. ACZEL and P. MARCH (II)

7-1/13

NO REFERENCE TO ORWELL HOUSE


6-2/12



In "Janus" Winter 1957
this is referred to as
"Junior House", not
Orwell House, but presumably
it was the same

 

GOTO TOP

ANOTHER VERY successful year has passed from many points of view, and especially for the present Second Formers who once comprised last year's "Newgies."

On the whole they had quite a good time, and I think that most of them have appreciated the fact that had they come a few years earlier the welcome would have been far different. Some of the boys were more adventurous than the others (as in the case of four of our members who left us for a short time early in their career). There are some people whom I could pick out from the rest as having done something just slightly more special than the rest, but it would not do to pick out any individuals. In rugger we managed to get quite a few of our members into the "Under 'Thirteens' XV," which I think is rather good, and there were many keen players in cricket establishing quite a good team. In the academic side of school life we had many strong points, and quite a few people have very good reasons to be proud of themselves.

Many things were arranged for the First Form during the year which occupied quite a bit of their time and discouraged a lot of moodiness. The various pastimes consisted of treasure hunts, of various kinds; different trips to interesting places (for example, Felixstowe) and many other things which besides helping to stir the imagination and set up a lively interest in the things which one could do in school also helped us to get acquainted with the district. Towards the end of last term four adventurous young people decided to set up a Form newspaper which turned out to be quite a success. The scandal page was exceptionally good.

As I have said before it would not do to mention any individual but special merit has to be given to one boy, J. Cobbing, who excelled both in rugger and cricket and helped to bring credit to the School. I am sure many other people will agree.

There is not much more to add, only that we all wish the present First Form the luck that we all had in the past year.

ROTHMAN (II A)

SPRING 57
NO ENTRY