JRGS School Magazine April 1938
JRGS Alumni Society

April 1938 School Magazine

JRGS Alumni Society

 

Here is a scanned copy of the April 1938 edition of JRCS School Magazine, kindly supplied by Paul Graham (JRGS 1959-66).
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    Paul Graham writes: The 1938 school magazine is from another world. It records the death of the first head, William Field; how to make glove puppets (plus encouragement to get sisterly help in making the clothes); life in the pre-WW2 Stock Exchange for JRGS boys seeking jobs; yo-yos the "latest" craze; and, for most of us, a link with the 1960s with a reminder on page 19 column 2 of how humane Mr. "Percy" Pearman was whether teaching chemistry, giving first aid or coaching football.

   ML adds: And note the advertisements for Hewitt & Son, the school clothiers, and Gregg School on the
inside back cover and back cover, respectively.
   Paul's reference above to Mr. "Percy" Pearman's prowess with first aid came from a recent email. Since I spent a lot of time with "Percy" while serving as a Chemistry Laboratory Technician in 1965/66, I came to respect his generosity and kindness.

   The memory? I recall cutting my right hand to ribbons on a piece of brittle glass tubing while attempting to poke it into a rubber bung. "Percy" came into the Chemistry Lab just before first class began - must have been after the morning school assembly - and caught sight of me, my hand and the blood splattered all over my face. He sat me down, ignored the pupils streaming into the Lab and took care of business. He bandaged the fingers as best he could - I had slashed down my thumb and several fingers, as well as thrusting a glass shard through my middle finger! - and packed me off to Croydon General on the bus for an X-ray to check for embedded glass, 12 stitches and bandaging. I caught merry heck from Mr. "Joe" Lowe when I returned. But "Percy" was very solicitous and explained that glass, as it ages, becomes very brittle... and to be careful next time.

Click here to access a version of the 1938 magazine as a PDF document. [Warning: It is a large file.]

 

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