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The Grenville House

Our heartfelt thanks to Berwick Coates for keeping us entertained and enlightened during these unusual times. More...

The Fortescue House

Let's hear it for Fortescue! Science Fiction author, Brian Aldiss, England Rugby legend Victor Ubogu and Captain of The Boro, George Friend have all w… More...

The Courtenay House

The Courtenay House has produced top sportspeople like Champion Jockey, Lizzie Kelly and England Cricketer Craig Overton. Berwick explores who Courten… More...

Letter writing from West Buckland in the 1960s
Stories from the 1960s

Before the days of mobile phones, email and social media! - D.J.Shapland (1963-1970F) More...

The Brereton House

House allegiance has always played a significant role in the life of West Buckland School. More...

150th Celebrations

Ever wondered about the origins of our dear school? To mark the 150th celebrations of WBS, Berwick Coates gave this interview... More...

14 year old Jack's Diary 8th May 1945
VE Day Memories - Jack Leslau (42-49F)

We were recently asked by David Cummins (40-50G) if any of his cohort recalled what occured at WBS on VE Day 1945. Our thanks to James Leslau for his … More...

Street Party
VE-Day 75 years on

Our thanks to Berwick Coates for his insights on VE Day More...

A safe pair of hands

Many veteran cricket fans in England will declare without hesitation that the most celebrated batsman ever to play for Somerset was Harold Gimblett.… More...

Hugh Darvill
A Word from the Archive: Silent, Sad Service

Hugh Douglas Darvill was appointed to the school in January, 1914, to teach Maths and to be the Fourth Form Master. More...

Ahead of their time..
1950's Jazz Band

Thank you to Terry Curtayne (51-56F) for providing this photo of the WBS (unofficial) jazz band of 1955-6.  More...

V Form walking for SHELTER on 9th March 1969
Walking for Shelter

David Floyd recalls a charity walk in aid of SHELTER More...

WBS
David's Diary: David Starts School

David Cummins (40-50G) recalls how he ended up at WBS! More...

David's Diary

David Cummins (40-50G) recalls the daily routine of life at WBS in the 1940's.. More...

Photo of a West Buckland cricket team (early 1900's) taken in front of the school, including Char
Remembering Charles Stuart Rabley

Derek Rabley (39-41F) recounts how his father, had a narrow escape in WW1. More...

Rev Brereton
A Word from the Archive : The Reverend has an Idea

The first in a series of articles by eminent School Archivist, Berwick Coates in which he introduces us to the characters who made the school what it … More...

Parades and Pupils

(find parade pic) More...

The Band
WBS Rocks!

Our thanks to Steve Davies (57-63B) for sending this picture of West Buckland School’s first rock heroes More...

Skibob

History relates that a type of skibob was used by postmen and bakers in European mountain villages (Austria / Germany) during the early 20th century t… More...

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