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1910 (M.R Roberts (05-12B) (Middle, Left)
Putting Something Back

A focus on Michael Roberts, Head Boy & Fortescue Medallist, who served in two Word Wars and became a Brigadier. We are grateful for his service to WBS… More...

Berwick Coates
The Unknown Centenary 

This article is adapted from an assembly I gave on Monday, 14th May, 2012.  You will see why the date is significant if you read on. More...

Berwick Coates
Never Won Anything

If you had a pound for every time you clapped in an assembly for successes won by somebody else, you`d be a rich person, wouldn`t you?  But you don`t;… More...

Christmas is not what it used to be

Everybody at this time is beset by uncertainty and concern. It seemed therefore a good idea to try and ease the burden of this with a little dose of n… More...

Berwick Coates
Flowers for a Soldier

A local story about the War to commemorate Armistice Day. More...

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...

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