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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 imminent 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...

"She Stoops to Conquer"
The School Play

All schools 'do' plays, and in the 50's plays seemed to replace dramatic musicals under Ernie Harries in the 30's More...

Caravans

A blot on the landscape... More...

Brian W. Aldiss O.B.E. (39-43F)
Brian W. Aldiss O.B.E. (39-43F)

I arrived at WBS shortly after WW2 had been declared. THE FAMILY HAD LIVED ON THE NORFOLK COAST - FEARING HITLER MIGHT INVADE, FATHER REMOVED US TO DE… More...

That Ball

At first, rugby seemed an alien sport to me having been raised on football and tennis.  More...

David's Diary:Sports

Every time I go to West Buckland now I marvel at the facilities that now exist for games and sport generally. More...

Harries
A Word from the Archive:“Get The Old Man”

Great Headmasters, like great wine, need a long history and a healthy tradition behind them. More...

" The Ration Train"
Snow

I remember two winters in particular during my 12 years at West Buckland when we had severe blizzards with seriously deep drifted snow. The second o… More...

Remembering Wally Dale

David Lawton remembers the legend that was Wally Dale More...

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