Years Past

School Year 1992/93

No. of pupils 735, Prep 368

1] A joint production of Oklahoma with the Birkenhead High School was put on during the week of the 50th anniversary of the show's opening on Broadway.

2] The Lower Prep School [known as "Little School" ] was opened by the Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside, Henry E Cotton JP, on 13th October 1992.

3] Joint Deputy headmaster, Keith Stevens, retired after 37 years service.

4] Lord David Thomas Gruffydd Evans died.

5] June 1993 there was a production of Benjamin Britten's opera "The Little Sweep" in Bushell Hall.

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Bottom: Clem & Bob [the cruel sweep masters] argue with Miss Baggott [the housekeeper].

Top: The children of Iken Hall discover Sam, the sweep's boy, stuck up the chimney.

School Year 1967/68

Number of pupils: 623

1]Chief Guest at the OB society Dinner was Captain [later Commodore] W E Warwick [OB 1922 - 26] who became the first Captain of the QEII in 1968.

2] The Prep again won the Wirral Primary Schools' Sports.

3] T L Culf , who taught languages, died on 29th June 1967

School Year 1942/43

Big School numbers 290

1] In April the School athletics team won the Northern Public Schools' Sport event at Manchester.

2] During the holidays, as part of the war effort, the School assisted local hospitals, farmers and the WVS [leaflet distribution].

3] The speech day guest was Old Birkonian Kenneth lyon CB CBE, Assistant Under Secretary of State to the War Office.

School Year 1917/18

241 pupils in Big School and 104 in the Prep.

The number of serving OBs exceeds 500 for the first time. Sadly 67 deaths had been reported.

1] A considerable numer of serving OBs had received gallantry awards. 

2] Prof. James Nelson Fraser, ormer School Assistant Master, died in Bombay on 12 March 1918.