Sunday, 23 October 2016

CBS Reunion 2017

Our 20th Annual Reunion will be on Saturday March 18th 2017at Clarence House.

 Invitations have gone out - so make a note of the date. We hope there will be a good turnout for this special occasion!

Full details are on the Reunions page.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

RIP Bill Brushe (CBS staff 1952-61)



A few words from former pupil Dennis Biggs on the passing of Bill Brushe ....

Sadly I have to report that our modern languages teacher from the 1950s Mr. W.T. Brushe has passed away at the age of 93 after a short illness. At school I did not have a close relationship with him and it is only in the past few years when I joined Cliff Dunkley and Bob Gregory on their annual visit to his home in Ware, Herts that I got to know him more closely. We used to go to a pub in the countryside near his home and wine and dine him and talk about our years together at the School. I was surprised how sprightly he was and how sharp his memories were of us and our classmates. 
Bill came to City Boys in 1952 as the Head of the Modern Languages Dept following the departure of Arthur Nockels. He was an "old school teacher", strong on discipline and with at times a quick "Irish" temper, so you did not mess about with him. He was known to mete out immediate punishment for anyone who upset him. I recall one lad who had to stand with arms raised holding two heavy books, because he was caught throwing a book, if I recall correctly.
He was from Northern Ireland and had studied at Trinity College, Dublin and the Sorbonne in Paris. He was a keen bridge player and was in charge of the life saving and swimming events during his time with us.He also took parties of boys to the continent during the late 50s.
 When he left City Boys he took up a similar position at Hertford Grammer School where stayed until he retired.Bill had good memories of City Boys School and spoke of his time in Leicester with deep fondness.
His wife Jeannie, whom he met at Infants School is still at the same Nursing Home in Ware . Bill had 2 sons, one of whom John visited him regularly from his home in Milton Keynes.....



   



   

Sunday, 28 February 2016

1959 School Trip to Switzerland


Tim Riggs (CBS 1952-58) has sent us some photos of the 1959 school trip to Switzerland. They can be viewed on Facebook HERE

Thursday, 4 February 2016

1966 School Trip to Russia

Dave Mason has uploaded his fabulous collection of photos from this memorable school trip onto our Facebook page.

To view them click/tap the link below:-


Enjoy!

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

CBS Reunion 2016

A date for your diaries,computers , phones etc. Saturday March 19th 2016. Annual Reunion. Clarence House. For full details please click/tap the Reunions button (down the left hand side of the Home page).

***Almost 80 ex pupils and staff have booked their place! ***
(as at the end of Feb) - so another good turnout is on the cards!

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Get the app

It is now possible to add the (FREE!) Wyvernians web site app to your smart phone and tablet (for Android and the Iphone/Ipad family). Just click on the Get the App button on the main menu and follow the instructions.

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Download the History of CBS book

As you may know, Andy Marlow's fabulous book on the history of our old school is now completely sold out. However all is not lost, it is now available to download (for a fiver!). To get your copy click on ...Digital Download from the main menu.

Enjoy!