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Blunderbuss History


This page allows you to discover further information on the history of Farnham Grammar School, Farnham College, and on Farnham.



25 West Street

This page includes as extract from Nigel Temple’s authoritative survey Farnham Buildings and People (Herald Press, 1963; 2nd edition Phillimore, 1973) and gives a history of the former Grammar School premises on West Street. At the time of publication, the site was occupied by the Farnham School of Art.


1578 and all that

David Page’s history of secondary education in Farnham, from the page of the 400 Magazine (1978). E. W. Godsil gave “considerable help” in the preparation of the article.


The Battle of Cheriton

Alan Fordham’s article from the Farnhamian dated December 1971. A history trip was later organised to the site of the battle on 12 July 1977.


Farnham: a brief history

This article was written by David Page for the 400 Magazine (1978).


Farnham in 1939

An short extract from H V Morton’s I Saw Two Englands (1942).


The School in a Chantry

A short article by F. W. S. Simmonds describing the history of the school.


The School War Memorial

 This page provides further information on the Farnham Grammar School War Memorial, located in the entrance lobby of the old building. This page has been posted to commemorate the 72 Old Boys who were killed during the Great War.