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This page is used to promote publications about Farnham Grammar School, the College, or Farnham generally.


If we have overlooked adding details of any publication of interest, please let us know.


Farnham Grammar School Goes Abroad


“Stumbling on Mountains” by David Bathurst


“Evening Sickness” by Mark Bravery


Fam’d Was She For The Sons She Bred


The Farnham Grammar School in Wartime


Headmasters of Farnham Grammar School


The Teachers: Part One


The Teachers: Part One


Cyril Trust has also published The Teachers: Part One. This booklet includes profiles of some of the teachers at the school, most of them from the 1920 to 1960 era.


A5 format, softback, priced at £2 (post free)


Contact Cyril Trust on

cyriltrust at btinternet dot com


“Stumbling on Mountains” by David Bathurst



Stumbling on Mountains by David BathurstDavid’s first novel “Stumbling on Mountains” was published in October 2015.


Mike Partridge is clumsy, careless and lazy and, despite being a husband and a father, he has no real feelings for anyone except himself. He cannot even find it in himself to love his beautiful adopted daughter Katie. Through a moment's stupidity he loses his job and his family, and suddenly his life is in ruins.


A chance encounter in a Manchester outdoor goods store leads him to discover the joy of walking and to begin a pilgrimage that takes him through some of the most glorious scenery in England and Wales: the South Downs and Sussex clifftops, the Cotswolds, Dartmoor, the Lake District, the Peak District, the Brecon Beacons, Three Peaks country, and finally the wild windswept Mickle Fell in the north Pennines. It's a pilgrimage that helps him rebuild his life and leads him to find true and lasting love of many different kinds, love that forces him to give back, to recognise the needs of others, to face up to painful past memories, and ultimately, to put his own life in peril ...


This heart-warming and inspiring story will be enjoyed by anyone who has a love for the great outdoors and its power to change lives for the good.


All of the profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the Sussex Snowdrop Trust, providing help for families with children suffering life-threatening or life-limiting illness.


Published by Walk & Write Publications, copies are available at £10 (post free) from David at davidbathurst at btinternet dot com


ISBN-13: 9780993324109



“Evening Sickness” by Mark Bravery


Evening Sickness by Mark BraveryMark’s novel “Evening Sickness” was published as an e-book in September 2014. Mark tells Blunderbuss that he wrote the novel in the 1990s. “After languishing as an unpublished manuscript for sixteen years, “Evening Sickness” finally saw the light of day as an eBook in September 2014.”


Mark says that if he wrote the novel today it probably wouldn’t be quite as daring.  “It uses the ‘stream of consciousness’ technique to convey the inner thoughts of its main characters, showing that what people say is often very different from what they’re thinking. Those characters are a philandering schoolteacher, a gay Jewish lawyer, a former prostitute and a devout Christian. And, just in case anyone’s worried, Mark says that none of the characters is based on anybody he knew in Farnham.”


Fam’d Was She For The Sons She Bred


Cyril Trust, historian of the Old Farnhamians’, has published Fam’d Was She For The Sons She Bred, an Old Boys Roll of Honour.


The inspiration for this book came from an article in the Surrey & Hants News, when a certain Old Boy from Farnham Grammar School wrote that in his opinion the school had not produced anyone of note in its long history. This was questioned by Cyril Trust and Leonard Evans, for many years Chemistry master at the school.


Here you will find a set of profiles of the 16 former pupils who I felt had been the most famous in the history of the school. These included Cyril Garbutt who became Archbishop of York, Owen Pennefather Lloyd who won the Victoria Cross and Ronald Ridout who holds the Guinness Book of Records for writing the most text books in history.

 

44 pages, 11 illustrations in black and white, A5 format, softback, £2 (post free)


contact Cyril Trust on

cyriltrust at btinternet dot com


The Farnham Grammar School in Wartime


The Farnham Grammar School in Wartime by Cyril trust and Jenny HarveyCyril Trust and Jenny Harvey, part-time archivist of Guildford College Corporation, have published The Farnham Grammar School in Wartime.


Published in the centenary year of the start of the First World War, this booklet surveys the effects of two world wars on the School, its staff and its pupils. The principal sources used are the pages of the Farnhamian, along with letters and reports which offer a variety of viewpoints.


The contents cover: the oldest account of an Old Boy in Wartime, the unveiling of the Roll of Honour in 1929, the names on the Roll of Honour, the first Old Boy to be killed in the First World War, Salute to the Brave: the Fallen of Farnham Grammar School during the First World War, Letters from the front line, Armistice Day 1919, on the Home Front in the First World War.


The names on the Memorial Tablet 1939-1945, Roll of Honour 1939-1945, Remembering Arthur Job, Salute to the Brave: the Fallen of Farnham Grammar School during the Second World War, the air raid shelter and other extracts from the Farnhamian, some stories of Old Boys who served in the war, on the Home Front in the Second World War, Remembrance Day 1946, Field Marshal Montgomery at Farnham Grammar School.


86 pages, four illustrations in black and white, A5 format, softback, and with full-colour cover.


Priced at £5 (post free), contact Cyril Trust on

cyriltrust at btinternet dot com


Headmasters of Farnham Grammar School


Cyril Trust and Jenny Harvey, part-time archivist of Guildford College Corporation, have published The Headmasters of Farnham Grammar School 1800-1973.


The booklet includes a brief history of Farnham Grammar School and covers the following Headmasters:


Rev Samuel Locke (1800-1823)

Rev Henry Thomas Austen (1823-1827)

Rev William Grant Broughton (1827-1829)

Rev Charles John Hume (1829-1834)

Rev Richard Sankey (1834-1853)

Charles Stroud (1853-1897)

Rev Samuel Priestley (1897-1918)

Captain John Reynolds Stickland (1919-1924)

Francis Arthur Morgan (1924-1953)

George Baxter (1953-1970)

Paul French (1971-1973; Farnham College to 1990)


88 pages, 17 illustrations in black and white, A5 format, softback, and with full-colour cover.


Priced at £5 (post free), contact Cyril Trust on

cyriltrust at btinternet dot com


Farnham Grammar School Goes Abroad


Cyril Trust, historian of the Old Farnhamians’, has published Farnham Grammar School Goes Abroad, which includes profiles of former pupils who left the United Kingdom to work and live abroad.


Cyril’s inspiration for this book came from his study of memorabilia from the Grammar School which made it clear that many of the pupils travelled abroad and many now live, or lived, overseas. There are several reasons for this, and this book gives the details of many of those concerned and their reasons for leaving the United Kingdom.


Some of the reasons for moving abroad include being posted overseas as a member of the armed services, apprenticeships at the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farrnborough (or British Aerospace at Weybridge) leading to careers in the aircraft industries in America, Canada and Australia.

 

128 pages, 10 illustrations in black and white, A5 format, softback, £5.50 (post free) from Cyril Trust on

cyriltrust at btinternet dot com