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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.
David’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 ...
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-
Published by Walk & Write Publications, copies are available at £10 (post free) from David at davidbathurst at btinternet dot com
“Evening Sickness” by Mark Bravery
Mark’s novel “Evening Sickness” was published as an e-
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.”
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.
Cyril Trust and Jenny Harvey, part-
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-
86 pages, four illustrations in black and white, A5 format, softback, and with full-
Cyril Trust and Jenny Harvey, part-
The booklet includes a brief history of Farnham Grammar School and covers the following Headmasters:
Rev Samuel Locke (1800-
Rev Henry Thomas Austen (1823-
Rev William Grant Broughton (1827-
Rev Charles John Hume (1829-
Rev Richard Sankey (1834-
Charles Stroud (1853-
Rev Samuel Priestley (1897-
Captain John Reynolds Stickland (1919-
Francis Arthur Morgan (1924-
George Baxter (1953-
Paul French (1971-
88 pages, 17 illustrations in black and white, A5 format, softback, and with full-
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