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Important Archive Books Repaired

Thanks to Old Brentwoods' 200 Club.
3 Dec 2019

An early 20th century photo album and a bound copy of the School magazine 'The Brentwoodian' (1911-19) have been repaired thanks to a donation by the Old Brentwoods’ 200 Club. These volumes are used every year by History students to research four Old Brentwoods who died in the First World War.

The damage to the spines of the volumes was long-term - although we should clarify that the students themselves did no harm! However, the fact that they are used regularly by students for research meant that they were a priority for repair.

Each year, the Third Year History students visit the WW1 cemeteries, including the graves of four OBs: Edwin Maunsell, Francis Bowen, Edwin Johnson and Leslie Bittles. A select group from each coach of students research the OBs using the album (which includes photographs of the Football and Cricket teams, and cast of the Winter Theatricals, 1903-13), bound copies of The Brentwoodian, play programmes and other documents. They then present their research to the other students when they are at the OB’s grave.

Huge gratitude to 200 Club Secretary Tim Faiers (OB 1956-67) for coming to the rescue; if you'd like to join the 200 Club give him a call!

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