John Chafen

By Pete Eastwood John Chafen passed away on Friday 12th August 2005 aged 71 thus ending a personal friendship of more than fifty years. John was a few years ahead of me at Wandsworth School and one of my first memories … Continue reading

Reg Sparkes

1928 – 2008 Reg started off on the Wing and graduated via the Back Row to Prop as time impacted on shape and speed. He was a fairly prolific try scorer and got 20+ tries in a season on more … Continue reading

John Arthur Lally

1943-2008 Born in Woking in 1943, John lived in Southfields for many years, attending Wandsworth Grammar School from the age of 11. John was an outstanding scholar, which led to his well-deserved appointment as Head Boy in 1960. During these … Continue reading

Bill Forrester

1928 – 2009 Bill was born at home in Replingham Road, Southfields on the 14th May 1928. After attending the local infant and primary schools he gained entry to Wandsworth Grammar School although, according to Bill, he did not have … Continue reading

Peter Shillingford

1929 – 2010 Peter was born in Southfields, Wandsworth, in 1929. He attended West Hill Junior & infants School until 1939. Having passed his exams he was selected to attend Wandsworth Grammar School, Sutherland Grove, Wandsworth. It was also the … Continue reading

In Memory, 2009

Taken from the 2009 newsletter: “This newsletter was never meant to carry the sad news of so many Old Dubs skipping over the goal line, but we have an ever ageing membership and one day someone will be on his … Continue reading

HRK Remembered

H. Raymond King was Headmaster at Wandsworth School from 1932 to 1963. He succeeded Dr H. Waite who had held the post since 1900. Two headmasters in 63 years suggests stability and a devotion to duty. To H. Raymond King … Continue reading

Ted Bacchus

The majority of us will remember Ted Bacchus with great respect and affection. Ted died in February this year (2005) only only a few months after he had been feted at a reunion of the School Choir. He was 91 … Continue reading

In Memoria

In addition to Ted Bacchus, Reg Finch, John Chafen, Keith Norman and John Clegg passed away during 2005. Reg died on Wednesday 8 June 2005 aged 83, after a short illness. He was a pupil at Wandsworth Grammar School from … Continue reading