Etchings by Christopher Hughes

There are two etchings of C House and A House with Chapel on display on the Art School walls that are dignified, low-key, technically accomplished and compellingly beautiful the more one takes the time to view both. Their author is Christopher Wyndham Hughes (CR 1920-46) who taught and lead art at Marlborough when the department […]

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Coal Mines and Currant Buns

by Tony Kenber (B2 1961-65) John Dancy was headmaster throughout my time at MC and I remember him as a pioneering liberal educationalist who made a big contribution to the College’s development. He was instrumental in starting the moves towards co-education and was a key member of the Public Schools Commission which I seem to […]

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50 Years of Girls Celebrations – A Recent Reminiscence

by Checkie Hamilton (MO 2013-18) It seems odd being asked to reminisce about my time at Marlborough having only left the College a mere few months ago. It seems perfectly natural to be back at the beginning of September and I have even been mistaken for a student giving a house tour this morning! Arriving […]

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Brasser in the 60s and 70s

After we shared Sue Canney’s (LI 1970-72) photo of the Brasser on 2nd November, Tom Stevenson (LI 1966-71) sent us in several more which we also love. If you want to see the full images, we have shared them on MC Global Connect in the newly created Brasser Group.

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Brasser Group 1971

We love this photo of the Brasser group sent in by Sue Canney Davison (LI 1970-72). We believe it was taken in 1971. If anyone can identify any of the players, we’d love to know.

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My Time at Marlborough

by Jack Thomas (C2 1942-47) One afternoon in July, 1942, my father and I took the steam train from Ealing Broadway to Paddington. There we boarded a faster train bound for the glories of the west country. Two hours later we alighted at the small station of Marlborough, long since closed by Dr Beeching. A […]

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Marlborough Reminiscences

by Charles A. Hope (B1 1954-58) “First just a gentle start. In a Shell maths set, a master was conducting a mental arithmetic test. “I have eight pence in my left trouser pocket and nine pence in my right pocket. I transfer one third of the money in my right pocket to my left pocket. […]

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Life as a Senior Prefect

“The trickiest morning of my term of office started with Roger Ellis (then Master) knocking on my door in the Porter’s Lodge to ask me if I knew anything about the 32 pound artillery gun that had been placed in the middle of Court pointing directly at C House or the banner made from a […]

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