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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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. […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Carpentry Prize

“I was pleased to see some of the practical Old Marlburians given space in the winter 2016 OM Club Magazine. My brother (Colin Labouchere, LI 1952-56) pointed out that I won the Carpentry Prize in 1954 with the building of the Village Green Seat at Sculthorpe, Norfolk, commissioned in memory of the 1953 Coronation of […]

Read More

The Snow of 1947

“I was reminded the other day whilst watching the BBC weather programme how viciously cold it was during the whole of February 1947. Snow drifts across the country caused roads and railways to be blocked with the result that coal supplies already low after the war struggled to get through to power stations so the […]

Read More

War Memoirs and Letters of Harry Fox, 1917-19

WE are delighted to announce publication on the College Archive website of War Memoirs and Letters of Harry Fox (CO 1911-16). Upon leaving school, in common with almost all of his contemporaries, he was called up and, upon completion of Officer and Artillery training, Second Lieutenant Harry Fox, aged 19, was sent to fight in […]

Read More