The annual schoool magazine contained much detail about school life and activity. Does anything ring a bell with you?
In some years (notably: 1965 & 1967) more student art existed than print space – student artwork was included from 1965 onwards, most likely due the the influence of Deputy, later Head of Art, Dick Curtis – so multiple versions of the same year were printed. A novel approach meaning no one could tell which art was where (well, it was the 60s!).
It is unclear as to whether a magazine was produced for 1968 and 1971-1975. Please contact us should you have a copy or can confirm the situation.
Kynaston School Magazine (Christmas 1957, vol 1/1 – launch edition)
First Headmaster T.G. Jones welcome; school opening, speech day reports; school trip reports: Wales (Snowdonia) Easter (incl. Snowdon climb); France (La Baule); sports fixtures and results. A challenging Sports Quiz (p16-17). David Wallis-Jones, son of the Chairman of Govenors, didn’t become a medic (p15) – he became a teacher and Head of a school in Fitzjohn’s Avenue.
Kynaston School Magazine (Christmas 1958 vol 1/2)
Len Clark joins. Includes: Andres Segovia, “world famous guitarist” recital, school trip reports: France (La Baule), Scotland (Aberfoyle), Southampton docks, Hampstead Library, Scarborough and the London Planetarium. Student entries: space (as in outer space), cider making (of course), Piccadilly Circus and pike fishing. Prize day and sports fixtures and reports.
Kynaston School Magazine (Spring 1960, vol 1/3)
In Memorium: T.G. Jones (first Headmaster Kynaston School), G.H. Harmer takes over as Head with E.J. Catling as Deputy. Including: North Wales (Betws-y-Coed) trip report, sports fixtures & results and student poems.
Kynaston School Magazine (Summer 1961, vol 1/4)
Including: Dick Curtis joins (leads Art Club); Richard of Bordeaux theatrical review; The Great Angel on the Roof Christmas decoration item; woodwork shop report; and Italian winter sports (Nova Levante 61), Bucks (Chiltern Hills) hike, North Wales (Betws-y-Coed) trip, and France (La Rochelle) trip reports; and Children’s Opera Group (Sadlers Wells) review. Plus prize listings, house reports, sports fixtures & results and student art & poems.
Kynaston School Magazine (Summer 1962, vol 1/5)
In Memorium: Tony Shorter, 5C. Including speech day report (October 61); art news (Dick Curtis); Intl. Art Treasures exhibition (V&A); the “new” Hiking Club; Swiss-Italian school trip (61); France (L Baule) trip (61); North Devon field trip; Swiss winter sports trip (Realp, 61 – the latter for both schools) reports. Page 49 scan to be corrected.
Kynaston School Magazine (Summer 1963, vol 1/6)
In Memorium, R.E. Hodge. Includes school trip reports: Italy (Adriatic, August 62); Spain (Almunecar); and winter sports (62 – the latter for both schools). Also Leonard Bernstein concert RAH report, Kynaston 1984 sci-fi fiction story, university & college entrants, exam results & prize listings, house reports, sports fixtures & results and student art & poems.
Kynaston School Magazine (Summer 1964, vol 1/7)
Including: R.E. Hodge Obituary; Switzerland/Italy field trip (summer 63) report; the “new” Language Laboratory review; Italy (Rome, August 63) trip; art news (Dick Curtis); and RAF Halton (Bucks) visit. Also included are university & college entrant, exam results & prize listings, house reports, sports fixtures & results and student art & poems.
Kynaston School Magazine (1965)
Including: house reports; art & gardening club news; Greece school trip (summer 64); Italy (Nova Levante) winter sports (Christmas 64) & geography field trip to Yorkshire (Malhamdale) reports. Plus university & college entrants, exam results & prize lists, sports fixtures & results and student art & poems.
Kynaston School Magazine (Summer 1966)
A Summer of Love, tenth year edition featuring reports on: Old Kynastonian’s Association Chairman’s meeting; Hampstead MP, Ben Whitaker, meeting; Kynaston Regiment Italy field trip; Devon (Lynmouth), feld trip; North Wales hiking trip; Italy (Dolmites) winter sports trip; with a roundup of sports fixtures & results & student arwork & poems.
Kynaston School Magazine (1967)
A highly informative edition full of student art & poems featuring: Italy (Nova Levante) christmas trip report, university/college entrants, exam and prize giving results, prefect and teaching staff listings & house reports.
Kynaston School Magazine (1969-final pre-merger)
The final Kynaston School magazine. An informative welcome message with a “potted history” of the school from Head, E. J. Catling. Reports on Hampton Court Palace and Tower Pier river trips and ‘Twelfth Night’. Also, poems and artwork .
Quintin Kynaston School Magazine (1970-first merged schools)
The first school magazine following the merger of Quintin & Kynaston schools. Foreward by Head A. J. Holt and reports on the “new school” first year. Shropshire (Shrewsbury & Ludlow) field trip and ‘As You Like It’ production reports. Deputy Head of English, Mr. V. Jones leaves. Plus student poems & artwork.
Quintin Kynaston School Magazine (July 1972)
The 1972 Quintin Kynaston School magazine with Headmaster’s (Head Aster – with thanks to the school IBM Selectric typewriter!). Headmaster Harmer’s final report before handing over to P. J. Mitchell. Many trips undertaken including: North Wales mountaineering, Italy ski-ing, Germany, Peek District and Cornwall camping (new shool van ‘Capricorn’ purchased). Saling ship ‘Quintinian’ Ex-Kynaston old boy M. Buckland joins the Music department. Prize giving & sports fixtures and results.