The annual schoool magazine contained much detail about school life and activity. See if anything rings a bell with you.
Note: 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 were printed – a novel approach meaning no one could tell which art was where (well, it was the 60s!). If you feel that your artwork was printed & isn’t featured in the relevant download below then contact us with the year and a description of the piece and we will endeavour to check.
Call for missing years: Please contact us if you know the wherabouts of school magazines for years 1959, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1975.
Kynaston School Magazine (Christmas 1957, vol 1/1 – launch edition)
Including: Headmaster T.G. Jones welcome; school opening report; speech day report (prizes presented by Rolls Royce Executive Vice Chairman, Whitney H. Straight.); local area school visits; trip reports: Wales (Snowdonia) Easter (including Snowdon climb); France (La Baule); and sports fixtures and results. David Wallis-Jones, the 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 (1972-July)
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.