BGS Archives

Placed with the Wandsworth Local History Service by the Old Grammarians' Association

Wandsworth Local History Service
Battersea Library
265 Lavender Hill
London SW11 1JB
020 8871 7753
www.wandsworth.gov.uk/museum

Old Grammarians' Association
Peter Davis
Honorary Secretary
48 Southway
Carshalton Beeches
Surrey
SM5 4HW

To view this material please contact the Service at Battersea Library above to make an appointment. If you have any material that you would like to add to these archives, please contact Peter Davis (as above) or Mike Poffley on 01342 870 218

Document Codes

AC Accounts
AR Admission Registers
AW Awards
CA Cadet/Air Training Corps records
CR Correspondence
HH School history
LP Legal papers
MIN Minutes
MTD Muniments of Title: Deeds
OG Old Grammarians' Association
PC Press cuttings
PH Photographs
PL Plans
PP Programmes and Honours Lists
REG Registers/Miscellaneous
RP Headmasters' Reports
RU School Rules
SM School Magazines & O.G.Magazines
CU School Curriculum
OGC OG Cricket Club History
OGF OG Football Club History

Item No

Code
Description
Date
0
HH
Last updated - 17th November 2008
2008
1
SM
The Grammarian No 5
May 1889
2
SM
The Grammarian No 10
Mar 1891
3
SM
BGS Magazines Volume I
1904
4
SM
BGS Magazines Volume II (two parts)
1906
5
SM
BGS Magazines Volume III
1916
6
SM
BGS Magazines Volume IV
1921
7
SM
BGS Magazines Volume V
1926
8
SM
BGS Magazines Volume VI
1931
9
SM
BGS Magazines Volume VII
1936
10
SM
BGS Magazines Volume VIII
1941
11
SM
BGS Magazines Volume IX
1950
12
SM
BGS Magazines Volume X
1957
13
SM
BGS Magazines Volume XI/ XII (numbering error)[nos 3, 6 & 8 missing]
1963
14
SM
BGS Magazines Volume XIII [nos 1, 8 & 9 missing]
1968
15
SM
The Old Grammarian Volume 1
1948
16
SM
The Old Grammarian Volume 2
1954
17
SM
The Old Grammarian Volume 3
1958
18
SM
The Old Grammarian Volume 4
1962
19
SM
The Old Grammarian Volume 5
1966
20
SM
The Old Grammarian Volume 6
1970
21
SM
The Old Grammarian Volume 7
1974
22
SM
The Old Grammarian Volume 8
1978
23
SM
The Old Grammarian Volume 9 (biannually)
1983
24
SM
The Old Grammarian Volume 10 (annually to date)
1995/2008
25
MTD
National Register of Archives:Sinjuns Trust Schools docs
1936
26
AR
BGS Entrance Registers August '04, '05, '06, '07, '08
1904/08
27
AW
BGS 'Certificate of Honour' in place of prize-W Balls
1915
28
PP
BGS Honours Lists and Prize Distribution 1887 ,'88, 1903, '04, '13', '17-'20, '22-'34, '37, '40.
-
29
PP
BGS Speech Days 1945, '47-'58 '60, '61,'68-'77.
-
30
PP
BGS Prospectuses 1917, 1922, 1930, 1965 (see item 46)
-
31
LP
St John's Schools Trust - schedule of title deeds & docs
1925
32
LP
St John's Schools Trust - schedule of plans
1950
33
LP
PRO copy (269) of the Sir Walter St John's Trust 1700
1947
34
LP
Trust's objections to the acquisition of the BGS playing field by the School Board for London
c1899
35
LP
Description of the Arms of Sinjuns and BGS
c1950
36
AC
St John's Schools Trust accounts - FY 1919/20
-
37
AC
St John's Schools Trust accounts - FYs 33 /34, 35/36, 36/37, 37/38, 39/40, 40/41, 41/42,44/45, 47/48
-
38
AC
BGS. Applications to the London County Council for grants in aid of maintenance - 1935/36 - 1941/42
-
39
AC
LCC letter re St John's Schools' Maintenance Grant 16/3
1936
40
LP
Scheme for regulating foundation of Sir Walter St John's Schools in the borough in the Borough of Battersea and Cnty of London: 1909, 1922, 1936, 1951, 1962 and 1977
-
41
LP
Langford's summary of the Scheme & list of governors
1962
42
LP
Ministry of Education letter re status of Memorial Fund
1953
43
AC
St John's Schools Trust: accounts FYs 1972/73 - 1976/77
-
44
CR
St John's Schools Trust: Head's appeal to OGs for funds
1948
45
CR
St John's Schools Trust: Head's appeal to OGs for funds
1962
46
HH
BGS new buildings' ceremonies & '37prospectus
1935/6
47
CA
BGS Cadet Battalion 17th Annual Inspection 10 July
1935
48
PP
War Memorials - Service 1919, Unveiling 1923 & 1950
-
49
HH
Copy of an anonymous account of the early years of BGS
?
50
OG
OGA handbooks 1952, 1956, 1962, 2002, 2006
-
51
RU
ILEA - rules governing alcohol on school premises
1974
52
RU
BGS - school rules issued by Walter Langford
c1946
53
OG
OGA rules -1926, '33, '48, '50, '58, '73, '78, '87,2002, '06
-
54
PC
Wandsworth Borough News - opening of Burnt Wood Lane playing fields - 25 June
1927
55
CR
Head's (WJL) letter to parents setting out changes in school life
1945
56
CR
Head's letter to parents, OGs etc, re '39-'45 Memorial
1949
57
CR
WJL's letter to OG Hon Sec re destruction of Trust docs by enemy action WW2
1986
58
REG
BGS pupils' record 1910 & report 1925
-
59
REG
Two Sinjuns' pupils' reports for W Hodgson
1885/86
60
CA
Discharge cert. from BGS Cadet Corps for H C Greetham
1925
61
REG
BGS School Captains 1904 - 1977
-
62
CR
Award of a scholarship to J S King
1942
63
PC
Cuttings collected by F N Hoare, BGS Governor
1936/52
64
PC
History of BGS/Sinjuns Charities - Liberal Review
1882
65
MIN
Old Grammarians' Association - AGM & Executive Committee Minutes Book
1939/49
66
MIN
Ditto
1950/55
67
MIN
Ditto
1956/60
68
MIN
Ditto
1960/66
69
MIN
Ditto
1966/70
70
MIN
Ditto
1970/74
71
REG
Old Grammarians' Association AGM & Annual Dinner signing-in book
1931/70
72
REG
Ditto
1971/80
73
MIN
BGS Trinity House Records
1946/53
74
MIN
BGS Trinity House Records
1955/57
75
MIN
OGA Football Club team selections and results
1965/66
76
PP
Old Boys' Day Programmes: 1926, '28, '31, '32, '36, '39
-
77
PP
Old Boys' Day Programmes: 1946 -'51, '53, '55 -'58, '62, '63.
-
78
PP
Old Boys' Day Programmes: 1969, '70, '71, '73, '74, '76
-
79
PP
BGS/Sinjuns 250th Anniversary celebrations progs.
1950
80
PP
BGS Centenary celebrations programme
1975
81
PP
BGS Athletic Sports Programme
1927
82
AW
BGS: Lambeth Young Planners award certificate example
1976
83
PP
Photocopies of OGs football &dramatic club events
1886/87
84
SM
BGS: end of the School memorabilia compilation
1977
85
AW
Eng Schools' Swimming Assoc: freestyle team award
1962
86
PL
Plan of the 8 acre Abbotswood Road site
1920
87
PL
BGS Allotments [4acres 32 perches] - Hertford
1942
88
PL
BGS-dining hall extension and new kitchen
1947
89
PL
BGS site - Lond Electricity Board transformer chamber
1954
90
PL
BGS site - overall plan showing sports facilities
1962
91
PL
History of the OGA prepared for the Sinjuns Trust
1986
92
HH
Papers relating to the demise of BGS (ILEA,OGA,PA)
1975/6
93
HH
Sinjuns memorabilia - 1950 play on the life of Sir Walter St John and a description of the Great Hall heraldry
c1950
94
HH
2 Copies of Pimpernel giving history of Streatham Secondary School/Rosa Bassett School
1966/70
95
HH
History of Streatham Hill & Clapham High School
1997
96
PP
OGA dinner programmes: '22, '23, '36-'38, '46(2)-'48, '50 -'77, '85, '87, '88, '90, '92, '97, 2000, '02, '04, '07
-
97
PP
OGC&FC/OGA dinner dance programmes: '48, '50 -'65, '68 - '88.
-
98
MIN
OGA Football Club team selections and results
1955/60
99
CR
Collected letters of OG G E Young, killed in action 1916
-
100
PP
BGS Dramatic Society; Henry IV part I programme
1947
101
CA
Copy of the Miller Colour (? reverse side)
c1935
102
MIN
OGA - AGM & Executive Committee Minutes Book
1975/80
103
MIN
OGA - AGM & Executive Committee Minutes Book
1981/86
104
HH
History of Sinjuns School (& BGS) by F T Smallwood
1998
105
HH
The Founding of BGS by F T Smallwood
c1970
106
PP
BGS football & cricket fixture lists 1912-'13, '13, '15-'16, '23 - '27
-
107
PP
OGA calendars of events 1960 & 1961
-
108
CA
Air Training Corps record of service - D E Clarke
1951/54
109
PH
BGS War Dead Portraits 1939-1945 3 Volumes + Slides
1950
110
PH
Staff and Form Groups 1927, 29, 32, 37 4 Volumes
-
111
PH
OGA Annual Dinners collection 1 Volume
-
112
PH
BGS Sinjuns 250 anniversary celebrations 1 Volume + film
1950
113
PH
Portrait of Alderman Cresswell-securer of Burntwood Ln
1928
114
PH
BGS rowing team
1885
115
PH
R H Geare (staff 1902 - 1945) collection 1 Volume
-
116
PH
W Spooner (staff 1920 - 1958) collection 2 Volumes
-
117
OG
Football Tour Report
c1953
118
LP
Solicitors report on Burntwood Lane Title
1990
119
HH
BGS History and Heraldry (old grammarians web site)
2002
120
REG
Papers relating to Admission of K.Turner (Parents' admission form)
1931
121
REG
Tuition Receipts for K.N.Turner
1931/36
122
PP
Summary of BGS academic results
1927-31
123
AC
BGS pupils' clothing requirement list
1936
124
CA
Corps Camp preliminary notice to pupils
1932
125
REG
French and Scripture test papers
c1932
126
REG
Details of school trip to Yugoslavia
1931
127
OGC
OG Cricket Club History
-
128
OGC
OG Cricket Club Officers 1946 - 1976, '98
-
129
OGC
OG Cricket Club Fixture Lists 1932, '34, '36, '37, '46 - 2002
-
130
OGC
OG Cricket Club Records 1947 - 1985 (Batting, Bowling, Matches, Partnerships, etc.)
-
131
OGC
OG Cricket Club Newsletters 1959 -1964, 1967.
-
132
OGC
OG Cricket Club 'Occasional Glances' 1968 - 1978, 1980, '81, ,83
-
133
OGC
OG Cricket Club Handbook 1933
1933
134
OGC
OG Cricket Club Rules 1951 & Membership Application Form
1951
135
OGC
OG Cricket Club Annual Supper Program 1970, '84
1970
136
OGC
OG Cricket Club letter to Club Cricket Conference re League Cricket 1967.
1967
137
OGC
OG Cricket Club - Records of OG Players in Representative Matches.
-
138
OGC
OG Cricket Club 'Devon Tour' Records 1953, '69. '70, '74, '77 - '85, '88 - 92, '94, '96.
-
139
HH
Old Sinjuns 75th Anniversary Brochure (1967)
1967
140
OGC
Programme - Charity Cricket Match 1987
1987
141
OGC
Press Cutting - May 7th 1954
1954
142
CR
BGS Christmas card (embossed shield)
c1950
143
CR
Henry Ellis's hand written reference for teacher training for S.A.Gowing
1922
144
CR
OG Football Club headed note paper (example of)
1920s
145
CR
Offer of a place at BGS to M.C.Marsh by W.J.Langford
1947
146
OG
OG Cricket and Football Club rules and policy
1951
147
REG
BGS Parents Association second hand clothing shop register
1948
148
PP
OGA Buffet Lunch (2001)
2001
149
CU
S.A.Gowing's 5th & 6th form exercise and note books (15 pieces)
1913-15
150
PP
OG Dram. Soc. (Upstagers) lunch, includes list of shows from 1969
2007

BGS items held by the Wandsworth Local History Service as at 15 Febuary 2002

Battersea Grammar School Magazines - Vol VII Nos 7&8
Vol VIII Nos 10, 11, 12
Vol IX Nos 1 to 12
 
Old Grammarian Magazines Vol 1 Nos 7&8
Vol 2 Nos 1 to 8
Vol 3 Nos 1 to 8
Vol 4 Nos 1, 4 to 8
Vol 5 Nos 1 to 6.
 
Old Boysí Day Programmes 1946, 1952 to 1957, 1959, 1960.

BGS School Rules - Walter Langford era.

Speech Day Programmes - 1945/6, 1947/8 to 1952/3.

BGS form lists 1953/4.

Programme and prospectus commemorating the opening of the new BGS buildings in 1937.

Three certificates "awarded in place of prizes" during World War I.

School photographs 1919, 1920, 1947, 1950, 1953.

Army Cadet Force photograph 1921.

BGS group photographs: school orchestra c1950, school choir 1951/2, St Johnís House 1952.

Inventory taken by M F Poffley (OGA Archivist) 15/2/2002.
If you are interested in joining the Old Grammarians' Association, please contact
Honorary Secretary, Peter Davis, 48 Southway, Carshalton Beeches, Surrey, SM5 4HW
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