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Records of the King Edward VII School, King's Lynn

  • ACC 2014/114
  • Temporary
  • 19th century-20th century

Box 1
Volumes I-III and an index 1857-1919. Log book, 1859-1875.

Box 2
Admission register, 1917-1920

Box 3
Cash book, 1944-1987

Box 4
Admission register, 1912-1917

Box 5
Admission register, c 1900-1912

Box 6
Duplicated minutes and Head's Reports, 1964-1971, 1971-1977 (labelled Book 1), 1985-1989 (labelled Book 2).

Box 7
Printed copies of Meetings and sub-committees and Executive committee meetings, 1948-1956 and 1957-1961.

Box 8
Photographs, some early 20th century. Instruments of Government. Board of Education Returns. Misc. correspondence and printed matter. 20th century

Box 9
Printed minutes of sub-committees, 1917-1936 (1 bundle). Annual Prize Day programmes, 1933-1975. Students' Council debates/activities, 1956 and ? 1971. Quarterly Term Orders, 1957-1958. Master's Meetings minute books, 1908-1909 and 1916-1921. Two photographs in a frame (glass present).

Box 10

Box 11
Films, audio cassette, CDs and floppy discs.

Box 12
Grammar minute book 2, 1891-1904 (1 volume). Minutes 1, 1910-1917 (1 volume). Minutes 2, 1917-1924 (1 volume).

Box 13
Minutes 3, 1924-1932 (1 volume). Minutes 4, 1932-1940 (1 volume). Education Act, 1944. Printed. (1 gathering). King's Lynn Borough Higher Education committee minutes, 1939-1945 (1 bundle).

Box 14
Minutes 5, 1940-1948 (1 volume). 'Official Correspondence', 1904-1908 (1 volume).

Box 15
A scrapbook [? J.G. Leatham], 1940-1944, contains rules, correspondence, etc., indexed. (1 volume). Log book, ? 1953-1976, with some loose enclosures (Access restricted for 50 years) (1 volume). 'Gray's Anatomy' (printed). VIth Form Prize, 1936 (in poor condition). 'A Century of Service: The Story of the Prudential, 1848-1948' (printed). Staff Meeting minutes, 1971-1980. Punishment Book, 1963-1974 (Access restricted for 50 years). 'Dear Boys' by W.H. Beaumont, 1960 (printed). Anthony Avis, 'A Reminiscence ...', and Supplement (printed). Debating Society minute book, 1908-1911. Cuttings re re-organisation in 1979.

Box 16
Some writings by C.E. Cuthbetson. Three school magazines, 'Kestrel', 1986-1996. ICL at Work in Education brochure. Two cassette tapes of Radio Norfolk programme re ICT campaign at end of 1980s. Headmaster's copy of Summary of Income and Expenditure, 1950, and other financial papers, 1953-1954. Photocopy of 'History of Hackney Downs School' with covering notes. Statements of Account, 1886-1903 (1 volume), some loose. Grant of two chairs in King's Lynn Guildhall to the school by St George's Arts Trust, 24 July 1951.

Box 17
'KES History Box 1' (part)
(A) Charity Commission and other documents relating to prizes and exhibitions. (B) Legal documents relating to the buildings and playing fields. (C) Documents relating to the origins of the school, the links to Cambridge colleges and further information on prizes and exhibitions.

Box 18
'KES History Box 1' (part)
(D) Information and souvenir documents/newspaper cuttings relating to the Gold Medal, the official opening of the school in 1906 by Edward VII, the Queen's visit in 1956, the visit of the Duke of York in 1991 and two ministerial visits.

Box 19
'KES History Box 1' (part)
(F) Instruments of Government, 1884, 1903, 1910 and 1948. (G) HMI and earlier inspection reports. Major inspections took place in 1905, 1909, 1914, 1923, 1933, 1949 and 1957. (H1) Some photocopies of articles from 'The Lennensian' on the history of the school; first edition published 1907; 1931 special edition; 1954 edition. (H2) Some miscellaneous documents, incl. information on some re-unions held 1997 and 2000. (J) Copies of old prospectuses and of programmes for speech days, plays and Gilbert and Sullivan operas and sports days. (N) Miscellaneous newspaper cuttings, 1942-2003.

Box 20
'KES History Box 3'
'King Edward VII School - A Centenary Celebration' by Michael Walker, Book Guild Publishing, 2005. 'K.E.S. Tales' compiled by Michael Walker, 2006. Material contributed by ex-pupils and staff for the book and anthology. Correspondence re school history and anthology. Correspondence between Anthony Avis and Old Lennensians about his book on the Grammar School in the 1940s. Correspondence with Book Guild Publishing. Slides used in the book and copies all the illustrations used on CDs. Additional photographs of the school/staff etc. on CD, not used in the book or anthology. Miscellaneous slides of the school, 1990s. 'Hackney Downs Boys School in Wartime, 1939-1945', ed. by D.B. Ogilvie and G.L. Watkins, The Clove Club, 2005.

Boxes 21-23
'KES History Box 4'
(1) Early pictures of the Charnel Chapel, The Butchers' Shambles, the school in St James Street, the opening of the School on the Gaywood Road by Edward VII in 1906, the visit of the Duke of Gloucester in 1931 and the results of the fire bombing in 1942. Also photographs of the Gold Medals held by the school and a letter from the Keeper of the Privy Purse about the award of the 1906 medal.

(2) Team photographs (football, cricket and hockey), early 1900s onwards. Not continuous except for the 1930s. Plus an unidentified photograph from the turn of the century (door behind is neither the St James building door nor that of the school on Gaywood Rd).

(3) Pictures re sport and drama productions, 1920s-1930s, and some School House photographs. Some miscellaneous pictures, e.g., list of Headmasters.

(4) Pictures of Mr Leatham with his staff and with his prefects in 1945 and a picture of Mr Gudgeon with OLs, 1951. Some misc. from 'The Lennensian'.

(5) Many pictures of the Sleigh era incl. team photographs, the Head with staff and prefects, the visit of Queen Elizabeth, 1956, the cricket team which reached the final of the Lords Taverners Competition at The Oval, 1975, etc.

(6) 1970s and 1980s when Mr Greaves was Head.

(7) Pictures from 1990s and early 2000s, such as the results of the Sports Hall fire, Apr 1990, and the opening of the new teaching block, 1994. Three red folders of photographs taken on the visit of the Duke of York, 1991, incl. a set by the Lynn News Chief Photographer, Paul Marsh. Many photographs from the Lynn News and EDP included.

(8) CD of photographs taken of Queen Elizabeth's second visit, Jan 2007.

Box 24
Miscellaneous incl. Governors' minutes, 1885-1890 (1 volume) and printed minutes of the Grammar School Governors', the Executive Committee and sub-committees, intermingled, 1936-1952 (1 bundle).

Box 25
Group photographs, mostly 1960s-1970s, plus a photograph from 1920s including negatives of the school in St James Street. Notes.

King Edward VII Grammar School; 1903-; King's Lynn, Norfolk

Additional records for Alderman Catleugh and King's Lynn Girls High school

  • ACC 2017/33
  • Temporary
  • 1886-1979

A collection of photos, slides, scrapbooks, school magazines, examination results, Staff books

Box 1: Girls High School record scrapbooks 1 and 2 (1886-1939 and 1920-1944)
Box 2: Girls High School record scrapbook 3 (1944-1968)
Box 3: Girls High School record scrapbook 4 (1969-1977) and staff books (1887-1939)
Box 4: Girls High School magazines 1923-1976 and governors minutes 1910-1915
Box 5: Alderman Catleugh picture of brass band (1960's) and Girls High School photos, board of education inspection reports, instruments of government, and building plans
Box 6: Alderman Catleugh photos and school crest
Box 7: Girls High School whole school photos (1920-1976, with gaps)
Box 8: Alderman Catleugh slides and Girls High School photos, slides, films, badges and audio tapes
Box 9: Girls High School exam result summaries (1944, 1952-1965 and 1968)

King's Lynn High School for Girls; 1886-1979; King's Lynn, Norfolk

Gaywood Park Schools additional

  • ACC 2018/120
  • Temporary
  • 1939-2001

Log books, staff lists, punishment books, photographs and school magazines

Box 1: Prospectuses, Staff lists, Gaywood Gazette, 'Around the Park', Misc folder, large copy photos
Box 2: Photos of former heads (1939-1997), GPGS staff minute book (1952-1964), Punishment book (1972-84) , Referral/suspension book (1976-2001)
Box 3: Log Books: Boys school (1939-71), Girls school (1939-58), St James Boys' school (1931-39)
Large whole school photo (1949)

Gaywood Park School; 1939-1979; Gaywood, Norfolk

Gaywood Park School log book

  • ACC 2018/159
  • Temporary
  • 1972-1996

School log book. Head wrote a staff list upon arriving in 1972 and leaving in 1980. There is then a gap until 1984 when a daily log resumes.

Gaywood Park School; 1939-1979; Gaywood, Norfolk

Additional Lennensian magazines

  • ACC 2018/197
  • Temporary
  • 1907-1946

Several sets of leather bound Lennensian magazines. Set 1 (kept within the library) has a missing volume.

King Edward VII Grammar School; 1903-; King's Lynn, Norfolk

Photos of King's Lynn Vancouver centre and docks

  • ACC 2018/21
  • Temporary
  • 1996-2000

Albums of photos showing the Vancouver centre, docks and quaysides in Lynn prior to redevelopment. Includes plan of town centre and promotional material.

Borough of King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Planning Department; 1981-; King's Lynn, Norfolk

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