The OWA College Archive

1867 Engraving of Wimbledon School
Borrowed from Anthony Poole's excellent
A History of Wimbledon College - ISBN 0951841106

First School Photograph, June 1893
Back Row: Fr Sybrandt, Daniel French, Sidney Edwards, Patrick O'Hea Jack Elliot, William LLoyd, Vivian Davies,Joseph French, Fr. Nicholson
Second Row: Gilbert Fairlie, Thomas Lloyd, Francis Perceval, Victor Edwards
Seated: Edwarde Bagshaw, Ulick Burke, Edward Mivart, Thomas McNabb, Leo O'Hea
Front: Reginald Austin,Alan Perceval, Samuel Talman,Joseph Goldie, Andrew Newman, Charles French
Borrowed from Anthony Poole's excellent
A History of Wimbledon College - ISBN 0951841106

The College - 1929
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Campion House Rugby c1926

Early 1st XV1942

1st xv 1942-3

Signiaturesfor the XV above
Boxing Club 1948

Thanks to Des Hawken for this picture

Back row: Anthony Morey, Peter(?) Monaghan, Fintan Creaven, Eddie Jones, John Morey, George McPartlin,
Des Hawken, Anthony Heuvel, ? McInerney

Middle: ? Rosemeyer, Stephen Fleming, Tom Stinner, Nick Gahan, Mr Keegan (coach, ex olympic boxer and John's father), Len Mackay (national schoolboy champion), ? Rosemeyer, Kevin Creaven, ? Connelly

Front: ?, Dwyer (I think), ?, Nixon

Des Hawken's recollections. Can anyone fill in the gaps?


College U14 1956
Gerald McPartlin, David "Spud" Murray, Derick Knight,Ted Totman. Roger Layet, ?
McCarron Mike Miliffe, IaIn Taylor, Bob Hessey, John Byrne
Thanks to John Ambler and Robert Hessey for filling in some of the blanks

one blank to go (send info to here)
Thanks to Des Hawken for this picture

2nd XI 1959
?Roger Layet????
??Derrick Knight,??

Thanks to Derrick Knight for this picture
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Rhetoric 1953
John Montfort, Caines, Roberts, Derek Shew, Paul Connor, Peter Brand, Tom 'Titus' Oates
Peter Jacques, Des Hawken, John Earl, John Brennan, Tony Coates
Fred Rowntree, Philip Dray, Dennis Hill, Fr Wetz, Jim Rowntree, Harry Vowles, Dickie Lynch
Thanks to Des Hawken for the Identifications

Volleyball 1959
Bryan Snalune nearest the net right, Derrick Knight behind him

Thanks to Derrick Knight for this picture
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Probably taken late 1950s whilst having a discrete smoke down by the Sacred Heart

The year of 55 - a larger version has been requested

1955 Figures 2 - still a struggle?
For those with poor sight we think it says
Barnes, Rooney, Eggleston, Harris, Mahony, Stockbridge,McCarron, Wilson Bergin O'Doherty
Joyce, Ashby, Sanders, Scanlon, Hurley Dixon, Franklin, Flynn, Smith, Elland
Whelan, Gibson Woods, Canning, Ted Sammons, Lee, Branson, Hopfl, Heffernan
Linsey, Power, Taylor, Levitt?, de Beem?


The College 1962?
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Naming this lot will be a challenge

Rudiments 1 1960-61
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Redmond Mullin 7th May 1964
Taken by Gordon Ruffell from behind a desk lid during an English class

U14s 1st XV 1961-62
Joe Flynn, Paul Layet, Paul Lohr, Bob Hequet, ?, ?
Jim Varley, ?, Bob Downs, Charlie O'Connor, Greg Bratza, ? Pete Brown
Harry Groenen, Paddy Weston

3rd XV 1961-62

College Boxing Club 1960
Row 1: ?,Giles Downs,??,Pete Helms,???
Row 2: Mick Adams,????????,Bob Hecquet
Row 3: Gordon Ruffell,?,Laurence Reynolds?, Tim Lumb, Bill Elland,Robert Welch,Michael Garnish, Michael Norris
Row 4: Paul Layet,????Peter Milner, Pete Bowman,Charlie O'Connor,Chris Cooksey
Row 5: John Clements?Aidrian Stopforth?,David Laundy,Michael Gleeson,Joe Flynn,Jock O'Connor???
Row 6: John Barnes, Chris Hewson,Robson,Mick Berlet,Paddy Weston,Tony Palmer,Andy Shepherd,Mick Kelly
help us add the missing names
Soft Porn for old men

Putney High School Tennis 1964, Sue Ruffell 3rd from left.

Putney High School Tennis 1964, the whole squad

College 1973/4
No shortage of hair here!
- names please
Thanks to Steve Reynolds (front row 4th from right) for this
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National School Junior Sevens 2016 Champions 
Wimbledon College

Winning Seven
Nathan Jibulu, Archie Brosch, John Currie, Cassius Cleaves, Lucca Buttacci, Jaden Equaibur and Sonny Nicoll

The U13's have now come away with the spoils in both of the prestigious tournaments they have entered so far this season.  After winning the St. John's Beaumont Sevens before half term, they were also successful at the Warwick sevens on Saturday February 27th.
A' Levels 2015
GCSEs 2015
OW Alan Waters' letter to John Austin explaining the following news item
in the Indianapolis News of December 1940
A letter from OW Alan Waters (now 89) published in The Indianapolis News in 1940
which vividly describes the blitz and the RAF's response.