Old Farnhamians' Association

Focus on School History

Below you see the front page of the oldest surviving copy of an FGS school magazine, a predecessor of The Farnhamian.  It is a sixth form chronicle that was written up by authors who passed it around for others to read.  

This page of our web site will include extracts of the book, headed the 9th book of the series, over the coming months. There is no trace of the other volumes of the chronicle.

Tip - if you wish to collect the pages of this book, you can copy the images into your computer (point on the image, right click, select "Save picture as…" and save it in a folder of your choice. This will also probably allow you to enlarge the images, for easier reading, if you have suitable software.)

Pages 2 & 3

Pages 4 & 5


In the journal we read of the laying of the foundation stone for the school on 22nd May 1905.

Here we see a photograph of the opening ceremony for the new school in Morley Road on April 28th, 1906. This was conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Randall Davidson. The boys moved into the school on May 2nd. The headmaster during this period was Rev Samuel Priestley


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