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WHAT HAPPENED DURING THE WAR ?

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7 years 10 months ago - 7 years 10 months ago #189 by Holladay 111
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Looking through the School Photographs in the care of Mike Sampson (Archivist) at Blundells recently*** one cannot help but notice a distinct gap between the years 1938 and 1947.
As we all get older those with first hand memories of those school years are slowly disappearing so I'm taking this opportunity to ask those who do visit this Forum (and will post on the Facebook site as well) a PLEA for ANY INFORMATION on those School Years.

Mark Granger tells me the school continued and I think he suggested a London School was based at Ravenswood during the war.
Those that do have first hand memories will be in their mid 80s by now and few perhaps will view this site so I am asking those sons or grandsons of those that attended Ravenswood, not just as Pupils but perhaps members of Staff or connected in some other way with the School, at any time during the period 1938 - 1947 to try and discover what happened during that period and perhaps this can be added to the History of the School.


I approached the Association of Prep Schools , IAPS, in the hope they might have some information. Unfortunately although their predecessor Organisation was in existance in 1922 (when Durbin S. Spark formed the School in Paignton) all they could tell me that he appeared as a Member as late as 1955 with Ravenswood as the address but no other details.

*** With regards to these Photographs, - which are of the Whole School and of Cricket/Rugby/Football teams & are approaching 120+ in number - I am trying to get these images added to the Website and some may well replace those that are already here on this site as these images that hopefully will be added show in most cases the names of everyone in the picture and where they are seated.
With the help of Mark Granger and James Paul this may be achieved.
If anyone wishes to see a specific year or sports team that as yet is not on the website, email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - I may have a copy on my Memory Stick. The years range from 1922 - 1991.

Richard Holladay (Holladay 111)
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7 years 10 months ago #190 by Mark Granger
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Hi Richard like the personal profile picture you have on your account.Could you tell us how to do that? It would be great if we could all place a photo of how we were at school. After alll that is how we are remembered by many!!

Mark

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7 years 10 months ago #191 by Holladay 111
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Hi Mark
Went to the School Image of the year (s) I was at Ravenswood - opened it up in Photoshop Elements - cropped around my image and loaded it onto Website. HOWEVER - to load it onto website you need the HTTP link from somewhere like the freebee programme Image Shack - so - once you have cropped in Photoshop elements load it into Image Shack - you then will find the neccessary code to use when you want to add an image to you 'Profile' - if confused James should perhaps be able to explain
The School image has to be high res else you'll have a pixellated image when you zoom into your image on the Photo.

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