"The Durnovarian" School Magazine.



The school magazine "The Durnovarian" was published annually from June 1901 until 1939. After the Second World War, it reappeared in 1949. If you have a copy from a year other than those shown below, please e-mail me.

I have not reproduced the entire magazine for the years below - just the leading pages which report events and issues concerning the Upper and Lower Schools and the Staff.

For the loan of the originals from which these extracts were taken, I am deeply indebted to Dickie Duckett, Mick Humphrey, Richard Cousins, Nigel Harding, Martin Scott, Andrew Rose, Colin Turner, William Barnes and Roger Porter.

Andrew Rose has added: "Just before I left Hardye's in late 1962, I sneaked into the basement of the main building. Here (dumped, I suspect, by Hamilton) were what might have been school archives. Items included a group photograph of the school taken in 1930 and examples of the first school 'magazines' from around 1901. These were simply fold-over sheets of printed paper, as I recall. Harold Mann lent me examples of the prewar Durnovarian, which were duly returned."

1949        1955        1956        1957        1958        1959        1960        1961        1962        1963        1965        1966        1968        1969        1970        1971        1972        1973        1974        1975        1976