John Waddell's excellent and much anticipated booklet: "Their Swords are in Your Keeping" has just been published by the SOF and is available, mail order, from Norman Porter (General Secretary). Details are available by clicking on Read More. This entertaining and moving booklet presents thirty pages of, firstly, recollections of OFs who were at Framlingham during the war years and, in particular, of those who were evacuated to Repton (can it really have only been for one term!). It then moves on to review the wartime contributions of some of the 84 OFs and masters who lost their lives in WW II. John Waddell has made a marvellous job of linking all of these recollections together in a fascinating and engaging way.
There are plenty of photographs, including this one, taken by Guy Simpson (K 39-41), of an impromptu staff conference at Repton. From left to right, the Reverend Rupert Kneese, who was very much in charge during the evacuation, talking to W E Winstanley and Quentin Cuckow who was, at the time, Junior School housemaster.
If you would like a copy, please send an email to Norman Porter: firstname.lastname@example.org
The booklet itself is £2.50 and the cost of postage and packing is £0.50 for the UK and Europe and £1.00 for the rest of the World.
Those of you overseas without UK bank accounts, please be patient with us - credit card or other electronic payment facilities are very much a topic of discussion, but are not available yet.