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E/BG Sec: Swansea Grammar School/Bishop Gore School

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Detailed catalogue

This is a catalogue of archives held at the West Glamorgan Archive Service in the Civic Centre, Swansea. Click here for more information about how you can see these records.

You can press 'Ctrl' + 'f' in order to search for a word or phrase on this page. Document reference numbers are in given in pointed brackets <>.


Records of Bishop Gore School

Feoffees and trustees minutes

<E/BG Sec 1/1> Minutes of meetings of feoffees and trustees. 1888-1894
[1 vol., former reference E/BG Sec 6]

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Bye laws

<E/BG Sec 2/1> Bye laws and regulations of the school found loose in E/BG Sec 10/1 (formerly E/BG Sec 2). 1851
[2 papers]

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Log books

<E/BG Sec 3/1> Log books. 1950, 1966-1980
[1 vol.]

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<E/BG Sec 3/2> Log books. 1966-1982
[1 vol.]

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Registers of scholars

<E/BG Sec 4/1> Registers of scholars. 1851-1864 (former reference, E/BG Sec 1/1)
[1 vol.]

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<E/BG Sec 4/2> Registers of scholars. 1879-1888 (former reference, E/BG Sec 1/2)
[1 vol.]

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<E/BG Sec 4/3> Registers of scholars. 1888-1894 (former reference, E/BG Sec 1/3)
[1 vol.]

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Admission registers

<E/BG Sec 5/1> Admission registers. 1966-1971
[1 vol. restrictions apply]

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<E/BG Sec 5/2> Admission registers. 1971-1973
[1 vol. restrictions apply]

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<E/BG Sec 5/3> Admission registers. 1973-1975
[1 vol. restrictions apply]

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<E/BG Sec 5/4> Admission registers. 1975-1977
[1 vol. restrictions apply]

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<E/BG Sec 5/5> Admission registers. 1977-1978
[1 vol. restrictions apply]

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<E/BG Sec 5/6> Admission registers. 1979-1980
[1 vol. restrictions apply]

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<E/BG Sec 5/7> Admission registers. 1980-1982
[1 vol. restrictions apply]

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<E/BG Sec 5/8> Admission registers. 1982-1984
[1 vol. restrictions apply]

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<E/BG Sec 5/9> Admission registers. 1984-1988
[1 vol. restrictions apply]

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<E/BG Sec 5/10> Admission registers. 1988-1991
[1 vol. restrictions apply]

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<E/BG Sec 5/11> Admission registers. 1991-1993
[1 vol. restrictions apply]

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<E/BG Sec 6> Letters and forms concerning the transfer of pupils to and from other schools, 1977-1978; list of casual entrants, 1975-1976; and register return reminders found loose in E/BG Sec 5/5. 1975-1978
[50 papers, restrictions apply]

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Pupil reports

<E/BG Sec 7/1> Monthly report on Francis Minor found loose in E/BG Sec 4/1 (formerly E/BG Sec 1/1). 1856
[1 paper]

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<E/BG Sec 7/2> Report on pupil, Chas. Edw. Organ found loose in E/BG Sec 4/3 (formerly E/BG Sec 1/3). n. d., c. (1881)
[1 paper]

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Visitor book

<E/BG Sec 8/1> Visitor book. 1954-1980
[1 vol.]

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Petty cash book

<E/BG Sec 9/1> Petty cash book. 1931-1948
[1 vol.]

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School history and commemorative material

<E/BG Sec 10/1> Volume of papers relating to the history of the school, collected and annotated by George Grant Francis, and presented by him to the school in September 1850. Further papers were subsequently added to the collection. The volume includes: History of the school by George Grant Francis; Proposed scheme of the school to be laid before the Court of Chancery, 1848; Order of the court of Chancery for the regulating of the school, 1850; Papers relating to new school premises at Bellevue, Mount Pleasant, 1852-1853. 1850-1853
[1 vol., former reference, E/BG Sec 2]

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<E/BG Sec 10/2> Print of a sketch of the opening of Swansea Grammar School taken from the Illustrated London News (print is an artists impression and not an accurate representation). n. d., c. (1980s), original c. 1853
[1 paper]

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<E/BG Sec 10/3> Programme for 200th anniversary concert, 1882, found loose in E/BG Sec 4/1(former reference, E/BG Sec 1/1). 1882
[1 paper]

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<E/BG Sec 10/4> Signed copy of the school magazine written on the 250th anniversary of the school's opening. Includes photographs of the school, a history of the school, transcripts of the original deeds for the school, information about previous headmasters, memories of former pupils and information on the unveiling of the war memorial, the Old Boys' Association and the Old Gorians (duplicate of E/BG Sec 13/5). 1932
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 10/5/1-4> Papers relating to celebrations of the 250th anniversary of Swansea Grammar School, including invitations to a meeting at the Great Hall of the school, to a luncheon with the Mayor at the Mansion House, Swansea, and to a celebratory dinner at the Hotel Metropole, Swansea, and order of service for thanksgiving at St Mary's Church, Swansea. 27 July 1932
[3 cards, 1 booklet, former reference, E/BG Sec 21-24]

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<E/BG Sec 10/6/1-3> Orders of service to commemorate the fallen of the two World Wars at the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea; includes Swansea Grammar School Roll of Honour 1939-1945. 19 May 1949
[2 booklets, 1 card, former references, E/BG Sec 25-27]

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<E/BG Sec 10/7/1-2> Order of service for the unveiling of war memorials at Bishop Gore School. 24 July 1957
[2 booklets, duplicates, former references, E/BG Sec 29-30]

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<E/BG Sec 10/8> Photograph of the ?dean and the ?headmaster at the tercentenary service of celebration and thanksgiving. 1982
[1 photograph]

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<E/BG Sec 10/9> Order of service for the tercentenary service of celebration and thanksgiving. 1982
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 10/10> Programme for the tercentenary cricket festival. 1982
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 10/11> Programme for the tercentenary cricket match between Swansea and Old Gorians. 1983
[1 booklet]

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Photographs and papers relating to the opening of the school at De la Beche Road, 1952, and the opening of the swimming pool

<E/BG Sec 11/1> Photograph of the mayor, Sir D. Emrys Evans, and an unidentified man next to the plaque at the opening of the new school taken by the South Wales Evening Post. 1952
[1 photograph]

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<E/BG Sec 11/2> Photograph of Sir D. Emrys Evans giving a speech at the opening of the school, other dignitaries visible in background, taken by the South Wales Evening Post. 1952
[1 photograph]

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<E/BG Sec 11/3-4> Photographs of Sir D. Emrys Evans, the mayor and mayoress, and other dignitaries officially opening of Bishop Gore School. 1952
[2 photographs]

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<E/BG Sec 11/5> Programme for the opening of Bishop Gore School. 24 Oct. 1952
[1 paper, former reference, E/BG Sec 28)]

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<E/BG Sec 11/6> Invitations to the opening of Bishop Gore School and opening luncheon to Dr and Mrs Ellis Lloyd. 1952
[4 cards]

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<E/BG Sec 11/7/1-12> Photographs of the official opening of the school's swimming pool by Lord Montgomery taken by the South Wales Evening Post. n. d., c. 1950s
[12 photographs]

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Inspection report

<E/BG Sec 12/1> Ministry of Education report by H. M. Inspectors on the school. 1955
[1 booklet]

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School magazines

<E/BG Sec 13/1> School magazines. May 1897 (former reference E/BG Sec 4/1)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/2a-b> School magazines. June 1897 and duplicate (former reference E/BG Sec 4/2)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/3> School magazines. July 1897 (former reference E/BG Sec 4/3)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/4> School magazines. n. d., c. (Nov. 1897) (former reference E/BG Sec 4/4)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/5> School magazines. 1932 (250th anniversary of the school, signed copy) (former reference, E/BG Sec 8)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/6> School magazines. Aug. 1940 (former reference, E/BG Sec 33/1)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/7> School magazines. Dec 1944 (former reference, E/BG Sec 9)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/8> School magazines. Mar 1945 (former reference, E/BG Sec 10)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/9> School magazines. Jul 1945 (former reference, E/BG Sec 11)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/10> School magazines. Apr 1946 (former reference, E/BG Sec 12)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/11> School magazines. Jul 1946 (former reference, E/BG Sec 13)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/12> School magazines. Dec 1946 (former reference, E/BG Sec 14)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/13> School magazines. Jul 1947 (former reference, E/BG Sec 15)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/14> School magazines. Mar 1948 (former reference, E/BG Sec 16)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/15a-b> School magazines. Dec 1948 and duplicate (former references, E/BG Sec 17, E/BG Sec 33/2)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/16a-b> School magazines. Apr 1949 and duplicate (former references, E/BG Sec 18, E/BG Sec 33/3)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/17a-b> School magazines. Jul 1949 and duplicate (one copy with autographs of ?pupils) (former references, E/BG Sec 19, E/BG Sec 33/4)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/18> School magazines. Dec. 1949 (former reference, E/BG Sec 33/5)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/19> School magazines. Mar. 1950 (former reference, E/BG Sec 33/6)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/20> School magazines. Jul 1950 (former reference, E/BG Sec 33/7)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/21> School magazines. Dec. 1950 (former reference, E/BG Sec 33/8)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/22> School magazines. Mar 1951 (former reference, E/BG Sec 33/9)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/23> School magazines. Jul 1951 (former reference, E/BG Sec 33/10)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/24> School magazines. Dec 1951 (former reference, E/BG Sec 33/11)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/25> School magazines. Apr 1952 (former reference, E/BG Sec 33/12)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/26> School magazines. Jul 1952 (former reference, E/BG Sec 33/13)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/27> School magazines. Dec 1952 (former reference, E/BG Sec 33/14)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/28> School magazines. Mar 1953 (former reference, E/BG Sec 33/15)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/29> School magazines. Jul 1953 (former reference, E/BG Sec 33/16)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/30> School magazines. Dec 1953 (former reference, E/BG Sec 33/17)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/31> School magazines. Easter 1954 (former reference, E/BG Sec 33/18)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/32> School magazines. Summer 1954 (former reference, E/BG Sec 33/19)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/33> School magazines. Christmas 1954 (former reference, E/BG Sec 33/20)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/34> School magazines. Easter 1955 (former reference, E/BG Sec 21)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/35> School magazines. Summer 1955 (former reference, E/BG Sec 22)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/36> School magazines. 1972/3 (Bishop Gore Senior Comprehensive Mixed) (former reference, E/BG Sec 7)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/37> School magazines. May 1995
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/38> School magazines. June 1995
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/39> School magazines. July 1995
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/40> School magazines. October 1995
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/41> School magazines. November 1995
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/42> School magazines. December 1995
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/43> School magazines. January 1996
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/44> School magazines. March 1996
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/45> School magazines. May 1996
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/46> School magazines. July 1996
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 13/47> School magazines. Autumn 1996
[1 booklet]

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Promotional material

<E/BG Sec 14/1> Information leaflet containing school rules, fees, list of subjects covered, list of teaching staff, and other information about the school. 1897
[1 paper, former reference, E/BG Sec 20]

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Photographs of school premises

<E/BG Sec 15/1a-b> Photograph of the interior of a dormitory at the Mount Pleasant premises and copy. n. d., c. (1870); n. d., c. (20th cent.)
[2 photographs, former reference, E/BG Sec 5/1/1]

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<E/BG Sec 15/2> Photograph of the chemistry lab. n. d., c. (1905)
[1 photograph]

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<E/BG Sec 15/3> Photograph of work in progress on the building of new premises at Sketty. n. d., c. (post 1939)
[1 photograph, former reference, E/BG Sec 5/1/2]

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<E/BG Sec 15/4> Photograph of the interior of the school kitchen. n. d., c. (1960s)
[1 photograph, former reference, E/BG Sec 5/1/3]

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<E/BG Sec 15/5> Photograph of the foyer of Bishop Gore School. n. d. c. (1952)
[1 photograph]

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<E/BG Sec 15/6> Photograph of Bishop Gore's School hall. n. d., c. 1952
[1 photograph]

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Photographs of teachers and pupils

<E/BG Sec 16/1/1-2> Photograph of the sixth form and the headmaster, with paper identifying the pupils. 1895
[1 photograph, 1 paper, former reference, E/BG Sec 5/2/1]

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<E/BG Sec 16/2/1-2> Photograph of the first form, with paper identifying the pupils. 1897
[1 photograph, 1 paper, former reference, E/BG Sec 5/2/2]

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<E/BG Sec 16/3> Photograph of the headmaster and teachers. n. d., c. (1890s)
[1 photograph]

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<E/BG Sec 16/4> Formal photograph of pupils and teachers taken by Panora Ltd. Dec. 1920
[1 photograph]

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<E/BG Sec 16/5> Formal photograph of staff and pupils at Swansea Grammar School taken outside the school on the occasion of the its 250th anniversary, by H. A. Chapman of Swansea. 1932
[1 photograph, former reference, E/BG Sec 35]

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<E/BG Sec 16/6> Photographs of the school forestry camp at Rhandir Mwyn, near Llandovery (Co. Carms.). 1940
[1 vol., former reference, E/BG Sec 5/2/3]

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<E/BG Sec 16/7> Photograph of prefects with their names, taken by Jack Thomas, of 12 St Helens Road, Swansea. 1940-1941
[1 photograph]

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<E/BG Sec 16/8> Photograph of the teaching staff. n. d., c. (1952)
[1 photograph]

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<E/BG Sec 16/9> Photograph of pupils and teachers. 1953
[1 photograph]

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<E/BG Sec 16/10> Photograph of the prefects for 1953-1954 with the headmaster. n. d., c. (1953)
[1 photograph]

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<E/BG Sec 16/11> Photograph of prefects for 1955-1956 with the headmaster, taken by South Wales Evening Post. n. d., c. (1955)
[1 photograph]

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<E/BG Sec 16/12> Photograph of prefects with the headmaster taken by the South Wales Evening Post. 1957
[1 photograph]

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<E/BG Sec 16/13> Photograph of the prefects with the headmaster. n. d., c. (1950s)
[1 photograph]

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<E/BG Sec 16/14> Photograph of Dr E. Lloyd, headmaster. 1962
[1 photograph]

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<E/BG Sec 16/15> Photograph of pupils and teachers. 1963
[1 photograph]

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<E/BG Sec 16/16> Photograph of the prefects with the headmaster. n. d., c. (1950s)
[1 photograph]

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Photographs of sport teams

<E/BG Sec 17/1-4> Photographs of the swimming groups. n. d., c. (1940s-1950s)
[4 photographs, former references, E/BG Sec 5/2/5-8]

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<E/BG Sec 17/5> Photograph of the 1st sixth on the occasion of a match against the old boys' team. 1950
[1 photograph]

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<E/BG Sec 17/6> Photograph of the 1st 15 rugby team, taken by the South Wales Evening Post. 1951
[1 photograph]

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<E/BG Sec 17/7> Photograph of the 1st 6th cricket team. 1951
[1 photograph]

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<E/BG Sec 17/8> Sixth form cricket team with the headmaster. 1954
[1 photograph]

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<E/BG Sec 17/9> Photograph of the 1st sixth rugby team for 1954-1955, with names of team members on the reverse with the headmaster. n. d., c. (1954)
[1 photograph]

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<E/BG Sec 17/10> Photograph of the first sixth form cricket team with Mr A. C. Rees, names of members identified on reverse. 1955
[1 photograph]

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<E/BG Sec 17/11> Photograph of an unidentified rugby team. 1960
[1 photograph]

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<E/BG Sec 17/12> Photograph of the 1st 15 rugby team for Old Boys' match, taken by the South Wales Evening Post . 1966
[1 photograph]

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<E/BG Sec 17/13> Photograph of J. Trevor Owen, headmaster. n. d., c. (1940s)
[1 photograph]

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Photographs and newspaper cuttings of school plays

<E/BG Sec 18/1> Newspaper cutting from the Herald of Wales containing photographs of the school's production of Hamlet by William Shakespeare, found loose in E/BG Sec 18/3 (formerly E/BG Sec 5/3/2). 1947
[1 paper]

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<E/BG Sec 18/2> Album of photographs of school performance of St. Joan by George Bernard Shaw, includes programme for the play. 1953
[1 vol., former reference, E/BG Sec 5/3/1]

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<E/BG Sec 18/3> Album of photographs of school performance of Androcles and the Lion by George Bernard Shaw. 1954
[1 vol., former reference, E/BG Sec 5/3/2]

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<E/BG Sec 18/4> Album of photographs of school performance of The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol, includes programme for the play. 1956
[1 vol., former reference, E/BG Sec 5/3/3]

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<E/BG Sec 18/5> Letter to M. B. Risley from Ellis Lloyd the headmaster, concerning Emylyn Williams' recital "Dylan Thomas Growing Up". 1957
[1 paper]

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<E/BG Sec 18/6> Found loose in E/BG Sec 8/1, autographed programme for Emylyn Williams' 'Dylan Thomas Growing Up'. n. d., c. (1957)
[1 booklet]

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<E/BG Sec 18/7> Album of photographs of school performance of William Tell. 1959
[1 vol., former reference, E/BG Sec 5/3/4]

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<E/BG Sec 18/8> Album of photographs of school performance of an unidentified play, ?Henry V. n. d., c. (1950s)
[1 vol., former reference, E/BG Sec 5/3/5]

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<E/BG Sec 18/9-10> Photographs of unidentified plays. n. d., c. (1950s)
[2 photographs, former references, E/BG Sec 5/3/6-7]

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Photographs and papers relating to the Old Boys' Association

<E/BG Sec 19/1-2> Photograph and press cutting from the South Wales Evening Post relating to the Old Boys' association's dinner. 1954
[1 photograph, 2 papers, former reference, E/BG Sec 5/4/1-2]

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<E/BG Sec 19/3> Photograph of the old boys visiting the school. 1954
[1 photograph, former reference, E/BG Sec 5/4/3]

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<E/BG Sec 19/4> Photograph of members of the association and guests at the association's dinner. n. d., c. (1950s)
[1 photograph, former reference E/BG Sec 5/4/5]

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<E/BG Sec 19/5> Photograph of members of the association and guests at the association's dinner. 1964
[1 photograph, former reference, E/BG Sec 5/4/4]

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<E/BG Sec 19/6a-b> Souvenir brochure for the unveiling of a plaque to mark the site of the original school in Goat Street, Swansea. 27 Mar. 1969
[2 booklets, duplicates, former references, E/BG Sec 31-32]

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Photographs of the Old Gorian Society

<E/BG Sec 20/1> Photograph of members of Oxford University Old Gorian Society. 1946-1947
[1 photograph]

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<E/BG Sec 20/2> Photograph of the Old Gorians, with names written on reverse. 1947-1948
[1 photograph]

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Other records

<E/BG Sec 21/1> Letter from the Right Honourable Edward Heath M. B. E., M. P., to Leslie Evans, thanking him for use of the school for a meeting. 1968
[1 paper]

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<E/BG Sec 21/2> Illustrated London News, vol. 23. Including, on pp. 251-252, an account of the opening of the new school premises at Mount Pleasant on 14 Sep. 1853. (N. B. the illustration on p. 252 is not an accurate representation but is an artist's impression based on the architect's plan. Only the tower of the school was built at the time). 1853
[1 vol., former reference E/BG Sec 3]

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<E/BG Sec 21/3> Photographs and press cuttings relating to school hobbies exhibitions. n. d., c. (1939-1950)
[1 vol., former reference, E/BG Sec 5/2/4]

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<E/BG Sec 21/4-5> Albums of newspaper cuttings concerning schools and education in Swansea. 1899-1901; 1901-1908
[2 vols.]

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<E/BG Sec 21/6> List of names for unidentified function, found loose E/BG Sec 4/3. n. d., c. (1890s)
[6 papers]

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<E/BG Sec 21/7> Circular relating to the appointment of James Drew as head teacher found loose in E/BG Sec 10/1 (former reference E/BG Sec 2/1). 1859
[1 paper]

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<E/BG Sec 21/8/1-3> Papers found loose in E/BG Sec 12/1, including newspaper cuttings concerning the school from the Radio Times and an unidentified newspaper and a Mettoy Co. Limited part plan. 1948, n. d., c. (1948)
[3 papers]

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<E/BG Sec 21/9> Mounted certificate appointing John Trevor Owen, Captain in the Cadet Force, signed by Robert George, Earl of Plymouth, Lord Lieutenant of Glamorgan. 1917
[1 paper]

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<E/BG Sec 21/10/1-3> Books received by Duncan Ivan Simpson as form prizes whilst a pupil at Swansea Grammar School. The volumes are leather-bound, and stamped with the school coat of arms. 1893 and n. d., c. (1890s)
[3 vols, former reference, E/BG Sec 34)





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