Dr. John Wilmott gives more information about a former school groundsman, “The No 2 “groundsman” was Mr Beesley, the caretaker. He must have been there for ages for he retired in about 1946. He was replaced by someone whose name I cannot remember.

However, when in the 6th Form 50-53, a pal and I went moleing, ie exploring the passageways beneath the school. On one occasion, we got almost to the washrooms when we discovered a flood of hot water from a leaking pipe. We told the caretaker and he promised not to tell RSB. He told RSB that he had located the flood himself on a “routine inspection”.

Thereafter, we had much hotter water to wash our hands!”

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