A History of Canford in 90 Images

Ninety images in 90 days, as Canford approaches its 90th Anniversary on 15th May, 2013

 

An adventurous English teacher participates in Comic Relief Day by reading Chaucer to his studious pupils. Later in the day a murderous Boys vs. Girls football match took place, the boys narrowly winning 6-5. Two years earlier the day had been...

An adventurous English teacher participates in Comic Relief Day by reading Chaucer to his studious pupils. Later in the day a murderous Boys vs. Girls football match took place, the boys narrowly winning 6-5. Two years earlier the day had been celebrated with a huge red nose on the flag pole of the Victoria Tower.

A portrait of Martin Marriott by June Mendoza, commissioned by the school on his retirement, after 16 years as Headmaster. He was a man of huge energy, enthusiasm and optimism who oversaw a considerable expansion of the school. A pinnacle of his...

A portrait of Martin Marriott by June Mendoza, commissioned by the school on his retirement, after 16 years as Headmaster. He was a man of huge energy, enthusiasm and optimism who oversaw a considerable expansion of the school. A pinnacle of his career was his becoming Chairman of the Headmasters’ Conference (HMC) in 1989.

A successful Tuesday (later Monday) Enterprise for a number of years has been the link with Langside, a specialist school for children with physical difficulties. The photo shows collaboration between Canford and Langside pupils in the Keilder...

A successful Tuesday (later Monday) Enterprise for a number of years has been the link with Langside, a specialist school for children with physical difficulties. The photo shows collaboration between Canford and Langside pupils in the Keilder Challenge, a teamwork and problem-solving competition.

Supporters cheering on Canford’s 1st XI at the National Hockey Finals in Coventry. This was the second year running the school had reached the finals but, despite an impressive showing, it was unable to progress beyond the pool stage.

Supporters cheering on Canford’s 1st XI at the National Hockey Finals in Coventry. This was the second year running the school had reached the finals but, despite an impressive showing, it was unable to progress beyond the pool stage.

Pupils, parents and staff gather outside the Parish Church for the annual Confirmation service, for which there were 34 candidates. By this time normal Sunday services no longer took place in the church because of the pressure of numbers and instead...

Pupils, parents and staff gather outside the Parish Church for the annual Confirmation service, for which there were 34 candidates. By this time normal Sunday services no longer took place in the church because of the pressure of numbers and instead were held in the Music School or Assembly Hall.

The year GCSE was introduced, with its emphasis on the practical over rote-learning, the History Department took it is first tour party to the battlefields of the First World War. In the photo Henry Baynham can be seen with pupils amongst the...

The year GCSE was introduced, with its emphasis on the practical over rote-learning, the History Department took it is first tour party to the battlefields of the First World War. In the photo Henry Baynham can be seen with pupils amongst the trenches of Vimy Ridge.

The last days of Lady Wimborne Bridge, over Magna Road. After years of being bashed by lorries, it was eventually demolished in January, removing the last direct link with Canford Heath.

The last days of Lady Wimborne Bridge, over Magna Road. After years of being bashed by lorries, it was eventually demolished in January, removing the last direct link with Canford Heath.

Franklin House finally finds itself in purpose-built accommodation. For much of its life it was housed in West Wing, with overspills in the Old Vicarage and, earlier, as far away as Wimborne. After the great fire of 1930 it had been located in Oakley...

Franklin House finally finds itself in purpose-built accommodation. For much of its life it was housed in West Wing, with overspills in the Old Vicarage and, earlier, as far away as Wimborne. After the great fire of 1930 it had been located in Oakley House, later to be purchased for girls’ accommodation.

One of the more exotic activities available to younger boys was falconry, with the club’s two female buzzards, Morag and Morgan, and kestrel, Charlie, at the centre of things. With perches on various school lawns they proved an effective deterrent to...

One of the more exotic activities available to younger boys was falconry, with the club’s two female buzzards, Morag and Morgan, and kestrel, Charlie, at the centre of things. With perches on various school lawns they proved an effective deterrent to encroaching on the grass.

The new year found touring rugby and hockey teams in Hong Kong, based at the Island School. It proved to be a successful and enjoyable trip, and ensuing years would see sports tours to all parts of the world.

The new year found touring rugby and hockey teams in Hong Kong, based at the Island School. It proved to be a successful and enjoyable trip, and ensuing years would see sports tours to all parts of the world.