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A new pictorial history book of the Boys' Division has
been launched by the two authors, David Shaw and Charles Winder,
at an Old Boys' lunch held at the School. The
book, Bolton Boys in Focus, is a collection of photos from
1875-2010 and shows the startling range of activities and events
that the boys have been involved in over the years.
The two authors both started teaching on the same day at Bolton
School in September 1964 and both of them remained at the School
until retirement, Charles in 1999 and David in 2002. After
retirement each of them undertook a spell as Old Boltonians'
Liaison Officer and it was during this period that they became
particularly aware of the wealth of archive photographic material
in the School.
Charles said of the book: "We hope the book will bring a great
deal of enjoyment to people and will provide an extension of their
knowledge of the School and its history. This is a very
special school with a quite unique history; the book will provide
Old Boys with strong recollections of the time when they were
Headmaster Mr Philip Britton said: "Looking at this book it is
obvious that there has always been a clear sense of purpose
about the School, whatever the era, and boys have
always been stretched by the range of challenging activities that
is put in front of them."
David Shaw was a Physics teacher who was successively
Housemaster of Harwood House, Third Year Block Master, Staff
Administrator and, for his last 17 years, Deputy Headmaster.
Charles Winder was an English teacher, Head of English and finally
Director of Studies for the Arts. The two of them played for
many years in the same staff cricket team and occasionally shared
fell walking trips. In retirement they remain good
Anyone interested in purchasing
a copy should call 01204 434718 or email firstname.lastname@example.org