Following the 65th Reunion in our old school building (31.May.2019), some 19 items were donated for the CVTHS archive collection held at Bromley Central Library (BCL). These items included correspondence between R.A. Mayo and Adrian Appley (2002/3), a colour photo of R.A. Mayo and R.D. Wincott (taken on 6.Oct.2003), the School Orchestra Conductor’s stand apron, in multi-coloured felts displaying the school badge, the Sports Hand Bell together with a description of its use and history (Martin Carr took it with him to Sevenoaks School and how it was returned to our keeping!) and a bronze medal awarded to D. Warman in 1970 in respect of the Ten Tors Dartmoor challenge.
It is only recently that BCL has been able to appoint a replacement archivist, Rob Faulkner and consequently, the Archive Committee were able to attend BCL on 11.Dec.2019 to hand over the 19 items, making it the 3rd donation to the CVTHS collection. Whilst there, Rob Faulkner kindly showed us the archive storage area and the location of our collection. Some of you will be aware that H.G. Wells lived in the Bromley area and BCL has a large collection H.G. Wells’s memorabilia.
In addition to the 19 items, Ken Lloyd has been able to make a digital copy of our website and this has also been donated to BCL. Although BCL do not currently have facilities to make this available publicly, Rob Faulkner was confident that facilities would become available eventually. We hope to be able to bring you more news about the website in the New Year.
In the meantime, the Archive Committee wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.