Royal Wanstead School – Senior Boys Routines and Bells – Summer Term 1963
A resounding memory for everyones school life, even today, is the sound of a bell signalling the start of school and the various other times when pupils need to move or muster.
So I thought it would be of interest to publish this lovely part of Royal Wanstead School History and remind the 1960s Old Wansteadians of the 26 bells that would ring out during their school days!
(The original photo can be viewed in the RWS Photo Archive by clicking here)
During the school week the first bell would ring at 07:20 – The Rising Bell – and from that point the day would be punctuated with bells for lining up, lessons, chapel and meals. To following chart shows the details of the timings…
And there was no rest at the weekend, with lessons on Saturday mornings and Chapel services twice on Sundays. However, there was also “Village Leave” on Sundays for the boys to visit the local shops of Wanstead and Snaresbrook. I wonder what they got up to?
Do remember this time? Do you remember Village Leave on Sundays and what you got up to? If so, please comment below and share your memories!