Occasionally we are contacted by former students of the school, often ‘old boys’, who attended The Ravensbourne School when it was a boy’s grammar school. Their visits often reawaken fond memories of the time they spent here. Recently, Mr Shaw contacted our business manager Mrs Cathy Whiting to arrange a visit. Below is the letter of thanks he sent and a wonderful picture of himself, now in his 80s, as a dinner prefect here in 1948!
I would very much like to thank you, and your library colleague for taking the time to show me around the old school. It was quite an experience for me, the years seemed to slip away, and I was back there again. The school still seemed to retain its atmosphere of calm, wellbeing, and friendliness that I knew. Your attitude towards the school came across very strong, love of the past, and looking forward to its future.
I found this old photo of the 1948 dinner prefects and thought it would amuse you.
Thank you so much again, all the very best to you and the school.
A brief history of the school is available on the TRS website and the school archives are now held at Bromley Central Library as part of their local studies collection.