Sleeve Notes

The Dover Grammar School for Boys has its origin in the 1902 Education Act and its birth date is recognised as 1905. The seventy-fifth anniversary was celebrated in 1980 with fund raising for and construction of a mezzanine floor in the technical studies department.
Within the first twenty-six years of its life it was accommodated successively in three buildings culminating in the present buildings into which the school moved in 1931. In a school with a tradition of historian headmasters it was natural to seize upon this fiftieth anniversary as an excuse for celebration, commemoration and rededication. It was with the very greatest pleasure that the school welcomed the Duke of Kent to this fiftieth anniversary on Wednesday, 9th December, 1981 and showed him the buildings which his father opened on the same date and day of the week in 1931—not a great deal changed outwardly, and with an esprit de corps as strong now as in 1931 which has meant that so many old boys choose to keep close links with the school that set them on their paths in life.
This continued interest of older generations has made this book possible and perhaps it may even add a little to the already strong interest of old boys in the school and emphasise the school’s continued interest in them.