Woodcraft

July 1935: Confirmation: Doris John and Sylvia Stephenson were confirmed at St Andrew’s Church, Watford, on March 20th, and Joan Woodcraft at St Martin’s Church, Trafalgar Square, on July 7th;

Editorial Board: Miss Upcott, Ruth Hitchcock, Monique Raffray, Joan Woodcraft.

Sports Report, 1934-5: Sport-X. – This year M. Wood (Major) was elected by the School as Captain of the team, and J. Woodcraft as Vice-Captain

Sports Report, 1934-5: 1st XI. – Fielders: M. Bonham, R. Henderson, M. Simes, M. Wood (Major), (reserve, J. Squires). Runners: H. Belbin, J. Grant, R. Hitchcock, D. John, J. Loveday, F. Park, J. Woodcraft (reserve, M. Raffray)

1 July 1935. Chorleywood’s New Swimming Pool. … The ceremony for opening the Pool took place on July 1st, and was performed by Lady Hampden, who was introduced by Sir Beachcroft Towse. When she had cut the ribbon which stretched across the shallow end, and so removed the last frail barrier, two old girls dived from the diving boards, and to representatives from the present school jumped in from the side, to be the first to enjoy the great gift. Other speakers were Lt.-Col. Crane and Lord Hampden and thanks to the N.I.B. and the Gardener Trust for the gift of the Pool, and to Lady Hampden were proposed and seconded by Miss Monk and Ruth Hitchcock, while a bouquet of flowers made by Mabel Judd was presented to the Viscountess by our youngest, Sheila Jennens … Joan Woodcraft

‘In Digustium At’, a poem by J. Woodcraft

2 July 1951: Tennis: Arbroath v Newport  –  In the Midlands championship match between Arbroath (men) and Newport at Newport on Wednesday, the home team defeated Arbroath by 5 matches to 2, 14 sets to 8, and 106 games to 92. Details  –  J. A. Wilkie and I. M. Osborne, Arbroath, lost to K. Guttridge and F. R. Harrison, 5-7, 2-6, 4-6; lost to J. Woodcraft and J. Somerville, 4-6, 4-6; beat L. Whalley and R. D. Morton, 6-4, 6-3. A. P. Jameson and R. Knox, Arbroath, lost 2-6, 2-6; lost 1-6, 4-6; lost 6-4, 4-6, 4-6. W. Grant and D. Rowles, Arbroath, lost 6-0, 5-7, 2-6; lost 6-4, 1-6, 4-6; won 6-1, 6-0.