Vanbrugh Castle School

Residential Staff


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Vanbrugh Castle School residential staff
(obtained from electoral registers)


The dates give an approximate length of service. (Electoral registers are compiled for the forthcoming year and service dates can be a year out.)


Headmasters

Capt.George A Slimming 1921-1951 Retired in 1951
Carrie Slimming (wife) 1921-1948 Matron. Died 1948.
James W Webb-Jones 1952-1955 Took up post at Wells Cathedral School.
Barbara Webb-Jones (wife of James) 1952-1955 Not a member of staff.
John H Corner 1956-1973 Taught French. Retired in 1972. Awarded OBE. Died 1995.
. . .
William P Jones 1973-1976 He transferred to Duke of Kent School as Headmaster in 1975. Died 1979.

Staff (residential only)

Stephan Treviss Seaman 1924
Arthur Walter Thompson 1924-1926 Registered at 51 Maze Hill in 1927 and 1928
Mary Newell Thompson 1924-1926 Registered at 51 Maze Hill in 1927 and 1928
Harold Don Pickering 1925
Margaret Julia Pickering 1925
Richard Raymond 1926
Alfred Wesson 1926 Registered at 51 Maze Hill in 1927 and 1928
Katherine Ada Wesson 1926 Registered at 51 Maze Hill in 1927 and 1928
Margaret Prentice 1926 Registered at 51 Maze Hill in 1927
William McKenzie 1926 Registered at 51 Maze Hill in 1927 and 1928
Arabella McKenzie 1926
Ivy Alenson 1929
Edgar Joseph Baker 1929
Ethel May Bottomley 1929 & 1931-1934
Mary Elizabeth Dawson 1929
Hilda Florence Seagal 1929
Minnie Appleby 1930
Samuel Hayes 1930-1936
Ethel Heathcote 1930-1933 & 1935
Doris Alice Lockwood 1930-1932
Daisy Sullings 1930
Beatrice Lapper 1931
Grace Sones 1931
Hilda Skinner 1933
Kathleen Bingham 1934
Ada Victoria Lavers 1935-1936
Hectoria Macrae 1935
Mabel Daniels 1936
Iris Davies 1936
Florence Emily Reeves 1936
Sarah Miller 1937
May Newman 1937-1938
James Hanna 1938-1939 & 1947-1948
Elizabeth Lucy Hockley 1938
Charles Smyth 1939
Edna Wormell 1939
Bridget Hanna 1947 Assistant
Percy M. Rivaz 1947-1948 School doctor, resident on the top floor of Wakefield Wing
Mary Vousden 1947
Eileen M. Bird 1948-1950
Jane Wardle 1948-1950
Josesph Johnston Laverty 1949-1951 Irish, competent handyman, liked his drink.
Margaret Lillian McComiskey 1949-1951 Irish, Assistant matron, harsh.
Kathleen Mary Mockler 1949-1955 Irish, Assistant matron, kindly.
Gwendoline Price 1949-1950
Gertrude Rankin 1949-1951 Matron. Married Slimming after his wife died
Elsie Clara Young 1950
Daisy L Smith 1951
Helen J. Forbes 1951
David R. Jones 1951-1959 Teacher & Housemaster
Joan Barton 1952-1955 Assistant matron
Violet Doyle 1952-1966 Long serving cook
Ida M. Hall 1952
Edna Harrison 1952-1955
Molly Jones 1951-1959 Wife of D R Jones. Not a staff member
Peter Lyons 1952-1955 Teacher, Housemaster & Choirmaster at the Royal Naval College
Helen Adkin 1953
Gerard Doyle 1953 Handyman & husband of Violet Doyle. Sacked byJWWJ for insubordination
Ivy G. Wentworth 1953-1957 Housekeeper
Alan Thompson 1954
Irene B. Denner 1954-1957 Assistant matron
Christine Birch 1956 Assistant matron
Arthur J. Roberts 1953-1957 Septuagenarian ex-Wing Commander. Appointed to replace sacked Gregory(not in this list)
Ruth Tillotson 1956 Assistant matron
Francis Bailey 1957 Housekeeper
Annetta Pengilley 1957-1967 Assistant matron
Mary Ruthen-Murray 1957-1959 Assistant matron
Michael Sisley 1957-1958 Teacher
Mary E. Meagher 1958-1962 Assistant matron
Jane Ogden 1958 Assistant matron
Mary V. Boxall 1959-1961
Eva K. Roberts 1959-1961 Cook?
John M. Skinner 1959-1960 Teacher
Philip B. Smith 1960-1961 Assistant matron
Derek A. Evans 1961-1962 Teacher
Colin O. Morgan 1961-1965 Teacher (English Geography History)
Kenneth G.F. Bottrill 1962-1965 Teacher. 'Binky'
Patricia Lewis 1962
John N. Andrews 1963
Lucy M. Chambers 1963-1964 Is this the 'Chalmers' referred to by some boys? Matron
Mildred Westell 1963-1965 Housekeeper
Anthony V. Payne 1964-1965 Teacher (Maths). Had a profoundly deaf son who attended VCS
Audrey V. Goldie 1965 Matron (with a blind dog)
Alfreda E. Vince 1965 Matron
Aileen J. Lyons 1966 Matron
Michael V. Morton 1966-1976 Teacher & Deputy Head. Transferred to DoK school
Doris E. Orr 1966-1967 Teacher.
Elsie Smith 1966 Matron
Jane C. Smith 1966-1975 Housekeeper?
Graham C. Trasler 1966 Teacher. (Latin History & English), later ordained. Married Doris Orr
Julia Kay 1967
George W. Lilywhite 1967-1969 Teacher
Daphne Oldacres 1967-1972 & 1974-1975 Matron (Where is Monty Oldacres?)
Patricia M. Johnson 1968-1969 Trainee teacher
Patti L. Berry 1969-1974 Matron
Joan E. Trevor 1969-1973 Assistant cook
John H. Berry 1970 Teacher
David Pafford 1970-1971 Boarder & later teacher at VCS
Margaret Pafford 1970-1971 Wife of David
David Bouteloup 1972 Teacher
Nicola Cardiff 1972-1973
Christopher A. Dyer 1972-1974 Teacher
Kate Dyer 1972-1974
Tina Griffiths-Jones 1972 Teacher (Games?)
Andrew S. Morrison 1973-1974 Teacher (Geography). Australian
Alistair J. Smith 1973-1975
Debra J. Harte 1974
Heather M. Smith 1974-1975 Matron?
Andrew B. Parker 1975-1976
Edwina M. Twohig 1975
Ian F. Twohig 1975 Teacher
John A. Butler 1976
Christopher R. Mander 1976 Teacher
Maria M. Woods 1976 Teacher