The Boy From The Wild

Posted on 15 January, 2018

The Boy From the Wild  by Peter Myers (2 North 2000) has just been released to glowing reviews.  It tells the inspirational true story of growing up 'wild' in wildest South Africa, and how our childhoods can and do shape our adult lives

Girls in a Boys’ World

Posted on 13 October, 2017

On October 13, 1967 the Daily Express published a photograph of three girls at Cranleigh under the headline Girls in a Boys’ World.  It reported that the girls had joined Cranleigh for the Michaelmas term

Peers Lyle – A flying career

Posted on 11 August, 2017

Peers Lyle (Loveday, 2005-2010) is a Royal Air Force pilot, who has just finished Basic Fast Jet Training on 72(R) Squadron at RAF Linton-on-Ouse in North Yorkshire, and is awaiting Advanced Flying Training on the Hawk T2 aircraft, prior to conversion on to the front line aircraft of either the Eurofighter Typhoon or the F-35 B Lightning II

A Whiter Shade …

Posted on 12 May, 2017

On May 12 1967 A Whiter Shade of Pale, the debut single by Procol Harum, was released, going on to sell more than 15 million copies worldwide and becoming one of the most enduring and popular records of all time. The record was produced by Denny Cordell (1 & 4 South 1961)

Charlotte Calnan – Cranleigh’s next Olympian?

Posted on 24 February, 2017

Graham Otway met new Great Britain international Charlotte Calnan (West 2016) after she was named as part of the 33-woman squad that for the next three-and-a- half years will be built to try to win another golf for GB at Tokyo in 2020

The origins of the Gower Club

Posted on 25 November, 2016

When Charles Gower, the man known as the architect of Cranleigh rugby, died in 1963, a group of Old Cranleighans decided something needed to be done to commemorate all he had done. And so the Gower Club, which plays an annual match against the 1st XV, was formed

Rugby’s winning start

Posted on 21 October, 2016

In the third article marking the centenary of Cranleigh rugby, we look back at the first full inter-school match when Epsom were well beaten on St Andrew's.

The architect of Cranleigh rugby

Posted on 19 October, 2016

The arrival of 26-year-old Welshman Charles Gower at Cranleigh in January 1916 set in motion the switch of Cranleigh from a relative backwater to a respected public school, a change achieved almost entirely through success on the rugby field

A history of Cranleigh rugby

Posted on 17 October, 2016

A history of Cranleigh School rugby, from its low-key start in 1916 through the glory years of the 1920s, the revival in the 1950s to the remarkable success of the last few years.

From tiny acorns …

Posted on 19 September, 2016

On September 18, 1866, less than a year after the School had opened, the first formal picture of the boys of the Surrey County School was taken on the South Field after the inaugural Speech Day