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Intake Class 1970
Reunion: 21 Nov 2007
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In all things give praise & rejoice,
Honesta Obtinete
And labour together with pride,
Honesta Obtinete.
To honour strength of mind,
to comfort the fearful of heart,
Hold fast to that which is good,
Hold fast to truth and right.

For we are the children of light,
Honesta Obtinete
And we are the children of day,
Honesta Obtinete
Quench not the Spirit that seeks
to follow the vision of seers.
Hold fast to that which is good,
Hold fast to truth and right.

Be watchful & sober in thought;
Honesta Obtinete
Thus cometh the wisdom & power.
Honesta Obtinete
Put on the breastplate of faith;
the helmet of love and hope.
Hold fast to that which is good.
Hold fast to truth and right.

Lyrics: Miss E. M. Deveson
Music (Bach): Kommt Seelen Dieser Tag
School Motto (when School was
Stockwell County Secondary School):

S.S.S. = Steady, Straight, Sincere.

Copyright 2006 Sonia King.  All Rights Reserved
Click Here to Listen to,
& View Lyrics to:
"FORTY YEARS ON"
SONJA (nee HOWARTH) GOREHAM wrote:

"What I learned from RBS and more
specifically the Dalton Plan
, was to rely on
myself when it really matters."

By SYLVIA G. KASTELL
(nee Greenfield) -  S.S.S. 1916-1919.

"When I ask myself the question:
'What did School do for me?
I find that three things stand out.  

First it gave me everlasting belief in the value of freedom,
freedom to work alone & freedom to organise for oneself.  

Secondly I learnt the importance of playing one's part
in any community, to be a citizen of the world
as well as a citizen of the school.  
I developed a firm conviction that
it is those who put most into school life,
who contribute most, who get most fun out of it.

Most important of all, I left school with an
absolute belief that I could surmount mountains,
provided I really wanted to and worked hard enough."
Daphne Margaret Sybil Désirée Park,
CMG, OBE, FRSA  
BARONESS PARK OF MONMOUTH
EDUCATED AT ROSA BASSETT!  
To read more about on "Wikipedia"
CLICK Here

To read a truly fascinating article about
her life
("The Times - 16 Aug. 2008)
CLICK Here
Carole nee Grant has kindly sent in
4 scanned photo segments of our

1971 School Photo

Click Here To View
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
Margaret Helen Saxby

Former Pupil of
"COUNTY SECONDARY SCHOOL
STREATHAM"
1923 - 1930

CLICK HERE To View
Prospectus (1923) -  Miss Saxby's 1930 School
Certificate - School Photos
(circa 1920's)
28.308  from EVELYN nee BARCLAY
(Form 1 Harris 1961)

"I have just found this wonderful website &
have really enjoyed reading the articles.  I do
hope that a few old friends will see my name
& contact me to catch up with all the gossip
from years gone by! ...  I was very sad to
hear of the passing of Miss Hill & Miss
Deveson, I actually attended the reunion
when they were both 90 & were wheeled
into the hall in their chairs, It was wonderful
to see them both again even though my
friends & I immediately stood to attention
upon their arrival! Your site has brought a lot
of memories flooding back, thanks so much
Sonia, it is a great site & I hope that it grows
even bigger. All best wishes.
View Ex-Pupil Listing
(Add YOUR name & see, also, WHO might be looking for YOU)!
The Pimpernel









Note
currently have
PROBLEM
with the pdfs
- not viewable.

TRYING TO FIX!

- 1956
SPECIAL
Jubilee Edition

- 1957
- 1958 >1959

- 1961
- 1962

- 1966
Diamond Jubilee

- 1967
- 1968
- 1969
- 1970
- 1971
- 1977


Does any one
have any other
years.

THANKS
FOR YOUR
HELP!
Rosa Bassett Grammar - Old Girls's Facebook Page | Promote your Page too
Rosa Bassett Grammar - Old Girls's Facebook Page
POSTED 29.8.07 FROM SUSAN
GOURLEY (
Pupil '62 -'69)

"I live in Maryland USA & would love to hear
from anyone I knew at the old school
including teachers. God bless all of you."  
Contact webmaster for email
LOOKING FOR ....
PAT (FOGG) looking for
JEAN McIVER. - MARGARET
ADLAM looking for
SHIRLEY
HOOPER (BURGE?), -
LINDSEY
DE SWARTE looking for
BRENDA
MUNN, -
PAMELA (CAUGHTLIN)  
looking for
PAT EVANS '52-'57 -
HAZEL (CLIFFORD) looking for
SANDRA SANCHE, -
Elizabeth Horder looking for
PENELOPE DALTON '55-'61.
Your email is outdated!
Intake Class 1955
38 'girls' attended. Some hadn't seen
others for about 46 years. We sang;
Forty Years On, Honesta Obtinete &
The Best School of All.

Christine Butler (nee Pearce)
REUNION Photos 30.11.06
Intake Class '60 Sapp
MISSING Ladies! Looking for
Anne Griffiths, Jacqueline Hancock,
Evelyn Houseman, Pratibha Patel,
Jacqueline Payne or Susan Skull.
Please Email Webmaster - or -
MAUREEN: CLICK HERE
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Final Prayer for the School
End of Term 1977
COE Service;

"Prosper with thy blessing, O Lord, the
work of this School & grant that those
who serve Thee here may set Thy Holy
Will ever before them, doing that which
is well pleasing in thy sight &
persevering in Thy service unto the
end through the might of Jesus Christ
our Lord."
"Opportunities are here & it is up to us to fight for what we believe in & to achieve the best"
Miss Kathleen
S. Dougill
Headmistress
BUFF
DARK
BLUE
GREEN
GREY
LIGHT
BLUE
ORANGE
Mrs Sealy's 3rd / 4th forms -'55 /'56   
Far right photo: Pat Macey, Pamela Caughlin,
Margaret Jefferyes, Lesley Stephens,
Valerie Mitchell, ,Gillian Baker, Mary Gard,
Valerie Blackburn, Margaret Harber,
Maureen Bridle. (
Below: - Margaret Harber,
Maureen Bridle)
REUNION MAY 2009. Left to right: Gill Baker, Mary Gard, Valerie Mitchell, Pat
Macey, Valerie Blackburn, Margaret Jefferyes, Margaret Tancred.
Others we know
are
welcome to
join us next time.
 
Contact - LESLEY
MESSAGE BOARD
ARTICLE July 17, 1970
DIED
24 MARCH
2010 (aged
88)

ARTICLES about her
appeared in
the DAILY
MAIL and TELEGRAPH
(on 26th March, 2010)

CLICK HERE TO READ
Daily Mail article

CLICK HERE TO READ
Telegraph article:
Email Sonia King
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VIEW FILM (3 parts)
"90th Birthday
Celebrations"
- June 1997 -
Miss Jewill-Hill
& Miss Deveson

(the latter person
died Aug 2006).
MEMORIAL
BOOKLET
Read about
Daphne Park's
fascinating life: -

PDF PAGES:
2 & 3
4 & 5
6 & 7
8 & 9
10 & 11
12 & 13

"I went to ...
Rosa Bassett...
where we all
really thought
we could
conquer the
world."
14 & 15
16 & 17

18 & 19
20 & 21
22 & 23
24 & 25
26 & 27
28 & 29
30 & 31
32 & 33
34 & 35
36 & 37
38 & 39

Booklet/pdfs were
kindly sent in by
the daughter of the
late
Daphne
Helsby - nee
Whittle
(a RBS
girl).  Helsby  
attended D. Park's
memorial service.  
They had been
school friends. Her
contribution can
be read on pages
16-17.
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