Kendrick School Book - Long may our Lion roar


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On Saturday 9th September 2017
Long may our Lion roar  
was launched at
Waterstones, Broad Street, Reading
as part of their Heritage Day event.
Daphne was signing copies for former and current pupils, staff and even head teachers of Kendrick Girls' School and even representatives of Reading School which amalgamated with Kendrick Boys' School in 1916.
If you were unable to attend the launch on Saturday 9th September, copies may be bought direct from us by sending a cheque for £15.95, made payable to Corridor Press, to 19 Portland Avenue, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2BS.  This price includes postage & packing.
Alternatively you may wish to use our order form which is available from the My Order link.  The Order Form is at the very bottom of the My Order page.
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For those with tickets for the
KENDRICK SCHOOL 140th Birthday Reunion on 
SUNDAY 1st OCTOBER 2017,
there will be an opportunity to purchase copies of
"Long may our Lion roar" for  £12.00
giving you a saving of almost 25% off the cover price.
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About Daphne Barnes-Phillips and Long may our Lion roar:
Author and historian, Daphne Barnes-Phillips has written a social history of her Grammar School - Kendrick School in Reading - for her latest project.  The only known previous history of this distinguished establishment was "The Kendrick Book" written in 1948 by Miss Appleby.

Daphne was a pupil at Kendrick from 1955 to 1962 and is still in touch with many of her peers from those days.  She regularly attends the annual reunions, held in September/October each year, so has kept a close association with, and has fond memories of, Kendrick School.

After leaving Kendrick in 1962 she went on to Rolle College in Exmouth, to train for her career in teaching.  She wrote a social history of Rolle College, Exmouth in "Exmouth's ROLLE", published by Corridor Press, in 2015.

Daphne has made contact with as many former Kendrick girls and members of staff as possible, from all generations, to obtain their memories and copies of any photographs from their time at the school.

Kendrick School was first housed in Watlington House, Reading in 1877 and moved to its present site in London Road in 1927.  The book covers most of the school's history over that 140 years, including a section on the Boys' School prior to its merger with Reading School, and of course the time when Kendrick Girls were educated in Watlington House (1877 to 1927).

To whet your appetite here are a few of the photographs that are in the book:

This is the earliest photograph that we have found - it is on page 37 and shows staff and pupils of
Kendrick Girls' School during its time at Watlington House.  Taken c. 1890.
[Click on the image to enlarge it then use the back arrow to return to this page]

Kendrick Girls in 1947 depicted the time in 1908 when the School song "Long may our Lion roar"
was sung for the first time in celebration of Miss Rundell's 25 years as headmistress. - see page 142.

Kendrick Girls' School Staff - 1947 - see page 137.

Four Year 11 Kendrick girls (with head teacher Marsha Elms) meet and entertain Margaret Thatcher on 3rd March 2009 at the Grammar School Heads Association meeting in the House of Commons - see page 193.


If you would like to give feedback about "Long may our Lion roar" please contact Daphne at: kendrickbook2017@yahoo.co.uk .