Dover Grammar School for Boys DGSB, The Quad, Astor Avenue, Kent, UK

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John Latter on October 27, 2007

Dover Grammar School for Boys (ex-Dover County School for Boys): The quad/playground from the school hill entrance.

I was a pupil at DGSB from September 1962 to June/July 1967 in Frith House (Forms 1B to 5B). My first form master was Mr 'Dickie' Bird who taught French and who also ran the Combined Cadet Force (general info on the CCF). My second form master was Mr 'Dizzy' Denham who taught Mathematics.

I joined the Army section of the Combined Cadet Force and remember two summer camps to Sennybridge (Brecon Beacons, South Wales) and Dartmoor.

This photo was taken on Sunday, April 22nd, 2007. with a Pentax Optio 33LF.

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The 'Welcome Message' on the DGSB website begins:

Dover Grammar School for Boys was founded in 1905 and has been on its current site overlooking Dover Castle and the English Channel since 1932. Its unique buildings form part of the landscape of Dover and we are proud of our history. But we are a forward looking school committed to preparing our students for the 21st century, so you will see plenty of technology and modern facilities within the building.

An unofficial DGSB website contains photos of the school's location taken prior to and during construction.

The school's Wikipedia entry states:

The building was modified in 2000-2001 to include a second tower that differed from the design of the original tower (known as the Old Tower to pupils) to provide extra access to more IT rooms. However, these rooms are soon to be made into business suites. The school became a Business School in 2006, at a cost of £50,000.

The 'new tower' has a brown and white triangular roof and is center-left in the above photo.

Current photos of the school include:

Dover Grammar School for Boys from the top playing field

Dover Grammar School for Boys from Astor Avenue

Three-quarters view of DGSB from the entrance to the top playing field

The Old Tower (from the cloister below the quad)

Part of the 1963 - 1964 school photograph

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Photo taken in Dover Grammar School for Boys, Astor Avenue, Dover, Kent CT17 0DQ, UK

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  • Uploaded on April 22, 2007
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX Optio 33LF
    • Taken on 2007/04/22 09:19:32
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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