Dover Grammar School for Boys DGSB, Astor Avenue, Kent, United Kingdom 4

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John Latter on April 23, 2007

A view of Dover Grammar School for Boys (DGSB) from the school hill as it reaches the top playing field.

The 2-storey gymnasium is on the far left. On the right, a 'new' stairway structure carries the school motto of FIAT LUX ('Let There Be Light').

This photo was taken on Sunday, April 22nd, 2007.

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Metzner on October 25, 2007

Hello, I am not sure about this school: but my wife Ingrid was assistant teacher for one year in Dover school in the 80ies. May also have been the girls school. She lived with the Howell family in 16 Cherry Tree Ave. Please give our best greetings to them from Feuchtwangen/Bavaria and from Uli and Ingrid.

John Latter on October 25, 2007

Metzner said:

...but my wife Ingrid was assistant teacher for one year in Dover school...

I hope Ingrid enjoyed her time there, Metzner, and I'll pass on your greetings when the opportunity arises.


Metzner on October 26, 2007

Thank you, she did enjoy her time and the family was very friendly. regards Uli

John Latter on October 27, 2007

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 using a Pentax Optio 33LF.

Standard Info

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

The Quad/Playground

The Old Tower (from the cloister below the quad)

Part of the 1963 - 1964 school photograph

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 23, 2007
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX Optio 33LF
    • Taken on 2007/04/22 09:10:40
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash