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Sidney Nelson Chaplin was born in Walthamstow in 1896 and died in 1967. He was one of Herbert & Annie Chaplin's eight children. He married Annabella MacIntyre Elspeth Campbell in 1915 and they divorced in 1923. He married Ellen Ester Louisa Cole in 1924.
According to Old Monovian, V J Stirrup: Sidney Nelson Chaplin joined the (Monoux) School as a pupil in January 1908. He worked steadily and in 1910 he was successful in the Cambridge Local Examination. He had always shown a keenness and aptitude for games, and work and play were joined in a happy combination. His ability to concentrate on, and enjoy whatever he was doing was to continue throughout his life. From School he entered the Civil Service in the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and he remained in this service for 43 years until his retirement as Senior Staff Officer. In 1924 he married Miss E. E. L. Cole and together they worked for social improvements through the Labour Movement.
To become a member of the Walthamstow Council was an obvious step and he was elected for Wood Street Ward in 1933. His work on the council was recognised by his election to the chairmanship of more and more important committees and finally to the office of Mayor of Walthamstow in 1946-47 and 1959-1960. In recognition of his devotion to the service of the Borough he was made an Honorary Freeman of the Borough of Walthamstow in 1961. Although his interests were wide and he was always willing to help wherever needed, the young and the old were ever in his thoughts and his long period as chairman of the Education Committee and representative of the Walthamstow Council on the Essex Education Committee gave him great satisfaction.
In 1934 he became a Governor of the (Monoux) School and in 1946 he was elected chairman of the Governors. He remained Chairman for the rest of his life.
He had been indefatigable in the service of the School and whether at School functions, parents' evenings or Old Monovian activities, his warm and genial personality and ready laugh have always been welcomed. He rarely missed cup or shield football matches, where he was an appreciative, knowledgeable and keen supporter of the school. For nearly 20 years he has been the person I have consulted about major matters connected with the School and I have always looked to him for wisdom, balanced judgement and humanity and never looked in vain. Others, in other places have paid tribute to an ex-councillor, ex-mayor or ex-chairman of the Education Committee. I pay tribute to the Head of the Monoux family. On my last visit to him in hospital, a few days before he died, he instructed me on the arrangements to be made for Speech Day in the event of his not being well enough to attend and this typifies the characteristic which I believe he had above all other-his sense of duty. Nothing was allowed to stand in the way of that. If anyone ever followed the School motto of "Virtute et Probitate" "By manliness and integrity" he did. The School is much richer for his living and he deserves to be remembered with "George Monoux and others of our benefactors" on all those occasions when we give thanks to God for all who have helped to build our tradition and heritage.
(Text & picture kindly provided by Bill Bayliss)
I may be able to help you out with some of the Sidney Chaplin names and photos
of Roger Ascham school, have tried to message on link that comes up but no luck
let me know if you require help.
P.S.: I have six brother and one sister that attended Sidney Chaplin and Roger Ascham
My Mum, Mrs Lillian Perschky, taught drama at Sydney Chaplin. Must have started in about 1969. Put on a good few dramas and performances there.
Just reviewed the list of pupils shown and there are many missing. Particularly my class for 1959 to 1960.
Just thought you should know
Thanks for the great list of the teachers and pupils of Sydney Chaplin School. I was a pupil here from 1958 to 1962 and I would like to let you know that both Mrs Driver (needle work and deputy head) and Miss Bush were both at the school when I started in 1958. Miss Bush married and became Mrs Atwell.
Also on your list of pupils you have Janet Piper, she was in fact Patricia Piper (my best friend in those days).
I am still looking for information on ex pupils and staff that went to or worked at Sidney Chaplin Secondary Modern School at any time from its opening in 1958 to when it closed. If anyone can help in any way, however small, can you please email me.
If anyone would like a copy of the information i currently have on this school please get in touch and i will send a copy by return.
25 June 2012 - From "
The Guardian" (on-line)
WALTHAMSTOW: Ex-pupils wanted for school reunion
By Daniel Binns. Senior reporter
Former pupils of the now defunct Sidney Chaplin Secondary School in Walthamstow are being encouraged to attend a reunion.
David Hughes and Steven Bulled, who were pupils in the 1960s, are hoping to organise the event for later this year in Waltham Forest.
The school was located at what is now William Morris School in Folly Lane.
A total of 12 former pupils have already expressed an interest in the reunion.
Email Mr Hughes on email@example.com for more information.
|Attwell, Miss||Girls PT||1968|
|Berriman, Miss S||Acting Head|
|Berriman, Miss||Girls PT||1968|
|Blake, Alison||PE and Remedial English||1972-76||née Vince|
|Broughton, Mr John||PE||1970-85|
|Bush, Miss||1958-?||Later Mrs Atwell|
|Clark, Miss||Girls PT||1968|
|Dodsworth, Mrs||Domestic Science||1968|
|Driver, Mrs||Deputy Head/Needlework||1958-68|
|Fleming, Mr||Technical Drawing||1968|
|Gasson, Mrs||RI+English||1963-68||Lived in Hugham Park|
|Hill, Mr||Groundsman - Cricket||1968|
|Holman, Miss||Girls PT||1968|
|Machin, Mr H||Geography|
|Morris, Mr||Geography or History||1980's|
|Morris, Mr Paul||Music||1960-68|
|Perschky, Mrs Lillian||Drama||1969-?|
|Robins, Mr||Boys PT/English||1968|
|Slade, Miss Linda||Needlework/Cookery||1973-|
|Spicer, Mr||Games/PT/Maths||1968||Head in 1971?|
|Tebboth, Mr||History/RE||1960-71||lived in Sky Peals Road, E4|
|Bannerman, Carol||later - Saville|
|Battershill, Teri Anne||later - Crump|
|Beard, William||Lived at 2 Valognes Avenue|
|Belverstone, Keith||Lived in Guildsway|
|Bluette, Georgina||later - Twitchette||Lived in Billet Road|
|Booker, Karen||later - Jarvis||Lived at 20 Valognes Avenue|
|Booker, Susan||Lived at 20 Valognes Avenue|
|Booker, Sylvia||Lived at 20 Valognes Avenue|
|Bramley, Derek||1964-67||Lived in Lawrence Avenue|
|Brewer, Diane||1964||Lived at 34 Valognes Avenue|
|Brooks, David||Lived in Millfields Avenue|
|Bulled, Carol||1963-66||Lived at 44 Cooper Avenue|
|Bulled, Jacqueline||Lived at 44 Cooper Avenue|
|Bulled, Steven||Lived at 44 Cooper Avenue|
|Bulled, Veronica||Lived at 44 Cooper Avenue|
|Bulled, Yvonne||Lived at 44 Cooper Avenue|
|Bundock, Maxine||Lived in Lawrence Avenue|
|Bundock, Robert||Lived in Lawrence Avenue|
|Carne, Roger||Lived in Cooper Avenue|
|Carroll, Gillian||1964-67||Lived in Worcester Road|
|Church, Graham||1964-67||Lived in Higham Hill Road|
|Cochrane, Debbie||later - Mingins|
|Cooper, Keith||1958||Lived in Valognes Avenue|
|Cooper, Rosemary||Lived at 30 Valognes Avenue and then 34 Valognes Avenue|
|Cornell, Christopher||Lived in Garnett Way|
|Cowan, Rosemary||Lived at 28 Valognes Avenue|
|Crane, Colin||Lived at 392 Billet Road|
|Crane, Peter||Lived at 392 Billet Road|
|Crookes, Alan||left in 1960|
|Curbishley, Pamela||Lived in Ascham End|
|Davidson, Michael||Lived in McEntee Avenue|
|Deamer, Susan||Lived in Lawrence Avenue|
|DeGutis, Colin||1964-67||Lived in Billet Road|
|Dowding, Ann||Lived in Sinnott Road|
|Dowding, Linda||later - Nicholson||Lived in Sinnott Road|
|Dowding, Susan||Lived in Sinnott Road|
|Edwards, Sharon||1969-71||later - Cordwell|
|Else, Ruth||1964-68||later - Penalver||Lived at 22 Cooper Avenue|
|Fitzgibbon, Edward||Lived at 9 Heron Close|
|Guillaume, John||left in 1974|
|Guillaume, Julie||later - Arkell|
|Hall, Linda||left in 1984||Later Letts|
|Halsey, Malcolm||Lived at 40 Valognes Avenue|
|Hamerston, Robert||Lived at 42 Valognes Avenue and then 44 Valognes Avenue|
|Hamerston, Stephen||Lived at 42 Valognes Avenue and then 44 Valognes Avenue|
|Hannibal, Sheena||Lived at 14 Valognes Avenue|
|Harrison, Eddie||Lived in Sinnott Road|
|Hayward, Dawny||1959-60||Lived at 29 Durban Rd E17|
|Hickey, Robert||Lived in Millfields Avenue|
|Hoffman, Carole||left in 1962|
|Hoffman, Christine||left in 1962|
|Hughes, David Brian||1964-68||Lived at 25 Valognes Avenue, then 390 Billet Road|
|Hughes, David John||1964-67||Lived in Lyne Crescent|
|Hughes, Gillian Mary||1965||later - Dearman, then Furniaux||Lived at 25 Valognes Avenue|
|Jackson, Doreen||1965||Lived at 19 Valognes Avenue|
|Jago, Alfie||Lived in Lawrence Avenue|
|Jones, Jennifer||later - Mayes|
|Jones, Susan||1960||later - Henman|
|Keene, Raymond||Lived at 26 Valognes Avenue|
|Lake, Karen||1974-76||later - Luck|
|Long, Robert||Lived in Billet Road|
|Long, Stephen||Lived in Billet Road|
|Marsh, Peter||Lived in Higham Hill Road|
|Marsh, Sheila||Lived in Higham Hill Road|
|Maynard, Mary||later - Huband|
|Miller, Susan||1964-67||Lived in Sinnott Road|
|Miller, Susan P||1964-67|
|Nagle, Bruce||1964-67||Lived at 12 Valognes Avenue|
|Penalver, Janet||1958-62||Later Mrs Bull|
|Piper, Patricia||left in 1962|
|Read, Sharon||later - White||Lived at 12 Cooper Avenue|
|Ridout, Anne||Lived in Lowther Road|
|Saunders, Brian||1965-69||Lived at 22 Valognes Avenue|
|Saunders, David FC||1964-67||Lived at 22 Valognes Avenue|
|Saunders, Ilona||Lived at 22 Valognes Avenue|
|Saunders, Joseph||Lived at 22 Valognes Avenue|
|Saunders, Peter||1964-68||Lived at 22 Valognes Avenue|
|Saunders, Roger||Lived at 22 Valognes Avenue|
|Scott, Glen||Lived in Higham Hill Road|
|Smith, Charlene||1963-66||Later Mrs Allen|
|Spalding, John||1964-1967||Lived at 10 Valognes Avenue|
|Stevens, Susan Elizabeth||later - Reyes|
|Stotter, Jeffrey||Lived at 38 Valognes Avenue|
|Street, Sandra||left in 1962|
|Thomas, Marilyn||left in 1962|
|Trevor, James||1963-67||lived in The Mile End, E17|
|Ward, Graham||1964-67||Lived in Millfield Avenue|
|Wye, Graham||Lived in Cooper Avenue|
|Young, Janet||later - Allen|
Saturday 30th March 2013
Venue: Manzies Pie & Eel Shop in Walthamstow High Street.
Organised By: John Farquhar.
Those Attending: John Farquhar, Janet Ludwig, Janet Stone, Steven Bulled and David B. Hughes
Saturday 16th February 2013?
Venue: Aldersbrook Bowls Club, Wanstead.
Organised By: John Lapping.
Venue: Steven & Shirley Bulleds house in Colliers Row, Essex and then a restaurant at Fairlop Waters.
Organised By: David B Hughes.
Those Attending: Steven & Shirley Bulled, Carol Bulled, David B. Hughes and David Saunders.