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Ernest Bailey Grammar School was located in Matlock, Derbyshire. It merged with Charles White Secondary Modern School in 1982 to form Highfields School.
A magazine titled The Comet, handwritten and illustrated in a school exercise book. A contents page gives the names of the contributors as S. Bawcutt, G. Bawcutt, and J. Wheeldon. Fol. 1 is inscribed ‘APPROX. 1942-3 1941? / SYLVIA BAWCUTT [AGE 13] / ERNEST BAILEY GRAMMAR SCHOOL / MATLOCK. DERBYSHIRE’. Fol. 31 verso is ascribed to Roger Bawcutt. Folios 49-52 are picture postcards, originally loosely inserted inside the embossed, faux-snakeskin paper wrapper in which the exercise book is bound. Two printed sketches of Christmas puppies have been pasted onto the front paper cover, with the handwritten caption ‘OUR MASCOTS’.
Provenance unknown, via Bodleian Rare Books, 2009.
Oxford, Bodleian Library MS. Eng. d. 4072
Student newspapers and periodicals