'The Comet' school magazine, Ernest Bailey Grammar School, Matlock

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Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4072
Title: 'The Comet' school magazine, Ernest Bailey Grammar School, Matlock
Dates of Creation: [c.1941]
Extent: 52 leaves
Language(s) of Material: English


Ernest Bailey Grammar School was located in Matlock, Derbyshire. It merged with Charles White Secondary Modern School in 1982 to form Highfields School.

Scope and Content

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’.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Provenance unknown, via Bodleian Rare Books, 2009.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library MS. Eng. d. 4072

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Ernest Bailey Grammar School, Matlock

Student newspapers and periodicals

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