Clifton after Percival
Following on from the Newbolt book I was commissioned by Clifton College to write an up-to-date history of the school. The period 1862 to 1923 had been fully covered by O.F. Christie in his History of Clifton College (Arrowsmith, Bristol, 1935) so the main purpose of this book was to provide a detailed history from 1923 to 1990. The title refers to the fact that John Percival, the founding Headmaster of the school who was later Bishop of Hereford and Chairman of the Clifton Council, died in 1918, leaving the school to develop without his all-pervading influence. The main events of this period were certainly the evacuation of the school to Bude in North Cornwall from 1940 to 1945 under the inspired leadership of the Headmaster, Bertrand Hallward, and then the decision to become a co-educational school from 1987.
Published by the Redcliffe Press, Bristol, in 1990 in hardback, 399 pages. All copies now sold. Try second-hand or abebooks.com