Warriston School

Warriston School was an independent preparatory school for boys in Moffat, Scotland.[1] From September 1963 the school catered for pupils from ages 9–18.[2] Warriston School was ultimately owned and run by Brian Larmour and his wife. Age group was from 10 to 18 years old. Warristonschool.com.

Warriston School
Location
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Information
TypePreparatory school
Established1899
FounderF. W. Gardiner
Closed1984/85
GenderBoys
Age5 to 13
Former pupilsOld Warristonians

HistoryEdit

Warriston School was established by F.W. Gardiner in 1899 and named after Archibald Johnston, Lord Warriston.[2] The school was situated at 'Holmpark' in Ballplay Road and started with 5 boys.[2] In 1932 Mr and Mrs Gardiner retired after 33 years.[1]

In December 1919 Captain Ross Smith and his brother Keith, flying with two companions became the first people to fly from England to Australia.[3] There were three Smith brothers educated at Warriston, Colin having fallen during the war.[3] The Scotsman reported:

Mr F. W. Gardiner, headmaster of Warriston School, has sent the following telegram to Captain Smith:- "Captain Ross Smith, Port Darwin. Well done Ross and Keith; Warriston proud of you.- From Gardiner."

— The Scotsman[3]

From 1932-1935 the Essex cricketer and Walker Cup golfer, Leonard Crawley, was the headmaster of Warriston.[1][4] On 5 July 1933 Sir Jack Hobbs the Surrey and England cricketer played in a match at Warriston School sports grounds for an L.G. Crawley XI v H.B. Rowan XI.[5] Hobbs and Crawley put on 140 for the first-wicket partnership but lost the match by 26 runs.[5]

The Edinburgh Evening News reported in 1933 that the former Wales rugby union scrum-half D. E. A. Roberts was teaching at Warriston.[6]

In April 1935 Crawley relinquished the headmastership of Warriston, but the school remained his property.[4] Furthermore, a board of governors was appointed.[4] The board included General Sir Archibald Cameron General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Scottish Command; Admiral J. E. Cameron, late Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth; Mr Angus Forsyth, hon. secretary of Old Warristonians; Dr Stanley Honeyman; Mr Finlay Ramage, W.S.; Mr G. B. Smith, headmaster Sedbergh School; Mr L. G. W. Wilkinson, chairman of the governors of Tynemouth School; and Mr Crawley.[4] Crawley was succeeded as headmaster by Mr A.B. Carter.[4]

On 13 July 1984 Warriston School was advertised for sale as a going concern in The Times by Arthur Young McClelland Moores and Co, Glasgow.[7]

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "WARRISTON SCHOOL, MOFFAT". The Scotsman. 25 July 1932. p. 13. ProQuest 489658253. Warriston School sports were held at Moffat on Saturday when there was a large number of spectators. Mrs Crawley, wife of Mr Leonard G. Crawley, the noted amateur golfer, and new "head" of Warriston, presented the prizes to the successful competitors. At the close of this ceremony, Major Peploe, Bearsden, Glasgow, took the opportunity of presenting a gift to Mr and Mrs Gardiner, who after a period of 33 years, are now retiring. Major Peploe paid a high tribute to Mr. Gardiner and his wife, and to their achievement at Warriston, where, starting in 1899 with only five boys, they had now over 140 in the School
  2. ^ a b c "History". www.warristonschool.com. 2018. Retrieved 21 March 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b c "CAPTAIN ROSS SMITH EDUCATED IN SCOTLAND: CONGRATULATIONS FROM HIS OLD SCHOOL HIS BROTHER WITH HIM ON THE FLIGHT". The Scotsman. 11 December 1919. p. 9. ProQuest 485462562. Captain Ross Smith who was born in South Australia, has intimate connections with this country, receiving part of his education along with his two brothers at Warriston School, Moffat. All three brothers were brilliant athletes, and Captain Ross Smith at present holds the amateur record for the 100 yards sprint in South Australia. His younger brother, Colin, was killed in France during the war. His other brother, Keith, accompanied him on the flight. Mr F. W. Gardiner, headmaster of Warriston School has sent the following telegram to Captain Smith:- Captain Ross Smith, Port Darwin. Well done Ross and Keith; Warriston proud of you.- From Gardiner. In the later stages of the war Captain Ross Smith flew from Egypt to India with General Salmond as passenger, and was the first man to fly between these countries.
  4. ^ a b c d e "MR LEONARD G. CRAWLEY: Relinquishing Headmastership of Warriston School, Moffat". The Scotsman. 12 April 1935. p. 10. ProQuest 489848803. It was announced yesterday that Leonard G. Crawley the Walker Cup golfer and Essex county cricketer is relinquishing the headmastership of Warriston School, Moffat, which he has held for the past two years. He will be succeeded by Mr A.B. Carter, M.A.(Cantab). The school remains the property of Leonard Crawley but in order to broaden its basis a board of governors has been appointed. The board includes General Sir Archibald Cameron General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Scottish Command; Admiral J. E. Cameron, late Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth; Mr Angus Forsyth, hon. secretary of Old Warristonians; Dr Stanley Honeyman; Mr Finlay Ramage, W.S.; Mr G. B. Smith, headmaster Sedbergh School; Mr L. G. W. Wilkinson, chairman of the governors of Tynemouth School; and Mr Crawley. The new headmaster was educated at Eastbourne College and Clare, Cambridge, where he was a prominent member of the Rugby XV and cricket eleven. For the past seven years he has been on the staff of St Andrews Preparatory School, Eastbourne.
  5. ^ a b "L.G. CRAWLEY'S XI. v. H.B. ROWAN'S XI: HOBBS SCORES A CENTURY IN MOFFAT MATCH". The Scotsman. 6 July 1933. ProQuest 489848803. Jack Hobbs, the famous Surrey batsman, was the chief attraction in a match played at Warriston School Grounds, Moffat, yesterday between a team of well-known Scottish cricketers sponsored by Mr H.B. Rowan and a team largely composed of English county players brought together by Mr L.G. Crawley, headmaster of the school. Mr Rowan's XI. won by 26 runs. Hobbs, who scored a century, was in brilliant form. He and Crawley formed a 140 first-wicket partnership.
  6. ^ "Sports of All Sorts". Edinburgh Evening News. 19 October 1933. p. 15 – via British Newspaper Archive. D. E. A. Roberts, the former Welsh scrum-half, who is to turn out for Langholm, was at Fettes yesterday with his school fifteen. He is teaching at Warriston School, Moffat, of which L. G. Crawley, the noted cricketer and golfer is headmaster.
  7. ^ "Warriston School". The Times (61882). London. 13 July 1984. p. 24.
  8. ^ "Donald, Ian". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/40066. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  9. ^ "Fraser, Hugh, first Baron Fraser of Allander". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/33252. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  10. ^ "Bill Nicholson Distinguished rugby figure who excelled at cricket". The Herald (Glasgow). 27 April 2001. Retrieved 23 March 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Kenneth Oliver". The Herald (Glasgow). 19 June 1999. Retrieved 24 March 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ McCarthy, John (1988). "Smith, Sir Keith Macpherson (1890–1955)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. 11. Melbourne University Press. ISSN 1833-7538. Retrieved 21 March 2018 – via National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.
  13. ^ McCarthy, John (1988). "Smith, Sir Ross Macpherson (1892–1922)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. 11. Melbourne University Press. ISSN 1833-7538. Retrieved 21 March 2018 – via National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.
  14. ^ "ST ROLLOX DIVISION: Unionists Adopt Candidate Mr Victor D. Warren". The Scotsman. 13 January 1939. p. 7. ProQuest 481586002. Mr Warren, who comes of an old Glasgow family, was educated at Kelvinside Academy, Glasgow; Warriston School, Moffat and Rossall, the English public school at Fleetwood. He is chairman of Hunter & Warren Ltd., explosive merchants and agents, Waterloo Street, Glasgow, and for a number of years has been a prominent figure in municipal politics. He has represented the Park Ward in the Corporation since 1931, and is deputy leader of the Progressive Party.