May 1866: month in view

May 1866

In May the fledgling school made the national press for the wrong reasons when a boy drowned on Whit Monday, at the time a public holiday. Fourteen-year-old Charles Arthur Garrood, who had entered the School in January, went swimming in a small pond and although a competent swimmer, got into trouble in deep water. His body was not recovered until drags had been used for more than an hour.

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