The Clayesmore Season 2016-17

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    Furry charges at Iwerne

    January 2017

    Spotted in Country Life: A little piece of our history featured in the 30 November 2016 issue of Country Life with this reprint of a letter, sent to the magazine a hundred years ago. It was written by James Ismay, owner of Iwerne Minster House (now our School), about one of his daughters’ pack of Basset Hounds. We think they’re adorable. Perhaps we should reintroduce them! An interesting... read more

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    CLAYESMORE SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP: the hidden benefits

    December 2016

    One significant but, until now, unforeseen, advantage of being a card-carrying member of the Clayesmore Society came to light recently with a mysterious telephone call from a restaurant in Bristol. “Thomas”, of Las Iguanas in the Whiteladies Road, called to ask if we might help locate the owner of a wallet, left in the establishment the previous evening. A Society membership card was foun... read more

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    Head Board

    November 2016

    A long overdue arrival has appeared in the hall of the Main House, gracing the wall outside the de Selincourt Room. We have a new “Head Board”, so to speak. A roll of honour, commissioned by the School and made by local cabinet maker, Roy Smith, out of oak, it is a list of Heads and Wardens since the inception of Clayesmore in 1896. Starting with founder, Lex Devine and taking us to the pres... read more

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    Clayesmore Season: Cheese-making course

    November 2016

    A dedicated group of cheese enthusiasts gathered at school last Sunday to take their delight in dairy a step further: by learning to make the stuff themselves. Under the expert guidance of course leaders, Jill and Charles Gannon of Artisan Country Crafts, the fortunate few, fired up by coffee and Bourbon creams, were taught how to make goat’s cheese and mozzarella and managed to make quite ... read more

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    London Drinks Party

    October 2016

    Last night saw the annual gathering of Clayesmore people at the offices of Killik & Co in Mayfair. Current and past parents mingled with prospective parents, friends, OCs and new Head, Mrs Thomson, as the wine flowed and delicious canapés were passed around. It was a really super evening, held in the beautiful Music Room at the company’s Grosvenor Street premises. Enormous thanks to OC... read more