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This is a second-hand hardcover book.

Condition: The dust jacket has light creasing, and surface scratching (surface hasn't been broken). The first four pages have several very small light brown stains. There is a name and address written on the first page. The rest of the book has no faults.

Dimensions: 198x268mm.
Pages: 286
Publisher: The Board of Trustees of Wellington College
Publication date: 1992 first edition


The Light Accepted: 125 years of Wellington College
By A.W. Beasley

Contains numerous photos throughout.

Each of the five quarter-centuries which followed has displayed a specific character: in the first the young institution was buffeted about, first by frequent changes of abode and then, even on its present site, by as frequent upheavals in its administration. In the active 25 years of Firth's time as headmaster, he and the school grew together in reputation, and the school in size - Firth was already a physical giant.

The third period was one in which depression and another war mocked the hopes of 1918, and at the end of it the school was even dispossessed of its home; yet by the centennial year 1967 the school and its surroundings might have seemed to a returning Old Boy to be utterly secure.

It was not to be, of course: 1968 saw an end of stability, for Wellington College as for the wider world; so that this latest quarter-century has become one of often painful rebuilding.

It is the people and events of those years who appear in these pages, the crises and conflicts, the growth of a school community in the broadest sense; the sharing of the light to which the school motto refers, and the passing on of that light from generation to generation.


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