FIVE COURTS BUILDING FUND (From the Wycombiensian, April 1923)
Two meetings of the committee have been held during the term. At the first, plans and estimates were thoroughly considered, and Mr. T.Thurlow was asked to advertise for tenders of a pair of Courts. The Hon. Secretaries were instructed to issue a further appeal for funds, as the ammount in hand and promised would be insufficient to meet the cost.
At the second meeting, tenders were considered and that of Messrs. G.H.Gibson and Son was accepted (£494).
Messrs. Gibson begun the work at once and the main walls are already well on the way towards completion.
The courts are of good dark red brick, and will be faced with cement inside and paved with granolithic cement. The varying thicknesses of the walls in the Eton type of court precluded the use of concrete blocks which might have been less expensive, but which have been much less in keeping with the School Buildings generally.
Subscriptions received and promised:-
£25, Major Coningsby Disraeli.
£5 5s, The Head Master and Mrs. Arnison.
£5, Lord Lincolnshire, Mr. B. L. Reynolds.
In the next issue we read of problems...........
FIVES COURTS BUILDING FUND
As mentioned in the last issue of the Magazine, the Fives Courts were rapidly built last term; unfortunately bad weather hindered the work and the builders dared not risk facing the walls and paving the floor while there was any likelihood of severe frost. Very little, therefore, has been done since early in January, but we expect that in the course of the next few weeks the work will be resumed and completed.