Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Fwd: Wyves 2022 Reunion Lunch

Wyvernians 2022 Lunch

For those of you suffering from withdrawal symptoms due to the cancellation of the Reunion, we have arranged an informal Lunch in the restaurant at Clarence House on Wednesday 30th March. This will just be a lunch – no memorabilia, no speeches, no AGM – just the opportunity to have lunch and chat with fellow Wyvernians. 

We appreciate that those who live a long way away will probably not be able to attend, but we thought that even just a local gathering would keep the momentum going. Age UK should be able to let us have exclusive use of the annex room to gather in, which is off the main restaurant, but this depends on the numbers attending.

So, the date is Wednesday 30th March, meeting in the restaurant annex room at about 12.15pm. Age UK would like to have a rough idea of numbers and menu choices in advance, so they will let us know the choices that will be available on the 30th March menu approximately 2 weeks before that date, and I will circulate these to those who have registered their interest. There is usually a good choice which will include a vegetarian option, and we will just pay on the day.

We need to know numbers as soon as possible so if you are up for a convivial lunch please let me know as soon as possible – it is best to email me on so that I can email the menu to you when it arrives. If you need to call me my mobile is 07770 413228. 

Should you find at a later date that you are unable to attend, then please let me know.

Brian Screaton (Wyvernians Treasurer)

Friday, 4 February 2022

2022 Reunion Cancellation

Subject: CBS Reunion Cancellation
Here's an important message from our founder

Dear Fellow Wyvernians,

Given the ongoing uncertain virus situation, we have regretfully decided the reunion planned for March 19th is not a viable option and is therefore cancelled.

Hopefully normal service will be resumed if and when things return to normal!

Dennis J Duggan

*** STOP PRESS! *** We are exploring the possibility of holding an informal mid week get-together for a meal in the Clarence House restaurant. If it proceeds participants will order and pay for their food on the day. More details will follow  *** WATCH THIS SPACE! ***   

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

2021 Reunion Cancelled

In view of current circumstances we have decided to cancel the 2021 reunion.

We will provisionally book the 2022 reunion for the 19th of March in the usual place. Further details will be announced when known.

Stay safe all

Your Wyvernians Team

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Welcome To Wyvernians

This website is dedicated to former pupils and staff of the City Of Leicester Boys Grammar School.

The aim of Wyvernians is to perpetuate the memory of The City Of Leicester Boys' Grammar School, also known as City Boys, from its inception on 23/9/1919 up to 1976. After 1976  links with the original grammar school ceased, when it became a co-ed comprehensive and ultimately changed its name to The City of Leicester College.

We achieve our aim by holding an annual reunion at the former school building in Humberstone Gate (appropriately now owned and operated by Age UK!) and keeping in touch via an e-mailed newsletter (known as Old Wyves' Tales!) and this dedicated web site. The newsletters may be received by post if stamped-addressed envelopes are supplied to the Secretary.

There is no charge to join Wyvernians, and members are encouraged to contribute items to the newsletter (Old Wyves' Tales). We also encourage members to donate any school memorabilia they may have, and a sizeable collection is now in existence. A good selection of the memorabilia is always on display at the reunions (and invariably attracts a great deal of attention). Items remain the property of the donor and may be reclaimed at any time. Thus the memory of our old school is kept alive.

From the menu to your left you can explore this site, which hosts a virtual 'Aladdin's cave' of information. From the Memorabilia page where you can look at the everyday work & items from your schooldays, to the Old Boys database where you can search an online directory of past pupils and teachers. You may find an old friend who you have not spoken to in years!

As well as being emailed, our irregular newsletter (including all back copies) can be accessed from this website. It features articles and items of interest (mainly anecdotes. from our schooldays - some people still have amazing recall!).

The School Shop makes an occasional appearance on this website. It usually sells items that may rekindle your childhood memories. Over the years the following items have been for sale but may no longer be available:-

  • Cine film produced by members of the school's Film Club, transferred to DVDs. Also CDs containing many school photographs. Supplies of these are now only available by special order. 
  • Neck ties with a Wyvern embossed on it and other clothing items are available for purchase direct from the supplier (while stocks last).
  • An addition  in Nov 2012 - a book containing a comprehensive history of the school, painstakingly researched and written by former pupil Andy Marlow and edited by Mike Ratcliff, another ex-pupil. Sadly the book is now sold out 
However it's not too late because...

Brian Screaton (in collaboration with Mike Ratcliff) has acquired a small number of copies in hardback form priced £35 + £4.20 p&p (UK only). If you want a copy then contact Brian here 
second hand copies appear occasionally on ebay 

(Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, the download version of the book has been withdrawn from sale)

Click or tap here for a preview (4MB)

If you don't see it for sale contact the Secretary

We now also have a Facebook page, where photographs are stored from schooldays to reunions and even demolition! You don't usually need to sign up to Facebook to view them. You can visit the page via the link on the left. Once on the Facebook page the best way to view the photos is to click on the Photos tab then click on the Albums tab and choose an album to view.

We hope you enjoy the online experience we have created in memory of our time at the City of Leicester Boys Grammar School.

If you wish to contact us for any reason please click here

Three key buildings in the life of the school

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