1967

300 years after Sir George Buswell left instructions in his will for the foundation and endowment of a Free Grammar School and Hospital, Clipston School was still in existence. This was celebrated by a pageant and church service.

The Bishop of Peterborough speaks to the children of Clipston School.

Clipston School Trustees
Friday,16th June, 1967.

This photograph was taken on the day of theTercentenary church service.
(left to right) back row- Mr L.Haynes, Mr T.Tibbits, Mr R. Haywood, Mr A.J. Masters, Mr R.Tebbutt, Mr V.D.Cartmel.Front row-The Bishop of Peterborough, Dr.Cyril Eastaugh, Sir Gyles Isham, Mr M.D. Wilford, The Rev.I.V.Lewis, rector of Clipston, The Rev.J.W.S. Mansell, Rural Dean.
The Pageant was in the School grounds. All the children dressed in 17th century style and used real horses as well as the hobby horses pictured below. The traditional May celebrations also took place, with a May Queen and May pole dancing.
The children acted out the story of George and the Dragon.
To see a copy of the original cine clip of this click on the start button.
The horses in the film are ridden by girls from the school, including Penny Ablett, Janice Cox and Liz Thomas.