# Aberdare Boys’ Grammar School

## Published Examination Results

### CWB Examination Results, 1940

for

Aberdare Boys’ and Aberdare Girls’ County Schools

##### Aberdare County Schools.

**RESULTS OF C.W.B.**

EXAMINATION.

EXAMINATION.

###### School Certificate.

The candidates named in the accompanying lists have been awarded certificates. The names of candidates in each list are arranged in alphabetical order. Letter x in small letters indicates a “pass.” Capital X indicates that the candidate has attained the “credit” standard in the subject, and capital X in black type indicates that the candidate has attained the standard of “very good.” Asterisk denotes conversational power.

**BOYS.**

Roy James Ankrett: English Lang., **X**; English Lit., x; Latin x; French X*; Maths.,
x; Arith., X; General Science, X; Art, x.

Ronald Arthur: English Lang., X; English Lit., **X**; Geo., X; Welsh, X*; Maths., **X**;
Physics, **X**; Chem., **X**, Art, X; Shorthand, **X**.

David Ronald Banyard: Eng. Lang., **X**; Eng. Lit., X; History, x; French, **X**; Maths,
**X**; Physics **X**; Chem., **X**; Biology, **X**; Art, X.

David M. Barling: English Lang., X; English Lit., **X**; Geography **X**; Latin, X; French
X; Maths., **X**; General Science, **X**; Art: X; Woodwork, X.

Richard A.P. Berry: Eng. Lang., **X**; Eng. Lit., **X**; Geo. X; French, X*; Maths., **X**; Physics,
**X**; Chem., **X**; Art, X; Woodwork, X.

Islwyn John Bowen: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., X; Welsh, X*; Maths., X; Chem., x; Woodwork, X.

Randal M. Davies: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., x; Welsh, X*; Maths., **X**; Biology, X;
Art, X; Book-keeping, **X**; Shorthand, **X**.

Walter Chas. Deacon: Eng. Lang., x; Geo., x; French, x; Maths., x; Arith., X; Physics, X: Chem., X; Biology, X, Woodwork, X.

Roy Dowden: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., x; Geo., x; French. X*; Maths., X; Biology, x; Woodwork, X.

Desmond Ll. Edwards: Eng. Lang., X; Geo., **X**; French X; Maths., **X**; Physics, x; Biology,
X; Art, X; Woodwork, X.

John Walters Edwards: Eng. Lang., x; Eng. Lit., x; Geo., x; Latin, x; French, x; Biology, x; Woodwork, X.

Thomas Raymond Edwards: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., x; History, x; Maths., X; Chem., X; Biology, x; Art, x.

Meurig Evans: Eng. Lang., x; Welsh, x; Maths., x; Arith., X; Gen. Science, x; Woodwork,
X; Book-keeping, X; Shorthand, **X**.

Donald Falder: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., X; French, x; Maths., X; Chem., x; Biology, x; Art, X; Woodwork, X.

J. Martin Goodwin: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., X; Geo., X; French, X*; Maths., X; Woodwork, x.

J. Elwyn Griffiths: Eng. Lang., x; Eng. Lit., **X**; History, x; Welsh, x; Arith., X;
Chem., X; Biology, X.

J. Kendal Harris: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., x; French, X; Maths., X; Physics, x; Chem., X; Biology, x; Woodwork, X.

Harold Harvey: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., X; Welsh, x, Maths., x; Arith., X; Gen. Science, x: Art, X.

Malcolm H. R. Hill: Eng. Lang., **X**; Eng. Lit., X; French, x; Maths, X; Physics, x;
Biology, x; Art, x.

Graham Horton: Eng. Lang., X; Geo., x; Maths., x; Arith., X; Physics, x; Art, x; Woodwork, x.

John Leslie Jenkins: Eng. Lang., x; Eng. Lit., x; Latin, X; French, **X***; Arith., X;
Gen. Science, X.

Corris Jones: Eng. Lang., x; Eng. Lit., x; Geo., X; Maths., x; Arith., X; Gen., Science, x; Woodwork, x.

Elwyn Jones: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., **X**; Geo., x; Latin, X; Welsh, X*; Arith., X;
Biology X.

Herbert Edward Jones: Eng. Lang., x; Eng. Lit., X; French, X*; Maths., x; Arith., X; Biology, X; Art, x.

Richard Maldwyn Jones: Eng. Lang X; Eng. Lit., X; Geo., X; French, **X**; Maths., **X**;
Physics, **X**; Chem., **X**; Biol. X; Art, X.

Thomas Alun Jones: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., X; Geo., X; Welsh, x; Maths., X; Gen. Science, X.

Ernest Howard Lane: Eng. Lang., x; Eng. Lit., x; Welsh, X*; Maths., **X**; Physics, x;
Chem., X; Biol., x; Art, X; Woodwork, X.

David Morgan: Eng. Lang., **X**; Eng. Lit., x; Hist., X; Latin, X; Welsh, x; Maths.,
X; Gen. Science, x.

Islwyn Morgan: Eng. Lang., x; Eng. Lit., x; Geo., X; Welsh, X*; Maths., X; Physics, X; Biol. X; Art, X; Woodwork, x.

Reginald Morgan: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., X; Welsh, x; Arith., X; Physics, x; Chem., x; Woodwork, x.

William James Morris: Eng. Lang, x; Eng. Lit., X; Geo., x; Welsh, x; General Science,
x; Book-keeping, **X**; Shorthand, **X**.

David John Phillips: Eng. Lang., x; Eng. Lit., x; Welsh, x; Maths., x; Arith., X; Art, x; Woodwork, X.

Jack Phillips: Eng. Lang., X; French, x; Maths, x; Arith., X; Chem., X; Woodwork, x.

John Evans Phillips: Eng. Lang., **X**; Eng. Lit., X; Hist., X; Welsh, X*; Maths., X;
Physics, x; Chem., x.

William Ll. Phillips: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., X; Geo., X; French, X; Arith., X; Chem., x; Art, X; Woodwork, x.

Wm. Turberville Phillips: Eng. Lang., X; History, x; Maths., **X**; Physics, **X**; Chem.,
**X**; Woodwork, X.

Colin J. Pooley: Eng. Lang., **X**; Eng. Lit., X; Geo. x; French, X*; Maths., **X**; Physics,
X; Biol, **X**; Art, X; Woodwork, X.

Eurfyl Price: Eng. Lang., x; Eng. Lit., x; Geo., X; Welsh, X*; Maths., X; Physics,
X: Chem., **X**; Biol., x; Woodwork, X.

Gwynfor Price: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., **X**; Geo., **X**; Welsh, X*; Maths., **X**; Physics,
X; Chem., X; Art, X; Woodwork, **X**.

Evan John Rees: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., x; Geo., X; French. X*; Maths., **X**; Gen.
Science, **X**; Art, X; Book-keeping, **X**; Shorthand, **X**.

Thomas Rocelyn Reynolds: Eng. Lang,, x; Eng. Lit., x; Geo., X; French, X*; Maths.,
**X**; Chem., **X**; Biol. X; Art. X; Woodwork, X.

Byron Richards: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., **X**; Latin, X; French, X*; Maths., X; Gen.
Science, x; Art, X; Woodwork, x.

Colin H. Roderick: Eng. Lang., x; Eng. Lit., X; Geo., x; Latin, X; French, X; Maths., X.; Biology, X; Art, X.

Henry Thomas Sage: Eng. Lang., X; Geo, x; French, x; Maths., X; Physics, X; Biol., x; Art, X; Woodwork, X.

David G. Silvanus: Eng. Lang., X; ; Eng. Lit., **X**; Geo, X; Latin , **X**; French, **X***;
Maths., X; Biol., X; Woodwork, x.

Alun Thomas: Eng. Lang., **X**; Eng. Lit., X; Hist., **X**; French, **X***; Maths., **X**; Physics,
**X**; Chem., **X**; Biol., X; Art, X.

David Thomas: Eng. Lang., **X**; Hist., x; Welsh, X*; Maths., x; Arith., X; Physics,
x; Biol., x; Woodwork, x.

Owen Llewelyn Thomas: Eng. Lang., **X**; Eng. Lit., **X**; Hist., x; Latin, **X**; French, **X***;
Maths., X; Gen. Science, x; Art, x.

Royston Thomas: Eng. Lang., x; Eng. Lit., X; Welsh, x; Maths., X; Biol., X; Art,
X; Woodwork, x; Book-keeping, **X**; Shorthand, X.

Lewis Samuel Williams: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., x; Welsh, X*; Maths., X; Chem., x; Art, x.

Merlin T. Williams: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., X; Hist., X; Welsh, X*; Maths., x;
Arith., X; Physics, x; Chem., **X**; Biol., x.

Terence H. Williams: Eng. Lang., **X**; Eng. Lit., **X**; Geo., X; Latin, **X**; French, **X***;
Maths., X; Gen. Science, **X**; Art, X; Woodwork, X.

W. Oswald Williams: Eng. Lang., x; Eng. Lit., X; Geo., X; Welsh, X*; Maths., **X**; Physics,
X; Chem., **X**.

W. Richard Williams: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., X; Latin, X; French, X*; Maths., x; Arith., X; Gen. Science, X; Art, x; Woodwork, x.

#### Supplementary Certificate.

Thomas K. Fowler: Maths., X.

William Anthony Lloyd-Evans: Eng. Lang., X.

William Vivian Morgan: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., x.

**GIRLS.**

Menna Baker: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., x; History, X; Geo., x; Latin, X; Welsh, X; Arith., X; Art, x; Needlework, x.

Hannah Bowen: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., **X**; Hist., **X**; Geo., X; French, X*; Maths.,
**X**; Chem., **X**; Biology, X.

Edna Chisholm: Eng. Lang., **X**; Eng. Lit., X; Hist., X; Geo., X; French, X*; Maths.,
X; Chem., X; Biology, X.

Beryl M. Christopher: Eng. Lang., x; Eng. Lit., X; Hist., x; Geo., x; Maths., x; Arith., X; Art, x.

Eliz. Mary Cochlin: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., x; Hist., X; Welsh, x; Arith., X; Art, x; Cookery, x.

Evelyn Collins: Eng. Lang., **X**; Eng. Lit., X; History, X; Geo., **X**; French, X*; Maths.,
X; Biology, X; Art, X.

Audrey Jean Davies: Eng. Lang., **X**; Eng. Lit., X; Hist., X; Geo., x; French, X*; Maths.,
**X**; Chem., X; Biol., X.

Marion Ethel Davies: Eng. Lang., x; Eng. Lit., x; Hist., X; Geo., x; Welsh, x; Art, x; Needlework, x; Cookery, X.

Prudence Doughton: Eng. Lang., x; Eng. Lit., X; History, X; Geo., x; Welsh, **X***; Arith.,
X; Domestic Sci., x; Art, x; Needlework, x; Cookery, X.

Eunice Eiluned Duff: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., X; Hist., x; Geo., X; Welsh, x; Arith., X; Art, X.

Joan Edwards: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., X; Hist., X; Geo., X; French, X*; Maths.,
**X**; Chem., X; Biol., X.

Nesta Mary Edwards: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., X; Welsh Lang. & Lit X; Hist., X; Geo., X; Maths., X; Biol., X; Art, X.

Eliz., Gwenfron Evans: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., X; Hist., X; Geo., X; French, X; Maths., x; Arith., X; Biol., X; Art, x.

Margt. Myra Evans: Eng. Lang., x; Eng. Lit., x; Hist., X; Geo., X; French, x; Maths., X; Chem., X; Biol., x.

Nesta Marion Evans: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., X; Hist., X; Geo., x; Latin, X; Welsh, X*; Art, x.

Eliz. Rosemary Excell: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., X; Hist., x; Geo., x; French, x;
Maths., **X**; Biology, x.

Maureen Foster: Eng. Lang., **X**; Eng. Lit., X; Hist., X; Geo., X; Latin, **X**; Welsh,
X*; Arith., X; Arith., X; Art, X; Needlework, x.

Olwen Griffiths: Eng. Lang., x; Eng. Lit., x; Hist., **X**; Welsh, X*; Maths., x; Biol.,
X.

Barbara C.J. Hoggins: Eng. Lang., X; Hist., X; Maths., x; Arith., X; Biol., X; Art, x.

Doris Mabel Johns: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., X; Hist., X; Geo., x; French, X*; Maths.,
X; Chem., **X**; Biol., X.

Gwyneth Daphne Johns: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., x; Hist., x; French, X*; Maths., x; Arith., X; Biol.,x; Art, X.

Freda D.W. Jones: Eng. Lang., **X**; Eng. Lit., **X**; Hist., X; Geo., X; French, x; Maths.,
X; Chem., X; Biol., X.

Doreen Kellow: Eng. Lang., **X**; Eng. Lit., **X**; Hist., **X**; Geo., X; French, **X***; Maths.,
**X**; Chem., **X**; Biol., **X**.

Beryl Lea: Eng. Lang., **X**; Eng. Lit., **X**; History, X; Geo., X; Latin, X; French, X*;
Arith., X.

Mair Lewis: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., X; Hist., X; Geo., X; Welsh, X; Maths., X; Biol., X; Art, X.

Glenys Lloyd: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., x; Welsh, X*; Maths., **X**; Chem., x; Biology,
X.

Mary Manser: Eng. Lang., **X**; Eng. Lit., X; Hist., **X**; Geo., X; French, **X***; Maths.,
X; Chem., **X**; Biology, X.

Adwen May Morgan: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., x; History, x; Geo., x; Welsh, X; Dom. Science, X; Art, X.

Dilys Margaret Morgan: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., x; History, x; Geo., x; Welsh, X; Dom. Science, X; Art, X.

Doreen Morgan: Eng. Lang., **X**; Eng. Lit., **X**; Hist., X; Geo., x; Latin, X; Welsh, X*;
Arith., X; Art, x; Needlework, x.

Meirwen Morgan: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., x; Hist., X; Welsh, **X***; Chem., x; Biol.,
x.

Kathleen Munden: Eng. Lang., **X**; Eng. Lit., **X**; Hist., X; Geog., X; Welsh, X*; Maths.,
X; Biol., X; Art, X.

Susan Jane Nicholas: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., x; Hist., x; Latin, x; Welsh, X*; Maths., X; Biol., X.

Iris Ann Palmer: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., x; Welsh Lang. & Lit., X; Hist., X; Maths., X; Biol., x; Art, X..

Vera Collette Picton: Eng. Lang., x; Eng. Lit., X; Hist., X; Geo., X; Welsh, X*; Maths., X; Biol., X. Art, x.

Emma Price: Eng. Lang., x; Eng. Lit., X; Hist., X; Geo., X; French, X*; Maths., X; Chem., X; Biol., x.

Joan Price (Maesydre): Eng. Lang., x; Eng. Lit., **X**; Hist., X; Geo., x; Welsh, X;
Arith., X; Dom. Science, x; Art, x; Cookery, X.

Joan Price (Aberaman): Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., X; Hist., **X**; Latin, x; French, X*;
Maths., x; Arith., X; Chem., **X**; Biol., X.

Eliz. Iris Prytherch: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., x; Hist., x; Geog., x; French, x; Maths., X; Chem., x; Biol., X.

Annie Mary Pugh: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., x; Hist., x; Geo., x; Welsh, **X***; Maths.,
X; Chem., X.

Joyce Pugh: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., X; Hist., X; Geo., X; Latin, X; Welsh, X*; Art, x.

Margt. Adela Renfree: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., x; Hist., x; Geo., x; Latin, X; Welsh, X*.

Anne Dorothy Richards: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., x; Hist., X; Geo., X; French, X*; Maths., x; Arith., X; Biol., X; Art, X.

Elizabeth M. Smith: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., x; Hist., X; Geo., x; Latin, X; French,
**X***.

Betty Eileen Thomas: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., **X**; Hist., X; Latin, X; Welsh, X*;
Maths., X; Biol., x.

Eliz. Mary Thomas: Eng. Lang., x; Eng. Lit., x; Hist., x; Hist., x; Geo., x; Welsh,
**X***; Arith., X; Dom. Science, x; Art, X..

Gwyneth Mary Thomas: Eng. Lang., **X**; Eng. Lit., X; Welsh Lang. Lit., X; Hist., X;
Geo., x; Maths.,X; Biol., X; Art, x.

Gwyneth Treharne: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., x; Welsh Lang. Lit., X; Hist., X; Geo., x; Maths., X; Chem., X; Biol., x.

Anne Myra Tudor: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., X; Hist., X; Geo., x; Welsh, **X***; Maths.,
X; Chem., x; Biol., X.

Mary Eliz. While: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., x; Hist., X; Geo., x; French, X*; Maths., X; Chem., X; Biol., X.

Anne Williams: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., X; Hist., x; Geo., X; Welsh, X*; Maths.,
**X**; Chem., **X**; Biol., X.

Cecilia M. Williams: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., x; Hist., X; Geo., X; French, X*;
Maths., **X**; Chem., **X**; Biol., X.

Gwladys Williams: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., x; Hist., X; Geo., X; French, X*; Arith., X; Dom. Science, X; Art, X.

Ivy L. K. Williams: Eng. Lang., X; Eng. Lit., X; Hist., X; Geo., X; French, X*; Maths.,
**X**; Chem., X; Biol., X.

Mona Williams: Eng. Lang., x; Eng. Lit., x; Hist., x; Welsh, X*; Maths., X; Biol., X.

#### Supplementary Certificate

Enid Jenkins: Latin, **X**; Music.

Valmai G. Phillips: Hist., X; Arith., X; Art, x.

Eleanor L. Sumpter: Geo., X; Arith., X; Art, X.

Eliz. Mary Williams: Latin, **X**.

Jessie F. Phillips (ex-pupil): Art, X.

**The Certificates**: The Central Welsh Board, CWB, set
its first examinations in 1897, and awarded its first certificates in 1899.

The **School** Certificate was taken at around 16 years,
and was introduced in 1919..

The **Supplementary** Certificate was taken at the end
of the first year in the sixth form, but unlike the other stages it could be taken in
separate subjects.

**Notes**

David Banyard went on to Manchester University after taking Highers in maths, physics and chemistry.

David Barling was one of the three sons of colliery manager Gilbert Barling. He went to UCW Aberystwyth and was subsequently Senior Lecturer at The Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. He was a renowned teacher of grassland management and a leading UK expert on the production of barley. His brother Tom has an entry in the Former Pupils section of this website.

Tony Berry was also one of three brothers who attended the school. Each has an entry in the Former Pupils section of this website. He became a engineer with the Air Ministry, and specialised in the civil engineering of airfield runway surfaces.

John Kendall Harris was the son of a miner. He worked his way up in local government in Aberdare and became deputy Town Clerk to D. Gordon James. In 1952 he married Doreen Kellow, who was a contemporary of his, and who is in the girls’ list, above. He secured the post of Town Clerk in Aberystwyth in 1969. Kendall’s period at Aberystwyth included the reorganisation of local government, after which he was appointed Chief Executive to Ceredigion District Council—so he continued to occupy his old room in Aberystwyth Town Hall. After the 1969 appointment, the couple settled in Cliff Terrace, Aberystwyth. Kendall died in 2003 aged 80.

Elwyn Jones was brought up in Cwmaman. In later life he was an author
and scriptwriter. He is probably best known for co-creating the BBC series *Z Cars*,
and
later
*Softly Softly*. He has an entry in the Former Pupils section of this website.

Rocelyn Reynolds was the son of T.B. Reynolds who became Headmaster of the School.

Eunice Duff, taught at Abernant School for many years. She then became, until her retirement, headteacher of Aman Infants’ School. Miss Duff lives in Cwmaman.

Doreen Kellow left school in 1943 for the Royal Holloway College, London where, in 1945, she won a first in mathematics. In September 1948 she was appointed to teach maths at her old school in Aberdare. As a past pupil, she was active in the Old Girls Association. In 1952 she married John Kendall Harris who is in list of the boys’ school results, above. Doreen wrote a short article about the war years at the school in the 1913–1963 anniversary publication, which can be seen in the History Section of the Girls’ School section of this website.

Mary Elizabeth While became a schoolteacher at Blaengwawr Junior School. In 1960 she married Rev Glyn E. Williams, and the couple set up home in Llwydcoed.