Glad meeting went well - have been having a chuckle this morning reading this http://www.robertdarlaston.co.uk/KingEdwardsSchool.htm
His successor, Canon R.G. Lunt, was an Old Etonian, who was to remain in office for 22 years until his retirement. Lunt was not generally popular, either with staff or pupils – he would not have seen popularity as any part of his function. He was widely viewed as an unrepentant snob; he was autocratic in an era of rising democracy; and he embraced earnestly the classics and arts, while showing less obvious interest in the developing world of science.......
.....Amongst other routine topics, Lunt would touch on a wide range of subjects in his customary superior manner, as when he made a passing topical reference to the newly launched Russian Sputnik, dismissed as a “hunk of Soviet ironmongery”...
.. One of Lunt’s more endearing eccentricities was his attachment to a Rolls Royce motor car, dating from the 1920s. He doubtless felt that it was the only make of car appropriate to one of his standing. He always drove it to school, perhaps a half mile by road, despite having a private path about 200 yards long from his house to the school.
Canon Lunt was still head when I started at KEHS
- am glad to say it seemed much had changed by then but certainly the girls' school was rather more relaxed than this article implies the boys' was - there was very little connection between the two schools until Robson Fisher arrived - things change a bit then. Until then they had separate boys and girls buses travelling one behind the other from Acock's Green and Handsworth.