Welcome to the website of.....
The Tottenham Grammar and Somerset Schools.
Last Update 6 November 2011

The following pages have been updated:
Pupils Page updated
Founders Day page updated

FOUNDERS DAY (A message from Philip Nyman)
It was a great day whilst showing our respects to the great Lady. Many thanks for those attending the Abbey and those that sent their apologies.
If you have any photos of the day, please email those to me so I can collate them and circulate to all.
Phils email is tottenhamgrammarschool@hotmail.co.uk


OLD SCHOOL LODGE (A message from John Fowl)
For any who may be interested the Old School Lodge (Faith For Duty) is still in existence and will be hosting a Dinner on 6th December 2011 after the Lodge meeting, where non masonic guests and particularly Old Boys of the school are welcome to come. There will likely be someone you remember from your school days there. Cost is £35 for a 4/5 course meal and includes wine or soft drinks with the meal, starting at 6.30pm meet in the bar and dining at 7.30pm. This has proven to be very popular in past years but numbers are limited to 60'ish so early booking and payment is encouraged. It is a tradition that we sing the school song after the meal and of course a Xmas carol to get us in the festive mood....now there's an opportunity not to miss (words supplied if you can't remember them). If anyone wishes to join with us on this occasion email me at  thefowls@ntlworld.com

The school now has a Facebook page located here http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=144428692235941 if anyone is interested. This will require a little less man-hours of maintenance, so should be the place for discussions etc.



After the Unity was destroyed by fire in 1975, Wagland toured with Mr Frank Waglandís Celebrated Music Hall, which had a successful run at the Hackney Empire in 1991. As a composer, Wagland was prolific, writing many musicals as well as choral compositions, including the St Paulís Cantata.

For nearly 20 years, Frank Wagland was the musical director of the radical, left wing Unity Theatre in London.
When he joined in 1955, the composer Lionel Bart was closely involved, long before he began writing chart hits and musicals. Wagland worked closely with Bart, who recognised his talent for composing and arranging music. One of Waglandís initial tasks was to work with Bart on a revue, Peacemeal, in 1955. This was the first of many shows, plays and revues in which Wagland had a part, both as a composer and musical director.

In 1956, he wrote the music for Bertolt Brechtís The Exception and the Rule. He was particularly fond of music hall. One of his most successful shows was They Made Me a Present of Mornington Crescent, which he directed. With a cast of 40, it told the story of local music halls and was staged as part of the Camden Festival. It was so popular that it ran for two and a half months.

Frank Wagland, who was born on June 1, 1928, died on August 2, aged 83.

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