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Diss Grammar School

Formerly — The Old Dyssean Society's Website
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Reports, Speech Day and Sports Day Programmes, School Trips, School Magazines, Old Dyssean Newsletters and Magazines.


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There may be a copyright issue with these magazines, documents and images.  The Old Dyssean Society and WebMaster have no intent to defraud.  These items were produced by pupils at Diss Grammar School.   The school is closed and has been demolished.  The ODS has been dissolved.

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[C] - press cutting
[D] - document or programme
[M] - magazine or newsletter
[P] - photo, video or image



Documents in chronological (timeline) order:


1550

The ancient Tudor Hall in Dirt Street, just SE of the church, became the Grammar School, see the history page for more detail

1909
Diss Secondary School opens on land donated by Francis Taylor in 1908, see the history page for more detail

Pre 1927
[P] Wide School Photo (more here...)
[P] see also Uplands in 2013

1927
[P] Wide School Photo (more here...)

1931
[P] Teachers

1936
Just over 200 pupils
[P] 
Form V Girls 
[P] Wide School Photo (more here...)

1939
Uplands in 1939 was used for schooling of evacuees, 8-11 year olds from Edmunton and Gravesend

1941
In 1941 due to the influx of wartime evacuees to the area from larger cities and coastal ports the school had for the first time 2 forms for each year

1942
[D] Speech Day Programme

1943
[D] Speech Day Programme

1944
[D] Speech Day Programme

1945

[D] Speech Day Programme

1946
Name changed from Diss Secondary School to Diss Grammar School
[D] Speech Day Programme
[P] The School Building (landscape painting)

1947
[D] Speech Day Programme

1948
[D] Speech Day Programme

1949
In 1949 hardcourts were established between the tennis courts and the canteen
[M] Diss Grammarian, Spring
[M] Diss Grammarian, Summer
[M] Diss Grammarian, Autumn
[M] Old Dyssean Society, News-letter, Summer
[D] Speech Day  Programme 
[P] Sport, Football Second Team
[P] Wide School Photo (more here...)

1950
[D] Old Dyssean Society, News-letter, Winter
[D] Speech Day Programme

1951
[M] Old Dyssean Society, News Letter, Jul
[D] Speech Day Programme

1952
[M] Old Dyssean Society, News-letter, Summer
[P] Sports, Athletics (Ca 1952 DGS or ATC 1070 ?)
[D] Speech Day Programme

1953
Uplands in the 1950s was converted into flats for teachers at the Secondary Modern School
A new classromm was added above the boiler (furnace) room
[D] Speech Day Programme

1954
A new laboraory block was built adjacent to the tennis courts
The Secondary Modern School that was constructed during 1954 and 1955

[M] Old Dyssean Society, News Letter, Dec
[D] Speech Day Programme

1955
[P] Boys (lolling) Form (listing)
[P] Sport, Girl's Hockey Team (listing)
[M] Old Dyssean Society, News Letter, Jul (final issue)
Speech Day Programme
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 1, N°1

1956
Speech Day Programme
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 1, N°2
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 2, N°1
[P] Wide School Photo (more here...)

1957
[D] Old Dyssean Association 2nd Annual Dinner and Dance
[P] Paris Trip at Easter
Speech Day Programme
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 2, N°2
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 3, N°1

1958
DSS/DGS "Golden " 1908 to 1958
[D] 
Old Dyssean Association Golden Jubilee Dinner and Dance
[D] School Play Programme 'The Government Inspector'
[D] Speech Day Programme
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 3, N°2
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 4, N°1

1959
[D] Service of Commemoration 1909-1959
[D] Speech Day Programme
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 4, N°2
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 5, N°1
[M] The Grammarian house magazine
[P] Wide School Photo (more here...)

1960
Speech Day Programme
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 5, N°2
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 6, N°1

1961
[D] Speech Day Programme
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 6, N°2
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 7, N°1
[P] Wide School Photo (more here...)

1962
Speech Day Programme
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 7, N°2
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 8, N°1

1963
[P] ATC Diss 1070 Squadron
[M] Diss Interest, Summer
[D] Speech Day Programme
[D] Sports Day Programme
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 8, N°2
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 9, N°1
[M] Diss-Interest house magazine

1964
In the early 1960s there were still about 200 pupils
[P] 
ATC Diss 1070 Squadron
[P] Form IIIa
[P] Form IIIb
[D] Speech Day Programme
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 9, N°2
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 10, N°1
[P] Trip to Scotland
[P] Wide School Photo (more here...)

1965
Eye Grammar merger, the number of pupils rose to 350
Speech Day Programme
[D] Sports Day Programme
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 10, N°2
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 11, N°1

1966
[P] Sport, Girls' Netball Team
[D] Speech Day Programme
[D] School Play, "The Rivals"
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 11, N°2
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 12, N°1
[D] Trip to Disentis, Switzerland
[P] Trip to Dinard, Brittany, France ca 1966

1967
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 12, N°2
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 13, N°1

1968
[P] Girls' uniform
[D] Speech Day Programme
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 13, N°2
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 14, N°1

1969
[D] Speech Day Programme
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 14, N°2
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 15, N°1
[P] Wide School Photo (more here...)

1970
[D] Speech Day Programme
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 15, N°2

1971
[D] Speech Day Programme
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 16, N°1
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 16, N°2

1972
[M] The Dyssean, Vol 17, N°1 (final issue)
[P] Wide School Photo (more here...)

1973
 

1974
[P] Trip to La Bourboule, France

1975
[M] Cosa Nostra, N°1, Christmas. In house magazine.
 

1976
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1977
[M] Cosa Nostra, N°4, Christmas. In house magazine.

1978
[P] Wide School Photo (more here...)
[P] Teachers
[P] Trip to Sappada, Italy

1979
[P] Video, School Fête 13/7-1979 — Part I (15 mins)
[P] Video, School Fête 13/7-1979 — Part II (5 mins)

1980
In the 1980/81 school year pupils and teachers started to transfer to the now-renamed Diss High School or to the Sixth Form College both in Walcot Road
The old DGS buildings were called 'Taylor Hall' for this short period
[P] 
Form Photo 2.5 (more here...) - There's something not right here
[P] Form Photo 2.5 (more here...) -     these photo dates are the same
[P] Video, School Sports 15/7-1980 — Part I (13 mins)
[P] Video, School Sports 15/7-1980 — Part II (13 mins)
[D] Trip to Bergen , North Holland

1981
[P] Form Photo 5.1 (more here...)
[P] Form Photo 5.2 (more here...)
[P] Form Photo 5.3 (more here...)

1982
[P] Form Photo Lower VI (more here...)
[P] Form Photo 3.5 (more here...)
[M] Pawn, N°1, Spring. In house magazine.

1985
[D] Memories of Boy from "Fair Green" Diss, Norfolk
26 pages from Hebert Buckle (DSS 1935-42)

1990
[P] Video, School Buildings prior to demolition 1990 (6 mins)


1991
DSS / DGS survived for 70 years.   Plans to turn the building into a community centre came to nothing and it was demolished in 1991
 


... a gap here until ...


1999
8 pages from John Broadbent (DSS 1941-46)

2000
       Dennis Meadows [RIP] (DSS/DGS 1942-44),
revived the Old Dyssean Society (ODS)
[M] The Old Dyssean, 01, July

2001
[M] The Old Dyssean, 02, July

2002
[M] The Old Dyssean, 03, Jan 
[M] The Old Dyssean, 04, Jul 

2003
[M] The Old Dyssean, 05, Feb 
[M] The Old Dyssean, 06, Aug

2004
[M] The Old Dyssean, 07, Feb
[M] The Old Dyssean, 08, Aug

2005
[M] The Old Dyssean, 09, Feb
[M] The Old Dyssean, 10, Aug

2006
[M] The Old Dyssean, 11, Feb
[M] The Old Dyssean, 12, Aug

2007
[M] The Old Dyssean, 13, Feb
[M] The Old Dyssean, 14, Aug

2008
DSS/DGS Centenary 1908 to 2008
[M] The Old Dyssean, 15, Feb, Centenary Edition, 1908 to 2008
[M] The Old Dyssean, 16, Jul,  Centenary Edition, 1908 to 2008

2009
[M] The Old Dyssean, 17, Feb
[M] The Old Dyssean, 18, Jul

2010
[M] The Old Dyssean, 19, Feb
[M] The Old Dyssean, 20, Aug

2011
[M] The Old Dyssean, 21, Feb
[M] The Old Dyssean, 22, Jul

2012
[M] The Old Dyssean, 23, Feb
[M] The Old Dyssean, 24, Jul

2013
[P] 'Uplands' as Diss High School, 6th Form College
[P] See also pre 1927 Wide School Photo, 'Uplands' is at the rear left
[M] The Old Dyssean, 25, Feb
[M] The Old Dyssean, 26, Mar, Special Edition, School Clock Restoration

2014
[M] The Old Dyssean, 27, Feb
[M] The Old Dyssean, 28, Aug

2015
[M] The Old Dyssean, 29, Feb
[M] The Old Dyssean, 30, Aug, Partial Edition, FULL coming soon

2016
[M] The Old Dyssean, 31, Feb, FULL Edition.
[M] The Old Dyssean, 32, Feb, FULL Edition.

2017
[M] The Old Dyssean, 33, Feb, Full Edition, - the LAST ever publication.

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