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Queen Elizabeth's School Archives

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  • Collection

Material relating to the history of Queen Elizabeth's that has been created or collected by the School in the course of its existence.

Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet

Book Collection

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  • Collection

Books related to the history of the School and the local area.

Alford Collection

  • C001
  • Collection

Material created or collected by S E Alford and M E Alford. Includes two series of photographs (available online) as well as 21 scrapbooks, a box of loose ephemera, and photographic slides (not yet digitised).

The 21 scrapbooks contain photographs and ephemera relating to school trips:

  1. 1958 – Denmark and Sweden
  2. 1959 – Oberammergau, Germany
  3. 1960 – Cadenabbia, Lake Como, Italy
  4. 1961 – Holland
  5. 1962 – Norway
  6. 1963 – Sundlauenen, Switzerland
  7. 1964 – Denmark and Sweden
  8. 1965 – Stolzenfels, Rhineland, Germany
  9. 1966 – Noli, Savona, Italian Riviera, Italy
  10. 1967 – Colle Isarco, Tyrol, Italy
  11. 1967 – Tesserete, Switzerland
  12. 1968 – Colle Isarco, Tyrol, Italy
  13. 1968 – Valkenburg, vol. 1
  14. 1968 – Valkenburg, vol. 2
  15. 1969 – Bregenz, Austria
  16. 1970 – Stolzenfels, Rhineland, Germany
  17. 1971 – France, vol. 1
  18. 1971 – France, vol. 2
  19. 1972 – Norway
  20. 1973 – Champery, Switzerland
  21. 1975 – Champery, Switzerland

Alford, S E 'Olly'

Jack Mortlock Collection

  • C004
  • Collection

This is a chronicle of the young life of Jack Mortlock, who was killed in action in the Far East in 1942. He was 25 years old.

Jack left Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School in July 1934. His mother had died in 1933. In 1938 Jack and his sister Joyce (later Hewitt) bought 99 Wroxham Gardens, Potters Bar and moved their father in with them.
Jack was called up in 1940 and sent to Catterick Camp for training. His success and agility in fitness training drew him to the attention of Officers. Upon completion of training, Catterick wished to keep him as a P.E. Instructor.

Unfortunately, the necessary paperwork was delayed because of the War and Jack sailed for Singapore. The paperwork arrived the day after he sailed — never to return. This collections tells Jack's story. Joyce (his sister) never gave up hope that one day his fate would be revealed. It was not to be. The British Government made a extremely small payment of £76 for each serviceman who died in the Far East.

His sister Joyce died in 2006 and her daughter Carol Mahoney found these papers whilst clearing the house after her mother's death. Mrs Mahoney has kindly arranged them in chronological order and presented them to Queen Elizabeth's School. The collection also includes an album of photographs.

Jack Mortlock is on the panelling in the School's entrance hall.

Names mentioned in letters:
Joyce Mortlock (later Hewitt) - Jack's sister
Carol - Joyce's daughter
Adrienne - Jack's French girlfriend
Auntie Lizzi Mackie & Uncle Jack - Jack's mother's sister and brother
Aunti Alice - Uncle Jack's wife
Elsie & Uncle Charlie - Cousins

Mortlock, Maurice John 'Jack'

L O W Herbert Collection

  • C006
  • Collection
  • 1920 - 1925

Material relating to L O W Herbert's time at the School, comprising a reference from Headmaster William Lattimer dated 20 April 1925 and 10 termly reports spanning Autumn 1920 - Summer 1925.

Herbert, L O W

Barnet Museum Collection

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This collection contains the digitised copies of material owned and cared for by Barnet Museum that relates to the history of Queen Elizabeth's School. We are grateful to Barnet Museum for sharing the material with us and enabling us to create digital copies for use on QE Collections. The collection contains transcripts of the first minute book 1587 - 1665, the School's Charter, John Owen's Deed of Gift in1677 and documents pertaining to a dispute with Richard Hassell in 1681.

Barnet Museum