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Drybrook School, Westaway Medal.

The Westaway medal

Eric wrote: "... The Westaway Medal for Merit was presented annually to the pupil, leaving the Drybrook School at age 11, who was adjudged to have had the best academic, attendance, and disciplinary record. This example was presented to Eric Nicholls in 1957. Westaway Medal for Merit suggests it was endowed by the Westaway family of grocers of Cinderford. Does anyone know in what year it was first presented, and when was it last presented, and the story of how the award came to be instituted?"

Westaway MedalThanks to Graham Giles who sent in a scan of his Westaway Medal Certificate from 1947.

Gloucestershire, Drybrook Council School, Forest of Dean.

The Westaway Medal was instituted and endowed in 1944 by R E Westaway, Esq., O.B.E., J.P., C.C. of Cinderford and is awarded to the boy or girl with the best all-round record, including character, powers of leadership and proficiency in School work".


Westaway medal
The Westaway Medal for 1947 - awarded to Graham Giles.
Westaway Medakl for 1947

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