The Spirit of the Tower

The Grey 1856-2006

The history of the Grey schools of Port Elizabeth on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Grey High School. I wrote the book and was the project manager in seeing that this 260-page hard cover book was laid out, edited, produced and printed on time for the anniversary celebrations. The text contains a full review of the chronological history of the High and Junior Schools from the time of the first classes on the Donkin Reserve. The narrative section, enlivened with the anecdotes and memories of past pupils and former teachers, is divided into four eras. Specific aspects of the Grey’s history are covered in thematic chapters which cover topics as diverse as the School Song, Art, Religion, Sport and Cadets. A separate chapter is devoted to the magnificent buildings and architecture of the Mill Park campus, to which the school relocated in 1915.