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The first Silurian magazine was published by the Boys’ Grammar School in 1950, the same year that the Old Boys’ Association was created. Publication continued up to 1971 when the Grammar School ended following the introduction of comprehensive education in Brecon High School. The magazines are an excellent source of information about school activities though the information changed over the years. For example, photos of the prefects no longer appeared after 1963. The examination results in the early years provided a useful list of pupils who sat the O-level at A-level examinations. The subjects passed no longer appeared after 1962 and from 1967 onwards there was no information on the exam results.
Also included were the results of the annual school Eisteddfod, the school athletics meeting, various sports teams, reports form universities, activities of the Old Boys’ Association, miscellaneous articles and poems. However, in later editions much detail was omitted. For example from 1967 onwards there are no details of the Eisteddfod and athletics results.
The magazines have been scanned and appear below as pdf documents, which can be downloaded using the Adobe Reader. If required the Reader can be downloaded from here.
I'm indebted to David Jones for several scanned copies of the Silurian and the suggestion that they might be placed on the website.