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George Cubitt was a generous benefactor who donated the eight-acre plot on which the original buildings of Cranleigh School stood. You can read more about his life on our 1865 website.

Henry Casswell came to Cranleigh in its first year and Joseph Merriman recommended to the governing body that he be retained as an assistant master when the time came for him to leave in 1870. He remained at the School until 1894. In an era when masters played for the School, he scored 3836 runs and took 736 wickets for Cranleigh; he also excelled for a variety of local club sides. You can find out more about his life at Cranleigh School on the 1865 website.

Although his name means nothing these days, for a time shortly before World War Two, OC Gordon Roll regularly featured on the front pages of the national tabloids and his exploits were reported on daily. Find out more about his life on our 1865 website

A colours cap; awarded to boys for sporting excellence