George Bernard Shaw and Heanor Grammar School (2)

[2018: images from the “Thank You For Your Letter” project have been deleted to make space for new posts.  The images have been retained within Derbyshire County Council’s internal records system so that we may re-use them in the future.]

I hope you all – the whole 18 of you – will in future improve your own handwritings instead of bothering about mine.  I am very old (91) and have to write slowly and carefully, like a child.  Get a facsimile of the handwriting of Michael Angelo: one of the most beautiful and noble things in the world.

And blush for your untidy scrawls.

If you dressed as carelessly you would be turned out of school.

G. Bernard Shaw

Ayot Saint Lawrence, Welwyn, Herts, 27 December 1947

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