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"The Old Dyssean" is the magazine produced by the Old Dyssean Society. Stories, anecdotes and memories by its members.

Like all small organisations we are ALWAYS short of stories, so let's have yours please, no matter how small, large, trivial or bloated.   Our editor, when we find one, will surely sub them.

eMail stories to the secretary, see the Contacts menu item.

Full copies of "The Old Dyssean"  are available to members by eMail or by post, the latest copies here are partial copies, the later are complete.




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"The Dyssean"
as opposed to
"The Old Dyssean" was produced by ODs and the school between 1955 and 1972.  The 1971 and the last ever 1972 copy are available digitally on this site.

The line drawing (artist unknown) on the cover opposite shows the school viewed from the NW after 
the 1965 Diss/Eye merger.  Showing the new Assembly Hall and to the right the Art Room and Domestic Science Room.

Does anyone know who the artist was?  Arthur Copping the editor doesn't (Jul 2012).  Update - Feb 2016, it has been suggested 
by Christine Cooper that it was James (Jim) Govier because of  the resemblance of the stylised figures to some of his other art.




See also magazines produced by pupils, under
'The School' - 'Mags' menu items, Cosa Nostra and Pawn.


Full copies of "The Old Dyssean" are available to members of the Old Dyssean Society by eMail or by post, the latest copies here are partial copies, the older issues are complete.


Table of contents:
The Old Dyssean, issues available ...
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2001
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2001
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2002
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2014
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2014
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2015
30P
2015
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2016
                 
100 Centenary (1908 - 2008) Editions.
P    Partial copy, full copies available to paid up members only.

The Dyssean, issues available ...

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"The Old Dyssean"
ISSUE 31 - Feb 2016

What's in this issue ... 

  • ° "New Officers and Committee" - inside cover.
  • ° "Class Photo"- pg 9.
  • ° "School Photo Ca 1908" - pg 13
  • ° "Obits" - pg 14.
  • ° "Murder Tour of Diss" - pg 20.

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"The Old Dyssean"
ISSUE 30 - Aug 2015

What's in this issue ... 

  • ° "I Digress ... and I Regress ..."- pg 2 and 5.
  • ° "The Trip of a Lifetime"- pg 9.
  • ° "John Herbert Babington GC" - pg 21.

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"The Old Dyssean"
ISSUE 29 - Feb 2015

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  • ° "Building a Europa."- pg 8.
  • ° "Norwich 3 - Liverpool 1"- pg 12.
        (see also issue 4).
  • ° "Diss Museum" - pg 19.

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"The Old Dyssean"
ISSUE 28 - Aug 2014

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  • ° "Heart  to Heart Counselling."- pg 6.
  • ° "Memories (Peter Thrower)."- pg 7.
  • ° "Memories (Peter Davey)." - pg 10.
  • ° "Fred Stratfold speaks." - pg 14.

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"The Old Dyssean"
ISSUE 27 - Feb 2014

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  • ° "The School Song."- pg 4.
  • ° "More on Clocks."- pg 9.
  • ° "Wreningham Boy." - pg 16.
  • ° "The Great War." - pg 21.

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"The Old Dyssean"
ISSUE 26 (SPECIAL) - Mar 2013

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  • ° "The School Clock restoration".

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"The Old Dyssean"
ISSUE 25 - Feb 2013

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  • ° "Reg and Athletics in Diss." - page 4.
  • ° "Making a Difference in Malawi." - page 9.
  • ° "Staff Photo circa 1940." - page 14.
  • ° "Diss Heritage Partnership." - page 21. 

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"The Old Dyssean"
ISSUE 24 - Jul 2012

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  • ° "School Clock, to spray or to paint." - page 3.
  • ° "The Dalai Lama and Diss" - page 4.
  • ° "John and JIll Blagden come to Diss." - page 10.
  • ° "Diss Cemetery, A Winter's Tale." - page 14.

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"The Old Dyssean"
ISSUE 23 - Feb 2012

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  • ° "An Evacuee in Diss." - page 3.
  • ° "Speaking of brasseries ...." - page 10.
  • ° "DGS was rather different from Redgrave primary." - page 15.
  • ° "R.I.P. Doug and Dylis." - pages 20 and 21.

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"The Old Dyssean"
ISSUE 22 - Jul 2011

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  • ° "I don't want to see her bottom again!" - page 2.
  • ° "4 Dogs and a Sledge." - page 3.
  • ° "A Mere Swim." - page 7.
  • ° "Gravesend Girls - so much more interesting." - page 14.

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"The Old Dyssean"
ISSUE 21 - Feb 2011

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  • ° "In lessons he used the leg of a broken chair to underline his unique authority." - page 9.
  • ° "In 1941 the Diss Air Training Core (ATC) 1070 squadron was formed." - page 12.
  • ° "You've eaten my bun." - page 12.
  • ° "Would be lazy but for absence." - page 12.

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"The Old Dyssean"
ISSUE 20 - Aug 2010

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  • ° "I brought this up on the bedroom carpet." - page 3.
  • ° "Bullaces act rather like prunes." - page 9.
  • ° "A fleeting close-up of my green wellies." - page 16.
  • ° "Basil gets a Paine." - page 18.

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ISSUE 19 - Feb 2010
 
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"The Old Dyssean"
ISSUE 18 - Jul 2009
 
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ISSUE 17 - Feb 2009
 
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"Centenary Edition, 1908-2008"
ISSUE 16 - Jul 2008
 
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The following are The Dyssean and NOT The Old Dyssean.


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"The Dyssean"
ISSUE - Jan 1972 (vol 17, N°1)
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"The Dyssean"
ISSUE - Jan 1971 (vol 16, N°2)

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How Do We Do That

To create "The Old Dyssean" online version the PDF* file that
the printer (the person) uses is displayed on screen then
each page is made into a JPGtm ** file.

All the JPGs are then inserted into a Libre Officetm text file in the
correct order for reading i.e. pages 1, 2, 3 etc. The printer's PDF is arranged
to print the book, so you see Front Cover - Back Cover, Pg 1 - Pg 16
etc. That's why we don't use that.

This is then saved and exported as a new PDF file.

This PDF is uploaded via FTP*** to a hosting web site, in this case Google Docstm and you get it from there by clicking on the link.

Update, July 2012 - That's how we used to do it, we now use ACDSee to edit the images and produce the PDF files, much easier and quicker.

  * PDF Portable Document Format - invented by 'Adobe' to ensure that what you see on the paper is EXACTLY what you see on screen.
 ** JPG or JPEG - Joint Photographic Experts Group - (lossy compressed 24 bit color image storage format) a file that is an image/picture.
*** FTP File Transfer Protocol - a means of putting information onto web sites.

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