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Her face is the picture of serenity - Thalia is our most beautiful treasure!
1 Dec 2020

Alderman Clara Winterbotham, Chair of the Governors, Pate's Grammar School for Girls', commissioned Mr William G Simmonds, the Cotswold sculptor, to carve Thalia and Alderman Winterbotham presented her to the school as a House Drama trophy for the first time in 1948. The trophy was handed to the Normans' House Captain Audrey Brandon who was the producer of the winning play that year 'Riders to the Sea'.

Thalia was the Greek goddess who presided over comedy and idyllic poetry and she was thereafter awarded to the winners of the annual House Play competition.

Do you remember Alderman Winterbotham presenting her to the school? Did your house win her? If you remember anything about Thalia we would love to hear from you - please email us

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