Old Gunpowder Room | King's College Taunton

Old Gunpowder Room

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The Examinations Office was originally the site of the school armoury. From 1903, when the King’s Officer Training Corps started, this room was used to store rifles and any ammunition which the Corps was given. By the early 1920s the storage of explosives underneath what was then the Bishop Fox Dormitory was deemed to be unwise and the armoury moved out of the main building.




The room continued as the Corps’ Quartermaster’s Store until the 1930s when for the next 40 years it became the main music room before reverting to its original Victorian use as a common room. The photograph here shows the room in use as a Prefects’ Common Room. Obviously the proximity to the Headmaster’s House next door would have controlled the volume of the record player!



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Our Pringle team have returned victorious after competing in the Sir Steuart Pringle Trophy Competition at CTCRM Lympstone. This prestigious military competition is attended by schools from across the country, and challenges leadership, teamwork, decision-making, fitness and specific military knowledge.

Not only did the team win the overall title, they also lifted five individual trophies, making this the best result in the school's history.

More information to follow, plus a gallery of images from the weekend.