Courtesy of the WBHS Archives in the Oude Wijnberg Museum – the digital copy of the 1954 School Magazine.
From Senior School Notes in the Magazine :
On Friday, 10th December, a party of 15 of our boys leaves Cape Town on the Arundel Castle bound for Southampton. The party will be in the charge of Mr. Holmes. This is the first stage of a tour of Great Britain and the Continent, and in undertaking such a tour they will be creating history, for this is the first time an Overseas tour of this nature has been organised by the School. Their itinerary in Great Britain will include London, Oxford, Stratford-on-Avon, Chester, and Edinburgh, while on the Continent they will visit Amsterdam, Brussels, Lucerne, Engelberg, Berne, Geneva, and Paris. They arrive back in Cape Town – those of them who have survived the European winter, that is! – on Thursday, 3rd February, on board the Carnarvon Castle. To Mr. Holmes and the members of his party we say ‘Bon voyage’, wish them a very happy tour, and we shall look forward to hearing of their adventures when they return.