In order to help preserve the school's history, a small group of concerned former pupils are co-ordinating a collection of memorabilia, including copies of the school magazine (The Avonian
, dating from 1902), the long whole-school photographs and any other relevant materials to deposit at the West Glamorgan Archive in Swansea.
Untouch'd and sacred be thy shrine, Avonian Willy, Bard divine,
One trend was to provide "purely enjoyable reading" and avoid the "squabbles of commentators" (Mary Cowden Clarke in 1860, 190) in an edition with no annotations--an Avonian Willy text accessible to everyone.
There Yates became editor of The Avonian
and art director of the school yearbook named (really