Another GGS treasure from the School Archives
The unusual shape of this leather boot might give some clue to its owner.
It was one of four worn by Jack the draughthorse who pulled the roller to roll the cricket pitch in the 1940s and 50s. The boots were specially designed to prevent his hooves from digging into the turf. Jack’s predecessor, Prince, completed the same task during the 1920s and 30s. Prince was purchased for the school in 1906, aged five, and gave 25 years of service along with his loyal handler, groundsman Jock Lennox. The quality of the school’s wickets was attributed to the careful ministrations of both Jock and Prince. Sadly, in 1932 Jock had the difficult task of euthanasing Prince due to a prolonged illness.