Eden Hall

A Memory of Bacton

I was sent to Eden Hall school in about 1954. The head was Mr Lockwood ,his wife and he had two sons. When it was time for bed we all had to have malt and a cup of chocolate, then to bed. I left in 1960 in them days. I went back in 1997 on holiday and went to Eden Hall School but it had been pulled down. One night in the 1950' s there was a bad storm, it was in the Norfolk newspapers; a ship had been beached because of the bad storm. It was also on the TV news. This was at Bacton on Sea beach. We kids was there on the beach for hours.

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Wed May 20th 2015, at 7:15 am

j.blow789 commented:

i was at eden hall
mr lockwood was a thug and very cruel man
my housemistress was miss betty she was wonderfull
the best thing to happen to eden hall was the day it was demolished

Sat May 23rd 2015, at 7:49 pm

Margaret Debney commented:

You are right about lockwood. When my father passed away I was only Just 13 in 1960 .lockwood called me to see him.i sat down and then he told me that my father had died. that's all he said and go back to your classroom. . I ask when can I go home .lockwood said no way are you going home. After that day I hateded him.and he knew it. lockwood should never have had that job .when was you at eden hall. In 1961 my mother got me out of there

Sun May 24th 2015, at 1:33 pm

Michael R.Allen703@Ntlworld.Com commented:

Hi I am Michael Allen and I went to eden hall school in Bacton in 1958 to 1960 and the headmaster was a thug egged on by his wife. I remember once when I was accused of standing on another boys fingers when running in the playground for that I was hit across my bottom six times with his shoe this caused a bit of worry as my house mother Miss Betty saw the bruises when it was bath time Iwas scared to tell my parents for a few years on. On numerous occasions we received the cane one time every child was caned as someone had messed on the stairs and would not own up. Mr Lockwood was an evil man and should never have been a headmaster. All the house mother were lovely. Miss Jean Miss Doris Miss Betty I cannot remember the other one.

Mon May 25th 2015, at 10:17 am

Margaret Debney commented:

Lockwood as a headmaster he would be called peadophile what he did to some children at eden hall.he never cared. and our house mothers should have come out at the time.there was only one that did say something to another house mother a few weeks after she left we kids liked her.we could talk to her .This is the only man I wished him dead. after all these years I have lived loved and loved life .But the black years of my life was eden hall school .This school should have help children to get though what was happening in there children's life. anyway hope more of us come out about eden hall school.take care

Tue May 26th 2015, at 10:12 am

Michael R.Allen703@Ntlworld.Com commented:

I am glad a few pupils are coming forward to air their views on what it was really like in the late fifty's at Eden Hall with Mr Lockwood. Disgusting man. Michael Allen.

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