Boldre, St John The Baptist Church c.1960

Boldre, St John The Baptist Church c.1960

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Inside this delightful old church is a fascinating model of HMS 'Hood', which sank in 1941 with only three survivors. Visitors might wonder at first glance what the connection is between this church and the fateful warship. In fact, Vice- Admiral Holland, whose flagship it was, was a regular worshipper here. The church enjoys another noted link with the past. William Gilpin became vicar here in 1777, and later wrote several books on natural history.

Memories of Boldre

1948 To 1955 Rope Hill School Boldre Lymington Brockenhurst Sway

A few months ago I started to try and contact "boys" who experienced Rope Hill School in Boldre during the forties and early fifties - but then sickness overtook my efforts and things were all placed on hold. Pleased to say am now fit enough to try again. I went to Rope Hill ...Read full memory

A memory of Boldre by Robert De Winter

Miss Meriel Alexander

Who was Muriel Alexander? I have a scrapbook that she put together after the 1st World World. I think she was very much involved with organising trips to visit war graves and monuments for families of the fallen. Would be very interested to hear from family or anyone that remembers the family, they lived at the Old Manor, Boldre.

A memory of Boldre by Kathleen Scriven

Rope Hill Preparatory School Boldre Hants Dorset

In the early 1950s, my brothers and I attended this private school to be taught discipline and to cultivate the finer things in life. We were there from 1951 to 1955 and that school holds memories both good and bad. Being boarders there, our movements were highly controlled, with no escape ...Read full memory

A memory of Boldre by Edward Williams

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