Hi to any old Clarions out there. It truly was a great place to be a boy. There were so many characters among the boys and staff; Major Burn (or "flinty") who taught French but also great tales of WW1,Slattery or "slatts" had the quickest temper, cross country runs with "Robbo"who would literally ...Read full memory
I spent as a boy four years from 1970 to 1974 at this magnificent house, as it was a boys' boarding school. It was a fantastic place to be as a 10 year old, to study and grow up. I yearn to return and see its splendid huge wooden staircase we use to slide down, its hamstone turret ...Read full memory
The summer of this year, I left Clare School at Brympton after spending a few years there. The house was an extension, but for older boys, of Clare school at East Coker Court. Clare School opened to just a few of us, Boarders and Day Boys, in the year 1957. The Headmaster and owner was Mr Bowden. It was ...Read full memory
I also, was a student at Clare School in Brymton. I attended (if I recall correctly) from 1960 to 1963. The headmaster was Mr Robinson, some of the other 'masters' names were Mr Hemmings, Major Burns and Mr Gall. A beautiful place which I think we all took a bit for granted. I am now retired and living in Canada ...Read full memory
1959 - 1962 I was also in 'inmate' of Clare School at Brympton, this spectacular alleged Inigo Jones fronted building and certainly then did not value its stature until later in life. It is featured in the BBC programme 'The Turn of the Screw' on 31st Dec 2009 and page 2 of the Western ...Read full memory
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