Memories of Effingham

School Days

I loved my schooling there from 1950 to 55. We had horses (oh, those nighttime rides), outdoor swimming pool (freezing at midnight!), Guy Fawkes night in the Elephant Pit, long walks to Polesden Lacey, hockey games against the nuns (they were tough!), wonderful teachers, pretty awful food except for one year when the cooking ...Read full memory

St.Teresa's Convent

(ex Auton). So many memories of my years at the Convent. I learnt to ride here, firstly at the old stables and then a new one was built at the end of the long drive-way behind, run by Miss Turnbull. Played tennis everyday, we would rush out after tea to be the first on the practice wall. Great fun dormitories Mathew ...Read full memory

Living In Effinham Junction1936 To 1958

I grew up in Surrey Gardens, first at "Ceuta", then at White Croft. My father, Mr Crump, purchased the plot of land beside the footpath and the house was built 1947/8. During my childhood, Surrey Gardens was a rough road with many potholes, and our fathers became expert at mending our bicycles. The ...Read full memory

St Teresas Convent

I was sent to St Teresas in the 60's as my aunt (Joan Turner nee Kleboe) had been amongst the very first students before the war. A beautiful building surrounded by large lawns & gardens, approached from either Effingham village or Dorking. We wore heavy green Harris tweed uniforms with po hats in the winter & green ...Read full memory

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