Sawbridgeworth, Hyde Hall 1903

Sawbridgeworth, Hyde Hall 1903

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Hyde Hall was probably given to Geoffrey de Mandeville after the Norman Conquest. It passed down through the Jocelyn family, whose monuments can be seen in the church of St Mary the Great. Hyde Hall was extended in 1806 and completely refurbished in 1869. When part of the property was sold in 1983 for £80,000, Hyde Hall was described as 'a magnificent mansion enjoying 40 acres of maintained ground'.

Memories of Sawbridgeworth, Hyde Hall 1903

Best Time At Great Hyde Hall

I loved my time spent at Great Hyde Hall. I was a flrinty as we came and joined Chantry Mount at Bishop Stortford and must say they all made us feel very welcome, then we all moved to Great Hyde Hall. Can remember all sitting in the Great Hall where the dome was and dead flies fell over us all. Stayed at the school after I finished my school years to work at the stables with Ann Cross. I was known as Flossy, which to this day my dear Brother in law still calls me. I have great memories of my days at this school that will stay with me forever.

My Secondary School

I attended this all girls school when my mother died in 1964. I remember when I first saw it, it made me feel very important as it was a very large and a had a grand entrance. The girls spoke very posh as it seemed to me anyway, coming from South London. I also remember the tuck shop in the village which we use to have to line up to collect some pocket money after writing down how much we needed and what we needed it for and in an orderly fashion, walked in pairs down to the shops. So excited.

Memories of Sawbridgeworth

Hyde Hal L

I lost both my parents, and was sent away to boarding school, which was Hyde Hall. I remember the day I arrived because it was thick snow, and I had to walk all the way from the station with my welfare officer and then up the long drive. I was not in the best of spirits on that day. However, I attended the school until I ...Read full memory

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Where We Used To Go Some Saturday Nights

In the 50s my mum used to take us to see our Great Uncle Herb and Aunt Nell at Sawbridgeworth. He used to take my sister and I to his allotment, buy us both a toy then listen to the sports report and take us down the Old Bull Pub for a lemonade and crisps. Great Aunt Nell was bedridden and died soon after. Great Uncle Herb was a very nice old man.   

My Secondary School

I attended this all girls school when my mother died in 1964. I remember when I first saw it, it made me feel very important as it was a very large and a had a grand entrance. The girls spoke very posh as it seemed to me anyway, coming from South London. I also remember the tuck shop in the village which we use to have to line up to collect some pocket money after writing down how much we needed and what we needed it for and in an orderly fashion, walked in pairs down to the shops. So excited.

Best Time At Great Hyde Hall

I loved my time spent at Great Hyde Hall. I was a flrinty as we came and joined Chantry Mount at Bishop Stortford and must say they all made us feel very welcome, then we all moved to Great Hyde Hall. Can remember all sitting in the Great Hall where the dome was and dead flies fell over us all. Stayed at the school after I finished my school years to work at the stables with Ann Cross. I was known as Flossy, which to this day my dear Brother in law still calls me. I have great memories of my days at this school that will stay with me forever.

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