Memories of Sawbridgeworth
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
My grandparents Mr & Mrs Edward Turner used to live here and run this pub. I had my 5th birthday here so that would make it July 1958, a couple of years before the photo. I'm not sure when they moved in or out.
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.
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.