I was a boarder at Stubbington House School from 1954 to 1956. My father was a Naval officer, as were so many other fathers. I believe the school was sponsored by the Royal Navy, and I recall that a number of Victoria Crosses were awarded over the long history of the school, perhaps as many as ...Read full memory
I still have a fairly clear (?) recollection of my time at Stubbington. Includes - - The Spithead Review (for the Coronation) on board a paddle steamer and passing dancing Russians on board one of the Soviet Union's finest. - Coronation Day in the San with measles. Everone had a day at home. - swimming at ...Read full memory
Thank you Lorraine for the many memories you brought back. I lived in Queens Crescent from when I was born in 1956 until I moved to Australia in 1968. I also remember the bakery on the corner of the lane by the school and the row of cottages alongside which then housed the doctors surgery, Mr Davies the chemist, ...Read full memory
I am responding to a memory placed here by Peter Madden in 2010 - which I have just spotted. I was intrigued to read Peter Madden's memory of Stubbington. I was a contemporary of Peter's and recall that his school number was 50. Mine was 83. I seem to remember that he had a connection with Malta, ...Read full memory
I was a pupil at Stubbington House from 1953 ‘till 1958 and my step-father, too, was in the Navy. It’s extraordinary to read the memories of those whose names are now starting to come back to me, particularly Fogarty and Madden. It has brought back so many memories which I had almost forgotten, although I ...Read full memory
Although I come from a professional musical family my father was a career naval officer so perhaps it was not surprising I was sent to Stubbington. Arriving as a boarder aged seven in 1946 was quite a tough experience. The School was steeped in largely naval tradition, exercised strict ...Read full memory
I moved to Stubbington as a 6 year old to the Red Lion Estate. My father like so many on that estate was in the Royal Navy based at Portsmouth. I remember Foster's school and especially the daffodils by the fence in the Spring. I remember the bakery on the corner of the lane by the school and the row ...Read full memory
I never went to Stubbington House School, however, I have lived in Stubbington for 70 years. I loved the buildings and the daffodils on the front lawn, the walled kitchen garden on the corner of Bells Lane; the school was almost self sufficient with a dairy and kitchen garden surrounded by ...Read full memory
I read with interest Peter Madden's memories. I remember Madden, we were all known by surnames. Just to jog a few more memories, there was Miss Critten's partner Miss Stapleton, they taught the juniors - Donkey Dyer - Williams (French) - Bawtree - (Geography) - Jones (Latin), he was a dead eye dick with ...Read full memory
I was born in stubb, 11 south ways. Went to mr farthings school , He was the head Master, I remember mr fletcher and mrs upsson? My maiden name was madgwick mum and dad were sent to south ways. I was there 5 years before you had 3 brothers and 1 sister we went to the lee tower to the tanner pictures and the outside ...Read full memory
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