Bacton, The Abbey Gateway c.1950

Memories of Bacton


I was a boarder at St Peter's Court from the age of 6 to 10. My father worked on the oil fields in Iraq and because of my age we got special permission for me to board during the civil war there. My two eldest brothers, Chris (deceased) and Wally also attended. Just after I arrived, Humphrey Fenn's mother (...Read full memory)

My brother and I were at school in the 60's. We are twins; Ian and Duncan. I remember Francis Wynn who did odd jobs for his keep, names remembered; Shuan Gauntlet, Mark Jarvis, Rodrick Howe, the Chandler twins, Graville Boyd and many others. We attended for 4 years and remember 'pop night', libary and snooker room, and film (...Read full memory)

I was a boarder at St Peter's Court Bacton when my father was posted to Palestine. I remember Sir Humphrey Fenn who was the headmaster and Rosemary his daughter. I have driven passed several times during the summer months over the past few year and decided one day to knock on the door and met Christopher. I was a (...Read full memory)

Remember Mr Lockwood very well used to smoke a pipe and grow his own tobacco and lecture us on the evils of smoking. Big excitement when the older girls who slept in the annex were caught smoking and were moved back into the main building in disgrace. One day the gardener dug up an old WW2 live shell near the classrooms that (...Read full memory)

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