Bacton, The Sands c.1955

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)

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)

I was a boarder at St Peter's Court, Bacton, Norfolk in the 1950s and a few years ago I found Rosemary, the daughter of the headmaster, in a village nearby. Sadly no one else had left their names so that some of us old boys could find each other. I wish I could find some old boarders but it seems unlikely. I can only remember (...Read full memory)

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