Bacton Memories

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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 sent to Eden Hall school in about 1954. The head was Mr Lockwood ,his wife and he had two sons. When it was time for bed we all had to have malt and a cup of chocolate, then to bed. I left in 1960 in them days. I went back in 1997 on holiday and went to Eden Hall School but it had been pulled down. One night in the 1950' s (...Read full memory)

I remember arriving at the school not knowing anybody and being told I was on holiday. It turned out to be a long holiday, 6 years. I remember some of the people by their first names, not their surname, and the staff, including the head teacher and wife who had a boxer dog. Again it would be good to (...Read full memory)

I was sent to Eden Hall as a 9 year old as my asthma was causing me to miss school. My brother Brett Imray had gone a few years earlier and I have awesome memories of the school and Bacton. I only stayed about 18 months. It was such a quiet village place and I remember spending many summer evenings after school hours (...Read full memory)

My memory of Eden Hall was not good. I remember once when I was accused of standing on another boys fingers when running in the playground for that I was hit across my bottom six times with his shoe this caused a bit of a problem with the house mother as when it was bath time as they could see the bruises Iwas scared to (...Read full memory)

I was at a home for sick kids, Eden Hall, I had some happy moments there.

HI i was sent to Eden Hall in 1965 i was nine at the time and i was only there for one term it was the summer till christmas term. I remember because we were taken across this field to a very old village hall where we made lanterns out of pumpkins for halloween. my name was Janice Daniels and i can remember sharing 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 only have vague memories of my few years there.I enjoyed being by the coasta, but would love to remember some of the people that were there at the same time as myself. I found Mrs Lockwood vey pleasant but do not have many memories if her husband. My name is Wendy Hall and would like to hear from anyone that remembers me from Eden Hall.

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)