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Caption for Frensham, Military Hospital 1917: Remodelled in neo-Tudor style in 1900 for Charrington, the London brewer, Frensham Heights was then called Frensham Hill. Memorable cricket matches were played on the cricket ground in front of the house. It served as a military hospital during the First World War, and is now a well-known school.

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Memories of Frensham

My sister and I were sent to this awful place in 1964 or 65 after our mother died I was 5 and my sister was 7 my memories a were not very nice as someone else has stated we had all our clothes taken away from us and had to wear plain shabby dual clothes, we were made to eat food we didn't like and could not leave the (...Read full memory)

This is actually called Tancreds Ford and was on the smuggling trail from the south coast over to Bagshot Heath where booty was divided up and moved on into London.

On 4th March 1946, about fifty children from Dury Falls School, Hornchurch, were taken by coach to Sheephatch School camp. We slept in double bunks in dormitories; did lessons during the day and went for many walks. In the evenings we learned dancing, such as the Gay Gordons; saw films, and even put on a (...Read full memory)

I was a pupil at Downshill School, Dockenfield Manor, sent there in 1946 or 42 at the age of 6½ or so. The headmaster was a small, self-important and often sadistic man. Of the other masters, Major Faro was a born sadist - "a double execution (caning or slippering) for you tonight, Kennedy -; a Mr Nihoff, a nasty, rigid (...Read full memory)

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