Frensham, Pierrepont School c.1960

Photo ref: F47031

Memories of Frensham


My parents wanted me to have a good upbringing and sent me to a private school where unfortunately the owners were tyrants. I was continually playing truant, so they then sent me to Pierrepont School in the autumn of 1955 where it was hoped I'd settle down. Alas, my memories of what went before played (...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)

My wife's health was not that good, and, in 1961, she was sent for a recuperative fortnight at the Little Pond House. It was a convalescent home for children used by the NHS and had also been home to children from Europe sent there by International Help for Children after the war. During August, 2010 we (...Read full memory)

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)

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