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Herefordshire Living Memories

Herefordshire Living Memories

The photo 'Kington, Lady Hawkins School c1962' appears in this book.

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Lady Margaret Hawkins, after whom the school is named, was the wife of Sir John Hawkins, one of the commanders fighting against the Spanish Armada in 1588. She bequeathed £800 'to keep a free school in Kington … for the instructing and teaching of youths and children in literature and good education'.

An extract from Herefordshire Living Memories.

Memories of Kington, Lady Hawkins School c1962

i started at lady hawkins when it first opened in 1962, every thing smelt new and looked bright and shiny. it was like going into a huge new adventure with apprehension and butterflies in my tummy. i soon settled in and made some really good friends. i spent three happy years there and left in 1965. although i left kington in the late 1970,s i still return for regular visits and bump into many old school friends. kington and lady hawkins will always hold special memories for me.

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