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Caption for Lechlade, The Convent Of St Clotilde C1960: Lechlade Manor was built by George Milward. The architect John Pearson completed the designs in 1872, and the shell was erected for a modest £8,850. George Milward went bankrupt in 1886, and after changing hands a number of times, Lechlade Manor was sold to the nuns of St Clotilde in 1939. The house remained a girls' boarding school until 1997.

Memories of Lechlade, the Convent of St Clotilde c1960

I attended The Convent of St. Clotildes Girls School in late 1990 to early 1992 (classes 3A and 4B) whilst I was 12 to 14 years old -- one of many Canadian girls who were at school as our parents attended RMC Shrivenham. I was a day student and my family lived nearby in (...Read full memory)

Gosh, from aged 8-12 years I was here. Now 30 years later I am still friends with girls who were here. It was just awful. We got locked in rooms for 24-48 hours with just bread, water and no electricity for doing absolutely nothing. I remember being hit, ridiculed and we were not allowed to wash properly, have (...Read full memory)

I was at the Convent when this picture was taken. In the foreground you can see the tennis courts. Our dormitories were on the 'Top Landing', the windows you can see on the second floor. The Convent was run by the order of St Clotilde and was started by Mere Fontaine in Paris to look after the orphaned children of the (...Read full memory)

I am sure I am right. I have the fondest memory of this place. We were sent on holiday there by the Country Holiday Fund. We were inner city kids. The place was so beautiful and every one so kind. Obviously to us this was a very rich environment and I remember the children left things for us when they (...Read full memory)

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