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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)

This is not really a memory but more of an ask; I have a relitave that was born and lived in Fyfield/Lechlade by the name of James Richard Hall, he was a local herdsman on a farm and was born in 1921 and I think, died in 1979. Any info or memories of him would be great as I am trying to do my family tree. Thanks.

I have horrendous memories of my time at St Clothilde School, from 1979-1986. My contemporaries were lovely, but the nuns were warped, and seemed to delight in public humiliation, and denial of the real world's existence. I had a truly horrific experience in their hands, I think because I (...Read full memory)

I went to the convent from around 1963 t0 1971 and I was very happy there as a little "German girl". We went on the mini bus from Swindon with a few pupils we picked up on the way and already had a jolly time before we even got there. I remember the great trees just beyond the tennis court, one with a (...Read full memory)

I think it was around this time (1993) that I attended St Clots! I was sent there as I had been enjoying, to date, my time at bording school in Berkshire. My mother and my auntie had spent many many happy years here when my grandparents were living in Africa, so they thought I would be happy here too. So, it turned (...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)

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)