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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)

Are there any boys from this time that remember m ? My name is Russell Gale and I would love to hear from you! Contact me via nita.gale@orange.fr

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 live in Australia. My grandfather was a butler and my grandmother a lady's maid at Pierrepont House in 1891 and 1901. Their names were George Veasey and Theodosia Veasey, nee Williams. My father, George Edward Veasey, and my uncle, Frederick Martin Veasey, grew up in Frensham. They were born in 1902 and 1904. (...Read full memory)

I arrived at Little Pond House just before Chirstmas 1964. My mother had been taken ill and I had to stay at the home until 1968 when I left Tilford Junior School and had to attend a boarding school at Reigate, Surrey. I remember being greeted by Mary and Jack Finch, now deceased. I only met them (...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)

I have lived nearby for 10 years and this place eluded me for a while. Tancreds Ford is still a ford but the bridge is the modern equivalent. The reason I am posting this is because it was on the old smugglers route! Contraband was smuggled up from the south coast across the vast expanses of woodland and heathland by (...Read full memory)