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Chagford, Holy Street Mill c.1871
Memories of Chagford
I have an album that belonged to a member of my family in years gone by. In this album, my ancestor's friends have made drawings, sketches, ditties and paintings. There is a beautiful painting entitled "Chagford", which appears to be Holy Street Mill, painted by Edwin Jackson, 1911. If anybody would like a copy of this painting, then please contact me with your email address.
I also went to St Brides in the early 1950's and in fact remember Patricia Quarman and Ann Bradford. Who could ever forget Aunty T and Miss Watson. I particularly remember coming back from half term and hiding sweets in the floor boards in our dorm, and yes, the sneaking around the school at night. What a wonderful time (...Read full memory)
I was a pupil at Holystreet from 1956 till it closed as a school a few years later. I have vivid memories of Miss Watson and Miss Thompson, also Miss Wyatt and Mrs Ruegg. It was a beautiful place for a school, I remember the chilly dips in the river and many nature walks in the grounds, the lovely chapel and the wisteria (...Read full memory)
The school where my mother taught was evacuated to Holystreet Manor from Surrey in 1939, and I recently found her and her colleagues staying there in the 1939 census. Fascinating to find the school listed and know it was also a school in the 1950's. Apparently the dormitory where the teachers slept was haunted...