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I attended St. Michael's School in the 1960's and have a vivid memory of a play that we performed on the grounds one year. Our parents were invited to the performance of "Helen of Troy"..... I had the part of Helen....a non- speaking part! I remember my father in the front row snoring loudly during my entrance to the stage (...Read full memory)
Manor House was also a girls school. I was a boarder there from 1960-64. We used to have a tradition of end of term midnight feasts comprising penny post office bread, Edam cheese, baked beans and cider brought in for us by the day girls. On my last night before leaving I climbed out of the window and scaled the roof (...Read full memory)
I have very unhappy memories of this school, particularly of Miss Pedly, the matron, and the head of the boys side, My Williams. It was a cold heartless place. Fortunatly my parents removed me after four? terms. A very clear memory is of Williams beating the whole dormitory on their backsides after Pedly had reported us for (...Read full memory)
That's 60 years ago so my memories are not very clear and would be less so if I had not met, more or less by chance some 30 years ago here in Canada, a fellow student. We have been close friends ever since and delight in telling how we discovered our shared roots. My sister and I attended while my (...Read full memory)
My Great-uncle, Bertie (or Robert) Jarrett, was born in Oxfordshire in 1887 and lived in Limpsfield from the 1920s until his death in 1975. After serving in the Cavalry in the First World War, he became chauffeur to Sir Leslie Scott MP (Solicitor General in 1922), and later to Sir Benjamin Cohen KC. (...Read full memory)
In the photo forground is a Morris Minor which my mother bought for my sister and me to lern to drive in, we allways parked it under the old wooden street lamp as we lived in White Hart Cottage just a little lower down on the other side of the street, which had no parking. The was Bings garage opposite just out of this (...Read full memory)
In 1861 my great grandmother's (Jane Chapman, nee Loveland) parents were living at the Manor House as servants. John Loveland, 65 was a gardener and his wife Charlotte 58 a domestic servant. Also living in the household at that time were a Richard (42) and Hannah (37) Kimber. He is described in the 1861 census as an agricultural labourer. There was also their 12 year-old son Edward.