Memories of Wickham

I loved Rookesbury. On our third night my new best friend and I got the hot rubber slipper kept in the only hot radiator for looking out of the windows by Mrs Burrows. Educationally I learnt very little but spent four years learning how to have fun, run around stunning grounds, cause (...Read full memory)

i attended this dreadful school as a boarder when i had just turned 9. The headmistress was Miss McVicar, a remote and outwardly very Christian woman, though this never translated to any kindness or compassion to the pupils. The head matron was a sadistic woman, who would (...Read full memory)

I can remember this tennis court very well during 1953-4. I had to walk around it until I was told to stop as a punishment for break a school rule - probably for talking after 'lights out'. The Headmistress at the time would watch us out of her study window and if we weren't walking fast enough she would (...Read full memory)

I used to go to a pre-school in Wickham that got turned into tendy flats/houses. It used to be just down the hill from Clarkes and had an old house with the most wonderful almost 'secret' garden ajoining the school and the old lady that owned it used to let us go and play underneath the huge old apple tree in it. Also remember (...Read full memory)

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