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Photograph of Mrs Coleman & pupils of Hook School, c1960's

Photograph of Mrs Coleman & pupils of Hook School, c1960's
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This photo is believed to be the last one taken of pupils at Hook School prior to its closure in the 1960's when the children transferred to a new school.

Mrs Coleman, a popular head for over twenty years, had been appointed following an interview with Lord Bolingbroke and his mother, Lady Bolingbroke. Local resident, Malcolm Titcombe, recalls her Mrs Coleman telling him years later that when she went to sit down Lady Bolingbroke remarked, " Oh don't sit there, it will collapse!

It is perhaps worth noting that when Lydiard Park furniture was auctioned off during World War II, a proportion of it was so rotten it was sold as firewood.

Year:
c. 1962
Type:
Photograph
Owner:
Friends of Lydiard Park
Copyright:
Friends of Lydiard Park
Last updated on:
Monday 3rd January 2022

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