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Old Surbiton Schools

4 years ago...

Hello, does anybody remember two schools from the late 1950s Early 1960s ?

The first I went to was Hursley Preparatory School, run by a Mrs Kenney, I think this is now Hursley Court in Lovelace Gardens.

After that I went to St. Bernard's, I am not sure where this was but possibly along Hook Road as we lived off there and I used to walk home with my Mum or Grandad.

Any info on either school would be lovely as I remember so little and we moved away when I was eight.

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I went to StBernard's from 1957-to 1959 I remember Miss Gape in Kindergarten - a tall big-boned kind Dutch woman, I think., and the really wonderful Miss Spark - who has left a spark in me ever since. Miss Bolly was in charge then but they handed the school over when I think both Miss Bolley and Miss Spark had to go and look after elderly parents. Mrs Cornell and Mrs Russell took over and I liked it a lot less then. There were huge rhododendron bushes in the grounds, good for hiding in, and a great cook who provided two main course options and three puddings one of which was always rice pudding. the uniform was a brown tunic and a brown felt hat, abeige blouse with orange embroidery round the collar - very 1930s!

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