I joined the Hadham Hall School in September 1967. The large set of windows on the left belonged to my first classroom.

I joined the Hadham Hall School in September 1967. The large set of windows on the left belonged to my first classroom.

I’ve not visited my senior school since I left in July 1972

Needless to say, it’s changed. The school closed On Friday 20 July 1990, just a month short of 17 years ago (post written June 22, 2007). It’s now a very up-market housing development. All of the older buildings seem to have survived pretty well. The same cannot be said for all the more modern purpose-built classroom blocks which have disappeared. Including, according to Google Earth, the large swimming pool, which opened the year I left.

It was a great environment to grow up in. The Tudor hall and buildings. The walled gardens, the large sports fields, and ponds – a young man’s dream! Because agricultural science was taught there were also a few farming machines around to be admired from afar; only the borders got to play with them.

Copyright © 2007 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

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