Allan Richardson's adventure was a classic result of the implicit encouragement we were given at Hatfield School, to use initiative and try whatever we thought possible.
Lorna Bain, HS 1963-70, describes the outstanding Modern Language teaching offered to pupils in the 1960s, and how they shaped her life.
Exercise your memory – and recollect for a while. Do you have a copy of your year’s New Entries panoramic ...
A list of names of my HS contacts, which will be updated as new correspondents write to me. Please contact me if you wish to reach someone listed here, Chris Hepden. First posted 11/2/21
Owen Leaver's evocative recollections of Hatfield School life in the 1960s
Chris Swingler, HS 1960-67, recalls a special event in the Summer Term of 1966 and asks for anyone with further inputs to email them directly, or as a Comment, so we can update this Post.
Mike Attfield's recollections of Hatfield School
Memories of HS in the years of Gwen Rees - 1956-64 - originally written to give Gwen's later colleagues and friends a picture the environment she had enjoyed - shared at her memorial service in 2017.
How well do you remember Kenneth Hutton ?Can you find a .. year old Kenneth in this 1934 photo of the full complement of Winchester College ?
Peter's HS memories focus less on the academic, more on extra-curricular events, Staff foibles, and outright wind-ups, which will surely amuse his fellow ex-pupils.
In September 1953, Lorna Barford was one of some 120 eleven year olds who were the first intake to a new secondary school, soon to be known as simply Hatfield School. They didn't realise then how different their lives would soon become.
Susan Glands (nee Hawkins) attended Hatfield School from 1961-66, and both her children followed her example years later.
I started at HS in September 1959 in Form 1B with Miss Rees in charge. I’d always wanted to go there rather than stay in St.Albans, where I lived.
The 6th Form Common Room was formally handed over to Herts County Council in July 1964, having been complete and habitable earlier that year. The text is a brief history of the Common Room project from 1961-64, and the coincident project to 'Beautify the Quad'.
Ming Tam attended Hatfield School for A-Level studies 1971-73. Ming is well and active, and has lived and worked in his home Hong Kong for many years. He would be pleased if anyone wishes to contact him; please email me at [firstname.lastname@example.org] and I'll forward your message. This posting is submitted on Ming's behalf by Chris Hepden, HS 1957-64 [MT1 caption: Ming and Hatfield School colleagues]
If anyone can identify any of the workforce, please email me with details at [email@example.com]
One Track Mac - Did you miss the original shown in 1962 ? It's still possible to see it - on your PC... The dastardly deeds of malignant Mac know no bounds as he plots the demise of his fellow staff members...
Memories of Daphne Skinner
Dear Lorna Searls, After such a long time, you may well have found the answer to your request posted 5/7/16. As I have ...
I was a pupil at Hatfield School from September 1958 until July 1963. After so many years I still have vivid and pleasant memories of my time there.
The vital questions are: Does anyone remember seeing the original film ? Does anyone recall anything at all about the music soundtrack ? Please rack your brains, and ask other HS alumni you may still know to do the same, and email any recollections - maybe with attached audio files, spoken, hummed, sung, to me at:
As only a recent contributor to these Hatfield School pages – this is my third message, the first was posted ...
College Lane (1953-71), Travellers Lane (1971-90)
I have hard-copy original photos of the panoramic New Entry photos, and some Sixth Forms for 1953 to 1970, and ...
NB Have you checked recently the other HS Pages/Posts listed and hotlinked in the list at the top right of this ...
I attended Hatfield School from 1958 to 1965 when I was bussed in every day from East Barnet (which was ...
I was at Hatfield School from 1957 to 1964, and have already contributed a comment – posted on 13/11/19 – ...