The October 27th 1968 issue of the Sunday Times Colour Supplement included a two-page illustrated article reporting on 11 Hatfield School 1966 sixth-formers, and some comments about the School. The comments were fairly brief, and the selected texts leave a mostly less-than attractive message. Maybe it's possible to give those ex-pupils a chance to reply now ?
Aged 15, and determined to have a scientific career, but stuck in a school that though encouraging, could not help, Christine Hughes wrote to Kenneth Hutton directly asking for a chance to join Hatfield School. Kenneth’s reply changed the rest of her life.
Some names for you for the 1970 6th form photo 1/3 Linda Hill 1/20 Karen Asplin 1/22 Elizabeth Glenn 1/23 Mallory Mynn 1/27 Sheila White 1/44 ...
Originally showed the first five years of New Entries photos, mostly annotated with matched names: 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956 and 1957. Currently we are up to 1962 plus 1964, 1965 and 1966, with 1963 next in preparation. Please help with subsequent years !
A frank and fairly short autobiographical/historical talk given in 1981 to the 6th Form by Kenneth Hutton, the first headmaster of Hatfield School, fifteen years after he left.
Allan Richardson has been writing and performing his idiosynchratic songs since the early 1960s
This is a new experimental page to gather new reader attention, and also provides a place for anyone who is planning a gathering or reunion, to publicise it.
Janice Herrington taught at Hatfield School from 1971-1990. Her descriptions and photos of HS field trips to Eskdale are impressive.
Hatfield School 6th form photos for 1960, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1974 and 1975 are available.
Janet Wheeler, one of the first intake in 1953, shares recollections and photos, including sailing at Barton Turf.
Request a copy of a Panoramic photo - New Entries or 6th Forms - for one or more years. Check the lists and then e-mail Chris Hepden.
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.
Do you have a copy of your year’s New Entries panoramic photo ? Are you still in touch with any fellow pupils from some 50++ years ago ? email me to get the photos and basic info you'll need.
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 ...