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'.
I was born in 1953 and lived the first 20 years of my life in Hatfield..Hatfield was created as a ...