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HORDLE HOUSE 1926-1997

A history of Hordle House from photos and memories of Hordelians

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Michael Barnham shares his school time memories

From chasing butterflies, to eating bowls of dripping and early morning dips in the sea, Mike gives an account of his years as a boarder at Hordle House.

Posted on: 22 Mar 2018

Howard and Ian talking to our photographer at the last reunion event

The Angus Brothers - Hordle's Young Tennis Champions!

Ian and Howard Angus were budding tennis stars in their youth - we caught up with them at our Hordle House reunion.

Posted on: 13 Dec 2017

Boys on the Beach, by Dorothy Whately-Smith

Hordle Cliff Watercolour Collection

Dorothy Whately-Smith, wife of the founder of Hordle House, painted a collection of beautiful watercolour paintings of life around Hordle House, including several of Hordle Cliff beach.

Posted on: 7 Jul 2017

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Hordle House Alumni Updates

Messages from Hordelians who couldn't make it to the Hordle House Alumni Reunion on 16th June 2017.

Posted on: 29 Jun 2017

Founder's Day 1986

Find a Friend - 1980s

Pupils of the 1980s - we're looking for you! Please take a look through the names of your friends and ask those who are 'missing' to get in touch.

Posted on: 17 Mar 2017

John Vernon, Henry Phillips and John Whately-Smith outside Hordle House

Find a Friend - 1970s

If John Whately-Smith or John Vernon was your headmaster, please help us to find your school friends and teachers...

Posted on: 23 Feb 2017

Peter Dodd in school uniform

Peter Dodd 'Life at Hordle House' - 1938 to 1942

Read the fascinating account of 'Dodd' who was at Hordle House during the war, including being evacuated to Underley Hall.

Posted on: 14 Oct 2016

School photo 1926

The Founding of Hordle House: A history 1926 - 1971

The story of the Founding of Hordle House written by Peter Whately-Smith

Posted on: 14 Oct 2016