Calling all writers! Can you help us write the history of Walhampton?
Walhampton has a fascinating history, not only as a school, but in the centuries that it was lived in as a manor house. Read on if you would like to help us write up our history for all to enjoy!
Chinese Boathouse by Peto
At our 70th Anniversary alumni event in September we will be launching our Heritage Trail, complete with guide book. It has been an interesting journey delving into the estate's past and finding out more about the privileged people who lived at Walhampton and the eminent architects and landscape gardeners they employed to develop the building and grounds over the years.
With great help from David Hill, former teacher and current estate manager at Walhampton, as well as Peter Ellis, former pupil living in the USA, we have pulled together quite a library of information on various characters and the estate.
We are now looking for willing writers with an interest in the history of Wahampton to help us by reading through all the information that has been gathered on the below people/subjects and write up an account of each:
Admiral Sir Harry Burrard Neale
John Postle Hestletine
Viscount and Viscountess St Cyres
Walhampton as a 'Flack Shack' in WWII
We can share the files that we have unearthed and welcome additional research as well.
The information that we put together will be made available on our upcoming archive website and potentially be made into a book.
If you enjoy research and writing and would like to get involved, please contact Samantha Allen on firstname.lastname@example.org
Mum, Abigail Church, boarder in the late 1970's, has a different perspective of the school to her daughter, Emily Allison, currently a Gap student at Walhampton.
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