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Fabulous Pictures of Abberley Hall in the 1950's

Jo Roche, who has built up a large collection of pictures of Abberley in her research on the history of Abberley Hall, has shared some wonderful pictures of Abberley that were taken in the 1950s.
1 Sep 2020
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The Old Swimming Pool
The Old Swimming Pool
Today's pupils would be surprised to see the outside swimming pool, now a rugby pitch. On a recent visit to Abberley Michael Stoddart OA 43 described being taught to swim by a 'Gym master called Sarge, he had a waxed moustache and was very frightening. He hurled the boys in with a rope around them and as you gradually sank he would pull you up to the surface.' Whilst the contrast between the current dormitories and the rather stark ones of the 1950's is enormous, there are some very familiar aspects of the School in the photographs, whilst less verdant the Front Hall still has the Moose head in the same position!. 

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