A pupil in the 1940s
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In 1947-1949 I was in ‘durance vile’ (for those of you not familiar with the term it means a long prison sentence) at Hollingbury Court, a private school for boys. The location of Hollingbury Court was in Ditchling Road where the road meets Surrenden Road, opposite the Hollingbury golf course.
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Built in 1890s
The building which comprised the main part of the school was formerly a gothic mansion built sometime in the 1890s by Sigismund Charles Witting a wealthy merchant. The estate was sold in 1926 and it was turned into a school in 1928 when a long western extension was added.
Names I remember
I was in Lady Margaret house. Boys I remember are: Etheridge, Walmsley, Arnold brothers (2), Garment, David Small, Geoff Nicholson (my cousin), Khan brothers (2), Farr twins, John Barber, John Brimms, Griffiths, Day. Prefects: Chandler, Gibbs. Masters: Perkins, Jenkins, Anstruther, Mr. Robertson and the Head of course, Osborne Morgan. Not forgetting the delectable assistant matron, Miss Hind.