Dear Sally Thank you for your letter. I have enjoyed looking at the photos you sent to me – I’m afraid only one of them rings a very small bell and that’s the photo of the house in Eltham. I remember playing Lacrosse and netball and wearing saxe blue shorts which one of our Headmistresses, Miss Perkins, ordered for us.
We had two heads at the time, the other was Miss Berry. Our PT Mistress was a Mrs Benson – the first time we’d had a married teacher in school. It was wartime and her husband was in the forces.
I was a weekly border and we slept in the service-basement with the apples – I loved the smell!
Our classroom was on the top floor and overlooked the garden and Blackheath Golf Course and then into my back garden, across the railway. Our Form Mistress, Miss Lewis, sat me as far away from the window as she could!
I’m still in touch with one of my classmates – we both went on to Nursing careers at Kings College Hospital and we get together for a chat occasionally.
It’s good to know Babington House is still thriving and not all that far away from its origins.
Thank you for putting the pamphlet together, it makes very interesting reading and I certainly want to stay connected.
With all good wishes Evelyn Green (Nee Hasell) Old Babingtonian (1936-1946)