posted by paul hopton on at pm My sister and I went to a boarding school in Bexhill 1959-1960 called Wilton House School... Can anyone who went there provide any info...a picture would be nice... posted by irene trussler on at pm My sister Leigh and i went to wilton house for a short period in about 1957/58 time. We might have been there in 1959 too, so we may have 'overlapped,.
The head mistress was called something like Mrs Hour. She had a son and daughter who went to another school. posted by mr david parker on at pm Can anyone help me with some information about the children's home Collington Manor, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex? posted by Paul Hopton on at pm Hi Irene, The Headmistress was Mrs. I have happy memories of some amazing times there, but also of some events and practices that were disturbing.
Also does anyone have old photos of Broad Oak Lane and area posted by Nigel Gibbon on at pm We have just moved to Bexhill from Hertfordshire.
My great uncle Edward Rhys-Price, had a colourful life to say the least and one of his money making schemes was to buy a manor house in what I think was around 1960 in Bexhill On Sea.
Wilton House has been pulled down, also charters Towers, Hastings Road has changed so much.
Does any one remember Muddy Lane, the lane ran at the back of the school right up to the old town in Bexhill?
Also does any one have a copy of the photo of Sir Winston Churchill out side the Chapel on the corner of Dorset and Magdelene Roads? posted by Harry Saunders on 03 Sept 2007 at pm Re Fiona Hemsworths request for a photo of Sir Winston in Bexhill.I have a couple of photo's of the manor from the 1920s.I believe it was bombed during WW2, fell into disrepair and was later demolished for the current housing estate that I am told occupies the original site. posted by Sue Roe nee Fogg on at am I attended the school from 1957 until 1962, It was a lovely old house, and I have many happy memories of it.I would love to hear of others memories of Wilton House. I wonder if you and your brother and sister were at wilton house when I was. posted by cathy Newton on at pm Hi Irene, I do not remember the ceiling coming down, I am awaiting a call from my brother to see if he remembers it, he is six years younger than me, and went to wilton house before I did, so he may remember something.The most outstanding memory for me was, early one morning the ceiling in what was my classroom came crashing down, luckily we had all just gone into the dining room (in the next room) for our breakfast. Were you there when Mrs Auer had a little dog called Bundles?The school was evacuated, from Dorset Road, to Shropshire during the war and returned to Bexhill in 1945, but not to Dorset Road but to Broadoak Manor, and the Junior school was based at Ellerslie house, Ellerslie Lane.I have a photo of the front of the Manor House but cannot find any of Dorset Road, where my mother had been at the school.That manor house was turned into a health farm and was apparently very sucessful as he sold it for a substantial sum.I do not know whether he bought the place as a manor or as a closed school or whether it was turned into a school after he sold it?I made friends there who are still dear friends today. Benson Davies were Head Mistresses while I was there. Looking back they seem like golden days of comparative innocence! Webmaster note: There isn't any automatic way to add photographs onto this message board.However, if you would like to forward a couple of photographs to me by e-mail then I will add them into this page for you as a one-off.