London Road in Stony Stratford, August 1991

London Road in Stony Stratford, August 1991

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  • I have great memories as a boarder at York House late 1940s to early 1950s (1952). My Mother (Joan Bell) worked there for a while in the late 1940s. I do find myself visiting when travelling close by. Much has changed especially the foyer and stairway. Also the large tree in the middle of the drive has gone.
    I recall a Miss Hatton and of course the Olgivies. it is likeley thet Miss Hatton taught me to tie my shoe laces in the kitchen.

    By Michael Bell (29/04/2024)
  • Following Rosalie’s interesting comments I am very interested in finding out more about the history of York House School and the relatives of pupils who may have attended. My mother, then Elizabeth (Betty) Hatton, left St.Mary’s School in Whaddon in 1935, and went to work at York House school. I’m not sure exactly what her role was but she helped to look after the children, cooked,cleaned, maybe even helped with their homework. She was there from 1935 and was certainly there still in 1941 as I have an autograph book signed by many staff and pupils from that period. I know that she used to fetch paraffin from the garage next door, as my father, Tom Bushell used to work there as a motor fitter. Mum and dad married in August 1951, and moved to Leckhamstead. I would be happy to share information and the odd couple of photos and scans of the signatures from mum’s autograph book with anyone who’s interested. Regards Graham Bushell.

    By Graham Bushell (11/10/2022)
  • I lived at 43 London Road Stony Stratford MK11 all my life next door to York House Center which was a school during my school years going to this private school many changes have been made since my childhood the house opposite Greek Orthodox was first a private house owned by a Mr Hawkins just after world war 11 the army for a short time billeted there ,the became Working Mens club with extensive gardens now 2 private houses The car park was part of gardens as Hawkins Close where i live now in a bungalow corner of London Road Horsefair Green was where horses were shod Littledale garage next door to York House School Rosalie Osborne Goodman in earlier days now 83 years old 30-04-2022

    By rosalie Osborne (30/04/2022)

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