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From the Archives – Prince Philip 1921-2021

In this week of official mourning for the death of the Duke of Edinburgh the College Archives has looked back at a day in another summer term when Pri… More...

A Sunday at Court!
The School "Courts"

Take a look at the school 'Courts' described and photographed by OJ Peter Mellor. More...

Fire-Engines and boys at the Crypt Fire
Fire at the Crypt 1962

Read OJ Peter Mellor's memories of the 1962 Fire at the Crypt including his own photograph of the event! More...

Part of the winning choir.
1983 - The National School Choir Competition

Taking the journey with the choir to win the National School Choir Competition in 1983 More...

School Slang from the Archives

"Pragger', 'Rooker' & 'Shell' are along some of the most common 'slang' words used at Hurst. Do you remember any more? More...

Match Tea in the Tuck Shop

1949 Match Tea including George Hill (Chevron- 1951) & Robert Bury. More...

A message from the School Archives

Follow the twitter campaign linked with the School Archivists' and Records Association (SARA). You can find archived photos of the school or get invol… More...

Prep School Prefects 1988

Posted by John Bettridge (Staff 1973-2011) More...

Credit: Peter Mellor
1960s Bathroom Facilities

Peter Mellor shows his photograph of the Fleur de Lys House bathroom facilities circa 1962. More...

Credit: Peter Mellor
1960s Study Block

Peter Mellor shares 1960s photographs of the newly opened study block. More...

Dayrooms in the 1960s

Peter Mellor shares a photograph of The Senior Dayroom Fleur de Lys circa 1961. More...

Hurst Vs OJs 1968

Posted By Roger Goodacre (Red Cross 1962-1968) More...

Credit: Peter Mellor
Fleur de Lys Dormitory in the 1960s

Peter Mellor shares a photograph of the Fleur de Lys Senior Dormitory in 1961 (20 beds). More...

Credit: Peter Mellor
1960s Fleur de Lys

A Dormitory Rag. Fleur de Lys. Taking place in both the Junior and Senior Dorms in 1961. More...

VE Day at Hurst

Celebrations for VE day included fireworks, bonfires and a dance with the local girls' school More...

Hurst in the 1920s

Margret Thompson worked at Hurst as a maid in the 1920s. She came down on a coal boat from South Shields in 1921 aged only 14. More...

Portrait of Nathaniel Woodard

The Portrait of Nathaniel Woodard has been away for much needed cleaning and conservation, but he's back again above the fireplace to keep his beady e… More...

From the History Books: 100 years ago

As we enter the 'roaring twenties' again, the Archives are unearthing photographs of life at Hurst from 100 years ago. More...

From the Archives: Our Corps

One year before the outbreak of the Second World War there was an OTC, Inspection at Hurst in 1938 and this splendid photograph of it has resurfaced i… More...

From the history books: Stormy Weather

Some photographs taken of the Great Storm of October 1987 and the devastation it left in its wake. More...

From the history books: The Headmasters' kitten

Looking back on an old people of one of the kittens that belonged to the Headmaster Rev. Arthur Coombes. More...

From the history books: The London evacuation of 1939

80 years ago two houses from Westminster School in London arrived in the Sussex countryside as evacuees to be billeted at Hurst College. More...

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