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Banstead Village

Banstead Hall wide view
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Banstead Hall wide view

A rather longer view of Banstead Hall than those already in the archive. Taken in the 1950s from the gateway in Bolters Lane, it shows some of the outbuildings as well as the playing field.
Picture added on 16 March 2012 at 00:08
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Banstead School
When I was there in 1959, the grounds were kept in perfect order and me and three other boys had to, on occasions, pull a very big and heavy roller all over the field, in the foreground of the picture
Added by Derrick Calder on 16 August 2012
Thank you for the picture which has given me a view of where my dad was in 1944. I believe that he was subjected to brutality by those running the home.
Kind regards

Note from LNW:This submission has been edited by the substitution of two words to keep it within legal parameters. The writer's comment about the treatment given to his father are solely his own, and BHRG is simply reporting his belief without in any way confirming that such actions took place at Banstead Hall. It must be acknowledged however that the regime in such institutions was much tougher back then than would be considered permissible nowadays.
Added by Terri LeBeau on 09 September 2012
This is exactly as I remember the Hall from 1959 when I was there. "bad boy" from East London. The school was tough and abusive, full of bullies and misfits "myself" not included in that group.
Added by John Harvey on 23 December 2012
Hi John, I must have known you as I was there in 1958/59 and i can still remember of lot of those boys from the east end.
Get in touch if you like – my e mail is ospreykestrel 'at' btinternet.com regards Derrick Calder Dell
Added by Derrick Cslder on 27 December 2012
I was there in 1962/63 and was an up and coming Jack the lad, but I met a Mr Bert Turner the maintenance teacher, and Mr Gould head master. After that there was no stoping me on the ladder up, left all of my old friends behind, so Banstead Hall was good for me.
Added by A W Gaze on 19 January 2014
Hi Derrick tried your e-mail keeps coming back.. mine is twoharvs55@aol.com if you want to chat John
Added by John Harvey on 04 March 2015
I was at Banstead in the mid 1950's. My nickname was Nobby.
Added by Vic Hall on 13 September 2015
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