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1956 Deer Park near Heron pond
1956 Deer Park near Heron pond
(Photo Ann (Cooper) Lee)
1956 Deer Park near Heron pond
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A view to the North Downs
A view to the North Downs
A view across the Deer Park to the North Downs, taken during the 2000 reunion by Barry Northam.
A view to the North Downs
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Behind Mersham-le-Hatch
Behind Mersham-le-Hatch
This is a view from the rear of Mersham-le-Hatch, looking over the start of the run track.
Behind Mersham-le-Hatch
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Birds eye view
Birds eye view
The origin of this photo is not known. If you know, please tell a Committee member.
Birds eye view
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circa 1956 Deer Park & Lake
circa 1956 Deer Park & Lake
(Photo Ann (Cooper) Lee)
circa 1956 Deer Park & Lake
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circa 1956 Deer Park Lake with Swans
circa 1956 Deer Park Lake with Swans
The swans nested on the Lake island. (Photo Ann (Cooper) Lee)
circa 1956 Deer Park Lake with...
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circa 1956 Lake in Deer Park
circa 1956 Lake in Deer Park
(Photo Ann (Cooper) Lee)
circa 1956 Lake in Deer Park
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CSW 02-12 Plaster Panel in Hall-1
CSW 02-12 Plaster Panel in Hall-1
One each end of the Hall (Photo Betty Rayment via Claire Swallow)
CSW 02-12 Plaster Panel in Hal...
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CSW 02-12 Plaster Panel in the Hall -2
CSW 02-12 Plaster Panel in the Hall -2
One each end of the Hall (Photo Betty Rayment via Claire Swallow)
CSW 02-12 Plaster Panel in the...
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CSW 02-17 Winter at Mersham-le-Hatch
CSW 02-17 Winter at Mersham-le-Hatch
A regular annual occurrance enjoyed by the children. (from Betty Rayment via Claire Swallow)
CSW 02-17 Winter at Mersham-le...
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CSW 02-19 Stable Yard Arch with Pigeons
CSW 02-19 Stable Yard Arch with Pigeons
A view remembered by all who attended the many facilities built into the old stable complex. (from Betty Rayment via Claire Swallow)
CSW 02-19 Stable Yard Arch wit...
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CSW 02-21Junior playground in winter
CSW 02-21Junior playground in winter
The 'Log-pile' with stable complex in the background (from Betty Rayment via Claire Swallow)
CSW 02-21Junior playground in ...
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CSW 02-23 The Chapel 1982
CSW 02-23 The Chapel 1982
(Photo Betty Rayment via Claire Swallow)
CSW 02-23 The Chapel 1982
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CSW_02-10 Beech Walk
CSW_02-10 Beech Walk

From Stables to Ridgeway (Photo Betty Rayment via Claire Swallow)

CSW_02-10 Beech Walk
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CSW_02-11 Beech Walk 2
CSW_02-11 Beech Walk 2

From Stables to Ridgeway (Photo Betty Rayment via Claire Swallow)

CSW_02-11 Beech Walk 2
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CSW_02-16 Mersham Hatch Library
CSW_02-16 Mersham Hatch Library

Library - Facing South showing access to Main Hall (photo Betty Rayment via Claire Swallow)

CSW_02-16 Mersham Hatch Librar...
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CSW_02-20 Top Floor landing.
CSW_02-20 Top Floor landing.

Top floor landing in main building, before fire doors were added.(from Betty Rayment via Claire Swallow).

CSW_02-20 Top Floor landing.
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Early 1900's postcard of Hatch Park Lake
Early 1900's postcard of Hatch Park Lake

This lake has frightening memories for me. An aggressive male swan periodically protected its nest here. Whenever we little children walked the Deer Park in the mid to late 1950's passing by this area on our way back to 'Hatch' during the swan's nesting period - the distant male swan spotting us would take wing and flap noisily while not quite taking wing. The ever nearing hissing swan paddled the lake water making splashings as it flew low nearer and nearer. I was petrified knowing a swan could break your arm with a flap of its wing at you. I was always wary as I walked that 'swan path' ready to run for my life when I saw the swan angrily take flight towards us. (photo Robert Clark).

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East Wing of 'Hatch
East Wing of 'Hatch

East wing of Hatch. Now a business village, the Mansion Office.

East Wing of 'Hatch
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Facing North - rear of Mersham-le-Hatch
Facing North - rear of Mersham-le-Hatch
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Front Lawns at Hatch
Front Lawns at Hatch

Wellingtonia TreesĀ  growing on second lawn

Front Lawns at Hatch
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Front of Mersham-le-Hatch
Front of Mersham-le-Hatch
This shows the front of Mersham-le-Hatch in the snow looking East; the West Wing is out of sight in the foreground.
Front of Mersham-le-Hatch
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Front of Mersham-le-Hatch
Front of Mersham-le-Hatch
The front of Mersham-le-Hatch looking east, with Tess and Lady on the front steps.
Front of Mersham-le-Hatch
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Hatch Estate Heron Pond Sept 2013
Hatch Estate Heron Pond Sept 2013

Now used by local angling club - no swimming! (photo Bob Lawton)

Hatch Estate Heron Pond Sept 2...
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Hatch; Feb 1970, Snow. DCR-02-125
Hatch; Feb 1970, Snow. DCR-02-125
Snow on area passage railings at front of main building. (photo David Carver)
Hatch; Feb 1970, Snow. DCR-02-...
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Hatch; Feb 1970, Snow. DCR-02-129
Hatch; Feb 1970, Snow. DCR-02-129
Snow scene, looking from East end of Hatch. (photo David Carver)
Hatch; Feb 1970, Snow. DCR-02-...
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Interior of Caldecott Chapel circa 1956
Interior of Caldecott Chapel circa 1956
The Chapel was housed in the west side of the 'Stables' block - non-denominational but a key part of life at Caldecott. (photo from Ann (Cooper) Lee's collection)
Interior of Caldecott Chapel c...
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Kitchen Garden rear of Stable Block, probably late 1990's
Kitchen Garden rear of Stable Block, probably late 1990's
Sad view of the cordon fruit trees that once defined the path edges, now looking more like hedges. Top windows were Nursery. Lower windows - school rooms.
Kitchen Garden rear of Stable ...
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Main House view looking West
Main House view looking West
Viewpoint probably from the girl's Common Room. Looking West along the lane leading to Hornbeam Wood (the Run-track as the boys knew it). (photo from a collection by Ann (Cooper) Lee)
Main House view looking West
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Mersham Hatch c.Year 2000+
Mersham Hatch c.Year 2000+
Mersham Hatch c.Year 2000+
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Mersham Hatch c.Year 2000+
Mersham Hatch c.Year 2000+
Mersham Hatch c.Year 2000+
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Mersham Hatch c.Year 2000+
Mersham Hatch c.Year 2000+
Mersham Hatch c.Year 2000+
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Mersham le Hatch Front
Mersham le Hatch Front

Estate Agents publicity photo -Front looking from south(Slightly resized to remove some lawn).

Mersham le Hatch Front
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Mersham le Hatch Library
Mersham le Hatch Library

The Library looking North, taken at 1996 Reunion. Eileen Northam ? making herself comfortable.

Mersham le Hatch Library
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Mersham le Hatch Schoolyard
Mersham le Hatch Schoolyard

The Stable Yard (School yard). By early in 21st Century mainly High class Restaurant/Cafe "The Secret Garden" and several adjacent shops in complex.

Mersham le Hatch Schoolyard
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Mersham-le-Hatch
Mersham-le-Hatch
'Mersham-le-Hatch' (Image from 1940 posted postcard)
Mersham-le-Hatch
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Mersham-le-Hatch
Mersham-le-Hatch
Mersham-le-Hatch from a book print c.1880
Mersham-le-Hatch
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Mersham-le-Hatch
Mersham-le-Hatch
Mersham-le-Hatch from book print c.1780s
Mersham-le-Hatch
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Mersham-le-Hatch  Rear facing North
Mersham-le-Hatch Rear facing North
A view of the rear of the Main House at Mersham-le-Hatch, looking East, taken from the top of the run track at the 2000 Reunion.(photo Barry Northam)
Mersham-le-Hatch Rear facing ...
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Mersham-le-Hatch (South side)
Mersham-le-Hatch (South side)
Image from Di Franklin (Brandon) photo album
Mersham-le-Hatch (South side)
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Mersham-le-Hatch (Stables) c.Year 2000+
Mersham-le-Hatch (Stables) c.Year 2000+
Old stables now a commercial centre re: restaurant, retail, etc. titled "The Secret Garden".
Mersham-le-Hatch (Stables) c.Y...
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Mersham-le-Hatch (Stables) c.Year 2000+
Mersham-le-Hatch (Stables) c.Year 2000+
Old stables now a commercial centre re: restaurant, retail, etc. titled "The Secret Garden".
Mersham-le-Hatch (Stables) c.Y...
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Mersham-le-Hatch - North Face
Mersham-le-Hatch - North Face
From Di Franklin (Brandon) photo album
Mersham-le-Hatch - North Face
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Mersham-le-Hatch c. 1947
Mersham-le-Hatch c. 1947

'Morning Sun' through the pillars on North Face of 'Hatch' (Photo courtesy John Hansen)

Mersham-le-Hatch c. 1947
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Mersham-le-Hatch Front facing South
Mersham-le-Hatch Front facing South
Looking East. Photo taken by Barry Northam at 2000 reunion
Mersham-le-Hatch Front facing ...
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Mersham-le-Hatch south facing front
Mersham-le-Hatch south facing front
Looking West. Photo taken by Barry Northam at 2000 Reunion.
Mersham-le-Hatch south facing ...
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Mersham-le-Hatch, rear east end.
Mersham-le-Hatch, rear east end.
Mersham-le-Hatch, rear east en...
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North Downs in distance
North Downs in distance
This is the view from the rear of Mersham-le-Hatch towards the North Downs, taking in the fields behind the house, the Lake and the Deer Park.
North Downs in distance
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One end wall of the Hall with Plaster relief
One end wall of the Hall with Plaster relief
The Hall at Mersham-le-Hatch, taken at the 2004 Reunion. The opposite wall was a mirror image. (photo Barry Northam)
One end wall of the Hall with ...
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Passage outside the Study playroom
Passage outside the Study playroom
Between the Study playroom and the main staircase at Mersham-le-Hatch, taken at the 2004 Reunion by Barry Northam.
Passage outside the Study play...
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Path down to Heron Pond 2013
Path down to Heron Pond 2013

We used to ride the ponies along this track to get to the deer park. Now reserved for pedestrians and pheasants!(photo Bob Lawton)

Path down to Heron Pond 2013
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Sir Wyndham Knatchbull-Wyndham
Sir Wyndham Knatchbull-Wyndham
The elegant Knatchbull portrait we all knew above the fireplace in dining-room is now in Los Angeles museum: http://collections.lacma.org/node/176143#comment-38824
Sir Wyndham Knatchbull-Wyndham
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Statue representing 'Autumn'
Statue representing 'Autumn'
Statue representing 'Autumn'
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Statue representing 'Spring'
Statue representing 'Spring'
'Spring'- One of the statues that adorn the frontage of Mersham-le-Hatch.
Statue representing 'Spring'
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Statue representing 'Summer'
Statue representing 'Summer'
Statue representing 'Summer'
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Statue representing 'Winter'
Statue representing 'Winter'
Statue representing 'Winter'
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The Adam fireplace in the Dining Room
The Adam fireplace in the Dining Room
A very empty Dining Room at Mersham-le-Hatch, taken at the 2004 Reunion. (photo Barry Northam)
The Adam fireplace in the Dini...
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The Arch to School Yard
The Arch to School Yard
Visiting the School Yard (originally the stable block) during the 2000 reunion (photo Barry Northam)
The Arch to School Yard
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The ceiling of the Study Playroom
The ceiling of the Study Playroom
The ceiling of the Study playroom at Mersham-le-Hatch, taken at the 2004 Reunion. (photo Barry Northam)
The ceiling of the Study Playr...
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The Dining Room
The Dining Room
Looking toward the rear windows facing North, (From Di Franklin (Brandon) photo album)
The Dining Room
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The end area of the East wing
The end area of the East wing
For the first 20 years or so this area housed the maintenance stores including the Carpentry shop (large facing window). Some of the rooms were converted into a flat to house James King and his family as he became Director. (photo from Matthew King)
The end area of the East wing
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The famous Beech Tree
The famous Beech Tree

In Junior playground, climbed and swung on by many children (From Di Franklin (Brandon) photo album)

The famous Beech Tree
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The Hall at Hatch
The Hall at Hatch
Photo taken at the 2000 reunion by Barry Northam
The Hall at Hatch
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The Main Staircase
The Main Staircase
Looking up through top (3rd) floor) Photo taken by Barry Northam at 2000 reunion.
The Main Staircase
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The Ridgeway, Smeeth
The Ridgeway, Smeeth
Sometime home for Betty Rayment (Photo Betty Rayment via Claire Swallow)
The Ridgeway, Smeeth
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The Run Track
The Run Track
Taken from the Main House, this view shows a corner of the West Wing and the drive at the rear of the property leading to the Hornbeam Wood. This was the route taken by the senior boys on their early morning run [followed by a cold shower], and was generally referred to as the run track.
The Run Track
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The West Wing and Colt House
The West Wing and Colt House
The rear of the West Wing with the Colt House peering from the entrance to the old 'Brewery Yard'
The West Wing and Colt House
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Typical library scene at Hatch
Typical library scene at Hatch
Vera Friedlander & Jane Hart (From Di Franklin (Brandon) photo album)
Typical library scene at Hatch
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West Wing - Miss Travers' window
West Wing - Miss Travers' window
This view, taken from the Main House of Mersham-le-Hatch, shows the West Wing, including Miss Travers' bedroom window with its collection of stones.
West Wing - Miss Travers' wind...
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