A brief history of the School
"Every girl will bring with her a Bible and a Prayer Book, a new umbrella...." and a variety of petticoats (cotton, stuff, flannel); and "a silver knife spoon and fork which will be returned "
Charlotte Elliott (18 March 1789 – 22 September 1871) was an English poet, hymn writer, and editor.
Charlotte, third daughter of Charles Elliott, a silk merchant of Clapham and Brighton and sister to Henry Venn Elliott, ...
My Brighton and Hove. This article refers to the school in 1990 and includes information, not all of which is available in the various Histories of the school in our possession. We are grateful to 'My Brighton and Hove' for permission to include it.
Five year old Edith Jeal was murdered on 10 December 1891, and her body was found in a shed in a field between Eastern Road and Chesham Road, which was rented from St Mary's Hall, between Eastern Road and Chesham Road A ballad was written, locally published and widely circulated.
Non Nobis - This extract from the Newsletter of St Catherine’s Bramley provides a fascinating insight into what happened to some of our Girls who were evacuated there when our own buildings were taken over by Canadian Troops in WWII. We’re most grateful to St Cat’s for allowing us to use it and to Rosemary and Richard Christophers, their Volunteer Archivists for the work which went into the event.
Charlotte Bronte, 'Jane Eyre' &
St Mary's Hall.
Written by former Head Pamela James in 1980 this article deals with the link between 'Lowood' (Cowan Bridge/Casterton School) and SMH. Apologies for the less than perfect quality of the scan of a poor quality original.
In the Face of Danger' - history of the Lake Superior Regiment, is a book which has been in the possession of the Ferguson family since 1968. The inscription explains that the book was presented to Old Girl Ruth Ferguson's (nee Powell) husband, Lis Eastham’s (nee Ferguson) father in his then capacity as Chairman of the Council in Cuckfield & Haywards Heath when the Regiment came visiting.
Douglas D'Enno, son of SMH Old Girl Anne-Marie Burns who was a pupil at the school in the 1920s, has written a fascinating book about East Brighton and Ovingdean. (The volume is intended as a companion to his previous publication, 'Rottingdean through Time').
Douglas spent some time at the school taking photos for the book which is available from Amazon (link below).
The photograph of the school, (above) taken from the book, will, I am sure, interest readers.