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'Back' at LEH after 70 Years

Judy Cooper (LEH 1945-1950) will mark the platinum anniversary of graduating school by attending the Virtual Alumnae Reunion on Saturday 3 October.
Unfortunately, Covid regulations mean that we are not allowed visitors in school at the moment, but we are delighted that Judy, nee Raven, can celebrate with former classmates online.

Judy is now a widely collected landscape painter and has kindly sent us a copy of a beautiful book she has written - a touching and atmospheric account of her life as a child during the Second World War.

“I wrote it about two years ago in response to questions from my grandchildren,” says Judy.  “It includes my experiences of getting in to LEH, so it may be of interest.”

The narrative moves from war-torn London to a farm in the then rural village of Aldermaston, before returning to Hampton and LEH.  To enhance her childhood recollections, Judy has illustrated her story with delightful paintings and drawings. Please see the photo gallery below.

Judy writes: “One of the very happy memories of my life was walking to my new school proudly wearing my new uniform, mostly grey with a black velour hat with a red band and metal shield-shaped badge…. After all my war time bumpy experiences this was like getting past the rocks out into the open sea and the sunshine.”
 
 

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