We have this evening received the following news from Simon Briggs, KH Committee member.

I am sure you will join with us on the School Days team in offering our sincere condolences to Simon and his family and reflect on the sad loss of John from our community.

 

Recently SmallHans Leistina, a dear friend to many on School Days and a well known member of our community passed away at the end of September 2014.

 

Nick Seward writes, 

I was very sorry to hear of Hans' passing. We remember him for his great love of Kingham Hill and the fascinating stories he told about his life. Kingham Hill School took him in as a young refugee who had escaped from a concentration camp at the beginning of the Second World War. The School became his home and family. Hans retained his links with KHS throughout his life despite living overseas for much of it. He will be greatly missed among the Kingham Hillians community.

Nick Seward, Headmaster

Lilian McLean - Mrs Mac

The life of Mrs Lilian McLean as told to Sally Bullock during the year 2000

Lilian Dorothy Tapsall (known by most people as Mrs Mac or Mac) was born on 29th August 1911. She is the only child of  John Tapsall (Jack) (born 1872) and Agnes Dora nee Humphries (Dora or Doll) (born 1876) who married in 1901 &  became parents at age 40 and 36, having waited 10 years for a child. At the time they were living at 42 Laleham Rd., Catford, London SE6. Later the family moved house 2 or 3 times within the area.

We are delighted to be able to bring you Chapter 12 - "Divided Loyalties" from the book by Ralph Mann on Kingham Hill

Founder tn The Years Page"During the seven years from 1885 to 1892, Charles Edward Baring Young attempted to hold together four separate, and sometimes conflicting, interests. Firstly, since his father’s death in December 1882, he was head of the family and had responsibilities towards his widowed mother, his two unmarried sisters, and his physically handicapped brother, Arthur. The life-style of the gentry involved keeping a Town House and a Country House, and moving to London for the ‘season`." Click here to read the full story

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