A collection of letters home from Bill Parker



Bill Parker attended Kingham Hill School, along with his two brothers, for 10 years between 1933 and 1943. You can also read his recollections of life in Stratford House.

Below is a sample of the many 'Air Mail' Letter Cards I sent to my parents during my time in the Royal Navy in WW2. The one dated 21/12/43 was the first news I received of my brother Arthur's death a month or so earlier. No emails in those days. Arthur was at KHS with me, and my younger brother Sam, from 1933 to 1945. He worked in the carpenters' shop and in Stratford House with me up to the time he left. He left the Hill to train at a Theological College in Birkenhead and was killed in a bicycle accident in 1943.I have quite a task sorting through all the letters. Unfortunately not many pictures as cameras were strictly forbidden. As I mentioned previously I will get there. Cheers!! Wiggy.





We are sad to report hearing news that Barbara Hargreaves died in January 2015 just short of her 100th birthday.

Barbara was a member of staff between 1937-1947 and employed as a housekeeper in Clyde, Plymouth and Sheffield.

Sylvia Hughes and family would like to let you know that Bob Hughes died peacefully on 12 January 2015

Bob was for a great many years the President of the KHA (now Kingham Hillians) and dedicated his time selflessly in support of his fellow former pupils. He will be in our thoughts forever.

His funeral arrangements are as follows

It is with sadness that we learnt of the death of Dorothy Tucker, school nurse at KHS in the 1970s, who passed away on 9th May 2013. May she rest in peace.

Mrs Turner

turnerthWe are very sorry to learn of the death of Mrs Turner, house mistress of Norwich House from 1956 to 1968.

Mrs Turner died yesterday afternoon, Wednesday 17th April 2013 in Ormskirk, Lancashire.


A Thanksgiving Service for Pauline Turner, will take place at noon, on Monday the 29th of April, at the Emmanuel Methodist Church, in Ormskirk, Lancashire > click here for map <.

To be followed by a cremation at the Crematorium in St Helens > map <. Family flowers only. Donations to Emmanuel Church.

Tim Frohwein

Tim Frohwein smWe were very sorry to hear the sad news of the death of Tim Frohwein (Sheffield 1979-1983) over the weekend. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.

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