Exploring the most Picturesque & Historic parts of England
Joined: 13th Mar 2018
quotePosted at 14:48 on 14th March 2018
Hello Dear Pictures of England Friends,
My name is Maggy Shannon and I live in Macon, Georgia.
I have long enjoyed PicturesofEngland.com because many of the books I read are set in England. I like being able to visualize the places I am reading about. Mostly I enjoy reading biographies, but I also like mysteries and history. I especially enjoyed the Duchess of Devonshire's memoir “Wait for Me!”, “The Suspicions of Mr Whicher” by Kate Summerscale, and the Inspector Lynley mysteries by Elizabeth George.
I have finally joined the group because I want to do something nice for my friend and thought perhaps you all might be able to assist.
My dear friend Mrs Haywood is a very homesick Englishwoman. She is originally from Putney. In 1939, her mother sent her to a boarding school in Sunningdale, Berkshire where she would be safe from the expected Nazi attacks on London. The school was held in the former home of Count Gleichen, St Bruno's. I have been hoping to find pictures of that building to show Mrs Haywood. I have learned the building has been greatly changed since World War II and has been transformed into a group of flats. I thought I had found a photograph of it, but Mrs Haywood didn’t recognize it.
Anyway, I am hoping very much that someone here might have some pictures of St Bruno's they would share or might be able to help me in my researches.
I would be very glad to help any of you if I can. You need only ask!
Your friend Maggy Shannon
Joined: 31st Mar 2018
quotePosted at 22:09 on 1st April 2018
Dear Maggy Had a quick look on various web sites come up with these one`s may help in your reseach http://www.berkshirehistory.com/villages/sunningdale.html, and this one https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=photos+of+st+bruno+flats+charters+road+sunningdale&dcr=0&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwib1tu-gZraAhUqKMAKHWjGA9QQ7AkIOw&biw=1301&bih=620#imgrc=_ as far as I can see its seems st bruno flats charters road Sunningdale, may well be the old school. the best of luck in your endevours.
Edited by: lewpatrick at:1st April 2018 22:26
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