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Chorleywood Centenary Celebration

Join the NCW community for an online event to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Chorleywood College for Girls with little or no sight.

The two-hour event will include sharing the history of the College and its relevance to NCW today, along with music, shared memories and stories from former staff and students

The Programme

Chorleywood former students’ group – ‘See Amid the Winter’s Snow’

NCW Jazz band

Welcome and Introduction – Principal of NCW,  Miss Nic Ross

Reading – The setting of Chorleywood College and the early days of Chorleywood

NCW choir singing ‘Though Land be out of sight’ – the Chorleywood School song

The First Headmistress Phyllis Monk – Dr Jeanette Normanton Erry in conversation with Peter Foale about his great-aunt

Memories of Sport at Chorleywood: Mrs Jane Price talking to Miss Dina Murdie

Music club song – swimming in the Autumn

Reading: Uniform and arriving at Chorleywood

Drama – Researching Chorleywood Part 1 (NCW SIxth form)

Memories of Chorleywood: Jenny Revel – Chorleywood traditions

*** Interval of 10 minutes ***

Music – Chorleywood alphabet: 1950s recording of the Chorleywood school music club

Reading: The boys of Chorleywood College for girls

Memories – Miss Susan Potter and Sandy Bannister .

Drama – Researching Chorleywood Part 2 (NCW Sixth form)

Recording: Reflections – student view Julie Smethurst

Musical item – NCW students Tobias and Sophia

Reading – poem about the closure of Chorleywood

Merger: the view of Lyndall Bywater, a Chorleywood girl, as well as James Bowden, a Worcester College boy, and Mr Richard Dean, one of the staff at Worcester.

Closing – NCW Principal, Miss Nic Ross

It is free for anyone to attend, please register your interest and the joining instructions will be sent to you prior to the event.

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Thu - 21 Jan 21


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm






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