H. Montague Draper started a preparatory school at Hillside, in Heath Lane in 1872. He moved to the purpose built Lockers Park in 1874, which was designed by the architect Sidney Scott.
Published by Lofthouse, Crosbie & Co., Hampton, Middx
Photographed and Published by Lofthouse, Crosbie & Co., Hampton, Middx
Chiswick, London. E.
Published circa 1909
Compare this with the later picture, below. While much is unchanged the large gas? lights have been replaced with electric lights and a doorway has been added in the far corner of the room.
LOCKERS PARK, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD.
Railway Station, - Boxmoor (L. N W. R.)
PERCY CHRISTOPHERSON, M.A.,
Formerly of University College, Oxford:
for eleven years Assistant-Master at Wellington College.
Prepares Boys between the ages of 8 and 14 for the Public Schools.
MR. CHRISTOPHERSON, has the assistance of a staff of seven resident Masters. Mr. W. H. Macintosh, M.A. acts as Vice-Principal.
Mrs. CHRISTOPHERSON, in attending to the health of the Boys, has the assistance of a trained Lady Nurse.
The House, healthily situated on a gravel and chalk soil, was built expressly for a Preparatory School.
Boxmoor Station, which is less than an hour's journey from Euston, is rather over a mile from the School.
The whole of the drainage system and sanitary arrangements have been modelled on the latest approved principles by a firm of London contractors under the supervision of the London Sanitary Protection Association, and are annually inspected.
The Buildings include a School Chapel, Library, Swimming Bath, Gymnasium, and Squash Racquet Court.
A term's notice is required before removing a boy from the School.
Terms: 50 guineas a term.
This Fee is payable in advance.
A guinea a term is charged for the doctor, and there is a Subscription of a guinea a term to cover all Games, Library Books, and School Lectures.
Postal Address: Hemel Hempstead.
Telephone: 12 Boxmoor.
|The above prospectus was sent with a handwritten
letter addressed "Dear Sir" on August 6, 1915 "...Most
of my boys join the school immediately before or immediately
after their 9th birthday, so your boy would, I expect, be
starting school in 1919. I have vacancies ??? in the Jan and
Sept terms but I am afraid my list for the May term is already
full." A second letter on November 27 arranges a visit and
suggests "I hope ... you will stop and have lunch in the boys
dining room." and reports "I send a few boys to
Harrow. I think there are three in the school at the present
time." A third letter, this time typewritten and addressed
to "Dear Mr Collier" is dated December 2nd 1915 and
records "I am very glad to enter your boy for September
P. A. Buchanan & Co Ltd. Queenswood Avenue, Thornton Heath, Surrey
The Hall, Lockers Park, Hemel Hempstead - Buchanan 46520 Posted 1942
Card sent to Miss P. G. Coles, St Felix School, Hinton House, Hinton St George, Somerset, by Bob. Bob (her brother?) is clearly a pupil at Lockers Park School and describes an incident at the swimming bath where some towels were stolen.
|February 2009||Page Created|
|February 2010||Brief history note and link to school web site|
|August 2011||circa 1900 card of Lockers Park|
|January 2014||Soldiers entertained link|
|January 2016||pc of Hall added|