The Kindling and the Flame

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The Kindling and the Flame


The Kindling and the Flame – A Centenary Review of the History of South Hampstead High School

One of our most popular items in our archive is The Kindling and the Flame, a book that was written by former Headmistress Prunella Bodington to celebrate 100 years of South Hampstead High School in 1976.

In response to numerous requests for copies from alumnae, we have re-produced the book. If you would like to order a copy, please place your order below by Friday 13th October. We will send you the book shortly after this date.

In the book’s sixty pages, Miss Bodington profiles the school during its first four Headmistresses, the development of the Junior School and how the school functioned during the Second World War. She captures what it was like to be a pupil and a teacher at South Hampstead High School during the 1970s and writes about how music, drama and art have all flourished during the school’s first century. There are pieces on the school societies and charities supported at the time; individual contributions from staff; and articles on the uniform, school motto and crest. There is also a section on distinguished old girls and their professions in 1976.

We hope you enjoy reading The Kindling and the Flame and reminiscing about your school days.

About Purchasing

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You will receive your copy of The Kindling and the Flame in early November. Postage costs are complimentary. Please ensure you do not pay extra for postage when you check out.