The Museum Friends Visit Habs

Tuesday 21 August 2018

Friends Arrive For Their Tour

Yesterday afternoon the Friends of the Museum gathered for a tour of Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School in the Aldenham sunshine.  John Wigley had visited us last October and given a fascinating talk on the history of the  school, and he invited us then to pop round for tea.  John has written the official history of the school, Serve And Obey (the school motto), and he is a master with a long association with Habs.

John Greets Us with our Info Sheets

We split into three groups, with John leading one, and your scribe being guided by Keith Cheyney.  He introduced himself as having had an aunt who was beheaded.  Since it was Anne Boleyn, it was a while ago.  We were taken through the original house, the home of Lord Aldenham, and out to see the original courtyards, the old BBC building – so called because the BBC had requesitioned the house in the war – and then back via the splendid new Medburn Centre for sports, and the large library and hall.

This was followed by serious tea and scones or cake, and thanks all round.  Thanks for a very interesting tour of an important local school.

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