I am John Mott (Huyton Hill 1948-1953 – Arthur House). I have agreed to look after this new blog, Huyton Hill. It has been created for the benefit of those who knew and experienced Huyton Hill Preparatory School, Near Ambleside, Westmorland – as its address was in its heyday. I will endeavour to serve those who have memories of, and information about the school, the house and grounds and the links to Arthur Ransome. I would like to enlist your support and therefore hope that you will not leave the site without adding a comment.
Edward Gorton’s material in “Beckfoot Found” provides an insight into the discussion about “Swallows and Amazons” from which the present site is a spin-off.
I will be uploading more text, pictures and memories of my time, but it is quite clear from coments I have already read that contributors cover several generations of former pupils, and so I hope that there will be plenty of material.
Gordon Dyer has added three comments recently about the beginnings of the school and there is a plenty of new material waiting to be added to the new blog when I learn more about how to operate it.
An e-mail correspondence recently generated fresh information about the past of the school. I hope to be able to import this into the present blog with the permission of the authors.
There is also activity on Friends Reunited in connection with Huyton Hill, including a list of former pupils and at least 27 different pictures.