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Remembering Del and Robert Anderson


On Friday, January 22nd 2021 the children and staff at Upper School joined Mrs Gater and Mrs Avery on Zoom for our annual Prayers in memory of Mrs Del Anderson who was Headmistress from 1948 to 1981, Principal and Chairman of Governors until her death in 1999, and Mr Robert Anderson, who was Headmaster from 1948 to 1974.

We remember Mr & Mrs Anderson every year by holding a special Commemorative Prayers as close as we are able to Mrs Anderson’s birthday, January 28th. We listened to Mrs Anderson’s favourite hymn, “Morning has Broken” sung by Cat Stevens

Mrs Belinda Avery, Mrs Anderson’s granddaughter, then talked of her and Mr Chapples’ grandparents’ life’s work at High March and recalled many of her memories of Mr and Mrs Anderson. She told the children about Mr and Mrs Anderson meeting on a boat as they journeyed back from Argentina in the 1930s and their war effort in leading an evacuation of children to Canada to escape the wartime Blitz. The children enjoyed hearing about Mrs Anderson’s love of poetry which has led to the endowment by the Anderson Family of a poetry scholarship at High March in her memory, as well as tales of Mrs Anderson’s Yorkshire terrier, Sonnet, who was a frequent visitor to High March.

The photograph shows Mrs Anderson at the High March Ball in 1984.



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