Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Enquiries are made

13 October 2009

Dear Mr Hyde


Thank you for your email of 12 October 2009.

We have a deposit of records relating to the above which includes school
magazines, log books, photographs, register of old boys 1870-1908,
letters, etc.  Unfortunately this collection has not been formerly
listed but I have had a brief look through and have found a prospectus
which gives a little information on the background of the school as

Wells House School was founded in 1860 and soon became one of the
foremost Prep Schools in the Country.  In former days it had the
distinction of employing Edward Elgar to teach music........We are a
small and friendly co-educational Prep School for ages 3-13........We
cater for Full Boarding, Weekly Boarding and Day Pupils......The
distinctive feature of a Wells House Education is the ease, friendship
and warmth engendered between children across the age groups, and the
development of the social as well as the academic skills which are so
essential for future success.... At the heart of the school is Chapel.
School starts each morning with an act of communal worship and we firmly
believe that the Christian teaching is formative in the moral and social
development of the Wells House child.....Wells House School has produced
famous academics, statesmen, businessmen and international sportsmen.

I am afraid I could not see anything that would help me to answer your
query relating to the school bell but I can give you details of the
depositor of the records who was also a past pupil and governor of the
David Hallmark, OBE Commercial and Business Law Partner
HallmarkHulme Solicitors
3, 4 and 5 Sansome Place,

Yours sincerely,

Fran Ricketts
Senior Archives Assistant

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Hyde [mailto:padhyde@globalnet.co.uk
Sent: 12 October 2009 14:24
To: Record Office All Enquiries and Requests for Documents (ACS)
Subject: The Wells House Preparatory School for boys, Malvern

I have an old school bell that was used at The Wells House Preparatory
School for Boys.

I am trying to find out as much information as possible about this
school which I know is now closed extended if possible to actually
finding someone who can recall the use of the school bell and the
occasions for which it was rung.

Are you able to identify any information or a person or organisation
that may be able to assist me?

With thanks

Peter Hyde

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