Now Published: St Albans School at War 1939-1945

front_cover_400The St Albans School Foundation announces the publication of St Albans School at War 1939-1945 compiled and edited by Robin Ollington (OA 1940-1947).

Ploughing, stretcher bearing, potato picking, water purifying, harvesting, fundraising, home guarding, aircraft spotting, trench digging, hedge laying, panzer stopping, fire watching, .... not shown in the prospectus, but all part of a wartime education at St Albans School in Hertfordshire.

This fascinating book collects memories from fifty ‘Old Albanians' and also pupils evacuated to St Albans from Hastings Grammar School.  It tells the story of those years when for the first time in its long history, the School became part of the ‘Home Front' with the threat of air raids and invasion.  Education continued, however, punctuated with the odd alarm, episodes of humour, total disregard for health and safety, and of course the sadness of sacrifice.         

A reception to launch the publication is being held at St Albans School on Friday 6th November, 10.30am.  For more information please contact Kate Le Sueur on 01727 814 391 or

  • 162 pages
  • Paperback £15.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-9536452-3-7 

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    £15 plus £2 postage and packing




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