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Sir Timothy Calvert Eden, 8th Bt; Edith Mary Patricia (née Prendergast), Lady Eden

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Sir Timothy Calvert Eden, 8th Bt; Edith Mary Patricia (née Prendergast), Lady Eden

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 1 January 1936
Given by Bassano & Vandyk Studios, 1974
Photographs Collection
NPG x80948

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Camilla Blair

10 January 2019, 00:59

I also went to the Fritham School in the New Forest from 1958 until1960. Many good memories especially of Sir Timothy. I still am in touch with a close friend from Fritham. She and I both ended up immigrating to the US in the 60's. She now lives in Australia and I live in a small coastal community just North of Boston.

Deborah Cluett Sage

26 September 2016, 03:46

Dear Sirs, I believe I went to Sir Timothy and Lady Eden's boarding school Fritham House in the New Forest near Lyndhurst. Lady Eden herself was the head of the school at that time and was wonderful. I have many fond memories of that period of time back in the 60's and wish I could find photographs of that period. Several of my friends are still alive and it would be nice to connect. Also to know what did indeed happen to the school and to Lady Patricia Eden herself. I was originally from New York City and our family moved to London in 1962. I attended private school in London with my sister and then we went to Fritham House after a year or two. The New Forest is magnificent and I grew to love the area. Many years later my then fiance and I both from New York, returned to the Untited States. I shall never forget the teachings I learned under the strong guidance of Lady Eden and Fritham House School. God bless them all.

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