Let's Play The Game

Hardenwick memories

Diana Evington with her mother, Lily Hall and father, Henry B Evington
Detail from school photo, 1929

I am the daughter of Henry B. Evington and Lily Hall Evington. I was born in the main house of Hardenwick in 1921. I loved Hardenwick. I remember so many great things about The Boys, and the School classrooms and grounds and cricket and teas at the Fathers’ Match Day (with the marquee on the lawn). I remember the names Monk and Anwar, Wardill, and Robin Thomas. Robin Thomas was killed in the RAF during the Second World War.

I live now in the U.S. because I married an American Captain from St. Louis who I met during the War. Both my sons, John and Christopher, spent many summer terms visiting (attending) Hardenwick and learned to play cricket.

I went to Hardenwick and was the only girl in the school.  I am the girl in white seated at my mother’s feet in the 1929 picture (on this site).  I visited Miss Sibley several times.  Later I went to St. Hilda’s Girls School in Harpenden. “Let’s Play The Game” has always been my motto.

Regards to all The Old Boys,  Diana Evington Kurth

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