Let's Play The Game

Photo:Diana Evington with her mother, Lily Hall and father, Henry B Evington

Diana Evington with her mother, Lily Hall and father, Henry B Evington

Detail from school photo, 1929

Hardenwick memories

By Diana Evington-Kurth

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

This page was added by Diana Evington-Kurth on 08/11/2016.

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