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View to Princethorpe Priory, showing sheep in the fields
Joseph Elkington - A Princethorpe Pioneer

You can't fail to be impressed by the verdant fields surrounding the College, idyllic countryside complete with cows and sheep. But Princethorpe has n… More...

Then And Now Natural Places

Early 20th Century photos show just how little the campus grounds have changed over the years. More...

Aerial View of St. Mary's Priory
Inspirational Women at St. Mary's Priory #IWHM2021

For March's #ThrowBackThursday, I am looking more closely at three determined women from St. Mary's Priory's history to mark International Women Histo… More...

The Tower At Princethorpe
Ding Dong The Bells Are Going To Chime...

For this month's #ThrowBackThursday post, I thought that I would delve a little deeper into the history of the bells in Our Lady of the Angels Chapel. More...

Image of Horton Crescent, previously Crescent School. Photo © Ian Rob (cc-by-sa/2.0)
Travel Back in Time to the Crescent School of Yesteryear

It was with great delight that I had the opportunity to talk to one of the first Crescent School pupils, Fiona Douglas, about her memories of her scho… More...

Image of the Christmas Tree in the Quad with the Chapel behind
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Join me as I try to capture some of the Christmas Spirit by delving into the archives to learn more about Christmas Fairs held at Princethorpe College… More...

Showing the North and West Wings where the boarders' bedrooms were
Getting A Glimpse Into Life As A Boarder In the Princethorpe Foundation

Last week's Hong Kong and Far East Reunion gave me the opportunity to delve into the archives to see what I could find about boarding at Princethorpe … More...

St Mary's Priory School Hymn

The St Mary's Priory original school hymn has been rediscovered. More...

Princethorpe Offers A Virtual Heritage Open Day Tour

For Heritage Open Day the College offered a virtual tour. More...

St Joseph's One Time Teacher Sister Felicity Retires

News that one time popular St Joseph's teacher, Sister Felicity, has retired. More...

Poster designed by a Princethorpe College student advertising the 2014 Summer Fete
Princethorpe Motoring Festival 'On The Road Again' In 2021

This year should have seen the 25th Motoring Festival here at Princethorpe, we couldn't be there in person, so we'll attend in spirit by taking a whis… More...

April Was #Archive30 Month

Across April the College's Archivist, Janette Ratcliffe, brightened all our days with insights and reflections from the Foundation Archives. More...

View across Princethorpe's grounds. Taken by Alex Darkes in 2010.
Spring at St Mary's Priory

Since we can't get out into nature in our usual way, I thought that I would bring nature to you in the form of beautiful programmes and evocative desc… More...

St Joseph's Convent School at Gosford Green. Image courtesy of the Union of the Sisters of Mercy GB
Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves (And Their Community)…

In March's #ThrowBackThursday post, take a closer look at the origins of Crackley Hall School and the Sisters of Mercy religious order that helped to … More...

Entrance to The Clarkson Theatre after the renovations in 2017
Let Princethorpe's Archive Entertain You!

Welcome to the first #ThrowBackThursday post exclusively for Princethorpe Connect members. Each month I'll be sharing exciting content from the archiv… More...

Archive Updates - Poetry At Work Day

Last week our archivist Janette Ratcliffe was busy sharing poems from the archives in celebration of Poetry At Work Day. More...

Updates From The Archives

Foundation Archivist, Janette Ratcliffe shares the history of the Foundation schools and their predecessors through regular updates on Twitter. More...

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