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Wartime Interlude 1939 - 1952

Forced to evacuate from Eastbourne at the start of the Second World War, the school lost its identity and dwindled. Dick's son, Anthony, had run the school with his father before the war. When he

Wartime Interlude
1939 - 1952

Forced to evacuate from Eastbourne at the start of the Second World War, the school lost its identity and dwindled. Dick’s son, Anthony, had run the school with his father before the war. When he returned from active service, the family-owned school had gone. However, in 1952, the encouragement of the Catholic Church led them to revive St. Anthony’s as a much needed additional Catholic boys’ prep school in North London.

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