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#ThrowBackThursdays #2- Pictures of Ballard throughout the ages

January 7, 2016

ThrowbackThursday – part 2

Every week we post about #TBT or #ThrowbackThursdays on Facebook (click here) and also on Twitter.

Since our last blog in December 2015 we have looked at:

  • The Ubsdell family
  • The Duke of Connaught’s visit in 1935
  • The recent edition of our astro-turf
  • The current Pre-Prep building and its previous uses
  • The chapel

Here below are the embedded links to our Facebook posts and some pictures, so sit back, have a hot cup of cocoa and reminisce about Ballard School’s past.

10th December – Ballard School Chapel


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The Chapel today, as set up for match teas – December 2015

Ballard School – #ThrowbackThursday – The ChapelThe School chapel is a beautiful wood-panelled room with a stunning ‘…

Posted by Ballard School on Thursday, 10 December 2015

17th December – Our Pre-Prep building


Ballard School Throwback Thursday – the Prep-PrepWhere the modern Pre-Prep now stands there used to be an indoor rifle…

Posted by Ballard School on Wednesday, 16 December 2015

24th December – Astro-turf blog

Click here to go to our blog from 2011 where we announced our plans for an astro-turf at Ballard.


31st December – The Duke of Connaugh’s visit in 1935

A commemorative stone balustrade commemorates the visit of the Duke of Connaught and Stathearn in April 1935 to Great Ballard some 80 years ago. A tree, still positioned next to the Conservatory, was planted to mark his visit. The Duke (1850-1942) was the last surviving son of Queen Victoria. He had a distinguished military career and was Governor General of Canada (1911-16) when the First World War broke out. His visit to the School would have been an extremely special occasion and a great honour.


#ThrowbackThursday The Duke of Connaught visits Ballard – in 1935A commemorative stone balustrade commemorates the…

Posted by Ballard School on Thursday, 31 December 2015

7th January 2016 – The Ubdsell family

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The Ubsdell Family on the terrace of Great Ballard House c1905

Today for this week’s #TBT it is all about family.One family in particular, the Ubsdells.Our present school house…

Posted by Ballard School on Thursday, 7 January 2016

#ThrowBackThursdays is emerging as we find more to talk and reveal of past pupils, staff, buildings and locations from Ballard School’s recent and historic past. If you want to know more about a certain room in Ballard’s main building, something in the grounds catches your eye or you have a query about what’s mentioned in our Heritage room, please do get in contact with us. 

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