I am currently working as researcher and historian for The Hammond Performing Arts School in Chester, UK. In 2017 the school is set to celebrate 100 years since it’s founder Miss Irene Hammond came to Chester. My role is to research the history of the school and Hoole Bank House (where the school is now housed). I am also trying to gather as many memories from past students as possible.
When I began the school knew little about it’s rich history. My research has so far taken me to all manner of sources from Newspaper archives and the Chester regional records office to the archives of the RAD.
Here are a few insights:
The Hammond School
Hoole Bank House