Firstly a scan of an official listing c.
And below this; every staff member that I can recall, and those you have suggested
All in this block are from the 1940s to early 1980s, but in no particular order
ELISABETH PAUL (HEADMISTRESS) Phd
HEINZ (HEINRICH?) GUSTAV ADOLF PAUL [Elisabeth's Husband and at one time Co-Principal, she often called him Heinie, Higgy and later Paulie (pronounced powlie)]
Philip Neville Aka Edward Myerscough
Non Teaching Staff
Mrs Plummley (Office)
Dennis Bradley & Brother (Bradley's Coaches)
Dr Meyer (Psycho - Lived near Finchely Road
The following names were kindly submitted by John Morrison and cover the late 1940s
He has also provided many pupil names, but these are incorporated into the main list
Staff and others
Aileen … - art teacher
Miss Athol - History teacher, kept our attention with marvellous stories
Miss Jean Bennett - amazing presence and quiet friendly control with a look or a word; her cottage in Beckley was near my parents' cottage in Peasmarsh, West Sussex, though I never went there.
Mr & Mrs Bernhard - Mr Bernhard was not a teacher. He grew great quantities of wonderful vegetables in the walled market garden in the grounds. Staff and pupils could opt for meat or vegetarian diet.
Lord Braye - not staff, but occasionally appeared, as the school occupied his ancestral home
Leslie Fairchild - something of a revolution; initiated the early morning run from the house to the waterfall and back, and taught sport and maths. Mrs Fairchild was there too, but no fair children.
Mr & Mrs Gibson - owned the infamous bull terrier "Topsy". Mr Gibson had a beautuiful baritone singing voice. A few staff and pupils including myself (Val) joined Mr Williams in the Ballroom once a week for 'serious' singing evenings.
Margaret "Maggie" Lewis - riding teacher, with her favourite horse "Ladybird". She owned the whole stable of horses, and gave the responsibility of their care to keen seniors. We 'mucked them out', groomed them, cleaned their tack, schooled them,and the best riders competed with them in local Gymkhanas.
The Misses Nee - matrons for the boys dormitory, sisters from Estonia. I was ashamed when they were teased.
Mrs Owen - the girls' kindly and respected matron
Mr Len Parkyn - school bursar, I remember him for caring for the pocket money, catching a rat, and then he was for some unknown reason sacked from the school
Mrs Elisabeth Paul - most of us know her, the "queen" of Stanford Hall.
Mrs Selver, Mrs Paul's mother. Had the rather grand drawing-room behind a secret panel.
Heinz Gustav Adolf Paul ("Henry" or "Higgy") - nothing he liked better than to play the piano to himself in the ballroom or drive off in his sports car with dog "Monty" in hot pursuit; I think he was really a composer who sometimes taught German and signed school reports; took me to hospital in Rugby in that car when my thumb was dislocated playing football
Margaret Pollock (husband Peter?) had a beautiful soprano singing voice.
Mike Pollock - brother of Margaret, was a brilliant trick rider, seen around a lot with Jill Kennedy (Kennard?)
Harry Walker - local handyman who could transform into a ballroom dancer
Marion and Doris, on the cleaning staff, taught us Old Time Dancing. We loved the intricacies! Harry Walker may have been a relative of theirs. Occasionally we all went to Old Time dances in local village Halls.
Mark Walker - no relation of Harry, taught English.
James Williams - in music lessons, could sing Welsh folksongs louder than the whole class, but not very good at keeping control of my class (I was ashamed of them for spoiling the lesson). Not much hair and a moustache.
Elisabeth Paul (Nee Selver)
Born 11th March 1892, Germany
Died 4th February 1991, London N12