“WHERE WE LOVE IS HOME,
HOME THAT OUR FEET MAY LEAVE,
BUT NOT OUR HEARTS”
~Oliver Wendell Holmes
This is dedicated to Carole Aldrich, a wonderful person who was in my brother’s class at Lyme Regis Woodroffe School. Carole Aldrich among so many others of us who attended The Woodroffe School, which used to be ‘Lyme Regis Grammar School’ are still in love with Lyme Regis in Dorset, England. Memories of this small coastal town that will stay in all our young hearts. I always breathe a deep sigh of bliss when I visit Lyme Regis. For many people Lyme Regis is a wonderful tourist attraction – for me it is another place I call ‘home’.
I am so glad to have met Carole that day in London – what a joy to know she is a friend. I look forward to seeing Carole again.
The Woodroffe School was the brain-child of Alban J. Woodroffe, MBE, JP, a prominent local landowner and educationalist who, in 1932 supervised the construction of the original building on a magnificent hillside site overlooking the harbour town of Lyme Regis. For the first thirty years the school was a small mixed Grammar School drawing students from a wide rural and coastal area of West Dorset and East Devon. In 1950, a decision was taken to add boarding houses to the school with strong links being formed with Armed Services parents and those working overseas. In 1962 the Grammar School was re-organised into an 11 – 18 mixed Comprehensive School serving two-hundred square miles or so around Lyme Regis.