From the Archive

"At last war in Europe ceased and 8th May 1945 was declared a public holiday. This meant a whole day to spend as we wished, apart from a Grand Picnic behind the boarding houses in the afternoon and a bonfire on the lower playing field once it was dark. It turned out to be a day of mixed emotions, most girls happy that air raids had ended and we no longer had to carry gas masks, whilst others were sad to realise that fathers and brothers would never come home again."

On this 75th anniversary of  VE Day we have recreated the 1945 edition of Machio with some archive material and the wartime memories of a few Old Girls. It is a poinant reminder 

To find out more about VE Day watch Miss Simmonite's fabulous House Assembly, complete with tips on how to recreate your own 1940s hairstyle!