Esher, Class of 1981

Annie Bates

Annie remembers when an unexpected remnant of the War was found in the school grounds, and Claremont used as a film set:

“I have a memory of a WW11 bomb being in the grounds and how we all have to evacuate as they detonate the bomb. I’m not 100% sure where the bomb was but I believe it was outside the building towards the stables.  We all had to hide under the trees to the right of the main house, if the house was behind you.

I also remember that they began filming on the feature film of the Omen until the school realised what the subject it was.”