Sir, Many of your readers will remember a boys' Prep School in Windermere, called The Craig, which started in 1899 and closed in 1966.

The two headmasters were William Snow (1899-1936) and his son-in-law Edward Hewetson (1936-1966).

It was located on Lake Road between the police station and Beresford Road.

The boys went on to Public Schools (St Bees, Sedbergh, Rossall, Shrewsbury, St Edward's Oxford among others), some of them winning scholarships. Cricket and football were keenly taught and played, and the boys had regular expeditions to the hills, especially climbing Helvellyn each summer to see the sunrise.

Geoffrey Fallows (1950-1955) is writing a book giving the story of The Craig and invites all old boys with memories of their time at the school, to get in touch with him. (0208 4492980 email:

It is also proposed to hold a reunion lunch at the Hydro Hotel in Windermere on May 10 (cost £22). Early soundings have aroused much enthusiasm for this and tickets may be obtained from: Mrs Penelope Grierson (nee Hewetson), The Cottage, Watermillock, Penrith CA11 0JH, (017684 86698) or Tim Lewis, The Lodge, Crocker End, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon RG9 5BJ. Telephone 01491 641651 or email:

Wives are invited. All the Hewetson children are coming (Patricia, Diana, Penelope and Christopher) now in their 60s and 70s.

Penelope Grierson, Watermillock Christopher Hewetson