Sketching from the Orchard
The Abbey Gateway, by St Albans Abbey, is part of St Albans School – a private boys’ school founded in the year 948. Fortunately we have very good state secondary schools in St Albans, so I don’t lose much sleep about not being able to afford to send my children to this school. The most famous twentieth century old boy of the school is Professor Stephen Hawking. He came to speak to the pupils a couple of years ago and they kindly extended the invitation to pupils from the other St Albans schools, so my two eldest children were lucky enough to meet him. This is one of several lovely buildings that the school is housed in around the Abbey area of the city.