Aerial photographs in 1977 and 2011. The most recent addition in 1976 were the Squash Courts on the south side of the Sports Hall towards the bottom of the picture.
In 2011 the Performing Arts Centre is to be seen behind (above) the Sport hall and many of the troublesome flat roofs along the north side of the Dytche have been replaced as additional floors and other alterations have been built.
In 1952 the 178 students living at King Alfred’s could not have dreamt that in 2012 there would be taught on a scarcely enlarged site, some 7,000 students from over 50 countries. There were many overseas students through the years, from Africa, America, Asia and Europe. The foundations and the goodwill were there throughout these tumultuous years: the supportive staff and the Christian Mission remain. As a Hong Kong student wrote to Principal Stripe as he returned home after a year at Winchester in 1966:
‘I have had a good time during my one year course at King Alfred’s College, Winchester. It reminds me of the old Chinese proverb which goes “There are brothers in the Four Seas.” …I will remember you, my dear Principal, and King Alfred’s all the time.’
This is the last “Look Back” at the 60 Years of Development and Community Outreach exhibition marking Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee (1952-2012)
Click here if you haven’t seen Part 1 yet.