Boarding School

Packed off to boarding school where he is described as ‘wild card’ and founds Boogie-Woogie appreciation society

Letter to Santa by John Hoppy Hopkins on 23 December 1945, aged 8

  1. Hoppy’s Letter to Santa, aged 8

John Hopkins in the cricket team at Caldicott School, Farnham Common, Bucks, circa 1943-46

  1. Hoppy in the cricket team at Caldicott School, circa 1943-46

Hoppy the photographer

  1. Hoppy and Marilyn Hopkins with a Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London, circa 1946-7

John Hoppy Hopkins at Caldicott School bicycle cross country race, sporting number 9, circa 1946-9

  1. Hoppy sporting number 9 during a Caldicott School cross country race, circa 1946-9

John Hoppy Hopkins at Yew Tree House, Farnham Royal, Bucks. 1946/1951

  1. Hoppy relaxes at Yew Tree House, Farnham Royal, Bucks. 1946/1951

 

Boy Scout