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Lyrical launch for school complex

PUBLISHED: 10:43 24 June 2014

Tim Rice with Aldwickbury pupils

Tim Rice with Aldwickbury pupils

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Lyricist and author Sir Tim Rice was guest of honour at his alma mater Aldwickbury School in Harpenden to celebrate the opening of a new hall complex, the culmination of an eight-year building project

The hall is named after former headmaster Brian Chidell, a noted music lover, whom many former pupils remember taking them to various concerts in his old Ford. Chidell was also one of the founders of the Harpenden Light Operatic Society.

A new dining room forming part of the complex has been named after the other founding headmaster, Kenneth Castle. He was the headmaster of a school called Lea House, which was on the site of the current Lea Court in Harpenden, before buying Aldwickbury in 1948 with Chidell.

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