A wonderful book cataloguing the story of Seaford College through the ages (now as a second edition available in paperback) written by Mrs Joscelyn Johnson. Wife of the school’s inspirational head, the late Charles Johnson, Joscelyn worked on the book for a number of years and the first copies rolled off the presses in August 2009. The book has been a great success. Sadly we said goodbye to Joscelyn in late 2014, see this link.
The story of Seaford begins in 1884 and her fascinating history of the College takes the school from its early days at Seaford in East Sussex, through the War years in Worthing, to its current home at Lavington Park some 125 years later.
All new and old Seafordians, staff and families will enjoy this story of a school that has been established with strong values at its core to which every individual can subscribe. Few people are fortunate to have such fond memories of their schooldays and comments on College life through the ages include things such as: “They were ‘salad days’ – great days – and my memories of them are filled with warmth” and “I wouldn’t have swapped my time with anyone.”
She points out that the strong values of its early days still continue under the leadership of the present headmaster John Green. “Seaford does not create a mould; it strives to develop the whole person giving each one the best foundation it can for the future. Many men and women have shaped Seaford’s progress and amongst these have been some great personalities,” she said. Compiled and edited by Joscelyn, the story of Seaford is coloured by a mosaic of memories taken from old school magazines, individuals’ memories and a great deal of other research.
Joscelyn joined the school’s academic staff at its wartime home in Worthing and it was from there that she married Charles Johnson who was to be headmaster for over 46 years.