Parmiters School – Garston – Tuesday evening 17th December 2013


Photo shows me, Carol, Rev Donald and Gloria Keaveny, Chair of Abbots Langley Parish Council
We were invited to Parmiters annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, our first school Carol Concert this Christmas and it certainly heralded the coming of the festive season. The service was led by the Reverend Group Captain Donald Wallace and consisted of nine lessons interspersed with singing Carols by the choir and congregation. It was a delightful experience to join in with such fine young voices. One of the Carols was sung by the senior choir and was the French Traditional ‘Il est ne le divin enfant’, Carol leaned over to me and said that she remembers singing that version at school and still remembered the words.
 The school has its origins in the will of Thomas Parmiter, silk merchant, in 1681. In his last testament he left property to endow six almshouses and “one free school house or room” in Bethnal Green, London. From small beginnings the school grew over the years into a thriving boys grammar school. In 1977 the Trustees of the Foundation took the decision to move Parmiter’s to its present location in Garston where it was established as an all-ability, co-educational school.
Keep up the good work, you are one of the finest schools in the Three Rivers District.
Me and Headmaster Nick Daymond (recently an addition to Who’s Who)
We were welcomed by some members of the school orchestra.
More photos here

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