I'm going to call you that because I like the name--but do correct us if you would prefer your real name!
Lovely to hear from you Lucy.
It's nice to hear from folks who were at Harpenden after my time, as well as during my time. There must have been some changes (TV., youth clubs and such) but other than that, it seems like it might have been much the same as the experiences of us earlier folks.
I don't recall a Sister Ella, so can only assume she came to Harpenden later.
It's amazing that you remember the day you arrived at Harpenden when you were only three years old. I was five and a half when I arrived, and have almost no recollection of either that day, or for the months that immediately followed! I was apparently attending the school that was still at Highfield for those first few months, because my records tell me so! But it's a complete blank!
I see that you call yourself a strange child. I wonder how many of us think we were strange children?! I feel the same way. I'd like to think, nowadays, that we were probably fairly normal, and that it was the circumstances in which we found ourselves that were strange! But then again, maybe we really were strange! :-) And maybe "strange" isn't so bad.
Looking forward to hearing more of your time at Harpenden, and it will be so great to see your pictures when you get a chance to upload them. It's easy to do that. Just click the "upload files" button at the bottom left of the posting window, and click on the picture you want to upload from wherever you have it on your computer.
All the best!