Photos of school in Simla, India

By Judith Ellis

In our Archives there are eight photographs of schoolboys and staff at an unknown school. We do not know who donated the photos, many years ago.

On closer inspection we found photographers’ marks, all for Simla (now Shimla) India. One photographer was Fred Bremner; three are apparently ‘Albert Jenkins’, three are unmarked and the final one is ‘J & H King’.

There is a date, 1924, on a picture of a football team, and the cap badges appear to feature a bishop’s mitre. This leads us to conclude that this is Bishop Cotton’s School for Boys in Shimla, founded in 1859.

What more can you tell us? What is the connection with Chipping Campden?

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  • Hello

    My name is Stephanie Rigby of Kirrawee NSW Australia and I have a photograph of my grandfather he was in the British Army and the photo has the tag of J and H King Simla

    By Stephanie Rigby (29/08/2018)
  • Thank you for the information Stephanie. Have you got any more information? Do you know anything about the school in Simla? Was your grandfather there, and perhaps in one of our photographs?

    By Mary Fielding (17/09/2018)

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