On 1st November, 23 members of the Radley community joined Radley Archivist, Clare Sargent, for an online oral history event looking at the rich history of Covered Passage.

We charted the early history of Covered Passage as a route between Big School and Chapel, and some of the early escapades that were staged there, through to the Amnesty Cage of the 2000s. Clare shared an array of historic images, showing the evolution of the architecture, and also plans for the future: a timeline of Radley College history, which will be installed soon.

Those on the call added hugely to the event by sharing their memories of Covered Passage, and reminiscing together to paint a vivid picture of life at the school in the 1950s and 60s. These memories are very valuable to the school, and our online Archives events provide an opportunity for us to gather them for future generations. You can watch online via YouTube.

This event was part of the Radley Then & Now series. You can catch up on previous events on our Radley Then & Now playlist.

Historic photo of covered passage with flooboards.
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