Miss Booth ran her school in The Church House between 1960 and 1972.
She opened the school around 1960, perhaps to fill the gap locally after Sally Richens' Manse School closed. There were about 15 children at the school. Local children included those of Robert James, Humphrey Hope, Keith Haddrell, Barry Kempton, Brudenell-Bruce, and Marriots of Inkpen. The school closed in the summer of 1972.
Miss Booth was said to have been a brilliant teacher of young children and got them all going on the 3 Rs and much else besides.
(With thanks to Robert James)
- Church House (now Croft Hall), Aug 2001. Site of Miss Booth's School
- Miss Booth with the pupils, c1969-70. Back row, L-R: John Warr, Fiona Lees-Millais, ?, Richard Gregory, Sally Bigart, Miss Booth, Louise Brudenell-Bruce, ?, ?Sinclair Cramsie, Catherine Brudenell-Bruce, ?. Front row, L-R: Mandy Warr, ?, Louise Haddrell, Miss Booth, ?, ?, Lucy Somerset. (With thanks to Keith & Yvonne Haddrell)