Might be related to Hugh’s school days.
Hove’s Old Schools – Hove High School
by Judy Middleton
Published originally in Tales of the Old Hove Schools (1991) revised 2012
There seems to have been a school at 49 Clarendon Villas as soon as the building was erected in the 1880s. It is still there and just as imposing with its yellow brick and red brick dressings rising to four storeys. Above the front entrance there is a curious female torso jutting out like an old ship’s figurehead. In October 2012 the building looked somewhat forlorn as it was swathed in scaffolding and plastic sheeting while yellow leaves scudded about the steps.