|Admin History||The redbrick building was called Lenton Hurst and in the late 1960s was a residential "block" of the hall. Lenton Hurst was built for cigarette manufacturer, W.G. Player, in 1896 and was one of a number of grand suburban houses built along the Derby Road boundary of the old Lenton Park estates. The architects were Marshall and Turner. Lenton Hall was built in 1965 by architecture firm McMorran and Whitby and is not to be confused by the former Lenton Hall which is now Hugh Stewart Hall. |
The donor provided the following information about his time in Lenton Hall: During the student's first year at the hall of residence there were formal evening meals each Tuesday and Thursday. Students had to wear undergraduate gowns on these occasions. These formal meals, though, had been abolished by his third year (1969-70). Students were invited in small groups of about six, to sit at the high table at these meals. Beforehand, these half a dozen went to the warden's house for sherry and chit-chat. The warden at the time, the Rev. Dicken, had a trick whereby he greeted you by name when you knocked on his door, although he'd never met you before. He had memorised the six faces from the hall application forms, which included passport-sized photographs.
|Custodial History||The photographs were gifted to the University in 2021 by physics graduate (1970), Eric Krieger, who lived in Lenton Hall in his first and third year at University. In the first year he lived in Lenton Hurst.. The postcards were sold at the porter's lodge of the hall.|