The Lost Photos of 1970s British Boarding School Life

Jocelyn Bain Hogg

While the photographer Jocelyn Bain Hogg was cleaning out his mother’s house after her death in 2014, he found a shoebox of old negatives from his time at Lancing College, an upper-class boarding school in West Sussex, England. Brushing aside decades of grime and dust, he found hundreds of frames taken between 1976 and 1981 that revealed forgotten friendships, crushes, and fights from his teenage years.

Click here to see what life was really like at one elite school — roughhousing, crushes, and spliffs included — in this feature story on TOPIC. 

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