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The Hilton College of today has been built up over a period of over a hundred years. The electric light, macadamized roads and hot showers which we take for granted were unknown to early Hiltonians. While today a Hilton boy swims in a modern tiled pool, complete with filtration plant, his counterpart of sixty years ago and more swam in the farm dam. While a motor car brings the Durban boy to Hilton in just over an hour, ninety years ago the trip took two days. Prep was done by oil lamp; hot baths were the privilege of seniors, water being carried by paraffin tins. The present dining hall was once the chapel, assembly hall and concert hall as well.

The estate is all that an Hiltonian of the 1870's would recognise in the Hilton of the 1990's, for he, like the present day pupil, wandered over the country side and knew Rolling Stones, Pinnacles, Gwen's and the rest.

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A magnificent donation by an Old Boy has galvanized the school into digitizing its records.  Through the work of AfricaMediaonLine a major step forward has been accomplished during the year and now important parts of the collection are available online. http://hiltoncollege.africamediaonline.com/ 

 

In the Dining Hall the portraits of the previous fifteen Headmasters hang. These are men who have given of their time and energy in leading this great school.

 

1880-1919

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1880-1919

For Team photographs 1920-1999 click the "Read More..." button

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