A.S. Trood, a silver medal and Belle Vue Hall School, Karen Eaton
John Locksley Kemp, a descendant of Richard Kemp, gave a silver medal, passed down through the Kemp family, to the Powerhouse Museum in 1984. Very little was known about the medal’s history until Karen Eaton came across it by chance while viewing the Museum’s on-line collection database. Also a descendant of Richard Kemp, an intrigued Karen set about discovering all she could about Belle Vue Hall school and its headmaster Abel trood. she explores trood’s life in England, America and Australia, reveals student life and activities at the school he established at Belle Vue Hall, and the life and demolition of the building itself.