There is no doubt that Miss Hale was a very great lady; to most of us a remote and powerful presence, yet to anyone in real distress she could be infinitely kind. Her mental capacity and her ability to deal with the many difficulties that wartime brought were without parallel. She was really an old lady, 66 years old when I left College but neither her demeanour nor her dress showed it.
There was never any doubt that she was “The Principal”.
A.M.E. Walker, student 1915-17.
From a letter written in the 1990s about one of Edge Hill’s most loved and respected Principals.