The portraits in gilded frames gaze down on to tables in the refectory at Stonyhurst College in this photograph taken in 1954.

It’s a fascinating glimpse inside one of the country’s oldest private schools with the numbered tables and the various condiments - including HP sauce - and the staff tables on a slightly raised area.

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry - known as Hogwarts - is the boarding school of magic for students in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.