Monday, 29 June 2009


The photograph above (TOP) was taken today by Yours Truly and shows the rear end of the telephone exchange in Wellington Road as seen from Crescent Road. It is not my habit to go around taking photos of rear ends; the reason in this case was to illustrate the position of the former Christ Church School.

The black-and-white picture is a copy of a copy of a photo of Christ Church School. It is from the collection of Gaynor Williams who was a pupil there and remembers in particular a teacher named Miss Phyllis Owen.

The school entrance was in Vaughan Street and the canteen was on the corner of Gordon Avenue now occupied by a MUGA kickabout area. The children walked there to get their lunches. According to my mother who in the 1920s was a pupil at Christ Church School, the kids got there a lot quicker than they went back.