Christ's Hospital ~ since the amalgamation of the girls' school with the boys' it has now been converted into luxury apartments

The girls' day and outdoor clothes

The girls' underwear and night clothes

Going home clothes with straw paniers

One of the younger girls with a Black Ape ! (a prefect)

Skipping ~ note black stockings and buttoned boots

Theological arguments in the airing cupboard

Summer frock ~ and still with black stockings and button boots !

The Mad Hatter's Party planning more mischief on shelves of games cupboard

Collecting drinking water from the pump

In our Sunday clothes

The Juniors playing croquet

Silhouette of Louie Angus cut on Southend Pier 16 August 1917 when she would have been about ten.

Mother's memories of her years at Christ's Hospital, Ian Allen, 1981

Some of Mother's illustrations of life at Christ's Hospital between 1916 and 1926 which appear along with dozens of others in her recollections of her time there : BLUE SKIRTS INTO BLUE STOCKINGS, Ian Allen, 1981 ~ just before the Hertford school was closed down and the girls amalgamated with the boys school at Horsham, Surrey.

I have included a good number of Mother's pictures as they are so lively and naïve.


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14.03 | 05:51

Hi Joy, came across your blog while researching the Sanders, thanks for the interesting read about them and your lovely house.

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Michael ~ happily ~ and good luck ~ I'd like to know the outcome ~ joy peach

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