The school was built in 1856 under the name Christ Church District School for Girls and could accommodate 190 pupils. Later an infants building was added to one end, which could take 88 pupils.
This card depicts the school on Empire Day 1912, the publisher is not identified. How times change - men in cloth caps standing or kneeling on their bicycles, peering over the wall of a primary school would not be tolerated today! It looks as if there are dignitaries watching the proceedings.
Christ Church School closed in about 1969 and later demolished. A Safeways (now Morrisons) store has been built on the site.
As I have several images of The Skinners' School, here is a separate page.
Scanned antique postcard
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