Here’s a treat for you!
This photo was taken outside my house in Southampton. I remember the photographer calling and I believe it was then tinted by hand, the results you can see for yourself.
I am wearing the school uniform for Clark’s College, a secretarial school I attended from 1952/53 onward. Clark’s College was next to St Anne’s in The Avenue, Southampton – I wasn’t clever enough to go to St Anne’s although I do remember the nuns taking me into a room to take the exam.
As a student I swam for the school in The Lido in Southampton, which I believe is now buried under West Quay somewhere. I had to dive into the water which I hated, so it was a mixture of trying to jump in along with a sort of dive. We also played netball in the paddling pool next to The Cowherds in The Avenue.
My least favourite lesson was art because I was useless, and always hoped to sit next to a girl called June Cull because she could draw!