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Alpha House School, Seymour Road, c1900 3 of 3

With thanks to HoL member Geraldine who alerted me to this school and to both her and Trisha for helping me find the photos. Geraldine remembers the school being "in the house right before the alleys, on the left-hand side looking up towards Wightman Road". However, looking at the three photos, at least two of them seem to have been taken behind different houses. The view in the third is completely different and it may or may not be in on of the same gardens as one of the other two schools. I wonder if the school may have moved premises at some point.

Records show that the school was affiliated to or run by St Paul's Church in Harringay.

The school was evidently still going in the 1940s since Geraldine attended it at that time.

Geraldine writes that it was also known as 'Miss Wainwright's School.'

I love the very Victorian looking lady in the back row, fourth from the left. (Click 'View Full Size')

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Albums: Historical Images of Harringay from 1885 - 1918 | 2 of 3 (F)

Comment by Geraldine on July 17, 2018 at 3:23

Thanks so much for these marvellous photos, Hugh.  I doubt the school had changed much in those 40 years.  The age range of children remained the same.  Also, we were taught by rote as would have been the case in Victorian times.  See attached extracts from my Alpha House School exercise book. 

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Comment by Hugh on July 17, 2018 at 10:24

Thanks for those pictures, Geraldine. Wot, no tick for your 4 times table? Tch!!  

Comment by Geraldine on July 20, 2018 at 0:48

Still no ticks 70 years on.  Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose.  I'd love to hear from anyone who remembers that school.

Comment by John Shulver on April 5, 2022 at 19:28

Wonderful group photo.  I bet your Victorian lady Hugh didn't stand any messing !   And what mementos you have there Geraldine....wow.   Were the "bars" really intended to keep you safe ?   More like impounded in my thinking.   Great.

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