Saturday, 11 May 2013

Sepia Saturday 176 - schools

No test tubes in my collection, but I did manage to stay on a scholarly theme for this week's Sepia Saturday with this page listing advertisements for schools and colleges, taken from a 1920's London guidebook. I wonder how many of these establishments are still running today? I particularly like the selling point of Sommerville House, St. Leonard's-on-Sea, with its bracing climate but am not sure what to make of the liberal diet offered at Quarndon House, Felixstowe.

Vintage schools listing from a 1920's London guidebook
Vintage schools listing from a 1920's London guidebook


8 comments:

  1. Do you believe in coincidence? I just looked at an old photo of Sommerville House School, St Leonards on Sea for sale on ebay at the moment!

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  2. HA -- a liberal diet sounds good to me! Maybe there were a lot of austere schools around back then.

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  3. So schools we even advertising back then.

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  4. Wow, that is amazing, and must be something out of the ordinary from Bob's comment. Lucky you!

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  5. What did you do if your father wasn't a gentleman?
    Nancy

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  6. "Bracing climate" is so very British. Imagine reading this over tea in Kenya and deciding which one would suit your daughter.

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  7. ... and modern sanitation too. What more could one ask?

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