View from Rose Walk

By Laurie Stonehouse

This interesting view of St Michael's Church was taken from the rear of Rose Walk. The small wooden hut just beyond the gardens was situated in the grounds of the former Southdown School, a small section of the school is just in view. The hut was known as the Bee Hive within Southdown School. I've been informed that in the 1950's, the girls from the Hillcrest School would have walked here to learn domestic duties, such as cooking and washing, whilst the boys had gardening lessons.

Photo:View from Rose Walk gardens towards Church hill - 1981

View from Rose Walk gardens towards Church hill - 1981

Carol Vale

This page was added by Laurie Stonehouse on 31/05/2009.
Comments about this page

I did make a comment earlier about girls learning domestic science in the hut where Southdown school stood. Our teacher was Mrs. Clement-Smith, and heaven help us if we just called her Mrs Smith.

By Reigna Mitchell
On 13/08/2009

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