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2 comments to Would You Like to ‘Swing’ on a Star?
I started school in 1953. On the left of the photo (the latticed work) was the assembly hall (when it rained) and on the right was the school canteen. I don’t remember the swing in the middle. It looks like a lawn in the middle and I have never seen grass in all the time I was there. In fact the whole “lawn” was covered with sand and the nuns had added coloured beads to the sand so that during recess the pupils would spend their time looking for beads. This, of course, meant that there was no romping around in the yard as practically everyone was searching in the sand. Could it then be that the photo was taken before the 1950s? The 3 persons in the photo, could they be nuns during the week ends? I have never seen the orphans dressed in long skirts.
Although we do not know for sure, I believe this photo is pre-war, maybe even the late 20s or early 30′s. We are hoping that some of the Old Girls’ Association might have some clues.