Sunday, October 22, 2017

Violet St School

I went to the 150 year celebration of this school yesterday afternoon.
My mother had gone here at one stage ..she would often mention it I think with fondness.
As a family after the WW1 they moved around a bit in the area....Grandpa had been gassed in overseas service & 2 of his brothers are buried in France...
&
I guess that does something to a family...
I have no idea where they had lived tin the area....
So in some way I went to honour something my Mother had enjoyed & perhaps if I was fortunate to catch a glimpse of the family ...
That did not happen...
but I was witness to a smoking ceremony....choir singing ... & interesting children proud of their school.

Beautiful Building.
First opened as a German school