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Charlestown Primary school by Peter W. Marks

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Charlestown Primary school

This carving shows the date of construction of the primary school in the small port of Charlestown, Cornwall. What is interesting is that it had its name 'Charlestown'removed around 1939/1940 during World War 2. Britain was aware of Hitler's plans to invade us and to make things more difficult for the German invaders all indications of village and town names and sign posts were removed from those on the coast.
I attended this school which would accept 4yr olds, in 1942 for just one year and was then transferred to another school closer to home which took 5yr olds.
The school building is now a private residence and even now, seventy years later I can recall a little red truck which was kept in a glass cabinet in our classroom. A reward for good behavior or achievement in spelling or arithmetic was to be permitted to play with the truck during lunch break.
And yes, since you asked, I got to play with it quite often!

Uploaded on 1/5/2013 5:07:53 PM
Made with Olympus Camedia C-4000 Zoom Digital Camera
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