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Blenheim County Secondary School, new library

Blenheim County Secondary School, new library
Summer 1955. Image shows pupils of Blenheim County Secondary School in Blenheim Walk in the recently converted school library. There are a number of tables for reading and study and two boys are engrossed in a game of chess. The library contained around 1600 books and half of these were non-fiction. Sporting trophies, including a shield, are on display on top of the shelving.

User Comments:

Roger Hargrave

I was born in January 1948, so this picture was taken a few years before I attended Blenhieim, but the library is exactly as I remember it. Even the shield on the wall. Wonderful, I remember reading my first ever book in this library. It was 'Swallows and Amazons'. In many ways it was a good school, but a lot of caning and slippering went on. I often went home with a red arse that I was too scared to my parents.


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