This is my grandmother's old school photograph. She was born at the turn of the century and I would guess this photo was taken between 1902-1904.
The board that the boy in the front row is holding say "Medburn St Infants- group 4" The school was in the London Borough of Camden, Somerstown area and was built between 1873 and 1877 and from 1877-1904 took children up until the age of 11.
I'm pretty sure that this is my grandmother as I remember that expression! It lasted a lifetime!
Some of the others don't look that happy either!
|This little girl looks quite frail|
|And this boy looks so serious|
|I guess he didn't want his photo taken!|
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