Rosebank High School
Rosebank seems to have opened as a private day school in 1875 and a 1964 prospectus writes that it became Rosebank High School in 1939. There is a 1934 prospectus calling it Rosebank Boys' High School and fees termly were 4-6 guineas. The headteacher at this time was F.M Woode and the school was advertised as being situated in a healthy part of the town. From 1939, Kingsley Gallimore was the well known headmaster. In 1952 it was fully recognised by the Ministry of Education. It closed in 1987
In 1988 parts of it were demolished following a fire and Ambleside Manor remains as residential accommodation
The ladies are unknown although are definitely very smart for a sports' day. This is probably in the grounds of Rosebank, but could possibly be Park Drive ?
By the fashion, it is probably the late 1950s or very early 1960s.More detail »
The only names on the photo are Greg Malloy, Tracey Moody and Malcolm Johnson. By the fashions, this is late in the life of the school and the boys are wearing plain blazers, which were blue, rather than the distinctive striped ones.More detail »