Wimbledon County School for Girls: Sports Day

Wimbledon County School for Girls:  Sports Day

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Partial / Incomplete Date c 1954
Area Merton Park
Picture Reference Wim_​33_​1-46
Original Format Photo
Notes / History In 1954, students at the Wimbledon County School for Girls put on a demonstration of gymnastics and dancing as a way of thanking their parents and members of the community for contributing to the school's Swimming Bath Fund, a ten year fundraising project.

The school was initially founded in 1905 as a teacher's training centre, but a secondary school naturally grew up around it, which was formally recognised in 1907. Despite this, due to the war and other issues, the Wimbledon County School did not acquire a permanent building until 1924. The school closed in 1969 when Merton reorganised their comprehensive educational system, and was merged with the Rickards Lodge School.

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