The Hackney Downs School Bus

The 653 Trolleybus, pictured here by an unknown photographer in Amherst Road, outside Gibbons Furniture Shop, was regarded by many boys as the “School Bus”.

Those who lived in Stamford Hill and Clapton, as well as those living in Cambridge Heath, used the Trolley and its Diesel Bus successor, the 253, to travel to School, although the boys in this picture are apparently from Upton House School.

 

 

Tony Lock - Cricket

Tony Lock teaching cricket to Grocers’ boys – Click here

 

 

 

Two Aerial Photographs submitted by Melvyn Brooks

 

Two similar views of the School – but Melvyn thinks they were taken the day before he entered the School, though I think they are separated by a few years – e.g. the prefabs were in place by 1953 but they replaced the Tennis Courts of pre-war fame.   But were they replaced, or moved?

Intriguing.

Willie

They are each presented in full and with just the school with Hackney Downs behind.