School Trip to France (did I go on my own?)

I have been looking through some old photograph albums that I previously took no notice of because the photo’s are not of the best quality! Going back to 1970 when I was 12 years old and in the first year at Westlain Grammar School, the pupils in our year went on a day trip to France. I remember the excitement of thinking I was going to another country!

My parents bought me a camera so I could record this monumental event in my life! Here are my photographs.

However, it would appear I went on my own, and no one was around in Calais on that day. Does anyone else remember going on this trip?

The subtitles are the words recorded on the reverse of the photos.

A big store in Calais

A big store in Calais

A fountain

A fountain

An open store in Calais

An open store in Calais

The garden where we had our lunch - Calais

The garden where we had our lunch – Calais

Another view of the gardens in Calais

Another view of the gardens in Calais

Flats in Calais

Flats in Calais

The Casino in Calais

The Casino in Calais

The Casino

The Casino

The Town Hall

The Town Hall

The White Cliffs of Dover

The White Cliffs of Dover

 

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4 Responses to School Trip to France (did I go on my own?)

  1. Patty Levy says:

    Did you go by Tunnel under water or by Boat?
    Nice memories of school trip!

    • It was so long ago Patty, the Channel Tunnel was still a dream! We went on a boat/ship. We were all sick on the way home, it was very choppy! I just remember being so excited at going to another country!

  2. Dear Jackie,
    You might have gone with your French teacher, Ken Gloyn. Sadly Ken died earlier this week at the age of 93. He was the “Président” of our French circle for many years, so if you have any memories of him we would love to hear from you.
    Suzanne

  3. Hello Jackie,

    Was your French teacher Ken Gloyn? Sadly Ken died earlier this week at the age of 93. He was the “Président” of our French circle for many years. If you have any memories of him, we would love to hear from you.
    Suzanne

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