Saturday, June 9, 2012

The dining hall at boarding school in 1964

Back in 1964 when I was in grade 12, I attended a boarding school in Vancouver. Crofton House School housed its boarders in an old Edwardian mansion and the ballroom with its fancy fireplace and arched ceiling was used as the dining hall.  Just the other day I got a note from my old school with a link to a website page about the history of the old building.  

This photograph of the old dining hall caught my eye because I recognized some of the girls in the photograph--including myself.  Even though it's very blurry I was able to see my face among the diners.  I'm having trouble describing where I am in the photo but if you draw a line down the fireplace from in between the nearest two curved beams you'll be at the top of my head with the jackie kennedy hairstyle.  When I look at that photograph I'm brought right back to the dining hall and its rules from almost fifty years ago.  I even smell the Sunday lunch of  lamb with mint sauce and roasted potatoes.


  1. I think I see you. :)

    What a great pic!

  2. Isn't it fun to 'discover yourself' in an old photo? I wouldn't have found you without the directions...thanks! I tried looking for the other girls I knew from CHS but no luck. Are they even in the photo?

  3. ack... I couldn't find you... I wish the photo would get bigger my eyes don't work that well.
    But how wonderful that you were sent the link from your old school and you found your friends and of course yourself.
    When I was putting together the years book for the grade school when my children where going there, I always made sure that in the collage fun pages for that class, I put every child in that class. So if and when they looked back they would have extra photos of themselves.

    Interesting and fun post today.

    cheers, parsnip


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