Trinity Street school memories

THOUSANDS of children were pupils at Trinity Street, Ipswich, infant and junior schools, among the tiny back to back houses in the shadow of the gas works at Ipswich Dock.

It seems the schools were replaced by Cliff Lane School just before the Second World War. Memories of that part of town have been featured in recent Kindred Spirits along for an appeal for photographs of life there. Two readers have sent photographs although no photographs of the buildings have yet to come to light.

Lesley Keeley, of Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich, said: “I found your article on the Trinity Street schools very interesting as my mother Elsie was born at 10 Trinity Street and attended both schools.

“She lived with her parents Martha and Ernest Lankester and her six siblings in the house next door but one to the corner shop. All the Lankester children attended Trinity Street schools.”

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