24 Doors of Merchants’ – Day 10

Did you guess it? Day 10’s door is to the greenhouse at Stanfield, which forms part of the beautiful eco-garden tended to by the pupils.

Stanfield has always has lovely grounds; these extracts from the school magazine of 1945/46 give a flavour of what the pupils at the time thought of their surroundings.

Elizabeth Parkhouse and Shirley Smith both write of the beautiful grounds (at one point in its chequered past Stanfield had been a market garden). (Mr) Halewood was the gardener.

Shirley Smith left school in 1951 to go on to secretarial school and Elizabeth Parkhouse left in 1954 to read theology at Cambridge University and then went on to teach.