Thanks to the generosity of Edge Hill alumnus and Honorary Fellow Anne Laing, we are able to look at these amazing images of the campus during its first two years of opening, 1933-35.
Here are a few selected images. You can see them all as a slideshow or gallery.
Note view straight through to the Quad.
Lovely snow image – the footprints lead to what looks like an allotment.
Do not try this in the present. (Is this Ruff Lane?)
A beautiful, formal shot of Hale Hall.
These candid snaps are both evocative and informative. Thanks Anne!
It’s possible this photo is the source for one of the common room photos such as Clough or Lady Margaret but it may have been taken separately.
Borneo Whitewood (Shorea plagata) flooring in the Reading Room, December 1934.
So little over a year after Edge Hill College moved to Ormskirk.
You know when you go to places like Alton Towers and they try to sell you an over-priced photo of you with your eyes closed on a roller coaster? I assumed that was a relatively recent phenomenon and restricted to the tackier side of entertainment attractions, but it seems I was wrong…
Taken during a visit to the Rushworth & Dreaper Collection of Antique Musical Instruments, 13 Islington Liverpool.
Students of Edge Hill Training College. 30th May 1928
It seems it was so much fun they had to go back a few years later:
Miss Deakin & Students, Edge Hill Training College. 17th June 1931
And by then it was a regular visit out:
Miss M. Deakin & Students, Edge Hill Training College. 6th June 1932