photo was acquired from the Knowsley Council
Photographic Archive and dated the view of the
St.Helens Road to between 1924 and 1944. Rod
Crook feels that it is more accurate to date the
photograph as from the 1930s,
"Without doubt it should be
located firmly in the 1930s section.
Here are a couple of reasons. The Hall was
not built well after the first part of the
School. The house I was born and brought up in
was built in 1930 and is clearly visible- looking
across the playing fields to St James Road (note
that the old hedges are still there).
Nothing would have been photgraphed in the 1940s
(time of war), and also there are some missing
air raid shelters- on St James Rd itself as
well as the School. My best guess as to
time would be late 1930s- say
1937 to summer 1939. ( I also think I
see signs of the old tennis nets on the
playground and tennis was notplayed in the
Someone else might be able to narrow this down
more precisely but that's not far off!"