Retromail: Eldon Grove’s Victorian values back in 1999

OLD SCHOOL: Eldon Grove pupils enjoying their history day
OLD SCHOOL: Eldon Grove pupils enjoying their history day

SURPRISED to see Victorian photos in colour?

Actually these snaps from our archives don’t go back that far.

They actually date from just 15 years ago, the summer of 1999, when pupils and teachers at Hartlepool’s Eldon Grove Primary School dressed up in period costumes.

One teacher got right into the spirit of Victorian values, pretending to chase the youngsters with a cane.

The school itself is a comparative youngster, opening in 1989 on the site of the old High School For Girls.

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