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WINTERSDORF

WINTERSDORF

Postcard showing the WINTERSDORF HOTEL? Birkdale. Early 20th cen.

Ron
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1986

This was an exclusive private girls' school, eventually absorbed by Trinity Hall school in the 1920s. It was demolished in the late 1980s and hideous modern flats now occupy the site

Comment by Brendan Carroll - 15th April 2016 at 11:26

In the 1880s it was attended by Helen Noble (b. 1877 d 1967) and her sisters. Helen later married the poet Edward Thomas, killed in April 1917 and described by Poet Laureate Ted Hughes as 'the father of us all.' Helen's memories of the school can be found in 'Helen Thomas, Time and Again. Memoirs and letters' edited by her youngest daughter Myfanwy Thomas, published by Carcanet Press, 1978.

Comment by Alan Williams - 3rd May 2017 at 10:46

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