Victorian strollers with the Mayor

New Christ Church primary school first opened its doors to pupils on 14 July 1868 and on 14 July 2018 they celebrated with a summer fair.

The fair was attended by Reading mayor, Councillor Debs Edwards, the vicar of Christ Church Rev Dr Peter Day and curate Dr Liz Ratcliffe. Queen Victoria and other members of the Victorian Strollers added a colourful touch of time travel to proceedings.

Two former pupils

Two sisters who had been pupils at the school in the 1930s are picture above. Their mother had also attended the school in the early twentieth century.

Display boards described the history of the school, copies of the earliest plans and photographs of pupils from the past, including Marianne Faithfull who lived just over the road at No 41.

  1. New Christ Church primary school
  2. Victorian Strollers
  3. Derek Crisp, The History of Christ Church CE Primary School 1868-2000
  4. New Christ Church school celebrates its 150th birthday on 14 July