The view from the back of St.Edith's, the cricket pitch is still here, lots of houses have been built since the 1960's but still a lovely view - taken 2010
St Edith's in the 1960's - looks like Sister Lydia's first car Austin A40
Dial Hill Road is the highest point in Clevedon overlooking the Bristol Channel, the building which can only be described as a huge Mansion dominates the whole of Clevedon, it is built on a huge Rabbit Warren.
Hallam Hall was a Boarding School for approximately 10 years before it became an Orphanage for homeless children. The Community of the Sisters of the Church who took over the School renamed the building St. Edith's, this soon became home to endless children. The body of Sisters belonged to The Anglican Communion of the Church , they ran the Orphanage, they lived under the gospel values of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience.
St.Edith's remained for nearly 100 years, still caring for children before finally closing down in Janurary 1975. The building today , it is now a Grade 11 Listed Building, the name St.Edith's still remains ,the appearance is very much the same on the outside, its gothic style windows and turrett, however inside is a very different matter, the huge oak staircase and high ceilings are long gone, St Edith's is now 19 flats.
Inside the hallway at St Edith's- this has been altered but once was the entrace to the huge reception where the large christmas tree taken 2012
The view from St Edith's
The Somerset Times - looking for the kids of St Edith's
The Somerset Times looking for the kids from St. Edith's
The Bell at St Edith's overlooking the cricket field taken 2010