July 1926: Tennyson Road Primary marks Luton Jubilee

July 1926, Tennyson Road Primary School
July 1926, Tennyson Road Primary School

This week Tennyson Road Primary School in Luton is celebrating its centenary.

This week Tennyson Road Primary School in Luton is celebrating its centenary.

July 1926, Tennyson Road Primary School

July 1926, Tennyson Road Primary School

During the week, pupils are putting information into a time capsule.

They will also be creating a special mosaic with an artist who has been commissioned to turn one of the pupils’ entries into a large wall hung mosaic. They youngster will also be painting large canvases, and having a picnic in the school’s secret garden .

Tomorrow, ex-pupils, the mayor, MPs and governors will be visiting for tours of the school and an assembly.

A plaque will be unveiled by a former pupil, who is a war veteran, and the school’s Tower of London Poppy will be placed in the secret garden.

As part of the centenary celebrations, deputy head Jo Quince has been hunting through archive material, including these two photos taken on July 9, 1926 . She believes they were taken to mark the Jubilee of the incorporation of the Borough of Luton.

Jo’s nanna (Margaret Healey) is in the group photo (second row, second in from left) and in the playground shot (front middle with the dark belt on).