London Normal School

London Normal SchoolSeventy-five years ago, my grandfather’s sister, Helene Duck, embarked on an adventure. She left her comfortable rural community of Morpeth, Ontario, and ventured to the nearby city of London to attend “Normal School” – which was where teachers were trained. I’m going to be sharing a series of her letters home, so I thought it would be interesting to learn a little more about the school. I have a copy of “The Spectrum,” the yearbook from the school in 1939-1940. Its pages are filled with records of the year – from social outings to the typical sports team and glee club groups. At the back are dozens of autographs of classmates who became dear friends and travel partners in Helene’s future.

London Normal School The Spectrum, 1939-1940The Spectrum, London Normal School, 1939 to 1940

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From what I can tell, the building is still standing in London, Ontario, though vacant today. Here is a little blurb on the history of the school. Stay tuned to my blog for some first hand accounts from a young student in 1939! Some of the information is really interesting.

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