Collection AR144 - Lanfranc School Journey to Brittany

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Lanfranc School Journey to Brittany


  • 1950 (Creation)

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23 boys and two teachers (Messrs Harman and Firth) from Lanfranc Secondary Modern Boys School visited Plougasnou near Morlaix in Brittany, France during the Whitsun holiday 1950. The party stayed at the Hotel d Amerique with M. and Mme. Jegon. The school log book records that the party was away from 30 May until 09 June. It was the first time that the school had visited a foreign country and the first school trip abroad by a Croydon school since the Second World War.

One of the boys in the party was Derek Edward Croissant (05 Oct 1935 - 07 Jan 1999) who was a pupil at Lanfranc Boys School from 02 September 1947 to 19 December 1950, having formerly been a pupil at West Thornton Boys School. His address at the time was 286 Mitcham Road.

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Donated by Hazel Croissant, widow of Derek Croissant, in February 2006.

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Accession Number: A833

Records of Lanfranc school trip to Brittany, 1950

Records of school trip to Brittany, collected by Derek Edward Croissant (05 Oct 1935 - 07 Jan 1999) who was then 14.

1) Instructions from Head (typed with hand painted cover)

2) Diary of trip

3) School exercise book: French

4) Lanfrancian (December 1950)

5) Copy of French newspaper with report of visit and report from Croydon newspaper inserted.

6) 16 b/w photographs

Item date: 1950

Accession date: 09/02/2006

Custodial history: Donated by Hazel Croissant, widow of Derek Croissant, in February 2006.

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Records of school trip to Brittany in 1950 collected by Derek Edward Croissant

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Records of Archbishop Lanfranc High School are held at SCH72. A photograph album and diary of the trip are held at SCH72/5/3/ and SCH72/5/5.

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