School sport days – by KM

School sport days were inter Ham/Petersham days as I remember. We would have them on Ham Common. The other schools would be what was then St Andrews School – St Andrews was then at what is now St Thomas Aquinas Church. That ceased to be a school when St Richard’s School in Ashburnham Road was built.

The other local school would be then called the Orchard, that is the junior school but that is now combined with the nursery, Petersham Russell Nursery. They together make the Russell School today. When I was at school there was Meadlands, there was the Orchard in Petersham and St Andrews School and we would have these inter-school sports down on Ham Common.