Aigburth Vale High School was built by Liverpool School Board, and opened in 1909. The school was located - not surprisingly - in Aigburth Vale. The 1930 Directory gives the address as Aigburth Vale, Lark Lane. The postcard on the left was given to all pupils (including Beryl SHAVE in Form 4B, whose daughter Barbara sent it to me) from the Headteacher of the time, Jessica Lupton COATES. Born in Birkenhead in 1878, she had been headteacher since 1908. She was a linguist, gaining a degree at Oxford and studying in Leipzig and Jena in the late 1890s.