Originally built 1889. Francis and James Reynolds provided a building which could accommodate 400 school children on the ground floor with the church on the floor above. In 1900, the average attendance was 260. The present parish church was opened in 1910, next to the school building.  Head in the mid 1920s was Elizabeth BOULGER, born in Liverpool in the late 1890s. On the night of 5th September 1940, incendiary bombs set the church on fire and on 22nd October, a high explosive bomb fell in the playground between the church and the school, shaking the buildings to their foundations.

All Saints_2006

Both photos (above, 1972 - LRO) and right (August 2006, just after the West Ham game) are of the building which houses the infants’ department (built 1961), and is right next to the church. The juniors’ building is located in the Townsend Lane site, which was at one time I think a secondary school.

Jan tells me that local children used to believe that the hands from the statue went crawling around the neighbourhood at night...it's one way of getting the children in on long summer nights! This is only a stone’s throw from Anfield Primary, with its haunted bell tower! Spooky kind of place, altogether!

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