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St Giles School Christmas 1975
Ho ho ho! The children and staff of St Giles School Croydon enjoy a special visit from Father Christmas himself
Amateur film 1975 5 mins Silent
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On a surprise visit to the school, Father Christmas gives out presents to the smiling children and helpful staff. St Giles School was opened in 1925 and was originally sited in Thornton Heath. In 1933 the school moved to Featherbed Lane where this film was shot and in 1977 it moved to its current site in Pampisford Road. St Giles is a specialist school for pupils with physical disabilities and complex medical needs, and pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties.
This film is from the collection of Museum of Croydon a member of the London's Screen Archives Network.
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