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Digital Photograph - Four Girls Riding their Bikes to School, Noble Park, late 1950s Image Reg. No: MM 110872

Black and white photograph showing Denise Taylor with her sisters Lorraine and Lynette, and their friend Beverley Lloyd, with their bicycles in Noble Park, 1958-1959.

They were cycling to Springvale High School, which was something they did every day. Denise remembers: 'It was good exercise, a 3 mile trip.' They cycled like this for two years until Denise's sisters left school. After that Denise opted for train travel, because she didn't want to cycle alone.
Digital image file. A digital photograph was taken of the original black and white print.
Description Of Content:
Four girls in school uniforms - dresses and blazers - standing by their bicycles on a suburban street. The bikes all have baskets on the front with school bags in them. Houses are in the background.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Denise Clarke, 2006
Contributed by Mrs Denise Clarke
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: bicycles, school girls, school uniforms
Themes this item is part of: Transport Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: ROAD TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Cycles
Tertiary Classification: bicycle riding
Original Caption: Girls riding to school
Inscriptions: Ready for school Agnes St. 19/58/9 z 34
People Depicted: Taylor, Denise; Lloyd, Beverley; Taylor, Lorraine; Taylor, Lynette
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Noble Park, Victoria, Australia, 1958-1959
Photographer: Unknown


John Hervatich Posted on 18 Jan 2010 2:02 AM
I was raised, and still live in west Springvale, near Springvale West Primary school, (my old haunt). The school has barely changed in appearance, save the name. Wish I could say the same for the neighborhood.... Regs. John. age 46.

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