West Heath School For Young Ladies, 1 Ham Common, Greater London

West Heath School For Young Ladies, 1 Ham Common, Greater London
Photograph taken 28th March 1923 © Historic England Archive ref: BL26554_005

Pupils in a carpentry class at the West Heath School for Young Ladies. West Heath house became a 'school for young ladies' in 1879, under the guidance of the Reverend and Mrs Powers. It had formerly been home to HRH Robert Philippe, Duc de Chartres, grandson of King Louis Philippe of France. In c.1900 it was bought by teachers Miss Lawrence and Miss Skeat, who commissioned this photograph.