Christmas Dinner

Clarendon School 1963

By Watford Observer

Christmas dinner
© Watford Observer 1963

Well before the days of Jamie Oliver, a dinner lady serves a Christmas meal to girls at Clarendon School in 1963.

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  • Christmas lunch was extremely popular in those days and very well patronised even by those who didn’t normally stay for lunch. The excellent team of dinner ladies produced magnificent festive fare, decorated the tables with candles (!) And greenery. Mrs Wade was in charge of this major exercise and always did a great job of producing excellent food for us all. I believe her children went to the school.

    By Peter Swain (07/04/2016)
  • The young girl in the second picture on the right, I recall. She worked with me for a very short while, in a Solicitors in Watford The Avenue. This must have been one of her first jobs, after leaving school.

    By Maureen Mellish (18/11/2015)
  • I remember the girl on the left of the right hand photo, she was in my class 2B in 1962. Here is a link to the class photo of 1962. I’m in the middle, far right. I was quite short then, hard to believe that 4 years later I was 6’5″.

    By John Motch (17/04/2013)