After my photograph of Oak Park School last week here’s another photograph of a school, this one a little more intriguing.
It shows the first school to be built for the fledgling Leigh Park estate located alongside Hooks Farm Way.
The houses of Tarrant Gardens now occupy the site.
Before it became Stockheath Infant and Junior School the camp served as the administration block and wardroom for HMS Daedalus III, a Second World War satellite camp from the base at Lee-on-the-Solent.
After the war it was used to house displaced people who had fled from war-ravaged mainland Europe.
When they moved out the huts were taken over by people who had been bombed out of Portsmouth until they were demolished and houses built on the camp which now covers Hazelholt Drive and Redbridge Grove, Bedhampton.
It was meant to be temporary until Barncroft, Trosnant and Riders Lane schools were built in the late 1950s.
However, it was still in use well into the 1970s.