Royal Opening

Princess Alexandra (standing, left) opening St George's Church of England School, Portsea, Portsmouth, in October 1962
Princess Alexandra (standing, left) opening St George's Church of England School, Portsea, Portsmouth, in October 1962
Theresa Paddon with her two children, Lee, 18 months, and Darren, three, at their home in Leigh Park

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Princess Alexandra, standing on the left, opening a new building for St George’s Church of England School, Portsea, on October 29, 1962.

The 1960s were an important time for education in Portsmouth, seeing the opening of Highbury College in 1962, the decision to make the secondary school system comprehensive in 1969, and the college of technology becoming a polytechnic in 1969.