I Remember Richmond - a Memory of Richmond.

I attended the Frenchgate School (1954). The head mistress was Nan Woodwark, a tall Viking of a

woman who would oftentimes speak of her Norse heritage. I managed to find her obit

on a website I came across. She lived to the age of 96 and was buried at a cemetery in

Darlington. Apparently her parents had been missionaries in the Far East.

It has been my fate to live my life in America, although I spent summers in Hong Kong and

lived off and on in Western Australia. I also attended school in Lausanne, Switzerland.

It is Richmond that has stayed with me all these decades. I treasure the years I spent at

that wonderful school. Happiest years of my life.

What I would like to find out is what happened to the Frenchgate School? I cannot find any

information about it online. Also, I am planning a trip next year. I want to locate the building

that was my school. If anyone can give me any information concerning the school, I would be

delighted. Also, if you could recommend a good place to stay for a few days , in Richmond.

Thank You. I can be reached at poppy21@coastside.net

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