Wednesday, July 23, 2008

ABC Wednesdays - A for Alberton

Alberton is a western suburb of Adelaide, a few kilometres from Port Adelaide. This is Alberton Primary School's original building; the one I sat in during my early school years.

When I went to school the overall school site was much different. A street ran past the front of the school, about where the goal posts are. The spot where I took this photo was private housing. We did not have a grassed playing field; for major events like our annual sports day we used the Alberton Oval, about a kilometre away across the Port Road.

Along the road to the left was the site of the Junior Primary School. This site now has new buildings and is the main administrative area for the current school, along with many of the classrooms.

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david mcmahon said...

G'day Gordon,

I know Adelaide fairly well. One of my kids even barracks for Port Power, so Alberton is very familiar!

Coastal South Australia even features prominently in my first novel!

CaBaCuRl said...

Great idea for A! I could also have posted about my primary school in Sydney, Athelstane, which still has the original timber classrooms I sat in 40+ years ago!! Like your old school, it has also taken over houses nearby, including the house in which we lived, to build new brick classrooms & facilities.