Strawberry goes to school
Recently, we had a visit from ex-student Bill Dudley. Bill started school at North Ryde PS in 1954 and he would walk to school with bare feet and no uniform. Bill said he would often bring Strawberry the family cow with him across Lane Cove Road, which was a dirt road in those days, and leave her down at the bottom of the playground to graze. He would then pick her up after school and walk her home to be milked. It certainly was a different life in North Ryde in the 1950s.