By Rebecca Drew
BLACK AND WHITE photographs have been unveiled revealing the excitement and anxiety of going back to school for children waiting at London’s Waterloo station.
The incredible series of images show hordes of young schoolchildren eagerly waiting with their luggage and families for the train to take them back to boarding school.
One image shows a little girl saying goodbye to her beloved pet dog, two schoolboys reading the train departures board in search of their platform and another young boy sitting on a bench anxiously eating a bag of sweets.
Further photos show a brother and sister sitting with their mother as they wait for their train, a mother cleaning her son’s face before boarding the train and children desperately trying to catch a final glimpse of their parents waving them off as the train rolls out of the station.
The pictures were taken at Waterloo station, London in 1954 as the new school term began.