Phyllis Wallbank Educational Trust


The photo shows The Gatehouse School in Bethnal Green, the large building in the centre
background. The Phyllis Wallbank Educational Trust raised the money to purchase the building so
that three different branches could finally amalgamate. In the foreground is a group of
children, several of whom are wearing the school cape. Phyllis Wallbank is beside her large
St. Bernard dog who came to the school every day without fail and who was much loved by all. The
Shetland pony lived on the grounds and was looked after and ridden by the children. The
photo was taken in the seventies before Phyllis retired in 1979.