Wartime St. Vincent’s
Some eighteen months later in September 1939 and with the outbreak of World War Two, the school was evacuated to Bristol. The building survived and was used during that period as a communal meals service, as emergency accommodation and as a public shelter. After the war had ended, the school reopened, minus the orphanage.
At some point in history, Little Barlow Street became St. Vincent Street in keeping with the school’s name. You can see the original street name today painted on the wall above the Starbucks sign on the corner of St. Vincent Street.