Colomendy totem pole

totem pole in museum detail of colourful figure with outstretched wings at the top of the totem pole

Do you recognise this totem pole?

It was made by teacher Ken James and pupils from Sefton Park Secondary School in the 1960s and soon became a well-known feature of Colomendy Centre for Outdoor Education, in North Wales.

For generations of Liverpool children, Colomendy has been an essential part of their childhoods.

Originally built as an evacuation centre for Liverpool children during the Second World War, it has given many their first experience of the countryside.

Lent by Kingswood Colomendy, with permission from Liverpool City Council.

old photo of a child by the totem pole

Courtesy of Julia Bryan