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School for girls up for sale -- April Fool's Day, 1959

An advertisement ran in the London Financial Times offering the highly respectable Francis Holland School for Girls for sale. Several dozen interested buyers phoned the school. A school spokesman later explained that the advertisement was a joke placed by a student "who'd got into trouble, trying to get back at the school." [Journal-Tribune, Apr 2, 1959.]

April Fool Categories: United Kingdom, 1959, School Pranks.
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