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Schools of Marple and District


Collection of folders relating to schools of Marple and District.



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Education in High Lane : J Wilshaw
Photocopy of 36 typed pages entitled " Education in High Lane - How it all began" by Judith Wilshaw giving history of the Education in High Lane from the reign of Queen Victoria to the 1970's

Appointment of Mrs Bowden as Schoolmistress : 1887
Original handwritten letters dated 9th November 1887 confirming that Mrs R Bowden is to be appointed School Mistress of the Marple National School at a salary of £26 per annum starting on January 9th 1888.

Admission Register for Marple Schools including Evacuees : 1939/40
Six A3 photocopied pages from Admissions Register for Marple Schools 1938/40 including The Willows and Albert school.
Information given, date of admission, name, evidence of date of birth, date of birth, address and name of parent or guardian. last…

Material on Turf Lea Dame School
Material on The Dame School at Turf Lea :
1. Typed Document : "Mrs R Howard's recollection of Mr & Mrs Taylor of Turf Lea". Author / Date unknown
2. Hand written with typed transcript of recollections following article in the Reporter headed "The…

William Wood's Exercise Book : 1865
Original copy of school arithmetic excercise book belonging to William Wood at the Unitarian Day School 1865.
Copperplate handwriting with examples of simple addition, subtraction, mixed questions, Psalms and proverbs.

Marple Rose Hill County Primary School Opening : 1952 & Golden Jubilee 2002.
Photocopy of 5 page programme for the Opening of the Marple Rose Hill County Primary School by Alderman G F Gordon JP at seven pm on Thursday 3rd April 1952.
Detail of particulars of amenities and costs from John G Kellett, Director of Education,…

Notes & Drawing of Marple Grammar School
Several photocopies with information on Marple Grammar School;
1. Four photocopies of document referring to the Grammar School from 1716 - 1779 held at Cheshire County Records.
2. Typed transcript of one of the document giving information on…

Marple National School Minute Book 1831/82
Handwritten notes taken from Marple National School Minute Book dating from 1831 giving Committee Members, appointments, indentures for parcel of land to build day and Sunday School 1838.
Information from Charity Commission 1882.

All Saints National School : 1904 : Final Accounts
Photocopy of Letters from A M Cresswell, Hon. Secretary of All Saints National School containing Final Accounts dated 9th March 1904 with notification of Meeting of the School Building Committee, brief history of school along with progress report…

Booklet : All Saints C.E. Primary School : 1837 - 1987
A4 booklet produced for the 150 year celebration with history of the foundation of the school, reminiscences of old students and its place in the social life of Marple.
Edited by Graeme Brock.

Opening Event All Saints New School :  1902
Photocopy of programme for Opening of All Saints School Social Evening with recitation and concert.
Photocopy on same page Order of Proceedings for Saturday 3rd May 1902 laying of the Foundation Stone by Edwards Chapman M.P.

Cheshire County Forms : 1903 :   Record of Marple Schools
Three Cheshire County Council forms required under the Education Act of 1902 completed in 1903 with information on Marple National School, High Lane National School and Low Marple St Martin Church of England School.
Giving information on pupils,…

Booklet : Marple Hall Grammar School : Review of its Oeconomy
A3 Forty Four page Booklet entitled "Marple Hall Grammar School" A Review of its Oeconomy, printed in 1964, with information on teaching staff, departments, general aims and nature of the school and information on typical courses within the…

Evening Classes : Marple High & Willows Schools : 1909,1939 & 1952
Three pamphlets produced by Cheshire County Council on evening classes in Marple
1. Photocopy of Syllabus for 1909-1910 : Technical Instruction at Marple & High Lane with information on courses.
2. Original leaflet for Marple Evening Class for…

Material on "Comprehensive Education in Marple" : 1970's
Photocopied material on Comprehensive Education in Marple :
1. Two Newspaper notices from 1971 & 1972 giving formal Notice from Cheshire Local Education Authority proposed changes.
2. Correspondence between Education Department at Cheshire County…

Booklet : All  Saints C.E. Primary School Centenary of Opening
A4 Booklet published on 3rd May 2002 to commemorate the centenary of the opening of the "new" All Saints Primary School Building.
Brief history, photographs, reminiscences from staff and pupils Edited by Graeme Brock

Opening of Marple Hall County School for Girls : 1965
Photocopy of Dinner Invitation from the Chairman and members of the Cheshire County Education Committe on the occasion of the opening of the Marple Hall County Grammar School for Girls at the Belgrade Hotel, Offerton 22nd October 1965.
Also Plan of…

Doodfield Primary School 1968 - 1998
a. Ring bound booklet produced in July 1998 by Doodfield Primary School celebrating 30 years of history and reminiscences showing Admissions Register, School logbook and staff and teachers.

b. Newspaper cuttings on controversial plans for…

Booklet : Twenty Five Years at Marple Hall
Booklet "Twenty Five Years at Marple Hall 1960 - 1985" A Silver Jubilee Memoir of the Schools by C M Wilcock.
40 Pages with brief history of Marple Hall Grammar and Marple Hall Boys Grammar and its change to Comprehensive in 1974 its achievements…

Westland Boarding School : Advertisement
Advertisement for Westland Day & Boarding School at Ley Hey Park, Marple.
"Examinations taken in Music, Dancing, Arts and Crafts by London A.R.C.A., Swimming, Large Playing Field, Cricket, Football, Netball Hockey, Tennis and Drill.
Special care…

Mellor Primary School Location and Site Plan
Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, Education Department's drawings showing location and site plan for Mellor Primary School. Undated
Side A shows front,side and rear elevations.
Side B shows location map and alterations and compulsory purchase…

Ludworth School Trophy Shield : Cross Country
Two photocopies of colour photographs showing
1. EAPSSA Cross County (Boys) Shield from Ludworth School.
2. EAPSSA Cross County (Overall) Shield from Ludworth School. Date unknown circa 20century.
Donated by Mr Chinn, Deputy Head of Ludworth…

Apprentice Re-enactment by All Saints Primary School  : 2016
Numerous colour and black and white images of local children from All Saints Primary School re-enacting Samuel Oldknow "Apprentices" walk in costume from Mellor Mill to All Saints Church.

The Ridge Newspaper : 1991- 1993
Five copies of "The Ridge" Newspaper from Spring 1991 giving information on flexible learning and courses at The Ridge College with events in and around Marple.

Marple Ridge High School Reunion : 2002
Notice for Marple Ridge High School Reunion Class of 78, at Marple Cricket Club on 12th October 2002.
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