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Coleorton Hospital & School

Coleorton Hospital & School

The last and 3rd Viscount, Thomas Beaumont died on June 11th 1702, and was buried in the family vault at St. Mary’s Church. There is no monument to his memory, but his name lives on in the Hospital and Free School. In his will, dated 20th August 1701, he set up a trust to erect a combined “Hospital and Free School” in the Church Town area of Coleorton.

Lucy Beckwith

Lucy Beckwith

(Photograph from the Leicester Advertiser 1975 – copyright held by the originator) It was recorded in an article in the Leicester Advertiser July 25th 1975, that one of the headmistresses at the Coleorton Hospital & School who taught the girls, was the formidable Lucy Beckwith, a stickler for discipline. It is reputed she wore a whale bone corset from which she would whip a whale bone and rap any erring pupil and reigned from 1817 to 1857

Viscount Beaumont C Of E Primary School

Viscount Beaumont C Of E Primary School

The school was built in 1867, close to St. John’s Chapel. It was built at the expense of Canon William Beresford Beaumont. A residence for the headmaster was incorporated at the RH side of the school. It is currently one of the oldest surviving schools in the area, and its motto is - “Be Kind to One Another”. It was built to house boys, girls and infants and in its early days it was referred to as a “National School” which was often the case with Church of England denomination schools.

Cannon William Beresford Beaumont

Cannon William Beresford Beaumont

Viscount Beaumont School benefactor

William Briggs

William Briggs

2nd Headmaster Of Viscount Beaumont School and Headmaster Of Staunton Harold School In 1861 William Briggs, the son of Samuel Briggs, an agricultural labourer and a stocking frame knitter, was born in Melbourne, Derbyshire on Nov 3rd 1832. William and Emma Briggs moved to the Viscount Beaumont School, Coleorton in the summer of 1868, by which time they had two children. He retired in 1901 following 32 years plus service.

George John Leeds

George John Leeds

Mr. Leeds (known as Billy), of Southend–on–Sea, headmaster of Coleorton Viscount Beaumont School 1924 - 1953

Viscount Beaumont School Pupils

Viscount Beaumont School Pupils

Pupils at Viscount Beaumont School, dating from 1898 under the Headship of William Briggs who features in this photograph

Viscount Beaumont School Pupils

Viscount Beaumont School Pupils

Pupils at Viscount Beaumont School, dating from 1898 under the Headship of William Briggs whose wife Emma features in this photograph (Note the large number of seggs / studs in the soles of the boy’s boots)

Viscount Beaumont School Pupils

Viscount Beaumont School Pupils

Pupils at school in 1905 under the headship of Mr. H. M. Cuthbert

Viscount Beaumont School Pupils

Viscount Beaumont School Pupils

The pupils at Viscount Beaumont School in 1922 Under the headship of Mr. H. M. Cuthbert

Senior Pupils Viscount Beaumont School 1940

Senior Pupils Viscount Beaumont School 1940

Back Row L to R - G Martin, J Granger, G Wooley, N Marshall, J Yates, N Green, E Smallwood, M Potter, L Bird Middle Row L to R - ? Green, R Wallis, F Green, B Whitehead, R Marshall, J Clarke, B Green, F Richards, J Frettsome, M Parker Second Row L to R - D Darby, V Birch, B Robinson, M Bettison, D Platts, N Parker, D Martin, G Martin, N Brooks, G Parker, G Darby Front Row L to R - W Robinson, K Smallwood, C Bird, A Yates, A Platts, R Platts, J Martin, N Elliot, B Wooley, J Bettison

Viscount Beaumont School 1940

Viscount Beaumont School 1940

Intermediate pupils in 1940 with teacher Miss Logan Mr Bill Platts of Coleorton, recalls that during the Second World War, the school had an influx of evacuees, first from Birmingham, and then from London. This resulted in the school not having the room to accommodate all the children at the school, and a class of the youngest children was taken up to the Rectory to be taught, Bill was in this class.

Staunton Harold School & School House

Staunton Harold School & School House

1938

Staunton Harold School Pupils

Staunton Harold School Pupils

Believed to have been taken 1880-1890 when the school master was Lawrence Calvert

Staunton Harold School Pupils

Staunton Harold School Pupils

Staunton Harold School Pupils

Staunton Harold School Pupils

Staunton Harold School Pupils

Staunton Harold School Pupils

Staunton Harold School Pupils

Staunton Harold School Pupils

Staunton Harold chool Pupils

Staunton Harold chool Pupils

1936 Top Row L to R Raymond Williams Dennis Dunnicliffe Haydn Roberts Betty Warsson Audrey Roberts Mary Shattock Walter Lovatt Peggy Martin Bottom Row L to R Donald Elvason Jackie Williams Cyril Elvason Herbert Hurst William Bailey

Staunton Harold School Pupils

Staunton Harold School Pupils

1938 Dennis Duncliffe Walter Lovett Ray Williams Mary Shattock Eric Elvastone Peggy Martin Donald Elvastone Herbert Hurst Ken Thornley Betty Oye Kathleen Harrison or Vivienne Kemp David Bignall Tommy Holt Haydon Roberts William Bailey Jo Cooper Reg Thornley Jackie Williams Cyril Elverstone

Staunton Harold School Pupils

Staunton Harold School Pupils

1939 David Bignall Herbert Hurst William Bailey Dennis Dunnicliffe Peggy Martin Betty Oye Jo Cooper Tommy Holt John Topliss Ray Hurst Eileen Dunnicliffe Kathleen Harrison June Holt

Staunton Harold School Pupils

Staunton Harold School Pupils

Staunton Harold School Pupils

Staunton Harold School Pupils

1949 ?? V Rathbone teacher??

Staunton Harold School Pupils

Staunton Harold School Pupils

Staunton Harold School Pupils

Staunton Harold School Pupils

1959 Teacher Mrs. Jean Hartley Top row L to R Richard Stanley Lesley Elliot Roger Stevens Joy Haynes Philip Bexan Bottom Row L to R Robert Williams Janet Stevens Colin ? Linda Williams Henry Dowell

Newbold C Of E School

Newbold C Of E School

1900s with Reuben Sissons, the headmaster and his wife Clara outside and possibly an assistant school teacher Elizabeth Stevens. The master's house is on the left

Newbold C Of E School

Newbold C Of E School

Children walking to the school in the 60's

Newbold C Of E School

Newbold C Of E School

A school class c.1901 with headmaster Reuben Sessions (aged 37) and and unknown assistant teacher

Newbold C Of E School Pupils

Newbold C Of E School Pupils

c. 1955

Newbold C Of E School

Newbold C Of E School

Date Unknown Click On Link To View Names

Newbold C Of E School

Newbold C Of E School

Date Unknown Click On Link To View Names

Newbold C Of E School

Newbold C Of E School

c. 1950 Front Row - Peter Stanley, Roy Lyons Second Row - Christina Dane, Barbara Mcewan, Keith Palmer, - Mrs. Marion Fowkes - Rita Armstrong, Jennifer Holmes, Brenda Simpkins Third Row - Ann Walker, Hazel Cowie, Wendy Saddington, Kathleen Perry, Joan Griffin, Jennifer Price Top Row - Graham Austin, Geoffrey Brown, David Garner, David Davis, Michael Lyons, Michael Richards, Kenneth Haywood

Newbold C of E School

Newbold C of E School

1950 / 1 Bottom Row - John Dando, Kathleen Perry, Veronica Hodges, Carol Haywood, ??, Barbara Hodges, Elaine Philips, Barbara Mcewan Middle Row - Kenneth Haywood, Rodney Williams, Peter Saddington, Brian Croson, - Mr. John Stacey - Nigel Lowe, John Watkins, David Buckley, John Orton Top Row - William Johnson, Clifford Hill, Lionel Wesley, Jimmy Dedman, Joe Smith, Johnny Squires

Newbold C Of E School

Newbold C Of E School

1952 Front Row - Barbara Mcewan, David Davis, Margaret Laverty Second Row - Hazel Cowie, Ann Walker, Wendy Saddington, Sadie Laverty, Mavis Ward, Pat Lyons, Barbar Hodges, Kathleen Perry, Jennifer Holmes Third Row - Alan Ward, Joe Smith, - Fanny Smith - Lionel Wesley, ? Johnson Top Row - Michael Richards, John Dando, Rodney Williams, David Buckley, Kenneth Haywood, John Orton

Newbold C Of E School

Newbold C Of E School

1952 / 3 First Row - Christina Dane, Ann Capenor, Sylvia Else, Peter Stanley, Second Row - Ann Williams, Rita Armstrong, Carol Smith, Jennifer Price, Rosalind Croson, Joan Griffin, Brenda Simpkins, Desrine Wesley Third Row - David Haywood, Geoffrey Brown, Arthur Moore, Graham Austin, John Smith, Roy Lyons Top Row - David Garner, Michael Lyons, Keith Palmer, Mrs. Marion Fowkes, Keith Freer, David Thorpe, Alan Ward

Newbold C Of E School

Newbold C Of E School

c.1953 Bottom Row - David Haywood, Arthur Moore, Michael Lyons, Rita Armstrong, Graham Austin, Michael Richards, Geoffrey Brown Middle Row - Margaret Laverty, Jennifer Price, Joan Griffin, - Fanny Smith - Wendy Saddington, Ann Walker, Hazel Cowie Top Row - Brenda Simpkins, Desrine Wesley, Jennifer Holmes, Roseline Croson, Christine Dane, Carol Smith

Newbold C Of E chool

Newbold C Of E chool

1954 Front Row - Carol Smith, Hazel Cowie, Jennifer Price, Ann Harrison, Brenda Simpkins, Roseline Croson. Second Row - Desrine Wesley, Margaret Laverty, Ann Walker, Wendy Saddington, - Fanny Smith - Joan Griffin, Jenny Holmes, Christina Dane, Rita Armstrong Top Row - Kenneth Haywood, Graham Austin, Arthur Moore, John Squires, Jimmy Dedman, Michael Lyons, David Garner, David Davis, Michael Richards, Geoffrey Brown

Newbold C Of E School

Newbold C Of E School

1955 Bottom Row - Geoffrey Brown, Carol Smith, Artur Moore, Brenda Simpkins. Michael Richards Middle Row - Jennifer Holmes, Kathleen Perry, Wendy Saddington, Pat Lyons, Margaret Laverty, Ann Walker, Barbara Mcewan. Top Row - Kenneth Haywood, Rodney Williams, David Buckley, - Mr. John Stacey - Joe Smith, John Dando, John Orton

Newbold C Of E School

Newbold C Of E School

1955 Bottom Row - Christina Dane, Rita Armstrong, Graham Austin, Desrine Wesley, Jennifer Price, Roslyn Croson Middle Row - Brenda Simpkins, Jennifer Holmes, Joan Griffin, Wendy Saddington, John Stacey, Ann Walker, Kathleen Perry, Barbara Mcewan, Carol Smith Top Row - David Haywood, Arthur Moore, David Garner, Keith Freer, Keith Palmer, Michael Lyons, Michael Richards, Geoffrey Brown

Newbold C Of E School

Newbold C Of E School

1956 Bottom Row - Mary Jackson, Paul Spare, Peter, Stanley, Graham Austin, Roy Lyons, John Smith, Ann Williams Middle Row - Rita Armstrong, ??, Brenda Simpkins, Wendy Saddington, - Mr. John Stacey - Jennifer Price, Desrine Wesley, Christina Dane Top Row - David Haywood, Arthur Moore, Michael Lyons, Keith Freer, Keith Palmer, David Garner, Geoffrey Brown

Newbold C Of E School

Newbold C Of E School

1957 SCHOOL LEAVING PHOTOGRAPH Front Row - Rita Armstrong, Brenda Simpkins, Desrine Wesley, David Garner, David Haywood, Christina Dane, Geoffrey Brown Back Row - Wendy Saddington, Jennifer Price, Keith Palmer, Michael Lyons, Arthur Moore, Keith Freer

Newbold C Of E School

Newbold C Of E School

DATE NOT KNOWN Girl At Front - ?? First Row - Johnny Squires, John Watkins, William Johnson, Clifford Hill, Peter Saddington Top Row - Veronica Hodges, ? Wesley, Mr. John Stacey, Jimmy Dedmond, Brian Croson, Anthony Lowe, Carol Haywood

Newbold C Of E School

Newbold C Of E School

DATE NOT KNOWN Front Two - Brian Croson, ?? Two Boys On Left - ??, ?? First Row - Joyce Richards, Elaine Stanley, Jennifer Williams, ? Richardson, ??, Nita Marlow, Valance Richards, ??, Terry Hines, ??, ??, ??, ?? Second Row - ??, ??, ??, ??, Pat Leeson, ??, ??, Valerie Martin, Ann Buckley, Sheila Leeson, ??

Newbold C Of E School

Newbold C Of E School

DATE 1951 Names Of Artists - Left To Right Joyce Richards; Cynthia Williams; Kathleen Johnson; Glenys Davies; Valerie Martin; Marjorie Simpkins

Newbold C Of E School

Newbold C Of E School

DATE c.1950 Front Two Girls - Left - Ann Buckley Right - Marjorie Simpkins Others In Photograph - Cynthia Williams And Joyce Richards

Newbold C Of E School

Newbold C Of E School

DATE 1954/5 Front Row - L To R Cynthia Williams; Winifred Bennet Middle Row - Joyce Richards; June Tugby; Linda Orton; John Stacey; Elaine Stanley; Kathleen Blood; Ann Buckley Top Row - Michael Walker; Sheila Leeson; Ann Mcewan; Henry Menzies Marjorie Simpkins Is Missing From Photograph

Newbold C Of E School

Newbold C Of E School

DATE c.1963 - Leaving photograph Bottom Row - Janice Skwawski, Glynis Fowkes, Janet Menzies, Katherine Spare Middle Row - Hazel Botterrill, Ann Dando, Jaqueline Nicklinson, ?, Carol Hodges Top Row - Peter Cliff, Michael Austin, Peter Walker

Newbold C Of E School

Newbold C Of E School

DATE UNKNOWN Bottom Row - Margaret Williams, Lillian Laverty, Carol Hodges, Ann Capenor, Glynis Fowkes, Renal Laverty, Katherine Spare, Ann Dando, Jennifer Harris Second Row - Peter Lay, Carol Blood, Sylvia Else, Janet Menzies, ?, Mrs. Marion Fowkes, Mary Jackson, Ann Williams, Janice Skwawski, Audrey Walker, Philip Sperry Top Row - Peter Smith, ?, Peter Walker, Peter Stanley, Keith Palmer, Keith Freer, ?, John Smith, ?, Paul Spare

Newbold C Of E School

Newbold C Of E School

DATE UKNOWN Botton Row - Katherine Spare, Ann Dando, Mary Jackson, Glynis Fowkes, Janice Skwawski, Ann Williams, Janet Menzies, Hazel Botterrill, Carol Blood Middle Row - Lillian Laverty, Carol Hodges, Jaqueline Nicklinson, Lyn Woulds, Mr. John Stacey, Pamela Clayfield, ?, Rosalind Croson, ? Top Row - Paul Spare, John Smith, Peter Stanley, Roy Lyons, Graham Austin, Michael Austin, Peter Walker, ?, Peter Jackson

Newbold C Of E School

Newbold C Of E School

DATE UNKNOWN Bottom Row - ?, ?, Audrey Walker, Ann Dando Janice Skwawski, Hazel Botterrill, ? Middle Row - Janet Menzies, Glynis Fowkes, Denise Clayton, Jaqueline Nicklinson, ?, Mr. John Stacey, Carol Hodges, Ann Williams, ?, Rena Laverty, Katherine Spare Top Row - ?, ?, ?, ?, Michael Austin, Peter Walker, Peter Cliff, David Richards, John Rush

Newbold C Of E School

Newbold C Of E School

DATE UNKNOWN Bottom Row - No Names Known Middle Row - ?, ?, ?, Mrs. Elizabeth Menzies, Jaqui Pepper, ?, ? Top Row - ?, Stephen Rush, ?, Richard Draycott, Tony Mensor, ?, ?, ?

Newbold C Of E School

Newbold C Of E School

DATE UNKNOWN Bottom Row - No Names Known Middle Row - Only Teacher Mrs. Marion Fowkes known Top Row - Moyra Draycott 5th from left

Newbold C Of E School

Newbold C Of E School

DATE UNKNOWN Bottom Row - No Names Known Middle Row - ?, Leslie Hall, Jane Griffin, ?, ?, Mrs. Marion Fowkes, ?, ?, ?, ?, ? Top Row - No Names Known

Newbold C Of E School

Newbold C Of E School

DATE UNKNOWN Bottom Row - No names known Middle Row - Ann Smith, ?, Moyra Draycott, Mr. John Stacey, Jane Bull, ?, Hazel Griffin Top Row - ?,?,?,?, Robert Baxter, ?

Newbold C Of E School

Newbold C Of E School

Mrs. Elizabeth Menzies is the class teacher but children's names and date not known

Newbold C Of E School

Newbold C Of E School

c. 1962 Front Row - L to R Rena Earp, Lynn Cooper, Karen Walker, Helen Scanlon, Dianne Hunt, Jayne Bamford, Julie Billings middle row - ??, Jane Griffin, Joanne Williams, Mrs. Elizabeth Menzies, Jill Robinson, Patsy Williams, Jackie Pepper Top Row - Leslie Hall, Richard Booth, Richard Draycott, Brian Pepper, Michael Nicklinson, Graham Smith, Paul Orton

Griffydam Wesleyan Day School

Griffydam Wesleyan Day School

1853- c.1921

Griffydam Wesleyan Day School

Griffydam Wesleyan Day School

The Original Plaque From The Front Of Building - “WESLEYAN DAY SCHOOL OPENED 1853 ERECTED BY VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION WITH AID FROM PARLIAMENTARY GRANTS”

Griffydam Wesleyan Day School

Griffydam Wesleyan Day School

LATE 1800s Photograph Of Boys At The School Except For The Two Girls On The LH Side Of The Front Row The Gentleman In The Top RH Corner Is Thought To Be The Headmaster Robert Hance And The Gentleman To The Left Could Be William Kidger, The School Secretary

Griffydam Wesleyan Day School

Griffydam Wesleyan Day School

Enlarged Photograph Of Three Of The Boys Showing Their Unusual Clothes. Note the Hob Nailed Boots And The Long Wool Knitted Leggins

Griffydam Wesleyan Day School

Griffydam Wesleyan Day School

LATE 1800s Photograph Of The Beautifully Dressed Girls At The School. Considering Most Of The Children Would Have Come From Poor Families It Was A Credit To Their Parents

Griffydam Wesleyan Day School

Griffydam Wesleyan Day School

BEST ATTENDANCE PHOTOGRAPH 1905

Griffydam Wesleyan Day School

Griffydam Wesleyan Day School

BEST ATTENDERS 1908 Pupils wearing rosettes never absent, others not more than twice absent

Griffydam Wesleyan Day School

Griffydam Wesleyan Day School

BEST ATTENDERS 1909 Pupils wearing rosettes never absent, others not more than twice absent

Griffydam Wesleyan Day School

Griffydam Wesleyan Day School

PUPILS 1913

Griffydam Senior School

Griffydam Senior School

Just prior to conversion into a private residence

Griffydam Senior School

Griffydam Senior School

Just prior to conversion into a private residence

Griffydam Senior School

Griffydam Senior School

Just prior to conversion into a private residence

Griffydam Senior School

Griffydam Senior School

A view of the school from Nottingham Road

Griffydam Senior School 1940

Griffydam Senior School 1940

Photograph from The Coalville Times 19.1.96

Griffydam Senior School 1940

Griffydam Senior School 1940

Left To Right 1st Row: Eric King, Gordon Clemence 2nd Row: Mary Toone, Margaret Sanderson, Mary Kilby, Thelma Bath,??, May Moorhouse, Jose King, Hetti Hall, Connie Rowell 3rd Row: Alan Williamson, Roy Harrison, Henry Wells (Evacuee), Eric Rowell, Herbert Hodges, Lesley Webster, Walter Sibbets (Evacuee), Roy Clemence, Dennis Thursford (Evacuee, brother to June Thursford) Top Row: Frances Harris (Teacher), June Thursford (Evacuee), Lorna Ashbridge Daphe Hull, Greta Stewart, ??, ??, Edna Hodges

Griffydam Senior School 1940

Griffydam Senior School 1940

On the third row, the two boys on the extreme right next to the girl were Gerald and Harold Latham who stayed with Albert and Gertrude Abbott at Manor Hose Farm, Osgathorpe

Griffydam Infant School

Griffydam Infant School

1982

Griffydam Infant School

Griffydam Infant School

CAPTAIN E. G. FOWLER, the architect, presenting the keys to Lieu Colonel R. E. Martin, who opened the new infant school at Griffydam in 1936

Griffydam Infant School 1940

Griffydam Infant School 1940

L to R Front Row: G Hall, D Darby, C Hodges, B Hubbard, L Rowell, K Hill, K Bird, W Wilton, K Richards, ? McCewan 2nd Row: C Whyman, ?? , ? Hall, B Horne, ?? , ?? , ?? , M Collins, J Collins 3rd Row:Miss Johnson (Teacher), ? Smith (Evacuee), S Hodges, P Hill, ?? , B Leedham (Twin), M Leedham (Twin), B Johnson, M Leeson, S Hodges, H Burton, J Toone Top Row: B Bradley, N Bradford, J Pickering, M Hodges, J Marshall, M King, ?, ?, G Bird, R Benson, J Collins, Miss Merishaw (Headmistress)

Griffydam Infant School 1948

Griffydam Infant School 1948

Left to Right Top: Colin Bradford, Barrie Moore, Billy Harrison, Douglas Shaw (Dougie), David Else, Brian Wardle, Raymond Whitworth, Ketzia (Kitty) Wright (Teacher) Middle: John Wardle, Christine Allcoat, Dilys Davies, Jacqueline Ford, Jean Adkin, Anne Wilson, Mary Weston, Jennifer Hodges, Sylvia Wesley, Michael (Davis?) Bottom: Doreen Freeman, Gillian Wright (Miss Wright's niece), Maureen Johnson, Sheila Williamson (now Fisher), Gillian Barkby, Thelma Watrel, Marilyn Statham, Bridgett Taylor

Griffydam Infant School 1949

Griffydam Infant School 1949

Front - Left to Right June Harrison, Coral Robinson, Marion Hodges, Patricia Holland, Marinda Johnson, ??, ?? Middle Malcolm Pole, Clifford Marriott, Jennifer Worthington, Glenis Smith, Kenny Moore, Mavis Kilby, Marie Cook, Don Hubbard, Reggie Burton. Top Miss Florrie Johnson (Teacher), ??, Michael Chadwick, William Johnson, Lionel Westley, ??. ??, Trevor Stewart (author of this publication)

Miss Florrie Johnson Retirement

Miss Florrie Johnson Retirement

RETIREMENT OF TEACHER MISS FLORRIE JOHNSON 1921 - 1971 (at both senior and infant schools) From L to R:- Miss J. Townsend, Miss Florrie Johnson, Mr S. Towers, Mr Ken. Hutchinson, Jane Elson (School captain)

Griffydam Primary School Today

Griffydam Primary School Today

Osgathorpe Elementary National School 1902

Osgathorpe Elementary National School 1902

The school had an average attendance of 48 in 1901 when Miss. A. Parker was the headmistress( likely to be the lady on the LH side). The gentleman in black on the right is the rector at the time, the Rev. Augustus Williams. Teacher Sarah Pepper was possibly the other mistress next to the Rector. Fanny Emma Pepper is 6th from the right on the front row. Horace Pepper is on the front row at the LH end and George Pepper is 4th from the left on the second row

Osgathorpe Elementary National School

Osgathorpe Elementary National School

1930

Osgathorpe Elementary National School

Osgathorpe Elementary National School

1930

Osgathorpe Grammar School

Osgathorpe Grammar School

Thomas Harley Endowed Free Grammar School

Osgathorpe School Master's House

Osgathorpe School Master's House

Thomas Harley Endowed Free Grammar School Master's House

Osgathorpe Thomas Harley School

Osgathorpe Thomas Harley School

1962 photograph class of 8 infants. At the rear from L to R - 1st pair, Sandra King & Valerie Greasley, 2nd pair, Irene Allard and David Bramley. Front L to R - 1st pair, John Bennet, Ann Armett, then Linda Armett, and far right Philip Bennet

Osgathorpe Thomas Harley School

Osgathorpe Thomas Harley School

Thought to be dated 1927/28

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