Life at School – 1886 – Gosberton Hall School

Life at School – 1886 – Gosberton Hall School

This little note book was donated by one of our contributors and we believe it was owned by Edward Jackson Watson and it documents his school life in 1886 at Gosberton Hall School. He was a boarder and started his day at 6.15am and he was supposed to asleep at...
Cowbit Church of England School

Cowbit Church of England School

The Cowbit Church of England School was founded in 1712 by a bequest in the will of Thomas Andrew of Peakhill, which gifted land for the purpose. The wish of the founder was that these children would be given a good education and be brought up to lead a Christian...
Can we help?

Can we help?

I thought this postcard written in the 1870s might be of interest. Rosa is Rosa Ann Machin my great grandmother and her mother was Ann Rice. I understand Ann’s mother – my three times great grandmother – owned the cottage in the photo. Can anyone...
National School, Spalding group photo 1910

National School, Spalding group photo 1910

The boys and teachers of the National School, Church Street, Spalding seen here in 1910.  The National School was built in 1845, it later became the Spalding Parish Church Day School in the early 1920’s. Click on image to...
Sutton School through the Ages

Sutton School through the Ages

Sutton School 1907 This photo was taken around 1907 in the old school yard. The headmaster standing at the back on the right is Mr Fell. The girl in the centre and in front of the tallest boy is Ada Needham. She was my grandmother. Moving to the right is her sister,...