Bulmers Directory of Derbyshire, 1895 states that Mrs Phoebe Bagshaw was mistress.
Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, 1895 has this entry: Wesleyan, Chisworth (mixed), erected in 1871, for 130 children; average attendance, 72; Mrs Phoebe Bagshawe, mistress.
Mrs Phoebe/Phebe Bagshaw (nee Reece) was Mistress for several years (from at least 1876 to 1899). It is unclear if she was the first teacher, she is not according to the 1871 census. She is a retired teacher on 1901 Census. William Robinson was the teacher according to a 1912 Trade Directory but it is not clear if he was her successor.
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|Chisworth Wesleyan School.|
|Chisworth School Class, 1896 - 1897.
The small boy wearing the sailor suit, to the left of the teacher sitting, is William H Crowshaw.
|Chisworth School Class, undated.
William H Crowshaw is on the 2nd row, 2nd from right.
|Chisworth School Class, 1914.|
|Chisworth School Class, undated.|
|Chisworth Day School Class, undated.
Back row: Mrs Dale, Ken Hatton, Roger Lee, Bryan Andrew, Ken Sidebottom, John Crowshaw, Douglas Brereton, Miss Wilde.
Next row: ??, Dawn Bray, Gillian Simpson, Lucy Sykes, June White, Pat Tinson, Darrell Critchlow, David McSherry.
Many thanks to Ken Hatton for this information.
Page last updated: 12 June 2014.