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Charlesworth St John's School

White's History, Gazetteer & Directory of Derbyshire & Sheffield 1857: states that the National School with a house for the teacher, is a small stone building erected in 1850, which will accommodate 150; the average attendance being about 70.
According to The Post Office Directory of Derbyshire, 1876: A National School, in connection with the church, has been erected by voluntary contributions, through the exertions of the Rev. Goodwin Purcell.
Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, 1895 has this entry: National (mixed), for 360 children; average attendance 250; William S. Llewellyn, master.

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Charlesworth St John's School, May 1961 Charlesworth St John's School, May 1961
The teachers are Firth Bamforth, Headteacher and Mrs Dewsnap.
Back row: David Hadfield, Christine Tinson, Barbara Morris, Elaine Clarke, Elaine Mosley, Linda Charlesworth, Ann Gould, Clive Hallam.
Third Row: Keith McIlroy, Stuart Robertson, Nigel Robertson, Martin Brocklehurst, Peter Lamb, Christopher Davies, Martyn Smith, Roy Williams, Peter Newsham.
Second Row: Vivienne Hepworth, Susan Pollitt, Geraldine Davies, Patricia Smith, Catherine Downham, Christine Williamson, Patricia Caine, Frances Newsham.
Front Row: David Smith, Peter Bee, Miles Robinson, Ronald Deary, George Newsham.
Many thanks to Martyn Smith for the photo and information.

Charlesworth St John's School, ca 1962 Charlesworth St John's School, ca 1962

Charlesworth St John's School, ca 1963 Charlesworth St John's School, ca 1963

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