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
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 1963|
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