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Dinting Church of England School, Dinting Vale


Built in 1875 and enlarged in 1887 by the Wood family for 450 children and 150 infants.


The Post Office Directory of Derbyshire, 1876, in the list of schools, states that Miss Ingram was mistress.
Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, 1895, has a list of schools including this entry. "National (mixed), Dinting, built in 1875 & enlarged by Mrs Wood in 1887, for 450 children & 39 infants; William Meakin, master; Miss Clara Riley, mistress; Miss Ada B. Consterdine, infants' mistress.".

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Dinting Juniors Class, 15 April 1886.
The boy on the front row, 2nd from the right, is Tom Clayton.
Dinting Juniors Class, 15 April 1886


Dinting Juniors Class, 1899 Dinting Juniors Class, 1899, with Headmaster Mr Lawton.


Dinting Juniors Class, 1920s. Dinting Juniors Class, 1920s


Dinting Juniors Class, 1920s Dinting Juniors Class, 1920s.


Dinting Juniors Class, 1920s. Dinting Juniors Class, 1920s


Dinting School c1926 Dinting School c1926.


Dinting, Mrs Ada Clarke's Class, 1950s. Dinting, Mrs Ada Clarke's Class, 1950s


Dinting, Mrs Clarke's Class, 1960s Dinting, Mrs Clarke's Class, 1960s.
Back row: far left Steven Ward, -??-, Darren Poyzer, John White, Stuart Jackson (rest unknown)
Middle row: 2nd left Jane Bailey


Dinting, Mrs Clarke's Class, mid 1960s.
Front row: Barrie/Paul Hett, --?--, Leslie Graham, Stewart Arrowsmith, Clive Benson, David Drabble, --?--.
Thanks very much to Liz Sparkes for the names.
Dinting, Mrs Clarke's Class, mid 1960s


Dinting, Mrs Clarke's Class, 1964 or 1965 Dinting, Mrs Clarke's Class, 1964 or 1965.
Back row: Mrs Clarke, Elizabeth Sparkes, Anne Hughes, Karen --?--, Margaret Davenport, Andrew Fidler, Jill Warhurst, ?Linda?.
Third row: Peter Arnfield, David Drabble, Trevor Hall, Paul Byrne, Stewart Arrowsmith, Garry Howard, Leslie Graham, Clive Benson.
Second row: --?--, Karen Smith, --?--, Ian Craig, Lisa Hall, Vincent Rogers.
Front row: --?--, Paul Broadbent, Phillip Jones, Suzy Hewitt, Charles Bennett, Paul Hett.
Thanks very much to Liz Sparkes for the photo and names.



This photo dates from circa 1956, at the rear of the school, before the first extension was built and completed in 1958. Apparently the parents at the time were asked to buy bricks to fund the extension. The children pictured are from left to right: --?--, Michael Matthews, Margaret Fennell, Joy Walster, Susan Drinkwater. Can anyone name the small boy, far left?
Thanks very much to Margaret Fennell for the photo and names.
Dinting, about 1956

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