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The Life of a School Attendance...

The Life of a School Attendance...

Published: 20 July 2020

Emily

News, Story of Schools

This is an extract from an intriguing little book filled with elegant handwriting that I was given a few years ago: 'Sept 2nd By train to Hawes Junction walked to Lunds School Bad attendance at school on account of the backward...

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John Waggett of Swaledale

John Waggett of Swaledale

Published: 01 July 2020

Emily

News, Story of Schools

John Waggett, 75, has farmed in Upper Swaledale all his life. He has twinkly eyes and a rich, melodic accent. He is one of the few remaining speakers of the Swaledale dialect and went to Gunnerside Methodist School in the 50s. The main photo...

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A Grandson’s Tribute

A Grandson’s Tribute

Published: 08 June 2020

Emily

News, Story of Schools

Earlier this year we stumbled across this in Swaledale Museum’s newsletter archive: ‘The Museum was privileged to launch John Place's handsomely illustrated biography of Reginald Place, Schoolmaster of Reeth. John's talk...

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From Pupil to Teacher: Sally...

From Pupil to Teacher: Sally...

Published: 01 June 2020

Emily

News, Story of Schools

In Part I Sally Stone recalled her childhood at West Burton School.  Here is Part II, where she reflects on returning to the school to be a teacher and headteacher.  The picture shows Sally with her four...

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A West Burton Childhood

A West Burton Childhood

Published: 26 May 2020

Emily

News, Story of Schools

Sally Stone has been a pupil, a teacher, a governor and a headteacher at West Burton School. She played a vital role in founding the Bainbridge-Askrigg-West Burton collaboration and is a wealth of information about the history and culture of the...

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