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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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An Evacuee Remembers...

An Evacuee Remembers...

Published: 14 May 2020

Emily

News, Story of Schools

Bill Martin was evacuated to Arkengarthdale School from Gateshead during World War II. Fifty years later he returned to the area to live with his wife Eileen. He has a tanned, open face, a gentle north-east accent and a mischievous twinkle in his...

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