SCHOOL SNIPPETS Isle of Wight

ITEMS OF INTEREST INVOLVING SCHOOLS, PUPILS AND TEACHERS, THAT I HAVE FOUND IN THE COURSE OF MY SEARCHES.  WHERE THERE IS MORE DETAIL, I HAVE PUT A SUCCESSION OF DOTS  . . . . . AT THE END.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE A COPY OF THE TEXT, PLEASEemail me here.
30 July 1844 - MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTION Calbourne churchyard .. Hannah BUCKLER who departed this life 30th July 1844 in her 80th year of her life, having been School Mistress of near this place about 66 years and one who was highly respected by all who knew her.

26 Oct 1877 - MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTION Calbourne churchyard .. Charles WILLIAMS formerly master of the National School in this parish, died 26th Oct 1877 age 37.

7 July 1882 - MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTION Calbourne churchyard .. Frederick VINCENT, master of the National School in this parish for 4 years, died July 7th 1882 age 25. This monument was erected by his pupils and friends as a token of regard.

29 Nov 1884 - LEAVE OF ABSENCE .. Applications were received from Miss A CALLARD, assistant mistress at the Mall School, Brading, and Mr MARSHALL, assistant master at Gatten and Lake school, for a weeks absence during the week commencing 15th proximo, to enable them to sit at the examination for certificates;  granted.
3 Mar 1888 -
BEQUEST .. Miss SCOTT, an old inhabitant of George street, Ryde, has bequeathed the sum of 500pounds to the Blue School.  (IW Advertiser, Ryde & Ventnor Times)
19 Apr 1890 - NEWPORT GRAMMAR SCHOOL .. Mr Albert F. Hill, who was Queen's prize scholar of this school in 1888 and has since been a junior master in the same school, has been offered and has accepted, a mastership at the Grammar School, Stoke Newington.  We wish him an equally bright and successful career in his new sphere of labour.
04 May 1895 -
PRESENTATION .. Miss H.TURNER has been presented, amongst other testimonies of friendship, a writing-case by the girls of St John's school, leaving after more than ten years service as assistant teacher therin, as a token of their regard and esteem. (County Press)

18 Feb 1899 - NEW SCHOOLMASTER .. We learn from the Newbury journal that Mr H.SAIT who is leaving Woolton-hill to undertake the headmastership of the Wootton National schools, has received several tokens of his esteem in which he is held by all the classes of the inhabitants of the parish from which he is removing.  Mrs SAIT being also a sharer in the good wishes expressed.
6 Jan 1900 - RECOGNITION OF FAITHFUL SERVICE .. On Friday Dec 29th a gathering at Shorwell School presented a testimonal to Mr & Mrs TITMOUS, the much respected master and mistress, who have recently retired after a service of 36 and 23 years respectively ...... (County Press)

8 Mar 1902 - THORLEY SCHOOLMISTRESS .. Pleasing presentations have been made to Miss Ada R KEARSLEY, for 15 years the highly esteemed and efficient headmistress of the Thorley National Schools, on her departure to take up appointment in Gloucestershire...... (County Press)
21 June 1902 -
PRESENTATION .. Miss GOODALL, assistant mistress, has been presented with a handsome brown leather travelling bag by the teachers and children of St John's-road infant school, on leaving to take up another appointment. She was also the recipient of a valuable Bible from Miss WATSON, the headmistress, as a token of her appreciation of the excellent work she has done in the school. C/Press)

2 Aug 1902 - NODEHILL SCHOOLS PRIZE DISTRIBUTION .. Winners of certificates were Fred ARMETT, Arthur ETTERIDGE, Fred BUCKLER, Hilton WELSH, William BOARD, Jacob PEACH, Fred BURT, Henry DUNFORD, Reginald HOLLIS, George BREWER, Albert READ, Bertie LAMB, Alfred WILLIAMS, Lillian TAYLOR, Daisy PERKINS, Rose PERKINS, Ellen DIFFEY and Frances WILLIAMS.  A certificate was won by Frank BREWER, who in his haste to get to school, unfortunately lost his life in a van accident in the town ...... (County Press)
27 May 1905 - OBITUARY .. News have been received in Ryde of the death, at Penarth, South Wales, on the 9th inst., after a long illness, of Mrs JONES, who, as Miss PLAISTOR, was for many years headmistress, under the old School Board, of the Bettesworth-road School. (County Press)
27 May 1905 -
EXAMINATION .. Mr A.P. ALLEN, formerly a pupil of Upper Grade School and of the Ryde School of Arts, has passed the examination of the Surveyor's Institute of Ontario, in a highly successful manner.  (County Press)
17 June 1905 - PARTING GIFTS .. Miss Rose WILDER was the guest of the evening at a musical social, held in the Palmerston-hall, on Wednesday, Miss WILDER, who is shortly leaving for South Africa to become wife of the Rev G.THORN, of Standerton, has for a long time been a teacher in the Congregational Sunday-school, a member of the choir and as a violinist she has rendered admirable services at concerts, etc. The Rev J.L.FRASER occupied the chair aand Mr Ernest WHITE, on behalf of the choir, presented Miss WILDER with a case of silver salts and spoons and a pair of vases; Mr John WHITE on behalf of the Sunday-school, presented her with a lady's travelling bag. (County Press)


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