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Moor Road School

The school
Moor Road School buildings in 2008

The School opened on 3rd June 1889 with Mistress Prudence Darnell.
It was for children up to the age of seven.

Extract from Memories of the 1890s by R E Bayes
From his school days, which began at Moor Road Infants, Mr. Bayes recalls Walter Wood, the quiet and patient gentleman who was his headmaster at Alfred Street; George Capon, his favourite teacher there; and Watson his favourite instructor at Newton Road School.

The first headmaster at Newton Road “had tremendous energy, a Welsh name, and an unshakable confidence in the efficacy of corporal punishment.” He was not without certain resemblances to Squeers of “Dotheboys Hall.”

Editor's note: We have been unable to locate further records for this school. If you know the whereabouts of any information please let us know.

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