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Women's Adult School

The Adult Schools in the 1950s
This photo dates from the 1950s.

Rushden Echo, 12th July 1918, transcribed by Kay Collins

WOMEN’S ADULT SCHOOL—Miss Williams gave the address on Sunday afternoon, Mrs. K. Smith presiding. Miss May Lingard sang "The Pilgrim "and "He shall feed His flock," Miss Nellie Groome accompanying. Miss May Percival was the pianist for the hymns. The half-yearly meeting of the members was arranged to be held on Wednesday, in the garden of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Blunsom, but, in consequence of climatic conditions, the proceedings were held at the Institute. A good number assembled. After a war-time tea the business meeting was held, Mrs. C. Cross (president) in the chair.
A small sale of articles realised 17s. for the War Victims’ Fund.

Rushden Echo Friday, March 11, 1921, transcribed by Sue Manton

An address on “Growing Old”, the last of the series of lessons on “Life” was given at the Women’s Adult School on Sunday afternoon by Mrs. C. Cross and many of the members took part in the subsequent discussion. Mrs. MacDonald presided. Miss Nora Tuffrey sang a solo “Thoughts”, Mrs. Leach being the pianist.

1923 Golden Wedding
Rushden Echo & Argus, Friday, February 27, 1931, Transcribed by Roy Ackroyd

Social—An enjoyable and successful social evening organized by the Adult School Ladies’ choir, was held at the Adult School on Saturday evening. Miss Mabel Lawson accompanied at the piano for dancing, Mr. W. Sanders being the M.C. Competitions were held and the arrangements made by Mrs. A. F. Hooton. The proceeds were in aid of the Renovation Fund.

Rushden Echo & Argus, 26th February 1937, transcribed by Kay Collins

Women's School—Mrs. G. Burton presided over a large attendance at the Women's Adult School on Sunday afternoon, when a very interesting hour was spent. Miss Rose Tuffrey, a member of the school, was the speaker, and her subject was "The Qualities of Words." The aim of the lesson was to increase appreciation of beauty and vitality in speech and writing, and Miss Tuffrey dealt so ably with the subject that no doubt remained why the lesson was included in the handbook. Mrs. Hooton, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Burton voiced the thanks of the school, and Miss D. Parker was the pianist.

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