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History of Aldham >> Education in Aldham
Reports and returns on schools and education in Aldham. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 345. A public school consisting of 52 boys and 7 girls; and a Sunday school supported by the rector and the principal farmers, in which 11 boys and 7 girls receive instruction. The poorer classes are desirous of possessing the means of education."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 407. Two Daily Schools commenced 1829 containing 26 children of both sexes whose instruction is paid for by their parents. One Day and Sunday School (commenced 1825) containing 23 males and 26 females daily, and of about the same number on Sundays (generally elder children who have left the Daily School), it is supported by subscription, the Incumbent engaging to make up all deficiencies, which usually amount to about two fifths of the whole."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
National School (mixed), for 72 children, with an average attendance of 55; Miss Mary Wass, mistress.
Source: Kelly's Directory 1882
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Aldham - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Aldham - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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