School, Bowers Gifford c.1910Low resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
History of Bowers Gifford >> Education in Bowers Gifford
Reports and returns on schools and education in Bowers Gifford. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 174. A day and Sunday school built and supported at the rector's expense. The poor are without sufficient means of education and are desirous of possessing them."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 223. No school in this parish."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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Bowers Gifford - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Bowers Gifford - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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