Walton Road, Kirby le Soken, c.1925Low resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
History of Kirby le Soken >> Education in Kirby le Soken
Reports and returns on schools and education in Kirby le Soken. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 743. A Sunday school, supported by voluntary contributions, in which 80 children are instructed. All the children of the poor are educated at the Sunday school."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 972. Four Daily Schools, in which collectively 60 children of both sexes are under instruction at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School, wherein 32 males and 50 females are instructed gratuitously."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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Kirby le Soken - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Kirby le Soken - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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