The hunt outside the Railway Tavern at Chappel and Wakes Colne Station, c.1930.© Copyright G Tabner contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
History of Wakes Colne >> Education in Wakes Colne
Reports and returns on schools and education in Wakes Colne. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 379. The poor are without the means of education, and are very desirous of obtaining them"
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 442. Three Daily Schools (commenced since 1818) in which 24 males and 31 females receive instruction at the expense of their parents, with the exception of about 12 of the children, who are paid for by some ladies. One Sunday School (commenced 1820) wherein are 37 males and 31 females. This School is supported by the Clergyman. In addition to the above there is an Adult School, at which about 8 occasionally attend to be taught reading."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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