History of Wickford
Broadway Approach, Wickford, c.1960
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Education in Wickford
Reports and returns on schools and education in Wickford. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 296. A Sunday school, in which 14 boys and 16 girls are taught, supported by annual subscriptions; and a weekly school, kept by a woman, containing 9 boys and 5 girls. The poor avail themselves of the opportunity of the Sunday school."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 402. One Sunday School, wherein 40 children of each sex are instructed gratuitously, it is connected with Congregational Dissenters, and has a lending Library attached."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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Wickford - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
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