History of Wimbish
The School, Wimbish, c.1950
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
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Education in Wimbish
Reports and returns on schools and education in Wimbish. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 769 containing Thunderley hamlet population 181. One school, containing 12 or 14 girls, to which 6 have since been added, who are educated and provided with bonnets; the funds for its support are £4 per annum; the teacher has 2s. 6d. the quarter for each child, and 21 extra children. The poor are without sufficient means of education."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 921. Two Daily Schools: whereof one contains about 30, chiefly females (who attend the Established Church on Sundays), and is endowed with £4 per annum, for which 6 are instructed, the rest are principally paid for by voluntary contributions; in the other, 12 males and 6 females are instructed at the expense of their parents."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
Source: Minutes of the Committee of Council on Education by Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools, Volume 1, 1846
Source: Minutes of the Committee of Council on education: with appendices, Volume 1, 1847
Source: Report of the Committee of Council on Education (England and Wales Volume 1, 1848
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