Articles with the tag: Schools


Feldon School

Feldon School

Feldon School was set up at Milverton Hill by Dr J.L. and Mrs S.A. Matthews in the summer of 1950.  They had taken over a small private school, ‘Ardmore’ based at 69 Willes Road/corner of Leam Terrace in September 1948, when Ardmore’s previous owners left to run a...
Leamington College for Boys Slide Show

Leamington College for Boys Slide Show

Here is the history of Leamington College for Boys, otherwise known as Binswood Hall, in Binswood Avenue. The story is told in 42 slides and was compiled by Alan Griffin. Click on the forward and back arrows on screen or on the keyboard to navigate through the...
Shrubland Hall School, 1924 – 1937

Shrubland Hall School, 1924 – 1937

When the last member of the Wise family died in 1924, and the handsome contents of Shrubland Hall had been sold at auction by Loveitts, a teacher by the name of Miss Nellie Gurney Callier came from Daventry to take the house and grounds to run as a “High Class...
Miss Catherine Cutter, headmistress, 1863 – 1946

Miss Catherine Cutter, headmistress, 1863 – 1946

Miss Cutter’s paternal ancestors came from Ashby de la Zouch in Leicestershire.  Her father Thomas was a journeyman tailor, who went on to become a master tailor. He married Elizabeth Robbins from Staffordshire in 1855, and after the birth of their first daughter...
Irish – Who’s Irish?

Irish – Who’s Irish?

My great-great-grandparents were born in County Mayo, Ireland, John Jennings in 1838 at Killadoon, Ballintubber, and Anne in 1844 at Arthavalley, Ballintubber. I think that it is highly likely that the great potato famine after 1845 was the reason that John and Anne’s...