Freeman's School, Wellingborough ...

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Having taught at Freeman's School for 25 years, I am now researching all aspects of the history of this old and important school with a view to writing a book, and would love to hear from anyone who has known the school as a pupil or a teacher, or who has worked or visited there in any capacity, with their memories and anecdotes.
Thank you, Hannah Mawer, 2010.

 

Freeman's School school began in 1711, in Oxford Street, Wellingborough, as a school for the poor children of the town. The first school house was the gift of John Freeman and over the years it was pulled down, rebuilt, altered and brought up to date, funded by gifts from a variety of people and even by tolls from the Kettering to Newport Pagnell Turnpike Road.
In 1967 the children left the Oxford Street site; the building there was closed. Freeman's children continued their education in the old Westfield School buildings in Westfield Road where the school still is, nowadays catering for poor and rich alike.

 

 

300 year Anniversary Celebrations 15-18 June 2011.
The week of celebrations has been a great success ... a church service with the Bishop, a procession from the old site to the new, a pageant-in-the-park, and an open afternoon that included an exhibition of the history of the school.

 

 

Still researching, still writing, nearly there !!     Hannah, March 2016.

 

 

 

 

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