1910: the School Opens

Meldreth School, 1910 | Photograph supplied by Kathryn Betts
Meldreth School, 1910
Photograph supplied by Kathryn Betts
The school, c. 1910 | Bell's Postcard supplied by Ann Handscombe
The school, c. 1910
Bell's Postcard supplied by Ann Handscombe
Meldreth School Admissions Register | entries 1 to 35
Meldreth School Admissions Register
entries 1 to 35
Meldreth School Admissions Register | entries 36 to 55
Meldreth School Admissions Register
entries 36 to 55
Meldreth School Log Book | the first entry
Meldreth School Log Book
the first entry
Tea to mark the opening of the school | From the Royston Crow, 8th July 1910
Tea to mark the opening of the school
From the Royston Crow, 8th July 1910

Meldreth School opened on Monday 4th April 1910.  Fifty-five children were admitted on the first day, fifty-three of whom had previously attended school in Melbourn.

The school catered for children from the ages of 3 to 14 although Frederick Aldridge, the Headteacher’s son who was enrolled at the school on 5th April 1910 was still only two years old when he started.

Below are the first two pages from the school’s admissions register and show all of the children who were admitted on the first day.  Mr Aldridge, the Headmaster, made sure that his daughter Gladys was the first child to be enrolled!

The entry in the school log book for 4th April 1910, written by Mr Aldridge, the headmaster is also shown below.

On Friday 24th June, a special tea was held at the school.  A report appeared in the Royston Crow on 8th July 1910 and can be seen below.

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