ASPECTS OF HARVINGTON'S HISTORY
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HARVINGTON

SCHOOL



HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL SO FAR GATHERED.

There is a detailed section on the school in Marjorie Bailey's History of Harvington.


SCHOOL'S FOUNDATION GRANT.

Details of the School's foundation grant came to light during the editing of material acquired from the relatives of the late Sue Coley. Below is a link to two documents regarding the setting up of the school in 1848. The first document states the land was once part of 'Glebe Farm'. The land in question was bounded by the road west, Gravel Pit Field to the south and south east, once belonging to Caroline Edwin of Sheriffs Lench and in occupation of John Hall of Bretforton (now under the Village Hall), and Green Street Field on the north and north west, being part of 'Rectory Farm', also in occupation of John Hall. The named farms may have been land with no houses. Trustees mentioned were Thomas Gould Marshall, John Marshall and John Bullock. The second document dated 1891, relates to the purchase of a parcel of adjoining land, part of Green Street Field.

This is a link to the Deeds of Harvington Reading Room, found elsewhere on this site. Along with the Deeds, donated by the family of the late Sue Coley, were two documents relating to the foundation of Harvington School. See also under the Parish Council page. Reading Room Deeds


A COLLECTION OF SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHS.

1900 otherwise unknown
From Cook Family Collection.


Written on an attached card, "Harvington School 1902 approx", with Mr Bonne
From Cook Family Collection.

Rear row: Fred Joyner,John B Cook (Grandfather), Benjamin Cook, ------ Joyner, William Hancock (died in WW1), ------ Ludlow, ------ Withers, ?

2nd Row: ?, ?, ?, ?, ----- Tyack, Beatrice Cook (great aunt), Alice Hancock (grandmother), ?

3rd Row: ------ Mansell, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, Walter Hancock (great uncle killed in ww1)

Front Row: ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?


Written on an attached card, "Harvington School 1908/9: W Chatterly - Head Master".
From Cook Family Collection.

Rear row: ?, Victor Tyack, Benjamin Cook, ?, ?, ?, ?

Middle Row: ----- Joyner, ----- Newman, ?, Grace Page, ?, Nell Hancock, ----- Tyack

Front Row: ------ Newman, ------ Bishop, Elsie Tyack, ------ Taylor


School photograph dating from December 1915.
From the Shailer Family.

Back two:- ?, ?

Back row: Dorothy Prudden (Teacher), ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?

Front row: ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?


Agnes Mansell on the top right. From the Mansell /Family.

Written on an attached card, "Harvington Jnr School W Chatterly - Head Master approx 1921:
From Cook Family Collection.

Back row: Philip Ludlow, Bill Bromley, Alec Bishop, Bert Hughes, Bert Withers, Frank Cresswell, Dolly Joyner, Gwen Lane, ----- Bishop

Middle Row: Lucy Langston, Lucy Best, ?, Rene Shailer, Dolly Beasely, Laura Bis, Gwen Ludlow, Daisy Best, ----- White, Eileen Hancock, Jim Walver

Front Row: Leslie Bishop, Clifford Lee, Howard Lee, ------ Finch, Ron Bromley, Joe Gardener, Alf Bishop, David T Cook


School photograph from circa 1948
From the Shailer Family.

Back row: Mike Harris, John Shailer, Roger Ludlow, Eric Blake, Clifford Bishop, Reg Bromley, Brian Withers, Gerald Hiorns.

Middle Row: Susan Ashmead, Angela Rawlings, Ann Lockey, Christie Cresswell (Teacher), Barbara Ward, Ena Williams, Ann Newman (Millard).

Front row: Martin Lockey, David Savage, Barbara Taylor, John Bishop, David Bishop, Doreen Bishop was off sick so did not appear.


School photograph from circa 1948
From the Newman Family.

Back row: John Shailer, Roger Ludlow, Eric Blake, Clifford Bishop, Reg Bromley, Brian Withers, Gerald Hiorns.

Middle Row: Susan Ashmead, Angela Rawlings, Ann Lockey, Barbara Taylor, Barbara Ward, Ena Williams, Ann Newman (Millard).

Front row: Martin Lockey, David Savage, Mike Harris, John Bishop, David Bishop.


School photograph from circa 1948
From the Shailer Family.

Back row: John Shailer, Roger Ludlow, Eric Blake, Clifford Bishop, Reg Bromley, Brian Withers, Gerald Hiorns.

Middle Row: Susan Ashmead, Angela Rawlings, Ann Lockey, Barbara Taylor, Barbara Ward, Ena Williams, Ann Newman (Millard)

Front row: Martin Lockey, David Savage, Mike Harris, John Bishop, David Bishop.


Photograph of teachers at Prince Henry's Grammar School, Evesham.
From the Joy Rawes.

Row 1 (back): John Winnet, Peter Jones, Mel Jones, Peter King, Colin Byrd, Brian Reed, Eric Bradshaw, Ian Parkin, lab. tech, lab tech.

Row 2: Ron (Curly) Edwards, Mr Ashworth, Mr Quantrell, Ron Chalkley, Lauri Griffiths Jones, Mr Porter, Ian Huntly, Rose Carter.

Row 3: Mr Toyne, Ray (Hoppy) Hopkins, Gordon Grove, Mr Owles, Mr Beckley, Mr Tyler, Di Powell, Sally Evans, Joy Clarke, Wendy ----, Adrien -----, Ms Mould, Wendy -----, Doreen Fisher.

Row 4 (front): Cecil (Slogger) Slocombe, Bruce Hoskin, Mr Major, Mr Ross, Ian Peacock, Jack Miller, Mrs (Nelly) Dean, Min Craig, Mrs O-----, Mrs Henderson, Pam Flay, Ms Baker.


Back row: Christie Cresswell and Mr Brian Potts;
front row: Mrs Peggy Prudden, Mrs Shirley Hardiman, unknown, Marcia Palmer.
Photograph donated by Terry Prudden, taken circa 1978.