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Topic Originator: kate
Post Date June 9, 2005 @ 1:31 PM
 All Saints' School Stamford
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June 9, 2005 @ 1:31 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

You may send recollections of All Saints' School Stamford for publication on the site.

June 19, 2005 @ 3:17 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I went to All Saints School for a year or two after transferring from  St. George's School in Wharf Road.  Miss Jones was our teacher in the senior class, she was excellent at teaching us mental arithmetic.  She played the violin and when we had dancing in the playground she played the violin and we danced round the maypole.  The playground was a bit small and the toilets were a bit basic.  It was an "all girls" school.

Miss Sharpe was Headmistress.  She used to conduct assembly every morning.  Sometimes we used to have a special occasion and it was held  in All Saints' Vicarage Garden. Mrs Riley was the middle class teacher.  She was the wife of Mr Riley who kept an outfitter's shop in Maiden Lane.

I passed my "11 plus" at All Saints'.

March 22, 2006 @ 3:08 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I was also at All Saints and started there when Miss Wharton was the headmistress, prior to Miss Sharpe who arrived during my 2nd year. We had to line in the playground to wash hands in 3 or 4 portable enamel bowls (we all used the same water) before dinner, the school dinners were delivered in big metal containers, we queued up while they were dished out, then we sat at our desks to eat them.
I remember the 'Roll of Honour' board with the names of all pupils who had passed the scholarship (11 plus) on it. I passed the scholarship and went on to Stamford High.
Kate: Thanks for that contribution Chris.  I will also post it on the Stamford Memories Gateway.

November 25, 2006 @ 8:23 AM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I think someone ought to write down these old schools, and be kept , my brother and I  used to go to the Priory college on Wharf road , which is now flats and new houses.

Kate: Thanks Margaret.  Anyone else want to contribute to Priory College?  I will make a separate entry to cover for it.

betty bradshaw
November 9, 2008 @ 1:53 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I went to All Saints school where I also passed the scholarship.  I can remember Miss Sharpe coming to school on a black sit-up-and-beg bike from Casterton Road.
The teachers when I was there (1948-1952) were Miss Woodbridge, Miss Aldrige, Miss Barker and Miss Jones.
I remember the dinners as we had lovely new plastic plates and dishes.
The teachers were very strict and in those days not very sympathetic. Betty

Dianne Matthews
November 21, 2011 @ 3:23 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Hello Betty
I also went to All Saints School and I think it must have been about the same time as you as I had the same teachers.
Did you become a teacher?  the name seems to ring a bell.

Margaret Chambers (Smith)
September 5, 2014 @ 8:18 AM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Yes, I was at All Saints until 1963 and remember the "tin hut" and Irish dancing. As well as Miss Sharpe, there was Mrs Purman (not sure of spelling) and Miss Rudkin. This was my favourite school. They were strict but fair