Notes by one the first pupils of Marsh Meadows School
(Extracts reprinted from 1950 Jubilee Book)
I remember, as children, how thrilled we were to have a school of our own. Several of us from the district had been attending a private school in the vicinity of the present school. Sixpence per week was the fee.
There’s a Centenary being celebrated in our district this month, by the Woolford family at McMiken’s Newstead Orchard.
Margaret Woolford has been digging through mounds of old documentation, and has compiled a brief history and timeline of how it came to be. Her first paragraph reads thus: