Collection AR125 - Woodford School Scrapbook

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Reference code

AR125

Title

Woodford School Scrapbook

Date(s)

  • Jul 1903 - Dec 1939 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 volume

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Name of creator

Woodford School (1867)

Administrative history

Woodford School was a superior private day-school for girls. A few boarders were also taken. Boys were taught in the preparatory classes. The school originated in 1867, established by Miss Annie Waters, who was joined shortly afterwards by her sister, Jennie Waters. It was originally located in the family home at 9 George Street, Croydon; but in 1878 the family and school moved into a new house at 8 Dingwall Road. This was named Woodford House after the village of Woodford, Wilts, where the family originated. The school subsequently expanded into the two neighbouring houses, 7 and 9 Dingwall Road. The Misses Waters retired in 1900, and Miss AHB Walford became headmistress; she was succeeded in 1927 by Miss Mary Horsley, an old girl of the school, who had taught there since 1919. The name changed in 1916 from Woodford House School to Woodford School. The school went into decline during World War 2, and closed in 1945, after the death of Mary Horsley.

Archival history

Presumably given to Croydon Library following closure of the school. Transferred from Local Studies Library S70 (373) WOO LS/44869

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Accession Number: A777

Woodford School Scrapbook

Includes concert, sports day and prizegiving programmes, newspaper cuttings and various other items to do with the school. Undated school prospectus and Old Girls Association publications from 1944, 1960 and 1961 in rear pocket. Hbk. 30cm. c70pp. Illus.

Item date: July 1903 - Dec 1939

Accession date: 26/11/2004

Custodial history: Transferred from Local Studies Library S70 (373) WOO LS/44869

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Scope and content

Scrapbook including concert, sports day and prizegiving programmes, newspaper cuttings and various other items to do with the school. Undated school prospectus and Old Girls Association publications from 1944, 1960 and 1961 in rear pocket.

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Language of material

  • English

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Fragile. One cover loose.

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Surviving records of Woodford School are held at AR51.

Further records of Woodford Old Girls Association are held at AR19 and in the records of Eleanor Macdonald at AR133/1.

A report book of Margot Sanders, a former pupil is held at AR50.

A run of copies of The Woodfordian, the old girls and school magazine, (1902-1945; 1963; 1969), received with this material, has been transferred to the Local Studies Library collections.

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Description identifier

GB-352-ar125

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Dates of creation revision deletion

24/06/2015

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