- Jul 1903 - Dec 1939 (Creation)
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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.
Presumably given to Croydon Library following closure of the school. Transferred from Local Studies Library S70 (373) WOO LS/44869
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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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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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Fragile. One cover loose.
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