Wickford C of E School in the early years of the 20th century.

This picture was sent to the archive for identification. It is a 1911 photograph of Wickford C of E school.

In the early months of 1908 the previous school, with a thatched roof, had suffered a fire which resulted in the school being rebuilt. This is the new building with a tiled or slated roof.

Wickford C of E school, 1911.
Provided by David Morgan

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  • I remember the school very well as my Grandparents, Daisy and Percy Pitt, lived in the house connected to the school called School House. My dad and his sisters Eileen and Phyllis lived there for many years. At the back of the house was a wash room where my Grandmother did her laundry every Monday and there was a large ringer to put the clothes through; also the outside toilet was just beyond that. In the garden was a concrete air raid shelter and a shed which served as an office for Grandad as he worked for the Water Board, and did his rounds on his bicycle around the area. School House is still there, but from looking on the internet it seems as though there have been some alterations. I have some very happy memories from my visits there as a child.

    By Madeleine Ellis (Pitt) (27/09/2020)

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