Whitehall Infant School (part 1): Founding, 1899

Posted: October 3, 2014 in education, Schools
Whitehall School, upon opening in August 1899. Note the fields opposite, from where the drawing was made as they were once home to Walsall FC (Walsall Local History Centre)

Whitehall School, upon opening in August 1899. Note the fields opposite, from where the drawing was made as they were once home to Walsall FC
(Walsall Local History Centre)

In this two-part article I want to take a look at the Whitehall Infant School, which is sandwiched between the West Bromwich Rd and Weston Street in south Walsall. I am not going to cover the whole history, just around the first 25 years. This first part will cover the period up to the opening of the school in August 1899; it will look at the historic background, the reason why the site was chosen, the design of the school and the opening ceremony. The second part looks at the period from 1899 to 1923, which is the tenure of the first headmistress, Sarah Jane Woodward (nee Parker). Set against the context of her life, this covers the school’s experiences, including the harrowing time of the First World War, through her eyes – as she detailed them in the school log book. It will become evident in just how much the school, education and society have changed. https://wyrleyblog.wordpress.com/walsall/whitehall-infant-school-part-1-founding-1899/

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  1. Gary Smith says:

    H Mate Looks very interesting, your a star, don’t forget my article need it to come to me before end of October. SJ Gary Smith winsongary@aol.com

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