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Memories of Woodleigh School From 1928 to 1987

Memories of Woodleigh School From 1928 to 1987

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The History of Woodleigh School.
1928 - 1987

Woodleigh School
Langton Hall
Langton
North Yorkshire
YO17 9QN
http://www.woodleighschool.com
The History of Woodleigh School.
1928 - 1987

Woodleigh School
Langton Hall
Langton
North Yorkshire
YO17 9QN
http://www.woodleighschool.com

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ThisisthefirsteditionofacollectionofreminiscencesofWoodleighSchoolcompiledbyJoannaPassmoreandMaryRobertson,daughtersoftherateArthurR.EnglandandhislatewifeBarbara.TheaimistocollectasmuchinformalandformalinformationabouttheperiodfromthefoundingoftheSchoolin1928upuntilthedeathofRobinEngland,Arthur'syoungersonandhissuccessortotheHeadmastership,whodiedin1987.OldWoodleighansandformermembersoftheStaffarewarmlyinvitedtosendinanecdotesand/orfavouritememsrieswhichwouldbeincorporatedinanysubsequentedition.
Ifyouwouldliketocontribute,pleasegetintouchwitheither:-
MrsJ.Passmore188t.Mary'sCourtOttwayWalkWelwynHerts.AL69AUTelephone:01438716376Email:jo@chrisandjo.plus.comMrsMaryRobertsonMeadCottage40CommercialStreetNortonYorks.Y0179ESTelephone:01653696447
 
MEMORIESOFWOODLEIGHSCHOOL
TheschoolwasmadepossiblebythebackingofMr.LotenoftheMidlandBankinHullandaladycalledDr.StaceyCleminson.Therewasnoboys'preparatoryschoolintheareaatthetime,andparentswereatalossastowheretheirchildrenshouldbeeducated,apartfromasboarders.
Joanna
Myfather,A.R.England,hadbeenteachinginKualaLumpurandhadrecentlyreturnedtotheUKbecausehiswife,Barbara,couldnotonlynotstandtheheatinMalaya,buthadalsogivenbirthtotheirfirstchild,RichardWilliam,knownasDick.ThehousewheretheschoolstartedwasapropertyinWestHill,HessleonanestatecreatedbytheCharityCharterhouseofHullasaninvestmentinabout1885consistingofa99yearleaseonsixorsevenpropertiesinWestHill.AgroundrentwaspaidtotheCharterhouseandthefirstownerspaidfortheconstructionoftheirproperties.Whenmyfatherboughttheleaseholdofthepropertyin1928,ithadabout56yearstogoandhewasentitledtotreatitashisown;toalterandadaptittohisliking,nodoubttothelandlord'sapproval.HealsorentedfromtheCharterhousetheplayingfieldswhichwereattheendoftheroad.ThehousewasinfactcalledWoodleighandbothAREandhiswifethoughtthatwasaprettygoodnameforaschool.Dr.StaceyCleminsonwasasgoodasherwordandin1928eightpupilsarrivedandtheschoolwaslaunched.

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