A short history of schooling in Bowburn & Tursdale

  • Description

    "....The first children in Bowburn Colliery village went to school at Tursdale. Then, from early in 1909, 75 children enrolled in Standard 1 and Infants at the Primitive Methodist chapel, which had opened in October 1908 and was loaned to the Education Authority. The staff consisted of A. Pinkney, Head Teacher, and uncertificated assistant teachers E. Clegg and L. Trotter. 1.165 acres of land at the top of Wylam Street were sold by Bell Bros. to Durham County Council in February 1908 and Bowburn Schools were duly built, at a cost of about £5,000...."
  • Owner

    Bowburn Local History Society
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Link: http://www.bowburnhistory.co.uk/schools-and-education
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 year, 1 month ago
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