Beamish Board School

  • Description

    "The school at the Pit Village section of Beamish Museum. A brass plaque inside states: Built 1891. A typical Board School based on the one built by Tanfield School Board at East Stanley - a mining community. It was run by Durham County Education Department from 1902 until it closed in 1985. The school and community grew with the collieries. Families attending the school were involved in the West Stanley Pit Disaster of 1909, when 168 men and boys were lost..... School presented by Durham County Council, dismantled in 1989 and rebuilt 1991-1 with aid from the European Regional Development Fund and Tyne Tees Television." Photo by David P Howard, 2013.
  • Owner

    David P Howard
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Pat Thomson
    Last modified: 5 years, 11 months ago
    Viewed: 706 times
    Picture Taken: 2013-08-28
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