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Education in Saltaire 1833 - 1887

Here are links to 3 articles kindly sent to us by Richard Coomber on 23 February 2007. Richard participates in the Saltaire History Club. Many thanks, Richard.

Essay: How can the elementary education of Saltaire be reconstructed between 1833 and 1887
Richard Coomber writes: This is an essay I wrote for the course I am doing at Leeds Uni. As you can see it is largely an exercise on the use of sources but there is some interesting material within it on Shipley/Saltaire schools and especially Albert Road. Go!

The other two are transcriptions from local papers about the opening of Albert Road school, which it turns out was quite revolutionary.

Transcription 1
Shipley and Saltaire Times, 4 February 1878, with a correction printed on 16 February 1878

Transcription 2
Shipley and Saltaire Times, 16 March 1878, "Opening of the New Board Schools at Saltaire."

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