Life at School – 1886 – Gosberton Hall School

Life at School – 1886 – Gosberton Hall School

This little note book was donated by one of our contributors and we believe it was owned by Edward Jackson Watson and it documents his school life in 1886 at Gosberton Hall School. He was a boarder and started his day at 6.15am and he was supposed to asleep at...
Cowbit Church of England School

Cowbit Church of England School

The Cowbit Church of England School was founded in 1712 by a bequest in the will of Thomas Andrew of Peakhill, which gifted land for the purpose. The wish of the founder was that these children would be given a good education and be brought up to lead a Christian...
Gosberton Hall

Gosberton Hall

Sue Knight provided this reminiscence of her family’s connection with Gosberton Hall.  My father was a boarder at the school and sent this card to his sister in 1904.  He was called Edward Freeman Smith (1889-1972) and lived at Maxey.  My grandfather, Edward Whitfield...
Can we help?

Can we help?

I thought this postcard written in the 1870s might be of interest. Rosa is Rosa Ann Machin my great grandmother and her mother was Ann Rice. I understand Ann’s mother – my three times great grandmother – owned the cottage in the photo. Can anyone...