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From: "Caroline" <>
Subject: Re: CHRISTIE - 1861 Boarding school, Harlow - National v British Schools
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2005 14:59:20 +0100
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When I took my children to Mother and Toddler group there 20 years ago, I
was told that it (the small building next to the church) had been the school
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From: "Colleen" <>
To: "Caroline" <>; <>; "La
Greenall" <>; "Janice Doughty"
Sent: Sunday, July 03, 2005 2:48 PM
Subject: Re: CHRISTIE - 1861 Boarding school, Harlow - National v British
> Here's a Waltham Cross related query for you, Lawrence, from my History of
> Harlow by Linley Bateman - and another Churchgate Street school to add to
> the pot of confusion.
> In 1810, George Fawbert of Waltham Cross, who's executor was John Barnard,
> the Harlowbury farmer, established the British School which was rebuilt in
> 1836 and then changed its name to Fawbert & Barnards- which is still here
> in Old Harlow. Why would John Barnard have been the executor of Geo
> Fawbert and why did Fawbert, a Waltham Cross man, build a British School
> in Harlow - and why did the school's name use their joint surnames?
> Anyway, the vicar of Harlow, a Mr Miller, got the hump about Fawbert and
> Barnards' management and founded a National School, one based on the
> religious principles of the Church Of England. this was established in
> 1816 at Churchgate Street - adjacent to St Mary & St Hugh's Church.
> A new building, the gift of Perry Waltlington, replaced the old school in
> 1850. Was the old school the annex like building which is now used as our
> parish office, I wonder, fascinating old flint and brick building it is,
> of very pretty construction. It has something of the look of an old school
> about it too.
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> From: "Caroline" <>
>> It seems to have changed it's name between 1929 and 1937, as it is St.
>> Mary's in Kelly's 1929 and Harlow College in the 1937 edition. Both state
>> that it was founded in 1840.
>> I got 'The Way We Worked' from Joyce Jones bookstall at an opening of the
>> Harlowbury Chapel some years ago. Would you like to borrow it ?
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