Monday, 2 July 2012

Photos sought for school centenary by Museum

With St Peter's School preparing for centenary celebrations this September the hunt is on for photos and other memorabilia which could be used in an exhibition. 

The photo above, with scaffolding in the background, shows children at the ceremony of laying the foundation stone for their new school.

The stone was laid on 18 September 1912 by Lady Alice Louisa Ewing, the sister-in-law of local landowner Mark Rolle. It can still be seen in the front of the existing building.

Fairlynch Museum is always on the lookout for local memorabilia of interest to Budleigh Salterton historians.

"We have a good record of the early days of St Peter's School including detailed logbooks in Fairlynch Museum's Local History Room," said Museum spokesperson Michael Downes. "But we're always keen to find out more, and it may be that people in Budleigh or even further afield may have items like old photos that they would be willing to lend for an exhibition."

Do you have any memorabilia of the Moor Lane school that might interest the Museum? If so Fairlynch would appreciate hearing from you on 01395 442666 or email  

Above: The opening of St Peter's Church of England Elementary School on 17 April 1913

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