Friday, 16 June 2017

At the Cutting Edge of Education for the Masses

It was almost a Century before Government involved itself in creating schools for the masses that The Felling, along with many other places, had places of education
The idea of ragged schools was developed by John Pounds, a Portsmouth shoemaker. In 1818 Pounds began teaching poor children without charging
 fees. In Low Fell 
Thomas Wilson, after working down the pits as a boy, started teaching in 1792.

John Hodgson created his Heworth School in 1813. The Felling was therefore among those towns at the cutting edge of providing free/affordable education for its youth.
In Windy Nook there was Henderson's Academy in the late 1820's
Heworth Council School didn't open until 1904

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