Great Wigborough School
1874 National School, Miss Susannah Humphrey, mistress [ Kelly's Directory ]
1882 National School built 1854 for 60 children, Miss Julia Foddy, Mistress. [ Kelly's Directory ]
The 1881 Census has Julia Foddy, age 26, lodger in Great Wigborough, born Yardley Gobion, Northamptonshire. She is lodging with Sarah Whithams and her niece Ada Whithams. Ada appears in Kelly 1882 as mistress at Little Wigborough School.
National School (mixed), built in 1854 & enlarged in 1889 for 80 children; average attendance, 52; Mrs J. Hill, mistress [ Kelly's Directory ]
1899 National School (mixed), built in 1854 & enlarged in 1889, for 116 children; average attendance, 40; Mrs Margaret Whitehead, mistress [ Kelly's Directory ]
1914 Public Elementary (Church of England) School (mixed), built 1854 & enlarged in 1889, for 97 children; average attendance 34; Miss Amy R. Talbot, mistress. [ Kelly's Directory ]
1931 Senior (11+) children were transferred to Birch School [ TBM_BCR_001 ]
8 Dec 1932 At a meeting of Wigborough Parochial Church Council, the Chairman mentioned the change which had taken place in the management of the school, Mrs Mason having replaced Mrs Hurst as Head-Mistress. He also stated that the Education Authorities had decided to close the school at the end of the current term.
1 June 1934 at a meeting of the Parochial Church Council, the chairman complained "Wigborough School had been left in a bad state of repair when it closed in 1932."
5 June 1953 opened as Coronation Hall [ SG01_086_005 ]
2017 Coronation Hall sold for £333,000 for development. Half the final proceeds to go to Peldon and half to PCC of Wigborough for the Church.
|Author: Tony Millatt|
Concert performed by Wigborough residents 1952. Venue Peldon Village Hall (the old hall, converted from the former village school).
L-R 1. Ted Clarke, 2. Dorothy Newman, 3. John White (senior), 4. Chrissie Griggs, 5. Mrs Lackland, 6. Colonel Lackland, 7. Dolly Rout, 8. Fred Taylor, 9. Nellie Buckle, 10. Mary Norrell.
Great and Little Wigborough Coronation Hall opened. Photo shows Mr G.C. Horn, Mrs R.W.H. Hortin, Mr V.W. Gray and Mr W.E. Burrill.
The Hall was originally a school but it was closed in 1932.
From Essex County Standard
5 June 1953
Great Wigborough School
1854 National School built
1931 Seniors transferred to Birch
1933 School closed and juniors transferred to Birch.
5 June 1953 opened as Coronation Hall. Eventually the Hall became disused.
2017 Wigborough Coronation Hall sold for £333,000 for development Half the final proceeds to go to Peldon and half to PCC of Wigborough for the Church.
26 February 2019
Great Wigborough School. View from the School Lane.
Great Wigborough School. Group 7.
Back row 1. Amy Talbot teacher, 2. Dorothy Christmas, 3. Joe Rout 4. Hedly Theobald, 5. Edd Christmas, 6. Harold ? Theobald, 7. Charles Douson
Middle row 1. Florry Fen, 2. Con Christmas, 3. Trevor Wilkins, 4. Greg Ponder, 5. Emm Goody, 6. George Matthews
Front row 1. Harold Ponder, 2. Peter Clarke, 3. Connie Douson 4. E. Christmas, 5. Beatrice Frances, 6. Ida Williams 7. Man... Williams, 8. Dot Christmas
Great Wigborough School was founded in 1854 and closed December 1932.
Great Wigborough Youth Club outing to Calais many years ago. Pic taken on the ferry. From the left Mark ? from Peldon, Alan Theoband in the middle from Wigborough and John Reynolds on the right, also from Peldon. I think back then all a little under age boozing on the trip over to France.
Posted on Facebook 28 Sept 2018
Source: Mersea Museum