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Staithes School 1912

Neil Suckling loaned us this photograph of the pupils of Staithes School and tells us Margaret Ward Verrill is one of the students do you know any of the others? Yvonne Holmes advises: “My great aunt, Mary Jane Eland was the infants mistress in 1909, I wonder if she is here?” The Archive can advise that Mary Jane Eland was a teacher at Staithes school in 1901 and 1911 (according to the Census of those years); interestingly she must have travelled daily from Whitby as she is recorded as residing at 12 Baxtergate on both Census.

Image and details courtesy of Neil Suckling, thanks to Yvonne Holmes for the update. 

1 comment to Staithes School 1912

  • Julie Riddiough

    I have just found Margaret Ward Verrill in my family tree, Bessy Ward, her grandmother is my 4x grt grandmother, she’s listed on the census in 1861 as the school mistress at the Wesleyan school, loftus. Do you know where the school was

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