Education Provision 1833

Newport Pagnell Parish (Pop. 3,385)

Eleven Infant Schools; ten whereof contain about 100 children, who are instructed at the expense of their parents; the other, 50 (commenced 1833) supported by subscription, in aid of which each child pays twopence per week.

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Extract from the Universal British Directory 1791

IS situated upon the middle north road, fifty-one miles distant from London. Is an ancient, large, well-built, populous, market-town, and was formerly a borough. It is bounded on the north by the river Ouse, and the river Lovet runs through the town, dividing it into two unequal parts. The inhabitants are well supplied with water from the first-mentioned river, by an hydraulic machine for that purpose. The principal and in fact the only manufacture that is carried on here is that of bone-thread-lace, of which it is said more is manufactured in this town and neighbourhood than in all England besides; and on which account a market is held every Wednesday, whither traders in that article resort to buy. Another market is also held on Saturday for corn, cattle, butter, &c-There are six annual fairs, viz. February 22, April 22, June 22, Auguft 29, Oftober 22, and December 22, which are well supplied with cattle, &c.

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Notes on Newport Pagnell

Newport Pagenell - Description from J.J. Sheahan, 1861

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Education Provision 1833

Newton-Blossomville Parish (Pop. 237)

One Sunday School, consisting of 9 males and 18 females, supported by subscription.


Notes on Newton Blossonville

Newton Blossomville - Description from J.J. Sheahan, 1861

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North Crawley

A country lane, an old thatched cot,
Fields, woods and garden plots:
Those lovely elms and chestnuts grand,
And oaks - the finest in the land.

The church so grand with lovely steeple
That is so grand to many people.
The chapel, too, is rather nice,
Where every Sunday folk rejoice.

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Memories of North Crawley

The population of the village is now just under five hundred with twenty-six children in the school. In 1895 there were one hundred and twenty children in the school, with three families of twelve children each.
Children were allowed to leave at eleven if they had a 'Dunce's Certificate'. The school had galleried seating with long desks.
In 1895 the migration from farm working started and men went to the Railway Works at Wolverton.

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