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What Did St Alphege College Teach?!

bluebrummie

Proud Brummie!
When the census was taken in 1901 a certain Frank R Foster was aged 12 and a student at St Alphege college, Solihull. Can anyone tell me what they taught around this time? :rolleyes:
 
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BernardR

Guest
I do not know but would assume that it was the college/school attached to St Alphage Parish Church. There still is a St Alphage [C of E] School from Pre to Junior age. They have a web site so may be able to provide a little of the history.

Just a thought but could it be that 'college' is here being used in a somewhat broad way to simply mean a school. If so then the teaching would have been along the lines of any village school of the time - reading writing and arithmetic.
 

bluebrummie

Proud Brummie!
Thanks Bernie. It just said on the Census he was at "college", that's all I know, I think he boarded there?! I will look for the website and see if they know anything? :)
 
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BernardR

Guest
I am pretty sure that the Solihull Library would be able to help. There is an excellent history of Solihull and I have found this history circle who should be able to help.
 
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BernardR

Guest
This book may help if you can beg borrow or steal a copy - Edna Handley “Memories of Solihull Village”
 
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