1903 (KD) National C of E School: Mixed and Infants – for 320 children. Average attendance was 200 boys and girls, 80 infants.
"Erected 1814, subsequently enlarged. Rev. Hy A. Sealy, M.A. Sec; M. Goulter, Esq., Treasurer; James Newhook, Master; Mrs Newhook, Mistress of Infants.
1905 (MK) Schoolmaster's house refaced(?) and school refurbished.
1910 National School closed. New All-age Council School opened in Fairview Road.
1915-18 Used as Voluntary Aid Detachment (V.A.D.) Hospital.
(SN) Miss Wooldridge was Matron.
1920 (KD) Technical Institute, used for cooking and laundry. Miss Owen was the cookery mistress. Continued to be used for educational purposes until the mid 1960s when it
was let for commercial use, prior to being sold by the Church in 1973.
1932 (QR) Churchwardens (Newhook) "Formerly School and House formerly Trustees of National School"
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1930s Mrs Lilly Griffiths
(North View) and Mrs Pam Bishini (nee Batt, who lived at the barber's shop in Bridge Street), remember going to the library in a room round at the back of the National School building as children.
1939 (Blacket's) Technical Schools
1939-45 (SN) Used as Air Raid Precaution (ARP) Centre.
1950-60 (JD) Used for Domestic Science teaching, woodwork, and occasionally for accommodating junior classes.
1973 Auction (by AW Neate) at Town Hall. Sold by Trustees of Hungerford Church Charity to ?..? for £52,000 including 41 HS. The land behind the school (to Prospect Road)
was sold as a separate lot for £7,000 with planning permission for a house and garage.
1978 ..?.. company selling fire-extinguishers used it?
199?-2003 High and Mighty offices. (in 1993) Closed 2003
2003- Dickins, Hopgood, Chidley, solicitors (started in 1996 behind Peter Stirland, in Bridge Street, moved to 110 High Street, and in 2003 to 42 HS. In 2006, they
celebrated 10 years since partnership established.)
Key to notes:
NF Mr Norman Fox's account in Newbury & District Field Club, Vol. 14, No. 1. Page 35.
MK Margaret King
SN "Sonner" North
JD John Davis, ex
head-teacher, Hungerford Primary School
- National School
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