Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

YOU ANSWER: The Old Church School at Ormesby

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

YOU ANSWER: The Old Church School at Ormesby

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REGARDING the letter from Mrs Kelly, of Ormesby, referred to on page 25 of the last issue of Remember When, the new block of flats at Ormesby are not built on the site of the old school house but on the former site of the Church of England school, says A H Nixon, of Acklam Road, Middlesbrough.

And he should know, because he attended it from 1924 to 1929.

He goes on to say that the school received generous financial help from Miss Caroline Brown, who lived at Ormesby House - this was mentioned on a mosaic type plaque near to the boys' entrance.

"The old school house is at the eastern end of Sundial Row and stood next to the Red Lion Hotel, my home for 12 years until it was demolished for road widening," he continues.

"The house was occupied by Henry Taylor, the former village school master, and after whom Henry Taylor Court is named. …

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