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Looking for Rothesay House Scool oxford and failing miserably!
« on: Sunday 18 October 15 21:07 BST (UK) »
Is anyone able to help me trace my Mum's old school? I am looking for any information, a photo would be wonderful! She went to Rothesay House School ,Frenchay Rd, off the Woodstock Rd, Oxford. She attended in the late 1940's to the early 1950's. It was a private school and she was a boarder. I have only found one piece of info on the net regarding an ex teacher who was a poet. If anyone can suggest anything or direct me to somewhere I'd be very grateful.
Leics-Sharp/Baker/Underwood
Marylebone-Osborne/Tod(d)
Herts- Sear, Cato
Bucks/ Beds-Impey/Field/Hall
Herefordshire-Smallman
Glos-Poole/Byard/Smallman
Middx-Kemp/Harris/Perrin/Lee/Cooper/Morrell
Middx-Ballard
Berks-Ballard
Wilts-Ballard
Hammersmith, Middx-Cranstone
Surrey/Middx-Jux
Villemagne, France- Perrin
Dunning, Perthshire-Tod/Niven
Dorset- Tod/d
Milner- Neenton, Shropshire
Edwards- Neenton, Shropshire
Poultney/Beswick-Kidderminster, Worcs

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Re: Looking for Rothesay House Scool oxford and failing miserably!
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 18 October 15 22:40 BST (UK) »
Kellys gives the address as 189 Woodstock Rd.  Looks like the rear extension of the property was used as the school.  Oxford City Planning portal has planning correspondence & floor plan from 1956 conversion to flats http://public.oxford.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=5604667A_H.

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Re: Looking for Rothesay House Scool oxford and failing miserably!
« Reply #2 on: Monday 19 October 15 20:13 BST (UK) »
Hi Sc00p,
Thanks for your reply and the information. I'll have a look at the link.
Leics-Sharp/Baker/Underwood
Marylebone-Osborne/Tod(d)
Herts- Sear, Cato
Bucks/ Beds-Impey/Field/Hall
Herefordshire-Smallman
Glos-Poole/Byard/Smallman
Middx-Kemp/Harris/Perrin/Lee/Cooper/Morrell
Middx-Ballard
Berks-Ballard
Wilts-Ballard
Hammersmith, Middx-Cranstone
Surrey/Middx-Jux
Villemagne, France- Perrin
Dunning, Perthshire-Tod/Niven
Dorset- Tod/d
Milner- Neenton, Shropshire
Edwards- Neenton, Shropshire
Poultney/Beswick-Kidderminster, Worcs

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Re: Looking for Rothesay House Scool oxford and failing miserably!
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 27 October 15 16:02 GMT (UK) »
Hi, I just Googled to find out more about the school and saw your query. My mother and some of her sisters went there, my mother in the late twenties/early thirties, I have a book which was given to her as a prize with a Rothesay house School bookplate 1931. Only the youngest of her sisters is still alive and i'm not sure that she went there. I can ask her if she has any info, what sort of things were you wanting to know?

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Re: Looking for Rothesay House Scool oxford and failing miserably!
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 27 October 15 16:23 GMT (UK) »
The Bodlean Library, Oxford, holds a photographic archive of Oxford and also an oral history archive. I found both very useful when researching an ancestor who was caretaker at a girls school in Bradmore Road.
They may help.

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Re: Looking for Rothesay House Scool oxford and failing miserably!
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 27 October 15 19:48 GMT (UK) »
Hi Thornwood,
Thanks for your reply, I will check the library out. I have managed to find an image on Google Maps but am unsure if this is the same building as the school. I will have to send it to my Mum and see if it rings any bells!
Leics-Sharp/Baker/Underwood
Marylebone-Osborne/Tod(d)
Herts- Sear, Cato
Bucks/ Beds-Impey/Field/Hall
Herefordshire-Smallman
Glos-Poole/Byard/Smallman
Middx-Kemp/Harris/Perrin/Lee/Cooper/Morrell
Middx-Ballard
Berks-Ballard
Wilts-Ballard
Hammersmith, Middx-Cranstone
Surrey/Middx-Jux
Villemagne, France- Perrin
Dunning, Perthshire-Tod/Niven
Dorset- Tod/d
Milner- Neenton, Shropshire
Edwards- Neenton, Shropshire
Poultney/Beswick-Kidderminster, Worcs

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Re: Looking for Rothesay House Scool oxford and failing miserably!
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 27 October 15 19:54 GMT (UK) »
Hi Igrowald, Thank you for your reply. How amazing that your mum and sisters went there too. I was really after a photo of the school as it was in the past. Mum says the headmistress was Mrs Edith Salkeld. Mum and her friend were once caught by her in oxford eating ice cream while in school uniform and got into terrible trouble!!!Mum remembers one or two names of people there at  the same time as her and I am trying to just get any information I can.
Leics-Sharp/Baker/Underwood
Marylebone-Osborne/Tod(d)
Herts- Sear, Cato
Bucks/ Beds-Impey/Field/Hall
Herefordshire-Smallman
Glos-Poole/Byard/Smallman
Middx-Kemp/Harris/Perrin/Lee/Cooper/Morrell
Middx-Ballard
Berks-Ballard
Wilts-Ballard
Hammersmith, Middx-Cranstone
Surrey/Middx-Jux
Villemagne, France- Perrin
Dunning, Perthshire-Tod/Niven
Dorset- Tod/d
Milner- Neenton, Shropshire
Edwards- Neenton, Shropshire
Poultney/Beswick-Kidderminster, Worcs

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Re: Looking for Rothesay House Scool oxford and failing miserably!
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 27 October 15 20:55 GMT (UK) »
I'll get in touch with my Aunt and see if she knows of any photographs or other things of interest. If anything turns up i'll let you know. Best wishes.

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Re: Looking for Rothesay House Scool oxford and failing miserably!
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 28 October 15 21:28 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so much for that :)
Leics-Sharp/Baker/Underwood
Marylebone-Osborne/Tod(d)
Herts- Sear, Cato
Bucks/ Beds-Impey/Field/Hall
Herefordshire-Smallman
Glos-Poole/Byard/Smallman
Middx-Kemp/Harris/Perrin/Lee/Cooper/Morrell
Middx-Ballard
Berks-Ballard
Wilts-Ballard
Hammersmith, Middx-Cranstone
Surrey/Middx-Jux
Villemagne, France- Perrin
Dunning, Perthshire-Tod/Niven
Dorset- Tod/d
Milner- Neenton, Shropshire
Edwards- Neenton, Shropshire
Poultney/Beswick-Kidderminster, Worcs