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Title: Schools in Manchester 1880s
Post by: kooky on Sunday 25 February 07 12:11 GMT (UK)
In the 1881 census my grandfather was 6, his brother was 5. The family lived in Prussia Street, which I think was the New Cross area or Ancoats. I wondered if anyone might know where they went to school? By the 1891 census they were both glassmakers.

My mother always told me how well educated my grandfather was. Apparently he was very well read and could play various musical instruments.

I would love to look at a log book or similar.
Title: Re: Schools in Manchester 1880s
Post by: Duneane on Thursday 09 May 19 15:13 BST (UK)
Prussia Street was renamed Kemp Street and is now known as Wadeford Close.
Title: Re: Schools in Manchester 1880s
Post by: stanmapstone on Thursday 09 May 19 15:58 BST (UK)
See https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=18&lat=53.4869&lon=-2.2232&layers=168&right=BingHyb

1/500 Town Plan https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/385250/398984/13/100874
Stan
Title: Re: Schools in Manchester 1880s
Post by: brigidmac on Thursday 09 May 19 17:04 BST (UK)
I found Manchester school records from those years without knowing the
School by searching on Genes Reunited site the childs name and age

It can be done on ancestry too but i find that harder to use  ..you have to be lucky to find schools which preseved their records ...good luck .
Title: Re: Schools in Manchester 1880s
Post by: heywood on Thursday 09 May 19 17:42 BST (UK)
There are school records on Find my Past - they are possibly only details of enrolment though. I recall looking at some with brigidmac a while ago.

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01nrq/

Your grandfather might also have gone to night school to educate himself.
Title: Re: Schools in Manchester 1880s
Post by: brigidmac on Thursday 09 May 19 17:52 BST (UK)
Yes heywood they were very useful

They had enrollment age date of birth
Name of parent or guardian address
Sometimes previous school and date of leavimg
Title: Re: Schools in Manchester 1880s
Post by: heywood on Thursday 09 May 19 17:57 BST (UK)
Thatís right Brigid  :)