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Where Am I? No.221 - Mission Impossible
« on: Thursday 09 June 16 13:31 BST (UK) »
This one is a bit different and maybe impossible. The attached picture/postcard has three clues on the back:

St Mary's
1909
Mrs Richards

It would be amazing if we could by some miracle find where this church school is/was so we can post it on the appropriate board in the event that a Rootschatter's relative might be featured in the photo.

It's probably a tall order as goodness knows how many St Mary's there were/are, but I'm presuming either rightly or wrongly that Mrs Richards was the teacher, which could be the only clue.

Anyway, this is your mission if you chose to accept!  :P :P

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Re: Where Am I? No.221 - Mission Impossible
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 09 June 16 13:37 BST (UK) »
I believe that in 1909  once a female teacher got married then she could no longer hold the post of teacher.   In England and Wales.        Whether the regulation  came into existence in the 1920s,  I do not know.
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Re: Where Am I? No.221 - Mission Impossible
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 09 June 16 13:44 BST (UK) »
We don't know that Mrs. Richards was a teacher though do we.
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Re: Where Am I? No.221 - Mission Impossible
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 09 June 16 13:46 BST (UK) »
I can only see one adult in the picture and he's male (right hand side near back)
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Re: Where Am I? No.221 - Mission Impossible
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 09 June 16 13:47 BST (UK) »
Just googled this and from what I have just read, they could be married but at some point there was a teacher surplus so the hiring of married teachers was restricted, but then this was removed due to a shortage of teachers during the war.

Anyone else know anything about this?

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Re: Where Am I? No.221 - Mission Impossible
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 09 June 16 13:48 BST (UK) »
Mostly girls,  with only a few boys.

In those days, most  schools had separate  "Boys"   and "girls"   entrance doors,  I think?
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Re: Where Am I? No.221 - Mission Impossible
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 09 June 16 13:51 BST (UK) »
Mostly girls,  with only a few boys.

In those days, most  schools had separate  "Boys"   and "girls"   entrance doors,  I think?

It might be a church...they often put on Pantomimes.
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Re: Where Am I? No.221 - Mission Impossible
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 09 June 16 13:53 BST (UK) »
I can only see one adult in the picture and he's male (right hand side near back)

Well spotted Lizzie.

If Mrs Richards wasn't the teacher, then possibly a parent or a complete red herring.  Personally I think this task may be too hard.  :(

Caz
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