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1879 ~ The Managers' Minute Book

                                

Ruislip Church of England School
Managers’ Minute Book 1864-1903
   
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- 1879 -

Below we present the record of meetings the Managers held during 1879.  With the Rev. Everitt as Chairman meetings, though not held monthly as they had in the 1860s and early 1870s, were held at regular intervals and the minutes more substantial.  Most of the discussions appear to have been concerned with maintenance issues, though there was continued work in developing provision for the Infant Class.  Without further details, is it not possible to ascertain why the Inspector felt a boys classroom needed to be added as reported in the February meeting,

      

    

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Meeting of Managers held at the schools February 15th 1879
Present            The Revd. T.M. Everett in the chair
                        Messrs Baker, Barber, Deane Ewer, Kingsmill, Mason and Tooke  

The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed.

It was reported that Mr and Mrs Prosser commenced their duties on January 6th .

A man to have 1/6 a week during the time that the school is open for keeping the closets properly cleansed.

Messrs Ewer and Mason were requested to examine the condition of the ventilator and the roof of the schools generally.

The Hon. Secretary was requested to order three Infants’ desks, 6 feet long, and to request Mr W. Cox to send in an estimate for the construction of a partition and door and doorway in the new lobby, Cox to meet the Chairman on the spot to have pointed out what is required to be done.

The walls adjoining the road in front of the school house having fallen down, Mr Mason was requested to see that the bricks be cleaned and stacked ready for re-use.

The chairman reported an interview he and the Hon. Secretary had with Her Majesty’s Inspector with reference to the addition of a boys’ classroom to the schools.

T.M. Everett
Chairman

 

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Meeting of Managers held at the schools on Friday May 30th  1879
Present            The Revd. T.M. Everett in the chair
                        Messrs Deane, Mason & Tooke  

The accounts for the year ending May 31st 1879 were examined and passed.

Two tenders were received for the reconstruction of the school boundary fence but neither were accepted.

T.M. Everett
Chairman

   

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Meeting of Managers held at the schools on Saturday August 2nd 1879
Present            The Revd. T.M. Everett in the chair
                        Messrs Deane, Baker and Tooke  

The report of H.M’s Inspector was read & discussed.

Messrs Everett & Tooke were empowered to order an iron fence and to instruct Mr Eves of Uxbridge to prepare a plan of a new classroom which the Inspector advises to be built.

T.M. Everett
Chairman

 

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Meeting of Managers held at the schools on Saturday September 27th 1879
Present            The Revd. T.M. Everett in the chair
                        Messrs Deane, Baker, Kingsmill, Lee, Mason, Tooke  

A subcommittee consisting of Messrs Everett, Lee, Mason and Tooke were appointed to carry out the erection of the boundary fence in such manner as in their discretion they might think fit.

The question of a stove for the classroom was also referred to the same committee.

The question of a new classroom was also discussed but no action taken.

T.M. Everett
Chairman

                     

 

First uploaded: 13 April 2018