The BWI Archives
1879 ~ The Managers' Minute Book
Ruislip Church of England School
- 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
The minutes of the last meeting were read and
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
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.
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.
The report of H.M’s Inspector was read &
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.
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.
First uploaded: 13 April 2018