The BWI Archives
1886 ~ The Managers' Minute Book
Ruislip Church of England School
- 1886 -
Below we present the record of meetings the Managers held
during 1886. There was only a
single meeting recorded. There had been issues with the well belonging to
the school house some twenty year’s previously (see 1886).
This time the issue appeared to be more serious as the local
Sanitary Authority had become involved (there
is one word that it is not possible to identify before ‘their
surveyor’). The Managers also needed to make good on their
commitment to reward good attendance through the return of part of the
‘school pence’ as notified in their flier of the previous year (see meeting of 2nd
August 1885, actually 1st August).
Also, there was a need to boost the School’s finances after
recent building works, taking on additional staff and providing incentives
for good attendance – further ‘subscribers’ to the school were
The Vicar informed
the managers that the well had been closed at the request of the Sanitary
Authority who, having tested the water, had decided that it was impure.
In the opinion of the Sanitary Authority this was owing to defective
drainage in the Master’s yard. The Sanitary Authority (?)
their surveyor had made a report with a view to improving the sanitary
arrangement which was then read to the managers.
This report was approved by the managers and a committee appointed
consisting of the Vicar, Messrs Ewer and Taylor to see that it
was carried out. It was considered advisable to ask Mr Brown of Harefield
and Mr John Cox of Eastcote to tender for the necessary repairs.
The Vicar having
reported that the grating? on
south side of school had been brought down by the storm and destroyed. It
was ordered to be renewed and included in the aforementioned Tender.
In accordance with
Resolution of August 1st 1885 to return school pence to children
who made full weekly attendances to Christmas 1885, the school master
reported that boys had made 394 attendances and girls 357 for which they
were entitled to receive one halfpenny for each attendance. The sum required
for the would amount to £1.11.3½ which was ordered to be refunded to
The Vicar with Messrs
Edwin Ewer, Taylor and Murch were appointed a committee to try and increase
the number of subscribers to the schools.
First uploaded: 14 April 2018