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St Johns School - Lemsford

On the 4th May 1872, the first entry in the Head Teacher’s Log Book was made by Mrs Mary Seaman, the first Head Teacher. On that day, seventy-seven children, ranging in age from three to thirteen, were enrolled. They were divided into two classes - one being taken by Mrs Seaman and the other by her husband Walter, her assistant. They were all taught in one room, the room now used as the dining room in the oldest part of the school. The school was approved by the Government on the 16th May 1872.....Read More

The Lemsford Local History Group, formed in 2001, is interested in all aspects of the history and the people of this area - both ancient and modern. We welcome correspondence from anyone who shares this interest. Read more about St Johns School Lemsford.

Andy Chapman LLHG

The Education Act of 1870 required provision be made for all children to have the opportunity for an education. Prior to this date few children, other than those from wealthy families, were able to attend any type of school. At Cromer Hyde there was a ‘Dame School’ run by Miss Archer for about forty children whose parents paid 2d (about 40p in today's money) per week for each child. St Mary’s School in nearby Welwyn had been established some years before but it was too far away for the children of Lemsford. In order that these children should have their own school Lord Cowper, who at the time owned the Panshanger and Brocket Estates, had a school built in 1872 and which he supported financially until 1903.

Welcome to St John's Church Lemsford Gallery. To view the image of your choice scroll the small images and click on the one you want to view. When the banner image appears click on this to view the full size image. Please remember all photographs and material used on this site MAY NOT be copied, in whole or in part, or be duplicated to another computer, transmitted, published, reproduced, printed, hotlinked, etc. without permission of the Lemsford Local History Group via email to info@lemsfordhistory.co.uk

Andy Chapman , Designer of St Johns Church website

Below is a table listing the above images by name, location, date and if known who donated the image. Table order matches order images are scrolled above, or to see image click on date.

Title of Image above Location of Image Date Donator of Image
St Johns School Lemsford Village 1890s WGC Library
St Johns School Lemsford Village 1893 Shirley Knapp
St Johns School Lemsford Village 1908 Shirley Knapp
St Johns School Lemsford Village 1900 St Johns School
St Johns School Lemsford Village 1900s St Johns School
St Johns School Lemsford Village 1903 St Johns School
St Johns School Lemsford Village 1905 St Johns School
St Johns School Enchanted Rose 1919 WGC Library
St Johns School Lemsford Village 1910 Shirley Knapp
St Johns School Lady Brocket 1941 Herts Advertiser
St Johns School Lemsford Village 1940s Jean Dance
St Johns School Lemsford Village 1945 St Johns School
St Johns School Lemsford Village 1960s Jean Dance
St Johns School Lemsford Village 1960s Jean Dance
St Johns School Lemsford Village 1925 Martin Eagles
St Johns School Lemsford Village 1960s Stan Borrie
St Johns School Lemsford Village 1960s Stan Borrie
St Johns School Lemsford Village 1960s Stan Borrie
St Johns School Lemsford Village 1925 Rosemarie MacKechnie
St Johns School Lemsford Village 1925 Rosemarie MacKechnie
St Johns School Lemsford Village 1927 Rosemarie MacKechnie
St Johns School Lemsford Village 1952 Rosemarie MacKechnie
St Johns School Lemsford Village 1952 Rosemarie MacKechnie
St Johns School Lemsford Village 1931 Mrs Willox
St Johns School Lemsford Village 1932 Mrs Willox
St Johns School Lemsford Village 1970s St Johns School
St Johns School Lemsford Village 1980s St Johns School
St Johns School Lemsford Village 1989 St Johns School
St Johns School Lemsford Village 1969 St Johns School
St Johns School Panto 1990 St Johns School
St Johns School Dick Whittingham 1991 St Johns School
St Johns School Lemsford Village 1971 St Johns School
St Johns School Dickie Davis 1982 St Johns School
St Johns School Lemsford Village Unknown St Johns School
St Johns School Lemsford Village 1994 Betty Mitchell
St Johns School Lemsford Village 1988 Betty Mitchell
St Johns School Lemsford Village 2001 Judith Titmuss