School Play, Stafford Grammar School

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Date:1924

Description:Scene from King Edward VI Grammar School's production of 'Twelfth Night'. The school, on Newport Road, was renowned for its dramatic productions.

The Free Grammar School of King Edward VI was established in 1550 using St. Bertelin's Chapel as a schoolroom. Due to the poor state of repair of the schoolroom the school was rebuilt on the corner of Gaol Square and North Walls in 1813 (pictured). The school finally moved to new premises on Newport Road in 1862.

In 1919 the education Committee took over the school and in 1928 built a new hall and wing facing Friars Terrace.

In the mid 1970s the grammar school merged with Stafford Girl's High School to become a comprehensive. Part of the buildings are now used as a sixth form college.


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1880s
Stafford Grammar School,
Stafford Grammar School,

View across the playing fields towards the school chapel. The group of boys in ...

1910s
Staff Cricket Team, Stafford Grammar School,
Staff Cricket Team, Stafford Grammar School,

This group is possibly the Masters team in a Masters v. School cricket match. The ...

1920s
Stafford Grammar School Dramatic Production,
Stafford Grammar School Dramatic Production,

King Edward VI Grammar School production of 'She Stoops to Conquer'. The school, ...

1940s
Floods, Newport Road, Stafford,
Floods, Newport Road, Stafford,

A long period of rainy weather resulted in the River Sow rising to its highest level ...

1990s
After the fire at Fatty Arbuckles,
After the fire at Fatty Arbuckles,

Fatty Arbuckle's night club after the fire in 1991. The club was previously known ...

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Donor ref:P97.004.0293 (18/1049)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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