Denstone College Cricket XI

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Description:The winners of Junior Dorm Cricket Cup, 1908.

Denstone College was begun in 1868 and opened in 1873 as St. Chad's College with 46 boys. It was designed by William Slater and R.C. Carpenter in a Gothic style. The Chapel was built in 1879-87 and the Hall in 1888-91.

Denstone College was the first Woodard school in the Midlands. The Rev. Nathanial Woodard was a Victorian philanthropist who wanted to achieve 'the union of classes by a common system of education'. He founded a number of schools aimed at benefiting a wide range of people, particularly the poorer middle classes.


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Denstone College, 'Little Side' Rugby XV
Denstone College, 'Little Side' Rugby XV

'Little Side', winners of the Denstone College Rugby shield, 1908. Denstone College ...

The Big Schoolroom, Denstone College, Denstone
The Big Schoolroom, Denstone College, Denstone

The Big Schoolroom was 130 feet long with a master's desk at each end so two classes ...

Photography class, Denstone College
Photography class, Denstone College

Boys and teacher taking photographs at Denstone College. Building at Denstone ...

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Donor ref:P2003.1.39 (37/12733)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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