William Longson and Annie Longson, Walton School

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Date:1890 - 1900 (c.)

Description:Photograph of William Longson (1867- 1948) and Annie Longson, nee Fryer (1872- 1950) headteacher and headmistress at Walton School, School Lane, Walton-on-the-Hill, Stafford.

The Longsons came to Walton as young teachers from the Manchester area and were at Walton School for 34 years from 1893 to 1927 when they retired to Llanber, North Wales. The Longsons were respected for their concern for their pupils. Mrs. Longson was known to have provided hot soup for children who had walked a long way to attend school.

Mr. Longson played the organ at Baswich Church for many years. Curly Retriever show dogs, gardening and shooting were his life long hobbies. The Longsons had no children of their own but around 1904 their niece Marion Eva Macdonald came to live with them at the School House. In 1925 Eva married Thomas William Edwards at St.Thomas's Church.

In 1945 the Longsons returned to live in the area in a bungalow called Notlaw - Walton spelt backwards.


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Creators: Ms Annie Torevell - Contributor

Image courtesy of: Mr Jim Foley

Donor ref:William_Longson_Headteacher_Berkswich_School_and_M (55/25241)

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