After the fire at Denstone Preparatory School

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Date:15th of January 1912

Description:A postcard view taken at Denstone Preparatory School after the fire in January 1912.

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.

This photograph was taken by Alfred McCann, High Street, Uttoxeter.

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