Biology lesson, Denstone College

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Date:1950 - 1960 (c.)

Description:A woman teacher taking a biology or nature studies class with boys who are drawing plants.

Building at Denstone College was begun in 1868 and it 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.

Photographer: Gerald McCann of High Street, Uttoxeter.

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Creators: Mr Gerald McCann - Creator

Image courtesy of: Mrs G.S. McCann

Donor ref:P76.041.06000 (37/43357)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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