Football Team, Stafford Grammar School,

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Date:1918

Description:Stafford Grammar School First XI football team. This photograph was taken in what is known as the Headmaster's Garden.

Back row: E. Ward, J.R. Bithell, T. Blake, ? Mawdsley,

Middle row: J. Day, W. Somers, W. Wisdom (Capt.), F. Page, T.H. Tufft

Front row: R.W.V. Robins, R. Jones.

R.W.V. Robins went on to play football for Nottingham Forest and Corinthians, and cricket for Cambridge, Middlesex, and England. He also captained Middlesex and England at cricket.

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 Girls' High School to become King Edward VI High School, a comprehensive school.


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1880s
Stafford Grammar School,
Stafford Grammar School,

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

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1930s
Friars Road, Stafford,
Friars Road, Stafford,

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Image courtesy of: Staffordshire County Records Office

Donor ref:County Record Office No., D5000/3/5/15A, img: 535 (18/1072)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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