TOTTENHAM SCHOOL OF INDUSTRY
|Reference code(s)||: GB 0074 ACC/0660|
|Held at||: London Metropolitan Archives - click here to see details of the physical location of collection|
|Full title||: TOTTENHAM SCHOOL OF INDUSTRY|
|Level of description||: Collection|
|Extent||: 0.01 linear metres|
|Name of creator(s)||: Tottenham School of Industry|
This school was founded mainly by the efforts of Mrs Priscilla Wakefield (a pioneer of the Savings Bank movement) and was originally known as the School of Industry. It was founded in 1792, in a building in the High Road, near Stoneley South. It was transferred to the new building in Somerset Road in 1863.
In its earlier years as a charity school about 40 girls were taught "reading, writing, knitting, sewing and a little arithmetic". Soon after its removal to Somerset Road 90 girls were taken, of whom thirty were clothed by the charity in the green clothing from which the school derived its name. On leaving school each girl received a guinea; at the end of each three years thereafter she received a further guinea if she had remained in the same employment - which was usually domestic service.
The charity was supported by voluntary subscriptions and aided by annual charity sermons. A small income was also derived from the girls' work. A schoolmistress was appointed by the subscribers and lived in the schoolhouse.
Scope and content/abstract:
Accounts book for Tottenham School of Industry.
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Available for general access.
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Copyright to these records rests with the City of London.
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Immediate source of acquisition:
Records deposited in March 1958.
The History and Antiquities of Tottenham by William Robinson (1840). The Schools of Tottenham through Four Hundred Years, Exhibition Catalogue, Tottenham Archives Committee. (1956).
Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions:
June to August 2010.
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