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Fatfield Primary School

Fatfield School 1907.

FATFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL  on  BONEMILL LANE, 1907
Penshaw Monument: left horizon  -  Biddick Lane: turn left, just beyond the school  -  Fatfield Bridge: straight ahead

Fatfield School & St. George's Church

ST GEORGE'S CHURCH  -  FATFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL
The Washington Highway (A182 to Shiney Row) will cross Bonemill Lane immediately beyond the school.

Fatfield School & St. George's Church

ST GEORGE'S CHURCH  -  FATFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL
Note: St George's Church is on Vigo Lane  -  Biddick Lane: bottom right
The man is standing on Harraton Wagonway, which ran from Harraton Colliery to the River Wear.

Fatfield School & St. George's Church

HARRATON MINERS' HALL, later COMMUNITY CENTRE  -  ST GEORGE'S CHURCH  -  FATFIELD SCHOOL
Note the Vaux Brewery Lorry making a delivery to the Community Centre.   Biddick Lane is to the right of the lorry.

Fatfield Primary School

Artist's impression of Fatfield School

FATFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL  on  BONEMILL LANE
Artist's Impression of School and Surrounding Area

Artist's impression of Fatfield School

FATFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL  on  BONEMILL LANE.
Note the Washington Highway Embankment.

Fatfield School from A182

FATFIELD SCHOOL  on  BONEMILL LANE.
View from the A182 Washington Highway - not long before the School faces demolition.
Note Victoria Viaduct and Penshaw Monument

Fatfield Primary School

Demolition

Artist's impression of Fatfield School

DEMOLITION  of  FATFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL
[ Unidentified Press Cutting ]

Fatfield School War Memorial

Roll of Honour

  •   TEACHERS
  • Jas F.G. Ashworth
  • Alex. J. Metcalfe
  •   OLD BOYS
  • George H. Ainsley
  • John G. Appleby
  • John T. Appleby
  • Robert Appleby
  • William Appleby
  • Richard Bell
  • George Black
  • Joseph Black
  • James Bohill
  • John Charlton MM
  • John Colpitts
  • John T. Corps MM
  • Arthur Crisp
  • Nurich Crow
  • Ralph Crow
  • Thomas Crow
  • Joseph Cumpson
  • Joseph Elliott

Fatfield School Memorial

  • Edward Foster
  • Robert S. Gould
  • George Johnson
  • Thomas Lake
  • Arch. Leighton
  • Nathan Marshall
  • Robert Marshall
  • William McCulloch
  • John McNeil
  • Ralph McNeil
  • William Moore MM
  • Hugh Murray
  • John W. Noble
  • James G. Oliver
  • Thomas Oliver
  • Robt. Pattinson
  • Alfred Potter
  • Fred Potter MM
  • Joseph Ramshaw
  • Charles Todd
  • Henry Wells
  • Robert Willis

 

To The Memory Of
The Brave Sons Of The Empire
Who Fell On The Battlefields Of Europe
"They Have Fought The Good Fight"
Dying In The Cause Of Humanity
That Honour Might Live.

Picture Courtesy of Photographer, Peter Welsh

HEADMASTER'S LOG BOOK
( 5th May 1919 )

“We desire to erect a suitable War Memorial tablet or picture in the Hall, in memory of the 30 old boys and teachers who gave their lives, and in honour of the 100 or more who served in army or navy.  Children were asked to subscribe today, and are responding nicely.”

The School War Memorial was finally opened on 7th October 1920, by JF Bell Esq, the Reverend Reeman presiding.  2 teachers and 49 old scholars (only 40 are actually named on the memorial) are known to have lost their lives in the Great War, and 136 are known to have served in addition.  The tablet and roll have cost over £30, raised by subscriptions from scholars, teachers and friends.  The County Education Committee have defrayed the cost of framing and glazing the picture, and Mrs White kindly inscribed and ornamented the roll free of charge.  The elder scholars (boys and girls) sang appropriate songs under the musical direction of Mr Stables and the ceremony passed off suitably and successfully.”

Please Note:  Thomas Lake fought in The Boer War.

Thanks to Peter Welsh and Wessington U3A War Memorials Project for this additional information.
( If you're interested in local War Memorials, visit their website at: wwmp.weebly.com )

The Fatfield School War Memorial is currently on display in Harraton Community Centre.
( November 2019 )

Fatfield Primary School

Famous 'Old Boys'

Fatfield School - Bobby Thompson.

THE BOYS OF FATFIELD SCHOOL c.1920
Two schoolmates from Penshaw Staithes: Stan Rodgerson (2nd row, 8th from the left) & Bobby Thompson (centre of back row)

[ This precious family photograph appears here by kind permission of David Jones, nephew of Stan Rodgerson. Many thanks, Dave. ]

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