26/11/1870 Mitcham School

Holborn Journal – Saturday 26 November 1870

MITCHAM SCHOOL. A report was presented from the committee of this school stating that the present number of inmates was follows: Boys, 303; girls, 186; officers and servants, 29; total 518. In the infirmary there were 50 boys and 37 girls; of these about 50 were ophthalmic cases, and nearly all the remainder were bad heads. The boys and girls were mustered in their respective playgrounds, and drilled in the presence of the committee the drillmaster and schoolmistress. They went through their exercises in a very creditable manner. The committee unanimously resolved “That Mr. George Brooke be the chairman, and Mr. John Hayes the vicechairman of the committee.” — Agreed to.

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