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Sources for Education in Cardington

The former Cardington Lower School Christmas Eve 2010
The former Cardington Lower School Christmas Eve 2010

The following list comprises sources for the study of education in Cardington.

  • W849: report by James Lilburne on Samuel Whitbread's School: 1802;
  • X25/28: Bedfordshire Institution papers: c.1839;
  • Bedfordshire Times: erection of new boys' school: 7 Jul 1849;
  • SDCardington3: Register for Girl's School (name, residence, age, denom., father's occ.): 1849-1871;
  • SDCardington4: Register for Boy's School: 1849-1871;
  • SDCardington5: Index to Registers: 1849-1870;
  • SDCardington7: Day School Report Books: 1849-1871;
  • SDCardington2: School Inventory: 1852;
  • P38/29/1: admission register: 1861-1871;
  • -SDCardington6: Girl's and Boy's Registers: 1867-1870;
  • SDCardington1: School Inventory (single sheet): 1871
  • SDCardington8: Committee Minute Books: 1871-1894;
  • SDCardington10: school logbook: 1871-1898;
  • W4040 p.49: Whitbread Estate improvement ledger notes work on school: 1890-1895;
  • SDCardington14: admission register: 1893-1978;
  • SDCardington9: Committee Minute Books: 1895-1903;
  • P38/0/5: school used for services during church restoration: 1897;
  • SDCardington11: school logbook: 1898-1923;
  • SDCardington13: punishment book: 1902-1929;
  • E/SA3/1/2: managers' amd inspector's reports: 1903;
  • E/TE5/3: details of teachers: 1904-1908;
  • CTM17/39: mortgage of school to raise money for enlargement: 1905;
  • E/TE5/2: details of teachers: 1908-1912;
  • Z50/24/76: postcard of Howard Reading Room and school: c.1910;
  • E/IN1/1: inspector's reports: 1911-1936;
  • Z50/24/68: photograph of Cardington Green looking towards school: c.1915;
  • SMM7: school managers' minutes: 1923-1957;
  • SDCardington12: school logbook: 1923-1957;
  • SDCardington20: Correspondence concerning attempt to close school in 1948;
  • E/IN1/2: inspector's reports: 1951-1959;
  • SDCardington15/1: school logbook: 1957-1980;
  • SMM7/3: school managers' minutes: 1958-1974;
  • CA8/909: building maintenance file: 1963-1983;
  • SDCardington19: reports to managers, 1964-1978;
  • SDCardington21: Certificates (2) from the Bedfordshire Competitive Musical Festival recording the award of first place to the Cardington School Choir for the Leslie Bowles Challenge Cup: 1964-1965;
  • SDCardington19: Cast list for "Then and Now - a history of our school from 1848 to the present day", 1973;
  • SMM30/1-3: governors' reports and correspondence: 1976-1983;
  • SDCardington25: Trophy awarded by the Save The Children Fund to Cardington Lower School: 1978;
  • SDCardington16: admission register: 1978-1981;
  • E/TE2/2/L17: details of school: 1978;
  • SDCardington18: Programmes of events at the School e.g. plays, sports day, harvest festival, Easter etc.: 1979-1982;
  • SDCardington15/2: school logbook: 1980-1983;
  • E/SC1/Gen5-6: details on school and proposals for transfer of pupils on closure: 1981;
  • PCCardington26/1: Small Rural Schools, A Consultative Paper: 1982;
  • SDCardington17/1: Coloured photograph of Sports Day: 1982;
  • SDCardington17/2: Coloured photograph of Dancing group: 1982;
  • E/SC1/Car1-2: papers on closure of school: 1982