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Unveiling of the “History Wall” at Henry Fermor School

On 10th January a “History Wall” at Henry Fermor School was officially opened by the Mayor of Crowborough, Cllr Greg Rose.

Sir Henry Fermor (1667-1734) left money in his will for a trust ‘The Fermor Dole’, to build a school to ensure that the children of Crowborough would be educated for generations to come.  Ten years after his death his wishes became a reality when the original school building was set up in what is now the vicarage next to All Saints Church.

A team of volunteers have worked to put together a display to illustrate the 274 year history of the school.  Underneath is a timeline showing the context of world and local events, such as the publication of the first Winnie-the-Pooh book in 1926.

The Mayor Cllr G Rose, Headteacher Mrs S Strand and Associate Vicar Mark Ashworth welcoming former staff and pupils

Section of the “History Wall”

A group looking at the section relating to the 1960s

Speech by the headteacher Mrs Strand in the school hall

The Story of the Missing School Badge

Former pupil, Philip Fermor (not thought to be related to Sir Henry Fermor) wearing one of the school badges from the mid-18th century

Silver school badge worn by pupils on their uniform in the mid-18th century

 

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