Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Walworth / Mina Road Central School

All schools used to keep a log book that recorded staff appointments, staff absences, school events, inspections and the like.

Before the war there were two schools in Mina Road, sharing the two buildings: Walworth Central School (Boys) and Walworth Central School (Girls). The two amalgamated during the war and in 1946 were replaced by the ‘interim comprehensive school’ called Walworth County Secondary School. The log book of the boys’ school has survived, having been kept in a store by the comprehensive school, and contains a lot of valuable information.

But what happened to the log book of the girls’s school? does anyone know? Like the boys’ book, it would be an invaluable source for our research (see the label Walworth down the side of the screen). It isn’t in the London Metropolitan Archives where all the LCC records went.

1 comment:

paulineknit said...

Wish I knew where the girls' logbook is as my mother went to the school long before I joined in 1960, thus making the logbook interesting reading (for me, at least). Mum always called the school Mina Road, never Walworth Central School.