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Then and Now Photos -
The majority of the men listed in the Notes on the Fallen and the Roll of Honour on this site attended Patterdale School as children. We know that over 80 ex-
It is believed that Patterdale has had a a school since 1645. Thanks to the Revd WP Morris we know that the School was originally located where the School House now stands. It moved then in 1826 when it transferred from what is now the Rectory Stable block. Patterdale School on its current site was built in 1873, and extended in 1893. The photo below was kindly given to us by the family of Captain Dawson Bowman, and was taken around 1889 when Dawson was a pupil at the School, along with his siblings Matthew (1878), Joseph (1879), and Martin (1883). Again thanks to the book by the Rev WP Morris we believe the headmaster shown in the photo was Joseph Beck Philipson, who joined the school is 1884, and was head until 1924. Sadly we do not who each of the individual children are on the photo, but on the basis that at the time children would have attended school from around the age of 5 to 13 we have tried to list below the photo the names of those who could be on the photo based on the stories we have researched so far.
Patterdale School Today -
There are 37 children shown in the photo plus 4 adults. In addition to the Headmaster, Joseph Beck Philipson, pictured on the right, the following children may well be included in this photo, based on our research to date. If you are able to identify any of those shown in this photo or add to their stories please contact us.
Born 1877 (1): Benjamin Pattinson (brother of Herbert)
Born 1879 (7): Joseph Bowman (brother of Dawson), Margaret Slee (sister of Robert), William Chugg (brother of Ernest), Thomas Thompson, Ada Grenfell (sister of Harry), Albert Pattinson (brother of Herbert), William Hayton (brother of George Stout)
Born 1880 (6): Dawson Bowman, Stephen Slinger Hadwin (brother of John Edward, and father of Thomas Hadwin) and his sister Isabella, Jane Eleanor Walton (sister of Thomas & Amos), Whitefield Readshaw (brother of Oliver and George), Frank Grenfell (brother of Harry)
Born 1881 (8): Joseph Kirkland, Robert Slee, Thomas Walton, Thomas Daniel Hicks (brother of John), Thomas Readshaw (brother of Oliver and George), Florence Chugg (sister of Ernest), Rodger Jackson Woof, Bertha Hayton (sister of the the Stout Brothers)
Born 1883 (7): John Dewis Place, Martin Bowman (brother of Dawson), Henry Graham (brother of William), Harry Hicks (brother of John), Eleanor & Hannah Thompson (brother of Edmund, Thomas, Brownrigg and Moffat), Herbert Pattinson
The photo above shows boys and Governors from Patterdale School outside Patterdale Church in the 1890s. Again it is likely that some of the younger Roll of Honour boys are shown, alongside the same headmaster, Joseph Philipson (third from left in the back row). If you can identify any of the others in the photo please contact us.
The photo above shows the children from Patterdale School in 1937. We have identified the following so far:
Back Row: (left to right) ?, Charlie Pattinson, ?, Jim Blamire, Donald Wilkinson, Eddie Pool (son on John Pool), ?, Mayson Wear, Mrs Day
Front Row: ?. Olive Messenger, ?. Audrey Denwood, ?, Olive Wear, Betty Hamilton, Evelyn Park, Marj Swainson, Jesse Dickson
Front Row (Kneeling): Pat Coward, Joan Backhouse.
If you can identify any of the others in the photo please contact us.