Some history of Hanley William
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Related Newspaper Articles
"On Thursday, the 6th September, the annual school fete was held, when upwards of 100 children assembled before breaking up for their five
weeks' holiday. A good company of visitors were present, including many of the fair sex, who rendered willing service to enable the children to thoroughly enjoy
themselves. When the children were ready to sit down, the worthy Squire of Hanley [H. A. Wakeman Newport, of Sandbourne House, Bewdley] made an excellent speech,
impressing upon their minds the advantages of education, and that it was the duty of parents and guardians to provide that education. He hoped that the treat which had
been provided through the kindness of friends would be an inducement for them to attend school more regularly, and that they would one day be able to reward their parents
by dutiful and cheerful help. He was about to present to each child a certificate showing the standard successfully passed at the last inspection, and he trusted that by
obedience to duty and regular attendance many more of the children would obtain one another year. The certificate would be an ornament to hang up in their cottages to
remind them in after life of the necessity of punctuality and perseverance in whatever sphere of life they, as men and women, might be placed. Grace having been sung,
the children were well supplied with sandwiches of beef and ham, cake and bread and butter. After tea, sports were held in a field adjoining the school and prizes run
for until the shades of evening began to gather, when, the mistress having given the signal, all returned to the schoolroom, and each child was presented with a sandwich,
a bun, and a bag of sweets. Before being dismissed the children gave hearty cheers for Captain Greatorex, wbo contributed so handsomely to make the affair a complete
success; also, on the proposition of Mr. H. A. Wakeman Newport, for the excellent mistress of the school."
"Eastham and Hanley William"
Tenbury Wells Advertiser : September 18th 1888 Page 5