Schools and teachers – North Walls and Brims, Orkney

I’ve added a few new pages to my one-place study. They are: The General Assembly School – opened 1867, still standing. Includes a list of local people who attended meetings about building this new school. List of schoolmasters and teachers – more names needed. Can you help fill in the gaps? School photos from the  |  more…

“Splendid new school for North Walls”

The school opened on 25 August 1932, with the usual attendance of notables including Dr Hugh Marwick, Executive Officer (aka Director of Education for Orkney), and John Learmonth, Rector of Stromness Academy, a former pupil of North Walls.1The Orkney Herald, 31 July 1932, p 4 column f. British Newspaper Archive per https://www.findmypast.co.uk : accessed 15  |  more…

Women’s work – North Walls & Brims, 1911 census

Here I’m looking at women’s work for those aged 15 and over; an earlier post looked at employment overall in North Walls and Brims, Orkney.1School leaving age was 14 in 1911 and both female 14 year olds were described as ‘scholars’. Of 203 females in North Walls and Brims, 145 were aged 15 and over,  |  more…

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