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Records of the King Edward VII School, King's Lynn

  • ACC 2014/114
  • Temporary
  • 19th century-20th century

Box 1
Admission register volumes I-III and an index 1857-1919. Log book, 1859-1875.

Box 2
Admission register, 1917-1920

Box 3
Cash book, 1944-1987

Box 4
Admission register, 1912-1917

Box 5
Admission register, c 1900-1912

Box 6
Duplicated minutes and Head's Reports, 1964-1971, 1971-1977 (labelled Book 1), 1985-1989 (labelled Book 2).

Box 7
Printed copies of Meetings and sub-committees and Executive committee meetings, 1948-1956 and 1957-1961.

Box 8
Photographs, some early 20th century. Instruments of Government. Board of Education Returns. Misc. correspondence and printed matter. 20th century

Box 9
Printed minutes of sub-committees, 1917-1936 (1 bundle). Annual Prize Day programmes, 1933-1975. Students' Council debates/activities, 1956 and ? 1971. Quarterly Term Orders, 1957-1958. Master's Meetings minute books, 1908-1909 and 1916-1921. Two photographs in a frame (glass present).

Box 10
Photos relating to Queens visit in 2006. Photos and papers relating to prize winner Eric Bales.

Box 11
Audio cassette, papers relating to centenary celebrations.

Box 12
Grammar minute book 2, 1891-1904 (1 volume). Minutes 1, 1910-1917 (1 volume). Minutes 2, 1917-1924 (1 volume).

Box 13
Minutes 3, 1924-1932 (1 volume). Minutes 4, 1932-1940 (1 volume). Education Act, 1944. Printed. (1 gathering). King's Lynn Borough Higher Education committee minutes, 1939-1945 (1 bundle).

Box 14
Minutes 5, 1940-1948 (1 volume). 'Official Correspondence', 1904-1908 (1 volume).

Box 15
A scrapbook [? J.G. Leatham], 1940-1944, contains rules, correspondence, etc., indexed. (1 volume). Log book, ? 1953-1976, with some loose enclosures (Access restricted for 50 years) (1 volume). 'Gray's Anatomy' (printed). VIth Form Prize, 1936 (in poor condition). 'A Century of Service: The Story of the Prudential, 1848-1948' (printed). Staff Meeting minutes, 1971-1980. Punishment Book, 1963-1974 (Access restricted for 50 years). 'Dear Boys' by W.H. Beaumont, 1960 (printed). Anthony Avis, 'A Reminiscence ...', and Supplement (printed). Debating Society minute book, 1908-1911. Cuttings re re-organisation in 1979.

Box 16
Some writings by C.E. Cuthbetson. Three school magazines, 'Kestrel', 1986-1996. ICL at Work in Education brochure. Two cassette tapes of Radio Norfolk programme re ICT campaign at end of 1980s. Headmaster's copy of Summary of Income and Expenditure, 1950, and other financial papers, 1953-1954. Photocopy of 'History of Hackney Downs School' with covering notes. Statements of Account, 1886-1903 (1 volume), some loose. Grant of two chairs in King's Lynn Guildhall to the school by St George's Arts Trust, 24 July 1951.

Box 17
'KES History Box 1' (part)
(A) Charity Commission and other documents relating to prizes and exhibitions. (B) Legal documents relating to the buildings and playing fields. (C) Documents relating to the origins of the school, the links to Cambridge colleges and further information on prizes and exhibitions.

Box 18
'KES History Box 1' (part)
(D) Information and souvenir documents/newspaper cuttings relating to the Gold Medal, the official opening of the school in 1906 by Edward VII, the Queen's visit in 1956, the visit of the Duke of York in 1991 and two ministerial visits.

Box 19
'KES History Box 1' (part)
(F) Instruments of Government, 1884, 1903, 1910 and 1948. (G) HMI and earlier inspection reports. Major inspections took place in 1905, 1909, 1914, 1923, 1933, 1949 and 1957. (H1) Some photocopies of articles from 'The Lennensian' on the history of the school; first edition published 1907; 1931 special edition; 1954 edition. (H2) Some miscellaneous documents, incl. information on some re-unions held 1997 and 2000. (J) Copies of old prospectuses and of programmes for speech days, plays and Gilbert and Sullivan operas and sports days. (N) Miscellaneous newspaper cuttings, 1942-2003.

Box 20
'KES History Box 3'
'King Edward VII School - A Centenary Celebration' by Michael Walker, Book Guild Publishing, 2005. 'K.E.S. Tales' compiled by Michael Walker, 2006. Material contributed by ex-pupils and staff for the book and anthology. Correspondence re school history and anthology. Correspondence between Anthony Avis and Old Lennensians about his book on the Grammar School in the 1940s. Correspondence with Book Guild Publishing. Slides used in the book and copies all the illustrations used on CDs. Additional photographs of the school/staff etc. on CD, not used in the book or anthology. Miscellaneous slides of the school, 1990s. 'Hackney Downs Boys School in Wartime, 1939-1945', ed. by D.B. Ogilvie and G.L. Watkins, The Clove Club, 2005.

Boxes 21-23
'KES History Box 4'
(1) Early pictures of the Charnel Chapel, The Butchers' Shambles, the school in St James Street, the opening of the School on the Gaywood Road by Edward VII in 1906, the visit of the Duke of Gloucester in 1931 and the results of the fire bombing in 1942. Also photographs of the Gold Medals held by the school and a letter from the Keeper of the Privy Purse about the award of the 1906 medal.

(2) Team photographs (football, cricket and hockey), early 1900s onwards. Not continuous except for the 1930s. Plus an unidentified photograph from the turn of the century (door behind is neither the St James building door nor that of the school on Gaywood Rd).

(3) Pictures re sport and drama productions, 1920s-1930s, and some School House photographs. Some miscellaneous pictures, e.g., list of Headmasters.

(4) Pictures of Mr Leatham with his staff and with his prefects in 1945 and a picture of Mr Gudgeon with OLs, 1951. Some misc. from 'The Lennensian'.

(5) Many pictures of the Sleigh era incl. team photographs, the Head with staff and prefects, the visit of Queen Elizabeth, 1956, the cricket team which reached the final of the Lords Taverners Competition at The Oval, 1975, etc.

(6) 1970s and 1980s when Mr Greaves was Head.

(7) Pictures from 1990s and early 2000s, such as the results of the Sports Hall fire, Apr 1990, and the opening of the new teaching block, 1994. Three red folders of photographs taken on the visit of the Duke of York, 1991, incl. a set by the Lynn News Chief Photographer, Paul Marsh. Many photographs from the Lynn News and EDP included.

(8) CD of photographs taken of Queen Elizabeth's second visit, Jan 2007.

Box 24
Miscellaneous incl. Governors' minutes, 1885-1890 (1 volume) and printed minutes of the Grammar School Governors', the Executive Committee and sub-committees, intermingled, 1936-1952 (1 bundle).

Box 25
Group photographs, mostly 1960s-1970s, plus a photograph from 1920s including negatives of the school in St James Street. Notes.

King Edward VII Grammar School; 1903-; King's Lynn, Norfolk

Gaywood Park Schools additional

  • ACC 2018/120
  • Temporary
  • 1939-2001

Log books, staff lists, punishment books, photographs and school magazines

Box 1: Prospectuses, Staff lists, Gaywood Gazette, 'Around the Park', Misc folder, large copy photos
Box 2: Photos of former heads (1939-1997), GPGS staff minute book (1952-1964), Punishment book (1972-84) , Referral/suspension book (1976-2001)
Box 3: Log Books: Boys school (1939-71), Girls school (1939-58), St James Boys' school (1931-39)
Large whole school photo (1949)

Gaywood Park School; 1939-2010; Gaywood, Norfolk

Additional Lennensian magazines

  • ACC 2018/197
  • Temporary
  • 1907-1946

Several sets of leather bound Lennensian magazines. Set 1 (kept within the library) has a missing volume.

King Edward VII Grammar School; 1903-; King's Lynn, Norfolk

King Edward VII school additional

  • ACC 2018/227
  • Temporary
  • 1999-2014

Governor's meetings - reports and minutes

King Edward VII Grammar School; 1903-; King's Lynn, Norfolk

Minutes and accounts of Stratfords

  • ACC 2018/36
  • Temporary
  • 1920-1989

Accounts and minutes for the Stratfords store in Norfolk Street, King's Lynn. As well as Stratfords Branches and Stratfords Group. Also contains building control plans for other store developments and leases (including photocopies) of their Wymondham store in 1975. War damage contribution records for stores around Norfolk. Photos of store.

Stratfords; 1918-; clothing store; King's Lynn, Norfolk

Additional Stratfords records

  • ACC 2018/55
  • Temporary
  • 19th century-1994

Additional minutes and some accounts (mainly unsigned). A series of cash books (1940-78). Bought Ledgers 1927-1980). Ledger 1933-1973. 12 photos of the early store and Audrey Muriel Stratford's family as well as 5 negative strips with additional images. Leases for stores in Bourne (1933), Watton (1936) and Spalding (1966). Particular of sales for St Giles House in Norwich (1929)

Stratfords; 1918-; clothing store; King's Lynn, Norfolk

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