St Johns School Lemsford

The first 100 years of St John's School Lemsford.

By Andy Chapman

On the 4th May 1872, the first entry in the Head Teacher’s Log Book was made by Mrs Mary Seaman, the first Head Teacher. On that day, seventy-seven children, ranging in age from three to thirteen, were enrolled. They were divided into two classes – one being taken by Mrs Seaman and the other by her husband Walter, her assistant. They were all taught in one room, the room now used as the dining room in the oldest part of the school. The school was approved by the Government on the 16th May 1872

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  • Hello Micheal Joyner

    If you email the group on

    i will send an image from 1941 of your family and entries from school register

    By A R Chapman (24/02/2023)
  • Gooday! my great grandmother Elizabeth Manning attended St. Johns school along with my grandfather and my dad thankyou for this very informative website All the best > Mick (Michael) Joyner i live in Whitby Ontario Canada

    By Michael Joyner (23/02/2023)