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Montrose House School, Cliftonville

Postby Aspirealma » Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:50 pm

Can anyone shed any light whatsoever on this school ? My cousin attended it in 1891 it was at 58-62 Godwin Street, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent. Who was the school for ? What sort of school was it ? When did it close ? Anything, it is strange that she went their as she lived in London !
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RE: Montrose House School, Cliftonville

Postby Tilliduff » Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:33 pm

I found a directory of businesses in Cliftonville in 1929 and there was a Montrose Ladies College at another address. It is possible they were connected, perhaps having moved or taken over? Children were sent away to school - I have found several instances in my tree. I expect they hoped the children would get a better education? Certainly a Ladies College would aim to teach more than the "3 R's"!

[link=http://www.janetandrichardsgenealogy.co.uk/maragte_1929_commercial_-_m.htm]http://www.janetandrichardsgenealogy.co.uk/maragte_1929_commercial_-_m.htm[/link]
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Re: Montrose House School, Cliftonville

Postby MichaelAmbrose » Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:01 pm

My grandmother attended Montrose College, Cliftonville, Margate during the late 1920s. I am very fortunate to have a letter sent by her father to her in July 1928 (when she was 14) at the school address and it is clear that the school was quite smart. The family were living in North London at the time and she was boarding there - and I believe that was relatively common at that time.

This date ties into the other reply, quoting it as being in a directory of the following year.
I am trying to find out more about the school and would be interested if you have discovered anything.
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Re: Montrose House School, Cliftonville

Postby ritah » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:36 pm

Has anyone contacted the Family History Society for Margate or even the library will have a local history section. Newspapers would be another good source as there may be advertisements for the school which could give an indication of any speciality they offered; try British Newspapers on line, I no longer have a sucscription so can't check in any detail.

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Re: Montrose House School, Cliftonville

Postby a-s-e » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:10 am

1934 School Montrose Cliftonville
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Re: Montrose House School, Cliftonville

Postby MichaelAmbrose » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:56 pm

Hey, that's fantastic - that photo and article is less than six years after my grandmother attended the school!
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Re: Montrose House School, Cliftonville

Postby a-s-e » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:10 pm

Another good old ebay find - item no. 330735112481 :)
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Re: Montrose House School, Cliftonville

Postby MichaelAmbrose » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:29 pm

Ah yes, good thinking - a good source! Thank you. :-)
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Re: Montrose House School, Cliftonville

Postby Me here » Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:42 am

Hello, I teach at this school which is now called Laleham Gap School. It is a special school for high-functioning children with communication difficulties. I have seen the picture above before and really, the school doesn't look much different today!
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Re: Montrose House School, Cliftonville

Postby MichaelAmbrose » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:07 pm

How interesting! Thanks for letting me know. I'd be interested to see what it looks like today.
Incidentally, by sheer coincidence, my great grandmother on another branch of my family tree used to spend her holidays in Cliftonville and Margate - and sent postcards from there in the 1930s.
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