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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Crewe School No. 546 (RM of Ellice-Archie)

The Crewe School District was organized formally in June 1888 and a one-room schoolhouse was erected at NW33-17-28W in what is now the Rural Municipality of Ellice-Archie. In July 1916, a vote of local taxpayers authorized the amalgamation of the district with that of Foxwarren Consolidated School and henceforth of students from this went were transported to Foxwarren. In 1920, the former school building was sold and moved to NW18-18-28W where it was used as a private residence for many years. It still stood at the site as of 1989. A stone monument at NE32-17-28W, unveiled in August 1983, commemorates the school.

The teachers of Crewe School included Mrs. Gwyer (1888), Miss Maddock, Miss Brickley, Mr. King, Joseph Wilkinson, Wallace Hunter, Llewellyn Ellis, David Bruce Huggins, John Ridington, Bertha Murphy, Miss Johnson, Edith Dorset, Olive Lewarton, Retta Edmonds (1897), William Shepherd, Ella Walley, Florence Cameron, Miss Wilson, Edna Cline, Nellie Dutton, and Miss McLellan.

Crewe School commemorative monument

Crewe School commemorative monument (July 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.50237, W101.29220
denoted by symbol on the map above


“The Indian famine fund,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 March 1897, page 4.

One Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganization and Dissolution (1871-1971) by Mary B. Perfect, MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, April 1978.

The Fox’s Tale: The History of Foxwarren and the Consolidated School District #525 by Foxwarren and District History Book Committee, 1989, pages 54-56.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 August 2022

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