Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lidford School No. 1216 (RM of Riding Mountain West)

The Lidford School District was organized formally in January 1903 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SW27-19-27W in what is now the Rural Municipality of Riding Mountain West. The school closed in June 1938 but the district was not dissolved until 1966. Its catchment area was divided between Stratford School District and Binscarth Consolidated School District, and later became part of the Pelly Trail School Division. A monument stands at the former school site, surrounded by dense carragana bushes.

Among the teachers of Lidford School was Peter L. Hyde.

Lidford School commemorative monument

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

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.65606, W101.15905
denoted by symbol on the map above


School District Formation Files [Lidford School District No. 1216], GR1688, E0027, Archives of Manitoba.

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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 August 2019

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