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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Locksley School No. 2159 (Municipality of Grandview)

The Locksley School District was established formally in August 1926. In early 1927, a frame school building was erected on the northeast quarter of 4-24-23 west of the Principal Meridian in what is now the Municipality of Grandview, and it opened for classes in September 1927 with Miss Hodgson as the first teacher.

Over the years, a total of 163 students taught by 23 teachers passed through Locksley School. It closed in 1967 with remaining students transported by bus to Grandview Consolidated School No. 2447. The former school building is no longer present at the site but a monument, dedicated on 5 August 1995 on land donated by Dale and Dessie Froese, commemorates it.

Locksley School

Locksley School (no date) by H. L. Albright
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 106.

Locksley School commemorative monument

Locksley School commemorative monument (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.05162, W100.63662
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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.

Manitoba Heritage Council Commemorative Plaques and Manitoba Community Commemorative Plaques, Fiscal Year 1995-1996, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Citizenship, page 21.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 January 2021

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