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Historic Sites of Manitoba: New Sydenham School No. 1380 (RM of Grey)

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The New Sydenham School District was established formally in May 1906 and a one-room schoolhouse was built on 34-9-6W in the Rural Municipality of Grey. Named after a suburb of London, England, the school operated independently until amalgamation with Sunnydale School No. 1389 and Wingham School No. 1061 to become the Wingham Consolidated School. The former schoolhouse was sold and moved to a farm six miles to the north where it was renovated into a private residence.

Among the teachers of New Sydenham School were Ethel Prier (1915), ? (1916), Janet L. Dean (1916), Frances E. “Fannie” Doak (1917), Sara Abrahamson (1918), Kathleen Walinsley (1918-1919), Christina M. Math (1919), and Laura I. Chamberlain (1919-1921).

New Sydenham School No. 1380

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.79076, W98.19887
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

School division half-yearly attendance reports (E 0757), Archives of Manitoba.

School division and school district formation files (E 0027), New Sydenham School District No. 1380, GR1688, Archives of Manitoba.

Ripples from the Creek by Edith Anne Baragar, 1969, pages 94-96.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 15 May 2021

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