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Historic Sites of Manitoba: South Derby School No. 1390 (Municipality of Cartwright-Roblin)

The South Derby School District was established formally in June 1906. A school building was erected the next year on the northwest quarter of 27-2-14 west of the Principal Meridian in what is now the Municipality of Cartwright-Roblin. It closed in 1967 and its catchment area became part of the Cartwright School District No. 174. The school building is no longer on the site but a metal sign commemorates it.

South Derby School

South Derby School (no date) by W. J. Parr
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 109.

The former South Derby School building

The former South Derby School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 1110.

South Derby School commemorative sign

South Derby School commemorative sign (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.15768, W99.27963
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: North Derby School No. 508 (Municipality of Cartwright-Roblin)


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.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 February 2021

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