Is this where EBD got her inspiration from???
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#1: Is this where EBD got her inspiration from??? Author: NellLocation: London, England PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 11:57 am


I was just looking through some Kelly's directory's and came across these advertisments for Clarement Boarding School. Certain elements sound spookily familiar....

1901-2

Quote:
CLAREMONT LADIESí SCHOOL,
CLIFTONVILLE, MARGATE

Principal Mrs James Shaw
Claremont possesses the advantage of being situated on the High Cliffs, close to the Sea, the healthiest part of Margate, which is universally allowed to be one of the most salubrious places in England.
Every attention is paid to the welfare, health and general improvement of the Pupils, who enjoy all the comforts of home and kind treatment whilst acquiring a thorough education.
Delicate girls receive special care, and are not necessarily compelled to take part in all the work of the School.
The education is thorough in every branch, and specially adapted to the requirements of the present day. Pupils have obtained many honours and distinctions in the Universities Local Examinations, Colleges of Preceptors, the Associated Board of the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music, Trinity College, London, and the South Kensington School of Art.
The House is large and most commodious, with comfortable bedrooms containing a separate bed for each pupil. The Class rooms are well furnished and airy. A superior and generous cuisine is provided. Sanitation is perfect, and is frequently inspected. The domestic arrangements are superintended by a thoroughly experienced Lady Housekeeper.
Large Recreation Grounds adjoin the School and face the Sea. There are several tennis courts, as well as see-saws, a swing, etc., for the juniors, and small gardens for the pupilsí own cultivation.


or from 1890

Quote:
CLAREMONT
HAROLD ROAD, CLIFTONVILLE, MARGATE

(Near the Flagstaff)
ENGLISH, FRENCH AND GERMAN
Boarding School for Young Ladies
Lady Principal: Mrs Reginald Webster (nee Searles).
This old-established and well-known LADIESí SCHOOL is situated on the High Cliffs, in the best position in Cliftonville.
The premises are large and commodious, and were built for the Lady Principal in 1896, and have since from time to time been fitted with every modern appliance for guaranteeing the health and comfort of the pupils.
There are extensive Recreation Grounds adjoining the School premises, extending in the direction of the Flagstaff, and strictly private, yet facing the sea and open to the invigorating breezes for which Margate enjoys a world-wide fame.
The Education given is liberal and artistic, and is fully equal to that of any High School, with the additional advantages of lady-like training, home culture, and good living.
The general studies as well as accomplishments are carried on under the superintendence of the Lady Principal, assisted by resident English and Foreign Governesses and visiting Professors, University Graduates, and Artists.
REFERENCES EXCHANGED
The School Year is divided into Three Terms, commencing on or about January 25th, May 4th and September 18th. The pupils are escorted to and from London at the commencement and end of each term; Special carriages are reserved for their convenience.
The admission of a new pupil may take place at any time.
A MOST LIBERAL TABLE IS KEPT. TERMS MODERATE.
References to Parents and former Pupils. Established 1866.


Unfortunately I've lost the formatting cos they were pretty ad's!

ETA: for spelling!

 


#2:  Author: AllyLocation: Jack Maynard's Dressing Room!! PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 12:04 pm


*giggles* It sounds like great school, I especially like the seesaws for the Juniors!!!

It's interesting that the 'lady Principal' is married in both cases. Would this have actually been common for the time or not?

 


#3:  Author: Ruth BLocation: Oxford, UK PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 12:07 pm


What is a "Liberal Table" when its at home????

I think the school sounds hideous, but then I've often said I wouldn't have lasted 5 minutes in the early part of the century!

 


#4:  Author: Carolyn PLocation: Lancaster, England PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 12:13 pm


I think a liberal table means they have a varied diet and plenty to eat.

I like the fact that the first one considers seperate beds something to advertise!

 


#5: Re: Is this where EBD got her inspiration from??? Author: KateLocation: Ireland PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 1:28 pm


Nell wrote:
containing a separate bed for each pupil.


What else would you expect?! Sharing a bed with a complete stranger?

 


#6: Re: Is this where EBD got her inspiration from??? Author: Ruth BLocation: Oxford, UK PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 1:34 pm


Kate wrote:
Nell wrote:
containing a separate bed for each pupil.


What else would you expect?! Sharing a bed with a complete stranger?


If I remember rightly in "Three go to the CS" OOAOML is bewailing the fact
that she has to share a room with a complete stranger and her grandmother tells her that when she was at school they had to share beds (or it might have been her grandmothers mother, I'm not sure). If that was common and not just as EBDism I guess it would be something to advertise!

 


#7:  Author: JennieLocation: Cambridgeshire PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 3:12 pm


In Victorian times, it was quite common for pupils to have to share beds. Remember Lowood in 'Jane Eyre'?

I must say that these Headmistresses seem a lot better than the Rev. Carus Wilson.

 


#8: Re: Is this where EBD got her inspiration from??? Author: DawnLocation: Leeds, West Yorks PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 4:10 pm


Kate wrote:
Nell wrote:
containing a separate bed for each pupil.


What else would you expect?! Sharing a bed with a complete stranger?


When my daughter went away on her yr6 school trip, some of the girls had to share beds (and htey didn't tell the parents in advance, only the girls - but they didn't tell them who would be sharing). this was in 1999.

 


#9:  Author: KateLocation: Ireland PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 4:14 pm


I can't sleep when sharing a bed with ANYONE. I don't know how I'm going to manage when I'm in a relationship.

 


#10:  Author: VikkiLocation: Sitting on an iceberg, freezing to death!!! PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 4:23 pm


I can remember going on a school trip when I was 10, and having to share a bed (luckily with my best friend at the time....)

 


#11:  Author: LizBLocation: Oxon, England PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 4:25 pm


Quote:
I can't sleep when sharing a bed with ANYONE. I don't know how I'm going to manage when I'm in a relationship.



Maybe you'll end up with someone like my husband who has a habit of spending all night on the internet and then comes to bed about the time I'm getting up!

Liz

 


#12:  Author: CharlotteLocation: Casterton, Kirkby Lonsdale PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2004 7:47 pm


Jennie wrote:
I must say that these Headmistresses seem a lot better than the Rev. Carus Wilson.


well, his school is still going! and it#'s not as bad as al that, we have to share dorms... but not beds!!!http://www.castertonschool.co.uk

 


#13:  Author: JennieLocation: Cambridgeshire PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2004 8:22 pm


It may be all right now, Charlotte, I dare say they don't employ a Scourgemistress now.

 


#14:  Author: KateLocation: Ireland PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2004 8:42 pm


LizB wrote:
Quote:
I can't sleep when sharing a bed with ANYONE. I don't know how I'm going to manage when I'm in a relationship.



Maybe you'll end up with someone like my husband who has a habit of spending all night on the internet and then comes to bed about the time I'm getting up!

Liz


Hopefully! Otherwise I'll have to come over all Victorian and have seperate beds. Shocked I'm sure the non-existant he will love that.

 




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