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1890-1899

Archive materials from 1890 to 1899

1890s: A promising start, but a difficult period of adjustment follows Benjamin Townson’s sad death. "The truth is that Leighton Park, whether by accident, or by some form of providential inspiration...began as a small family...The friendliness and mutual trust that existed in these first years still remain. Although very much, and especially the high educational standards that belong to the Public School tradition, has been added and the numbers of boys and masters have vastly increased, yet the school owes most of its distinctive qualities to the early pioneers. The Public School tradition has been grafted on to a family setting, and no one who knows the school well,. can fail to value the results that come from this association." SW Brown: Leighton Park, A History of the School, 1952.

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School Photos

1890s School Photos

The whole school in the 1890s, showing the rapid growth,

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Classic images of Victorian sportsmen

1890s Sport Photos

Cricket, football and tennis featured right from the start; in fact on the first day, the Head walked the boys into Reading to buy a football.

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1890s General Photos

Blazers, boaters and matrons in long black dresses: remarkable photographs and images from glass lantern slides bring to life the early days of Leighton Park.

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Instagram . 19th Nov 2018

You can't beat a bowl of porridge on a cold morning. Maybe the scripture reading might not be so well received these days #leightonparkschool

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Twitter . 16th Nov 2018

Total eclipse of the Park? #OTD 1910 @LPSchool boys were awoken at 11.30pm to watch an #eclipse. #astronomy #skyatnight #Berkshire

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