St Matthews CE School, Manor Lane

In 1960 St Matthews CE School, was opened in Manor Lane. Children came from all the surrounding villages. The school was extended in 1975.  Sadly, it was closed in 1985 and is now the Village Hall. Manor Close is built on the old school playing fields, which extended behind the bungalows in Manor Lane and across to Vectis House, as seen below on the sports day photo. I hope you enjoy the photos - how many students and teachers do you remember or recognise?

Official opening of St Matthew's C E School - 1975

    Christmas Nativity - 1973

Inter- school sports - held annually between Harlaston,
Clifton Campville, Elford and Edingale - 1970

                           Sewing Group - 1970

    Headmistress Miss Knight retires - 1957

                           Sports Day 1969

                  P E Lessons - mid 70s

                    Sewing Group - 1970