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Old Boarding School - Shebbear College Centenary 01.07.1941

old boarding school1941 marks the Centenary of the founding of one of the oldest Boarding School in the County of Devon.  On Lady Day, 1841, owing to the foresight of a group of members of the Bible Christian Church, Shebbear Proprietary Grammar School was opened, having as its first Headmaster or Master, as he was then called - Rev H C O'Donoghue, M.A. of St John's College, Cambridge, who was a Chaplain to His Majestry, King William IV.

Headmasters, Thomas Ruddle, B.A. who directed its fortunes from 1864 to 1909 and John Rounsfell B.A.B sc. who was its Headmaster from 1909 to 1933.

The centenary year will, be quietly observed and celebrated at the Prize Distribution to he held on July 2nd 1941 at 2.30 pm.  Councillor G H Braddick has graciously consented to preside at the afternoon function, and the prizes will be presented by the Very Rev. The Dean of Manchester, Dr. Garfield Williams

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