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Ninety young boys, pupils of All Saints' School on Matlock Bank, photographed in the school playground in the early twentieth century.

The identity of only two of the youngsters is known at present. We believe Harry Clay[1], then aged 8, was the boy in the top row, second from the right. Another pupil was William Oates[2], who is in the second row.

Lists Through the Centuries: The Nineteenth Century: Matlock, All Saints' School, Admissions Register (sample of entries 1895 - 1898) and School Log Book (sample of entries 1875 - 1879).

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Researched, written by and © Ann Andrews.
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[1] Harry was a Casualty in the First World War and his name appears on Matlock War Memorial.
[2] We know William was in this photograph as his name was published in the Matlock Mercury, 17 Feb 2011. He was the eldest child of William and Lucy Oates who had married at All Saints' in 1894. The family were shown living on Matlock Bank in the 1901 census. William was also a Casualty in the First World War and his name appears on Matlock War Memorial. He is known to have belonged to the Church Lads' Brigade and is possibly in one of the photographs in the Vernon Lamb Archive. See VLA4985 (is he front row, left?) | VLA4991 | VLA4992 | VLA5223