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Mr. Chippett's School at Riber

Fountain Baths, Swimmers From Riber School

This is one of a series of cards of the school's interior that Reverend Chippett, the headmaster, commissioned - presumably for the boys to send home to their parents and as a way of advertising the preparatory school that he ran at Riber castle.

"There were really only two classes. The younger boys were in a form room on the ground floor under the charge of a mistress"[1]. Many school children have sat at similar wooden desks over the years, tightly packed together, with their inkwells, sloping lids and hard wooden seats.

Postcard of "Riber Castle, Matlock : A Classroom" in the collection of © Ken Smith. Not posted.
Image scanned for this website and information researched by and © Ann Andrews Intended for personal use only

References (coloured links are to transcripts elsewhere on this web site):

[1] Beaumont, Richard Melville (1998) "In his own words", private publication © Estate of Richard Melville Beaumont. A fuller extract from Beaumont's book can be found on the web page Mr. Chippett's School at Riber Castle