The Old Methodist School as it once was |
(picture from SWOP website)
As the building looks today
The ground floor of the present financial services office was the original old Methodist School. It later became the
Co-Op and, later still, served as a number of different shops.
There has been some form of basic education in the village for many years. It is believed that there were Bible classes in the old Primitive Methodist Chapel in Chopstick Alley, private lessons in a couple of local houses, plus this early Methodist school in the village centre. (Reading classes were later given in the Wesleyan Chapel itself after it was built). This school later moved to the Victorian school building where the Community Centre now stands. Finally, Carrington Junior School was built on Lady Carrington's recreation ground in the 1960s where it still stands today.
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