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 Post subject: Guernsey Grammar School
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I wonder if this is the school that EBD had in mind where Anne Chester sent Beth to before the Chalet School moved to Guernsey (hideous sentence, I am sorry). I don't have the book to hand (currently at work) but I think it was a private school, and this is a grammar, but according to it's history it would certainly have been on the island at the time.

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The Girls' Grammar school would have been fee-paying at that time, with a fair number of scholarships, but the description in the book sounds more like a small private school.


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Interesting to see that the Boys' School moved in with Oldham Hulme during the war, and that the girls' school was evacuated to Rochdale. A lot of evacuees from Guernsey ended up round here - especially in Stockport, I think, but also in Oldham, Rochdale and Bury.


ETA - I really need to write a drabble in which the Chalet School is evacuated to Lancashire ...

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Alison H wrote:
I really need to write a drabble in which the Chalet School is evacuated to Lancashire ...


Yes!

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janetbrown23 wrote:
Please do Alison!

I agree!


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Sorry for dragging this off the point :lol: . To get back to Guernsey Grammar, EBD's usually quite keen on grammar schools, but presumably none of them could possibly have competed with the Chalet School!

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Just checked Janie steps in -

"Beth goes to a private school in Peterport. It gives quite a decent education for very little"

So definitely not the Grammar School.


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