He added: “The arguments in favour are overwhelming.It will go on being Staines just as Kingston is still Kingston and Richmond is still Richmond but it will be able to hold its head against these boroughs that have the kudos and distinction of celebrating their 'Thamesness’. Despite its situation along both banks of a beautiful stretch of the river, property prices are well below average.” Members of the rock band Hard-Fi, who also come from Staines, recently described it as “a ghost town”.Sign up for free today and start searching for other mature singles in Chessington to meet.
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This was transferred from Stanwell to Staines civil parish in 1896 and became a board school at the same time.
Bringing mature singles together for over a decade, it's never been easier to meet other mature singles in Chessington.A board of five members, with the vicar as chairman, was duly elected and during 1885-6 took over all the existing schools and reopened the closed school. 22) The old schools were not replaced for some time, but eventually, new ones having been built, they were all closed in 19. 23) By this time the county council had taken over the functions of the board. 25) The Roman Catholic school in Gresham Road was opened in 1893. 27) The first school erected by the board was that in Wyatt Road; its buildings incorporated the former St. In 1948 all the seniors from Kingston Road were transferred there, and in 1951-4 the buildings were completed, to house secondary modern schools for boys and girls. In 1890 a Church of England infants' school was built by Sir John Gibbons on the site of the present Shortwood school in Stanwell New Road. It then had one room and took children of all ages. 26) Since 1949 a primary school only, it is now (1957) the only remaining voluntary school in Staines. This building still survives, though partially hidden by shops fronting on Thames Street. Mary's Church Hall and since 1950 has been a dress factory. 18) A school for girls was established in 1818 and also closed later because of poverty. 19) It was reopened in 1844 in the Vicarage barn and was moved about 1850 to a new building in Bridge Street which also housed an infants' department. 20) This is now used by the Womens' Voluntary Services. 28) The Kingston Road school was opened in 1903 for boys and girls. 29) In 1939 building started on the Matthew Arnold School. By 1880 the British and National schools between them contained some 660 pupils. 21) In 1884 the girls' and infants' British school was closed and the Education Department demanded that a school board be formed. It was left unfinished when war broke out but after the Kingston Road school had suffered some bomb damage a few classes from there used the buildings. 30) The children at the council primary schools in 1957 numbered approximately: Kingston Road 450, Shortwood (Stanwell New Road) 160, Wyatt Road 200. 31) From the 19th century at least there have always been two or three private schools, and about 1890 the number rose to seven. 32) In 1833 there were three boarding schools and one day school, containing together about 86 boys and 30 girls. 33) In 1956 there was one day and boarding school, one day school, and one infant and junior day school. A cabinet meeting of Spelthorne borough council voted this week in favour of the name change just a week after a public consultation agreed it was a good thing.