Heritage Project at The Royal School, Windsor Great Park
7 Nov 2018 - 22:42 BY Margo Reinold
- Runnymede Royal School
- Royal School Windsor
Our Heritage Team have started our exciting and interesting project at The Royal School Windsor Great Park.
Work is underway to document and examine artefacts given to the School by Queen Mary and examine records and books at the school including a Victorian punishment book.
Runnymede has just secured funding from The Prince Phillip Trust Fund in the sum of £400. To find out more about The Prince Phillip Trust and its work click on the link.
The Royal School, Windsor Great Park was opened in 1845. In her journal of 1st October 1845, Queen Victoria wrote –
'After luncheon Albert drove me out, and we stopped at the new school for Boys and Girls, at Cumberland Lodge, which we have recently built. Spoke to the school Master and Mistress, who are excellent people. All the Children of people employed in the Park, or living in, or near it, attend the school. At present there 49 boys and 28 girls.'
- (Queen Victoria's journal, Journal Entry Wednesday 1st October 1845).
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