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Providence School

Little is known about the Providence School other than a newspaper article dated 1848 about the school's first anniversary. It is assumed that the Providence School was located either at Griffydam Wesleyan Chapel or Gelsmoor Wesleyan Chapel and was a forerunner of the Griffydam Wesleyan Day School built in 1853.

Leicester Mercury – December 16th 1848

Griffydam – Providence Day School. The first anniversary of this school took place in the Wesleyan Chapel, at the village, on Tuesday. There was a public examination of the scholars in the afternoon, which spoke well for the system on which they are educated. At the close of the examination, a large number of friends of the institution sat down for tea, which was furnished gratuitously by a few friends, so that the whole proceeds was donated to the school funds. After tea, a public meeting was held, when addresses on the subject of education were delivered by several ministers and others of the Wesleyan body. The whole proceedings excited great interest in the neighbourhood, and there is no doubt the institution will be benefited by them.



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