Cosgrove School 80th Anniversary 1912 - Summer Fete -1919

Old fashioned games
Maypole Dancing
Ann & David Maycock, Lucy Simpkins
A wonderful afternoon was enjoyed by everyone who attended our 80th anniversary School Fete.
After a morning of organising and fretting whether it would be fine or not the sun shone for us as usual.
The afternoon started with a procession, with all the children in period costume, from the old school to the new one.
They were accompanied by Mrs. Johnson who duly opened the fete. The public were entertained by the children doing Maypole Dancing and Country Dancing. Special thanks to the three gentlemen who gave exhibitions of sheep shearing and “Duck Dog” Trials. Everybody was enthralled by it all.
Money changed hands at an alarming rate at the various stalls and approx. £877 was raised.
Thank you to everyone who came, gave raffle prizes, donations etc. Our Village School is so lucky to have so many frIends who help us in every way. Julie Hayward

The Citizen Thursday, June 25, 1992

Octogenarian Olive Johnson was a thriving three-year-old when she joined the then newly opened Cosgrove School.
On Saturday she joined present day pupils to celebrate the school's 80th birthday, pictured above.
Olive, who still lives in the village was guest of honour in a horse drawn wagon which led the procession from the original school building to the present site.
There, hundreds of people, including past pupils, governor and staff, enjoyed the annual school summer fete. The event raised at least £800

Gill Phillips (Governor) Sheila Clarke Chairman
of School Association
A sheep dog herding ducks
Mrs Olive Johnson