Longton Facts

12/04/1926

Sgt.Maj. Wright P.R Adviser to L.E.A. visited and inspected children taking exercise.

02/05/1927

Measles epidemic. Roll 123/222

28/06/1928

L.E.A. awarded 1 days holiday on 29th June for a total eclipse of the sun.

01/12/1927

Witnessed religious exercises and found all to be in order.  Signed Geo.T Markland.

06/06/1928

Mr J A Hutchinson of the Lancs and Cheshire band of Hope Union gave a lecture to the children of the upper classes on alcohol.

21/01/1929

Excerpt from the report by HMI MC Morris on his inspection of 4/12/28… “recent lessons in Geography and History are remembered (by pupils) though more use may be made of local data, and in connection with History of some means to give the children a better idea of chronological order”

31/10/1932

Blackpool Music Festival.  Longton Council School won first prize in the Sword Dance for children under 15.

21/01/1929

Excerpt from HMI report “ The management of the canteen is largely in the hands of prefects who estimate needs, purchase supplies, and keep accounts for the mid-day meals served to over 60 children daily”…

24/01/1933

Influenza epidemic roll 123/264 ( two left/died?) School closed 25/01 – 6/2

31/03/33

Owing to an outbreak of measles the schools M.O. has ordered children in two classes of Infants to be excluded until 24/4/1933

15/01/1937

18/01/1937

Roll 151/235 Influenza

Roll 74/235 Influenza

School closed 22/1 – 1/2

1939

Sept 1-18. School closed due to National Emergency school to be shared with Burgess Street Council School, Manchester, 4 hours each day.  (Burgess Street closed permanently in 2007)

01/06/1943

Lancs. County Authority takes over the school canteen.  Charges will be 5d daily or 2/- weekly.

06/05/1962

Spring Fair realised £59.

Teams – Pendlebury, Knowles, Parkinson and Heald.

28/01/1972

Mrs J Mumby complained that she was unable to take games because a dog had destroyed 2 balls.  Mrs Barnes took 2 dogs to the police station- the owner was Mr Bodill.

16/05/1994

PTFA bought a new garage (still in position 2012)

16/05/1994

Mr Dickinson declares the new car park open stating “I told them it was not big enough!”

Contact the School

Longton Primary School

School Ln
Longton
Lancashire
PR4 5YA

Tel: 01772 612 495
Bursar@longton.lancs.sch.uk