A wonderful quick one from reader, friend of the blog, and sometime contributor Ann Cross. Ann, you’ll recall, wrote the wonderful histories of the Royal Exchange in Walsall Wood last year, which provoked so much debate and research.
Ann has kindly supplied a scan of her Grandfather’s 3rd Standard Examination Certificate, contemporary with the notes from the St. John’s School log so wonderfully transcribed by David Evans, and published last weekend.
I thank Ann for her continued fascination and generosity, and also Andy Dennis, who frankly, astounded me yesterday with a wonderful, thorough and beautiful piece of research.
I couldn’t do this blog without the felicity and open-heartedness of the readers, so ready to dedicate time and effort for no financial return. I am forever in your debt. Andy, you always attack these things with such precision and gusto; I’m really really impressed, and can’t really thank you enough.
Following on from David Evans continuing story of the school, I am attaching a copy of my Grandfather’s school certificate from the same period. He would have been eleven in the September of that year 1888.
Many thanks to you and David for all your work!