St Anne's (CoE) Aided Primary School
Steps were taken first in 1860 to build a School. The land was purchased in 1862 and, completed in 1863, the School was opened on 13th July 1863 by the Rev J.J. Cort, M.A. (Vicar). Later, in 1893, more land was bought and another building erected.
The School is still thriving today, on a site adjacent to the current Church Hall (which was part of the original School). There are approximately 200 children on roll, organised into seven classes, according to age.
The current School was built in 1971, on the site of a tennis court and bowling green. There have been a number of extensions:
Junior block, 1980
Staff room, 2002
Early years unit, 2003
Infant block veranda (and alterations to junior block), 2004
How the replacement school came into being
Researched by Mr WE Cowsill (August 2004)
The Old School
In the early 1960s the minds of the Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Anne’s, Sale, and the School Managers, as the latter were then known, were exercised by the deterioration of the School buildings. The land and buildings were held in Trust by the Vicar and Churchwardens (as School Trustees, and not in their capacity as members of the PCC). Towards the end of 1962 there was much discussion about how to bring the school up to modern standards, in order to avoid closure by the local authority on grounds of unsuitability. If the original buildings could not be preserved it was agreed that a way must be found to retain the school in existence. In 1964, at the St Anne’s Church Annual Parochial Meeting, and in answer to a question, the Chairman of the School Managers (the Rev. WG Hurlow, Vicar) said he believed that if the School closed the land would remain as church property, the Trust having ceased.
The Church Lands
The tennis courts and the bowling green adjacent to the School had been acquired for the Church by courtesy of the St. Anne’s Christian Brotherhood in the 1920s and it was found that the Chief Rent on an adjoining parcel of land, occupied by the scout hut, could be bought to give the Church freehold possession of the land. In fact, the PCC did not proceed with this until 1967. With a view to raising money for the School, the PCC agreed in 1964 to sell the tennis court land (which was by then little used). Several offers were received, but were refused or withdrawn for a variety of reasons.
Meanwhile, the School Managers negotiated with Cheshire County Council who agreed in 1965, after testing public opinion, that a replacement school for 250 pupils could be built if a suitable site could be found and if the finance could be fitted into the Council’s building programme. The County would be legally responsible for the site and a government grant of 75% of the building costs should be available. However, the School would probably not be included in the programme before 1970. At the end of 1965, the sale of the tennis court land was abandoned in case the land was needed for the new School. A number of sites throughout the Borough of Sale were considered, but none proved suitable and in September 1966 thoughts turned again to using the existing site along with the adjoining church owned sites (the tennis courts, the former bowling green and the scout hut site). The Diocesan Architect produced a plan for a new one-form entry primary school on these sites. Financial restraints blocked progress and the County could not find money in the new school allocation and so it was decided to apply for permission to build in stages using the Minor Works funding. Permission was given in February 1970. At this point the obligation resting upon the Local Education Authority (LEA) under the Education Act 1946 to purchase the additional land required for the School, and thereafter to convey it to the School Trustees, was overlooked or ignored. This should have happened before building commenced and the consequences of this failure were very far reaching.
Intermittently over the next 20 years lawyers acting for the School Governors urged the LEA to meet their obligations, whilst the Department of Education and Science came down first on one side and then on the other. Throughout, a number of interested parties, including the National Society, the Charity Commission, the Diocesan Director of Education and the Diocesan Secretary, all contributed their opinions and guidance.
Whilst these negotiations continued the plans for the replacement school proceeded and Phase I (the infant block) was completed in May 1971. A financial restraint prevented further progress and on 1st April 1974 the County boundaries changed and the Borough of Trafford was formed. The following year, the Borough Education Officer wrote to say that all outstanding commitments would be considered by the Council at their next meeting on 2nd December 1975. In November 1975, the Governors were told that Phase II (junior classrooms) would not be included in the Building Programme before 1977/1978. The parish of St. Anne’s was also having financial problems, but various individuals and groups, not least the school parent teacher association, made efforts to raise money to help the PCC to meet its share (15%) of the building costs.
Phase II was duly completed and was opened by the Lord Bishop of Chester on 12th June 1981. At that time the school was still occupying the original buildings, but the classrooms and headmaster’s house were deteriorating rapidly and in 1984 they had to be demolished for safety reasons. The hall, dating from around 1893, remained in use by the Church and School until Phase III (new hall) was completed in December 1990 and opened by the Bishop of Birkenhead in February 1991. The hall was then used by the School for some activities for a few years more.
The negotiations concerning the ownership of the sites dragged on and came to an impasse. The LEA argued that because the site for the school had been “provided” they did not have to purchase it. They did not explain how they would be able to convey it to the School Trustees since they did not own it! The PCC insisted that the word provided did not mean that the site had been given.
In 1996, the Churchwardens met the Diocesan Director of Education and the Diocesan Secretary to try to resolve the problem of the school illegally occupying land which they did not own whilst the church occupied the site of the old school which was still owned by the School Trustees. It was decided to explore the possibility of the two sites being exchanged. Many questions had to be resolved, but agreement was reached with all interested parties and with the aid of legal advisers on both sides the exchange took place in May 1999.
The First Headmaster of St. Anne's Schools, Sale
An article in the ASHS Newsletter (Ashton and Sale History Society), c. 1990, by Mary Hopson (nee Hulme)
I know next to nothing about St. Anne’s Schools, Trinity Road, Sale, but I know a good deal about their first headmaster, Edward Yates, for he was my great-grandfather - the father of my father’s mother.
Some readers of the ASHS Newsletter will have seen, on the wall close to the organ of St. Anne’s Church, 'the white tablet of Carrara marble ... with green marble columns' that was erected to his memory in, I would think, 1916. This reads: 'To the glory of God and in loving memory of Edward Yates, first headmaster of the schools this of this parish, in which he laboured faithfully for 37 years. Also, a member of the choir of this church for over 50 years. Born October 29th 1834. Died November 10th 1915. This tablet is erected by his old pupils. "A good man and a just."'
My great-grandfather’s birth took place at Pattingham, ‘an attractive village on the Shropshire border (The King’s England: Staffordshire), but it was at Bushbury, six miles to the north-east, that he was brought up, his father, George, having become the manager of the local saw-mill. Edward sang in the village church choir and attended the village school, where he eventually became a pupil-teacher. Then, in 1853, when he was nineteen years old, the Vicar of Bushbury, the Revd. W. Lister commended him to the authorities of the newly established teacher training college of St. Paul, Cheltenham.
Edward’s first appointment on leaving Cheltenham two years later, was that of assistant master at the brand new St. Mark’s School, Hulme, Manchester.
Edward was twenty-nine years old when he became headmaster of St. Anne’s Schools. And married - to a Mary Wright, daughter of George Wright, a gardener, of the Trent-side village of Ingleby, near Melbourne, Derbyshire, the couple had one son, Arthur Wright, and would shortly have a daughter. Emily Mary Constance, my grandmother, was born on May 8th, 1864. They would have no more children.
My great-grandfather remained happily in harness until the summer of 1899 when, reaching the age of sixty-five, he was obliged to retire. He and my great-grandmother went to live at a house called Waltham Lodge on Lime Road, Stretford; Waltham Lodge being almost next door to Ingleby, the home of their daughter and son-in-law (Emily had married Frank Hulme, of Stretford, on 29th April, 1893).
Mary died in 1902 and, a couple of years later, Edward must have been glad to find himself back teaching: he became tutor to my father, then aged five.
On a certain Wednesday evening early in November 1915, Edward attended his usual choir practice at St. Anne’s Church. Aged eighty-one and a few days, he was apparently as fit as ever. Two days later, however, he suffered a ‘paralytic seizure’ and, a week after that, died.
At the service at which the tablet commemorating my great-grandfather was unveiled, the Vicar of St. Anne’s, the Revd. J.P. Cort, said: 'A “great” schoolmaster (Edward Yates) might not have been as the outside world counts “great”, but a good schoolmaster he assuredly was, if a thorough grounding in the rudiments of an elementary education and a training up of his pupils "in the nurture and admonition of the Lord" go for goodness'. 
If anyone is researching St. Anne’s Schools any time, I could, doubtless, be of further assistance. I have, for instance, photographs, but only, I think, of my great-grandfather in his retirement and of his family.
My father, James Roy Hulme, was well known in Sale before the war. He lived on Moss Lane from his marriage (7th March, 1929) until late 1941, and was on the 'Charter' Borough Council, he also became chairman of the governors of the Grammar Schools.
 Quotations here and above are from local papers.
The First Conveyance
Trust Deed - Educational Trust.
Dated 8th day of September 1862.
Samuel Brooks, Esq.
The Incumbent and Churchwardens of Sale.
Conveyance of a plot of land at Sale in the County of Chester
for the purposes of a school.
Enrolled in Her Majesty’s High Court of Chancery the 24th day of October in the year of our Lord 1862 being first duly stamped according to the Statutes made for that purpose.
Signed sealed and delivered by the said Jonathon Johnson Cort, John Medcalf and Robert Bristow Lee in the presence of William Foyster (Solicitor).
Signed sealed and delivered by the said Samuel Brooks in the presence of William Norris.
Received on the day of the within Indenture from the Minister and Churchwardens of the Ecclesiastical District assigned to the Church of Saint Anne in the Parish of Ashton-on-Mersey the sum of £166-7-6d being the consideration money paid by them to me.
Witness: WILLIAM NORRIS
I Samuel Brooks of the City of Manchester Banker under the authority of the Acts of the fifth and eighth years of the Reign of Her Majesty for affording facilities for the Conveyance and Endowment of Sites for Schools do hereby in consideration of one hundred and sixty six pounds seven shillings and sixpence to me paid Grant and Convey unto the Minister and Churchwardens of the Ecclesiastical District assigned to the Church of Saint Anne in the Parish of Ashton-on-Mersey in the County of Chester All That piece of land situate at Sale aforesaid being part of the Moor Closes and which piece of land is delineated in the map drawn in the margin hereof and is bounded on the most northerly side thereof by the middle of an intended street of ten yards wide to be called South Street and shown in the said plan on the most southerly side thereof by land of John Brogden Esq and the most easterly and westerly sides thereof respectively by other land of mine and measures in length on the most northerly side forty two yards and 12 inches on the most southerly side forty four yards on the most easterly side (extending five yards into the street as shown in the said plan) fifty one yards and twelve inches and on the most westerly side (extending five yards into the street as shown in the said plan) sixty three yards and contains in the whole two thousand four hundred and twenty superficial square yards of land or thereabouts together with all easements appurtenances and hereditaments corporeal and incorporeal belonging thereto or now used therewith and all my estate right title and interest in or to the same premises But subject nevertheless to a right of road for me my heirs and assigns and all other persons authorized by me and them respectively at all times for ever hereafter and for all purposes and with or without horses cattle carts and carriages to go return pass and repass into over and along and out of the said Street intended to be called South Street To hold the same unto and to the use of the said Minister and Churchwardens and their Successors for the purposes of the said Acts and Upon Trust to permit the said premises and all buildings thereon erected or to be erected to be for ever hereafter appropriated and used as and for a School for the Education of children and adults or children only of the labouring manufacturing and other poorer classes in the Ecclesiastical District aforesaid and as a residence for the Teacher or Teachers of the said school and for no other purpose And it is hereby declared that such Schools shall be at all times open to the Inspection of the Inspectors of Schools for the time being appointed in conformity with the Order in Council bearing date the tenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and forty and shall always be in union with and conducted according to the principles and in furtherance of the ends and designs of the National Society for Promoting the Education of the Poor in the principles of the Established Church throughout England and Wales and subject to and in conformity with the declaration aforesaid such School and premises and the funds and endowments thereof in respect whereof no other disposition shall be made by the donor shall be controlled and managed in manner following that is to say the Principal Officiating Minister for the time being of the said Ecclesiastical District shall have the superintendence of the religious and moral instruction of all the scholars attending such school and may use or direct the premises to be used for the purposes of a Sunday School under his exclusive control and management But in all other respects the control and management of such school and premises and of the funds and endowments thereof and the selection appointment and dismissal of the Schoolmaster and Schoolmistress and their assistants (except when under the provisions hereinafter mentioned the dismissal of any Schoolmaster Mistress or Assistant shall be awarded by the Bishop of the Diocese or the Arbitrators as the case may be) shall be vested in and exercised by A committee consisting of the principal officiating minister for the time being of the said Ecclesiastical District, his licenced curate or curates if the Minister shall appoint him or them to be a member or members of the said Committee the Churchwardens for the time being of the said Ecclesiastical District being members of the said church and of ten other persons of whom the following shall the first appointed That is to say William Butterfield merchant Alfred Milne Esq James Pendlebury cashier John Livesey merchant John King merchant Alfred Watkin merchant William Wilson architect John Arnold grocer Samuel Swire coal proprietor and Robert Marsland cotton spinner all of Sale aforesaid such other persons continuing to be contributors in every year to the amount of twenty shillings each at least to the funds of the said school being members of the said Church of England as by law established and either to have a beneficial interest to the extent of a life estate at the least in real property situated in the said Ecclesiastical District or to be resident therein or in a Parish or Ecclesiastic District adjoining thereto And any vacancy which shall occur in the number of the said other persons by death resignation incapacity or otherwise shall be filled up by the election of a person or persons qualified as aforesaid who shall be elected by the majority of votes of such of the Contributors during the year current at the time of the election to the amount of ten shillings each at the least to the funds of the said School being members of the said Church of England and qualified as the person to be elected by residence or estate as shall be present at the meeting duly convened for the purpose or not being present shall vote by any paper sent on or before the day of such meeting to the Chairman thereof and signed by any such Contributor wherein shall be named the person or persons whom such contributor shall desire to elect and every contributor qualified to vote shall be entitled at every such election to give one vote in respect of each such sum of ten shillings but no person shall be entitled to give more than six votes in respect of any sum so contributed Provided that no appointment to serve as Churchwarden nor any election as aforesaid shall give or vest any right to or in any lay person to serve upon the Committee or anywise to interfere with the management of the School and the funds and endowments thereof until after he shall have in the presence of the Chairman at a meeting of the Committee made and signed in a book to be kept at the said School a declaration in the manner and form following That is to say “I, A.B. do hereby solemnly and sincerely declare that I am a member of the United Church of England and Ireland as by law established” Provided also that no default of election nor any vacancy during any current year shall prevent the other members of the Committee from acting until the vacancy shall be filled up And it is hereby declared that no person shall be appointed or continue to be the Master or Mistress of the School who shall not be a member of the Church of England And the Committee shall annually select one of the members thereof to act as Secretary who shall keep Minutes of all the proceedings at the meetings thereof in a book to be provided for that purpose and shall give due notice of all the ordinary meetings to each member of the Committee And the principal officiating Minister of the said Ecclesiastical District shall be the Chairman of all meetings of the Committee when present thereat and at any meetings from which he shall be absent the members attending shall appoint one of their number to be Chairman thereof and all matters which shall be brought before any meeting shall be decided by the majority of votes of the members attending the same and voting upon the question And if on any matter there shall be an inequality of votes the Chairman shall have a second being the casting vote And in case any difference shall arise between the Minister or Curate and the Committee of Management hereinbeforementioned respecting the prayers to be used in the School not being the Sunday School or the religious instruction of the scholars attending the same or any regulation connected therewith or the exclusion of any book the use of which in the School may be objected to upon religious grounds or the dismissal of any teacher from the School on account of his or her defective or unsound instruction of the children in religion the Minister or Curate or any member of the Committee may cause a written statement of the matter in difference to be laid before the Bishop of the Diocese within which such School shall be situated a copy thereof having been previously communicated to the Committee or Minister or Curate if they or he shall not have been parties or privy to the making of the statement respectively and the bishop may inquire concerning and determine the matter in difference and the decision of the Bishop in writing under his hand thereon when laid before the Committee shall be final and conclusive And the Committee of Management for the time being is hereby expressly required to take all such measures as be necessary or immediately carrying the said decision into effect And in case any difference other than and except such difference as last described shall arise in the Committee of Management the minority thereof (being not fewer that one third of the whole) may make request in writing to the Lord President of Her Majesty’s most honourable Privy Council and to the Bishop of the Diocese and thereupon the Lord President may nominate one of the Inspectors of Schools to be an Arbitrator of the matter in difference and the Bishop may nominate one of the beneficed clergymen of his Diocese to be another Arbitrator And the Arbitrators so nominated shall jointly select one of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace being a lay member of the Church of England to be another Arbitrator And in case they shall not jointly select such third Arbitrator within 30 days of their first meeting the Archbishop of the Province and the Lord President may jointly appoint a third Arbitrator And the three so nominated shall enquire concerning the matter in difference And the award in writing of the said Arbitrators or any two of them when laid before the Committee shall be final and conclusive And the Committee is expressly required to take all such measures as may be necessary for carrying the said award into effect And it is further declared that if the Bishop or Arbitrators upon any such reference aforesaid shall direct that any Master Mistress or Teacher in the said School shall be dismissed such direction or award when a copy thereof shall have been served upon the said Master Mistress or Teacher personally or by being left at his or her place of abode or at the School shall operate as a dismissal of the said Master Mistress or Teacher so as to prevent him or her having any interest in his or her office or in the said School or premises and so as to disqualify him or her holding thenceforth any right or interest under this deed And the Committee may in the month of April in each year select a Committee of not more than twelve ladies being members of the Church of England to assist them in the visitation and management of the Girls and Infant School to remain in office for one year And I hereby for myself my heirs executors and administrators do covenant with the said Minister and Churchwardens their successors and assigns that notwithstanding any act or default of me or any of my ancestors I have good right to assure the said premises to the Minister and Churchwardens and that the said premises shall at all times be held and enjoyed upon the Trusts and in the manner aforesaid without interruption from and free from all incumbrances by me or my heirs or by any person lawfully claiming under or in trust for me or them or any of my ancestors and that I and my heirs and all persons claiming under or in trust for me or them shall upon every request and at the expense of the said Minister and Churchwardens make and perfect all such further assurances of the said premises as may be required by them for conveying the same to the use of the said Minister and Churchwardens their successors and assigns in the manner aforesaid And shall and will at all times hereafter (unless prevented by inevitable accident) at the request and costs of the Minister and Wardens produce and show forth to them or him or to such other persons as they shall appoint the several deeds mentioned in the schedule hereunder written for the manifestation and defence of the title of the said Minister and Churchwardens their successors and assigns to the said plot of land hereby conveyed and will at the like request and costs deliver unto the person(s) requiring the same copies attested or unattested or abstracts of or extracts from the same deeds or any of them and permit the same to be examined with the originals In witness whereof the several parties have hereunto set their hands and seals this eighth day of September One thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty Two.
13th November 1847 - Indenture made between George Cornwall Legh of the first part Louisa Charlotte Legh of the second part Edwin Corbett and John Ireland Blackburn of the third part Henry Mainwaring and Christopher William Rutter of the fourth part and the said Samuel Brooks of the fifth part
13th November 1847 – Indenture made between George Cornwall Legh of the first part the Reverend Henry Cornwall Legh of the second part Henry Martin Cornwall Legh an infant the first son of the said Henry Cornwall Legh of the third part and the said Samuel Brooks of the fourth part
Signed Sealed and delivered
Saml Brooks, J.J.Cort Minister
John Medcalf )
Robt. B. Lee ) Churchwardens
Endorsement on Reverse
Whereas since the execution of the within Deed the Committee of Council on Education has upon the application of the Managers of the within school agreed to authorize the payment of a sum of money out of the Fund voted by Parliament for Public Education to be expended in and about the enlargement of the said school upon the condition of receiving such a declaration as hereinafter set forth Now therefore it is declared and agreed by the persons undersigned being a majority of the Committee of Managers that notwithstanding anything contained in the within deed so soon as any such money shall have been paid to the Managers for the purpose aforesaid all the provisions of the Elementary Education Act 1870 which constitute a Public Elementary School shall apply to the school constituted under this deed and be in force therein and shall continue to be so applied thereto until the Committee of Management pass a resolution at a meeting composed of a majority of the Managers to repay the grant so made as aforesaid and until the said Committee shall repay that amount to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury and that thenceforth the aforesaid declaration whereby the school shall be constituted a Public Elementary School within the meaning of the Act shall forthwith cease to be of any effect.
In Witness our hands and seals 6 April 1872
J.J.Cort, John Bocock, John Henry Waltham
Thomas Clegg, John Medcalf, Charles Wm. Wright
The Second Conveyance
A copy of a Trust Deed of 1893.
Sir W.C .Brooks, Bart. and Vicar and Churchwardens of St. Anne, Sale, Chester
I Sir William Cunliffe Brooks of No. 5 Grosvenor Square in the County of Middlesex Baronet under the authority of the Acts of the 5th year of her Majesty Queen Victoria (1841)
instituting an Act to afford facilities for the conveyance and endowment of sites for schools and of the Act of the 8th year of Her present Majesty (1844) explaining the same do hereby in consideration of One Hundred and Twenty Three Pounds nineteen shillings and two pence to me paid the receipt whereof I hereby acknowledge grant and convey as Beneficial Owner unto the Minister and Churchwardens of the Parish Church of St. Anne in the Ecclesiastical Parish of Sale in the County of Chester All that plot of land situate at Sale aforesaid a plan whereof with the external measurements and boundaries is drawn in the margin of these presents the boundary lines of the said plot being coloured red in the said plan and containing One Thousand One Hundred and Ninety superficial square yards or thereabouts including a space of six yards in width along and the whole length of the most northerly side of the said plot of land into Trinity Road (at one time called South Street) Except nevertheless and reserved out of these presents and the grant and conveyance hereby made all rights restricting the free use of any adjoining lands of the said William Cunliffe Brooks or the conversion or appropriation at any time hereafter of such lands for building or other purposes obstructive or otherwise To hold the same plot of land unto and to the use of the said Minister and Churchwardens and their successors for the purpose of the said Acts and upon trust to permit the said premises and all buildings thereon erected or to be erected to be for ever hereafter appropriated and used as and for a School for the education of children and adults or children only in the Ecclesiastical Parish aforesaid and for no other purpose And it is hereby declared that the management control and inspection of such school shall be in accordance with the declarations and conditions contained in a Deed dated the eighth day of September One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty Two being a conveyance by Samuel Brooks to the Minister and Churchwardens of the Ecclesiastical District assigned to the Church of St. Anne aforesaid or such modification thereof as may exist at the present time by virtue of any Statute or otherwise And the said Minister and Churchwardens their successors and assigns hereby covenant with the said William Cunliffe Brooks his heirs and assigns that every building erected or to be erected on the said land shall be set back at least seven yards from the southerly side of Trinity Road aforesaid and shall have its main or principal front towards and parallel with Trinity Road and that every outbuilding other than a boundary wall facing Trinity Road not exceeding four feet in height measuring from the footpath (and with or without open iron railings on the top thereof) erected or to be erected upon the said land shall be set back at least twenty five yards from the southerly side of Trinity Road.
And also that the said Minister and Churchwardens their successors and assigns will forthwith at their own expense fence off and divide by a wall or other sufficient fence such part of the said plot of land as is not included in the said Trinity Road as shown in the said plan from the said road and from the adjoining lands of the said William Cunliffe Brooks and will at all times keep such fence or wall in good repair and condition And also will at all times hereafter leave open and unbuilt upon such parts of the said land as are included in the said road as shown in the said plan And will at all times maintain and keep such parts of the said road as aforesaid in good repair and condition And will pay to the said William Cunliffe Brooks his heirs and assigns one half of all expenses which may hereafter from time to time be incurred by him or them in maintaining and keeping in repair the entirety of the said road so far as it is co-extensive with the said land which the said William C Brooks his heirs and assigns is and are to be at liberty to do if he or they think proper in lieu of availing himself or themselves of or enforcing their several covenants for maintaining and keeping in repair such parts of the said road as aforesaid on the part of the said Minister and Churchwardens and their successors herein beforementioned And also will pay unto the said W C Brooks his heirs and assigns one half of all repairs which may hereafter from time to time be incurred by him or them in making and repairing any and every main sewer sough or drain in through or under the said road so far as it is co-extensive etc And also will permit to be maintained and kept in repair the said road and also the main sewer soughs and drains in through or under the same in such a manner and upon such plan in all respects as shall from time to time be required by the said W C Brooks his heirs and assigns.
And it is hereby declared that it is the intention of the said parties hereto that there shall be reserved out of the operation of the grant and conveyance hereby made to the said W C Brooks his heirs and assigns full right to form make complete maintain keep in repair cut into and continue the said road and also the main sewers soughs and drains in through or under the said road and also to use and pass and repass and to grant to any person or persons the liberty and privilege to use pass and repass through over and along the said road on foot or with cattle horses carts or carriages and to use and grant to any person or persons the use of such sewers soughs and drains aforesaid
And also full right to lay maintain repair and use and grant the use of any pipes for any purpose whatsoever in through or under the said road And the said Minister and Churchwardens their successors and assigns leaving to W C Brooks his heirs and assigns so far as they can lawfully grant to him or them the use of the said road and also of such main sewers soughs and drains as aforesaid.
And the said W C Brooks hereby acknowledges the right of the said Minister and Churchwardens to the production and delivery of copies of the documents of title comprised in the schedule hereto (which are now in his possession) and hereby undertakes with the said Minister and Churchwardens for the safe custody of the same.
In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals this 6th day of April One Thousand Eight Hundred and Ninety Three.
The Schedule above referred to:
13th November 1847 Indenture of this date made between George Cornwall Legh of the first part Louise Charlotte Legh of the second part Edwin Corbitt and John Ireland Blackburn of the third part Henry Mainwaring and Christopher William Rutter of the fourth part and Samuel Brooks of the fifth part.
28th June 1888 Indenture or Deed of Partition of this date made between the said W C Brooks of the first part the said W C Brooks Tom Harrop Sidebotham and Richard Harry Wood of the second part and Thomas Brooks of the third part.
Signed W.C. Brooks, J.P. Cort
George Howe, W.S. Coppock
Signed Sealed and Delivered by Sir William Cunliffe Brooks in the presence of George C Armstrong and -?-
Early Years Unit
A service of celebration on the occasion of the opening of the Early Years Unit, Sunday 9 February 2003, by Bishop David
One more step along the world I go
Like a candle flame, flick'ring small
Colours of day dawn into the mind
During Communion (*):
(*) Broken for me, broken for you
(*) Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me
(*) Father, I place into your hands the things I cannot do
I, the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard my people cry
Procession to School:
You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace
Rejoice in the Lord alway. (George Rathbone)
Proverbs 3: 1-8; Luke 8: 4b-15
Waxwork Show - Friday 31st January and Saturday 1st February, 1930 (Price: 2d)
Show Woman: Miss Ruth Hunter (at the Piano)
Photograph of the Cast
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Mr. H PhillipsThe Sale Guardian - 21st November 1952
Headmaster for new Ashton School
Mr. H Phillips, headmaster of St. Anne’s School, Sale, has been appointed headmaster of the new Firs School, Ashton-on-Mersey, due to open in January, which will cater for primary, junior, mixed and infant scholars.
Mr. Phillips, who is 38, has been head of St. Anne’s since January, 1950. He was educated at Cowley Grammar School, and was rugby captain there in 1933. After two years at Chester Diocesan Training College, he began teaching at Whiston Central School, Lancashire. He played for St. Helens Rugby Union Football Club’s 1st XV from 1934 to 1948.
Mr. Phillips is married and has two daughters, aged seven and five.
The Sale and Stretford Guardian - 16 November 1956
School sites ‘sterilizing’ criticized at Sale
After criticisms of Cheshire County Education Committee’s policy of earmarking sites for schools and then leaving them sterilized, Sale and District Divisional Education Executive decided at its monthly meeting on Monday to call for a report on the future school-building program in Sale.
Councillor FS Laughton complained about the untidy state of the Moorlands site, Broad Road, which, he said, is full of weeds and a menace to nearby gardens …
… Mr. Lister [Divisional Education Officer] said the development plan provided for the ultimate closure of St. Anne’s CE Infant School, and before this can be done there would have to be a new school. The sites would be used for junior and infant’s schools.
The Guardian - 24 October 1958
Two new schools too near, Council contend
Cheshire County Council are to be asked to receive a deputation from Sale Borough Council to discuss proposals to build two new schools near to each other at Sale Moor.
The Borough Council asked the County Council for details of the schools after receiving an application for residential development.
In reply, the County Council’s Clerk said the council’s development plan approved by the Ministry of Education envisaged the closure of St. Anne’s CE School and the adaptation of Springfield Primary School and Worthington Road Primary School. To allow the eventual closure of St. Anne’s School and to make up the deficiency in primary school accommodation, it would be necessary to build a new two-form entry infant school on the Temple Road site (at the end of James Street), together with a new complementary two-form entry junior school on the Moorlands site in Temple Road …