|THIS IS OUR 'OLD' HOME PAGE ; click the clock to go to the Main Home Page when ready|
Rhodes over 20
years ago ~
The Old School
Folk Museum & Family History Centre
inside The Old School
manned entirely by friendly volunteers ~~ and we need more !
Grade II Listed built 1859 * * * click here for full image
or HERE to see our new case! . . . . Thanks Ken!
the oldest former council school in Hull
still used for educational purposes
|On a PC or laptop, F11 views Full Screen : Dump the Side Menu for Tablet Browsing,|
Click the bar of chocolate to see a History of The Old School
Accessing Our Site
There are several ways to access all of it, either by
clicking on any of the buttons in the left-hand menu
or via the many other 'links' scattered around this page.
For family historians, there are the lists of graves in
St James' and St Peter's churchyards,
pages on the history of both churches, and the photo collections
from past vicars and headmasters plus written archives of local families.
For Social Historians, we have a veritable 'museum' of folk history,
with hundreds of artefacts on view representing
every-day village life in decades past.
If you happen to have reached this page directly and
the side menu is not yet visible, you can click
the green button below to access it.
Several links are also on the inter-active aerial views
of each village, shown just below here. Clicking on the
Churchyard in Sutton goes directly to the list of graves,
or clicking on the Village Hall in Wawne goes to their website.
Viewing this site on a mobile phone is problematic; even
tablet browsing is not easy, but being able to knock off the
side menu (you can 'slide' the menu out of the way to the left),
use your phone in 'landscape' mode and just
use the buttons below helps a little.
such as the
you'll find that various areas and buildings are 'clickable'.
If the mouse arrow changes to a hand with a pointing finger, try clicking it ....
Convert this aerial image to a Street Map showing main buildings;
use Backspace key to return to aerial view. All the links in this IMAGEMAP, except St Peter's Church,
leave this site and then open in a new browser window.
Additional to the Image Map above, with it's clickable links, there's a Wawne photo website, by Barbara ... excellent!
A QUICK NOTE ABOUT TABLET
AND PHONE BROWSING :
A couple of our experimental videos ...
just trying the sounds,
trying to capture the mood of
St James' churchyard, are at the bottom
of the Photos Page, after GALLERY 4.
DVD out NOW !!
click to see more details
of this 80-min DVD
of Merrill Rhodes' book can
also now be purchased as a
digital download for just £5.
click here to download a
short PowerPoint file
(15Mb in 20 slides)
for a preview of contents;
More details, formats, etc, on our
note: this DVD is made for
computers, PCs and laptops;
not suitable for TV
or domestic DVD players.
Here in the Museum inside the Old School
WE HAVE RECORDS awaiting your examination !
Some 22 books of photos of Sutton, and 5 of Wawne, in decades past, many dating back to before the First War, have all been archived and card-indexed for easy searching. As donations of new photos come in, they are archived and added to the collection, so it continues to grow year on year.
Additionally, there are our copies of the old School Registers, dating from late Victorian days to around 1972, shortly before the school closed.
The final four years were lost when they suffered a flood at the new St James' School on Dorchester Road.
Sutton School Registers
the view from the top
is to be found on our
ONLINE eBOOKS PAGE
BELLRINGERS REQUIRED !!
Are you a reasonably fit adult?
Could you ring a bell ? Recruits required to build up our team of bellringers for St James' church.
Anyone can apply, novices welcome; 10 yrs old and above welcome if accompanied by an adult.
We need 6 bellringers, training given. It's great fun. Come and join us!
Practice night is alternate Fridays. Apply to Gwyneth Moffatt on 377595.
by the Met
exist for new
add to our
MUSEUM VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED
in the Sutton & Wawne Museum and Family History Research Centre
Hours can be as little as 2 hours per month, or more if you wish,
on Fridays when we're open from 10am till 2pm.
Many of our Volunteers typically help for two hours, once or
twice a month, say 10 till 12, or 12 till 2pm, on a rota.
An interest in Family History and a general enthusiasm
for the history of our area, plus a willingness to help in all aspects
of our museum, helping with refreshments for visitors and setting
up displays, are all that is needed to join our existing friendly team.
Please enquire by calling into the museum on Fridays, and
ask for Liz or June, or email us via the button link in the menu.