The Methodist Schoolroom
has been meeting in the Methodist Schoolroom for three years
now. Members may be interested to see how the Schoolroom was
originally intended to be used. The following information was
printed in three leaflets by John Bee, who worked as a printer
in Tickhill from the 1840s to the 1890s. He used a small
printing press operated by a foot treadle and produced a range
of handbills, notices and booklets from his premises first in
Northgate then in Castlegate The late Jessie Newborn copied out
the contents of the leaflets, reproduced here courtesy of her
brother Frank Newborn.
of the Wesleyan Day Schools Tickhill
JULY 15 1845
will be preached by
JAMES BROMLEY (Late of Doncaster Circuit)
commence at half past ten in the Morning
past six o’clock in the evening
on the same
opened in Mr Hancock’s Large room, from Twelve in the Morning
Seven in the
Evening. Consisting of plain and ornamental articles.
the Articles sold to be devoted to the Expenses of the building
of the above School.
First Day 1/- each, to be returned in the purchase of any
article to that amount.
Tickhill Wesleyan Day School for Children of all
school will be open to children of all denominations.
children will be at liberty to attend any Sabbath School or
place of worship preferred by their parents.
in all the common branches of reading, writing and arithmetic
etc will be given by a thoroughly trained teacher at a VERY
religious instruction and moral character of the children will
be carefully attended to.
of the Rising Generation are respectfully solicited to give
their countenance to this liberal and Christian School.
Tickhill Oct 8 1845
Committee beg to inform the inhabitants of Tickhill and its
neighbourhood, that they have engaged a Master from the Glasgow
Training Seminary to conduct their school which will open on Mon
Oct 20th 1845.
better information of the public it may be necessary to state
that the Course of Instruction embraces Bible Training, Reading,
Writing, Mental and Written Arithmetic, English Grammar,
History, Geography, the Elements of Astronomy and the Sciences
generally, and Vocal Music according to Hullah’s method. The
whole course of lessons will be conducted on the mode of
‘Picturing out in words’, assisted by Illustrations.
of this Institution is to promote the general welfare of the
Town and neighbourhood by placing within the reach of labouring
classes especially, a sound and useful, moral, religious and
intellectual education for their children; in order that they
may rise to maturity, virtuous, intelligent, loyal and
QUARTER, IN ADVANCE
yrs - 4/- From 9-12 yrs - 6/- Twelve years
upwards - 7/6
poor 5 –12 yrs - 2/6 Above 12 - 3/6
and other apparatus used in the school and retained there will
be found gratuitously; but pens, pencils and copybooks will be
charged. The children will be required to attend the Wesleyan
Chapel, or some other place of worship, every Sabbath.
Committee will be in attendance in the New School Room to enrol
the names of children on Friday 17 inst from 4 – 5 o’clock and
from 6 – 7 in the Evening.