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school, Thursby
locality:-   Thursby
civil parish:-   Thursby (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   school
coordinates:-   NY32675023 (?) 
1Km square:-   NY3250
10Km square:-   NY35
references:-   OS County Series

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 29 4) 
source data:-   Maps, County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.
"Endowed School"
In the middle of the green 

evidence:-   old itinerary:- Johnson 1908 (Roads/Cum) 
source data:-   Itinerary, Route 42 reverse in Roads Made Easy by Picture and Pen, Carlisle to Kendal, through The Lakes, by Claude Johnson, edited by Lord Montagu, published by The Car Illustrated, 168 Piccadilly, London, 1908.
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item:-  private collection : 268.13
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Thomas Tomlinson, born here, died in America, 1802. He left money to support the teaching of ten poor children in the parish. In 1838 the broad curiculum could be extended, for 10/6 extra, to include navigation, astronomy and the use of maps. The old school bell has gone to the new school.
It customary for the master to be given a goose for Christmas, having been delivered, with a ribbon round its neck, it would walk around the classroom for the rest of the day.

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