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Our Visit to Ackworth School


Believe it or not, this was a colour photograph taken on our journey to Ackworth

Bill and I were invited up to visit the Ackworth School near Pontefract last Friday so we took a day off from work and skedaddled up to the glorious countryside that is Yorkshire. You may not know that that is where I was born so it does have fond associations.We have a planned trip to this lovely place in June when we are going to view the extraordinary sampler collection during our Together We Stitch Weekend at Leeds City Hilton

We were given a very warm welcome by Heather Jones who warmed us up with a pot of tea and a Jammy Dodger or two before we set off on a tour of the school.  What a marvellous place – it was teaming with children of all ages and all seemed to be having a wonderful time! There are 600 pupils at the school of which over 100 are boarders.


A view of Ackworth School from the gardens

Ackworth School was founded in 1779 by John Fothergill on behalf of The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) although the buildings date from 1725. The priciples of the Quakers is still part of school life.


I wonder how many little feet have wandered these corridors!

Coffee here!

This is where we will be having our coffee during our visit……..

We will be spending time at the school as part of our weekend which is filling quickly so if you would like to join us, please get in touch. Places are limited because of the coach and thee facilities at Ackworth.

Date posted: Thursday, February 14, 2013


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