OLD DEVONPORT . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: February 15 2016.
Webpage updated: March 15, 2016

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN OLD DEVONPORT

DEVONPORT SCHOOL BOARD

The first Devonport School Board was formed on Tuesday January 24th 1871.

Those elected by the population to serve on the Board were:  Mr C Row (Wesleyan), 2,281 votes; Mr J Angear (Liberal Churchman), 2,054 votes; Major Lakin (Wesleyan), 1,946 votes; Rev. J Vaughan (Independent Calvanist), 1,524 votes; Rev. J Bullen (Conservative Churchman), 1,322 votes; Rev. F Bellamy (Conservative Churchman), 1,258 votes; Mr G G H E Rundle (Conservative Churchman), 1,088 votes; Mr L P Metham (Liberal Churchman), 968 votes; Mr J May (Leaguer), 892 votes; Rev. W Cross (Liberal Churchman), 761 votes; and Mr J Rolston (Leaguer), 673 votes.  There were 22 other candidates, the lowest vote being pulled by Mr W Hawke, 7 votes.

The Board in 1878 consisted of Mr Joseph May (Chairman), Mr John W Ryder (vice-chairman), the Rev. John D Bullen, Mr Lorenzo P Metham, the Rev. Pitt Johnson, Mr Henry M Daly, Dr John Rolston, Mr John Frederick, Mr Henry Moorshead, the Rev. Henry Holmes, and Mr Charles Henry Bennett with Mr J J E Venning as Clerk.

For the salary scales introduced by the Devonport School Board from April 1st 1900 - NOT AVAILABLE YET.

The following Schools were built and opened by the School Board (in order of opening): Ford Board School (1873); Morice Town Board School (1874); Cherry Garden Street later York Street Board School (1874); Stoke Board School (1875); Cornwall Street Board School (1876); Cambridge Road Board School (1895); Stuart Road Board School (1893)l; Johnston Terrace Board School (1898); Devonport Victoria Road Board School (1900) and Montpelier Board School (1901).

Devonport School Board was abolished on Tuesday March 31st 1903.