Leeds nostalgia: Roll call for former pupils of soon-to-close 300-year-old Yorkshire school

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It was a sad day for staff, pupils and locals when officials announced recently that Horton-In-Ribblesdale C of E Primary School, Brackenbottom Lane, Horton-In-Ribblesdale, was to close because of a falling roll.

At present the school has just 12 pupils. Without entering into the politics of how that came about and whether it could have been avoided, the school contacted us this week to ask that we put out an appeal to help find the oldest former pupil.

Christine Eccleston, administrator, said: “Horton School is due to close at the end of this term. Prior to that we intend to have an exhibition about the history of this 300 year old establishment.

“We are looking to find the oldest surviving ex pupil of Horton School and would like to hear from anyone out there who attended the school.”

She added: “We would also like to advertise the exhibition which will be on from July 18 to 21 and will be open to the public from 3.30pm to 4.30pm on each of those days.”

The school was founded in 1725 and has served generations of Yorkshire families down the years.

If you can help with the appeal, contact Christine on 01729 860282.

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