History of Cross School 1879-1959

Last night, Comunn Eachdraidh Nis launched the first volume of their publication on Cross School’s history which covers the years of 1879-1959. Chair of Comunn Eachdraidh Nis, Annie MacSween spoke briefly about the contents of the book and thanked those who were involved in collecting and collating the information for it.

The publication has 98 pages and five chapters – The Establishment of Formal Education, School Staff 1879-1959, Cross School pupils – poverty and hope, Between the Wars and Struggle and Freedom. Along with school photographs and photographs of past teachers and staff, it contains extracts from the Barvas School Board Minute Book and the school log books.  It is planned to produce another volume for the years 1960 to 2011 so keep your eyes and ears open for that.

A selection of school photographs were shown on the overhead projector throughout the night and tea and coffee was served too. At the moment, there has only been a limited number of copies of the book printed so please contact the Comunn Eachdraidh on 01851 810 377 or office@cenonline.org to enquire about ordering and buying. See my Facebook page for photographs!

About David Powell

Project Manager and Archivist with Tasglann nan Eilean Siar
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