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Topic: Was anyone ever taught by May Eplett at Golden hill school?
lizzie Richards
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Was anyone ever taught by May Eplett at Golden hill school?
on: March 21, 2012, 21:28

Hi Everyone

I was facinated to find this site because both my mother's parents were born and brought up in Goldenhill, although they moved away in the 1930's.

However my Great Aunt May Eplett was headmistress at on of the primary schools in Goldenhill (I think it was attached to St john's church) and I remember visiting her there on several occassions during the 1960's just before she retired.

I would love to hear any stories or memories that anyone has of her or "The Collinsons" who were my Maternal Great grandmothers family.

I would also be interested if anyone could tell me anything about a small chapel near Acres Nook, my greatgreatgreat grandfather, Edward Eplett is apparently buried there – I recently visited the area but could find no trace of any chapel, so any information as to where it is or what happened to it would be of interest.


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Re: Was anyone ever taught by May Eplett at Golden hill school?
on: March 22, 2012, 15:50

Hello Lizzie, my name is David wood and I have written a few articles about Goldenhill and Sandyford.

I have attached some links showing the old Latebrook Baptist Chapel which is on Broadfield Road, it has been used as farm store for many years now.

As far as I know, no one is buried in the back garden of the chapel.

Also the place was only built in 1870 and closed for worship in 1956.

My family worshipped there until the day it closed.

My sister and I were dedicated ( named/Christened ) there.

There was a baptism well in there when it was in use as a chapel.

To my knowledge apart from the old mission in Linehouses , there aren't any more chapels around there.

The article in which I have mentioned your family, I have spelled it as EPTLETT, which is in the old trade directories.

Further, a few weeks ago someone wrote to this site saying that it was the correct spelling even though most people referred to the sisters as EPLETT.

I have looked everywhere for that post but cannot find it.

I didn't attend Church Infants, I went to the infants at the senior school but I knew of them.

See what you think of this and reply if you wish, always happy to help.

David Wood

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Re: Was anyone ever taught by May Eplett at Golden hill school?
on: May 4, 2012, 14:59

Hi. I was taught by Miss Eplett at the St Johns Infants School. I started at the school in about 1949 and stayed there for about3 years. Also at the school was a teacher named Mrs Joynson. When we first went there at aged 5 we had lunch(I went home for lunch)we had a drink of orange juice. When we came back after lunch small camp beds were put out for us and we all had a sleep in the afternoon. When it was our birthday we stood on a chair and given a diamond shaped piece of wood with lit candles in it and everyone sang happy birthday to us. A friend of mine was born on the same day as me so we held the wood between us, We all had our own peg to hang our coats on, mine had a picture of a rocking horse on it.

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