1st Edition

Schools in an Urban Community A Study of Carbrook 1870-1965

By Cheryl Parsons Copyright 1978
    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1978, Schools in an Urban Community is an ethnography of the Carbrook and Hill Top area of the Attercliffe district of Sheffield before it was cleared for redevelopment. The book provides an in depth look at the community and schools of the area and provides a valued contribution to the field of social history. Using interviews with former pupils, log books and questionnaires from the local community, the book provides a valuable resource for educationists and urban historians, as well as providing a detailed examination of the relations between school and community.

    General editor’s preface


    1. The Development and Nature of the Attercliffe

    2. Carbrook National School and the First Board School, 1870-5

    3. The Carbrook Schools in Years of Depression and Unrest 1875-96

    4. A School Born in the 1890s: Tinsley Park Road Memories of Schooldays at Carbrook National and Board Schools 1896-1914

    6. Poverty and the People of the Carbrook 1898-1914

    7. The War and the Post-War Years

    8. The Community and Schools During the Inter-War Depression

    9. Teachers’ and Pupils Reminiscences of the 1920s and 1930s

    10. The Closing Years of Hill Top and Carbrook




    Cheryl Parsons