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The Charity School at Rumford, 1710 - 1834

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St Edward the Confessor Church

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The Charity School at Rumford, 1710 - 1834: A Tale of Brewers, Bibles and Bankrupts

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Speaker: Giles Drew. Headteacher, St Edward’s Secondary School 1992-2008

How the school was fortified with port in the 18thC and sustained on beer in the 19thC

Why its most generous benefactor, Joseph Bosworth, died in 1730 never intending to leave the school a penny

How the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Governor of Fort St George (and Gidea Hall) restored the school to solvency in 1748

How a finger in the sand in Madras in 1789 wrote a revolution in Britain

How the school was involved in the collapse of the Romford Agricultural Bank is 1826

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St Edward the Confessor Church

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Organiser of The Charity School at Rumford, 1710 - 1834

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