Prize book c.1911

Posted by Berkhamsted Admin on 08 Nov 2023

Modified by Berkhamsted Admin on 09 Nov 2023

prize book

The remains of a pressed peacock feather was found between the pages of A Child's Garden of Verse by Robert Louis Stevenson. Illustrated by Charles Robinson, it was awarded to Annie Gander in 1911, as a prize for good general work in Form I. The bookplate is signed by Beatrice Harris, Headmistress 1897-1917.

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When Edna Batchelor was at Berkhamsted Girls' Grammar School, her daily commute would mean a cycle ride from Little Gaddesden each morning to get to school. 'Needlecraft in the School' by Margaret Swanson was the Eileen Smith Needlework prize, presented to Edna in October, 1919 by the then Headmistress Gladys R. Sowels. Some of the original embroidery silks, still vibrant after a hundred years, were tucked inside.

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