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The Rhos Street School project

Rhos Street School - Arnold Hughes

Rhos Street British School (the origins)- A. Fletcher


A distinguished 19th century headteacher

 J.D Jones - A. Fletcher

In 2018 Rhos Street School moved from its home of 170 years to a state-of-the-art new building at Glasdir.

In recognition of this a small team of researchers from the RLHS are investigating the school's history - a wonderful mix of educational development, personal memory and old photographs.

If any reader thinks that they would like to contribute a little, even if it is only a date for a photograph, for example, please contact:

The content of these pages will expand over the coming months.

While we know little about some of these photographs, they form a good record of some aspects of social history, and changes in dress, demeanour and prosperity are evident.


Please contact us if you can add any information.

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This remarkable photograph from 1926 has recently been found.

The occasion was a party after a football match between Rhos Street and Borthyn schools. The location is by the former railway embankment in Cae Gwynach (now Castle Park residential area). Was a similar photograph taken of the Borthyn children?

The event was organised by the Royal and Ancient Order of Buffaloes - the members are wearing their insignia.

From left to right, the Buffs are as follows:

Arthur Tyldesley : TJ Williams , butcher : ST Jones : JE Edwards , Headmaster : Unidentified : Joe Malley : P Roberts, shoemaker : W Williams : R T^Roberts , printer : Unidentified : Unidentified : DT Thomas, painter ans fireman : G Evans : Rowland H Jones , Mayor : Mrs Jones : Mrs Griffiths : Baldwin Griffiths, Town Clerk :Unidentified : Unidentified : TH Morris : Inspector Harvey , TEDW : Edward Williams, Gamekeeper : D Davies : RO Jones : F Hodson :  H Joyce, jeweller : R Jones : William Davies.

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