Help researcher to solve mystery of pupil Kitty Crews

PUBLISHED: 14:48 04 October 2008 | UPDATED: 14:42 09 April 2010

I am researching some photographs dating from 1914-15, taken by Ruth Barber who was a pupil at The Grange, a boarding school for girls in Buxton, Derbyshire. A number of her fellow pupils and teachers are named on the reverse of these photographs and som

I am researching some photographs dating from 1914-15, taken by Ruth Barber who was a pupil at The Grange, a boarding school for girls in Buxton, Derbyshire. A number of her fellow pupils and teachers are named on the reverse of these photographs and some of these names match up with names and addresses recorded in Ruth's address book for the same period. One such person is Kitty Crews who lived at Henbartie (or Henbantie) Hartely Road, Exmouth (I have taken the spelling from Ruth's address book). This may be Kate M Crews who appears on the 1901 Census return, aged 11, and who was born in Exmouth, Devon. A detail of her photograph is attached. I wonder whether I might appeal through your newspaper for anyone who may be related to or who has any knowledge of her life before and after she left the school to contact me, either by post or by e-mail on Jsparrowcat@aol.com. The Grange no longer exists but it would be nice to find out what became of some of its pupils and mistresses. Jill E Sparrow (Miss), Birch Cottage, 59 Alfreton Road, South Normanton, Derbyshire, DE55 2AP.


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