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№ 18


12 December 2017

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LANCASHIRE, Leyland, Golden Hill School, a silver medal for Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee, 1887, by W.H. Watts, names of the founder and current Master and Mistress, rev. names of the eight trustees, 44mm, 38.00g (W & E p.100 [not seen]). Matt surfaces, extremely fine £40-60

The Balshaw School at Golden Hill, named after Richard Balshaw (1725-1811), was founded, it would appear, in June 1782, not 1784 as the medal would imply. The school, called Golden Hill, continued until the 1920s when work started on building a new school. This continues to flourish as Balshaw's Church of England High School. In 1887 the current Master was John de Pennington (Head Master from 1870 to 1899) and the current Mistress was Annie McGregor