Friday, January 10, 2014

Callowland Boys School, Watford and its first headmaster

Class 3, Callowland Boys School, Leavesden Road, Watford, 1920

There must be a number of people now living in Watford who will have known some of the boys in this picture - so can anyone help to put a few names to faces (Higher resolution picture available on main web site.) The card has the words "Percy Cupid, born October 1907" written on the back but no boy is marked on the picture - and I could find no obvious Percy Cupid in the 1911 census.

Click here for short biographies of  Edwin Ashby, headmaster of the Boys School, and Annie Mary Gardner, headmistress of the Girls School further down Leavesden Road.


  1. Do you know if there are any school photos or records available for the school on Ashby Road for the period 1910-1922? I know a Cyril lewis went there and am trying to find out more. many thanks

    1. If the official school records have survived they are most likely to be at HALS, the Hertfordshire Archive and Library Service, at County Hall, Hertford. However you may find some information in the Local Studies section of Watford Centrl Library


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