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Acton Scott School Reunion for ex-Pupils

Issued by: The Acton Scott Estate

Hosted in the reception of Acton Scott's Historic Working Farm's visitor centre from 4 - 7pm on 2nd October 2010, the reunion is being organised by former pupils Mr Edward Jones, of Acton Scott Farm, and Mr Malcolm Smith, of Craven Arms.   

A brief history of the Old School, originally built by Francis Stackhouse Acton in the late 19th century to educate the children of the Parish, will be provided by Tom Acton and also Sarah Griffith. This will be followed by a tour of the recently refurbished and restored building.

Edward Jones said: "We very much hope former pupils will join us, to meet up with old friends and bring their photographs of their school days at Acton Scott. I am hoping we can contact as many ex-pupils as we are able, for what promises to be both an informative and special occasion."

Buffet tea / supper provided at a cost of £5.00 per person, payable on the day.  

Numbers are limited, please reply by 20th September to Edward Jones, Acton Scott Farm, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6QN, telephone 01694 781 260, email - [email protected] or Malcolm Smith, The Villa, Clunton, Craven Arms, SY7 OHP, telephone 01588 660 523, email [email protected]

Notes to editor:

Still part of the Acton Scott Estate, the former School is now the location for an excellent cafe serving home cooked food and snacks, on the Historic Working Farm. Its programme of restoration and refurbishment was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the European Regional Development Fund and Shropshire Council, with advice provided throughout the restoration process by the Acton family. The cafe, open daily Tuesday - Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, is also open to non-farm visitors during its open season (April to October).