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Lytham St.Annes, Lancashire, England


Kilgrimol School, Clifton Drive, St.Annes


Kilgrimol School For Boys, Clifton Drive South , was founded by John Allen B.P.A., in 1875.

Kilgrimol School, Clifton Drive, St.Annes c1905

Kilgrimol School, Clifton Drive, St.Annes, viewed from a sand dune in the Bromley Road area c1905
Kilgrimol School, Clifton Drive, St.Annes, viewed from a sand dune in the Bromley Road area c1905





A classroom at Kilgrimol School, Clifton Drive, St.Annes

By 1893, the principal was James F.Davenport L.C.P. and by 1924, C.Bertram-Stinson B.A. (Hons) Lond.F.C.I.  

  Preston Herald - Saturday 19 December 1903

LYTHAM AND ST ANNES. Kilgrimol School. —The tenth annual prize distribution and entertainment in connection with Kilgrimol School, St. Annes, took place in the Public Hall, on Monday evening Mr. F J Davenport, the principal, in his report, stated that out of 27 boys who entered the examination for the certificates of the College of Preceptors, 25 had passed, and during the last five years 108 had passed out of 112. The report in general was very encouraging, and Mr Davenport took the opportunity of thanking his staff for the earnest way they had seconded his efforts, which had contributed in no small degree to success the of the school.

Alderman J. Heap J.P., C.C., chairman the Blackpool Education Committee in presenting the prizes said no boy, at any age, was fully equipped for international competition of the present kind unless he knew some other language than his own. He thought perhaps the most profitable language from a commercial standpoint would be that of the German Empire.

He was fully convinced that for English boys there was no greater study at the present time the study of the German language because whatever we might think and do as nation, educationally, we might lake it for granted we had got to grapple with the educational system of that country, and if had to keep ourselves in an up-to-date position and be able to deal commercially and educationally with those people we should have to follow largely their methods in that respect, because in secondary training, higher and university education, they were very much in advance ourselves.

He was surprised to see them at the evening classes in Germany learning typewriting and shorthand. Moreover, he never went into a single school where there was a single boy or girl that was not learning English. Until had established that pitch in cur own country, we could never be said to have done our duty educationally. He wanted in every school in this country every boy and girl learning some useful foreign language well our own (hear, hear). Germany had realised it. The sooner we realised it the better.


Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Saturday 11 February 1928

Premises in Clifton Drive South, St. Annes-on-Sea, for many years known Kilgrimol School, are in the hands of Messrs. J. Entwistle and Co., who will bring them to auction next Wednesday. They are considered adaptable for hydro, private hotel, or convalescent home.

The school closed in 1927. The building was converted into St.Anne's District Club which officially opened 23 May 1931. The playground was replaced by the present bowling green.