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by janet on 7 February 2012 · 1 comment

Eva Savage: Half a century in Walkern School

Extract from an article in the May 1972 issue of the Walkern Journal

Of the several claims to fame of Miss Eva Savage, who can boast the wise age of 87 years, perhaps the greatest is that she worked for over half a century teaching in a single school ? and of course it was our own Walkern School! And who would have thought in these days of educational ?enlightenment? that during Eva Savage?s childhood the school starting age was not 5, not 4, but only 3 years; even that was not early enough for young Eva who, we are told, grew fed up with staying at home and started her own schooling at 2

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Ann Batham September 17, 2018 at 10:34 pm

I attended Walkern Primary school for approximately two years from the age of 4 years old to six years old between 1946 and 1948. I do not remember much about the school, but I have always remembered that the name of my teacher was Miss Savage, probably because while in her class i reached the dizzy academic heights of being awarded a book prize for being the top pupil of the “Tip Top” class. I remember there being at least six children in the class! Alas, I have never soared so high again throughout my school years.
Is it still possible to obtain a copy of the May 1972 issue of the Walkern Journal
Thank you
Ann Batham


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