The Old East End School
|From the Anguilla Local News - Site Map.|
The old East End School is no longer used for classes, but it still remains an anchor in the community. The single 50ft by 30ft classroom was built on wooden piles, using lumber and shingles carried from St. Kitts. This structure became a school and later a monument, which survived many hurricanes. Its sturdiness enabled it to substitute as a school in 1995 when Luis severely damaged the new primary school.
The school has produced a number of prominent Anguillians some of which include: Mr. James Ronald Webster, Mr. Osbourne Fleming, Mr. Felix Fleming, Mr. Vivien Vanterpool and Mrs. Idahlia Gumbs.
If you would like to know more about the school, read Mr. Colville Petty's book: A SCHOOL AND ITS COMMUNITY: The East End School 1917-1974. This work recounts the tales and experiences in the old East End school. If one would like a copy, it can be purchased at the Anguilla Drug Store or borrowed from our Public Library.
The Old East End School was indeed a vital element in the advancement of the the community and its people. The motto still remains evident throughout the community and its alumni: "NEVER SAY FAIL".
Directions: From the gas station in The Valley, head east toward the Farrington and Sandy Hill. Take the right fork at the roundabout. Continue straight into East End Village where you will see the old school in front of the new primary school and tennis court.
Guest article by Tara CarterRevised: May 16, 1998
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