29.12.08 Ruth Schofield (née Palmby) writes: While researching family history I have discovered that my father Robert (Bob) Palmby was a pupil at Soham Grammar School in 1911. I am uncertain as to the date he started there. He was born in 1897 and joined the Royal Navy in 1915. I believe the photo (see above) may have been taken at the school possibly about 1912. My father is standing on the left.
I would be most interested to see if anything is held in the archives about my father's schooling, including anything about his guardianship as I believe, when not at school, he was living in the household of his grandmother Louisa Bunting - an address somewhere in Newmarket I think.
20.03.09: Frank Haslam has had a look at the Admission Register and found the following - see entry 481:
481 - Robert Palmby - Date of application for admission Ap 1 09 - Date of Admission Ap 27 09 - Last place of School Exning Council - Date of withdrawal April 7 1913 - Age at date of admission 12.2+ - Birth Feb 14 1897
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