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Fulneck School, Fulneck, Girls Entrance, Pudsey (Pudsey)
Colour image2000/2001 View of Fulneck School in Fulneck, showing the girls side. The school was built by the Moravian Community who had settled in Fulneck. It was designed to provide education for the sons and daughters of Moravian Ministers and missionaries. The school was established here in 1753, and even in the early days the education of girls was valued by the church. Nowadays, Fulneck School is an independent school with christian values catering for pupils from nursery age to sixth form level.
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Fulneck School, Funleck, Boy's Entrance, Pudsey (Pudsey) (1 comment)
Colour image2000/2001 View of Fulneck School, showing the original boy's entrance. The school, located in Fulneck, was founded in 1753. At that time the education provided here was for the son's and daughters of the ministers and missionaries of the Moravian Church, Communities belonging to the Moravian Church, initially from Moravia in the Czech Republic, had become established in the United Kingdom, including this area of Pudsey now known as Fulneck. The Kelly's Directory of the West Riding of Yorkshire for 1908 lists both the Moravian Boarding School for Young Gentlemen and the Moravian Boarding School for Young Ladies. The education of girls had been encouraged over the centuries. Nowadays, Fulneck School is an independent christian school catering for pupils between the ages of 3 and 18, providing modern facilities and a varied programme of learning.
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Richard Oastler, portrait , engraved by J. Posselwhite from a painting by B. Garside (Unknown)
Black & White imageUndated. Portrait of Richard Oastler, the Leeds-born campaigner for factory reform known as the 'Factory King'. Born on 20th December 1789, he was the youngest of 10 children of linen merchant Robert Oastler; his education took place at Fulneck Moravian School before he began training to be an architect, which he was forced to quit due to failing eyesight. After a spell as a commission agent he succeeded his father as steward of Thomas Thornhill's estate at Fixby near Huddersfield. He had long been an advocate of the abolition of slavery but it was a meeting with Bradford worsted manufacturer John Wood in 1830 that led to the campaigning he is most noted for, that of the reform of the factory system, particularly in regard to the employment of children; he supported the 10-hour movement which sought to restrict children to a 10-hour working day. Despite being a staunch Tory his campaigning did not go down well with many of his peers as it led to him being sacked by Thomas Thornhill and sent to the Fleet Prison for unpaid debts in 1840. It was three years before his supporters had raised the funds to secure his release. He continued to campaign afterwards and achieved some success with the Factory Act of 1847 which restricted children employed in cotton mills to a 10-hour day, but it was not until after his death that this was extended to include children's employment in all factories. Oastler died in Harrogate in 1861 and was buried in St. Stephen's Church at Kirkstall.
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