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Tall Tales Will Be Told At Weber School

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Weber School opened on April 17, 1894 and will celebrate 125 years on April 6 and 7.

On that first day, 16 pupils were enrolled, eight girls and eight boys. There were eight in the infant class and eight in what was called the second class.

The first teacher at Weber School was Miss Harriett Lambert who stayed on as a teacher until 1896 and went on to marry Will Mabbett, the first school committee secretary, who had the Weber Post Office store.

For the first 35 years, the only way for pupils to get to school was by riding a horse or walking. A large number of pupils rode at least five miles there and back every day.

Photo: Weber School prepares for its 125th anniversary in early April.

For more on this and other great Hawke’s Bay stories go to hawkesbaytoday.co.nz

Posted: 13 March 2019




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