Besthorpe Boys Boarding School In The 1870s

A Memory of Askern

I am researching my family history and found that my great-grandfather John Futtit was a pupil and boarder at the Besthorpe boys' school, the family had moved from Askern to Cottam in Nottinghamshire to farm, but even though John was born in Askern his life was spent in Cottam, but his father sent him to private school in Askern.
At this time Askern was a spa village I gather and was quite famous for people taking the water, but the coming of the coal Mmne changed the dynamics of the village.

A memory shared by Ann Rees , on Oct 22nd, 2010.

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