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Stedham school celebrates 125th anniversary of county council

Cllr Gordon McAra, right, presenting Stedham Primary School with an engraved paper weight to celebrate the 125th birthday of West Sussex County Council. Receiving the gift, pupils Maria McWilliams, 11, and Tara Reeve, ten, and headteacher Sally Dreckmann PICTURE BY KATE SHEMILT C140504-2

Cllr Gordon McAra, right, presenting Stedham Primary School with an engraved paper weight to celebrate the 125th birthday of West Sussex County Council. Receiving the gift, pupils Maria McWilliams, 11, and Tara Reeve, ten, and headteacher Sally Dreckmann PICTURE BY KATE SHEMILT C140504-2

MIDHURST councillor Gordon McAra is making his way around schools in the area to commemorate the 125th anniversary of West Sussex County Council.

Having started with Stedham Primary School, anniversary celebrations will see Cllr McAra visiting four more schools and presenting them with an engraved paperweight.

Every county councillor will be making similar visits across the district.

Stedham headteacher Sally Dreckmann said: “West Sussex County Council are celebrating their 125th anniversary, so to commemorate this, all West Sussex schools are being presented with an engraved paperweight.

Some 125 years ago, the chairman of the council was the Duke of Richmond and Gordon.

Other members of the authority included The Duke of Norfolk, Earl of March and Lord Leconfield, and the first meeting was on April 4, 1889.

 

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