Fairhaven High School for Girls, Lytham
Fairhaven High School for Girls c1904; roll over the
image to see the same building in the early 1990s.
Fairhaven Ladies High School was founded
about 1897 and soon after became Fairhaven High School for
Girls. It was on Clifton Drive, Fairhaven, Lytham, near the
corner of Lake Road. The Principal, Fanny Millen, had been a foreign language
teacher at Lytham Collegiate in the early 1890s.
People resident at Fairhaven High School for
Girls on the day of the 1901 Census (31st March) and their ages:
Fanny Millen, 33 (principal)
Agnes Millen, 20 (teacher/Fanny's sister)
Annie Baker, 13 (boarder)
Grace E Barker, 11 (boarder)
Daisy W Bowker, 12 (boarder)
Edith Dale, 13 (boarder)
Elsie Dale, 10 (boarder)
Maria L Hall, 20 (teacher)
Elsie V Hargreaves, 15 (boarder)
Rose B Leddy, 11 (boarder)
Violet Leddy, 13 (boarder)
Lois Marsden, 17 (boarder)
Nora S Marsden, 17 (boarder)
Gertrude A Plant, 11 (boarder)
Ether Rainer, 17 (boarder)
Samuel Wolstenholme, 9 (boarder)
Ellen Callum, 24 (servant)
Ellen Cassy, 19 (servant)
SCHOOL PRINCIPAL MARRIED.
MISS MILLEN OF FAIRHAVEN.
Miss Millen, principal of Fairhaven
High School, was married by license last week, to Councillor D. H. Speight, of
York. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Canon, Hawkins, assisted by the Rev.
T, W. Pym, and was of a private character. The Prayer Book used by the bride was
that used by her great-grandfather in 1811.
Only a few members of the family
were present. On the return from church the pupils drank the health of the bride
and bridegroom. Mr. and Mrs. Speight had a hearty send-off from Ansdell Station
with fog-signals and ringing cheers. A small
fancy dress dance for the pupils took place at the school in the
Mrs. Speight will conduct the
school exactly as before, with the assistance of her sisters, Miss Millen and Miss
Agnes M. Millen. St.Annes Express, 26 October 1910