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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Aston Villa School No. 1727 (Faulkner, RM of Grahamdale)

The Aston Villa School District was established formally in March 1913 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NE17-28-9W in what would later become the Rural Municipality of Grahamdale. In 1967, the district was dissolved and its catchment area became part of the Lakeshore School Division. The former school building stands near the original site, on the opposite side of the road, at N51.39629, W98.67873. School registers are on display at the nearby Faulkner Community Centre (N51.42216, W98.66485).

Among the teachers of Aston Villa School were Professor La Combe, Mrs. Hall, Miss Doern, Miss Waterman, Miss Saunders, Miss Brooks, Miss Roth, Miss L. Cook, Miss Jessett, Miss McWilliams, Miss McLaren, Miss Fraser, Miss Webster, Miss Carrick, Miss Chappell, Miss Dring, Miss Karandiuk, Miss Penner, Miss Klym, Miss Nystrom, Miss Peters, Miss Coomber, Mrs. H. Plohman, Mrs. E. Deighton, Mr. Smith, Miss Olds, Miss Cooper, Mrs. McGinnis, Miss Unrau, Mr. Clark, and Mrs. W. Reading.

Aston Villa School

Aston Villa School (no date) by J. H. Plewes
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 24.

Aston Villa School

Aston Villa School (no date)
Source: Faulkner Community Centre

Former Aston Villa School building

Former Aston Villa School building (July 2014)
Source: Alan Mason

Former Aston Villa School building

Former Aston Villa School building (August 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Interior of the former Aston Villa School building

Interior of the former Aston Villa School building (August 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.39891, W98.67986
denoted by symbol on the map above


Steep Rock topographic map, 62O/7, Edition 1, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].

Hardship and Happiness, Interlake Pioneers (Steep Rock), 1974, pages 88-89.

One Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganization and Dissolution (1871-1971) by Mary B. Perfect, MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, April 1978.

We thank Alan Mason and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 October 2020

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