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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Giltedge School No. 1678 (RM of Grey)

A monument marks the site of Giltedge School, which opened in May 1913, in a building on the northeast quarter of 27-9-4 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Grey. Closed for eight years due to low student enrollment in the late 1940s and early 1950s, it reopened then closed permanently in July 1966. The district was dissolved and its catchment area became part of the Elm Creek Consolidated School District No. 812. The former school building was moved to Fannystelle where it was renovated into a private residence. The monument was erected in 1992, for the Elm Creek centennial year, and dedicated to the pioneers, teachers, and students of Giltedge School.

Among the teachers of Giltedge School were Miss I. M. Allward (1913), Miss K. Walmsley (1914), Miss Rose Frederickson (1914), Jean Connell, Lulu Wall, L. Riley, Mary Bruce, Jennie Munro, Miss Bigelow, Doris Cook, Lucy Brooks, Doreen Flynn, Maggie Parker, Vera Royle, Miss Susan Raison (1941), Miss Crowe, Mrs. Webster, Mrs. E. Ward, Mrs. Rod, Miss H. Bates, Miss Fern Bottrell, Miss Lois Metcalfe, Miss Olga Klassen, Miss Georgina Last, Miss Carol Gray, Mrs. Helen McKay, and Mrs. Ina McIntyre (1961-1966).

Giltedge School

Giltedge School (no date) by A. J. Manning
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 15.

Giltedge School commemorative monument

Giltedge School commemorative monument (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.77591, W97.91467
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

A Century of Memories: Elm Creek Centennial History Book, 1892-1992 edited by Doug and Hazel Frost. [Legislative Library of Manitoba, F5649.E46 Cen]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 January 2021

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