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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. George’s Wakefield Anglican Church and Cemetery (RM of St. Andrews)

Next to this Anglican church in the Rural Municipality of St. Andrews is a miniature model built by the Petersen (Bell) family of Clandeboye in honour of the 100th anniversary of St. George’s Wakefield Anglican Church, unveiled on 6 November 2004.

A building adjacent to the church, used as a classroom, is the former Parkdale School No. 1927. Established in April 1918, the school operated until around 1959.

St. George’s Wakefield Anglican Church

St. George’s Wakefield Anglican Church (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of the St. George’s Wakefield Anglican Church

Interior of the St. George’s Wakefield Anglican Church (February 2018)
Source: George Penner

The former Parkdale School building

The former Parkdale School building (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Parkdale School

Parkdale School (no date) by H. D. Cumming
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 61.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.27422, W96.97562
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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 Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 November 2019

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