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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Uppingham School No. 1428 (RM of Springfield)

The Uppingham School District was established in April 1907 and a wood frame, one-room school was constructed at NE18-10-8E in the Rural Municipality of Springfield, on farm property belonging to Fred Fey. It opened for classes on 15 November 1908.

The school operated until June 1965 when its district was dissolved and the catchment area became part of the Anola Consolidated School District. The Uppingham building was moved to the site of McDavid School where it operated until 1968 when the Anola Elementary School opened. The area is now part of the Transcona-Springfield School Division.

Among the teachers of Uppingham School were Miss Lily Green (1907), Dorothy Elizabeth Balderstone Langton (?-1931), and Mrs. Mary Greenway (1965).

Uppingham School

Uppingham School (no date) by R. Goulet
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 115.

The buildings for McDavid School (left), Anola School (centre), and Uppingham School at the site of McDavid School

The buildings for McDavid School (left), Anola School (centre), and Uppingham School at the site of McDavid School (1968)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Architectural Survey, Anola.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.83285, W96.48081
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Anola School No. 1602 / Anola Fellowship Chapel (RM of Springfield)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: McDavid School No. 1234 (RM of Springfield)


Vivian West topographic map, 62H/16 West, Edition 2, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].

Springfield: 1st Rural Municipality in Manitoba, 1873-1973 by Dugald Women's Institute, 1974, pages 315-316.

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.

Obituary [Dorothy Elizabeth Balderstone Langton (1907-2006)], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 February 2006, page 32.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 August 2023

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