Monday, 21 October 2013

Opening of new Free School premises

Good morning or good afternoon or good evening to you, wherever you are! 

Today is the 197th anniversary of the founding of the Penang Free School. We are just three years short of celebrating our alma mater's bicentenary.

So when was it that the Penang Free School relocated from the old Farquhar Street premises to the present Green Lane grounds? I had written previously that I would try and find out.

Well, I am very certain now. I can now confirm that the relocation of the old school took place on 9 January 1928 and not 9 January 1925. This was the extensive report that appeared in The Straits Echo newspaper of 10 January 1928:

To read the full report, click here.

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