Milntown School

From 1898 until 1911 William Bell Christian’s widow, Vio, with her daughters Rita and May, ran a girls’ boarding school at Milntown. It was referred to as ‘Home School for the Daughters of Gentlemen’.

Its prospectus gives us an idea of the regime that the daughters were expected to abide by and punctual attendance at the beginning of every term was required, something their parents were earnestly requested to help with. Sea bathing was available for those girls with whom it agreed, and we learn that ‘Mrs Christian, from time to time spends the holidays on the Continent…and is pleased on these occasions to take charge of pupils whose parents may desire it’.

The Milntown Trust would be very interested in receiving further information regarding former pupils and staff at the school.