Information found in ‘Mansfield The Last Century’ published by The Old Mansfield Society tells us that the first Mansfield School Board was elected in 1898 and took control of elementary education in the town. To help plan a building policy the Board took a census of school age children and this resulted in Rosemary Street Elementary School being opened in 1900. It catered for boys, girls and mixed infants. Throughout the years until its closure a few years ago, many pupils and staff went through its doors, and there will be an abundance of memories still around. Below are two photographs of staff people may remember.
The site of Rosemary Street School is now housing accomodation (flats).
‘Mansfield The Last Century’ published by The Old Mansfield Society has an interesting section on Education 1891 – 1991