Photographs are released from the 1907 official opening of Sale school

By Peter Trollope at

Trafford Archives have released these pictures of Springfield Council School, taken on the opening day of the school –  110 years ago today.

It was a very important day for the town of Sale and the flags were flying as the great and good gathered around The Boys entrance for the official opening. It followed years of campaigning from the local community for a school that could develop the potential of the children in Sale.


The school opening day in 1907


It certainly has through the years  – and transformed itself  from the Council School to the excellent Primary School in the heart of town.  Trafford Archives have released these pictures on their Twitter  account of the opening,

The Boys entrance to the school