Lindisfarne College was a private school or independent school. It was founded in 1891 in Westcliff-on-Sea in Essex, England. In 1940 Lindisfarne College moved from Westcliff to nearby Creeksea Place, but during the Second World War the building was requisitioned by the military and the school transferred to Newburgh Priory at Coxwold in Yorkshire.
In 1950 the school made its final move to Wynnstay in Ruabon, Wrexham, which had once been the ancestral home of the Williams-Wynn family. The school itself closed due to insolvency in 1994, and its last home was converted into luxury apartments.
Here are some of the many faces that have attended Lindisfarne College (Wynnstay Hall) Ruabon. If you recognise any faces and would like us to add names let us know using the pic no or name.
A small selection of the most notable former pupils are:
Peter Lewis, British Army officer and journalist
Penny Rimbaud, writer, poet, philosopher, painter, musician and activist
Mulatu Astatke, jazz musician
Laurence Gower (1913-1997), academic and Vice-Chancellor of Southampton University from 1971-79 and notable for the Gower Report on financial services
Charles Lowick Higgie, Cheshire & North Wales Chess Champion, 1980 and 1990. Cheshire County Councillor 1997-2001
Many of the pictures were supplied by Maria Autiero who was the House Matron for many years.
Built in the late 1700s the circular structure was used as the parish lock-up. It’s construction includes squared pecked sandstone blocks, ashlar cornice and domed roof with central lipped opening in the dome. The small [more]
This collection of pictures from the Imperial War Museum demonstrates what everyday life at the Wynnstay Arms, Ruabon was like in 1944. Source: WARTIME PUB: EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE WYNNSTAY ARMS, RUABON, DENBIGHSHIRE, WALES, UK, [more]
The Williams Wynn family of the Wynnstay in Ruabon Emerged as one of WALES’s wealthiest families in the early 18th century, A status they were to retain for over 200yrs. Sir Watkin Williams Wynn was [more]