The new Archives display for the spring term is now up on the main Library display board. It features the girl’s boarding school, Milton Mount College, evacuated to the RAC, 1915-1918 for the 1st World War.
From 1914 to 1922 the Royal Agricultural College closed and the premises were used to house a girl’s school, Milton Mount College, that needed to be evacuated from the South Coast.
MMC was founded in 1873 for the education of the daughters of Congregational ministers and was designed to train its pupils as teachers.
Various pressures lead to its eventual closure in 1960 but it does have an old girl’s association and an Archivist who has supplied us with some fascinating records of its years here !
Also, on display you can view the Miltonian Magazine, information about School life at Cirencester and a letter home from a Milton Mount College schoolgirl describing her night-time adventures at RAC.