Embroidered Signatures ProjectPenwortham Private School 1910: Cloth

Mount Horrocks Historical Society
Lower North
Penwortham Private School
80cm x 80cm
Historical Period/Date
20th Century (1900-1929 Early)/1910
ID Number
Chain Stitch,Cloths,Stem Stitch,

Physical Description

Square white linen tablecloth with a 4cm hem. A centred double single line square with rounded corners has been worked in red in chain stitch. The text within is very worn and reads "M. A. Roach, Elder Grove, Penwortham 1910". All signatures are worked in red stem stitch. Each corner contains a small stitched oblong cartouche containing the names of the four girls who waited on table.

Theme and Purpose

Commemorative School commemorative cloth presented to Miss Mary Ann Roach, School Teacher, Penwortham Private School, on the occasion of her 50th birthday in 1910.


Below are the names that have been transcribed from this object. Multiple instances of a name on one object is indicated by a bracketed number after the name. A name in bold appears on other objects. Click these names to see the other objects.

Aitchison, C

Barber, C

Barber, C (2)

Barber, H

Barber, M

Barber, M (2)

Barber, N

Borowski, P P

Bristow, M R

Brysky, J A

Coles, A B

Coles, A M

Coles, Edith

Coles, G A

Coles, J W S

Coxen, E H

Duke, A T

Fryan, D

Fryer, M R

Hardacre, H A

Hardacre, Violet

Hicks, M M

Hill, Annie

Hill, E

Hill, Galer

Hill, L K

Hill, Rowland

Jenner, S H

Jordan, A L

Jordan, B

Jordan, E S

Jordan, L

Kitson, B

Kitson, E

Kitson, J S

Nicholas, G

Nicholas, M

Nicholas, M E

Nicholas, W H P

Pascoe, R

Penna, U

Penna, Una

Penna, W H

Phillips, A E

Phillips, A J

Phillips, H A

Phillips, L M

Richardson, Bee

Richardson, Elsie E

Richardson, J H

Richardson, S E

Roach, J

Roach, M A (Elder Grove Penwortham 1910)

Roach, S

Robins, W G

Rundle, P E

Simpson, C M

Sluggett, E G

Sluggett, R L

Smith, Hurtle

Smith, J S

Smith, M B

Smith, R A M

Smith, S J

Trestrail, E M

Trestrail, J

Trestrail, L

Trestrail, N J

Trestrail, R P

Trestrail, Stephan

Wyman, E S