|In 1892, a new Headmistress came to Husborne Crawley School, Miss Elizabeth Ann Sharp. Her assistant was Miss Dickens who worked at the school until her death in 1918.
Miss Sharp was headmistress at Crawley School for 29 years. On the event of her death in 1928 the following report appeared in the Woburn and District Reporter.
|Death of Miss E. A. Sharp
Schoolmistress at Husborne Crawley for 29 Years
The death took place at Woburn Sands early on Sunday morning of Miss E A Sharp, who resigned her headship of Husborne Crawley School at the end of July 1921 having held that position for 29 years.
Prior to 1892 Miss Sharp was head teacher at Ditchling, Sussex. She would have reached her 72nd birthday on May Day. Miss Sharp was the daughter of the Ridgmont village blacksmith, the late Mr J W Sharp, and by dint of hard and continuous labours passed several examinations successfully, and in the end gained her certificate.
She was a painstaking, hard working teacher of the old school, and was a trusted and valued worker in Husborne Crawley throughout the long period she was there. She did not take kindly to the new regulations imposed by the County Authorities, always favouring the old School Board conditions. She was an earnest churchwoman, and until indifferent health hindered, was a regular worshipper at church. During her latter years at school she was the recipient of numerous letters from old scholars, thanking her for the training she had given them when scholars at the old village school. The funeral took place at Ridgmont on Thursday in the old churchyard.