Old Monovians Association; History of the School

George Monoux - Conclusion

" FLOREAT ! "


Here, then, I close the record of George Monoux and his benefactions to Walthamstow, with the hope that this Tudor worthy may long be remembered as a famous man in our town, which was his home ,'and resting-place four hundred years ago. This sentiment is expressed in the school song, which has been used during the last 30 years at all the school functions :-
" May Monoux School for ever stand
To bear its founder's name :
Known far and wide throughout the land,
From England's shore to India's strand
A monument of fame."

The author expresses his indebtedness to Mr. V.Hopwood for the use of the excellent photographs of the Almshouses and of the interior of the old Grammar School, and to the proprietor of the " Building News" for permission to reproduce the exterior of the Grammar School in the High Street.

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