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Longfields photo trail

Public meeting at the Ragged School The Association was established in April 1952 and the founders wanted to engage with more families who had children with cerebral palsy.  They also wanted to gain wider support in establishing a school in Wales for these children.  A public meeting took place with parents and other guests including… Continue reading Longfields photo trail

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Association Year Books

As with similar organisations Longfields produced a series of Year Books and between 1959 and 1999 there were a total of  twenty-nine books printed.  The Year Books are a valuable resource when researching the history of the organisation as they give an insight into the day to day life of the organisation, the issues they faced and… Continue reading Association Year Books

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Why did Longfields start?

Towards the end of the Second World War there was significant legislative change and one of the reforms to emerge focused on education.  The 1944 Education Act aimed to give equality of opportunity to all children, providing a structure for free education for children from nursery level upwards.  Responsibility for providing education lay with local… Continue reading Why did Longfields start?