History boys create museum at Sandbach School
Sandbach School’s museum has been opened by Fiona Bruce MP, after almost a year in the making.
The project’s inspiration originally came from sixth form history students Tom Wade and Will Murphy.
Their dedication caught the interest of Fiona Bruce who officially opened the facility.
The museum was only able to come about thanks to the enthusiasm of students at the school and the commitment of its alumni, the Old Sandbachians.
Tom and Will had previously set up a ‘pop-up’ museum and its success inspired a more permanent fixture for future generations, aptly situated within the grounds of the historic Sandbach chapel, itself steeped in history.
The school’s rich and varied history is now on display including cricket blazers, blueprints and trophies stretching back to the 1830s.
Other highlights include a ‘Headmaster’s Award’ given for literature to F. Lunt, who later fought and died in WW1, and exercise books dating back to the 1880s.