Thursday, September 13, 2018

Bill Layfield and Beaches School

Bill Layfield recently passed away.  He was a good man.  On his farm is the old Beaches School House. 


Above is the Beaches Schoolhouse. It was on Saint Georges Road a little south of St Georges Church. It was used in the early 1900's and was no longer needed in the late 1920's. Perhaps Miss Mildred Calloway in 1926 was the last teacher the school had.   Beaches school was consolidated into the Delmar school district and the students were bused to the school new school in Delmar.  In 1928 William R Layfield and Lillie Miller were married. and a little later they purchased Beaches school house, moved it to their farm on Delmar road (RT54). They converted the 25 foot by 30 foot school into a house and they raised five children there.  

This is the school in 2010. Years ago a new house was built and the old school was recycled again and moved to the back of the lot to become a storage building with a couple of extensions for tractors. It doesn't look that great but it is over a hundred years old and still standing. 

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