Mr Croot – 1932

Goytrey Headmaster Retires After Forty Seven Years Service.

William Croot

Mr W. J. Croot retired from teaching at Goytrey Council School on Wednesday had completed over 47 years, 43 of which had been in Monmouthshire.

He was apprenticed as pupil teacher to the Bedminster Boy’s British School, Bristol in 1873.

In 1877 he gained a Queen’s Scholarship, First Division and proceeded in due course to Borough Road T raining College, London, where he spent two years.

At the close of his college career he was appointed headmaster of Govilon British School and held this post for five years.

In June 1885 he became headmaster of Goytrey British School. Several of the pupils of Mr Croot gained scholarships either at West Monmouth School or at the County School for girls and at Abersychan H E School.

On Wednesday evening a presentation was made to Mr and Mrs Croot in the form of a mahogany chiming clock, subscribed for by the staff, school, and friends of Goytrey School.

Mr A.E. Stock, Little Mill made the presentation and hoped Mr and Mrs Croot would live many years to enjoy their well deserved retirement.