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Betty Tew


Silver Spoon

Colour photograph of the upper profile of Betty Tew holding a silver spoon.
Betty Tew holding the silver teaspoon her mother was given. © Carl Rose

My mother, Lucy Burkinshaw, attended Pye Bank Primary School as a small girl. In 1902 she was given a small silver-plated teaspoon, possibly to commemorate the coronation of King Edward VII. I think all children must have been given one. The inscription on the spoon reads 'Pitsmoor Schools, June 26th, 1902'. Lucy was nine at the time. She lived on Grove Street in Woodside.