Allerton High School

Workday Wednesday – Barbara Dale Snape (1919-2001)

 

Barbara Dale Snape is my wife’s 3 cousin 1x removed. I posted recently about her sporting achievements while at university – see here.

Apart from her sporting achievements Barbara also had a successful career in education following graduation from university.

The following article appeared in the Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer on 25 May 1955.

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Recommended as head mistress

A former head girl of Allerton High School, Leeds, and a graduate of London University, Miss Barbara D Snape, daughter of Mr and Mrs Frank Snape, of Alwoodley, Leeds, has been recommended for the post of head mistress of Pontefract Girls’ High School.

Miss Snape is at present in charge of senior history at Queen Ethelburga’s School, Harrogate, where she is a house mistress.

She was formerly a stroke in the London University women’s boat crew and has also rowed for Cambridge University women against Oxford University women.

Pontefract and District Girls’ High School was established in 1912 and closed in 1987. Some notable former students are:-

Jane Brooke – crime writer
Barbara Castle (Baroness Castle of Blackburn) – politician
Jane Collins – MEP, UKIP politician

Sports Centre Saturday – Barbara Dale Snape (1919-2001)

Sports centre Saturday is a daily blogging prompt used by many genealogy bloggers to help them post content on their sites, talk about family members’ love of sports or athletic endeavours.

Barbara Dale Snape is my wife’s 3rd cousin 1x removed. Their common ancestor is Martha Espley, my wife’s 2x great grandmother.

Barbra was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire on 24 December 1919 to parents Frank Snape and Susan Dale.

I recently found the following article from the Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer of 2 March 1942.

Barbara D Snape - 2 March 1942

Inter-University Women’s Boat Race

Cambridge beat Oxford by three lengths in the inter-University women’s boat race at Oxford on Saturday. A Leeds student and former head girl of the Allerton High School, Barbara D Snape, was a member of the winning eight. It was the second time she had shared in the success against Oxford, for she stroked the London University women’s crew which defeated Oxford last year. She graduated at Westfield College (evacuated to Oxford) and is now training for the Diploma of education at Cambridge.

There will be another post about Barbara in a few days.