Powysland College of Art
A school of art was built in Salop Road, Welshpool, in 1884, as part of the museum and library built by the Powysland Club. It was financed largely by public subscription. Classes, including lectures on agriculture, were held in both the day and evening right up to 1907. It attracted students from a wide variety of backgrounds, as can be seen from the following entries from the school register showing admissions for 1891.
Powys County Archives
Many of the students were girls and most
came from Welshpool itself. Sarah Thomas' father was a builder:
Doubtless Sarah's training in art would assist her as a pupil teacher.
Another student was William Wilkinson, the son of a railway clerk:
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