James Peacock was born in Ruddington in 1585, leaving for London when he was 14 years old where he became a highly successful leather merchant. He made an endowment in his will of a farmhouse in Ruddington to be used as a school for boys of the village and appointed Trustees to manage his legacy.
Today, James Peacock Educational Foundation continues this tradition as a Charitable Trust. Each child who lives in Ruddington is eligible, at the age of 11 years, to receive a gift from the Trust in the form of a Bible, calculator and dictionary.
Do you know any young person whose birthday is between 1 September 2005 and 31 August 2006 and who lives in the parish of Ruddington, but attends a school outside the parish?
The Trustees of the James Peacock Educational Foundation are aware of the eligible children attending St Peter’s School, but do not have details of those young people living in the village but attending schools elsewhere. We would like to ensure that all eligible young people in Ruddington receive their gift from the Foundation.
If you are aware of a child born between these dates, then please make a written application giving the name, date of birth and school attended to: Mrs K Robertson (Secretary), 74 Musters Road, Ruddington, Nottingham NG11 6HZ no later than Monday 19 June 2017. Please note that applications received after this date cannot be considered.