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Linstead is a town in St. Catherine Parish, Jamaicamarker in the West Indiesmarker. Popularized in the song "Linstead Market." (1991 pop. 14,144), on RR, and 12 mi/19 km NNW of Spanish Townmarker.

Close to Ewartonmarker and Windalco Ewarton works, a large Aluminum plant employing many of the local population. Often employing a job share scheme as work in the area is scarce.

Schools in Linstead

"Linstead School"

"Linstead School" Currently know as Linstead Primary and Junior High

The Odyssey in part

Nestled in the heart of what used to be St. Thomas-Ye-Vale, now in the Parish of St. Catherine, is the history of “Linstead School”, one of Jamaica’s oldest elementary learning institutions. This school dates back to the 1900’s when the acquisition of one room wooden structure on three-quarter acres of land gave birth to an organized learning facility that would be called “Linstead School”. To add to the geographical location it began on Main Street, Linstead in North-West St. Catherine, near to the hospital and the Police Station. Today, this site is home to Linstead Health Centre on what is now known as King Street. Linstead Government School was the first documented name; however, the school was always referred to as “Linstead School”, a name still used today. “Linstead School” or “the Old School’s” first head-teacher (Principal) was teacher Marsh. Very little is mentioned of him except that he was the first head teacher of the small school for which he would head the list of early pioneers. He apparently retired in 1923 according to informal interviews and oral sources.

More about one of the oldest government elementary schools in Jamaica [169651]

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"Dinthill Technical High"
"McGrath High School"[169653]
"Charlemont High"
"Rosemount School"
"Victoria All Age"[169654]

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