What is the correct dutch spelling, Zondagsschool of Zondagschool? Although modern spelling has a double 's', we nevertheless opted to use the spelling of as used in the minutes in 1924: 'de Zondagschool vereeniging te vóór Lintelo'
The property has history dating back to early last century. For many years, it served as a Sunday school for youth from Lintelo. Sandra was born in Lintelo at the Sondernweg and also used to go to the Sunday School: "My parents were caretakers for years, they made the stove and put the shutters open on Sundays. In 1996, when the Sunday School Association was lifted , they acquired the property. It was than used for parties and music rehearsals. "
In the hamlet Lintelo were formerly two Sunday schools . De Oude Zondagschool was built in 1924 and was called 'te vóór Lintelo' (before Lintelo), which changed over the years to Zondagschool 'Lintelo Veur'. The school originally had two classrooms and is quite more spacious than most traditional Sunday schools in the area of Aalten. Originally there were nine, usually with only one classroom.
In 2000, De Oude Zondagschool became a listed building because "It's a good example of a traditional school of the early 20th century. The striking location is of particular interest to the original character of the area. It is important to keep visible the development of education in the municipality of Aalten in the twentieth century"
In 2008 we started to make plans. After consultation with the municipality, we concluded a holiday home was the best possible scenario. However, the property was not isolated , and there was no upper floor. It became apparent a big redevelopment was needed. For more information on the recent redevelopment, see the Facebook page of De Oude Zondagschool.
This picture from winter 1939/40 we received some time ago. It is the oldest picture we have of De Oude Zondagschool until now. After all, it was not very common to take pictures in a church or Sunday school. If you have an old photo of De Oude Zondagschool and want to share with us, please send us an email. We appreciate this very much.
After years of preparation a new phase of the history of De Oude Zondagschool started on on June 20, 2014. This beautiful and special place is now a holiday home. We hope our guests will have many beautiful experiences and stories.