Hugh Boyd Secondary School

Hugh Boyd Secondary School (1960- ) began as a junior secondary school but became a Grade 8 to 12 secondary school in 1996 when all junior secondaries in the district were converted to junior-senior secondary schools.

Hugh Boyd Secondary School in 2004.
City of Richmond Archives
Photograph 2004 43 63.

Hugh Boyd Secondary School, 2004.
Hugh Boyd, ca. 1885.

Hugh Boyd, Richmond's
first Reeve, circa 1885.
City of Richmond Archives
Photograph 1985 19 1.

Hugh Boyd came to Sea Island in 1866 from County Down, Ireland. He and Alexander Kilgour purchased farm land on the south side of Sea Island, and they named their farm Rosebrooke Farm.

Hugh Boyd signed the original petition for the incorporation of the Township of Richmond in 1879 and served as the municipality’s first Reeve (Warden) from 1880 to 1885. During the first year of his tenure as Reeve, Council meetings were held in his farmhouse.