By Katie Kelly
for The Limerick Post

ROYERSFORD PA – Education in the Royersford and Spring City areas has changed greatly over the years.

In the 1800s all education was private. In Spring City, the first public school was located in the Lyceum Building on Main and Hall Streets. In 1849 the school was moved to the Union Meeting House. It would be moved again to another building until the Church Street School was created in 1872. It was enlarged 20 years later so it could fit all 12 grades. A new high school on New Street opened in 1929 and the Church Street School closed.

The Royersford Public Library building was once a grade school.

In 1830 in Royersford, a new grade school on at Fourth and Washington Street was built. Today it is the Royersford Public Library.

It wasn’t until the fall of 1931 until the new Royersford High School for juniors and seniors was put in place. Currently, it is used to educate the eighth graders of the Spring-Ford School District.

Editor’s Note: The Post thanks Spring-Ford High School student Katie Kelly for this bit of Limerick (PA) Township history. Katie aspires to be a writer and journalist; her mother, Beth, is a well-known photographer and marketing expert. Together they are producing historical notes for The Post, which are published on Wednesdays.

Photo by Beth Studt

The Victory Bank.

HARRISBURG PA – Joseph Bergquist of The Victory Bank in Limerick has been appointed to the Grassroots Advocacy Committee of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association (PBA). The committee coordinates the association’s grassroots contacts program, which consists of volunteer bankers who meet with state and national legislators to explain and discuss issues effecting the industry and consumers.

Bergquist’s two-year committee membership begins Jan. 1. He is a vice president and commercial relationship manager at the bank, and specializes in commercial lending, commercial real estate lending, and Small Business Administration (SBA) loans.

The PBA, located in Harrisburg, is the state’s major banking trade association. It provides government relations representation on behalf of the industry in Pennsylvania, and offers extensive continuing education programs for bankers.

POTTSTOWN PA – Continental Bank, which operates a branch office in Limerick PA and is headquartered in Plymouth Meeting PA, has named Joseph A. Trianosky as its vice president of commercial real estate, it announced Oct. 6 (2010).

Trianosky, of Pottstown PA, formerly worked as vice president and relationship manager for commercial real estate and construction lending customers at First Niagara. Earlier, he was with Mellon Bank as assistant vice president and relationship manager, primarily serving customers in the New England and Atlanta, Georgia regions.

Trianosky holds a Bachelor of Science degree in real estate from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA in finance from Temple University.

Continental Bank is a $495 million community bank with 10 locations that was formed in September 2005.

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