Monthly Archives: April 2014

logbook #2

School log books contain lots of information about absenteeism. This is particularly the case up to 1897 when government funding was in part determined by a school’s attendance record. The log book was the place where a headteacher recorded factors … Continue reading

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logbook #1

School log books are a wonderful source of information for anybody interested in the history of a particular school, what school life was like in an area or just social history in general. In their most basic form they can … Continue reading

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bad boys ?

A handbill from 1767 tells a story of two Colne lads who fell in with a bad lot, followed a crooked path and eventually paid the ultimate price. Thomas and Richard Boys, a god fearing pair from a good home, ended … Continue reading

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