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logbook #4

Here are a selection of entries from the Christ Church School logbook 1871-1901, including death, bad weather, a mother kicking up a stink, punishments, treats, epidemics and bunking off to see the circus.   21 Dec 1871 – A treat … Continue reading

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the building of Christ Church School #1

January 2016 will see the 175th anniversary of the opening of Colne Christ Church School. With a strong determination to bring the word of god and a basic general education to the children of the poor in that part of … Continue reading

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logbook #3

I feel sorry for the small animals at Laneshawbridge village school. Not the current bunch – if they have any – but those in 1932. The headmaster wrote on 13 Sep, “Mr Pelham, school caretaker reports to me an outbreak … Continue reading

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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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