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Hay British Infants School 19
Regaled with tea and cake

  Bootlaces and toothbrushes
Three entries of no great significance and separated by many years are shown here because they make delightful reading today, and illustrate some of the charming cameos which can often be found in School Log Books.
Hay British
Infants School
Log Book
School log book entry 
  The first is from 28th October 1892 and refers to one of the treats regularly provided for local children, often by the local 'gentry':
"After school hours on Friday the Infants were regaled with tea and cake".
County Archives
School log book entry 
  This entry dated 30th May 1902 presents a picture of a class of little children battling earnestly with the complexities of threading the laces of the high boots of the time ! It reads:
"Completed songs entitled 'Little Bo-peep, and 'A Little Cocksparrow'; and introduced the new occupation Bootlacing". 


School log book entry 
  A later extract from 28th April 1927 presumably records a way of making dental hygiene more attractive for the little ones !
"Tooth brushes received for children joining the Tooth Brush Club". 
  There are 19 pages on the Hay British Infants School. Use the box links below to view the other pages.