Llanidloes National School - Infants
|The dam builders
The records of the day to day life of schools in the early days of formal education to be found in School Log Books can also, in many cases, tell us a great deal about the community as a whole.
The state of the local economy at various times is frequently reflected in the log books, as in the example shown here.
This entry was written on 13th April 1894, and it reflects
the local significance of the massive scale of the civil engineering
works, which began around this time, for the construction of
the Elan Valley dams
and the necessary infrastructure of roads and railways:
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