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Llanidloes National School 11
Children leaving the town

  Destruction by fire
More references to the varying fortunes of the local industries from the School Log Books of the National School are shown below. The first of these mentions the disastrous fire which destroyed the Cambrian Flannel Mills in 1889.
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Log Book
School log book entry 
  This entry, dated 1st December 1889, reads:
"Very poor attendance all last week on account of an epidemic of 'Nettle Rash' among the children, and also this morning consequent upon the destruction of the Cambrian Factory by fire on Saturday night".
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School log book entry 

Another stoppage at the Van Lead Mines, this time in 1891, is mentioned in the extract shown above, plus a reference to one of the frequent downturns of the flannel industry experienced by the Glyn Mills in Llanidloes.
"Attendance very poor on account of the cold weather, especially in the morning. Children leaving the town on account of stoppage of the Van Mines and Glynn Mills. Progress irregular".

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