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Llanidloes National School
The great heat, 1886

  Talking about the weather
Such are the variable delights of the British climate that it is usual to find many references to the weather, and to its effect upon attendances, in School Log Books.
The first entry seen below is a relatively rare specimen!
National School
Log Book
School log book entry 
  A complaint about the heat, recorded on 22nd July 1886:
"Work in school very difficult owing to the great heat. Thermometer at 85 degrees".
An example of the more frequent type of comment, dated 9th February 1917, is shown below.
County Archives
School log book entry 

On 22nd July 1886 the entry read:
"Very cold during the week, with hard frost, thermometer below freezing point every morning on assembly. Many children suffering from chilblains".

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